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:

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.