Peter began his career in communications at MKG Productions, a strategic branding and experiential marketing company based in New York City. Two years later (and a brief stopover in the world of Fashion PR) Peter realized his interest was in brand marketing, but from the brand side, rather than an agency. He became the Brand Development Manager at GQ Magazine, and for four years he helped create and produce marketing programs that brought the GQ experience to life for readers and advertisers alike, across all platforms. At the end of 2013 he left GQ to join The New York Times to work in advertising sales as the Director of Luxury for integrated sales (newsprint, T Style Magazine, NYTimes.com).
Like the snazzy banner suggests, the December luncheon is all about the American Advertising Awards. Come learn how it works, the entry process, rule changes and see what it takes to win on the national level. We’ll also be revealing this year’s theme and giving you the scoop on what to expect at the award show. Reserve your spot today. Remember, the early bird not only gets the worm, they get plenty of FREE entry bags.
  AAF-BR presents DesignBR Vol. 2 in partnership with Prospect.3 Baton Rouge sponsored by Cox Media. Join us on Thursday, November 13th, as we mix, mingle and reveal the Fan Favorite winner! This award goes to the poster print that sells out the fastest during the event and has the largest demand for reprints at the end of the party. So come hang out with your AAF-BR friends and buy a poster. All proceeds go to help support the AAF-BR organization and its efforts. Be sure to stay to the end to find out which poster will take home the prize! We’ll have catered appetizers, cash bar, entertainment and raffle prizes! Also, if you purchase a poster at the event you will receive a 25% discount for framing at Elizabethan Gallery! RSVP
A custom propmaker in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, James Schexnaydre takes you through his journey from Ragin’ Cajun to Hollywood propmaker. He hails his roots in Louisiana, where he earned his Visual Arts degree at UL Lafayette. James currently works at Jimmy Kimmel Live and has been involved in productions such as Captain America 2/Winter Soldier, Batman/The Dark Knight Returns, Tintin, Team America World Police, Crank Yankers and The Man Show. His props have also been featured in many national commercials. Hear the stories behind his “inventions” and the role that serendipity plays in his creative process. Also, AAFBR is partnering with the Baton Rouge Food Bank to collect food at this luncheon. We’re asking everyone to bring ONE CANNED FOOD ITEM + ONE BOXED FOOD ITEM to
Artists, photographers, designers – DesignBR is opening its doors for 2014-2015 submissions. Call for Artists   What is DesignBR? DesignBR Vol. 2 is a design exhibition supporting our AAF-BR community and its efforts. Be a part of an exciting collaboration between AAF-BR and P.3+BR, a 13-week auxiliary experiential art exhibition from Prospect.3 in New Orleans.    The Challenge Design digital artwork that represents you as an artist. Showcase your background, your interests, your hometown or just your point of view.   The Results The 10 most popular works will be screen printed and displayed on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts for 13 weeks as part of P.3+BR. The Fan Favorite will be revealed at the DesignBR Reception November 13 and will be featured in local publications.    For spec
AAF-BR October Luncheon Ft. Kelly Stevens of SevenCreative.com Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Juban’s on Perkins Baton Rouge, LA     About our speaker: Kelly Stevens is a brand experience expert and art director, working primarily in the space of food and food retail with her company, Seven Creative. Kelly spent 11 years as art director for Whole Foods Market, developing everything from product packaging to eco-conscious interiors to food trucks. In her past lives, Kelly designed for an advertising firm, a museum and ran her own pajama company. Whenever possible she spends her spare time traveling in third-world countries, playing soccer and two-stepping.