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Chat Session with David Cooperstein on Marketing Brands in the 21st Century

by Meredith Edstam September 8, 2012

David Cooperstein, an industry leading expert in digital marketing and strategy, will be speaking for the Advertising Federation of Minnesota’s (Ad Fed) monthly breakfast presentation on Thursday, September 13. Cooperstein’s presentation, “It’s Time to Rebuild Your Brand for the 21st Century,” will delve into the many areas of branding.
Customer-obsessed companies are out-innovating and out-maneuvering their [...]

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Party With The BrandLab: We’ve Got Pulled Pork Sliders!

by Forest Taylor August 27, 2012

Spots are filling quickly for The BrandLab’s Back to School party on September 6th, and it’s not hard to understand why.
We’ve got it all:

We’ve got live music from The Still Sound, Better Bones, Heavy Handed and Foreston .
We’ve got Lucid Brewing on tap.
We’ve raffle items – lunch with important people, beer baskets, a year-long supply [...]

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Day-Break on the Green: Golferoo 2012

by Grant Spanier July 30, 2012

When I climbed out from my car into the parking lot I was immediately confronted by the scent of freshly cut grass. As I stood and began to walk towards the brown building across the street, little droplets fell from above and struck my face. A mist hung heavy in the air. All was still, [...]

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Pre-Golf Pep Talk: Get your golf on at Ad Fed’s Golferoo

by Grant Spanier July 18, 2012

If you weren’t aware, the annual advertising industry golf tournament, Golferoo, is this Friday, July 20. I had the chance to sit down with the event director, Cory Vandenberghe to discuss this year’s event…
1. Introduce yourself
Cory Vandenberghe, Director of Special Events for Ad Fed. This includes Bowl-o-Rama, Golferoo and Alphabet Bash (Aug. 9th) www.alphabetbash.com
2. How [...]

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Mad Men and Mad Women of Minneapolis

by Matthew Martin June 19, 2012

Isaac Newton has been credited with the saying, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” On Thursday June 14th, more than 200 advertising and marketing professionals current and alumni attended the first Ad Fed event of its kind, The Mad Men and Mad Women of Minneapolis. This event [...]

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Ad 2 Public Service Partners with The BrandLab

by Forest Taylor June 12, 2012

Ad 2 Minneapolis is excited to announce its partnership with The BrandLab and the re-launch of its public service program.
If you’ve heard of The BrandLab, their selection as an Ad Fed partner for 2012 is probably obvious. Since it was founded several years ago, The BrandLab has reached out to an ever-increasing number of classrooms [...]

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They came, they saw, they devoured. Summer OlympiAD2 Pub Crawl 2012.

by Tim Putnam May 21, 2012

What a great night we had last Thursday at The Summer OlympiAD2 Pub Crawl! A slew of advertising and marketing professionals and students alike gathered at Williams in Uptown Minneapolis for the first stop of the night. They  networked, competed, and enjoyed the food/beverage specials offered especially for pub-crawlers. The dart boards, foosball tables, and [...]

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The Future of Magazines in the Digital Age? Engage, Learn, Grow.

by Joan Erakit May 7, 2012

Printed magazines will continue to be an important piece of the consumer’s life; this is the message I walked away with during last week’s Magazine Day – an annual gathering hosted by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed) to discuss the role magazines play in a time of mass communication and ever evolving technology.
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Experience Magazine Day 2012

by Leah Zins April 30, 2012

Picture, for a moment, a large room. In the room there are rows of tables. Neatly stacked upon these tables are magazines. Not just a few, thousands. Every title imaginable is free for the taking, from GQ to Wired, Glamour to Newsweek. The doors are open for the attendees to freely grab as many titles [...]

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The Inaugural AdFed MN Bowl-O-Rama 2012!

by Matthew Martin April 24, 2012

On Thursday night, April 19, the first annual Bowl-O-Rama, at Memory Lanes and Throwback Café in Minneapolis, was a new hit event for the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed)!  Twenty-one lanes contained 100+ AdFed members and others from the ad community ready to bowl their hearts out.
Dress was casual and some teams created their own [...]

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