Two years ago, we asked in this blog post where the marketing/advertising community was hiding in Victoria.
In the ensuing commentary, a great idea emerged:
Let’s host a fundraiser for NABS, the remarkable National Advertising Benevolent Society, and bring the community together for an evening.
Last year, the event – a networking evening built around a screening of the Cannes Advertising winner’s show-reel – brought 250 people together in Victoria – an admirable turnout that spoke to both the community’s desire to get together, and the value of the event.
Advertising and marketing people have been turning to NABS for help in dark times since 1983. NABS has responded with over $5 million dollars in assistance and countless vital services to industry people in need.
We have no pensions, job security is crap, technological changes have put a lot of talented people out of work, and the economy is fragile. Sometimes our lives just come undone. NABS needs our support more than ever.
See how NABS helped DDB Canada employee Kelly Frazer and then go directly to this form here and sign up to attend the November 17 fundraiser.
Hopefully none of us will ever need the financial and emotional support that NABS provides.
But some people will: people we know, people we’ve worked with, people we care about.
Let’s stand up for them next Thursday evening. Sign up here. And see you there!