WOW! What a great day. The event was a huge success and we sold out with 2300 people. That makes TEDx Vancouver the largest TEDx globally. The speakers were great, the food was great, the creative was brilliant (achem!) and the venue just added to the magic. I’m looking forward to next year. Photo above is with client and friend Bradley Harks (boutique diamond jeweller), my dear friend and business mentor Richard Hoy (senior VP at Ledcor) and my old mate Bruce Meli (originator of the Bruce show).
See the event in pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedxvancouver
See BC Business article here http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/tedxvancouver-2012
We got the chance to stretch our legs with the new graphic identity when we designed a new suite of collateral for the Powell Place Women’s Shelter capital campaign. It’s already working and St James have managed to attract some industry captains to the board and raise a large percentage of the funds required for next year’s re-build. Look out for the St James rename and re-brand soon too, we’re in the finishing throws!
I’m happy to announce that this year we’ve been chosen by TEDx Vancouver as their creative agency. It’s a huge honor because I’ve been following their parent brand TED.COM for years and am consistently in awe at their thought leadership. To be a part of this brand is humbling.
The FRANK team will be working on ideation for a theme for the event, with production spanning video, presentation material, print adverts, leaflets, signage, web collateral and more… It’s worth mentioning that our friends at Hemlock Printers are donating the complete print value to the event. Huge thanks to those guys!
The event is on October 21st at the Orpheum in Vancouver. Ticket info is here: www.tedxvancouver.com
As part of our commitment to St James women shelter, we just designed a suite of print collateral and a website for the $1m capital campaign to rebuild Powell Place. These tools will enable the council members and advocates to reach out to potential donors with a strong and clear message.
Powell place currently serves 600 women a year, but they are forced to turn away 1600 because of resource shortages. With the new facility they will double their capacity. Take a look and see how you could help at www.expandpowellplace.com.
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