Ad Fed celebrates trailblazer & Art Buddies founder Sue Crolick on June 25, 2015!

The Advertising Federation (Ad Fed) of Minnesota invites you to a MAD/AD/BASH on Thursday, June 25, featuring a presentation by the dynamic Sue Crolick, Minneapolis' first female art director and founder of Art Buddies.

Sue started her advertising career in the MadMen era (and knows all about those 3-martini lunches). She was the first female art director at two of Minneapolis’ largest ad agencies and won the top awards in her industry, including Golds from the One Show and New York Art Directors Club, Best of Shows and the Silver Medal from Ad Fed MN, plus features in Communication Arts and Graphis.

Sue will tell what it was like to be a female in the male-dominated ad world, what happened after her agency burned down, and how much fun she had making ads for creative people. See how a failed romance led her to start her own advertising and design business, and how a major illness inspired her to start Art Buddies, a nonprofit helping kids in need by matching each child with their own creative mentor. Enjoy great stories from one of Minneapolis’ most unique creatives.

After Sue’s talk, party with the Twin Cities’ original MADMEN&WOMEN. Drink Martinis or Manhattans, enjoy swanky hors d’oeuvres, and go MAD with your evening attire! Also featured “The Show” winners that won at the National AAF ADDY competition.

Thursday, June 25, 5:30pm–10pm

Radisson Blu Hotel
35 S. 7th Street
Downtown Minneapolis | MAP

5:30 Registration

6:00 Keynote by Sue Crolick

7:00 Party

Cost Ad Fed/Ad 2 members: Free

Non-members: $40

Students: $15

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[Photo courtesy Ken Friberg]