Who we are and what do we do?

We’re a network of students at area colleges and universities in Missouri who are interested in a career in advertising. We represent a broad range of interests in the field of advertising including account service, content development and management, design, copywriting and production, digital marketing and media services.

Our goal is to learn more about career opportunities within consumer, business-to-business and non-profit sectors as we prepare to enter and succeed in the advertising industry.

is this for?

Membership in St. Louis Ad Club is open to all students in Missouri who are interested in the field of advertising. This is a great place for students looking to build their network and get a head start in the biz!

do I join?

Already convinced? Click here to join and start receiving emails about events and activities. Membership is only $30 a year and begins the day you sign up. Wait for it…Are you already a student member of the AAF on your college campus? Awesome, then your Ad Club membership is reduced to ONLY $10 a year.

should I join?

Great question! For students not yet convinced, a membership in Ad Club includes:

  • Social events (Free or reduced cost)
  • Agency tours
  • Exclusive presentations
  • ADDY Awards competition (discounted fee)
Terry Baer, a lifelong supporter and contributor of AAF-Ad Club St. Louis, is fondly remembered through the Ad Club St. Louis Scholarship, in memory of Terry Baer, dedicated to acknowledging aspiring college students seeking a career in the advertising profession.
More on Terry and the Scholarship Application...
Terry led a successful career as Corporate Director for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  He also managed Black-Tie Saint Louis, the publication which covered St. Louis society affairs and events.  Additionally, he was an heir to the old Stix, Baer & Fuller, the St. Louis- based department store chain that operated from 1892 to 1984.  Terry was also committed to the regional advertising community – initially joining the Ad Club as a Lamplighter – it’s a group of young emerging advertising professionals.  Today, Lamplighters are known as AD2 – continuing the tradition of bridging newcomers with seasoned advertising professionals. Apply here for the 2020 Ad Club St. Louis Scholarship, in memory of Terry Baer. Application Deadline November 22 @ Midnight. *Number of scholarships dependent on applicants and their quality of work.*

Bridge Scholarship Applicants 2019

  • Junior/Senior standing OR community college transferring to 4-year.
  • 12 Credit Minimum
  • If applicable.
  • If applicable. Include campus student organizations
  • If applicable.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    From a teacher or faculty member, must be signed. Please submit a PDF titled "LastName_FirstName Recommendation Letter"
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please submit a PDF titled "LastName_FirstName_Essay" 3 Page Maximum. Must have essay topic selection clearly labeled at top of essay. Topics: 1. Why I have selected advertising or marketing as my major and my career 2. How advertising effects the purchasing behaviors of those between the ages of 18 – 22 3. Does advertising influence our lives and perhaps set the agenda 4. What is your favorite ad or advertising campaign and why?
  • If applicable. Not required.
  • Drop files here or
    Any pieces you'd like to submit for review. Not required. 3 upload maximum.
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