Recreation will turn your kids’ drawings into characters

by / April 21, 2020 /

Faced with some downtime, we're loving what some agencies are doing. Check out SF shop Recreation's Paper to Pixels Project, which aims to encourage the creativity of kids. Have your child submit a drawing of a unique character for a chance to have their creative team enhance it through professional illustration and animation. The original character design is from their imagination–Recreation will help bring it to life.

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the community Launches Community Bars to Support Local Bartenders

by / April 21, 2020 /

Happy hours at a favorite watering hole and ad agency life go hand-in-hand. Ask any agency employee and they’d likely rattle off that one local haunt where their team heads to unwind after a big pitch, campaign launch, or new employee induction. Most agencies have embraced the Zoom happy hour these days, but cross-cultural creative agency the community is taking things to the next level: inviting its favorite bartenders to join.

COVID-19 has hit the hospitality industry hard, with b[Read More]

SFJAZZ APPOINTS GREG STERN AS NEW CEO

by / April 17, 2020 /

SFJAZZ has announced the appointment of BSSP Co-Chairman Greg Stern as its new CEO, starting June 15, 2020. Stern succeeds Don Derheim and will lead its next phase of growth with Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. 

“Don came in at a very important time in SFJAZZ’s history,” said Michael Lazarus, Chair of the SFJAZZ Board.  “In his six years, we have undergone phenomenal growth that is nearly unheard of in [Read More]

Venables Bell & Partners and Firstborn really want you to stop touching your face.

by / April 15, 2020 /

To help combat the COVID-19 crisis, Venables Bell & Partners and digital agency Firstborn have partnered to launch a new effort called Facejar - a virtual face-touching "swear jar" that lets people turn accidental beard rubs, eye itches and nose picks during video meetings into money for protective equipment for medical professionals. The concept is simple: touch your face, donate a dollar. 

The idea originated with VB&P ACD Elliot Nordstrom, [Read More]