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THE ART D   IRECTORS C   LUB 2   011–2012 ANNUAL R   EPORT


ADC LEADERSHIP ADC BOARD MEETINGS

ADC would like to thank our outgoing Board members, including Janet Froelich, Chee Pearlman, Rob Rasmussen and Craig Dubitsky for their service and dedication to the ADC mission. Other changes to the board include Brian Collins’ election as second Vice President and Steve Smith’s election as Treasurer. Doug Jaeger stepped down as second Vice President, but remains Advisory Board President.

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ADC LEADERSHIP

PRESIDENT BENJAMIN PALMER CO–FOUNDER, CEO THE BARBARIAN GROUP NEW YORK, NY

1ST VICE PRESIDENT ANTHONY RHODES EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK, NY

2ND VICE PRESIDENT DOUGH JAEGER PARTNER JAEGERSLOAN INC. NEW YORK, NY

TREASURER CRAIG DUBITSKY MANAGING PARTNER KIND NEW YORK, NY

SECRETARY ANN HARAKAWA PRINCIPAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR THE BARBARIAN GROUP NEW YORK, NY

ASSISTANT SECRETARY/ TREASURER STEVE SMITH PARTNER STEPHEN M. SMITH & CO. NEW YORK, NY

SCOTT BELSKY CEO, FOUNDER JAEGERSLOAN INC. NEW YORK, NY

BRIAN COLLINS CHAIRMAN, CCO COLLINS NEW YORK, NY

ROB FEAKINS CCO PRESIDENT PUBLICIS KAPLAN THALER NEW YORK NEW YORK, NY

JANER FROELICH CREATIVE DIRECTOR REAL SIMPLE NEW YORK, NY

REI INAMOTO GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR AKQA NEW YORK, NY

NICOLE JACEK CREATIVE DIRECTOR KARLSSONWILKER NEW YORK, NY

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ADC LEADERSHIP ADC BOARD MEETINGS

Led by ADC Board President Benjamin Palmer, the Board met five (5) times during the 2011-2012 calendar year, specifically on:

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 OCTOBER 11, 2011 DECEMBER 6, 2011 FEBRUARY 7, 2012  APRIL 10, 2012  JULY31,2012


ADC LEADERSHIP

The primary focus for the Board this year was to find and hire a new Executive Director. After interviewing many extremely well qualified and diverse candidates, the Board chose Ignacio Oreamuno. Oreamuno who founded one of the first websites dedicated to advertising, IHAVEANIDEA.org, the world’s only simultaneous international portfolio review, Portfolio Night, and also a global award show that applauds work without any categories, the Tomorrow Awards– was brought in to bestow his revolutionary energy upon the Art Directors Club and its members. In just four months, Oreamuno has already begun to infuse ADC with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, integrating his companies with the existing prowess of the ADC Annual Awards, ADC Young Guns, ADC Hall of Fame and ongoing programs and events. Together, this power lineup of programs creates the ADC Global Network. This Annual Report will detail both what was accomplished in 2011 and 2012 prior to Oreamuno’s hire, as well as what has launched in 2012 under his direction. On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the voting membership of the Art Directors Club ratified the 2012-2013 Board of Directors slate.

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CONNECT The ADC Global Network’s mission is to Connect, Provoke and Elevate creative professionals and students in visual communications worldwide. What does it mean to Connect? It means to provide a neutral ground for professionals and students of diverse creative backgrounds to come together, to listen, to push each other, to help each other, to grow and to learn. This neutral ground exists most importantly at 106 West 29th Street, in the ADC Gallery in New York, but it also exists online through the ADC Global Network’s family of websites and social media. It is through this connection and sense of community that ADC will build its membership and continue to increase its international diversity.

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CONNECT

A sample of the ADC Global Network programs working to Connect its members worldwide include:

•Membership Benefits •BUTTER: A Night of Pop Culture and Popcorn • ADC Adventure Club • ADC Global’s Social Media Presence • 2011-2012 ADC Gallery Events

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CONNECT MEMBERSHIP BENIFITS

Our members are the reason that the ADC Staff comes to work each day, striving to achieve its mission. Building a community that is enthusiastic about our programming and offering them opportunities to network with peers, mentors, gurus and role models, as well as providing them with content that helps them to promote themselves and be inspired by each other are all pieces of providing real value to each of our members.

