Post Central editor and RAF member Dave Marshall is debuting his documentary, “Swimming with Lesbians,” this Sunday at the Dryden. The Emmy-award winning director’s film documents the life of gay rights activist Madeline Davis as it chronicles the GLBT rights movement in Western New York. Marshall and Davis will be on hand for a Q&A session immediately after the screening. Click here for more information.
It seems like only yesterday we were drinking warm beer out of plastic cups at my Klassy Kegger.
Watching Mayor Duffy pose gamely on the ADDY red carpet with two drag queens? That couldn’t have been two years ago.
And let us not forget the sight of a preggers ADDY emcee and RAF VP Robin Lohkamp vamping up the catwalk in a giant Snuggie.
Ahh, the memories.
It’s been a great run as RAF prez these past two years.
I’ve met so many new friends. And learned a ton along the way.
I’ve so appreciated having this opportunity to serve our great creative communications community.
I am continually amazed by the talent pool we have here–as well as the enthusiasm, support, and camaraderie of this wonderful organization.
And I could not be more thrilled to turn over the reins to my ready, willing, and able successor: the Mayor of Nikville!
Joe Mayernik, ACD at Jay Advertising, has served on the RAF board for over seven years.
Joe brings a wealth of creative experience and connections to the post.
Not only a kick-ass art director and designer, Joe is also an amazing illustrator, actor, singer, emcee, deejay, voice-of-God, and all-around great guy.
He is well versed in the history of the RAF and is well suited to help create its future.
I hope you will join me in welcoming, supporting, and wishing Joe all the best as 2009-2011 RAF president.
Thank you so much for all you’ve done to help educate and inspire our membership as well as our community at large.
And for making my two years as RAF president go by in a heartbeat.
See you at the next RAF event!
Long-time RAF members and supporters Ferdinand Smith and Gregory Smith of Jay Advertising will be inducted into the 2009 Rochester Business Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on October 7, 2009 and is sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal, Junior Achievement and Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Huge props to David Nardone who scored some more hardware for his trophy shelf at the national ADDY Awards Show & Gala in Atlanta last weekend. David took home National ADDY Gold for his “Houdini” poster series for the Museum of Magic. David also won gold at the district and local levels.
Apparently, advertising talent runs in the family. David is the nephew of Rochester ad & marketing veteran Joe Nardone of Eastman Kodak.
With over 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY® Awards are the world’s largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. The ADDY® Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association conducts the ADDY® Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry.
Check out all the 2009 winners here.
We are super proud that not one, but TWO RAF board members will be honored at the Ad Council’s annual Spring Luncheon Celebration on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Matt Jones of Wegmans and John Myers of John Myers Photography will both receive the organization’s coveted Lantern Award.
Also, Kodak CMO and Twitterer extraordinaire, Jeff Hayzlett will demystify the benefits of tweeting and Joan Rivers celebrity apprenticeship with Donald Trump (still trying to figure out how that is going to work).
This is one of the Ad Council’s largest fundraising events of the year, helping them raise funds in support of their work and the community. Show your support by marking your calendars and reserving your seat or table today!
Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Eastman Kodak Company
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Be on the look out for announcements regarding contests to win prizes via Twitter and Facebook (to be held both prior and during the luncheon!)
Join us to show your support for the Ad Council and its work in the community, and to help us say thanks to some of the people who have made it all possible.
2009 Lantern Award Honorees
Matt Jones, Wegmans Food Markets
John Myers, John Myers Photography
2009 W.B. Potter Founder’s Award Honorees
Water Education Collaborative
SIGMA Marketing Group
2009 Chairman’s Awards
B. Thomas Golisano Foundation
2009 Beacon Award
2009 Legacy Award
For more info or to reserve a seat, click today.
Fuel your creative brain with a Progressive Opening event put on by the George Eastman House and the Rochester Contemporary tomorrow, Friday, May 8.
First, view “Not A Cornfield,” a photography and video installation at the Eastman House that captures the transformation of a 32-acre brownfield in historic central Los Angeles into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle. Meet artist Lauren Bon in person. The project was created to raise questions about the nature of urban public spaces and to convey redemption and hope. Light refreshments will be served, 6 til 8 pm.
Continue your evening at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. View the exhibition in between, featuring paintings and sculptures by Brooklyn-based artists Malin Abrahamsson and Ricky Sears inspired by their first experiences with Rochester’s vacant lots, and visit the P.L.A.N.T. Reading Room. Inspired by the Metabolic Studio, the P.L.A.N.T. Reading Room is a new space dedicated to participatory art practice and a healthier Rochester. (P.L.A.N.T. = Place, Land, Art & Agriculture, Neighbors, and Technology) Light refreshments, 7:30 til 10 pm.
John Myers Photography is hosting our next RAF event, a winetasting. Mark your calendar in sharpie: Wednesday, June 10, 5 til 8 pm. More details to come soon.
Nice story in RIT’s news and events column about the award-winning next generation of creative talent the school is putting out. But the real question is: what can we do to keep these hot shots from performing a disappearing act and instead stay right here in Rochester?
— Kate Sonnick
Looking for something to do this weekend? The man who designed credit sequences for Star Wars, Taxi Driver, the Exorcist among other film classics, will be at the Eastman House this Saturday at 8:00 pm. Title Designer Dan Perri, will present a selection of his clips and discuss his movie career. Mention the RAF and you’ll receive a $2 discount at the door. Click here for details.
I am on Flickr, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Adgabber and even a social network just for knitters called Ravelry. But I am no equal opportunity social networker. For example, I can’t bring myself to join LinkedIn. People keep sending me invites. I keep ignoring them. With mounting guilt, I admit. I just have this perception of LinkedIn as a kind of Facebook for suits.
And speaking of Facebook, I do have my limits there as well. I have never thrown a snowball, poked back, sent a cocktail or discovered what kind of writer I am. Oh sure, I’ll shamelessly post a link promoting a cause I support and occasionally tag a photo of one of my friends. But only if it’s a really, really good photo. So far, I have ignored every request sent my way. A couple of times I faltered and hit accept. But I swear, I never went all the way. Maybe it was the guilt. Maybe it was the tiny fear that somehow my Facebook Friend would find out I spurned their invitation. But I never get past the screen that asks if I will then allow Facebook to access my information. Sorry, FB, I’m just not that kind of girl.
I also can’t bring myself to sign on for any RSS feeds. The idea of syndicating the posts from all of my “news” sources seems too daunting. As if I’d then have to actually read them.
What about you? Do you have any limits in this wild interactive world? Or am I just an ignoramus?