Face-To-Face NYC 2017 Matches Atedge Photographers with the Top Creative Decision Makers

We had an amazing Face-To-Face event this summer at the elegant 20th-floor penthouse at 230 FIFTH in New York. What happens when you bring an exclusive group of 28 agency producers & creatives together with 60 talented AtEdge photographers? Let’s just say there was a lot of excitement in that room.

And you know what? We’re ready to do it all again next month in San Francisco. The next Face-To-Face event is on November 13th at the historic City Club.

Twice a year at Face-to-Face, AtEdge photographers present their work in private, one-on-one meetings to hand-picked creatives that have the need and budgets to hire the highest caliber talent. It’s an opportunity for busy creatives to link up with groundbreaking photographers in a tranquil and casual environment, complete with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

We’re overwhelmed with the success of this year’s event and are thrilled to continue this series that has become so important to our industry. Face-to-Face events are held twice a year — each spring in New York, and in alternate cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis and London in the fall.

Making new connections and revitalizing old relationships is what Face-to-Face is all about. Please contact Elizabeth Owen, President of AtEdge, if you are interested in attending a future Face-To-Face.

We want to express our gratitude to the following industry creatives that assisted in making this event a success:

Beverly Adler | Senior Art Producer | Freelance
Claudia Aires | Associate Producer | Tribal DDB
Deb Archambault | Sr Integrated Producer | McCann Worldgroup
Allison Baker | Group Creative Director | BBDO
Heather Black | Integrated Producer | Deutsch
Silmo Bonomi | Group Creative Director | VML NY
Erin Breen | Head of Art Production | BBDO
Lindsay Coomes | Associate Creative Director | Saatchi & Saatchi
Karen Ferrari | Senior Art Producer | FCB Health
Ranelle Fowler | Integrated Producer | Townhouse (production agency for Grey Advertising)
Carolyn Gargano | VP Assoc Creative Director | Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Ashley Holmes | Art Content Producer | Ogilvy & Mather
Patrick Johnson | VP, Group Art Supervisor | H4B Chelsea
Jack Low | Creative Director | McGarry Bowen
Melissa Lucier | Art Buyer | J. Walter Thompson
Sarah Manna | VP, Dir of Art & Print Production | Deutsch
Rachel Max | Dir of Art Production | MRM/McCann
Akos Papp | Senior Art Director | FCB Global
Kris Pito | Director, Content Studio | R/GA
Teresa Rad | Director of Art Production | TBWA\Chiat\Day
Deb Rosen | Director of Art Production | Wieden + Kennedy
James Rothwell | Creative Director | Publicis
Paul Safsel | CD/Art Director | Grey
Amy Salzman | Senior Art Producer | Saatchi & Saatchi
Loren Shteyman | Art Producer | Nissan United for TBWA\Chiat\Day
Marc Sobier | SVP, Group CD | Arnold Worldwide
Maggie Sumner | VP, Head of Art Production | Saatchi & Saatchi
Alex Tasch | Senior Art Producer | Havas New York
Milisava Tertovich | Sr Art Producer | Anomaly

These busy creatives work with some of the world’s top brands, including MGM, Verizon, AT&T, DirecTV, Chantix, Johnson & Johnson, Reebok, Maxwell House, Spectrum, Advil, HBO, Exxon, Rubbermaid, Puma, Rolex, PNC Bank, Tyson, NBA, Google, Under Armour, Covergirl, American Express, eBay, Taco Bell, Samsung, Nike, Spotify, NBC,  and many, many more.

“AtEdge events are great for meeting creatives you couldn’t ordinarily meet.”

Paul Aresu, photographer

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“To meet in person adds a greater understanding of their work and you both get a chance to see how the chemistry might fuel a project. I loved the energy of everyone, and it created a buzz of excitement. I got in the elevator ready to go on a shoot!”

Carolyn Gargano, VP Assoc Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Paul Safsel with photographer Nick Hall

Creative Paul Safsel with photographer Nick Hall

“Wonderful and talented group! I thought it was well coordinated and I especially loved the halfway point when there was the mingling. I got to talk to so many people during that time!”

Alex Tasch, Senior Art Producer, Havas New York

The Face-to-Face gathering in the penthouse at 230 FIFTH in New York

The Face-To-Face gathering in the penthouse at 230 FIFTH in New York

“Thanks for such a fun night. I met such lovely and talented photographers.”

Deb Archambault, Sr. Integrated Producer, McCann Worldgroup

Photographer Genevieve Caron with Creative Deb Archambault

Photographer Genevieve Caron with creative Deb Archambault

“Now, more than ever, creative collaboration is built on relationships and trust. With F2F, AtEdge does a beautiful job of bringing the community together to nurture connections.”

Glen Wexler, photographer

Rep Jenna Teeson (left), with creative Milisava Tertuvich (center) and photographer David Butler (right)

It wouldn't be Face-to-Face without Sushi!

It wouldn’t be Face-To-Face without Sushi!

“AtEdge really puts in a lot of time and energy to make sure the event is well-organized and run so you can meet the most people possible in a comfortable setting.”

Nicole Rabe, Pistol Studios

Jason Tuchman and Nicole Rabe of Pistol Studios (left) with Creative Heather Black

Jason Tuchman and Nicole Rabe of Pistol Studios (left) with creative Heather Black

“All the photographers I met with were fantastic! Their levels of work were at the highest standards and they all were relative to the work I’m doing at my agency.”

Heather Black, Integrated Producer, Deutsch

Photographer Adrian Myers and Creative Loren Shteyman

Photographer Adrian Myers and creative Loren Shteyman

“Saw a really nice range of work from all different types of photographers. Loved talking about making work with people who get to do it all the time.”

Marc Sobier, SVP, Group CD, Arnold Worldwide

Photographers James Porto (left) and Robert Adumo

Photographers James Porto (left) and Robert Adamo

“Great evening, I left feeling very happy and positive about all my meetings.”

Aaron Graubert, photographer

Creative Kris Pito and Abe Sands of Trident Post-Production

Creative Kris Pito and Abe Sands of Trident Post-Production

“Opened my eyes to some great talent both in photography and video. Really enjoyed it and I will no doubt be calling on some of them for help.”

Jack Low, Creative Director, McGarry Bowen

Creative Carolyn Gargano and photographer Natalia Weedy

“I love Face-To-Face events and I always leave feeling energized and inspired. Be prepared to come early and stay late, the wine flows, the food is fab and conversations don’t stop.”

Nick Hall, photographer

One of the best parts of Face-to-Face is the incredible food!

One of the best parts of Face-To-Face is the incredible food!