Civitas & Field Day - Hoopy Hour!

Civitas Marketing and Field Day kicked off March Madness with a party at Civitas last night. They have a great space and it was full of fun people. They raffled off a 1 day Ad Bike Campaign with four of Field Day’s brand new Ad Bikes with a retail value of $3,500. You’ll never guess who won! You’ll be seeing more on that from us soon. Thanks to the Civitas team & Field Day and a special shout out to Jacob, Graham and Jay!

Jay Schmidt of Civitas and I at last night Hoopy Hour.

Jay Schmidt of Civitas and I at last night Hoopy Hour.

Philanthropitch Columbus 2019

Philanthropitch Columbus made it’s debut last night and it was an event I’d love to attend every week if that would be possible. It’s great to see over $100,000 given to our worthy community philanthropies. Philanthropitch began in Austin and arrived this year in Columbus at the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in the Riffe Center. Last night’s program was presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and Co-hosted by SocialVentures.

Philanthropitch is a social impact fast pitch competition on a mission to scale innovative nonprofits. With over one million dollars raised in donations since its founding, Philanthropitch accelerates nonprofits by providing the risk capital they need to expand their impact and fund initiatives that aren’t covered by traditional grants.

Nonprofits that step onto the Philanthropitch stage not only gain access to capital, they receive top notch pitch coaching and build awareness amongst new fans including donors, mentors and passionate volunteers.

Founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, Philanthropitch brings together a diverse group of high-impact, cause-based organizations for one of the most exciting social innovation events in cities across the U.S..

The 2019 Finalists were: ECDI, Equitas Health, Modcon Living, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, Freedom a la Cart, ROX and YMCA of Central Ohio. Giant-sized checks for varying amounts were distributed to all of the finalists with the largest amount of funding going to ROX, Ruling Our Experiences. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

All of the finalists on stage with giant checks in their hands at last night’s Philanthropitch Columbus.

All of the finalists on stage with giant checks in their hands at last night’s Philanthropitch Columbus.

The 2019 American Advertising Awards (aka The ADDYs) - AAF Columbus

The 2019 American Advertising Awards (aka The ADDYs) presented by the American Advertising Federation Columbus were held this past Friday at the Columbus Museum of Art. The big winner of the night who was awarded the Best of Show Professional was American Signature with their “There is a place…” (Category: Television Advertising).

The Judges Choice awards went to: 1) Nationwide Children's Hospital for their “On Our Sleeves Campaign” (Category: Integrated Campaigns); 2) Columbus College of Art & Design for “Art for All” (Category: Visual); and 3) Loose Films for “Who Do You Ride For?” (Category: Public Service (Film, Video, & Sound).

The winner of the Pride of Columbus award went to Spacejunk for their “On Our Sleeves” television spot.

The crowd and the venue combined to form a great night for the Columbus creative community.

Bethany Beaman, President of AAF Columbus kicking off the night from the podium.

Bethany Beaman, President of AAF Columbus kicking off the night from the podium.

Philanthropitch Columbus sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Columbus

Thanks to John Paul, Owner of Uptrend I was able to get a promotional preview of the upcoming Pilanthropitch Columbus. Dan Graham, Founder of Notley and one of the founders of this event that began in Austin talked about the event at today’s Kiwanis Club of Columbus luncheon. It’s exciting that Columbus has been selected to host this philanthropy pitch competition. Here’s a bit more about the program from their Facebook page:

Over the past five years, Philanthropitch, the social impact fast pitch competition, has been on a mission to scale innovative nonprofits in communities around the nation. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus & co-hosted by SocialVentures, the first annual Philanthropitch Columbus will take place at the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in the Riffe Center Theatre Complex on March 4, 2019. Learn more about the finalists, judges and sponsors.

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now!

In order to avoid ticket processing fees, we encourage you to call the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts ticket office at 614-469-0939.

*Please be advised that purchasing by phone will be your most price effective option.

If you plan to purchase tickets online, we encourage you to use one of our discount codes. Visit the Ticket Master page and select your desired tickets. To unlock the discounted general admission ticket enter the code ONLINEONLY and to unlock the VIP discounted ticket use VIPONLINEONLY. These codes are only available to use online.

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Building Your Ideal Profile for Employment

It’s essential that you’re able to share who you are with people, whether it’s at networking events, chance encounters with people who could boost your career or in a phone interview or an in-person interview. You must have anecdotes that convey key information about you and your background. They contribute to your ability to tell a good story that engages the listener...or in our ideal situation, a prospective employer. The following questions are elemental to building your ideal profile for employment. Your responses can effectively communicate who you are and influence the perception that others have of you.

  • What are your personal values? (List 3-5)

  • What’s an anecdote you have that demonstrates one of these values?

  • Why do you do what you do? Develop a one or two sentence description of what makes you tick that you’ll share with people. (For example, I like making people happier by helping them land their dream job.)

  • Summarize the long arc of your career as briefly as you can. Keep it simple. Include a quick explanation for why you have made your career moves.

  • List your company’s values (or your last employer’s values) and write down an example of how you’ve represented at least one of them if not all.

  • What is your company’s purpose? Or, your last employer’s purpose. (For example, the purpose of my business: We make people and companies happier by bringing them together.) How do you deliver on that?

  • What is one example of a current or previous co-worker demonstrating one of the company’s values?

Subtle company promo.

Subtle company promo.

January Newsletter - Check it out!

Check out our January newsletter here!

Our year's gotten off to a good start and we hope yours has, too. There's a lot of hiring activity going on and the economic news for Columbus looks good from what we've been hearing. This is a candidate's market, meaning that unemployment is low and wages are moving upward. It's always tough to find great candidates. Now, it's even harder. We can help you. Let's talk!

In this month’s issue:

  • Don and a motorcycle sitting in a tree...

  • Blow Halley's mind and drink from her mug

  • Michael has ideas in his sketchbook and lamp parts in his closet.

Don Lee is featured in our newsletter this month. He’s not a cop. He loves motorcycles.

Don Lee is featured in our newsletter this month. He’s not a cop. He loves motorcycles.

TIGER Talk: 3rd Annual Technology Update with Buckeye Interactive

At today’s TIGER Talk luncheon at Innovate New Albany, Buckeye Interactive shared the latest software and hardware technology and design trends. After returning from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Brad Griffith, President of Buckeye Interactive, shared industry insights for the year’s hype and reality. He discussed the difference between the two and what you can expect to see in the wild. Brad’s presentation was rapid-fire, informative, humorous and had an overflow crowd in attendance!

Brad Griffith presenting the 3rd Annual Technology Update at Innovate New Albany.

Brad Griffith presenting the 3rd Annual Technology Update at Innovate New Albany.