It’s easy to talk about the problem of inequity but solving it takes a lot of dedication and money. So, this is a thank you to all the media companies, ad agencies, brands, and our Board of Directors who donate to and purchase from The Ad Club Media Auction. Not only does our Media Auction support one of the most vibrant marketing and media communities in the country, but also supports our scholarship program for first generation students. We are proud to partner with Bottom Line who will help us guide The Ad Club Scholars into and through college and then on to careers in Marketing, Advertising and Media. It’s our way of helping to change the face of Boston Advertising. One face at a time.
Why Donate to The Ad Club Media Auction?
- Develop new partnerships with brands you have not worked with in the past.
- Develop even better relationships with current clients.
- Donors receive benefits such as tickets to events in 2022-2023.
- Gain visibility amongst the Boston Media Community through the auction site, marketing materials, social media, & event promotions.
- Support The Ad Club as proceeds are reinvested in our programming and content.
- Be an integral part of our Diversity Scholarship Program.
Why Buy from The Ad Club Media Auction?
- Test out new media at a low risk and low cost.
- Look like a hero to your clients by saving them a ton of money.
- Support The Ad Club as proceeds are reinvested into our programing and content.
- Be an integral part of our Diversity Scholarship program.
Boston Globe Media
Connection IT Solutions
Disney Music Group
Fresenius Health Care
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Havas Media Boston
Havas Media New York
Hebrew Senior Life
Sony Music Entertainment Nashville
Sony Music US Latin
State of MA
State of Matter
The Preserve Sporting Club
Walden Local Meat
Thank you to our 2022 Media Auction Donors!
101.7 The Bull
89.5 FM Quahog Country Radio
97-7 ACK-FM True Island Radio
All Points Media
Allen & Gerritsen
Bare Tree Media
BLK & Chispa
Boston Globe Magazine
Boston Globe Media
City Business Journals Network
Clear Channel Outdoor
GSTV (Gas Station TV)
Harvard Business Review
Judson Group, Inc.
Redbull Media House
South End News/Bay Windows
The Wall Street Journal
True Island Digital
VDX.tv (Formerly Exponential)
Warner Media Network
WBQT Hot 96.9
WBZ-FM “The Sports Hub”
What to Expect
WKLB Country 102.5
WZRM Rumba 97.7
Yankee Publishing Inc.
Ziff Davis Tech
Board of Directors
John Della Volpe
Media Auction Committee
Jess Anderson - Chair/Havas
Kate Ardini - John Hancock
AnneMette Bontaites - Dow Jones
Adam Chartoff - CVS
Davi Harte - Stop & Shop
Joslin Higgins - iRobot
Lora Logan - The Guardian
Julia Lombardo - Boston Globe Media
Courteney Mitchell - Warner Media
Jocelyn Molla - Hill Holliday
Melissa More - Dotdash Meredith
Kathleen Nagle - Teads
Ryan Patti -Mediahub
Alicia Petersen - Fidelity
Kate Sherrill - GroupeConnect
Sam Thu - AMP Agency
How do I bid on media?It’s very simple. You go to adclubmedia.com, and create an account. Once created, log in and browse media. You can easily place a bid by entering a dollar amount, and confirming your account password. And that’s it!
What are the billing terms?Billing terms are 30 days after the close of the auction (October 7th, 2022). If you decide to “Buy Now” for any items, terms would be 30 days from that purchase date. However, if this is impossible given your company’s internal billing process, we can work with you to find a mutually acceptable solution.
When will my media run?Each media donation will have different specifications based on donors’ availability, but most media will run during the calendar year following this year’s auction. Just make sure to read the description for each item you consider bidding on. The description should give you a clear breakdown of when the media will run, along with any other terms or conditions. And if it does not, you can email Tom Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kate McCabe (email@example.com) if you need any additional information.
Do I pay The Ad Club, or the media company directly?Once the media items are donated to us, they become our property, and thus you would pay The Ad Club directly.
Is there a limit to how many things I can purchase via The Auction?There is no limit to how many things you can purchase in the auction! Please, bid away!
How do I execute the media purchase if I win?If you are the winning bidder for any given item, at the close of the auction you will receive a notification, followed by a formal introduction from The Ad Club to you and the donor for your package. From there, you would work directly with the donor to plan and execute the media purchase based on your needs, and the terms set forth in the package description.
Is there a way to instantly purchase media (as opposed to bidding) if I know I want something?Yes! As with most online auctions, there is a starting price, and a higher “buy now” price. The Buy Now price is still a great value, and is usually set at 50% off the normal rate card value for any given item. If you know you want something, we highly recommend going the “Buy Now” route – it ensures you win the media you want, and you will still get it at a fabulous cost!