Silver Medal Award Event & Northbest: Ads of Minnesota
UPDATE: Northbest will begin at 5:00 p.m. Silver Medal at 6:00 p.m. Mingling 7:00 p.m.
Here is an announcement from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Thanks for your patience as the schedule is getting moved up a bit tomorrow evening to try and avoid the rain. Thanks to the MDC, we will now have a tent for the silver medal event.
We’re excited to see you at Northbest: Ads of Minnesota Tuesday, October 4th at The Commons in Downtown Minneapolis. Due to the potential for inclement weather, note that we have moved the timing up. Bring your chair or blanket, find a spot and enjoy the reel.
- 5 pm: Northbest: Ads of Minnesota begins
- 6 pm: Ad Fed Silver Medal Award event
- 7 pm: Networking/Mingling
Please join us at 5 pm for eats and libations at The Commons, including food from Butcher Salt, Market BBQ and Potter’s Pasties as well as 612Brew, Barley John’s Brewery, Castle Danger Brewing, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, F-Town Beer Company, Fulton Beer, Insight Brewing, Lakes & Legends Brewing Co., North Gate Brewing, Sociable Cider Werks, Third Street Brewhouse and more.
For more information on Northbest: Ads of Minnesota, including biographies of the curation committee and additional content, visit www.downtownmpls.com/northbest. For up-to-date news and information, follow @MplsDowntown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and interact using the hashtag #Northbest.
We can’t wait to see you at Northbest!
Please join us for the 2016 Silver Medal Award event at our newest downtown park, The Commons
(Photo courtesy Damon Farber Associates)
5:00 pm: Northbest:Adds of Minnesota
6:00 pm: Silver Medal Program
* Paul Foss Award Presentation. The 2016 Paul Foss award will be presented to Neil White of BBDO.
* Silver Medal Presentation. The 2016 Silver Medal Award will be presented to Greg Kurowski of Periscope.
* Video remarks by Tom Weyl.
About Greg Kurowski:
As President and CEO for 16 years, Kurowski led Periscope to become one of the largest independent agencies in the country and a Minneapolis powerhouse with an annual 15% CAGR, global offices in Hong Kong and Delhi and over 500 employees. He’s worked with an impressive client roster including Target, UnitedHealth Group, Arctic Cat and US Bank. And after 25+ years in the ad industry, he retired in 2016. Kurowski currently serves as Vice Chair on the Periscope board of directors.
About Tom Weyl:
Starting in the paste-up room at Campbell-Mithun in 1968, Weyl joined Martin|Williams in 1973 as art director. He later became President, Chief Creative Officer and co-owner. Retiring in 2001, he moved to Bonita Springs, Florida when he was an organizer and director of The Royal Palm Bank of Florida. Weyl currently resides in Aiken, South Carolina.
About Neil White:
Neil is the President & CEO at BBDO MPLS. Neil’s advertising experience was gained in South Africa, Canada and the United States, were he worked at several international agencies. Throughout his career he has focused on finding communication ideas that link people to brands in surprising and motivating ways.
About the Paul Foss Award:
The Paul Foss award was first awarded in 1981. It recognizes a member of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota who has made outstanding contributions to the organization.
About the Silver Medal Award:
The Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 by the American Advertising Federation, AAF, to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.
About Northbest: Ads of Minnesota:
The Minneapolis Downtown Council, in partnership with AdFed MN and Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan’s Downtown Experience Committee, has created a new event that highlights and celebrates the achievements of the Minneapolis creative community.
Northbest: Ads of Minnesota will take place Thursday, September 22 at The Commons beginning at 8 pm. The event will focus on Minneapolis’ innovative strength through its nationally- and internationally-recognized work, offering local creative agencies the opportunity to see their work celebrated with the public in an entertaining screening outdoors in downtown Minneapolis.
The Northbest event, which starts at 8:00 p.m. is free and open to the public and will include food trucks, beverages and networking along with the creative screening.
Additional sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Angel Suarez for more information [email protected]
Past Silver Medal Recipients
And company/agency at time of award:
Chuck Ruhr – 2015, Chuck Ruhr Advertising
Nancy Rice – 2013, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, was a Co-Founder of Fallon McElligott Rice
Lili Hall – 2012, KNOCK, Inc
Lynne Robertson – 2011, FAME Retail
Joe Duffy – 2010, Duffy
Bob Barrie – 2008. Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo
John Olson – 2007, OLSON
Earl Herzog – 2006, Campbell Mithun
Jack Supple – 2005, Pocket Hercules
Tom Whelan – 2004, Nemer Fieger
Sue Crolick – 2003, Founder of Art Buddies
Charlie Hoag – 2002, Star Tribune
Bob Thacker – 2001, Target
Howard Liszt – 2000, Campbell-Mithun
Tom Weyl – 1999, Martin Williams
Ron Graham – 1998, Better Business Bureau
Stephen Bergerson – 1997, Fredrikson & Byron
Dean Buresh – 1996, Bozell
Steve Goldstein – 1994, University of Minnesota Foundation
Father James Whalen – 1993, University of St. Thomas
Pat Fallon – 1992, Fallon
Dale Haworth – 1991, Haworth Media
David Floren – 1990, Martin Williams
Norma Cox – 1989, American Public Media
Lee Lynch – 1988, Carmichael Lynch
John Pellegrene – 1987, Target
Tom McElligott – 1986, Fallon, McEliigott Rice
Ron Anderson – 1985, Bozell
Jack Mark – 1984, Minnegasco
Al Whitman – 1983, Campbell Mithun
Steve Griak – 1982, Wilson Griak
Stanley E. Hubbard – 1981, Hubbard Broadcasting
Dr. Willard Thompson – 1980, University of Minnesota
George Alarik – 1979, BBDO
Richard Wilson – 1978, Wilson Griak
Sherman Headley – 1977, WCCO TV
Al Clague – 1975, BBDO
Gordon Malen – 1974, First National Bank of Minneapolis
Herbert Willis – 1973, Willis & Borg
Paul Foss – 1972. Foss Printing and Lithography
Otto Silha – 1971, Star Tribune
Ken Oelschlager – 1970, Kerker and Associates
Roy Larson – 1969, TIME, Inc.
Fran Kiewel – 1968, Grain Belt Breweries
F. Van Konynenburg – 1967, WCCO Radio and TV
Felton Colwell – 1966, Colwell Press
James Fish – 1965, General Mills
John Cornelius – 1964, BBDO
Ward Olmsted – 1963, Olmsted & Foley
Herb Bissell – 1962, Honeywell
Raymond Mithun – 1961, Campbell Mithun
Samuel Gale – 1960, General Mills