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4 ways November 17 is going to change your life

10 Nov

Ok, so maybe helping the advertising + marketing + PR + web design + communications + media community isn’t itself enough reason to get you to attend the NABS fundraiser on Thursday November 17 at Three Point Motors.


Here are 4 more reasons that will each change your life.

1. You will want to switch your career.

Mad Men and Women in the office

The Cannes winners show-reel will be a BLAST. Forget the Super Bowl half-time snooze-fest. The Cannes reel is the cream of the world’s TV commercials. You will laugh, you will cry, you will wish you worked in advertising like we do. Then you will quit your job and start your own agency.

2. You’ll probably win the lottery.

Celebrating winning the lottery

We have free entry tickets (generously donated by International Guide & Visitor’s Choice) to give away to the first 3 people who get 3 friends to attend. Get out there and spend a few minutes hustling your peeps! Not only will you get to hang and drink and chat with them at a cool event, but you’ll receive one of the free tickets, worth $35 a pop. $35 – that’s a lot of winning lottery tickets folks.

3. Your life will become more interesting.

photo of the most interesting man in the world

The silent auction will have you gasping out loud: Return airfares to Vancouver with Helijet, a pair Canucks tickets, passes to the Victoria Symphony, a painting by Kristin Grant (that amazing artist who did our makeup for Dia de los Muertos), Butchart Garden passes, IMAX passes, Bay Centre gift certificates, car rental from Budget, a 2-night stay at Parksville Beach Place…the list goes on. Imagine your life if you got ALL of them!

4. You will be immortalized.

self portrait Vincent Van Gogh

Renowned caricaturist Mark Siermaczeski will be there to whip up a portrait of you doing something embarrassing, hopefully not self-mutilation. He only charges $20 per portrait, and that’s not much to pay to be immortalized, is it.

So, what, you need a 5th?

Please go directly to the ticket purchase site and help out this incredibly worthwhile charity. NABS, the National Advertising (+ marketing + PR + web design + communications + media) Benevolent Society.

Thank you. And see you there!


Hey brother, can you spare an evening?

7 Nov

Two years ago, we asked in this blog post where the marketing/advertising community was hiding in Victoria.

In the ensuing commentary, a great idea emerged:

Let’s host a fundraiser for NABS, the remarkable National Advertising Benevolent Society, and bring the community together for an evening.

Last year, the event – a networking evening built around a screening of the Cannes Advertising winner’s show-reel – brought 250 people together in Victoria – an admirable turnout that spoke to both the community’s desire to get together, and the value of the event.

Advertising and marketing people have been turning to NABS for help in dark times since 1983. NABS has responded with over $5 million dollars in assistance and countless vital services to industry people in need.

We have no pensions, job security is crap, technological changes have put a lot of talented people out of work, and the economy is fragile. Sometimes our lives just come undone. NABS needs our support more than ever.

See how NABS helped DDB Canada employee Kelly Frazer and then go directly to this form here and sign up to attend the November 17 fundraiser.

Hopefully none of us will ever need the financial and emotional support that NABS provides.

But some people will: people we know, people we’ve worked with, people we care about.

Let’s stand up for them next Thursday evening. Sign up here. And see you there!