2010 Rockie Awards Show Roundup

2010 Rockie AwardsFor those who may have missed it, the 2010 Rockie Awards Show was this past Saturday evening.

And for those who attended, everyone can agree that it was one of, if not the best awards shows that the Boise Advertising Federation and Idaho Advertising Federation has ever put on.  A huge congratulations goes out to Jennie Myers and the entire show committee for putting on a memorable event.  If you see any of them in the next couple of weeks, be sure to thank them for everything they put in to it.

A few highlights:

Silver Medal Award Winner Mike Sanders

Dave Cook and Asa Nims with their acoustic duet.

Jason Hamilton ribbing John Drake for his soap opera name and hair.

George Parker presenting Best of Show (and possibly inspiring a new award that may appear on this site at some point in time – stay tuned).

The after-party at the Red Room.

The Knitting Factory, packed to the gills for a sold-out awards show, with some of the most talented people in this business, all dressed to the nines.

And much, much more.

It really was a great night.

To all of the winners — Well Done.  Rather than try to list them all here, I’ll merely point you to the Rockie Awards website, where you can check out all the winners in the 2010 Rockie Awards Show Winners Book.

As I’ve said many times before, I’d put the work that comes out of the state of Idaho, and the talented folks involved in making it happen, up against anyone else in the country.  This year’s winners are yet another reflection of that.

Congratulations to all.

BAF Event: An Evening with George Parker

The Boise Advertising Federation kicks off it’s annual speaker series with decorated copywriter, one-of-a-kind blogger, and “change artist extraordinaire” George Parker.

George, notorious for his writing on AdScam, author of MadScam and The Ubiquitous Persuaders, and contributor to PSFK, aims to “bring the goodness back to our rapidly evolving industry, even if it means pissing a whole lot of people off.”

Details about the event:

Date:  Wednesday, November 4th
Time:
– 5:30: Cocktails and Appetizers
– 6:30: George Parker
– 7:30 – 10:00: Music by The Naughties
Location:  The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St.
Cost:
– BAF Members and member spouse/guest:  $25 per person
– Non-Members:  $35 per person
– Students:  $15 per person

Doors will open to the public at 8:00 for the remainder of The Naughties performance with a $5 cover charge.

RSVPs for this event should be sent via email to info@boiseadfed.org, or by telephone to (208) 336-7511.

This is an event that should not be missed, and a great event to kick off the BAF’s 100th year.

George Parker Intro

George Parker Does Not Hate Everything

Believe it or not, it’s true — there’s proof!

Kidding aside, during an appearance on Episode 63 of The BeanCast, George Parker had a few complimentary words for the work that Drake Cooper has done over the years for the Idaho Lottery.

The brief comment came in the context of a discussion that he and the other panelists were having about the PlaidNation Tour, their travels, and Plaid’s desire to recognize great work that comes out of shops in different cities.  If you’re interested in listening, the discussion surrounding the tour takes place just over an hour into the show.

P.S. – All in good fun George, all in good fun.