adSPEAK: Branson Veal of MOD Pizza

From the Boise Advertising Federation:

Brought to the BAF as part of CLM’s Dog Eat Hog speaker series on challenger brands.

Order up creative inspo with extra cheese. On June 6th at noon, Boise Ad Fed delivers adSPEAK with Branson Veal at Beside Bardenay. As the creative director of MOD Pizza, he’ll serve up some fresh-baked ideas on challenger branding topped with social good strategy.

Founded in 2008 in Seattle, MOD Pizza is the original superfast pizza experience. In the crowded $46 billion US pizza market, every slice matters, and MOD’s focus on quality and putting people first is disrupting the industry. Now the quickest growing fast-casual pizza chain in the country, MOD is taking on everyone from newcomers Blaze and Pieology to mega-chains like Domino’s and Pizza Hut—all with the goal of doing good and giving back. It’s pizza with a purpose.

Branson Veal joined MOD Pizza as Executive Creative Director after 26 years as a top-award-winning director and creative director. In the last two years he’s led all design at MOD, opening over 200 stores. Branson believes that effective design and branding needs to stop people in their tracks. It’s crowded out there, differentiate.

Taco bar served!

Seating is limited. Tickets for BAF members are $20 advance and $25 at door. For non-members admission is $23 advance and $28 at door.

 

Rockie Awards – The Winners

For those who might have missed the show in April, the Boise Advertising Federation recently published the complete list of winners from this year’s Rockie Awards.

Of the 429 entries, 123 were recognized at various levels – Gold, Silver, or Citation. Gold winners were automatically forwarded to the AAF District 11 competition.

Notables from this year’s show: Drake Cooper won Best of Show for their 18 Summers campaign, Duft Watterson took Gold in 8 of the 16 categories, and Christal Gammill was this year’s recipient of the Idaho Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award.

The complete list of award winners and select samples of winning work can be found on the Boise Advertising Federation’s website.

BAFter Hours – BARKter Hours

From the Boise Advertising Federation:

It’s time for our September BAFter Hours! And this one is a special one. Join us at Hops & Bottles on Wednesday, September 26th and.. BRING YOUR DOG! We’re hosting a BARKter Hours for you hoomans to bring your puppers for some fun social time.

We will also be collecting all sorts of dog food (unopened) to donate to Idaho Humane Society because we want all of our four legged friends to have full, happy bellies.

Hops & Bottles is a new spot on 15th and Grove Street by the Idaho Youth Ranch serving up every beer you can think of and MORE! They have a great patio that is dog friendly and a killer selection of beers to help you mix and mingle and talk shop with your peers.

Updated tap list can be found here:
https://www.taphunter.com/location/hops-bottles/6019464353153024

As always, this event is FREE! Minus however many beers your dog has. We can’t be responsible for that. Call an Uber, Cujo is drunk.

Take your swing at a tourney title

BAF Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

The Boise Advertising Federation’s annual Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament is coming up on Friday, October 5th at Shadow Valley Golf Club.

Registration is now open, and includes a barbecue following the tournament. Students planning to participate in the coming year’s National Student Advertising Competition will be on the course to raise money for their respective ad clubs, and proceeds from the tournament will benefit those clubs as well.

Registration closes October 1st. But don’t wait — space is limited. Contact Dustin Fuller with questions.

BAF Kickball

It’s that time of the year again, BAF KICKBALL SEASON! Sign your team up today! League starts on 6/20 and goes through 7/18 (no game on the 4th of July). Registration will close on Monday, 6/18.

Each team needs to have AT LEAST two men and two women, 6-8 players total per team. Three teams will be able to play in each game. One team will kick, while the other two will field. Last week of the season (7/18) will be the tournament to determine the 2018 BAF Kickball Champions! Will CLM defend their crown, or will someone new take home the glory and, more importantly, bragging rights? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, June 20 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 11 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:30pm

All games are at Ann Morrison Park Field #7 near the clock tower (same spot as last year).

BAF Kickball

It’s that time of the year again, BAF KICKBALL SEASON! Sign your team up today! League starts on 6/20 and goes through 7/18 (no game on the 4th of July). Registration will close on Monday, 6/18.

Each team needs to have AT LEAST two men and two women, 6-8 players total per team. Three teams will be able to play in each game. One team will kick, while the other two will field. Last week of the season (7/18) will be the tournament to determine the 2018 BAF Kickball Champions! Will CLM defend their crown, or will someone new take home the glory and, more importantly, bragging rights? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, June 20 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 11 @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:30pm

All games are at Ann Morrison Park Field #7 near the clock tower (same spot as last year).

2018 Rockie Awards Show

The 2018 Rockie Awards Show was a raucous and rowdy affair as usual, and good times were had all around.

A few notables from Saturday night’s event:

The Silver Medal Award went to Sherie Moody-St. Clair from the Idaho Lottery

Drake Cooper took home Best of Show for their J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation work.

Oliver Russell and Scentsy both won at the regional level as well — a Gold regional ADDY for Oliver Russell and a Silver for Scentsy. Oliver Russell’s submission has since been forwarded to the national competition.

Congratulations to all the winners.

BAF Tackles the Superbowl

It’s the first BAF Lunch & Learn of 2018!!

The Superbowl is the Advertising community’s, well, superbowl. Join all of your ad community colleagues as a diverse panel of creative directors, video producers, and marketing directors break down the best and the worst of advertising during this year’s Big Game.

Scheduled panelists:

  • Edward Moore, CEO and Founding Partner, DaviesMoore
  • Chryssa Rich, Marketing Director, Primary Health
  • Melissa Stoner, Marketing Director, KTVB
  • Dylan Amundson, DrakeCooper

BAF Holiday Roast 2017

From our friends at the Boise Advertising Federation:

Come celebrate the holidays with BAF as some of the funniest among us roast advertising and all of its quirks and peculiarities (and throw us a couple of dad jokes too!)

$10 tickets online or at door (+ ticket fees)

We are also once again participating in Foerstel’s Annual Blanket & Donation Drive. Please bring twin-sized bedding or blankets (or other items listed below) to help give a much-needed donation to Interfaith Sanctuary.

Thanks and see you there!

Items needed:

  • New or Gently Used Blankets
  • Twin Size Sheets
  • Interlocking Foam Floor Mats for Kids
  • Peanut Butter Granola Bars
  • Coffee
  • Non-Dairy Creamer