2013 Ad Ball presents ‘Gatsby’ | Photos and Highlights

2013 Ad Ball presents ‘Gatsby’ | Photos and Highlights

Last week, we saw an exciting series of parties, galas and award ceremonies take place in Toronto as FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week brought in industry icons to showcase and celebrate achievements in the business.

One of the events we were looking forward to the most was the 4th Annual Ad Ball (Jan 31) – a swanky gala that brings together over 600 of Canada’s influential leaders, innovators and trendsetters in support of Ad Women’s Mentorship Programs.

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

This year’s gala was themed ‘Gatsby’, after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel – a take-back pursuit into the roaring 20’s. This was a party we didn’t want to miss. When else can I dust off the old fedora and cane for a night on the town?

We showed up at Mod Club, a venue I’m used to seeing grungy rock bands play at. The rugged establishment was turned into a posh site full of swing, fedoras, sequins and style. I was impressed. Most people came dressed appropriately and the stage setting was lit-up like New Years Eve. Smiles were seen and tasty hors d’oeuvres were served by Daniel et Daniel.

Dr. Draw - FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada      FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

Guests enjoyed a bold aerialist performance along with a few numbers by electric violinist, Dr. Draw. Siona Jackson and her flappers also gave an enjoyable tap-dance routine that got us shaking our feet.

My favourite highlight of the night was a fashion show by French Connection that saw a few Ad CEO’s walk down the catwalk. Still hoping for that day when Dinosaurus Rex gets their own fashion show… skin-tight orange dino suits? :)

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

French Connection - FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada      French Connection - FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

Dr. Draw - FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada      French Connection - FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada

FFWD Ad Ball 2013 - Mod Club - Toronto, Canada


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About the ICA

The Institute of Communication Agencies or the ICA (www.icacanada.ca) is the professional business association which represents Canada’s communication and advertising agencies. The ICA’s mission is to champion commercial creativity, amplify the industry’s economic impact, and to embrace and drive change. As such, the ICA promotes thought leadership, higher standards and best practices. It serves as the largest source of information, advice, education and training for Canada’s communication and advertising industry. ICA’s member agencies and subsidiaries account for over 75 per cent of all national advertising in Canada, with an economic impact worth more than $19 billion annually. More information about the ICA and its initiatives can be found at www.icacanada.ca or follow on Twitter @adweekcdn or @icacanada.

Chris

3 Responses

02.04.13

Woo! Love the photos!

Best as always :) – looks like a dazzling event

02.04.13

Love the photos, props to the photographer!

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