Women in Advertising Panel Review
This week I attended the Ad Club’s Women in Advertising panel, and I captured many takeaways that I believe will help me in my day-to-day job. The panel consisted of a strong group of women in the advertising industry in Richmond, and I left feeling motivated and inspired to take what I learned and start applying it to my role.
5 Creative Things to do in Richmond
In need of inspiration? Check out our favorite Richmond events & organizations that help us get our creative juices flowing.
Observe, Align and Care Compassionately: CreativeMornings RVA
You learn about compassion in kindergarten, basically. Feel for others pain and help them through it. That basic idea tags along as we grow up but can typically get lost in the folds of our ever-complicated lives.
What role does compassion play in your professional and adult life? Heather Winkle, Vice President of Design at Capitol One, came to CreativeMornings RVA on Friday, September 22, 2017, to speak on compassion as it relates to three life bubbles: Audience, Team, and Self.
5 Qualities of the Best Account Managers
What I have learned from shadowing the initiate-it account management team is that there are 5 very important qualities successful account managers need. From my experience at Initiate-it, I was able to closely relate these important qualities of the account managers with Don Draper (*character from Mad Men). For those of you who have not watched the show, Mad Men centers around when the advertising industry was first flourishing on Madison Avenue. Don Draper, the main character in this show is portrayed as the advertising guru and the ad man that everyone wants to learn from. There is no better ad man than Don Draper. So, for all you advertising fans out there here are the top 5 characteristics of a qualified and successful account manager that I’ve learned so far.
Designed for Sports
Under 500,000 kids participate in college athletics each year. Far less become professional athletes. An even smaller number become Olympians- the world’s greatest athletes. Ever since the first Olympics, higher level athletes are typically praised and immortalized for their unique skillset.
Creative and graphic design have elevated the admiration of athletes and sports to its peak. Athletes and teams are often put on a pedestal and treated as above-human. Fans, boosters, and future super-athletes picture their favorite teams and athletes as powerful, extreme and unblemished. In the past few decades, the companies and sports organizations have amped up high-level athletics and high-level graphics to appeal to consumers. They utilize this immortalization to their advantage- to gather fans, to accrue sponsors, to recruit future athletes and to eventually and ideally, gain everlasting legacy.
5 More Reasons Creative Mornings RVA Is A Must See
“Creative Mornings in one word is inspiration…generosity…spontaneous…electric.” For those of you who don’t know, Creative Mornings is a free monthly networking event designed to inspire and challenge your imagination. Located throughout 173 cities around the world, the Creative Mornings community offers a positive experience for those working in a creative field or living a creative life. Last month, we covered the 5 Reasons Creative Mornings is a Must See. This month here are 5 more!