Community Outreach: Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Community Outreach: Ad 2 Tampa Bay

If there is anything the Tampa Bay community is short on, it’s not young, creative people. A great testament to this is the organization, Ad 2 Tampa Bay.

Ad 2 was founded over 50 years ago, on the simple—yet omnipotent—idea of people helping people. Members of Ad 2 share an interest in advertising, but also in harnessing the power of advertising to influence and provoke change in our community.

Ad 2 devotes a lot of time to creating campaigns for community service organizations, as well as other projects to benefit the area. The group also hosts social events to encourage members to get out and network. They do this through a variety of outreach methods: service events, happy hours, agency tours, and more.

Company Man Studios was happy to host a “social” for Ad 2 members. We love any opportunity to showcase our badass space. And, it’s always great to meet other people in our industry, as well as young talent.

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So, after work we dimmed the lights and opened our doors. We poured drinks and freshened up the candy bowls. Furthermore, we did our best to seem cool. Did we mention it was Halloween themed?

Scary kevin with sign

Oh yeah. Did we mention it

There were costumes—and no shortage of creativity. Ad 2 is all about building relationships in, most of the time, a professional setting. But it’s always good to not take things too seriously. Although Rob didn’t win the costume contest for the ’80s version of himself—complete with Farrah Faucet tee shirt and roller skates—everyone still had fun.

Company Man Crew in full-on Halloween Mode

Company Man Crew in full-on Halloween mode


We got to meet some super awesome people doing super awesome things in our community. We can’t wait to see what they do with their talent.