Annual Events

ADvance - The Adcraft Club Study Program – Adcraft's signature education program, participation in ADvance is open to Adcraft Club members only.  While it is open to all members, the curriculum is designed to be particularly relevant to Adcrafters with five years experience or less. Each of the 10 weekly sessions is devoted to a different aspect of the business, with real-world practitioners at real-world locations providing a comprehensive overview of the industry as it exists today.

AdCon Career Conference – Each fall the Adcraft Club hosts a conference that provides advertising students and other aspiring individuals an opportunity to learn more about careers in advertising from some of the area's top advertising executives, with a focus on dialogue between the presenters and students.

Adcrafest – A nationally famous golf outing that attracts 300 golfers and dinner guests to Detroit Golf Club every summer.

April Foolishness – Adcraft's unofficial kickoff to spring, it's not only a great party and networking opportunity, but also a silent auction for hard goods, tough-to-get tickets, and opportunities to spend quality time in informal settings with leaders of the Detroit advertising community and much, much more.

Oktoberfest – One of Adcraft’s biggest parties of the year, Oktoberfest features an overflow crowd, plenty of camaraderie, great German food and, of course, the occasional adult beverage!

StorySLAM - Thanks to your friends at Adcraft Club and AIGA Detroit, you can put your life's moments to good use at our industry flavored storytelling events. There is a new theme each time where contestants are given five minutes to tell the most awesome and hilarious moment that has ever surfaced in their life or career. A panel of judges score the stories and winners walk away with fantastic prizes. Don't feel like telling a story? Come anyway, take in a drink or two, cheer on our contestants and socialize with other industry dwellers.

The D Show – Coordinated by The D Council, a committee of the Adcraft Club, The D Show is an annual celebration of Detroit’s creative spirit, recognizing the “best of the best” of our work over the past year. View highlights from the 2012 D Show. To order D Show merchandise, visit the D Store.

Bowling – The Adcraft Bowling League was founded in 1924 and today has over 100 members. It’s a co-ed league, and it doesn’t matter if your average is 100 or 200 - each team gets a handicap to level the playing field. Each team consists of seven men and women, but only five bowl each week, which allows for rotating so that everybody gets a night off. Interested in having more fun than is typically allowed under Michigan law? The league begins in September and continues through April. For more information or to join the fun, contact League President Paul Gross.

PM Advalanche Ski Trip – Ready for a weekend getaway? Then you’re ready for Adcraft PM’s annual Advalanche Ski Trip! This event takes place every January.  Each guest gets two nights lodging and can spend the day hitting the slopes or relaxing in the spa. The weekend includes dinner and social events at the local bar.

PM Billiards Tournament – Pull out the chalk and sharpen your shots; this year, it’s your turn to win the tournament! The first break happens mid-January at Snookers in Royal Oak and continues every Wednesday through mid-March. Teams may consist of a minimum of four players and a maximum of eight. Each player can play a maximum of two games per evening, and co-ed team members must play two out of three games. A raffle is held each week with various prizes donated by the advertising community. Raffle proceeds go to local charities in need.

PM Project Playground – Volunteer with Adcraft PM; give back to your community by helping to clean up a neighborhood park! Volunteer a few hours of your day to re-paint the playground equipment and dispose of the trash, leaving an environment for children and families to play. This fun, volunteer activity is a great networking opportunity and rewarding for all involved.

PM Beginning of Summer Party – Come to the biggest Adcraft PM event of the year! Join hundreds of advertising professionals from all over the Detroit area for a fun night of mingling, drinking, dancing, eating, and having a blast! Food and drink specials are provided, and the DJ spins all night!

PM Red Hot Summer Party – Heat of the summer got you down? Then head over to the PM Red Hot Summer Party and cool off with some drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere with hundreds of the area’s ad professionals. A charity raffle is held to benefit Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack to help provide backpacks and school supplies for low-income children prior to the start of the school year.


PM Golf Trip / Wine Tasting – Michigan is known for its array of beautiful golf courses. Advertising professionals are known to love golf. Join your fellow colleagues for a weekend getaway doing what we love at one of the prettiest courses in the state! Don’t golf? You can still participate, because the weekend also includes a wine tour/tasting for those of us who’d rather hold a stem than a club! The weekend includes a two-night stay, 18 holes of golf (or admission to several wineries), lunch and transportation to social events.

PM End of Summer Party – Where did the summer go? Wherever it went, that's cause for merriment. Come to Adcraft PM’s last party of the summer! What better combo than a beautiful outdoor patio and all of your closest advertising friends? The party includes good food, great music, stellar people and drink specials to match.

PM Halloween Party – With tricky costumes and lots of treats, the annual Halloween Party is a fun-filled night! Complete with a costume contest and a scary venue that resembles a haunted mansion, you don’t want to miss this spooky night!



PM Gleaners Food Bank Drive - During the holiday season of giving, PM gives back to the community by volunteering a few hours of their time to help organize food donations at one of the local Gleaners Community Food Banks. This work to help fight hunger is a contribution that is greatly appreciated by the organization and the community members in need it serves.

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