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CONNECT ADC has added many discount-related benefits to its membership roster. Notably:

25%

SPECIAL

50%

DISCOUNTED

off designer furniture from Fatboy (available in the USA)

off one entry into ADC Annual Awards or Tomorrow Awards

offers from Adobe

entry to new events like StartUp and other workshops

FREE

free trial subscription to Lürzer’s Archive

20% off Emma Email Marketing Solution

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complimentary custom shirts with Acustom Apparel suit

AFFORDABLE health insurance information

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CONNECT  BUTTER: A NIGHT OF POP  CULTURE AND POPCORN

Once or twice a month, ADC throws open its gallery doors, fires up its vintage popcorn machine, covers the floor in brightly colored oversized Fatboy bean bag chairs donated by Fatboy USA, cracks open a few cool brews and fires up the projector, all in the name of inspiration.

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CONNECT

These screenings feature combinations of short films, documentaries, music videos and more made by ADC members and community. The inaugural edition of BUTTER was headlined by Matt Jay’s short film, “Any Day Now.” Jay, son of ADC Hall of Famer and Executive Creative Director and Partner of Wieden+Kennedy John Jay, brought the cast and crew for an open Q&A and networking session following the films. With partners curating films in Los Angeles and New York, the BUTTER series will continue throughout the year.

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CONNECT ADC ADVENTURE CLUB

Most of us in the creative industries have spent the last few years obsessing over technology. Tablets, phones and computers have changed our jobs, modified our skill sets and transformed our personal lives. In doing so, we’ve unfortunately lost touch with the world around us. So ADC will be traveling around the world to hike, kayak, dive and explore. Open exclusively to ADC members, Adventure Club participants have the opportunity to network with their peers, reconnect with Mother Nature and reconnect with themselves.

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CONNECT

The first adventure featured a fall photography hike around Ongoing adventures will continue once a month, connecting Harriman State Park, followed by an art and wine tour in ADC’s membership on a deeper and more meaningful experiential level. See more at adcglobal.org/adventureclub. historic Tarrytown, New York. ADC Adventurers saw the early morning reflection of stunning fall foliage in a lake, explored an abandoned mine, took in the highest peak at Harriman and then relaxed and chatted about the experience over wine in an art gallery.

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CONNECT ADC GLOBAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

As much as we want to connect with our membership and community in person whenever possible, the ADC Global Network also seeks to connect with its many incredible international members, sharing inspiration and conversation with all of them across borders.

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CONNECT

FACEBOOK The ADC Global Facebook page has just crossed over 50,000 likes. Each day we engage our network with discussions around design, events, photographs, new advertising campaigns and more, both to share interesting finds and information, as well as to seek their opinions and thoughts. We learn a lot about what our members and community want and need through what they share with us.

TWITTER The ADC Global Twitter page has just less than 25,000 engaged followers, oftentimes dis- cussing similar topics to those shared on the Facebook page, but allowing for instantaneous interaction, feedback and multiplication of discussion in real time. This page, along with the Twitter pages for ADC Young Guns, IHAVEANIDEA, Portfolio Night and Tomorrow Awards, also allow for live discussion and interaction during events at ADC Global in New York. The #hashtagged conversations are always projected on the event wall so that attendees can view and chime in to the discussion throughout the event, and easily track the conversation after the event for days to come.

INSTAGRAM + PINTEREST These two social media channels are used to share inspiration in the form of photos, images and videos primarily from the content produced throughout the ADC Global Network programs, but also that which is shared with us by our community and membership.

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PROVOKE The ADC Global Network’s mission is to Connect, Provoke and Elevate creative professionals and students in visual communications worldwide. What does it mean to Provoke? It means to push each person that comes in contact with the ADC Global Network and its programs to question and challenge his or herself to be the best they can possibly be.

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PROVOKE

Are you following the right career path? Do you have the tools and skills you need to successfully do your job? Are you learning constantly from those around you and from your own experience? These are the kind of questions we hope to both evoke, and help ADC members answer on their paths to success, through ADC Global Network programs such as:

•IHAVEANIDEA •THE ADC BLOG •THE YOUNG GUN BLOG

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PROVOKE IHAVEANIDEA

IHAVEANIDEA’s mission is to shape the future of the advertising industry through an intellectual archive that provokes creative professionals to think or act.

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PROVOKE

IHAVEANIDEA is the community of the international advertising industry, one of the first and longest-running websites dedicated to advertising. Founded in 2001 by Ignacio Oreamuno, an art director at Ogilvy at the time, IHAVEANIDEA was conceived as an online resource for advertising professionals and lovers to share their knowledge and experience, with the belief that such an exchange would benefit all within the advertising industry.

Today, IHAVEANIDEA pairs its industry-loved Agency Profiles and Creatives interviews with a roster of contributing writers who include top chief creative officers and executive creative directors, as well as strategists, planners and advertising folk worldwide. A well-known and trusted resource for top creatives and emerging junior talent alike, IHAVEANIDEA strives to push buttons, and make people think, act, or at least reflect on the industry they profess to love, and to make a difference in both its current state and what it needs for a successful trajectory forward.

