Think/Share is Vancouver’s new speaker series dedicated to the city’s advertising and marketing industry. Integrating students and industry, the goal is to provide an open platform for engaging discussions. Each event will introduce a panel of local professionals who specialize in the evenings topic. Events will also feature live local music and an inviting atmosphere where all are welcome.
April 2012: Creativity in the Modern Landscape
Hosted by Bob Kronbauer, Founder of Vancouver is Awesome (V.I.A.)
A logo on a box. A tagline, a banner, a live activation, a photo. What exactly is creativity in the modern landscape? Advertisers now have more data about their audiences than ever before, and more ways to reach them. Consumers can stand on digital soapboxes and preach their opinions to the masses. Powerful strategy can be matched with groundbreaking creative to actually develop relationships with the audience.
In light of this, people are now exposed to such a high number of messages everyday, that they are forced to filter out the majority. What effect does all of this have on creative? Are the key tenants of creative and art direction still at the heart of it all? Or has something changed for good?
- April 11th at 6pm sharp
- Guilt & Co. in Gastown (1 Alexander Street, under Chill Winston)
- Admission with a $15 donation to NABS and the BCITMA at the door
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The event will be followed by live folk music, good times and of course – board games. Think/Share Vancouver is pleased to announce the host and speakers of the March 2012 lineup.
President and Editor-In-Chief, Vancouver is Awesome Inc.
Bob Kronbauer is a creative director and early online adopter. He founded the first online skateboarding magazine in the 90’s and, after facilitating it’s acquisition, went on to work in the art department of film director Spike Jonze’s skateboard company in Los Angeles. Finding his way back home to Vancouver in the mid 2000’s to work as a freelancer for international clients such as Nike, Poketo, Kangol and others, in early 2008 Bob founded the VancouverIsAwesome.com blog which has grown to be one of BC’s most popular web sites, celebrating positive stories of local arts and culture. Over the coming years he plans to launch the “Is Awesome” brand with partners in every major Canadian centre.
Senior Art Director, Blast Radius
Carson Ting is currently the Senior Art Director at Blast Radius, an internationally recognized creative agency. He is an award-winning art director with over 10 years of experience on building global and national brands such as Nike, Air Jordan, Lexus, Toyota, Sony, Goodyear, Canon, BCAA, Science World, Honda and Acura. In 2008, he founded Chairman Ting Industries, an experimental visual workshop based in Vancouver. Carson has been named as one of the top 200 best illustrators worldwide by Lürzer’s Archive magazine.
In 2010, his artwork was sponsored and exhibited by Adidas Originals in both Hong Kong and Shanghai’s flagship stores. Carson was voted as one of the top 5 most creative people in Canada by Marketing Magazine in 2009. In the spring of 2011, he was invited to speak at Pecha Kucha in Vancouver with a record attendance of over 1,000 people. His art work is currently exhibited at the San Jose Tech Museum in California.
Creative Director and Co-Founder, Village&Co.
Justin is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Village&Co., an agency in Vancouver specializing in social media. Justin has had a dynamic career in advertising, with the majority of his 16 years experience rooted in digital. From his first job working on Kokanee in Vancouver to then being swept up in the dot-com cyclone in San Francisco working on high profile accounts such as Hewlett-Packard, Miller Brewing and Banana Republic. Returning to Vancouver, as the Managing Director of Radar DDB, he led Canada Tourism’s robust and award-winning social media program, which was the perfect springboard to starting up social-centric Village&Co. As Creative Director, his insatiable curiosity results in his days being filled with social strategy, creativity, technology and innovation – but more importantly, as of late, Angry Birds Space.
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VP of Client Service, Newad
Jerrid oversees client service activities for Newad’s Western Canadian offices and is responsible for the development of Newad’s Experiential Marketing, Indoor Advertising, Online and Mobile divisions. Jerrid has helped to bring to life experiential campaigns for a broad range of clients including Telus, Servus Credit Union and Nintendo. A hockey fanatic, mobile geek and new father, Jerrid initially developed a love for marketing from watching Angela Bower on “Who’s the Boss”. Jerrid sits on several industry boards including NABS West and OMAC’s technology innovation board.
See highlights of Think/Share Vancouver’s February 2012 Event, The Digital Shift here. See pictures from the event here
Questions? Contact Robbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or April (email@example.com).
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