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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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The Greater SF Ad Club Is pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Speaker Series:

 

Breaking into the Ad Industry

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American Advertising Awards District 14 Winners From San Francisco

Professional Winners

Award: Gold
Entrant: Funworks
Category: Internet Commercial
Entry Title: Watch Dogs Legion 101
Client: Ubisoft
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Art Direction—Campaign
Entry Title: Brandless
Client: Doritos
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Art Direction—Campaign
Entry Title: Shoppable Holiday Windows
Client: PayPal
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Innovative Use of Interactive/Technology
Entry Title: Dalí Lives
Client: The Dalí Museum
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Mobile Interaction
Entry Title: Dalí Lives
Client: The Dalí Museum
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Social Media, Campaign
Entry Title: Parental Controls
Client: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
Entry Title: Dalí Lives
Client: The Dalí Museum
Award: Gold
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Mobile App
Entry Title: Lessons in Herstory
Client: Daughters of the Evolution
Award: Gold
Entrant: Heat
Category: Online/Interactive Campaign
Entry Title: Making Consent Common Sense
Client: Let’s Get Consensual
Award: Gold
Entrant: Heat
Category: Microsite
Entry Title: We Are Their People
Client: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Award: Gold
Entrant: Heat
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Online/Interactive
Entry Title: We Are Their People
Client: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
Award: Silver
Entrant: Gold Front
Category: Cinematography—Single
Entry Title: BAND – What Matters Most
Client: NAVER Corp.
Award: Silver
Entrant: Gold Front
Category: Out-Of-Home Campaign
Entry Title: Sir Kensington’s Abandon All Bland
Client: Sir Kensington’s
Award: Silver
Entrant: Gold Front
Category: Cinematography—Single
Entry Title: GiftNow – The Exchange
Client: Loop Commerce
Award: Silver
Entrant: Gold Front
Category: Internet Commercial
Entry Title: GiftNow – The Exchange
Client: Loop Commerce
Award: Silver
Entrant: Gold Front
Category: Video Editing
Entry Title: GiftNow – The Exchange
Client: Loop Commerce
Award: Silver
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Internet Commercial Campaign
Entry Title: Parental Controls
Client: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Award: Silver
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Regional/National Radio Commercial :30 Seconds or Less
Entry Title: Brandless
Client: Doritos
Award: Silver
Entrant: Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Category: Out-Of-Home Multiple Installations
Entry Title: Shoppable Holiday Windows
Client: PayPal
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Online/Interactive
Entry Title: Own Your Worth
Client: UBS
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Animation, Special Effects or Motion Graphics
Entry Title: Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel: Loser Tears
Client: PepsiCo
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Branded Content & Entertainment for Online/Interactive
Entry Title: Mountain Dew: Camo
Client: PepsiCo
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Consumer Website
Entry Title: Making Consent Common Sense
Client: Let’s Get Consensual
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Regional/National Television Commercial
Entry Title: Be There
Client: USGA
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Animation, Special Effects or Motion Graphics
Entry Title: Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel: Win Sauce
Client: PepsiCo
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Social Media, Campaign
Entry Title: Selling Texas to Texans
Client: The State of Texas
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Microsite
Entry Title: Own Your Worth
Client: UBS
Award: Silver
Entrant: Heat
Category: Social Media, Campaign
Entry Title: Be There
Client: USGA
Award: Silver
Entrant: HUb
Category: Out-Of-Home Campaign
Entry Title: Monterey Bay Aquarium OOH Campaign
Client: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Award: Silver
Entrant: HUb
Category: Radio Advertising / Local Campaign
Entry Title: Access to Excellence Radio Series
Client: Stanford Children’s Health
Award: Silver
Entrant: HUb
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility – Out-Of-Home
Entry Title: Monterey Bay Aquarium OOH Campaign
Client: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Award: Silver
Entrant: JUST Media
Category: Campaign
Entry Title: Powerful Truths
Client: Looker


