Advertising Club of Richmond is a volunteer-run, membership organization of Communicators, Creators, Makers and Supporters leading the creative culture in Richmond.

Our mission

Since 1960, we have been...

We’re here to champion the ecosystem’s growth continuously and are on the lookout for the most successful companies, people and ideas in the market to award their success, resilience and positive impact.

Pause Awards is one of the highest accolades in business achievement because entries are evaluated in two rounds by a judging panel comprising leading figures from the business and tech worlds. And they’re all looking for actual, tangible results.

The benefits of entering include:

We have a shared ambition to:

Elevate the quality of our talent's presentation and self-promotion skills
Build awareness for freelancers, sole proprietors, local agencies & studios
Promote the best work from advertising, design, interactive, & production disciplines

We focus on developing authentic connections, talent growth, and highlighting craftsmanship through:

In-person & virtual networking events
Career & studio development workshops
Talks & discussions on the future of the industry
Platforms that showcase & celebrate works

2022–23 Board members

Our Board Members are volunteers on paper but fully embrace the Richmond Ad Club community.

As designers, account managers, photographers, strategists, technologists, small business owners and recruiters outside of the club, every Board Member puts great effort to improve the club daily.


Looking to support the Richmond Ad Club? Check out how you can help.

We are a 501(c)6 non-profit organization that benefits from our community’s monetary and in-kind service contributions—and this kindness allows us to amplify our creative community! The club is dedicated to customizing packages that meet our partner’s specific business goals along with benefiting the community at large. Not only is it our initiative to design valuable packages that provide our sponsors with ROI, but partnerships that are mutually beneficial.