Brief But Brilliant Speaker Series with Silver Medal Award Presentation

Please join us for the first event of our new season.

Don’t miss this fast-paced, quick-fire event on Thursday, September 21st with a host of talented and brilliant agency pros talking innovation, trends, and the future of advertising.  Each presentation is 5 minutes in length. There will also be a whole lot of networking and celebrating as we present our 2017 AAF Silver Medal and Paul Foss Award.

5:30 p.m. – Registration

6:00 p.m. – Welcome

6:05 p.m.  – Award Presentations:

2017 Paul Foss Award Presented to Erin Schwind

2017 Silver Medal Award Presented to Sue Kruskopf

6:30 p.m.  – Program: Brief But Brilliant – Innovation in Advertising


Get Inspired!

Brief But Brilliant Speakers Include:

Bob BallardPeriscope

Presentation Title: Fast, faster, fastest: How a varying rate of change in innovation makes its mark on advertising and marketing.


Judy “Biff” Dunsworth – True Media

Presentation Title: The Data Analytics R-Evolution. Looking at ways to effectively use Research, Analytics, and Data to drive Results.


Dan Hoedeman – Riley Hayes

Presentation Title: The future of advertising isn’t niche expertise, new devices, or emerging platforms, it’s the old virtues of the past.


Micah Kulish – space150

Title: Why Boring Companies Are the Most Exciting Thing in IoT. Learn where some of the biggest advances in IoT are happening today, and the impact on consumers in the next few years.


Jennifer Spire Gove – Preston Kelly

Title: Redefining Creativity. It is an art and a science to drive customer experience and purchase behavior.


Miles Marmo & Brent Marmo – Agency Squid


Presentation Title: Discovering the Generational Venn Diagram. Embracing internal culture to inspire innovative business opportunities


Elliott Payne – Sense Datum, LLC

Presentation Title: The Attention Economy. How advertising agencies can thrive in the war between Netflix, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Snap


Paul Schmidt – BBDO MPLS

Presentation Title: The B-Side of Innovation. A call to arms for creativity and storytelling. The chance to not only reach people, but to also inspire them.


Ian TraasOlson

Presentation Title: Future of Conversation.  Emoji aren’t just a text trend—they’re a worldwide evolution in how we communicate.



The American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Silver Medal Award Program 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.

2017 Silver Medal Recipient Sue Kruskopf of Kruskopf & Company.


The Paul Foss award was first awarded in 1981.  It recognizes a member of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed & Ad 2) who has made outstanding contributions to the organization.

2017 Paul Foss Award Recipient Erin Schwind of Code Creative Services.


Thank you ICF Olson for hosting this event!

And for the support of Lurie.


On-line registration is closed. Tickets available at-the-door.
September21st5:30 pm to 7:30 pm2017


Members: Free

Students: $10

Non-Members: $20


Olson Advertising
420 N 5th St #1000
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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