Wednesday, August 18, 2010

September Meeting: An Evening with Stan Richards

Date – Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Reception – 6:00 pm Meeting – 7:00 pm
Location – Magnolia Theater (Google Maps)
Members – FREE Non-Members – $20Students – $10 (ID Required)

Summer is over and school is back in session. We're kicking off the 2010–2011 season with Richards Group founder, and national advertising legend Stan Richards.

Stan founded The Richards Group as a freelance practice after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York. Over the next 20 years, it became one of the nation’s premier creative resources. In 1976, it became a full-service advertising agency.Stan’s work has received awards in virtually every major competition in the world. In 1976, Stan was chosen by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications as “the single individual who, over his career, has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of creative standards in the Southwestern United States.”In 1981, 1983, and 1984, Stan was named by Adweek to the Southwest Creative All-Stars Hall of Fame. In 1985, Stan was honored by Pratt Institute as a Distinguished Alumnus. In 1986, he was honored with an Advertising Age cover story. Also in 1986, Adweek named him Executive of the Year, and he was included in The Wall Street Journal’s “Giants of Our Time.” In 1988, the firm was named Agency of the Year by Adweek. Again in 1990 and 1994. And once more in 2002. In 1995, Stan was named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine.

The University of Texas named him the 1996 recipient of its Reddick Award for leadership in communication. Previous honorees include Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, and Bill Moyers. More recently, Southern Methodist University announced the Stan Richards Creative Chair.Also in 1996, Stan received the AIGA Gold Medal, the award for career achievement in design. In 1997, Graphis magazine named The Richards Group one of the 10 best agencies in the world, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies honored the firm with its A+ Award, given annually to America’s best agency. In 2007, Graphic Design USA named the firm one of America’s six most influential agencies.

In 1999, Stan received the highest honor available to a creative with his election to the Art Directors Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Walt Disney, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol. Apart from business, Stan’s interests include skiing in Utah and fly-fishing the backwaters of Laguna Madre. He is an avid runner, having logged 40,000 miles.

In addition, Stan serves, or has served, on many boards: The Salvation Army, Episcopal School of Dallas, YMCA, Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Dallas Symphony Association, United Way, the Creative Committee of the AAAA, Pratt Institute Board of Trustees, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Stan and Betty have been married 53 years and have two sons. Grant is a creative director at his own agency in San Francisco, and Brad is a clinical psychologist.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Geek Meet Event:

Summer is practically over and I'm sad to see it go. But this also means we can get back to our normal networking schedules and catch up with everyone. I'm looking forward to a great year and hope to see everyone out on the 19th. We're going to Hacienda on Henderson this month. We'll be inside so the heat won't be an issue. There is also plenty of parking (use the valet). Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, August 19th
6:00 - 9:00PM

The Hacienda on Henderson
2326 North Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
$10 cash per person at the door

The Hacienda on Henderson offers a unique, casual dining experience inside a newly restored 1940’s Henderson Avenue home. Hacienda features a mix of traditional Tex-Mex and authentic family recipes. Come early to eat, stay late to drink. Enjoy watching your favorite sports at the top-shelf tequila bar or just come to relax on the patio.

More Details about Geek Meet:

Ad Club Presents Dustin Ballard

Dustin Ballard from The Richards Group at this week's Ad Club meeting!

Tuseday, August 10 - TONIGHT
Room #217

Dustin Ballard, a copywriter for The Richards Group, has been with the company for around 4 years now, and has offered to come speak to us about various everyday issues at an ad agency, as well as give us some tips about what to expect. He will also be taking questions at the end, so be thinking of what you're going to ask.

We need to make a good showing and speak and act professionally, so please tell fellow students about the speaker at this week's meeting!

Open to all AID students.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 2010 Meeting - Business of Production

The Dallas Producers Association, Women in Film/Dallas and the Dallas Screenwriters Association are joining forces to present a panel discussion on the Business of Production. This meeting will focus on insurance, taxes, legal issues, contracts, payroll - anything and everything concerning the business side of production for features to television to corporate media to documentary to commercials. Join us at InMotion Imagery for this informative evening.

Thursday, August 5, 2010
6:30pm to 9:30pm – Program
DPA, WIF/D & DSA Members – FREE

InMotion Imagery
922 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207