The Ad Rodeo Association is excited to announce that Frank Palmer, Chairman and CEO of DDB Canada, is coming to Calgary for an exclusive and interactive speaking engagement on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013.
Frank Palmer is one of the ad community’s most respected leaders and humanitarians. From his humble beginnings in Vancouver over 40 years ago, Frank has created one of Canada’s most acclaimed marketing communications agencies, while changing the face of Canadian advertising. As the chief engineer of the merger between Palmer Jarvis and the DDB network in 1998, Frank has built a thriving national agency network renowned for its creative, integrated approach to marketing.
Frank will be introduced by special guest Patti Derbyshire, Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University and faculty champion of Design4Change, a student-run agency group based in Bisset Marketing. The speaking engagement itself will be open, and will encourage participation from the audience. Mark Kamachi (Creative Director of Ad Maki and Advertising Instructor at Alberta College of Art & Design) will be hosting the 90 minute talk / Q&A with Frank Palmer.
Wednesday, January 30th at Boyce Theatre, BMO Centre (1410 Olympic Way SE)
6:00pm – Doors Open and Reception
7:00pm – Introduction by Patti Derbyshire
7:30pm – Discussions with Frank Palmer lead by Mark Kamachi
9:00pm – Conclusion
For more information, or to order tickets, please visit http://adrodeospeakerseries.eventbrite.com/#
About Ad Rodeo
Ad Rodeo is the celebration of creative excellence in Calgary. Each year, the Ad Rodeo Society provides creative professionals the opportunity to meet, talk, learn, mentor and celebrate what they do through several events that culminate in the Anvil Awards. The Anvil Award represents the special talent and effort it takes to be recognized by your peers for creating the very best. As a not-for-profit society Ad Rodeo is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and is devoted entirely to the development and support of industry members and young creatives. Partnerships with local and national sponsors allows us to promote mentorship and education through scholarships and facilitates internships at Calgary agencies.
While providing a benchmark for excellence, it is also the vehicle in Calgary to raise funds for the National Advertising Benevolent Society. With every successful event we are able to contribute funds to this vital organization that assists industry members through a variety of programs.