Exciting lineup awaits Ad Club members

The directory you hold in your hands right now is just one example of the excitement we're generating as The Advertising Club of Cincinnati enters its second century.

We're going after our goals in a big way.

Our expanded schedule includes 12 months of dynamic luncheon speakers, breakfasts, workshops, educational panels, seminars and social events"”something targeted to everyone from local advertising legends to the industry's newcomers. We're bringing you more options with new programs designed for small businesses, for non-profits, for the folks in sales and creative, and much more.

This month, our Membership Committee"”led by April Rainbolt of Creatives On Call"”is launching a drive designed to grow our group to more than 300 by the club year's end (June 30), and to 500-plus within three years.

Ad 2 Cincinnati, our new group for advertising professionals who are 32 or younger, is off to an amazing start. For the popular ADDY Awards Competition, Greg Fioretti of Northlich is branding a bigger, better event to showcase Cincinnati's most creative works: the ADDY Preview Party, sponsored by Cincy Business magazine and held on the fourth floor of The Gwynne Building (now home to the Ad Club's own office), and the gala ADDY Show at Paul Brown Stadium.

Our Programs Committee, chaired by Cindy Bashore of Northside Films and Barb Eickmeyer of Time Warner Cable, is booking exceptional programs. On December 8, we'll find out all about Ogilvy's Dove "Campaign for Real Women." Women's Business Cincinnati"”through its publishers, Ad Club members Debbie Dent and Vanessa Freytag"”will sponsor the luncheon. We're also teaming with Cincinnati's Better Business Bureau to bring back the Local Advertising Review Panel.

Be sure to read your Ad Club e-mail alerts for more program and social events. And if you haven't yet become a member, join great people in this vibrant, useful organization. Call Executive Director Judy Thompson at 513/984-9990, or go to www.adclubcincy.org.

The best to all,

Jack Streitmarter, President
The Advertising Club of Cincinnati