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New York Diary: JWT, Rodale, Bon Appétit, Rolling Stone

July 2nd, 2014

by Sean Stone Last week, Karrisa, Alex and I headed up to New York for an action-packed day of meetings and portfolio reviews. The day began with the three of us in the beautiful (and enormous) offices of JWT. Many of the art buyers we met with already used the site regularly to find photographers, but were happy to learn about our production, stock and crew resources. The …

DC Diary: McMurry/TMG, Hanley Wood, RP3 Agency

May 28th, 2014

by Liz Ream Last week, Elyse Leyenberger and I were up bright and early, cruising down Route 95 towards our nation’s capitol for another round of portfolio meetings. After fighting a bit of traffic on our way into the city, we made our way to the first meeting at McMurry/TMG. There, we met with photo editors Sara Elder, Rob Waymouth and Caroline Couig. They were …

LA Diary: M&C Saatchi, 72andSunny, RPA, Ignited, TBWA

May 2nd, 2014

By Karrisa Olsen I’ve never been to the west coast. It’s true. I’ve traveled out of the country on several occasions, but I’ve never touched down on the opposite side of my own–until last week, that is. Gia and I arrived in Los Angeles last Tuesday for another series of portfolio reviews. An excitement built up inside of me as we drove through the city …

New York & Philly Diary: Deutsch, Niche Media, Shooters Inc & 20nine

April 2nd, 2014

by Gia Bonavilla Last month,  Elyse and I celebrated the first day of spring with a traffic-free and sunny trip to New York City in a Jeep full of portfolios. Our first stop was at Deutsch. We took a breezy ride up on the freight elevator and wound our way through the back hallway and through the office space that is modern-industrial, open, and buzzing …

Miami Diary: Bravo Group, LGD Com, and Perry Ellis International

February 28th, 2014

By Karrisa Olsen With snow totals breaking 55 inches this winter in Philadelphia (and counting…), Sean and I felt like kids on Christmas morning when we touched down in Miami last Wednesday night. Waking up to 80 degree temperatures, sunshine and an authentic Cuban breakfast (our first of many cafe con leches) couldn’t have better prepared us for a full day of meetings. Our first …

New York Diary: McCann, Redbook, Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal

January 31st, 2014

by Elyse Leyenberger Last Thursday, Hong, our intern Megan and I hit the road with 37 portfolios ready for a jam-packed day of meetings in New York City. We left bright and early from our office outside of Philadelphia since we had just been hit with a winter storm that left us with 14 inches of wonderful travel inhibiting snow.   After an hour and …

Emmaus Diary: Organic Gardening, Rodale Books & Prevention

December 16th, 2013

By Meg Dibley For our portfolio meetings this month, we reached out to Rodale Inc. in Emmaus, PA and landed three meetings with Organic Gardening Magazine, Rodale Books and Prevention Magazine. When we arrived at Rodale, it was a winter wonderland. With a few minutes to spare before our first meeting, we stopped into the Rodale General Store. Stocked with organic soaps, holiday loot and …

Nashville Diary: iostudio, Catapult, Warner Music

November 27th, 2013

By Karrisa Olsen A good night’s rest and an excellent cup of coffee (from Crema, in this case) is all we needed to re-charge for our second day of meetings in Nashville after being in Birmingham the previous day. One thing I immediately noticed about the city, aside from the 350,000 square foot Music City Center that can fit nearly seven Boeing planes inside of …

Birmingham Diary: Cooking Light, Southern & Coastal Living, Lewis Communications

November 26th, 2013

By Karrisa Olsen Last week, the lovely Elyse Leyenberger and I set out for the South with 150 pounds of luggage filled with an array of impressive portfolios. We had the luxury of relaxing once we touched down in Birmingham as our meetings didn’t begin until the morning. So, naturally, we found ourselves at El Barrio, a Mexican downtown hotspot where we inhaled delicious tacos. …

New York Diary: Condé Nast Traveler, Food Network, All You

September 26th, 2013

by Elyse Leyenberger Last Thursday, I arrived bright and early at photo editor Sean Stone’s house for my first New York City portfolio adventure. We cruised up the New Jersey Turnpike with our rental car chock full of portfolios, graced by the sweet sounds of classic rock XM radio. Arriving safely in Times Square, we stacked our dolly with books and prepared for a great …

Detroit Diary, Part II: Commonwealth, Doner, Team Detroit

August 26th, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Read Detroit Diary, Part I here. We woke up early on our final morning in Detroit and had a great breakfast. On the drive to the first meeting, we listened to some Detroit rockers like Funkadelic, Bob Segar and The Stooges. Our first meeting was at Commonwealth, located in the Fillmore Theatre building right across from Comerica Park, home of the Detroit …

Detroit Diary, Part I: AutoWeek, SMZ, Union Adworks

August 23rd, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Hello! Welcome to this month’s Portfolio Event Diary, where our heroes Craig Oppenheimer and Wesley Kays-Henry (that’s me!) travel to the Motor City of Detroit to share photography portfolios. We had a lot of ground to cover, with six meetings scheduled in two days. Although we didn’t make it to Canada (spoiler alert!), we had a blast seeing the current and former …

Philadelphia Diary: Agency51, Brownstein Group, Tierney

August 2nd, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Early this week, on a beautiful summer Tuesday, fellow producer Craig Oppenheimer and I took to the mean streets of Philadelphia to meet with some local advertising agencies. Craig and I both live in Pennsport, home to the famous Federal Donuts, so it was a no-brainer for us to bring a few of these amazing confectionery delights to our first meeting at Agency51. …

Boston Diary: Harvard Business Review, Mullen, Boston Globe, Arnold

June 12th, 2013

by Maria Luci Last Wednesday, Jared Grunewald and I flew into Logan International for two days of Boston portfolio meetings. Right off the plane, we collected our things—including 150 pounds of books and a dolly—and made our way out to Watertown, MA. There, we pulled up to the brick offices of our first meeting, Harvard Business Review. Since HBR hires photographers to shoot CEOs and …

New York Diary: Ogilvy & Mather, R/GA, Men’s Health

May 23rd, 2013

by Maria Luci Last week, I set out early on another portfolio event, this time with designer Amanda Friend by my side. Loaded into my Rav4 with a trunk full of production cases and a dolly, we made our way up the turnpike to New York City. Our first stop was at Ogilvy & Mather.  We came bearing gifts of breakfast treats from Dean & DeLuca …

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