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March Luncheon - Valerie Graves

3/15/2018
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Location:
Sambuca

Author and creative guru Valerie Graves will join us for our March Luncheon as we celebrate International Womens Month.

 

Named by Advertising Age as one of the “100 Best & Brightest" in the entire industry, Valerie is a nationally recognized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi. In  February, 2018, Valerie was featured in The Advertising Club of New York series, “Icons and a Rock Stars.”

 

A former teenage parent from the factory town of Pontiac, Michigan, Graves broke barriers in advertising as one of the first black copywriters at BBDO, Kenyan & Eckhardt, and JWT.  She went on to an award-winning career as chief creative officer at the UniWorld and Vigilante/Leo Burnett agencies, senior vice president of creative services at iconic Motown Records, and creative consultant to President Bill Clinton.  Recently, Graves was awarded the 2017 African American Literary Award for “Pressure Makes Diamonds…” a memoir of her life and career in advertising. 

 

In 2007, recognizing Graves’s stellar career and public service via the Advertising Council and the partnership for Drug-Free America, industry coalition ADCOLOR granted her the title of “Legend.”  She resides in New York City.

 

Event Details

WHAT: AAFN March Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018 • 11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Sambuca • 601 12th Avenue South

COST: Prior to March 14: Members $35, Non-Members $50. After March 14: $60 per person

RESERVATIONS: Due by Monday, March 14, 2018. Call 615-469-4040 or www.aafnashville.com/events

 
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Past Events

 

September 17, 2019

September Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

June 11, 2019

Ad Night with Burger King

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Zehnder Communications

May 14, 2019

May Luncheon: Freelance Like A Boss

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

April 23, 2019

Ad Night with Barbie

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

March 29, 2019

Get the Job Conference

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ redpepper

March 12, 2019

Women in Advertising Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am @ Sambuca

March 2, 2019

54th Annual Nashville Advertising Awards

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Music City Center

February 26, 2019

Student ADDY Awards Celebration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Play

February 5, 2019

Super Bowl Ad Breakdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Paramore Digital

February 1, 2019

American Advertising Awards Student Deadline

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ FoxFuel Creative

January 22, 2019

January Luncheon w/ Google

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

January 18, 2019

American Advertising Awards Professional Deadline

10:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Athens Paper

December 18, 2018

Holiday Mixer

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Smith & Lentz Brewery

December 5, 2018

Ballyhoo Online Auction

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 16, 2018

Agency Bus Tour

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

November 13, 2018

November Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

November 2, 2018

Screening of "Miracle on 42nd Street"

11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Nashville Film Institute

October 9, 2018

Ad Night

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

September 11, 2018

Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

August 21, 2018

Trivia Showdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper