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Oct. Meeting: Advertising Madwoman, Nancy Vonk

Date – Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Reception – 6pm Meeting – 7pm
Location – Cityplace
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Members – Free Non-Members – $20
Students – $10 (ID Required)

OCT 7 — Nancy Vonk has been the Co-Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Toronto since 1998 with partner Janet Kestin. They have won Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Communication Arts and Clios. They are the creative directors of “Evolution”, winner of two Grand Prix at Cannes in 2007 and “Diamond Shreddies”, winner of a Grand Clio in 2008.
She has judged awards shows including Communication Arts, The One Show, Cannes, the Clio Awards, D&AD and the Creativity Awards, and has chaired shows in the U.S. and Canada including the 2008 Art Director’s Club of New York 87th annual awards, where she was the first female chair in their history.

Nancy was included in Creativity magazine’s Top 50 creative people of 2008 list and ‘boards magazine’s “It List” in 2006 and 2007. Nancy and Janet were named advertising women of the year by the WIN Awards in Los Angeles and by the AWNY Awards in New York in 2007. They are on the AlwaysOn 2009 Madison Avenue IT list.

Nancy and Janet have a widely read advice column, “Ask Jancy”, on ad site ihaveanidea.org. They penned a critically acclaimed Adweek Book, “Pick Me” in 2005, which has become a staple in advertising schools. They were the keynote speakers at the 2009 “Women of Influence” event. HarperCollins has commissioned a business book based on that speech (due on shelves in 2011). In 2006 Nancy co-founded “Been There”, a group of top North American female creative directors that offer online mentoring on creativeskirts.com. She is on the advisory board of the Ontario College of Art and Design and a mentor and lecturer at VCU Brandcenter. Nancy was elected to the board of the One Club in 2009.

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