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AdJam 2017: Festival Edit.

Posted By Emily Hope, Friday, September 29, 2017
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017

AdJam: The Festival Edit. Seriously. What a turnout. Creatives, Execs, and even Accounting came together in sweet, sweet harmonies for a night of ass-kicking, toe-tapping, jaw-dropping shreds from the very best L.A. agency bands. Let's give it up for the bands! We knew y'all were talented but way to make the judges werk!

Congratulations to Greenlight Media's Green Hot Chili Peppers who won for the second year in a row! They went home with the coveted AdJam Axe again, courtesy of Fender Musical Instruments. Thank you so much to all who attended and invited their veriest and importantest people! #ThinkAdJam

 

EVENT PHOTOS

STAGE PHOTOS EVENT PHOTOS

 

PHOTO BOOTH -BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO BOOTH - GUITAR

 

VIDEOS

 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO  BAND PERFORMANCES

JUDGES



Brandon Frankel (bio)
SVP Brand Partnerships
Paradigm

Tom Lehman (bio)
CEO
Genius

Samantha Maloney (bio)
VP of A&R
Warner Bros. Records


SPONSORS 

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Video Sponsor Safe Travel Sponsor Food Sponsor

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Creative Partner Video
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Signage
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OOH Partner OOH
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Tags:  #ThinkAdJam  AdJam  AdJam Bands  AdJam2017  Advertising  Agency Bands  Los Angeles 

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IDEA Awards 2017 Presented by Grinder Event Recap

Posted By Sara Hope, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thank you for your participation at this year's IDEA Awards Gala! 

What a show! We really can't thank you enough for supporting your fellow marketing and advertising family by showing up for our premier event of the year. BIG Congratulations to all of our finalists, winners, and entries and special thanks to our partners and sponsors who helped us create all of the magic!


2017 IDEA AWARDS WINNERS

 

AWARDS SHOW

COCKTAIL PARTY

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


STEP & REPEAT

PHOTO BOOTH


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER PARTY

WINNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 
 
 

 

Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors
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Cocktail Sponsor Photo Sponsor After Party Sponsors
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Outcome Sponsor Treat Sponsor Hospitality Sponsor
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Atmosphere Sponsor Wine Sponsor Host Sponsor
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Partners
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Creative Partner

Tags:  #ThinkAwards  Advertising  awards show  big idea  gala  idea  IDEA Awards  LA Advertising 

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AdU: Account Management 2017

Posted By Sara Hope, Friday, March 3, 2017

Top Takeaways from ThinkLA’s Fourth Edition of AdU: Account Management

Jake Hay, Account Executive, PopShorts

 

“Being passionate about your job, and recognizing the basic skills you need to do your job are just that; the basic skills. You have to really dig down deep inside yourself. That’s where you will find the best you, you can be.” - Lisa Tanner, VP Account Director at RPA.

“It is important to be someone that can provide value. Don’t just see it at taking orders and planning meetings. You need to know the project, your client and your agency. That’s how you provide value.” - Kelly Carroll, VP Account Director at MullenLowe.

 

After a year in remission, ThinkLA revisited one of their most popular sessions, AdU: Account Management. This one-night class was meant to inspire, educate and connect members of the Think LA community interested in bettering their skills and understanding of account management. Hosted at RPA with a near capacity turnout, Lisa Tanner, VP account director at RPA, did a great job at keeping the session educational while maintaining a very relaxed environment while teaching “How to be Successful”, while Kelly Carroll, VP account director at MullenLowe taught “The Project Starting Line”.

This event was invaluable for any entry-mid level account manager, and I highly suggest attending next year’s event. Until then though, enjoy my top takeaways and learnings.

 

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL

 

What does it take?

·      You have to be proactive, prepared, dependable and organized.

o   Always have a plan, a back-up plan and a back-up back-up plan

Go from good to great!

·      Don’t compare yourself to others.

o   You are awesome, other people are also awesome and that’s an awesome thing.

·      Having a mentor is a must.

o   A mentor is your personal cheerleader. Someone who keeps you motivated & focused while providing a judgement free source to ask questions and learn.

§  If you don’t currently have a mentor, ThinkLA just launched a mentorship program! Details can be found here: http://www.Thinkla.org/mpage/MentorshipProgram

I don’t know, but I’ll find out.

·      Don’t answer if you don’t know the answer.

o   Owning up to not knowing gives you the opportunity to learn more and the honesty builds the trust of those around you.

There is no such thing as multitasking.

·      Focus on the task at hand.

o   Expectations are high, but you need to be realistic with your ability to get things done.

o   Prioritize and maximize effectiveness.

Don’t forget the business.

·      It’s easy to get caught up in the seemingly infinite number of tasks you have at any one time. No matter what you’re working on, never forget the end goal is to drive business for your client.

 

THE PROJECT STARTING LINE

 

Starting line:

·      Know your client.

o   Before you start, understand the industry and how you will define success.

