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Kristi Ciesynski

We all know that to be successful in advertising, we need creative that works.
During this Ad Fed breakfast event on January 19, Todd Dexter, VP Group Creative Director of Aimia, will share his philosophy on “Creative That Works” and the future of creative departments. He will share a case study on Carlson Marketing, where he [...]

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Ad Fed’s annual The Show is coming up quickly! This year’s The Show will be held at Epic Event Center this Friday, on 11/11/11. Here are some behind-the-scene images of this year’s judges going through the difficult task of determining who gets awarded The Show Pin.
As we finish the first weekend of the annual deer [...]

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Join Kristina Slade at International Market Square on Thursday November 10, for an Ad Fed breakfast event as she shares her philosophy on, “How Digital Saved Advertising’s Soul”.
Kristina joined the highly awarded and regarded digital agency, AKQA, in 2010 as Creative Director on Target, after becoming convinced that the potential for stronger relationships between brands [...]

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It was 80 degrees the evening of October 6, an opportunity to squeeze out another summer-like night on a rooftop in downtown Minneapolis. Drive Thru Productions & Post was the venue for the latest Ad2 event. Drive Thru is a one stop shop for motion picture production, creative editorial and visual effects. It has been [...]

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What is the Future of Advertising? A Recap of “Martinis with Cindy Gallop”

by Kristi Ciesynski October 3, 2011

“There is no glass ceiling in advertising – it is just a layer of fat men,” said Steve Wallace, quoting words from Cindy Gallop as he introduced her to the Minneapolis ad community. Ad Fed hosted “Martinis with Cindy Gallop” event at the Fine Line, on Monday night, September 26th.

Cindy Gallop shared her philosophy of [...]

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Ads in Observance of September 11th – Responses and Discussions

by Kristi Ciesynski September 13, 2011

September 11th, 2011, was the 10 year anniversary of the nation’s great tragedy. On Sunday, there were a few companies who chose to run advertising in observance of 9/11. AdAge.com brings this topic to discussion, highlighting the top three TV ads of that day: State Farm, Budweiser, and Verizon.  There has been quite a lot [...]

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Game Results: Golferoo 2011

by Kristi Ciesynski August 28, 2011

Written By: Leah Zins and Lacey Cobb
Golferoo 2011 landed in the rough with the original tournament date washed out by a torrential downpour. Luckily, after the thunderstorm and catering bogie, Golferoo got a mulligan on the whole day.  With a few extra weeks to spare, the committee went back to the drawing board to iron out [...]

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Alphabet Bash 2011: An absolute must networking event for MN creative professionals.

by Kristi Ciesynski August 16, 2011

It is the networking event of the year for Minnesota’s advertising, marketing, communications and creative organizations. This year’s Alphabet Bash, on Thursday August 11, was an intermingling of over 600 registered industry professionals and 9 different MN organizations: Ad Fed, AMA, IABC, MDMA, MIMA, MMPA, MWMC, MNWIFT and PRSA. This night is a must be at [...]

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Ad Fed Tasting the Surly Fury

by Kristi Ciesynski April 26, 2011

Good beer and advertising folks. Thursday April 21 was Ad Fed’s private Surly Brewery tour for new and renewing members. This spring Ad Fed is gearing up excitement for membership by hosting events that showcase local MN companies. The first of this series was at Surly Brewing.

When walking into the Brooklyn Center brewery, you immediately [...]

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Event Recap: Ad2 Happy Hour at Periscope

by Kristi Ciesynski March 18, 2011

It was a beautiful March afternoon, and what else to do on a Wednesday, but happy hour at Periscope? I walked in to the block-long agency to lively music and lots of exciting chatter. The evening started with drinks and social time. But, there has to be some sort of presentation at these things too, [...]

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