The year was 1910. Shoeless Joe Jackson was pitching for the New Orleans Pelicans. Storyville, the city’s notorious red light district, was still going strong. And Louis Armstrong was just another nine-year-old kid from Back of Town. Jazz had been on the scene for about ten years, but it wasn’t the only thing that was hot in New Orleans in 1910. There was a happening ad scene as well. As a result, The Advertising Club of New Orleans was born. Today, our group has the distinction of being one of the oldest business organizations in our 300-year-old city, as well as one of the oldest ad clubs in the country.
In 1927, The Advertising Club of New Orleans joined the American Advertising Federation, a 50,000-member organization divided into fifteen districts. The Ad Club of New Orleans is part of the 7th District of the AAF, comprised of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and southern Louisiana.
For over a century, The Advertising Club of New Orleans has worked to increase advertising knowledge, provide a clearinghouse for ideas, bring together users and producers of advertising, and foster integrity in the industry.