President’s Message

To Members and Friends of the NJ Ad Club,

The season of giving is here and to honor that spirit, we have partnered with Marketsmith to collect new children’s hats, gloves and coats for boys and girls sizes 5-12 to benefit the Bring Dinner Home Fund. Please drop off these items at our end of year Winter Networking event on Wednesday, December 7th at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange from 5:00 to 7:00pm or if you can’t make the event, please visit www.bringdinnerhome.org to find out how you can help this worthy cause. To register for the Networking event, visit our site at www.njadclub.org and scroll to the “What’s New with the New Jersey Ad Club” section and click the registration link.

While we’re celebrating the holidays, I’d like to celebrate our newest members since October:

Jorge Cabrera, Rutgers Business School Alumni Association

Virginia LoManto, NJ Press Association

Michael Nash, NJ Business Magazine

John Serraino, Allied Printing Services

I very excited to share with you some of the press the NJ Ad Club has received lately. The first was a wonderful article about the Hall of Fame Dinner in NJ Biz Daily (read the article here), the second is an article that was featured in the November 21st edition of NJ Biz in their Media and Marketing Spotlight section (subscription required to read the article) and the third is an article that will appear in January edition of New Jersey Business Magazine featuring: Denise Blasevick from The S3 Agency, David Scelba from SGW Integrated Marketing, Nicholas Mamola from Marketsmith, Leon Grassi from the dsm group and yours truly representing the NJ Ad Club.

In other developments, the NJ Ad Club is partnering with the Rutgers Business School for their mentoring program called TeamUP. Rutgers Business School is extending an invite to any NJ Ad Club member with at least 3 years of working experience in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology to share their insights and expertise with current Rutgers Business School undergraduates who need guidance about their future profession. They are now enrolling mentors for the spring 2017 session. For more information or to sign up, go to: https://teamup.chronus.com/p/p1/membership_requests/new. Please contact Sangeeta Rao, Assistant Dean, Rutgers Business School with any questions via e-mail at srao@business.rutgers.edu.

Our next event will be our annual State of the Advertising Industry SmarTalk to be held on January 25, 2017 at the Eisenhower Corporate Park in Livingston, NJ at 5:00pm. As always, feel free to join us at a board meeting before heading off to work. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Comcast Spotlight offices in Bloomfield at 8 am. Details are on the website. We’d love to get your feedback to see if we are meeting your needs and see how we can better serve you.  If you are not a member or if you know friends who are not yet members, we invite you to join today! To contact the NJ Ad Club, please email info@njadclub.org.

Happy Holidays!


Franco Zito, President, NJ Ad Club