New York New York is a helluva of town. While Day 2 goings on are being written up, let’s hear from the one and only RAY ECKE, PR guru extraordinaire, who had a super Tuesday at PROMAX NYC.
Day one of PromaxBDA always reminds me of the first day of college: people shuffling in with luggage and laptops, long lines to register, reconnected with friends they haven’t seen in months, and of course some looking confused and overwhelmed. The only ones missing are tearful parents waving goodbyes…
Kicking off the PromaxBDA 2016 was the well attended Leader Institute session “May-December (and January-July) Relationships: Finding Common Ground Through Intergenerational Dynamics, hosted by office culture expert Jocelyn Greenky, which focused best practices for working in an office with Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, Gen Z’ers and Millennials. After the session I chatted with Alberto Scirocco, Creative Director of the Columbus, OH-based design/animation studio Leftchannel and his new Executive Producer Andrew Kobliska; spotted Greenky lunching with Andy Goldman, Chief Strategy Officer, TVTibi and Carolyn Bernstein, Head of sales and Marketing at zap2it (a Tribune Media company)…
From there is was off to find our inner nerd at Keynote: Nerds Rising with filmmaker/podcaster Kevin Smith and Andy Signore of Screen Junkies followed by a surpassingly salient conversation about politics and political coverage political consultant James Caraville, radio host Hugh Hewitt, veteran news producer Rick Kaplan, hosted by Katie Couric.
In between I had a chance to check out the latest guitars being given away by the folks at Stephen Arnold Music. Hanging around the veteran sonic branding experts guitar display was the company’s sales mavericks Noelle Alanis and Tinley Bone as well as Stephen himself, looking very much like he’d love to play the four guitars they’re giving away, which are beautiful recreations of classic guitars used by The Beatles, including a Hofner violin bass guitar.
Day one ended with a conversation with Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient John Miller, CMO of NBC Olympics — a class act and someone largely responsible for PromaxBDA becoming they must-attend event for everyone in the creative arts industry, followed by an excellent bash at South Street Seaport.
Day 2 looks was equally promising…Lets hope everyone find their classrooms easily.
Wonderful PR man DAN HARARY pointed out my spelling is not all that great, so for those who understand the beauty of a well-spelled name, let’s try this one again….LEILA AMIRSADEGHI of Eclipse.
Think About This: “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts and never hope more than you work.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
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