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The 2009 – 2010 Speaker Schedule

By AMA New Orleans News

September – Michael Ferranti from Endai Worldwide

September – Ryan Green from Southwest Airlines

October – Giovanni Gallucci from Social Media Ninja

November – Jeff Hochberg from AOL

November – Lisa Beatty from

December – Principal’s Panel

January – Chris Brogan from New Marketing Labs

February – Jim Longo from Itracks International

March – Sarah Evans from SevansStrategy

April – Ricardo Lopez from Hispanic Research Inc.

April – Monica Skipper from FedEx

May –  Aldy Keene from Loyalty Research Center

June – Matt Skallerud from Pink Banana Media

The 2007 – 2008 Speaker Schedule

By AMA New Orleans News

September 2007 – Bill Potts from Ironman

October 2007 – Mike Byrne from Anomaly

November 2007 – Kim Ruvolo from JetBlue

Kim Ruvolo Jet Blue from AMA New Orleans on Vimeo.

December 2007 – Principal’s Panel

Fifth Annual Agency Principals Panel from AMA New Orleans on Vimeo.

January 2008 – Karen Schannen from American Express

February 2008 – James Cole from Google

James Cole (of Google) from AMA New Orleans on Vimeo.

March 2008 – Paul Borrud from Facebook

April 2008 – Virginia Miracle from Greenville

May 2008 – Josh Rabinowitz from Grey Worldwide

June 2008 – MAX Awards

LA “Museum of the Year” – The Historic New Orleans Collection

By AMA New Orleans News

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The institution was founded in 1966 by General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams. Longtime New Orleans residents and avid collectors, the Williams’ established the organization to keep their collections intact and available to the public. In the 40-plus years since its inception, The Collection has augmented its holdings and physical properties, established ambitious publishing and exhibition schedules, and developed innovative educational programs.

The Collection operates two facilities in the French Quarter. The principal gallery, guided tours and museum shop are located in a complex of historical French Quarter buildings at 533 Royal Street. The Williams Research Center, at 410 Chartres Street, opened in 1996 and houses the archive, library, reading room and additional exhibition space. The Collection’s holdings comprise some 35,000 library items, more than two miles of documents and manuscripts, and approximately 350,000 photographs, prints, drawings, paintings and other artifacts.

A list of current and upcoming exhibitions, publications and events is available below.



  • The Collection’s latest and most ambitious publication, Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735 – 1835, is the first comprehensive study of early Louisiana-made furniture. The volume, beautifully illustrated with more than 1,200 images, is available online at and, in The Collection’s gift shop and in various book stores around the city.


The following exhibitions are free and open to the public.


The 2006 – 2007 Speaker Schedule

By AMA New Orleans News

September – John Moore from Brand Autopsy

October – Chris Schultz from Voodoo Ventures

November – Dr. Ken Hodges from Claritas

December – Principal’s Panel

January – Dr. Peter Bishop from the University of Houston

March – Jeff Pedigo from GodwinGroup

April – Steve Kaplan from Bag the Elephant

May – Allen Adamson from Landor Associations

June – MAX Awards

The 2010 – 2011 Speaker Schedule

By AMA New Orleans News

September – Meg Kinney from Bad Babysitter Productions

September – Ben Smithee from Spych Market Analytics

October – Tony Hsieh from Zappos

November – Neel Sus from Susco Solutions

November – Troy Kelley from Arnold Worldwide

December – Louisiana Brand Panel

January – Caroline Winnett from NeuroFocus

February – Mike Swenson from Barkley

March – Scott Scwertly from Ethos3

April – Blogger Panel with Shannon Hurst Lane (, Bridgette Duplantis (Experimental Mommy), Greta Perry (KissMyGumbo local blog) and Erika Lehmann (Chic Shopper Chick)

April -CC Chapman from Marketing Champions

May – Annual Agency Principal’s Panel with:

  • Deveney CommunicationundefinedVan Gallinghouse, Sr. Vice President
  • FSC InteractiveundefinedTiffany Starnes, Director of Social Media
  • Peter A. Mayer Advertisingundefined Rob Chappell, Vice President & Interactive Director
  • Zehnder CommunicationsundefinedBlake Killian, Social Media Director

June – MAX Awards

Young Leadership Council

By AMA New Orleans News

The Young Leadership Council (YLC), a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization created to develop leadership through community projects, is the oldest young professional organization in the country. Since it began in 1986, the YLC, with more than 1,300 member-volunteers, has developed and implemented a large number of projects throughout the greater New Orleans area that have had lasting positive effects on the community and the economy.

A few the YLC’s projects include raising money to add lights to the Crescent City Connection, establishing the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, starting the New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home campaign and coordinating the Wednesday at the Square spring concert series. Past YLC member-volunteers have become some of the most influential leaders in the City who attribute their leadership capabilities in part to their previous work with the organization.
Recent and upcoming activities:

  • On November 9, the YLC relaunched the popular New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home campaign with a new, interactive component to capitalize on the optimism and enthusiasm of Post-Katrina New Orleans. Visit to upload a message or video on why you are Proud and you’ll receive a Proud Passport good for discounts around town.

  • December 18 from 10am – 2pm: Volunteer with the Green It project and assist with coastal wetland propagation and planting through the LSU Ag Center’s Wetland Plant Center in City Park.

Keep up with all the YLC’s activities by signing up for The Weekly Mark, an e-newsletter that goes out every Monday with upcoming events and news you can use about the YLC.

The Louisiana State Museum: “Louisiana’s Louvre”

By AMA New Orleans News

 The Louisiana State Museum has rightly been described as “Louisiana’s Louvre.” Founded in 1906 with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present the state’s rich history and diverse cultures, the Museum’s collection now totals more than 450,000 artifacts and works of art. These provide an authentic experience of Louisiana to visitors from around the world while enhancing the quality of life for residents.

The “collection” includes a complex of seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans – especially the Cabildo and Presbytere on Jackson Square — and a statewide system of museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, and Patterson, La. Meanwhile, a $17-milllion sports museum and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is under construction in Natchitoches, La.

The museum drew a record 285,000 visitors last year. Strong attendance is expected to continue with a major new exhibition Living With Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond opening October 23 with gala celebration on Jackson Square. For corporate sponsorship and ticket information, visit

Loyola Survey of NOLA Communicators

By AMA New Orleans News

Dr. Cathy Rogers in the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans needs your help with a research project about communicators’ pro bono work — whether their pro bono work has changed since Hurricane Katrina, what influences decisions to accept, decline, or initiate pro bono work and what kind of work is offered on a pro bono basis.

Please complete her survey about post-Katrina communication here:

Are you a nonprofit with a marketing challenge? Get your question answered at AMA!

By AMA New Orleans News

AMA NOLA is looking for questions from nonprofits to be answered at the December 10th Principals’ Panel.

If you are a nonprofit and have a marketing question that you want answered by the principals of Zehnder Communications, Trumpet Brand Studio, The Marketing Center, Peter A. Mayer Advertising and Ad2, submit the question to AMA. Questions should address a specific problem or issue and should not be a broad overarching subject, such as “How do I rasie more money?”

Please submit your question by November 30 to Linzy Cotaya at

To reserve your seats for the event, check out

*Due to the number of questions we anticipate, we cannot guarantee every question will be answered during the panel discussion.

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October Nonprofit of the Month – City Year Louisiana

By AMA New Orleans News

City Year unites young people from all backgrounds between the ages of 17 and 24 for a year of full time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods across the United States and in South Africa. Since 2005 , City Year Louisiana has served more than 5,000 children , completed more than 350,000 hours of service, engaged more than 5,000 citizens in service and graduated over 200 alumni.

For more information on how City Year Louisiana is making an impact in your community check us out at and view our PSAs at

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