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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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The four points of a solid nomination

The four points of a solid nomination. Joseph Mayernik Owner/Creative Director – Brandtatorship Annually, the RAF selects one member of our advertising community as the Silver Achievement Award winner and is recognized at the American Advertising Award show that takes place in March. The American…

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RAF Inspired: Country Roads

Country Roads By Nicole Henry A while back, our chief strategy officer at Butler/Till published a post on LinkedIn about the importance of finding the white space in your day, week, life; about needing to find those moments where you’re able to disconnect and reflect….

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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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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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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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Freelance Firsthand

A month ago we hosted our second annual Freelance Fresh – an event geared to inform and inspire local freelancers and helping to facilitate connections between our freelance community and local agencies and companies who may be in need of their services. We sat down…

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Celebrating On the Side Expo on August 4th

Stacey Rowe began teaching herself how to paint in junior high while on a family vacation; and she refuses to acknowledge the year because she looks a lot younger than her actual age. Rowe eventually received instruction in the form of what her father describes…

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