Category: Event Recaps

The Roof Was On Fire!

May 25, 2013

By Alycia Majorkiewicz-Ata VISION Conference, done. Speed networking, done. What’s next? The fabulous first annual Penthouse Party, of course, at The Roof at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. After an intense day of work, the only thing left was a fun night of great music, great drinks and great people. How was the party, you ask? Read More

Speed Geeking – Part 3 of 3

May 21, 2013

By Bruce Nickson Part 3 of our recap of the May 8th Digital Agency Panel, the final BCAMA Evening Speaker Series event for 2012/2013: It’s about Product… Sean Tyson of Invoke Media posited the notion that agencies, because of their position of being closer to the consumer than the brand, will be “getting into Product” in ways Read More

Speed Geeking – Part 2 of 3

May 15, 2013

More recaps of the seven-minute Pecha Kucha-style presentations by our seven speakers at the May 8th Digital Agency Panel, which was the final BCAMA Evening Speaker Series event for 2012/2013: Pay Attention to the Role of CMT Melody Chan from Graphically Speaking sort of clobbered us over the head with the Chief Marketing Technologist. Essentially, if you don’t Read More

Speed Geeking – Part 1 of 3

May 13, 2013

Hearing seven smarty-pants people, each speaking for seven minutes, can lead to mental indigestion. That’s the bottom line. Pecha Kucha, as you all likely know, is a bit like speed geeking, whereby geeks (AKA experts) in their field – in our case, marketing – download their thoughts in a form that obliges them to be quick, creative Read More

BotWar

April 29, 2013

by Bruce Nickson It’s not about the DATA, it’s about the BIG. I thought it might be an idea, in advance of the April 17th Breakfast Speaker Series (BSS) event, “Utilizing Big Data to Your Advantage”, to find out exactly how big Big Data is. Well it’s bigbig. Something along the magnitude of 709 exabytes Read More

Credit Unions – What do we know about them?

March 11, 2013

by Layla Romero Not much, it turns out, particularly if you fall into the age category of the millennials. Although the term “credit union” may have historically provoked a certain indifference, or even incompatibility, the strategists at Central 1 Credit Union have nailed an ingenious series of campaigns that aim to tackle this knowledge gap Read More

2013 Annual Ad Agency Panel – Trends & Predictions

February 4, 2013

by Bruce Nickson As often happens, the best part of the January 31st Breakfast Speaker Series (BSS) Annual Ad Agency Panel was at the end, when things got really ambitious. Not to give too much away, but it revolved around the idea of “not communications partners, but business partners” and “the West Coast marketing culture” rolling across the Read More

On being green, being an angel, and including Jesus in his own birthday party

December 13, 2012

by Layla Romero On Wednesday, December 5th, the BCAMA held a combined Evening Speaker Series event + Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Hotel. In what proved to be a fittingly intimate setting, members and non-members enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, and filled the Cristal Room with friendly chatter and greetings. As Lindsay Smith, the evening’s MC Read More

The Revenge of the Margin-Sucking Maggots

November 21, 2012

If you weren’t at the November 15th Breakfast Speaker Series (BSS), you missed a great event! So great, in fact, that we have two very different recaps of the event (below and here) for you to check out. Be sure to attend the next BSS event – the always popular ad agency panel – in Read More

Come Hungry. Leave Full.

November 20, 2012

If you weren’t at the November 15th Breakfast Speaker Series (BSS), you missed a great event! So great, in fact, that we have two very different recaps of the event (below and here) for you to check out. Be sure to attend the next BSS event – the always popular ad agency panel – in Read More