Lew Klein, Philly TV Pioneer and Temple icon

With fondest memories, the Philly Ad Club remembers Lew Klein who died this past Wednesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer article, below, gives an overview of his vast contributions to the industry and to Temple University.  He was also very active in the Philly Ad Club over the last several decades. For example, while President of  the … Continued


Category changes, entry deadlines, and location for 2019 awards announced   The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today two new categories and the entry deadlines for the 37th Annual Mid-Atlantic EMMY® Awards. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter will remove one category and add two new categories bringing the total number to 80. … Continued

LinkPHL, City of Philadelphia, and African American Museum in Philadelphia Launch Photography Series to Rediscover Black History

To celebrate Black History Month, LinkPHL kiosks will display photos from the Museum’s collection highlighting major moments during the1960s civil rights movement in Philadelphia   LinkPHL, the City of Philadelphia, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) launched “Rediscover Black History,” a campaign that brings historic photography of the civil rights movement in Philadelphia … Continued

PPRA Honors Meryl Levitz with 2018 Gold Medal Award

The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will present the prestigious 2018 Gold Medal Award to Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments leave a lasting impact … Continued

We’re saddened by death of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

We’re saddened by the death of Gerry Lenfest. Watch for the September Philly AD NEWS for our tribute. Below is from the Philadelphia Inquirer:   Peter Dobrin / Staff Writer, pdobrin@phillynews.com Sunday, August 5, 2018 H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, 88, who substantially remade the educational, cultural, and media sectors of the city and well beyond to … Continued

SMG names new GM for Convention Center

Senior executive Kelvin D. Moore will move from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Philadelphia in July SMG, the world’s leader in public facilities management, has selected a new top executive to lead the helm of its operations at the 2 million-square-foot Pennsylvania Convention Center.  SMG, which is based in West Conshohocken, Pa., has overseen the day-to-day … Continued

Catalyst Outdoor divests select assets to Lamar and Clear Channel

Catalyst Outdoor, which was started in 2009 by Crystal Crawford, Patrick Wolfington, and Thaddeus Bartkowski built the largest outdoor digital signage network in the Philadelphia DMA. Focusing on the desireable suburb demographic Catalyst’s portfolio of digital assets was not only the largest but also covered the entire market. Lamar Outdoor (LAMR) and Clear Channel Outdoor … Continued

Bonnie Grant to be inducted into PPRA Hall of Fame

The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will induct Bonnie Grant, Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, into the PPRA Hall of Fame. Date and time of the induction ceremony will be announced soon. The PPRA Hall of Fame recognizes Public Relations professionals whose accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to the profession. The Award is … Continued

Winter Olympics content to be featured on Intersections digital screens

Winter Olympics Content to be Featured Across New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia Content Includes Olympic Highlights, Medal Counts, Nightly Broadcast Previews, Schedules and More NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has partnered with Intersection, a smart cities technology and media company, to feature exclusive PyeongChang Olympics content across thousands of digital … Continued


CALL FOR PHILLY AD CLUB MENTORS:   Do you remember being a recent college grad eager to get into advertising but not seeing a way in? Were you ever a new professional looking to change careers? You may have found, like many, that it can sometimes be comparable to getting into show business because… it’s … Continued