Adcraft members come from all segments of the advertising and marketing communications industry, ranging from top-echelon clients from the automotive industry and other industries, advertising agency and media executives to new professionals.
The Adcraft Club of Detroit is the catalyst that brings together the Detroit advertising and marketing communications community to exchange ideas, support and educate our membership and young professionals, recognize and celebrate great work, and foster creativity in our various crafts and our greater community.
We encourage and advance a vibrant creative, advertising and marketing communications community throughout the Detroit region and provide member value through career services, industry connectivity, professional development and philanthropy.
Adcraft coordinates numerous social and civic events geared toward ramping up the networking possibilities of those in the Detroit area — partnering with leaders in the technology, automotive, and advertising space.
Our renowned D-Store is the one-stop shop for all things D Show. Replicas, posters and more.
“The advertising industry’s best and brightest, exchanging great ideas since 1905.”
Educating our members is one of the most important benefits the Adcraft Club provides. It is our goal to provide advanced educational opportunities that serve the entire spectrum of our membership, from student to entry-level to seasoned professional.
Scholarships – Adcraft Foundation raises money each year in an effort to provide several scholarships to deserving advertising and marketing students from in Michigan colleges and universities. The scholarship entries are collected in the fall, and scholarships are awarded the following spring at an Adcraft meeting.
AdCon Career Conference – An annual must-attend event for students considering the fields of advertising and marketing, AdCon hosts more than 200 students from area colleges and universities who are interested in learning more. Students are able to hear what agency life is like from some of the area’s top professionals, with a focus on dialogue between presents and students, as well as network and receive resume / job search critiques.
ADvance – Open to members only, this 10-week program runs each spring for newer professionals. Each week is devoted to a different aspect of the business, and the group travels to different agencies, media outlets and more to meet other real-world practitioners and learn techniques for career advancement. The curriculum is designed to be particularly relevant to those with five years experience or less.
Executive Learning Series – Each year, we host a series of four learning sessions designed to meet the needs of even seasoned veterans. These sessions are developed with the intent of keeping our members current and ahead of the curve with respect to new technologies related to the field (e.g. mobile apps, privacy issues, etc.)
Managing Partner, Brogan & Partners
“So proud of our D Show win with Enough Said. Love working with clients where we can make a difference.”
Partner/Creative Director, Brogan & Partners
“Having been part of the Adcraft D Council since the beginning, I was so thrilled for us to win Best of Show this year.”
Partner/Media Director, Brogan & Partners
“Having opportunities to network and form great relationships with our media vendors gives us a better product for our client.”
Partner/Director of Account Service, Brogan & Partners
“Adcraft gives an abundance of opportunities for young professionals to network and grow.”
“My membership in Adcraft was the best decision I made throughout my entire collegiate career. If it weren’t for the members and events, I do not believe I would have been able to secure a full time position in this very competitive job market.”
Digital Analyst, Organic, Inc.
“Adcraft has brought me enormous reward and value over the years – I can never pay it back – but I am working to pay it forward.”
Adcraft President 2010-2011
“I have been a member of Adcraft since my first day in the business. If you are looking for professional fulfillment, to be recognized for your achievements or just want to be a member of a group that wants you too, Adcraft is for you. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no reason not to join Adcraft.”
Adcraft President 2012-2013
“The strength of Adcraft is its ability to provide relevant, informative industry information to its members and the community. I have also enjoyed the social aspects of the organization and the ability to network with colleagues and other professionals.”
Senior Manager, Kellogg North America Media, Kellogg Company
“I attended my first Adcraft meeting as a college senior. The keynote speaker was the president of The Budd Company, a D’Arcy MacManus Masius (now Leo Burnett) client. I was wowed by the multi-media presentation. That was a pivotal moment in my decision to make advertising my career… and coincidentally my first job was at D’Arcy.”
EVP, Group Account Director, Leo Burnett