The OAAG serves as an advocate for the outdoor advertising industry in the state of Georgia representing industry interests before the Georgia Legislature as well as the Georgia Department of Transportation.
We work to promote and preserve the business of outdoor advertising with due consideration of the public interest and welfare; to provide programs of education, information and research in order to engender a better understanding and greater appreciation of the outdoor medium; to advance the common interests of the broad spectrum of those engaged in the business of outdoor advertising recognizing the particular diversity of business characteristics within the industry; to cooperate with local, county and state authorities in regulating outdoor advertising within the State of Georgia; and to establish and maintain liaison with other professional, governmental, business organizations and related industries.
Convention and Exposition
The OAAG hosts an Annual Convention and Exposition each Fall including educational seminars and opportunities for supplier companies to exhibit their products and services. Every year we welcome State legislative leaders, outdoor advertising regulators from the Georgia Department of Transportation, and persons involved with Georgia outdoor advertising activities who participate in our convention and appreciate the opportunity to network with our members.
Each year the OAAG hosts a Legislative Day at the Capitol In providing an opportunity for OAAG members to meet both formally and informally with legislators and government officials who play a vital role in determining the future of our industry.
Members are briefed on current issues of importance and equipped with the tools needed for successful meetings with their legislative delegation. Our members pride themselves at being well-informed on current legislative issues affecting the outdoor advertising industry.
Public Service Program
The OAAG considers the support of civic, charitable and governmental projects necessary for local communities to develop and grow.
The OAAG public service program is a statewide effort in which members provide public service space to qualifying organizations in order to communicate important messages to the motoring public. By participating in the OAAG public service program, members enjoy the benefit of always having worthwhile copy close at hand to post on available boards. In addition, the program serves as a venue for implementing press conferences and gaining positive media exposure.
Most importantly, the OAAG public service program exemplifies the desire of the outdoor advertising industry to be a good community partner.
Each Plant with offices and all or most of its outdoor advertising displays located in Georgia, which meets other membership requirements, shall be categorized as a Plant Member. Plant members have full voting rights and privileges.
Associate membership may be granted to any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization of good character, which is directly related to outdoor advertising (such as suppliers, lease holders, vegetation related experts, legal representation). An operator of an outdoor advertising plant cannot be considered for associate membership. Associate members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of Plant members.
Affiliate membership may be granted to any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or organization of good character, not directly related to outdoor advertising but interested in its development (such as advertisers, advertising agencies and other users of outdoor advertising). Affiliate members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of Plant members, except the right to vote or to hold office.
Non-profit affiliate membership may be granted to any agency, association or organization involved in not-for-profit activity, and interested in outdoor advertising (such as public service clients and community social services). Non-profit affiliates shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of Plant members, except the right to vote or to hold office.
A distinction granted to certain members of the outdoor community who have been a part of great advancements or success in the outdoor industry.
Small Operator Member
A Small Operator Member is defined as operating 25 advertising faces or less and shall have all the rights and privileges of a Plant member except the right to vote or to hold office.