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PROVOKE THE ADC BLOG

The ADC Blog has typically been used to discuss what’s going on at the ADC, share news about new board members, Young Guns winners and ADC Annual Awards winners.

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PROVOKE

Moving forward in 2012-2013, the newly redesigned ADCGlobal.org, designed and implemented by web partners FOUR32C, will feature members and their accomplishments, board members, Hall of Fame laureates, ADC Annual Awards winners and more. Content will constantly be shared on ADCGlobal.org that will not only provoke, but serve to connect and elevate as well, inspiring creatives worldwide by their peers’ experience and wisdom.

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PROVOKE THE YOUNG GUNS BLOG

A similarly large step forward this year is the redesign and launch of a new Young Guns website. Extremely cutting edge design by Franklin, which will launch in November 2012 when YGX winners are announced, will provide a visually stunning platform to highlight Young Guns from all ten classes and properly give all Young Guns’ work a space to shine.

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PROVOKE

This site will continue to serve as a central ground not only to learn about the program and the diversely talented individuals who form its ranks, but also to allow them – a proud and tight-knit community – to connect with each other, learn about each others accomplishments and support each others’ endeavors. It will be equally inspiring for non-Young Gun site visitors, who will have the opportunity to witness these greats-under-30 and why they comprise this network.

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ELEVATE The ADC Global Network’s mission is to Connect, Provoke and Elevate creative professionals and students in visual communications worldwide. What does it mean to Elevate? It means to provide creatives of all ages, disciplines and skill levels with tools, information, introductions and reference points of inspiration from all around the world. It also means to celebrate those who are great among us.

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ELEVATE

ADC Hall of Fame laureates who have dedicated themselves to a creative life, and awed the world with what their insight and wisdom have produced deserve to be elevated with induction into an esteemed community of greats.

Those who break down creative boundaries and expose themselves as true emerging, often-unclassifiable talent under 30 deserve the elevation of ADC Young Guns recognition.

Those who have fought for the art of it all and those who have pushed to disregard the imposed boundaries of categorical work deserve to be awarded an ADC Cube or a Tomorrow Award.

Whether through educational programming like executive training, student portfolio reviews and the official Portfolio Night, or through the ADC Global Network’s awards and education programs, ADC is 100% committed to elevating its members and community.

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ELEVATE

ADC 91ST ANNUAL AWARDS

The ADC 91st Annual Awards judging process took place at the ADC Gallery in February and March 2012. The seven international juries were comprised of jury members from the design, advertising, interactive, photography and illustration communities.

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ELEVATE

58 + 21 79

from USA around the globe

2012 Jury Members on the panel

The 91st Annual Awards received

11,812 ENTRIES

from 55 countries worldwide.

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ELEVATE ADC 91ST ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION

The ADC’s 91st Annual Awards Presentation was held on May 8, 2012 at espace in New York and featured all Gold and Silver Cube winners, including ADC Designism. Bronze Cube honorees and Merit winners were a part of the festivities as well, in the form of a scrolling slideshow of credits.

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ELEVATE

38 Gold

63 Silver

2 Design Designısm

59 Merit

81 Bronze

CUMULATIVE WINNERS: ›AUDIENCE AWARD: Mirada & SYPartners for THINK: An Exploration Into Making the World Work Better; CLIENT: IBM ›DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Magazine ›ADVERTISING AGENCY OF THE YEAR: BETC ›NETWORK OF THE YEAR: BBDO ›SCHOOL OF THE YEAR: School of Visual Arts

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ELEVATE

ADC DIRECTORS ANNUAL

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ELEVATE

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on sale DECEMBER

2012

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ELEVATE ADC YOUNG GUNS X

ADC Young Guns X began with the “Vandalization of the ADC” and the Call for Entries campaign, designed and executed by Dan Covert and Andre Andreev of Dress Code.

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ELEVATE

6 7 1

New Registrants

5 5 0

Total Entrants

1 4 7

Early Bird

Right on time

1 8 7

Late entries

2 1 6

41% 59%

A panel of 30 judges juried the entries and narrowed the field down to 34 winners, many of whom were from New York and the USA, but were spread as far and wide as London, Dublin and Sydney. Jury members included, among others, Masashi Kawamura, Joe Marianek, Kellie Campbell-Illingworth and Kristofer Delaney.

International entries Domestic entries

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The Art Directors Club 2011-2012 Annual Report  

This annual report for the Art Directors Club was designed to inform all the members of the club about the yearly events and progress of the...

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