University of Wisconsin–Madison


Oh look, you’ve stumbled upon Advertising Club! You probably want to know more! Well, here’s what we’re all about!

Advertising Club is rooted in building the next generation of advertising professionals. Our goal is to prepare our members for the advertising world with unique and formative experiences, similar to that of an agency.


We invite a variety of talented professionals from all spectrums of advertising, marketing and communications to discuss the pathways they took into their current careers as well as tricks and tips on how they navigated their specific fields. Join us for weekly speaker meetings in 2195 Vilas Hall every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. Don’t forget to grab some free pizza too! 🍕🍕🍕


In Agency you have the opportunity to work with real businesses and organizations around campus in creating your own advertising campaign with other Ad Club members to grow your advertising portfolio. You and your team will have individual agency positions including an Account Manager, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, Copywriter and Production Director.

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When there’s not a pandemic, Advertising Club goes on an in-person agency tour once a semester – usually to Chicago, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis. This semester, we will likely be doing a virtual agency tour, it’s all the information you need – now from the comfort of your own home.


Do you like meeting new people, free food, or just having some fun? We’ve got you covered. Each semester we host events ranging from resume reviews, to game nights, to mixers at the Nitty Gritty. Join us for some good times!


Fill out our membership form here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a membership fee?

Yes. Membership dues are $50 for the ENTIRE school year! Dues cover the cost of every meeting, club swag, agency tours, socials, networking opportunities and more!

What majors fit with ad club?

Most of our members are current/prospective students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or the Wisconsin School of Business. However, we have many communication arts, graphic design, creative writing and psychology students join the club, too. If you consider yourself an innovator, creator, outside-of-the-box thinker, designer or producer, you’ll fit right in.

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