About

Established in 1954 as the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago (the BAC), the Media Advertising Club of Chicago continues to grow and change to meet today’s definition of media.  Drawing its membership from broadcast, cable, radio, out of home, and digital, the MAC brings together the best of the best in Chicago’s media industry and related industries as well.

With annual social events and educational seminars, the MAC aims to advance the media industry by providing opportunities for both networking and learning.

The MAC’s annual social events include St Paddy’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Summer Bash, and Gutter Bowl as well as the two annual signature events – the MAC Open and the MAC Holiday Party.

Past MAC educational seminars have brought together panels of diverse viewpoints but with a common theme.  In 2015, the MAC hosted a panel of representatives from both Nielsen and Rentrak.  In 2014, the MAC hosted a panel including the owners of all 5 of Chicago’s professional sports teams.

The MAC partners with various charitable organizations throughout the year.  As part of a long standing partnership with the Lions Club, the MAC donates a portion of the proceeds from its Holiday Party to the organization as well as holds a toy drive at the event itself.

Whether you are trying to break into the industry, looking to advance your career in the industry, or just looking to network with and learn about the industry from the people who live and breathe it every day – the MAC is the club for you!

Members receive discounted tickets to events as well as discounts in and around Chicago from various businesses.  Individual and corporate annual memberships are available.  Reach out to any of the MAC’s Board Members for more information.  We look forward to seeing you at the next MAC event!

-The MAC Board

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