Making Connections on the Gateway and Beyond: BTS at the Gateway Talent Fair and Food Truck Roundup

One word comes to mind when thinking of last week’s Gateway Talent Fair 2.0 and Food Truck Roundup: Success. Actually, maybe two: Huge success. This year’s Gateway Talent and Food Truck event featured 26 companies from the Intelligence Community and beyond, three local food trucks, and live music. The turnout was great, the weather held out, and no one left hungry.

Ignite, Briefly

When it came time for ADG’s Chief Creative Officer Jeff Antkowiak to speak at the third annual Ignite Howard County, he chose the topic of brevity. So I’ll keep this brief. In short, Ignite brings together a series of speakers who each touch on a topic of their choice for just five minutes, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Talk about brief.

ADG and the ADDY Triple Crown: Together for Good (Again)

To our friends, clients, and colleagues, Another year of “ADDY Fever” has come and gone in the Baltimore Advertising community, and – as always – the event was filled with Bawl’mer allure, “hon-hair,” and Bergers Cookies (if you’re not from here, you wouldn’t get it). This year’s theme spoke loud and clear that pride for our beloved city is stronger than ever, and it shone brightly for all attendees at the Baltimore Museum of Industry!

What House of Cards Can Teach Us About Content Marketing

Season 3 premieres on Netflix today, have you binge-watched it all yet? House of Cards, a Netflix Original Series. The award-winning drama that lives exclusively online is arguably one of the most popular shows to ever come out of a streaming service. When people found out little old Netflix created a binge-worthy and binge-friendly TV show, it kind of became a big deal. Mainly for other online TV streaming services, like Amazon Prime, who quickly followed suit in producing their own original series. What does all of this have to … Continue reading

Make Some Room in the Trophy Case: ADG Wins at 2015 Future 50 Awards

For the second year in a row, ADG brought home a Baltimore SmartCEO Future 50 Award last Thursday night. In an Old Hollywood-themed evening of appetizer trays, cocktails, lively performances, Michael Jackson impersonators and a champagne toast, ADG’s Chief Creative Officer Jeff Antkowiak (and his gang of creative troublemakers) accepted the award along with 49 other fast growing regional companies. The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year, recognizing the Baltimore metro region’s fastest-growing mid-sized companies. It’s ADG’s second batch of Future50 awards … Continue reading

ADG Ranks Again on Inc. 5000 List for 2014

ADG is pleased to announce that once again we have ranked on Inc.’s list of top 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S., our third time in the last five years. Out of the 57 companies in the greater Baltimore area, ADG ranks 4th in terms of growth in our industry. The ranking was determined by growth in company size and revenue, factors we can certainly speak to. Over the past three years, ADG has seen a 226% growth in company revenue. We’ve also added 20 new positions (and toured through countless kegs … Continue reading

ADG Creative Brings Home Gold and Silvers in 2014 ADDY Regionals

ADG Creative has added four additional trophies to our ever-growing collection of awards from over the years, this time with 4 ADDYs from the 2014 District Two ADDY Awards. ADG advanced to the regional division of the competition after earning seven awards at the Baltimore ADDYs earlier this year. The District Two region consists of companies from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., so we’re fairly proud to show off this new hardware. Here are the individual award categories and entries:

Meet Rachel Poisall, ADG’s New Communications Intern

We recently welcomed a new addition to the ADG gang of creatives; Rachel Poisall joins us as Communications Intern. She hails from HoCo and is a recent UMD grad. Get to know her here because you’ll be seeing her blogs all over the place this summer. What aspect of marketing and communications are you most interested in? Are you addicted to Twitter like everyone else in your generation? (Be honest) I’ll one-up you there and admit I’m addicted to all the social apps on my phone (#notsorry). But I will say … Continue reading

14 Things to Know About the 2014 Baltimore ADDY Awards

Well folks, another ADDY awards has come and gone leaving us with fond memories of work well done, awards well-earned, funky blue T-shirts and an undying love of Bob Barker. ADG was proud to bring home 5 ADDYs (see below)  but also proud to be part of this creative mayhem we call the Baltimore advertising scene. Here are 14 things you need to know about this year’s ADDY awards. The entries and awards at this event oozed hard work, dedication, and love. No freebies here, all well-earned. People in advertising … Continue reading

We Love Maryland: A Valentine’s Day Tribute

As ADG fast approaches the 25-year mark for doing business in the central Maryland region, we wanted to take a moment to say to our fair state that hey, you’ve been good to us, and we love ya.  So in this time of roses and cupids we deliver this video Valentine to our home state of Maryland. This one’s for you. Show some love to MD and tweet this!  Tweet

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