The Advertising Club of New York Refreshes Brand to Address Changing Industry

New York [Aug. 24, 2017] – The Advertising Club of New York, the 121 year-old non-profit organization serving the advertising industry, today unveiled a new brand identity, logo and website. The new logo was designed by leading B2B agency, gyro New York and utilizes a plus sign to symbolize an expanded membership base, which now includes ad tech, social platforms and media startups as well as agencies and clients.

The Ad Club’s mission is to connect and serve the entire marketing and advertising ecosystem.

Gina Grillo, President of the Ad Club, said: “For 121 years, the Ad Club has connected professionals around a shared experience and passion in the name of exchanging ideas and best practices in business. We now have a brand identity that expresses this at the highest level. The gyro team has been nothing short of spectacular in terms of their strategic and creative excellence.”

The new brand identity and visual language is the first refresh of The Ad Club’s brand in more than a decade. The centerpiece of the logo is the plus sign which links all of the 20-plus powerful Ad Club properties including the prestigious Andy Awards. At the same time, the plus sign also represents what a membership adds to members’ careers as well as what The Club adds to the industry in terms of diversity, education and creativity. Three distinct colors are used to identify the Ad Club’s pillars: Educate (purple), Empower (orange) and Celebrate (pink). The plus sign changes color depending on which pillar is represented in event invitations, news announcements, etc.

Mari Kim Novak, Chairman of The Ad Club’s Board, said: “The Ad Club is a connector. I can’t think of another logo more appropriate for today’s business and how we at the Ad Club work. Thank you, gyro.”

The new brand look-and-feel is being rolled out across all of the Ad Club properties, communications and marketing materials. To kick it off, web site has been fully redesigned and will launch in September. The new site will be supported via digital ads and other channels.

Kash Sree, Executive Creative Director at gyro New York, said, “The logo is based on heraldry which, by definition, is a system that brings families (and in this case also disciplines together). We borrowed a page from history to inform the future of the Ad Club. We were honored to help drive this amazing organization forward.”


About the Ad Club

The ADVERTISING Club of New York is a non-profit organization for corporate and individual members in the advertising, media, marketing and ad-tech industries. We provide education and networking opportunities to enhance professional development, expose members to innovation and technology, and provide access to influencers/companies across the entire advertising ecosystem, from agencies to clients. In addition to our #ImPART ground-breaking diversity programs, we oversee The International ANDY awards.

About gyro

As the world’s first full-service global creative B2B powerhouse, our mission is to create ideas that are humanly relevant. gyro is Advertising Age’s 2016 B2B Agency of the Year and the BMA’s 2016, 2015 and 2014 Global B2B Agency of the Year. Our 700 creative minds in 16 offices work with top companies, including Aflac, Danone, eBay, Google, HP, John Deere, TD Ameritrade, Teva, USG and Vodafone. gyro is a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, which is the 2017 MediaPost Holding Company of the Year.