BOSTON (CBS) – Think of the amount of advertising you see every day. Every TV spot, every billboard, every pop-up ad. Of course they’re trying to sell you products, but there’s no denying that advertising is also a part of our culture – created by talented, creative people whose goal is to enlighten, engage and entertain while selling you stuff.
Many of the movers and shakers who have inspired consumers around the world live and work right in our own backyard here in Boston.
It all started a century ago, when a local organization was founded, dedicated to the advancement of a brand new art form: The Art of Advertising.
This is the story of Boston’s Ad Club and the men and women who for over a century have moved the industry forward, making a difference here in the community.