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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

 
see upcoming events

Past Events

 

September 11, 2018

Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

August 21, 2018

Trivia Showdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

May 1, 2018

Nashville State Visual Communications Portfolio Show

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ H Building Gallery @NSCC

April 17, 2018

Watkins Graphic Design Senior Show

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ redpepper

April 12, 2018

Nossi Senior Design Show

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Nossi College of Art

April 10, 2018

Ad Tuesday - Freelancer Panel

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ WeWork

March 30, 2018

March 15, 2018

March Luncheon - Valerie Graves

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

March 3, 2018

53rd Annual Nashville Advertising Awards

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm @ Music City Center

February 27, 2018

Student ADDY Awards Celebration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Play

February 17, 2018

Polar Plunge

10:00 am - 12:00 am @ Nissan Stadium

February 6, 2018

Super Bowl Ad Breakdown

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

February 5, 2018

Student Entry Deadline for American Advertising Awards

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ The Buntin Group

January 25, 2018

January Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Sambuca

January 15, 2018

American Advertising Awards Entry Deadline

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

December 20, 2017

Holiday Mixer

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ JIVE!

November 30, 2017

Student Get the Job Conference

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Nossi College of Art

November 29, 2017

Pilgrimage Festival Marketing Secrets

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ redpepper

October 26, 2017

How to Create News Out of Thin Air

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Raven Public Relations

August 3, 2017

FoxFuel University: The Man Behind the Beard

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ L&C Tower