·      Agree to a strategy, budget, and timeline with your client.

o   An open and well-defined line of communication is crucial for both the client and the agency to understand the process and eliminate surprises along the way.

·      Take things head on.

o   Don’t wait until after the project is over to bring up errors in product or budgeting. Tackle them right as they happen and negate some of the possible negative repercussions.

Aiming for the home stretch.

·      No detail is too small.

o   Once you’ve gone over everything, go over it again. Once you’ve gone over it twice, take out the magnifying glass and hit it a third time.

o   Small errors can turn into big mistakes if you’re not careful.

·      Write client recaps early and often.

o   This allows you to share notes with the other teams involved and ensure that you are all on the same page.

o   Make a checklist out of the client recaps to better follow through with client feedback.

Crossing the finish line.

·      Lead your presentation like a good book.

o   Have a defined beginning, middle and end.

·      Know what to fight for and when to back off.

o   There are times when you are allowed to disagree with the client. Be sure to educate, not argue and navigate this process carefully.

·      Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up

o   If this one doesn’t explain itself, I’d recommend getting your ticket now for the next AdU Account Management



Thanks to all of you who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Powerpoint

 

 

Tags:  Account Management  Advertising  LA Advertising  Professional Development  success  ThinkLA 

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Programmatic Summit 2016

Posted By Sara Hope, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thank you IAB and our attendees, vendors, and sponsors for making the Third Annual Programmatic Summit on Nov. 14 a huge success. More than 400 brand marketers, media buyers, online publishers, ad networks, ad exchanges, and other solution providers participated in candid conversations surrounding emerging programmatic channels, data-driven creative, cross-channel attribution, and more.

 

View the agenda for a recap of our sessions, and read about the Programmatic Summit speakers on the event page.

 

Congratulations to our raffle winner, Andrew Keegan, Director of Technology at Team One, who won an Apple Watch courtesy of Rollmob!

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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Tags:  Advertising  Digital  digital advertising  Programmatic  Programmatic Summit  thinkLA 

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Turkey Bowl 2016 Recap

Posted By Sara Hope, Friday, November 4, 2016


Hope you had a blast at the Bowl!  Congratulations to our prizewinners:

 

Raffle:
Shane Haririan, WongDoody – Bose Mini Soundlink Speaker, courtesy of Place IQ
Jennie Chang, OMD – Parrot Mambo Drone, courtesy of Celtra

Contest Prizes:
Individual High Score: Oliver Deutschman, Turner Sports
Team High Score: Globalwide Media
Team Spirit: Place IQ
Best Costume: Kat McCormick, Celtra

Turkeys:
Tim Koch, Maker Studios
Tyler Webster, Factual
Mike Harker, Pandora
Oliver Deutschman, Turner Sports
Dane Aagaard, CBS Sports
Rob Engelson, Resignation Media

 

Photo Booth Photos powered by Quantcast

 

Photo Gallery

 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
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Lounge Photo Food

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Exposure Gifts
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Tags:  #ThinkTurkey  advertising  bowling  events  social events  Turkey Bowl 

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2015 ThinkLA IDEA Awards Gala

Posted By thinkLA, Friday, June 5, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 29, 2015

Congratulations to all of the IDEA Award winners! And thank you to our guests and sponsors for making it a wonderful night.

 

HIGHLIGHTS REEL

 

PHOTOS

Cocktail Party

Awards Show

After Party

Step & Repeat

 

PRESS COVERAGE

ThinkLA honors excellence in the industry and inspires us to wonder "What if we…" by Brian Urquhart, iMedia Connection

Click here to view press photos.

ThinkLA honors excellence in the industry and inspires us to wonder "What if we…" 

 

AND THE WINNER IS...

Campaign Achievement Awards

Best Experiential Campaign

TBWA\Chiat\Day
Brazucam



Best Social Campaign

Deutsch LA
Taco Bell: The Eleven Everlasting Dollars



Best Visual Campaign

Woven Digital + UM
Sony Pictures 22 Jump Street



Best Video Campaign

goodness Mfg / Trailer Park Inc.
Proud to Be: A Change the Mascot Film

Best Mobile Campaign

UM
ShazAnnie



ThinkLA Innovator

Deutsch LA
vw.com



Campaign of the Year

Deutsch LA
2014 Taco Bell Breakfast Launch (Ronald McDonald Launch)

Company Achievement Awards

Agencies of the Year

MEDIA

OMD

FULL SERVICE

Deutsch LA

BOUTIQUE

BeyondCurious

Partner of the Year

BuzzFeed & BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

Individual Achievement Awards

Agency Person of the Year

Yvonne Williams, Mindshare


Client of the Year

Jamie Kramer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sales Person of the Year

Michael Kirschenbaum, ShareThis


Hall of Fame

Tim Hand, Kelley Blue Book

 

 

INCEPTION TO CELEBRATION BY RPA

 

BILLBOARDS

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Tags:  #ThinkAwards  Advertising  After Party  Award  Ballroom  IDEA Awards  Pool Party  Red Carpet  The Beverly Hilton  Winners 

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