Food For Thought

Lunchtime session that fuels stomach and brain cells

Food For Thought: Working on working less.

March 28th 11:30 AM - 1:00 pm

Location: Image Brew, 1100 West 38th Ave Denver, CO 80211

"I work way too many hours."

I work in adland, or to be more precise I work in a land of way too many hours. The 50-hour week, the 60-hour week...what about the 80-hour week when the pitch is on. If that sounds familiar read on: 

When did the number of hours we work in a week become a sign of how good we are at our job? Are we in adland to blame, or are the unreasonable expectations of clients and unmovable deadlines? Or is it just business and we should take it on the chin?

If we're honest about it, do we expect younger colleagues to work overly arduous hours as a rite of passage? 

And what about the people who seem to be just more efficient? Are we doing something wrong or are they just work shy and don't have the same stamina?

If these questions ring true to you or your agency, this month's Food For Thought will draw on a panel of smart folk to share their experiences of working too many hours, how agencies can improve work life balance and how individuals can take back control of their working hours.

Join us for a healthy discussion, insights and tips on how we can help each other and ourselves enjoy a more normal working schedule.


Panelists include:

Jen Sterling, Managing Director and Partner, Sterling Rice Group

Blair Brookman, HR Manager, TDA

Chris Dalton, President & Coach, Empowered Achievers

Ben Castelli, Agency Director, Room 214

Chris Hess, Creative Director/Founder, Mondo Robot

Bring your lunch. Fuel your brain.

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Thank you Food for Thought Venue Sponsors!

Food For Thought: The World Needs More Donna Drapers.

April 25th 11:30 AM - 1:00 pm

Location: Boulder TBD

Boys clubs. Glass ceilings. Family responsibilities. Whatever the reason, women have had a difficult time rising through the advertising ranks. Though progress has been made, still, only 11% of creative directors are women. Funny thing is, our industry is selling products to the female majority. In fact, 80% of consumer spending and 60% of social media sharing can be attributed to women. How do we break the cycle of women getting overlooked for promotions and being under represented at the top? How do we bring diversity and gender equality to the leadership table? At this very enlightening Food for Thought, a panel of  industry experts will share proven knowledge on how women can advance their careers and shed light on how we can better empower creative talent across genders.

Panelist to come....

Free for Ad Club/Ad2 Denver members.

Hosted by different Denver/Boulder agencies and companies bring your lunch and feed your brain on cutting-edge topics. 
Challenge your thinking. Expand your knowledge. Join the conversation. 

These Sessions can be hosted at your own agency or we can provide a space for you. 

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