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Repping the RAF: The Intern’s Experience

Repping the RAF: The Intern’s Experience By Courtney Downing It was a “first” for all of us. This was the first time the Rochester Advertising Federation offered an internship and my first time working with multiple professionals from top marketing companies. We all didn’t know…

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RAF Inspired: Back To Basics

RAF Inspired: Back To Basics By Chelsea Wagner I’m sorry for the misleading title, but the link you just clicked is actually not an Ina Garten fan fiction essay. If that is what you’re looking for, why? What kinds of elegant food preparation and easy…

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RAF Inspired: Creatures of Habit Need Change, Too

Creatures of Habit Need Change, Too By Kelly Chapman “Change is the only constant.” I have heard this statement before but had no idea what it meant. I only knew that it made me shudder at the thought of “constant change” being real. Because, my…

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A note from your RAF President

How is it the end of December already? A note from the RAF President   What does the High Falls ghost, a mountain in Colorado and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have in common? Well, not much, except that your RAF board members have…

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RAF Inspired: Inspiration Island

Inspiration Island By Lissa Mathis What inspires me? Besides having my health, a roof over my head, a Wegmans rotisserie chicken in the fridge, and a husband and two children that mean the (dysfunctional) world to me? Well, here’s how I like to think of this: If…

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Beyond the Side: Impostor Syndrome

Beyond the Side: Impostor Syndrome By Stacey Rowe Full disclosure: I have an interesting history with public restrooms and the ADDY Awards. The first year I attended, I fell asleep in the Convention Center bathroom for three hours. Since the building was locked, the custodians…

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RAF Inspired: Inspiration in Music on the Timeline

Inspiration in Music on the Timeline By Rich Pulvino What inspires me? Hmm… … …uh… … …wow… … …umm… … Polyvinyl Records announces the first American Football album in 17 years AndJustLikeThatAFloodOfEmotionsRaceThroughMyHeadToThePointWhereICan’tThink Straight.EverythingIsCloudedAndTheOnlySoundsCatchingTheSynapsesInMyBrainAreThe DelicateJangleOfGuitarsInTheFirstPieceOfNewAmericanFootballMusicIn17Years.They’re NotKnownByManyButHaveGrownACultFollowingSinceTheEarly2000sAfterTheReleaseOf TheirDebutAndOnlyAlbum[UntilNow].TheirFirstAlbumWasEverythingToMe.IDon’tThing ItLeftMyCDPlayerThroughoutMyHighSchoolYears.OtherBandsCameAndWentOverThe YearsButAmericanFootballWasAConstant.FromThenUntilNowAndIntoTheFuture.AndNow AfterSoManyYeayrsWeFinallyHaveNewMusic! …[deep breath]… Phew! Got a little…

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RAF 20 Minutes & A Beer :: A Deliberate Life w/ Matt Smythe & Grant Taylor

As we dive headfirst into the holiday season that for many of us in this industry is filled with equal parts celebrating with family & friends and working to meet the demands of clients with last remnants of budget dollars to spend, I found it…

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The Strategy of Basketball

I loved to play basketball when I was younger. Though I wasn’t very good at it. My size and skill earned me the nickname “handicap” but I still enjoyed to play. Some of my fondest memories growing up centered around playing pick up basketball at…

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Next Step Junkie

Action items make webpages more user-friendly.

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