I’m currently buckled up and taking off from Heathrow airport, en route to JFK International (that is, dependent on no delays and the newsletter going out on time). Little Black Book shall be invading the Big Apple this month to visit our friends, make new acquaintances and spend time celebrating recent work at the many awards events that occur during the beginning of this month: New York Festivals, One Show, Clios and the Art Directors Club.
Kicking off my trip - the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards on the 2-3rd May, held at the NY Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman building. Now in its 55th year, the event recognises the ‘world’s best work’ in advertising, film, TV and radio. Held over seven annual competitions, NYF honours marketing and advertising in global communications. So, why am I attending? Well, for one, I’m looking forward to seeing the work. Secondly, there are some really interesting panels and discussions planned for the two days and I have a lovely long list of people that I am meeting and interviewing for Little Black Book.
This is just the beginning of a three-week trip to NYC. Whilst not at the awards and events that are planned over the next few days, I’ll be running around the city visiting the many advertising agencies, production companies and post facilities that inhabit this amazing metropolitan. Typically, I’ve managed to overbook myself for most days, but I do still have some time free and I’d love to come in and talk shop with some of you fine folk to see the work you’ve recently done, garner more of a feel for your company by having a cup of tea in your office, meet your team, hear your thoughts, work out ways we can feature your company in Little Black Book, be it news or an editorial piece… and, without sounding too quaint, hopefully make some new friends to network with on www.LBBonline.com and at the many fun social opportunities that this industry presents us with.
Email me and we can work out a date and time. Whilst I’m in the air, send your news stories and press releases to email@example.com
I’m now going to order a G&T and drift off to some deeply inappropriate and possibly terrible film choice. See you in NYC.