SOURCE: San Diego Ad Club

San Diego Ad Club

May 13, 2011 06:00 ET

San Diego Ad Club Celebrates 100-Year Birthday Party, San Diego's Top 100 Brands at Ad Bash Party June 2

Public Event to Include Voting on 'Brand Diego' Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - The San Diego Advertising Club, as part of its year-long centennial celebration, is throwing itself a 100-year birthday party, dubbed "Ad Bash," from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the San Diego Zoo's Zoofari outdoor patio area in Balboa Park. The public is invited to attend the event, which also will celebrate San Diego's Top 100 Brands.

Attendees to "Ad Bash" will include not only the public, representatives from San Diego's Top 100 Brands, Ad Club members and local marketing professionals but also live animals as well as out-of-town conventioneers attending "ADMERICA," an annual meeting of advertising professionals worldwide hosted by the American Advertising Federation, (AAF) an advertising industry trade group. Among the activities for its 100-year history celebration, the San Diego Ad Club, an AAF member, is hosting this year's AAF's international conference, to be held June 1 to 4 at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

At the "Ad Bash" event, guests will be invited to vote for "Brand Diego" awards using a "People's Choice" format. Entries for the "Brand Diego" awards were culled from the Ad Club's recently announced list of 100 most influential and recognizable San Diego brands of the past 100 years. Guests will be asked to vote for "Brand Diego" awards according to 10 different categories, including best historical brand, San Diego's best spokesperson and global impact.

Admission includes dinner, entertainment and a free San Diego Zoo admission ticket valid through Sunday, June 5. Attendees can enter the zoo beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Ticket cost begins at $95 for Ad Club members and $125 for non-members. Table sales and sponsorship opportunities are available. To reserve seats, phone (619) 255-2281 or visit www.sandiegoadclub.com.

The San Diego Advertising Club, founded in 1911, is the largest and oldest local networking and professional group for local professionals in advertising and marketing and related communication fields.

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