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Resiliency + Rochester

Resiliency + Rochester By Sharon Napier, CEO, Partners + Napier I’m very proud to live in Rochester and run an ad agency here. And, I’ve heard it all, just as I’m sure you have. “Oh! That’s near Westchester, right?” “Isn’t it cold up there?” “How…

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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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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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20MAAB with Sir Rocha Says: How to Grow Your Blog, Like a Boss

We were lucky enough to have Sir Rocha Says (sirrochasays.com), a local Rochester, NY food & drink blogger, join us for our April 20MAAB. She shared 5 key lessons relative to how she build her personal brand, increased her readership and social media following in…

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Celebrating the 25th Annual ADDY Awards

This year marked the 25th annual ADDY Awards. On Friday, March 18 our creative community came together to celebrate our grit and our glory. And what a record breaking year it was! With more than 400 entries received, we awarded 94 ADDYs throughout the night – the…

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Calling all creatives: 6x6x2011 Global

This a great opportunity to exhibit your art while supporting the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. 6×6 began as a small fund-raising project, but has grown into an international art phenomenon. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 countries were entered in…

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The State of the RAF

Watching the state of the Union Address from President Barack Obama inspired me to give my own State of the RAF speech, and well since there is no avenue (yet) for me to give a citywide address on the state of our industry, I’ll have…

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Freelance Expo This Thursday

RAF Freelance Expo on Thursday, April 22, and the Memorial Art Gallery from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP to attend. If you are a freelancer there is still time to exhibit at the event and showcase your work. RSVP to exhibit. Marketing directors and agency peeps. Do you…

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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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