Our March Newsletter is out now and features unique people who create art, strengthen our community and contribute to the building of meaningful relationships for us all. I also answer the age-old question of whether unicorns exist or not. Thanks for checking it out!
DMG+Thrive Hive along with their partner, Google hosted an event this afternoon at Versa that provided a stronger understanding of how video can enhance an organization's marketing efforts. It featured a live presentation of a team from Google sharing insights and answering questions on increasing ROI on marketing with video and video search. A couple of takeaways from the Google provided info: 1) The most effective type of video is customer testimonials. 2) Consumers engage with branded videos the most on Facebook. Keeping up is what was up!
The American Advertising Federation's local (AAF Columbus) 2018 American Advertising Awards were held last night at COSI. It was great to be there with so many friends celebrating the creative industry in Columbus! Great work from agencies and companies of all types and sizes were on display and the winners were worthy of recognition.
Last night's Beers With Your Beers series from AAF Columbus was held at Kindred Brewing's Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Gahanna. I had a tasty lager while getting the chance to mix it up with members and board members. A big topic of conversation was tomorrow's American Advertising Awards that will be held at COSI for the first time ever. It's one of Columbus' biggest advertising events of the year. I hope to see you there!
I'm thankful for the School of Advertising Art (SAA) in Dayton for inviting me to take part in their Career Day 2018 last Friday. I had the opportunity to meet the next wave of graduates and got the chance to see (and work) in their newly expanded facility. SAA has so much going on with their promotion of their students, building expansion, and their quest to become a four year (Bachelor of Arts) educational institution - almost there after a long process! If a junior designer is who you're looking for, I met some good ones!
Creative Mornings Columbus held their monthly event today and the theme was "Curiosity" with the featured speaker, Cindy Meyers Foley, Executive Deputy Director for Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. Her talk focused on this question: What can we do to activate the Wonder Cycle (Wonder/ Curiosity/ Questioning) for ourselves and the people in our lives? I get something out of this event every time I attend. If you're curious, check out next month's event!
Her challenge to us:
1. Engage in not knowing. Fall into wonder.
2. Intentionally breed curiosity. Share your wonderings, fascinations, and ah-has with others. Encourage others even if you don’t dig their curiosity.
3. Self-propagate some new curiosities.
Our February newsletter was published today and it's full of good people stories. I share a story about my business and what makes us different. It became content for the newsletter after a candidate said to me, "You're not a recruiter. You're different." When you work with our search firm, whether you're a client or a candidate, you'll be able to spot the difference between us and the others. Thanks for giving it a read! Click here to see the newsletter.
Jody Cochran is our Lead Sourcer and is key to finding the best talent for our clients' roles. We do everything we can to connect with others to boost their career and to help businesses hire their way to greater success. I'm thankful to have Jody working by my side everyday.
The Columbus Museum of Art held their annual fundraiser, Wonderball this past Saturday night. It was fun night of full of fun, friends, music and of course, art.
Here's a bit more about the evening from the Museum's site:
Thanks for dressing up, dancing and celebrating at Wonderball on January 27! The proceeds from this imaginative evening will help Columbus Museum of Art nurture creativity and foster lifelong learning for thousands of Central Ohioans through programs such as: Teen Open Studio, Sparking Imaginations, Art of Analysis and Young Child Studio. Thank you for supporting a vibrant arts community at the Museum and throughout Columbus.
- Debut of Licks Vol. 1, a new project by the members of Doc Robinson and special guests
- Audio and visual experience performed by DJs Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman
- Two-Way Protocols interactive installation by artist Zane Miller
- Tarot card readings from the Tarot Card Art Project, a custom deck designed by 78 local artists
- Surprise performance by Nina West and the Candy Drops
- Wonder by Two portrait photography experience by Megan Leigh Barnard and Autumn Theodore.
Jay Clouse, Founder of Unreal Collective presented "Weaponize Your Anxiety" at Creative Mornings Columbus at the Columbus Convention Center on January 19. I've found Creative Mornings to be inspirational, informative and a place to meet a great group of people with many new faces every month. Jay's presentation along with the Q&A that followed delivered on all of the Creative Morning traits I've come to appreciate.
Here's a bit more about Jay per the Creative Mornings Columbus site: Jay Clouse once ran a popular media organization into the ground. Early in his college career, he undertook the challenge of leading Ohio State’s long-running satirical newspaper, The Sentinel. The team failed to print or distribute a single issue, and The Sentinel completely ceased to exist. Armed with the lessons and scars of this experience, he went on to (more successfully) lead several organizations serving entrepreneurs and community leaders, including Startup Weekend, the Create Columbus Commission, his first startup, Tixers, and CrossChx.