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The latest AdDrinx event has been announced for Vancouver! We’re holding it on the (G0d willing) sunny patio of the Art Gallery.

Some appetizers will be provided courtesy of AOL, and there will be a few door prizes. But mostly this is a great event to come hang out on a sunny patio with your friends, co-workers, and other industry folks. Super casual.

Click on the image below and RSVP to the event so they know how much food to order!

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Hey Vancouver, the NABS Cannes Reel is screening on Thursday, January 30th, 2014.


If you’ve never been before, this is a great opportunity to meet and hang with some fantastic industry people. Have some drinks. And watch some of the best advertisements in the world. I’m going to try to make it out – you should too.

Buy your tickets here.

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Thursday, October 31, 5:00 PM


Wednesday & Thursday, Nov 6 & 7, all day


Friday, November 8 6:00 PM


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Vintage Torture?

It looks like NABS East friends have brought back the Vintage Intern Auction. That’s where you can bid money to make a top ad executive your intern for the day – and all the funds go right back to NABS.

The creative agency, Zulu Alpha Kilo (turn down your speakers before you click on that link, btw) took the idea to a dark place this year… or maybe just a realistic place? Either way, while I watched this video, my one eyebrow slowly crept its way up to the middle of my forehead.



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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been planning my Halloween costume since November 1, 2012. I’ve narrowed it down to three ideas. The not-so-big reveal will happen at the first-ever Halloween event for the Vancouver media, marketing, and advertising community – PARANORMAL AD-TIVITY. This even is being put on by both NABs and AdDrinx, and is going to take place on October 31, 2013. That’s a Thursday, which is perfect, right?

There will be drinks (duh), dancing, and prizes for best costume. Tickets and venue info will be coming soon, but in the meantime, join the Facebook event by clicking on the poster below and SAVE THE DATE!

It’s going to be big.
It’s going to be unforgettable.
And you can bet things are going to get wicked.

Paranormal Ad-tivity

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402110InvWith the taste of white wine still lingering my mouth from last night’s NABS BBQ at Cossette, I’m here to tell you about the next industry commiseration libations. AdDrix is having their Summer Luau! Hooray! And they totally scored the sweetest location in all of Vancouver: the Art Gallery Cafe!



5:00 – 8:00PM



What is AdDrinx?

Because we often find ourselves too busy to see each other, AdDrinx is a fine excuse for advertising people to get together, raise a glass, catch up on advertising gossip, and – very importantly – donate a few dollars to a worthy cause while doing so.

At each AdDrinx social, 100% of the proceeds we raise gets passed on to those in need in our local community. Over the last two years, our supporters and regulars have helped us raise thousands of dollars in toys and cash donations for our community. If you are able, we invite you, too, to bring our industry together and make a difference.

It’s drinking on a patio for a good cause, you guys. RSVP on their Facebook event page and see you there!


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Upcoming Vancouver Advertising Event:

Who doesn't like a BBQ?

Who doesn’t like a BBQ?

NABS is holding a BBQ on August 8th, from 4:30 – 7:00pm.

Cossette has donated the wrap-around patio on the 5th floor so our friends can sling burgers, beer, and hot-dog-shaped tofu sticks down our gullets.

Tickets are $10.00 each and can be bought online. They get you in the door, a meat/bun item of your choice, and 1 beer or wine. Plus you can enter your business card for all sorts of door prizes – so make sure you bring one of those. (Hopefully you didn’t give them all away at the bar like I did.)

There are only a few tickets available at the door, and those will cost you $15.00 each. So don’t be a non-committal lazy ass. Get your tickets today, and RSVP on the Facebook page – that way you can see who else you’ll be partying with.

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Vancouver Advertising Event: NABS Cannes Reel


One of my favorite industry events is happening January 31, 2013 at the Scotiabank Theater, downtown Vancouver. The Cannes Lions Screening, presented by NABS. This event is always guaranteed to be a good time.

Gather together with a bunch of industry folk, and see how many cocktails you can drink before going into the theater to watch some of the world’s best adverting.

Doors open at 5pm.

Screening starts at 6:30pm.

Although pizza and popcorn are being served, I recommend you grab something before coming as the food can go rather quickly at this event. Also, bring some cash for 50/50 tickets, as all proceeds go to NABS.

Get your tickets here!

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Upcoming Vancouver Events

A couple of things to mark on your calendars:

SO MUCH DATA, TOO LITTLE ANALYSIS: Improve profitability with business analytics

Thursday, November 29
7:15 am – 2:00 pm
Tickets: $79+ hst
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building

Find out how to use your organization’s data in a more timely and useful fashion to improve profitability and growth. The event features a number of speakers with expertise in sectors like manufacturing and supply chain management, e-commerce, and retail and consumer services marketing.

  • It’s an early start with breakfast and the keynote from Eric Morris, Head of Search and Mobile Advertising at Google Canada. This will be kicking off the event at 7:30 – 9:15 am.
  • Breakout sessions are then held from 9:30 – 10:15 am.
  • Networking break from 10:15 – 10:30 am.
  • More breakout sessions from 10:30 – 11:15 am.
     (Don’t miss my bestie Kelsey Breakey on the Marketing Panel. Hey gurl!)
  • Finally lunch and a keynote wraps up the day from 12:15 – 2pm.

More information & tickets here.


ABCOM Christmas Lunch

Friday, November 30
Doors at 11am, lunch served at noon, Mosiac bar post-lunch & beyond.
Tickets: $700/table (seats 10) or $70.00 each ticket + HST
Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Grand Ballroom

What is there to say about the ABCOM Christmas Lunch, except maybe don’t plan on returning to the office afterwards. It’s the only lunch event that I’ve ever been to that has an after party. These are my people. A yearly gathering of the advertising and broadcast folks, all in one room, eating, drinking, and winning some sweet door prizes. Oh, and partial proceeds go to NABS!

More information & tickets here.

You never know who you’ll meet at ABCOM. Especially after five hours of cocktails.

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Advertising & Marketing Resources in Canada: How To Find What You Need, When You Need It.

Check out my latest blog post for FreshGigs.ca on how to track down the information you need online. There’s a link to an amazing salary guide for pretty much every advertising and marketing job known to man. Are you being underpaid?

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