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The Sphinx Club was Born

1896 A group of business people meets regularly in NYC to discuss advertising business. they name themselves the Sphinx Club, which became the Advertising Men's League in 1906, and then, then in 1915 The ADVERTISING Club of New York.

The Clubs Presence

1927 the AD Club begins playing host to Presidents, princes and international dignitaries. Honored guest speakers have included President Eisenhow, Truman, Hoover and Coolidge, The Prince of Wales, Commander Richard E. Byrd, and NY Mayors Walker, Wagner and LaGuardia.

Advertising & Marketing Course Launches

Post WW I Launches a series to educate those returning from the war. The series continues to providing a platform of learning and access to masters. The class have given more than 50,000 professionals their first glimpse into the business.

1964 ANDY

The Club introduces the International ANDY Awards. The ANDYS celebrate advertising and the people who create it. Winners receive the famous Oscar-style ANDY head as well as the coveted Championship rind, created in 2003 by Honorary Chairman Alex Bogusky and his agency Crispin, Porter + Bogusky.

The Club Community has been making connections for years, and continues to do so in a relevant and meaningful way that leads to long lasting business relationships.



Here are the Leaders, Luminaries and Legends who have made their mark at the Club.
C. King Woodbridge
The Dictophone Company
Gilbert T. Hodges
New York Sun
Grover A. Whalen
John Wannamaker
Thomas B. Haire
Haire Publishing
Robert M. Gray
Esso Standard Oil
Fred R. Messner
George M. McMillan

Thomas B. Haire
Haire Publishing
Mervin P. Buckley
United Airlines
Eugene S. Thomas
Bamberger Broadcasting Service
Judy Guerine De Nico
Judy Guerine, Inc.
Wilder D. Baker
Warwick, Baker & Fiore
Tom Watson
Mary Wells
Wells Rich Greene
Bob Mate
Meredith Corporation
Shelly Lazarus
Ogilv & Mather Worldwide
Wenda Harris Millard
Conde Nast
Conde Nast
A.C. Nielsen
A.C. Nielsen Co. 
Milton Mumford
Lever Brothers
Annie Leibowitz
Phil Dusenberry 
Gertrude Crain
Crain Communications
Ralph Ammirati
Ammirati Puris Lintas
Ken Fadner
ADWEEK Magazines
Dr. George Gallup
Gallup Organization
Cliff Freeman
Cliff Freeman & Partners
Ronald Fierman
Digital Pulp
R. Jeffrey Peterson
Joanne Davis
Joanne Davis Consutling
Renee Simmons
JP Morgan Chase
Ian Parmiter 
Discovery Communications
Leslie Winthrop
AAR Partners

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