about us

We are the Greater San Francisco Ad Club. Born in 1906, and active continually since then, we are a network of like minded creative professionals. We have built an agenda for affecting the future, and a forum for sharing the best and most innovative work in the Bay Area - and by extension, The World. We create communities, we run an awards show that is judged by icons, and that creates real progress in a craft and a career. We create events that allow us all to meet and connect and become one with the most thriving creative community in the business. We are from the agency world, the brand world, the technology world and a vast community of students and emerging creatives. As creative professionals we acknowledge that this place is unique, and that as a part of this community, the work we do should add up to more than just increased shareholder value. We work to support causes that matter, and we affect change by doing what we do best - making messages that spread ideas. We believe firmly that great work that means something makes for interesting careers and larger lives. Let’s meet up. Let’s be GREATER together.

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2016 SF Addy Winners

SILVER

Poster-Campaign
Barrett SF
Barrett SF "Holiday Cards"

Print Campaign, Magazines
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
California Milk Processor Board "Food Loves Milk"

Ambient Media - Single Event
BBDO San Francisco
Uncle Ben's "HomeworkDirect"

Out-Of-Home, Poster-Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Cheetos "Chester for Mayor

Out-Of-Home, Poster-Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
California Milk Processor Board "Food Loves Milk

Out-Of-Home, Poster-Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
California Milk Processor Board "Food Loves Milk"

Out-Of-Home Campaign
Venables Bell & Partners
Thumbtack "We Know a Guy"

Online/Interactive, Consumer Site
Venables Bell & Partner
REI "#OptOutside"

Online/Interactive, Microsites
Venables Bell & Partners
Reebok "Be More Human"

Online/Interactive, Social Media, Multiple Platforms
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Ad Council "I Am A Witness"

Online/Interactive, Social Media, Multiple Platforms
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Cheetos "Chester for Mayor"

Online/Interactive - Branded Content & Entertainment
BBDO San Francisco
Seeds of Change "Endangered Eats"

Online/Interactive - Branded Content & Entertainment
BBDO San Francisco
Uncle Ben's "HomeworkDirect"

Radio, Single Spot - over :30 seconds
Barrett SF
TiVo "Slow Talkers"

Television Single Spot – Up to 2:00
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Adobe "Dream On"

Television Single Spot – Up to 2:00
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Adobe "The Launch"

Television Single Spot – Up to 2:00
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Sonic "Focus"

Television Single Spot – Up to 2:00
Venables Bell & Partners
Google My Business "City Gym"

Television-National Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
California Milk Processor Board "Food Loves Milk"

Television-National Campaign
Venables Bell & Partners
Conoco "Your Car Knows"

Television-National Campaign
DDB
Clorox "Bleachable Moments"

Television-National Campaign
BBDO San Francisco
Wells Fargo "Working Together"

Internet Commercial, Single Spot – Any Length
BBDO San Francisco
Seeds of Change "Endangered Eats"

Internet Commercial, Single Spot – Any Length
Heat
EA "Madden: The Movie"

Online Film, Video & Sound Campaign
GREY San Francisco
Norton by Symantec "Santa Got Hacked"

Branded Content & Entertainment, Online Single Spot – over :60
Barrett SF
Bleacher Report "Sports Alphabet"

Online/Interactive - Branded Content & Entertainment Single Spot
BBDO San Francisco
Seeds of Change "Endangered Eats"

Cross Platform Consumer Campaign-National
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Ad Council "I Am A Witness"

Cross Platform Integrated Branded Content Campaign
GREY San Francisco
Norton by Symantec "In Search Of The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet"

Cross Platform Integrated Branded Content Campaign
Heat
EA "Madden NFL 16"

Cross Platform Online/Interactive Campaign
Heat
EA "Madden NFL 16"

Cross Platform Online/Interactive Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Ad Council "I Am A Witness"

Advertising Industry Self Promotion Integrated Campaign
John McNeil Studio
"2K at 15"

