September 2012

Art Directors Club of Philadelphia Monthly Social At Neiman

The Art Directors Club of Philadelphia proudly organizes monthly socials at some of the top agencies in Philadelphia and I had the pleasure of visiting Neiman located at 1619 Walnut Street in the heart of Center City. As I rode the subway with a fellow peer we had no idea what to expect as this was our first real networking / social event in the advertising industry. We rode the elevator to the 4th floor and were greeted by employees who instantly made us feel at home. We walked around the agency and it was cooler than I could have ever imagined. They excitedly told us to “grab a gun” as they pointed to an entire collection of Nerf Guns complete with a bin of ammunition! As more and more people started trickling in the bullets started firing and it was clear this was going to be a fun night.

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Pharma Phun


Hello, my name is Kelly McGarry. I am a junior at Temple University, majoring in advertising with a minor in leadership (kind of like public relations). I have gotten the opportunity to intern at an advertising agency in the city this fall semester. The company is called; evoke (lowercase e) interaction. I started in the beginning of August and it has been nothing but an awesome experience.

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2012 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

Mark your calendar, DesignPhiladelphia is near! This year it will be the 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival from Wednesday, October 10th through Sunday, October 14th 2012. The Festival in partnership with The University of the Arts, will bring together the region’s dynamic creative communities with events including a mix of exhibitions, lectures and public forums, runway shoes, book signings, parties, workshops, and open studios. DesignPhiladelphia will transform the city to showcase ideas and designs of the present and future showing just how important design is in our everyday lives.

Join the PopUp Place Street Party on opening night which will be free and open to the public starting at 7:30 and going until 10pm.
The 900 block of cobblestone Canal Street will be booming!
Other FREE Festival events to be sure not to miss:

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First Friday at AIGA Philly: Heads of State

This past First Friday AIGA Philly presented Heads of State “10 Years of Rectangles.” The space was small, and the crowd was large, but the exhibit was still one that I’m glad to have seen. Everything from R.E.M. album covers to Penguin Book illustrations adorned the walls. I even had the chance to virtually talk to the creatives behind The Heads of State via a few snarky tweets regarding Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

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Temple University Study Abroad Week


September 10 – 14th 

Do you love Temple University but have always wondered what it would be like to study overseas? September 10-14th is your chance to ask all your questions and hear from study abroad alumni who’ve lived your dream. However, now it’s your turn to check that special place off your bucket list! As a summer 2012 London study abroad alumni I highly encourage you to come to as many events that week as you possibly can because once you see just how much study abroad has to offer there is no turning back. It truly is an enriching trip that will forever change your outlook on the world and will have you itching to go to as many places as possible. Take this opportunity because once your in the working world you many never get the chance again, and if you do you can impress your employer with all you already know! To go along with all the great information on the places and process of studying abroad, there will be free breakfasts, coffee, popcorn, and a chance to win an iPad! Check out the calendar of events below for dates and times of specific info sessions as well as take a look at my summer blog to get a feel for just how amazing London was and all the opportunities I had by studying there.

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Social Hollywood: The Beauty Inside

I think I can speak for us all that at one point or another we have wondered what it would be like to be the main character of a movie. This is the key insight for “The Beauty Inside” a global social film collaboration by Toshiba and Intel starring Topher Grace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and potentially, YOU! This campaign was brought to my attention by a fellow Temple Advertising student and good friend Holly Furman who strongly believes in inspiring others to do good advertising. It’s one of the things I like most about being an ad major here are Temple, we are a group of young professionals giving advice, getting advice, and sharing inspiring ideas. When she sent me the link to this social film I needed to investigate the topic a little more and this is the amazing story that I found “The Beauty Inside” campaign had to deliever.

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