A group of business people meets regularly in New York City to discuss the advertising business. They name themselves Sphinx Club, which became the Advertising Men's League in 1906, and then, yes ladies, ADVERTISING Club of New York in 1915. AD Club launches a series of talks at NYU that becomes the first formal teaching about advertising to be offered by an educational institution. AD Club forms The Advertising Vigilance Committee. It's the first truth in advertising practice, which is now a hallmark of consumer protection. The Committee evolved into today's Better Business Bureau. AD Club launches an advertising and marketing course to train World War I veterans. Today, the faculty of A&M 101 features advertising's biggest names. The class has given more than 50, 000 people their first glimpse of the business. AD Club begins playing host to Presidents, princes and international dignitaries. Honored guest speakers have included Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, Hoover and Coolidge, The Prince of Wales, Commander Richard E. Byrd, and New York Mayors Walker, Wagner and LaGuardia. AD Club founds the Advertising Hall of Fame to immortalize industry giants. In 1973, the Hall of Fame was turned over to American Advertising Federation AD Club introduces International ANDY Awards. The ANDYs celebrate great advertising and the people who create it. Winners receive the famous Oscar-style ANDY head as well as the coveted Championship ring, created in 2003 by Honorary Chairman Alex Bogusky and his agency Crispin, Porter + Bogusky. AD Club Foundation is born. The mission: support the educational needs of the advertising community and encourage promising young talent to pursue careers in the industry. So far the Foundation has collected $1.5 million, helping more than 700 New York City students. Club celebrated its 100th anniversary with "Night of 101 Stars." Guests included Bruce Barton, Charlotte Beers, Bill Bernbach, Jay Chiat, Phil Dougherty, William Randolph Hearst, and Annie Leibovitz. Advertising Week in New York spotlights the influence of advertising. AD Club hosts The Stars of Madison Avenue: Business of Celebrities. The awards presentation honors the successful unions of brand and celebrity. Honorees have included BMW, American Express, The National Fluid Milk Processing Board, Nike, L'Oreal, VISA, Accenture, Pepsi, Alka-Seltzer, Pizza Hut, Hanes, Johnson & Johnson, and MTV. ADVERTISING Club is the premier organization for all communication professionals in New York. Club offers its members a forum for exchanging ideas, career development, making connections, recognizing excellence and giving back to build a stronger advertising and marketing community. The AD Club's Board represents an amalgam of senior executives from agency, corporate and media sectors who have demonstrated commitement to the future of the industry and the goals of Club. The team works as a unit The AD Club while each member has specific roles and responsibilities to keep the organization professional and vibrant. ADVERTISING Club Foundation AD Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Club, develops and administers educational outreach programs including scholarships and summer internship positions at the undergraduate level. Advertising Person of the Year/ Silver Medal Award The Advertising Person of the Year/ Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 by American Advertising Federation to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising industry. From The International ANDY Awards to NY Magazine Day, our events give sponsors the opportunity for name exposure among targeted and influential groups. And branding is just the beginning.