Elements of Advertising, Copywriting
BBDO San Francisco
Barbie "Imagine the Possiblities"

Elements of Advertising, Cinematography
GREY San Francisco
Norton by Symantec "In Search Of The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet"

Elements of Advertising, Animation or Special Effects
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Ad Council "I Am A Witness"

Online/Interactive - Mobile Interaction
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Doritos "Jacked3D"

GOLD

Guerrilla Marketing Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Doritos "Rainbows"

Ambient Media - Single Event
BBDO San Francisco
Seeds of Change "Endangered Eats"

Online/Interactive - Branded Content & Entertainment
GREY San Francisco
Norton by Symantec "In Search Of The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet"

Television Single Spot – Up to 2:00
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Comcast/Xfinity "Emily's Oz"

Television-National Campaign
DDB
Slim Jim "Snap Into a Slim Jim"

Internet Commercial, Single Spot – Any Length
Venables Bell & Partners
Google My Business "City Gym"

Online Film, Video & Sound – Campaign
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Sonic "Sipsters"

Branded Content & Entertainment, Online Single Spot – over :60
Heat
EA "Madden: The Movie"

Branded Content & Entertainment For Television
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Comcast/Xfinity "Emily's Oz"

Integrated Branded Content Campaign
Venables Bell & Partners
REI "#OptOutside"

Online/Interactive Campaign
Barrett SF
Bleacher Report "Sports Alphabet"

 

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Best of Category OOH&Ambient
Doritos “Rainbows”
(24B - Guerilla Marketing Campaign)

Best of Category Online/Interactive
Norton “In Search of the most dangerous town on the internet”
(B45 - Branded Content & Entertainment for Online/Interactive)

Best of Category Film, Video & Sound
Sonic “Sipsters"
(55B - Online Film, Video & Sound Campaign)

Best of Category Cross Platform
REI “Opt Outside”
(72 - Integrated Branded Content Campaign)

 

 

BEST OF SHOW

Best of Show Professional
REI "Opt Outside”  
(72 - Integrated Branded Content Campaign)

Judges’ Choice
Slim Jim "Snap into a Slim Jim"  
(52B - Television-National Campaign)

Judges Choice
Xfinity "Emily’s Oz"  
(52A - Single Spot – Up to 2:00)

Judges Choice
EA Sports "Madden: The Movie"  
(58B - Single entry – more than :60 seconds)

join the club

Greater San Francisco Ad Club is the place creative people meet, network, learn, teach, and help promote and protect the creative community, our craft and our industry. We are a community of creative professionals, educators, vendor and service providers. We are also your connection to organizations like the American Advertising Federation.  

Benefits of joining

  • Exposure to the insights of a network of professionals
  • Connecting socially and professionally in the greater bay area ad community
  • Discounts on club programs and mixers
  • Reduced entry fees for the ADDY® Awards, with a chance to compete at the national level
  • Discount rates to attend the AAF National Conference
  • Educational outreach, including the annual National Student Advertising Competition
  • Recognition for industry contribution and accomplishment
  • Recruitment opportunities for your business or organization
  • Career opportunities within the advertising community

MEMBERSHIP PLANS AND PRICING

Student / Educator Membership - $75 / year Select
For people teaching at or attending an accredited ad program or ad school.  
Individual Membership: $150 / year Select
We are all individuals, but some of us work solo, Lone wolf, or we just don’t identify as being part of a company machine. For Individuals like you, we’ve created this tier of membership that gets you all of the effectiveness without the corporate fluff.  
Corporate Membership: (see below)  
Our corporate membership prices are tiered to suit the needs of three sizes of company, from the scrappy collective to the agency or brand behemoth.

 
  Level 1 – $350 / year for a company with 2-9 employees Select
   
  Level 2 – $500 / year for a company with 10-24 employees

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  Level 3 – $1000 / year for a company with 25 + employees Select
   

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Greater San Francisco Ad Club • PO Box 2690 • San Francisco, California • 94126

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