Yes, membership has its benefits!

When you join the Philly Ad Club—currently 2500+ members strong—you join a community of influential advertising, marketing, public relations and media professionals working together to improve and promote the advertising / communications industry. And, your membership provides you with an opportunity to connect with people you need to know in an enlightening, entertaining and educational environment.

Member Benefits & Discounts

  • Discounts on all Ad Club events including the ADDY Awards, Summer Outing & Auction, Holiday Party and Luncheon Programs.
  • Access to our free professional workshops on cutting-edge topics throughout the year
  • Listing in the Philly Ad Club Electronic Membership Directory, a virtual “who’s who” in the region’s communications industry.
  • Free subscription to the bi-monthly Philly AD NEWS magazine, Greater Philadelphia’s Most Comprehensive News Source for the Advertising and Communications Industry
  • Social activities. . .the network within the network is always there. Tap into events where more gets swapped than business cards.
  • Opportunities to network and gain visibility through committee involvement
  • Employee Benefits through USI Colburn
  • Opportunity to link your company’s web site in the Online Regional Advertisers Agency Directory.
  • Philly Ad Club 2.0 (young professionals) and Philly Ad Club Students–a subgroup of the Philly Ad Club that offers you a community tailored to the needs of young professionals and students in the communications industry.

Membership Categories



Corporate membership dues are based on the total number of employees within the member company. All employee members of the Philly Ad Club qualify for discounted rates on programs and special events. All memberships purchased as corporate are the property of the company and can be transferred within the company at any time.

Tier 1 $550
Companies with 10 or less employees – Allowing 5 full corporate members
Tier 2 $1,100
Companies with 11-50 employees – Allowing 10 full corporate members
Tier 3 $2,200
Companies with 51-100 employees – Allowing 20 full corporate members
Tier 4 $3,300
Companies with over 100 employees – Allowing 30 full corporate members

As a Corporate Member, your company can choose up to the allowed number of employees, based on the level of membership, as full corporate members. These individuals receive membership to both the Philly Ad Club and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) – our national trade association.

You may also choose affiliate members up to the total number of employees within your company whose job description is typically associated with the activities of the Ad Club. Affiliate members are entitled to membership in the Philly Ad Club only.


This membership is specifically designed for advertising, communications, and/or marketing departments at a college or university. As an Academic Member, your college or university identifies up to five individuals. These five receive membership to both the Philly Ad Club and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) – our national trade association.


This membership is designed for adverting/ communications professionals, freelancers and consultants. You receive membership to both the Philly Ad Club and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) – our national trade association.


This membership is specifically designed for individuals who are 35 years or younger. This membership category is available only to new members and may not have been a member for the past two years. YP members are entitled to membership in the Philly Ad Club only Verification of age is required.


Student Memberships are designed for individuals at the undergraduate or graduate level in a 2-year or 4-year college or university in any major. Student members are entitled to membership in the Philly Ad Club only. Staff or Faculty Referral Required Student Members of AAF/ or school is a Philly Ad Club Academic Member – $10 – All college students who are active members of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) or school is an Academic member can join the Philly Ad Club.


This membership is a cooperative membership agreement with several other associations that serve the marketing and advertising industry as a way to provide broader benefits for its members.  This is reciprocal agreement between the Philly Ad Club and four other associations: Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS), Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA), and the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia (ADCP).  Associate members are entitled to membership in the Philly Ad Club only. Available to new members only. Anyone who is a member of any one of these four other organizations and is not a member of the Philly Ad Club, can join the Philly Ad Club for $50 for their first year of membership.

How To Apply


To become a member of Philly Ad Club today, please complete our simple online application. You will be given the option of paying by credit card or sending in a check. By applying online, your membership will be approved automatically and you will begin receiving your membership benefits today.



To download a copy of our membership application and submit your application by mail, please reference the PDFs below. For applications submitted by mail, please allow up to two weeks for processing or apply online today.



Download Benefits


Download Academic Membership Benefits

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