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The Philadelphia Advertising Club, a non-profit organization, has served the industry’s professionals with distinction. It is one of the region’s largest and most active trade associations. It represents Greater Philadelphia Ad Agencies, Greater Philadelphia Interactive Agencies, Philadelphia Media Buying Agenices, other specialty agencies, Philadelphia Broadcast and Print Media, and more.
AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice. AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
PFPAUG was formed in order to provide a common ground for the local Flash design and development community. Through the group, members can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of interactive technologies.
The Art Directors Club is the premier organization for integrated media and the first international creative collective of its kind. Founded in New York in 1920, ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect, provoke and elevate creative visual communications professionals around the world. It focuses on the highest standards of excellence and integrity in visual communications for the industry, and encourages students and young professionals entering the field. ADC provides a forum for creatives in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries.
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Great online resource offering information about competitions, job postings. browse and post portfolios, as well as the ability to read many features from the printed Communications Arts’ various publications. CA also offers special student rates for subscriptions via their website!
For over 100 years, The Advertising Red Books have been revered by the advertising industry, providing competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and many more.
The Agency Red Book, an annual publication, is the most comprehensive directory of advertising agencies in the U.S. and Canada, including not just ad agencies but also house agencies, media buying services, sales promotion agencies, public relations firms, a personnel index and an index to services and suppliers for specialized services to the advertising industry such as banners, binders, computer services, computer software, data processing, and voiceovers. In the front of this volume are lists and rankings of the top agencies by various industry categories. There is also a Special Market Index, categorizing agencies by two dozen specialties including Asian market, health care, travel and tourism, etc. There is also a supplement to the annual volume.