Over a dozen top advertising industry leaders in the state have joined forces to launch the Arizona Advertising Guild (AZAG). Founded under the mission of elevating the Arizona advertising market, AZAG works to recruit outstanding talent and top-tier national clients by showcasing successful agencies, impressive client rosters and award-winning creative work.
“As AZAG founding members, we see a tremendous opportunity to recruit high-performing professionals, keep top talent here and attract national clients to Arizona’s thriving advertising community,” said Marianne Guenther, CEO of BIG YAM, the Parsons Agency and AZAG President. “We live in a great state, and the agencies here are doing amazing work; it’s time more people knew about it.”
An issues-driven cooperative of local advertising agencies, AZAG was conceived to highlight the exceptional creative work local agencies are producing for clients, as well as showcase the results that this creative has on a client’s bottom line. The Valley of the Sun is home to more than just 300 days of sunshine – it is also a hotbed of talent, and that’s something the founding members want the rest of the nation to know.
“AZAG members are passionate about positioning Arizona as a leader in the industry and as a market on par with New York, Los Angeles and Chicago,” said Amy Packard Berry, Chief Dynamo of DigitalWire360 and AZAG Vice President. “Our state embraces and supports entrepreneurs and businesses and offers a great quality of life. We want to make sure when decision-makers are considering their options, they add Arizona to their list.”
AZAG is concurrently focused on building its membership and starting efforts to increase top-of-mind awareness of the thriving creative industry in Arizona. Members of AZAG will get the chance to collaborate in a noncompetitive setting with some of the brightest advertising minds in the business and help shape campaigns as the organization reaches out to national media, top talent and big-name brands. To learn more about AZAG and how Arizona is making its mark on the advertising world, visit: azadguild.com
About the Arizona Advertising Guild
The Arizona Advertising Guild was founded in 2017 by a group of enterprising agency leaders poised to compete with LA, Chicago and NY markets. Founding members set out to create an inter-agency collaboration focused on elevating Arizona to its rightful position as a top-tier market for exceptional advertising. The mission of AZAG is to represent, serve and further the collective interests of Arizona agencies. Its members work to: promote Arizona agencies, connect nationwide talent with Arizona agencies, serve as an informational resource for agency and talent, serve as an influencer of state policy affecting the industry, increase the profile of the creative industry in Arizona and advocate for relevant causes that align with our mission. Follow AZAG on social media @azadguild or visit their website.