Look to the Stars: Q and A with Ad Industry Pros

Join us for a Q&A session with three ad industry pros on Feb. 6.
Look to the Stars: Q and A with Ad Industry Pros

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at The University of Scranton's Loyola Science Center Auditorium, Room 133 for an in-depth Q&A discussion with our visiting ADDY judges Gina Collura, John Meyers, and Charlie Rategan.

Charlie Rategan is an award-winning art director with over 10 years of experience in advertising. As a former member of The Bank, a creative think-tank at FCB, he has worked on over 50 brands in both health care and general consumer advertising. He holds a BS in communications from Liberty University. When he’s not working or pranking people in the office, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and infant son.

John Myers has run a successful studio in Rochester, New York, for over 30 years. Originally the focus of his company was on commercial photography, today he is also a director. The studio currently employs three full-time staff while having professional representation by Randy Cole Represents based in New York City. John has shot for agencies and corporations on six continents and in 45 states. He has a passion for images that capture the human condition -- whether in the face of a Boy Scout, a soldier, or a CEO. John’s work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, Lurzer’s Archive and Print. He has won multiple Addys on the district and national level. John is also a dedicated bicyclist. He’s ridden across the entire state of Iowa 17 times.

Gina Collura is an art-director-turned-copywriter who met her husband on the 1/9 subway on April Fool’s Day (true story). She is an adjunct professor at FIT, teaching concept classes, portfolio classes, intro to advertising, and a new course for seniors, called, “Idea Writing.” Gina wrote the long-standing tagline for LeanCuisine, “Do something good for yourself” (it ran from 1999-2004), named the first halogen lightbulb for Philips, “Halogena,” was the senior copywriter for Xbox Live’s Beta Tester Recruiter program, and helped create the Verbal Identity for one of the world’s most innovative medical research facilities, AbilityLab in Chicago.

Come by and pick the brains of our judges! This event is FREE!


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