Advertising Club
Texas State University

Member | american advertising federation

Network. Learn. Succeed.


Helping Texas State students network, learn & succeed since the early 90's.

Ad Club is a student-run organization at Texas State University, San Marcos for students interested in careers in advertising and advertising-related industries. Ad Club is Texas State’s official collegiate chapter of the American Advertising Federation and serves to connect students with the AAF, Austin Ad Fed, and Ad2Austin.

Ad Club’s purpose is to help students network with advertising professionals in Austin and San Antonio as well as nationwide, and be a part of a community of future advertising professionals within Texas State. 

Our goal is to help students hone their networking and professional skills to be applied towards their prospective careers in advertising, including creative, business and account services, research, marketing, media planning, public relations, and multi-media production.




Old Main 320
250 Old Main Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666


Benefits of Membership

Guest speakers

Attending Ad Club meetings is a great way to network with professionals in the industry. We try to always have a good mix of speakers in account, strategy, and creative so there's something for everyone. Show up, get your questions answered, and make connections.


ad 2 austin

An affiliate of the Austin Ad Fed and the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Ad 2 Austin is a community of advertising and marketing professionals, students, and enthusiasts ages 32 and under looking to progress their careers, share their knowledge, and have a damn good time while meeting new people in the industry.

agency tours

One of the best ways to get your foot in the door at an agency is to literally get your foot in the door. Tours take place on Fridays and priority goes to paying members. We've toured some of the biggest and baddest agencies in Austin, along with some small but mighty shops. Opportunities to sign up are announced on Facebook!


austin ad fed

The Austin Ad Fed provides value to members through networking events, volunteer opportunities, educational support, an active job board and a regular schedule of professional development programs. The Ad Fed hosts high-profile, annual events and hosts Austin’s premiere ad industry event, the American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDY’s).


Success is who you know, so get social with us! Don't worry if you didn't get a chance to chat at one of our general meetings; there's always a fun social around the corner. Get to know the officers and your fellow members on a more personal level after hours at happy hour events, river days at Sewell Park, and holiday-themed parties!


american advertising federation

The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 231 college chapters, the AAF provides 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations.


An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
— Bill Bernbach

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Let's Chat.

Use the form below to message us. Please be as detailed as possible. If you're a student, please include your major and why you're interested in joining Ad Club. Response time is usually a business day. 

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