Allyship & Action Summit: The State of Equity

The Allyship & Action summit series are programs that gathers voices to have tough conversations about racism and discrimination in the industry through experiences, education and goals.

The next summit — The State of Equity — takes place October 29th and 30th. From the event’s description:

We’re all feeling the ominous weight of this upcoming election. It’s weighing down your teams, families, and society. It’s the most important election cycle in our lifetimes.

At the end of the day, despite who’s in office in 2021, we still have work to do to ensure equity in our industry. Join Mark Read, Fernando Machado, Imani Barbarin, Sereena Abbassi & more!

Find more details and register here.

In case you missed it — Allyship & Action Summit

A replay of the live stream of the Allyship & Action Summit is now available.

Watch it here, or on YouTube.

Allyship & Action Summit

Came across this recently on Twitter, and felt it was worth sharing here:

We’re still not past the systematic racial challenges of the advertising industry. How do we sustain racial conversations and educate beyond, “black tile tuesday.”

The Allyship & Action Summit will be a source of information on allyship and providing tangible next steps on anti-racism in ad land for all.

June 18, 2020
12:50 PM EST – 4:05 PM EST
Youtube Stream x Zoom Workshops

The summit will be live-streamed through YouTube, and workshops will be facilitated through Zoom. Workshops will be first-come, first-serve on the day of the event.

Who is invited?
Everyone in the advertising industry from account managers to the c-suites; freelancers, agencies, production companies, brands – everyone.

How much is it?
No costs, everyone apart of this virtual conference is volunteering their time to support the freelance community.

Learn more and register for the conference at

BAF Event – Get Your Think On! with Brett Craig

From our friends at the Boise Advertising Federation:

Get your think on with Brett Craig

Get Your Think On! | Thursday, September 22nd | 5:30pm | Berryhill Gernika Room

Tickets: $15 Members | $20 Non-Members | $10 NSAC Students

Brett Craig joins us after recently being named to The Adweek 50, a list of the fifty top marketers in America. With nearly 20 years of experience at top national agencies such as TBWA/Chiat/Day, LA and Deutsch/LA, his work has been recognized by every major international award show. He has led advertising and communications for brands such as Sony PlayStation, Call of Duty, Washington Mutual and Pepsi. He currently is an Executive Creative Director at Deutsch/LA and oversees Taco Bell, Dr Pepper and 7UP.

In his presentation to the BAF, Brett will address the importance of collaboration in business and agencies from excerpts from his book, “Collaborate or Die: How Being A Jerk Kills Ideas and Careers.” His presentation will provide ideas on better ways to collaborate, and help foster a more creative environment in your business. If you’re coming up in the advertising biz, managing a team of creative people, ever struggled with this issue personally (haven’t we all?), or just want to enjoy some delicious appetizers and cocktails from Berryhill while checking out some of the world’s best ads, you should join us for this presentation.