When creative connections occur, powerful things happen.
Campaigns transform into unforgettable experiences, words into ownable anthems, and networks into communities that focus their passions towards something greater. And last night we made sure of it by hosting the August AdFun Happy Hour for AAF Columbus, which is the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national organization that brings together advertising and communications professionals for networking, education and fun!
To create excitement for this industry mixer, we transformed our new space with colorful environmental design, a themed photo booth, and a two-story balloon instillation to provide an atmosphere that allowed our guests to connect with their peers and their community.
Throughout the evening, attendees were able to do more than just mingle over drinks and food, as well as test their luck at our raffle. Each prize was from a different local businesses or organization that we love from the area, including a gift basket from Planter’s Peanuts, a wallet donated by zerOs Wallets, coffee and a gift card from Brioso Coffee, and a 6-month social membership to AAF.
We also encouraged our attendees to take a step into each of our three interactive phone booths, where guests could share where they work, play, and volunteer. Check out their responses:
- WORK: Dispatch Media Group & Thrive Hive, GSW Worldwide, Big Lots, Portfolio Creative, treetree, Orange Barrel Media, Horizon Companies, Blue & Co., The Ohio State University, Spectrum Reach, Cre8tive Craig, and Pixelent.
- VOLUNTEER: AAF Columbus, ROYGBIV Gallery, Jazz Arts Group, besa, Friend’s Ministry, GCAC, CSCA, Columbus Museum of Art, The Peace Corps, Columbus Humane, Lifeline of Ohio, Compdrug, Columbus Buddy Walk, Flying Horse Farms, Highbanks Metro Park, Colony Cats, St. Judes, German Village Society, and the MidOhio Foodbank.
- PLAY: Seventh Son Brewing, At Home, Old North Arcade, Grass Skirt, Franklinton, Short North, Crew Stadium, Pins, With my daughter in her playhouse, the Beach!, Parking Garages, Shrunken Head, WCRS & WGRN, North Market, In Nature, Bexley, Portfolio Creative, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, The Barn @ the Farms, Nationwide Arena, and German Village.
Check out all of the pictures from the our photo booth below,
and stay tuned for more images next week!
Thank you to all of those who attended our event last night, and to AAF Columbus for their dedication to fostering the advertising community within Central Ohio!