MadMen & Women Event, Radisson Blu Downtown

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Drink Martinis or Manhattans, enjoy swanky hors d’oeuvres, and get MAD inspired with your evening attire.

5:30 p.m.

Registration opens. See “The Show” winners that won at the National ADDY competition.

6:00 p.m.  

Silver Medal Award. This year’s recipient is Chuck Ruhr with introduction by Bob Thacker.

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Program featuring the dynamic Sue Crolick.

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Sue started her advertising career in the Mad Men era, and knows all about those 3-martini lunches!  She was the first female art director at two of Minneapolis’ largest ad agencies and won the top awards in her industry, including Golds from the One Show and New York Art Directors Club, Best of Shows and the Silver Medal from Ad Fed MN, plus features in Communication Arts and Graphis. 

Twenty years ago, Sue founded Art Buddies, a nonprofit helping kids in need by matching each child with their own creative mentor.  Art Buddies helps kids discover exciting creative careers while building confidence and dreams.  For her work with children, Sue was honored as a Purpose Prize Fellow and national leader in social innovation.

Come hear Sue tell what it was like to be a female in the male-dominated ad world, what happened after her agency burned down, and how much fun she had making ads for creative people.  See how a failed romance led her to start her own advertising and design business, and how a major illness inspired her to start Art Buddies.

Join us for a night of great stories from one of Minneapolis’ most unique creatives!


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Drink Martinis or Manhattans, enjoy swanky hors d’oeuvres, go MAD with your evening attire, and party with the original MadMen & Women of the Twin Cities.

The Advertising Federation of Minnesota will also be awarding the Silver Medal Award which was established in 1959 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.  This year’s recipient is Chuck Ruhr. 






We would not be able to celebrate in style with out the support of our advertising community.


Register Today!
June25th5:30 pm to 10:00 pm2015


Members: Free

Non-Members: $40

Students: $15




Radisson Blu Downtown
35 South Seventh Street Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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