At the start of 2020, mental health was a topic on everyone’s mind. There is no doubt that the global pandemic massively changed how we work and live, but the spring of 2021 held much promise, specifically around a “return to normal.” Now, three quarters through the year, in many ways we seem to have found ourselves back where we were at the start of 2020.
For 32 Under 32 this past year, Ad 2 worked with Digideck.
With the onset of Covid-19, our team was forced to pivot to digital solutions for many of our annual events. After witnessing some minor technical issues with our first few shows of the year, we knew we wanted to knock it out of the park with a unique digital experience for our 32 Under 32 Awards.
Are you involved in the advertising community? Do you work for an agency or larger company that communicates in some way? Do you make cool shit? Do you like seeing other people make cool shit? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, keep reading because we’ve got an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Fredrikson & Byron P.A. attorneys John Pickerill and Courtney Thompson covered a lot of ground in their Advertising Law Trends presentation on April 1, 2021. If you missed the program, here are a few of the highlights!
For 95 years running, The Show has been the best party in Minneapolis. It has everything: Egos. Awards. Booze. High fives. Hugs. Tears of joy. Tears of vodka. Coat checks. Everything.
Needless to say, this year was a little…different.
Brought to you by Ad 2’s D + I Committee. The Twin Cities are home to organizations that support the Ad, PR, and Marketing community and help young professionals advance their careers. Highlighting these hidden gems and their incredible resources: Soona, The Minneapolis Egotist, Extra Grind, Boundaryless, and The BrandLab. This is the first event of its kind for Ad 2!
A new virtual spin on the classic event mixes virtual and physical elements for an event like never before. AdFed’s The Show is back for 2021 in a whole new format – an immersive virtual experience. It’s THE SHOW 2021: because nothing on earth can quench the creative need for praise. This award ceremony has celebrated Minnesota’s advertising community’s achievements in creativity for almost a century. The Show 2021 will be the event’s 95th year.
On January 27, AdFed went where all winners go – Behind the Pin! AdFed sat down with some of the “Best Of” winners of The Show 2020 as well as the judges who deemed them worthy to discuss what makes work #winning.
As the unprecedented 2020 has brought us many challenges, it was time to dive deep at this year’s Ad 2 Women’s Leadership Panel. With the new virtual format, leaders in the advertising industry got together to talk about Difficult Conversations.
In a time when diversity and inclusion are becoming common buzzwords in the corporate world, we knew we needed to do our part to create actual change within our industry. That is why we kicked off our Representation Roundtable Series this past month. These sessions serve to give people access to raw conversations about the biases and prejudices that minority professionals face in this industry – and more specifically, within our Twin Cities ad community.