Advertising Week Social Club Celebrates Industry Narcissism


In the advertising world, there is an award for everything. It's like we're all a bunch of kids stuck in a school that has vigorously embraced the self-esteem approach to learning which, let's be honest, just sets kids up for failure when they hit the real world and realize there's no trophy keeping a neat desk or returning your coffee cup to the kitchen.

It's no wonder the the ad world consist of a bunch of entitled, pessimistic, selfish primadonnas who take great pride in amassing trophy cases ful of CLIOs, Lions and any other form of metal that represents creativity as defined by the same group of entitled, pessimistic, selfish primadonnas that create the stuff.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-10-12    
Topic: Industry Events

Clickbooth Seeks Sponsors for Affiliate Summit Party


If you are business that will attend Affiliate SUmmit West in Las Vegas January 13-15 or are simply interested is connecting with those in attendance, you might want to consider sponsoring Clickbooth's The Future is Now party to be held January 14 at Tao.

Check out the pictures from their last party during ad:tech New York in November. If you're interested in sponsoring, all the info you need is here.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 7-12    
Topic: Industry Events

The Most Embarrassing CES Party List Promo You Will Ever See


As an entity that's often involved in party planning and listing at various advertising and marketing events, we're well aware of what it takes to host and sponsor a great event. We're familiar with what it takes to promote a party. We're familiar with the talent needed to insure party goers have a great time.

Which is why we are both amused and horrified that CES Partylist guy, Michael Terpin - also founder of SocialRadius - decided to appear in a promotional video drumming up sponsors for his Partlist Party. Yes, the entity that lists all the parties at CES also has their own party.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 6-12    
Topic: Industry Events

CLIO Awards Announce 2013 Jury Chairmen, New Media Types


The CLIO Awards has selected nine ad industry professionals to serve as jury chairs for the 2013 awards program. It also announced a number of new and updated media types to mirror the latest changes in an ever-evolving industry.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 3-12    
Topic: Industry Events

Excuse Us But Has TEDx Jumped the Shark?


Hmm. We always thought Ted x was about concrete ideas that brought clarity to the sometimes confusing world of business and social advancement. Alas, it now seems to be about death, destruction and the popping of 15,000 balloons. All to reveal the true face of human nature.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-26-12    
Topic: Industry Events

Outkast's Big Boi to Perform at Affiliate Ball in January


Big Boi of Outkast will be performing all of the Outkast hits at Affiliate Ball during Affiliate Summit on January 14th, 2013 in Las Vegas. Party strategist Darren Blatt says, "We needed another artist that could please the masses, just like Nelly did last year. I searched online for all of Outkast's hit songs and found 14 of them. It's rare to find an artist with so many memorable classics and I couldn't be more excited for this party! There will be many more surprises ahead for this one, stay tuned."

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by Steve Hall    Nov-13-12    
Topic: Industry Events

Clickbooth, CPAWay, AdKnowledge Team For Huge ad:tech Party


On Wednesday, November 7 during ad:tech New York, Clickbooth, CPAWay and AdKnowledge will host a full on blow out for all ad:tech attendees at Pacha complete with with open bar all night, tunes from DJ Jamm along with special guests and plenty of hot dancers.

Entitled The Future is Now, the party aims to put the dance floor front and center, an element that's been missing from the recent trend of hip hop-fueled events. Nothing wrong with hip hop-style parties. It's just nice to mix things up a bit once in a while.

The party will begin at 9PM . Pacha is located at 618 West 46th Street. RSVP here.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-30-12    
Topic: Industry Events

PivotCon Explores Transformation From Social Media to Social Business


Last week, PivotCon was held in New York City. The conference, curated by Brian Solis, focused on the transformation of businesses from using social media as a marketing tool to becoming a full fledged social business. Topics explored how companies are shifting their philosophy, technology and business practices to the point where social becomes part of the corporate DNA, not something your marketing intern does in his spare time.

Representative from 3M, Bloomberg, Philips, GE, Citibank, DollarShaveClub, VirginMobile, Barclay, Coke and others shared how social has pervaded many corners of their company and the changes it has brought about. Perhaps my favorite was the transformation Philips made with it MRI machine transforming the usually antiseptic, intimidating experience into a relaxing, soothing and delightful one. Check out the video below.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-12    
Topic: Industry Events, Social

WalkAbout NYC to Highlight Independent Ad Agencies


WalkAbout NYC, a first-of-its-kind event bringing together New York's independent ad agencies, will occur October 19 from 12PM to 6PM. Eighteen agencies will open their doors to the public for WalkaboutNYC 2012.

This event aims to offer an inside look at the designers, writers, and technologists currently shaping these new independent agencies. Although the four top creative agencies (Interpublic, Omnicom, Publicis, WPP) have in some cases cut staff sizes, independent agencies have been growing significantly. Just last year, WPP acquired independent digital agency AKQA in a deal valuing the company at $550 million.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-10-12    
Topic: Agencies, Industry Events

Affiliate Ball Set to Rock Affiliate Summit West Again


The Affiliate Ball, organized by the super-awesome Darren Blatt, is back as an official party of Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas on January 14th, 2012. Entertainment for the night and the location will be announced soon.

Last years event at ASW, held at the Rio's Crown Theater (this year's venue TBD), was an amazing event. With Nelly as the headliner, people rocked and had an amazing time.

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by Steve Hall    Oct- 9-12    
Topic: Industry Events

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