Student Winners

Award: Gold
Entrant: Aron Ramstedt
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Rethink
Award: Gold
Entrant: Aron Ramstedt
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Entry Title: Unlabeled
Award: Gold
Entrant: Aron Ramstedt
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Digital Creative Technology
Entry Title: Rethink
Award: Gold
Entrant: Divij Prakash
School: Academy of Art University
Category: App
Entry Title: Google Sign Assistant
Award: Gold
Entrant: Frans Ahlberg
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Cinematography
Entry Title: The Fisherman
Award: Gold
Entrant: Frans Ahlberg
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Art Direction
Entry Title: The Fisherman
Award: Gold
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Connor Witt and Renny Eackelbary
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Guerilla Marketing Campaign
Entry Title: Run The World
Award: Gold
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Connor Witt and Renny Eackelbary
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Run The World
Award: Gold
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Donghoon Lee and Erica Yoshimura
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Web Banner Ads or Website Takeovers
Entry Title: The Parallax Banner Ad
Award: Gold
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Donghoon Lee and Erica Yoshimura
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Guerilla Marketing
Entry Title: Time To Act
Award: Gold
Entrant: Judikael Le Bayon
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Burger King – Ghosted
Award: Gold
Entrant: Veronica Alcocer
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Television
Entry Title: Off the Wall, Always
Award: Gold
Entrant: Veronica Alcocer
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Art Direction
Entry Title: Off the Wall, Always
Award: Silver
Entrant: Camilo Rayo
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: We Bring You The Perfect Fit
Award: Silver
Entrant: Elin Lindeberg
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Outdoor Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Proud Neti Potheads
Award: Silver
Entrant: Elin Lindeberg
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Proud Neti Potheads
Award: Silver
Entrant: Felix Lundqvist
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Integrated Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: The Invitation
Award: Silver
Entrant: Felix Lundqvist
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Poster Campaign
Entry Title: Unbound Creativity
Award: Silver
Entrant: Felix Lundqvist
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Book Design
Entry Title: The New Normal
Award: Silver
Entrant: Felix Lundqvist
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Digital Creative Technology
Entry Title: The Invitation
Award: Silver
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Donghoon Lee and Erica Yoshimura
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Digital Creative Technology
Entry Title: The Parallax Banner Ad
Award: Silver
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Donghoon Lee and Erica Yoshimura
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: Television
Entry Title: Time To Act
Award: Silver
Entrant: Hatem El Akad, Refaat Rico, Ahmed “Reef” Radwan, Abdo Soliman
School: Miami Ad School San Francisco
Category: App
Entry Title: Panic Aid
Award: Silver
Entrant: Ian Blackley
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Outdoor Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: The Royal Divorce
Award: Silver
Entrant: Jay Lee
School: University of San Francisco
Category: Direct Marketing
Entry Title: Break the Stigma
Award: Silver
Entrant: Ma Jesswa Sinaca
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Magazine Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: Blue Shield of California
Award: Silver
Entrant: Sarah Gamez
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Packaging
Entry Title: Bookkeeper’s Cask Whiskey
Award: Silver
Entrant: Sofia Wiklander
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Magazine Advertising Campaign
Entry Title: The best thing since sliced bread
Award: Silver
Entrant: Sophie Thunved
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Magazine Design
Entry Title: Le Petit Parisien
Award: Silver
Entrant: Sophie Thunved
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Editorial Spread or Feature
Entry Title: Silenced Forests
Award: Silver
Entrant: Vi Vo
School: Academy of Art University
Category: Art Direction
Entry Title: Shades of Vietnam



 

2020 Greater San Francisco Ad Club American Advertising Awards

Videos

Professional Competition (01:30:23) StreamDownload 1.8GB

Student Competition (43:54)StreamDownload 651MB

 

Results

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New Events to be announced soon!

join the club

It has been a hard year for everyone and the Greater San Francisco Ad Club is making preparations to launch full steam ahead as it becomes safer to get together. As we ramp up programming soon, we would like to honor the advertising community and its struggled over the last year by offering discounts on our memberships. These discounts are only offered for a limited time and then we will return to our regular prices.

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

Join Now For Discounts Throughout the Year

Professional Memberships

Individual Membership: Save 50% – $75 / first year (regular $150/year)
May bring one additional guest at membership prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.

Corporate Membership: (see below)

Level 1 – Save 42% – $200 / first year (Regular $350/year) for a company with 2-9 employees
Up to four employees can attend events at membership prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.
Level 2 – Save 40% – $300 / first year (Regular $500/year) for a company with 10-24 employees
Up to eight employees can attend events at membership prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.
Level 3 – Save 50% – $500 / first year (Regular $1,000/year) for a company with 25 + employees
Up to sixteen employees can attend events at membership prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.

Educational Memberships

Student Membership – Save 20% – $40 / first year (regular $50 / year)
Any student at an accredited college, university or trade school (including art, film and photography schools). Member may attend events at member prices. No guests of members at this level may receive event discounts. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.
Educator Membership – Save 33% – $50 / first year (regular $75 / year)
Any instructor or administrator at an accredited college, university or trade school (including art, film and photography schools). Member and one guest may attend events at member prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.
College/University Basic Membership – Save 33% – $200 / first year (regular $300/year)
Up to four instructors/administrators plus up to 10 students may attend events at student member prices. Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.
College/University Gold Membership – Save 50% – $500 / first year (regular $1,000/year)
All instructors/administrators plus any student may attend events at student member prices (until event is sold out). Discounted price for first year for a limited time. Membership renews at regular rate.

Benefits of Membership

These First Three Benefits Can More Than Pay For Your Membership:

  1. Discounts on club educational and social events
  2. Discount for American Advertising Awards Professional Entries
  3. Discounts on products and services:
  • UPS – Save up to 34-50% on shipping
  • Office Depot - Save up to 80% on preferred products
  • Ad Age – 25% discount
  • SoFi - Discounts on student loan refinancing and personal loans
  • WordStream – Up to 15% discount
  • SmartBrief – Free
  • Associated Posters – 5% discount
  • ASPCA Pet Health Insurance – 10% discount
  • Brooks Brothers 15% Discount
  • Constant Contact – 10% off templates
  • Experian - 15% discount on direct marketing data and services
  • GE Appliances – up to 25% offMSRP
  • Hertz – up to 20% off base rental rates
  • Job Bank – Up to 30% off job postings
  • Lenovo - up to 30% off the everyday public web price of laptops, tablets, desktops
  1. Additional Benefits:
  • Membership in the American Advertising Federation
  • Networking with others in the advertising industry
  • State and National Legislative representation through AAF lobbyist
  • Ability to post to and access online Job board, including internships
  • Discount on AAF National events and conferences
  • Listing in online Membership Roster and ability to access the online roster
  • Ability to join Board of Directors and/or committees as openings are available.
  • College Gold Membership and Corporate Level 3 membership allows one person to sit on club Board of Directors
 

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