Grey NYC moved a department to the second floor…from offices with a view to a cubicle farm. A creative director there responds in this hilarious homage to Sinead O’Connor. (Thanks Åsk for the link!)
Archive for December 3rd, 2007
What a weekend! The ASMP SB2 core team (Judy Herrmann, Susan Carr, Richard Kelly, John Harrington, Blake Discher and me) got together in Los Angeles to practice and refine our presentations, workshops…pretty much everything about the upcoming events. We worked our butts off–we’re trying to fit in a hell of a lot of information into a 2-day event–but I think it’s really coming together and will be fantastic.
Everyone on the team is trying to get not only as much information as possible out there to the audience, but also taking the time to flesh out important things like copyright, paperwork, negotiations, and in my case, the steps to building a marketing plan. The Sunday morning negotiations practicum/roll-plays will be a great opportunity for photographers to practice without fear and the afternoon workshops will fill brains to capacity.
Add in the great keynotes by either Sean Kernan or Joyce Tenneson and all the time to talk and learn beyond the formal events (like the casual lunches together and evening receptions) and, well, I can’t tell you how excited I am about it! Totally geeking out….yup, that’s me.
People are already signing up from all over (I know of one photographer from Alaska who is coming to the LA event and a couple from North Carolina for the Atlanta one, for example) and the mini-consultations offered through ASMP are very popular add-ons. I’ve already booked several post-event meetings (I’m doing longer format Test Drives the Monday after each SB2 event in each city)…and all this is weeks before the first event and months before the others! (C’mon, you know how photographers often wait until the last second before signing up for things like this…)
If you haven’t signed up yet, get to it. And remember to book your hotel room too (to ensure getting a special rate and being on-site for the whole weekend–for that extra time together and networking).
This is going to be great…