Columbus Agency Ball - Fundraiser for SE Texas

Tonight, Columbus agencies joined forces with Women in Digital to host a fundraiser for those being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Southeast Texas. The Columbus community came together to help another city in need. Great music, food, drink, and even better people as the Columbus marketing, advertising and communications industry came together for a great night. Over $12,000 was raised and donated to the American Red Cross. 

Thanks to all the Sponsors! Women in Digital, Cement, Vue Columbus, Brew Dog, Minds On, Post House Creative, Brew Dog, Context Digital, GSW, ZipZone, Murphy Epson, Seamless, Equitas Health, Pillar, 30 Lines, and Integrated Services.

Steve Lape, Chief Development Office with the American Red Cross and I at tonight's event.

Steve Lape, Chief Development Office with the American Red Cross and I at tonight's event.

Student Opportunity! The Pitch 2017

The Pitch is a competition focused on advertising and its associated disciplines. Students will receive hands-on experience by working at a Columbus advertising agency on a real-world project with a local non-profit organization.

The first part of the program is a one-day challenge
in one of several agencies. After the first phase, the local non-profit will select a winning team who will present their pitch at a future AAF program.

This is a can’t-miss student competition. Enroll today for a unique resume and portfolio builder! Register at: https://aafcolumbus.wildapricot.org/event-2668501

The client for The Pitch 2017 is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus. This organization gives young people the support, guidance, tools, and skills to succeed in life. They provide comprehensive, affordable afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6 through 18. It is a place where great futures are started each and every day!

Why should you get involved with AAF Columbus as a student?
- Build Your Portfolio through The Pitch and NSAC
- Be on the Forefront of Our Fast-Moving Industry
- Discover Opportunities for Your Career Path
- Grow Your Network of Recommendations & Referrals
- Attend Networking Events and Find a Mentor
- Attend Ongoing Educational Events
- Meet Industry Thought Leaders
- Discover Job Opportunities

Interested in joining or getting involved with AAF? Contact Liz Dickey (liz@hotchickentakeover.com) or Angela Petrie (apetrie@blueandco.com) for more info!

 

 

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Creative Mornings/Columbus Celebrated One Year Anniversary Today!

Creative Mornings/Columbus celebrated their one year anniversary today with their program's theme, Compassion being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. It was a great setting for the gathering and, as usual, an outstanding speaker presentation. Brandi Lust created a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

Here's a bit more about her from the CM/CLB site...Brandi Lust is the founder of Learning Lab Consulting and the author of Myths of Being Human: Four Paths to Connect with What Matters. Through both her work and her writing she helps schools, businesses, and individuals lower stress, build resilience, and create more connections.

By bringing our whole selves to everything we do, both the easy and the hard stuff, we are more fulfilled and more effective. Her clients include The Ohio State University, the Columbus Museum of Art, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Equality Ohio, Americorp, and many school districts and businesses throughout Central Ohio. Brandi has over a decade of experience as an educator and facilitator and maintains a daily mindfulness practice.

Thanks to the sponsors for their support throughout the year!

Lead local sponsors: Compton Construction, LLC, Crimson Cup Coffee

Supporting local sponsors: NBBJ, Lextant, Ten Penny Design, Columbus Museum of Art

2017 venue sponsors: Continental Office, The Point at Otterbein University, Priority Designs, ccad mfa, Unispace, sparkspace, The STEAM Factory, Big Room Bar,NBBJ, Lextant, Columbus Museum of Art

2017 breakfast sponsors: Sunny Street Cafe - Arena District, Dough Mama Cafe & Bakery, TWICE BAKED, The Angry Baker OTE, Yeah, Me Too

Brandi Lust was this month's speaker at Creative Mornings/Columbus held at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Brandi Lust was this month's speaker at Creative Mornings/Columbus held at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Breathing Your Values - September Newsletter

Candidates, clients and co-workers will see you living your values when you're breathing them. Pull them off the lobby wall and integrate them into everything you do to attract others to the purpose of your business. It's how you'll hire better, hire faster and make more money.

Thanks for checking out the September Newsletter.

Tom Augustine of Minds On is featured in this month's newsletter.

Tom Augustine of Minds On is featured in this month's newsletter.

Cochran Executive Search on Instagram - pearlalleylife

Yes, we are on Instagram! You can see us at pearlalleylife. When we moved into our office at 35 E. Gay Street in Columbus, one of the best features of the space is that we look down on Pearl Alley. It's a vibrant, colorful scene of a slice of life in the city. There's a farmers market every Tuesday and Friday from May through October that brings the downtown crowd to the alley. It's also a commonly traveled walkway for downtowners who are going to and fro. From our earliest days here, I've snapped pictures of unique situations and people from my window looking down upon the alley. Thanks for checking it out and following if you like what you see!

This is the pic that started pearlalleylife on Instagram.

This is the pic that started pearlalleylife on Instagram.

AAF Columbus - Beers with Your Peers

Last night, I had beers with my peers at North High Brewing. Thanks to AAF Columbus for the event. Always good to see friends and make new ones! Keep an eye on their site for next month's event.

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Join us tonight for the first AAF: Beers With Your Peers

Because sometimes you just need to knock one back and talk about a project that’s driving you nuts.

Starting August 28th at North High Brewing, AAF Columbus will host a monthly happy hour for industry professionals. It’s an opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, talk a little shop, or just catch up.

 

Creative Mornings Columbus: "Genius"

Wolf Starr is a Columbus entrepreneur and connector who gave an outstanding presentation this morning to the crowd that gathered at Land-Grant Brewing Company for Creative Mornings Columbus. I encourage you to attend these events in your city because of the personal takeaway you'll gain by attending. That's what always happens to me which is why I'm a fan. The theme for this month was "Genius." David Staley, our adroit Columbus Host, posed the question to the audience, "What is a genius or who is a genius?" The first audience member to respond answered that it was someone who could connect the dots to reveal to others what was not apparent before (paraphrasing). A dot connector. It was a perfect lead-in to Wolf's introduction because of his ability to connect people with one another and to create experiences that benefit many. 

Wolf Starr responds to a question while David Staley (left, standing) looks on.

Wolf Starr responds to a question while David Staley (left, standing) looks on.

CSCA Last Night - Jay Fletcher

Jay Fletcher was the featured speaker at last night's CSCA Monthly Meeting and he delivered a great talk! He's based in Charleston, South Carolina and has done amazing work for all sorts of clients with standout categories being restaurants and fishing equipment. He also has recently designed a series of Smirnoff vodka bottles and a unique specialty of creating playing cards for various clients. One of the most attractive ideas he shared about his process and how he works gets attributed to the quote by legendary graphic designer Paul Rand who was paraphrasing Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, "Don't try to be original, just try to be good."

I took a pic with CSCA Photographer (and Sponsor) Zach Wilke. See zachwilkedesign.com.

I took a pic with CSCA Photographer (and Sponsor) Zach Wilke. See zachwilkedesign.com.