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Didn’t See This Coming: “2010 Phoenix Advertising Person of the Year”

No one was more surprised than I Saturday night when the American Advertising Federation – Metro Phoenix announced the Ad Person of the Year.

I was a bit of a deer in the headlights during my acceptance speech, so I thought I’d take another shot at it from a chair lift in Telluride, CO.

A “Thank You” from the 2010 Phoenix Ad Person of the Year from ParkHowell.com on Vimeo.

_MG_9942My recognition is simply a reflection of all of the incredibly talented people that work with the Park&Co team, both in the office and as freelancers, as well as the remarkable clients that allow us to do meaningful work on their behalf. For example, the agency was recognized for two other campaigns: Metro Light Rail and INT Technologies.

The award has also come at an interesting time. March 1, 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of Park&Co, and we’ve launched our new website to celebrate the occasion. The site is unusual because we don’t want to just tell you our story, we want to hear yours.

Thank you one and all for this tremendous honor.

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11 Comments On This Topic
  1. Kim Hodge posted
    March 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Superb speech – standing ovation from the Film & Video Department. Many congratulations, Park.

  2. Coach Pete Walsh posted
    March 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Man you are one innovative guy! You’re probably using a Kodak zi8. Looks great. Great idea.

  3. Park posted
    March 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I am, thanks to you. And thanks for all of the great coaching http://bit.ly/bzHiVq you’ve done here at Park&Co. You are a big part of our success! Best coach in the country!

  4. Ryan Eland posted
    March 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Hi Park,

    Congrats! Tarah told me about the night and it sounds like it went very well.

    -Ryan

  5. Park posted
    March 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Thanks Ryan. It’s been great fun.

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  7. Georgianna posted
    April 7, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Congrats, Park! That is so fantastic…and couldn’t have gone to a more deserving person. Good job!! Georgianna…and all of us at The GMarie Group

  8. Craig Cortello posted
    April 11, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Congrats Park. Proud to have been associated in some small way with you and your story. More validation of the power of music education.

    Musically inspired,

    Craig

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