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.



2019 National ADDY Award Winners from GSFAC

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
“Project Dead Zone”

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
“Project Dead Zone”

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
“Data in Dollars”

J. Walter Thompson
“Living Wine Labels”

Square, Inc.
“Sister Hearts”

Venables Bell & Partners
“Playstation Store “Bazaar””

“Marvel Strike Force”

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
“Secret Screens”

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
“Cheetos Vision”

Student Silver
Frans Ahlberg, Acaademy of Art
“ASPCA x Runtastic”

Student Gold
Deepika Desai, Miami Ad School
“Bolo by Google”

Student Gold
Hatem El Akad, Miami Ad School

SF Show 2018


Tentative Schedule, Exact dates and times TBATentative Schedule, Exact dates and times TBA

March, 2020 American Advertising Awards Gala
April, 2020 Student Portfolio Review
May, 2020 How to work with sound/music and visual effects agencies
June, 2020 Summer Kick-Off Social Event

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


Join Now For Discounts Throughout the Year
Student / Educator Membership - $75 / year Select
For people teaching at or attending an accredited ad program or ad school.  
Individual Membership: $150 / year
(May bring one additional guest at membership prices)
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
(up to four employees can attend events at membership prices)

Level 2 – $500 / year for a company with 10-24 employees
(up to eight employees can attend events at membership prices)

  Level 3 – $1000 / year for a company with 25 + employees
(up to fifteen employees can attend events at membership prices)

not quite ready to commit?

Join our email list for updates on events, programs and competition, so you’ll be connected to the GREATER creative community. You can change your subscription at any time.

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contact us

Greater San Francisco Ad Club • 220 S Livermore Ave. #1165 • Livermore, CA 94550

Phone: (888) 528-9278   Email: /

privacy policy

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If you register for a Greater San Francisco Ad Club meeting or conference online or offline, email or otherwise contact us with a request or comment we may use any information provided to update already existing information. Registration or other information provided may be retained and used as described below. You may request that your information not be retained or utilized by Greater San Francisco Ad Club by notifying us at gsfac.office@gsfac.org.

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Greater San Francisco Ad Club is not responsible for the privacy policy of the third party to whom we forward your request/complaint. We will not forward your request if you ask that we not do so.

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We make every reasonable effort to insure that all information in our care remains accurate and complete and that all information is protected from unauthorized access and use.