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Rochester Advertising Federation Announces Return of Second Annual R/ADWEEK

The Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF) is proud to announce the second annual R/ADWEEK returning to Rochester November 5-9, 2018. Presented by the Rochester Advertising Federation, R/ADWEEK is a five-day series of special events and programs featuring local and national creative leaders and speakers. The goal…

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Freelancer Spotlight: Michael Donohoe

Michael Donohoe is a freelance digital marketing consultant, serving primarily as a marketing project manager and producer.  He runs a small consulting/advertising firm called Something to Say Communications from his home office and is currently a “solopreneur.” Over the past twenty-five years, Michael’s held marketing and…

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New benefit for RAF members

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between the RAF and Nazareth College that directly benefits RAF members. This partnership provides RAF members with preferred access to any of the Nazareth College School of Management master-level graduate programs, which include Human Resource Development, Human Resource…

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Student Breathes New Life into 20MAAB

At last night’s 20MAAB, we added a new component that was brought forth by RIT student, Rebecca Wolinski. Rebecca reached out to the RAF a few weeks ago because she noticed that students were leaving after the presentation and missing out on the networking aspect…

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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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Long Hair, Do Care: When Friendship and Philanthropy Collide

Rochester is fortunate to be built on a community of non-profits and generous individuals. Which makes it the perfect city for a well-intentioned man-bun to kick-off Farley’s Friends, a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization geared toward fostering philanthropic friendships in our community. RAF member, local…

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On the Side Expo with Aaron Gordon

As a growing company and an edgy brand, Optic Sky Productions understands the benefits of being associated with an event like On the Side Expo. They are artists, and they want to support artistry at every possible opportunity. Like many RAF members, Optic Sky founder…

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RAF 25: Return on Innovation

The RAF is officially 25 years old. We can rent a car now if we want to. 25 years for any organization is an achievement (certainly if it’s 100% run by volunteers) and we’re still making our mark on the industry as it continues to…

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TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD SUBMIT WORK AND ATTEND THE ADDYS

#10 – As part of the “No Creative Left Behind” program, all submissions will be displayed online before the event. #9 – It’s one more opportunity to be able to write off a whole evening of partying as a business expense. #8 – Where else…

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