BlackDog Advertising was recently honored with five prestigious W3 Awards, including three Gold Awards for work for the University of Miami, Fury Water Adventures, and Cuban Coffee Queen. In addition, we were honored with two Silver Awards recognizing our work for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Miami Veterinary Specialists.
BlackDog Advertising was recently honored as a regional nominee in the International Association of Professional Brochure Distributors 2012 International Best Brochure Competition.
From a possible field of over 19,000 brochures, representing the collective client base of the Association membership, nominees were narrowed down to a list of just 68. Criteria for this honor included: Headline quality, construction, content and overall appeal. The judges were industry professionals representing brochure distribution and display companies from across the U.S, Mexico, Canada and Europe.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Google Engage for Agencies Seminar Presented by Dale Carnegie. The program hosted a large group Internet Marketing Managers at the Google Offices in downtown Chicago. This experience was a refreshing break from the monotony of today’s “digital training” atmosphere where everyone is taught a one size fits all method through conference calls, webinars, white paper PDF’s, and YouTube videos. I think the most eye-opening revelation that occurred to me during the entire program was this:
The 1960’s in America were a period of social revolution, protest and nonconformity. Where the youth’s ideals and indulgences were peace, love, music and mysticism. The “Sixties” were a time where the youth culture emphasized change and experimentation. This philosophy shared by the American youth lead to the emergence of the hippie subculture in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district.
I first became interested in art and design around the age of 11, in the early 1980’s. It was around this time when the underground skateboarding scene emerged from Southern California.