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CanJam Fall 2018 at LA Food Bank

Posted By Sara H. Smith, Monday, October 22, 2018

What a great day of volunteering at the LA Regional Food Bank in Commerce! The ThinkLA community joined forces with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank as a community of LA-based advertising, marketing and technology professionals to help provide food for thousands in need in the greater-LA area. 

Thanks to the 75+ ThinkLA and AMA-Los Angeles volunteers, we made 3,696 meal kits for seniors in the LA area!

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Tags:  canjam  LA Advertising  Los Angeles Food Bank  marketing  Philanthropy  Social  social events  thinkLA 

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AdJam 2018 Sounds of Summer

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AdJam: Sounds of Summer 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 - who were all absolutely ahhhmazing and certainly made the judges work! 

Congratulations to our winners POSSIBLE! They went home with the coveted AdJam Axe again, courtesy of Fender Musical Instruments.

Big bravos to AcentoCanvas Worldwide (our Ranker Audience Award Winner!), Dailey AdvertisingDeutsch LA, Palisades Media GroupPOSSIBLERPASaatchi &Saatchi LA for bringing down the house 2018 AdJam Finalist Submission Playlist and sharing the Sounds of Summer with us.

Thank you so much to all who attended and cheered for their favorite rock stars! 

  

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Tags:  #ThinkAdJam  Agency Bands  LA Advertising  Music  ThinkLA 

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AdRelief Golf Day 2018

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 17, 2018

What a day it was! 215 golfers from the L.A. advertising, marketing, and media community came out to support Ad Relief and have a great day of golf.

Each year, Ad Relief continues to advance its mission in providing assistance to individuals in the advertising industry in times of life crisis. Through their programs, we have seen many lives changed for the better. The charity golf tournament raises more money for Ad Relief than any other single event.

Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 charity that since 1972 has granted over $2 million in emergency money to individuals in the Southern California advertising and promotions community, including fire, earthquake and landslide victims. Those with life-threatening illnesses have been helped with medical bills and other expenses.




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Tags:  #ThinkGolf  AdRelief  LA Advertising 

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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!


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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!

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Tags:  Account Management  Advertising  LA Advertising  Professional Development  success  ThinkLA 

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Summer 5K presented by Conversant Recap

Posted By Sara H. Smith, Monday, June 20, 2016

On Saturday, June 18th, 250+ media, marketing & advertising professionals gathered at Mindshare's BBQ Area for a 5K & Post-Run Party to benefit Ad Relief of Los Angeles. Thank you to all who attended! 

Congrats to the Fastest Runners, who won a Spotify Beach Kit! 

  1. Richard Nguyen, Director of Ad Sales, LA Times
  2. Alex Witkowski, Director, OMD
  3. Geoffrey Hunting, SVP, Digital Marketing, The Proactiv Company 

Top Fundraiser: Roya Zand, Senior Associate, Mindshare

Congrats to Team Horizon for having the Largest Team - they won a Happy Hour hosted by Conversant!

Congrats to Team AOL, who got Most Team Spirit

 


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Tags:  #MoreFunLessRun  #Think5k  5K  Ad Relief  LA Advertising  Philanthropy 

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