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McDonald Wins Pinstripe Service Excellence Award

 

Pinstripe Service Excellence Award

Vinny Tafuro (’06), Jessica McDonald (’07) and Devon Pero (’05)

Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s Communications Director, Jessica McDonald, received the 2007 Pinstripe Service Excellence Award. Presented annually, Pinstripe Marketing presents the award to the Ad 2 member who demonstrates the most outstanding contributions to the organization.

Ad 2 Tampa Bay launched AdCast, a live Internet-broadcasted video program in September, 2006. The young professional-targeted program broadcasts the latest information on Tampa Bay area events, professional development, hot trends in marketing, and new talent in the advertising world. AdCast also promotes other young professional organizations, charities and fundraising events. McDonald quickly stepped in as co-host for the monthly broadcast, lead script writer, and scheduler for guests. Since its launch, AdCast has become an important communication tool for Ad 2 and local young professional organizations. The video segments are archived on Google Video and available by searching for “AdCast”.

“As communication professionals, it was only natural for Ad 2 Tampa Bay to take the lead in promoting other local young professionals. Jessica is an impressive leader who stands out among her peers, and her initiative has made AdCast a success in a very short amount of time,” said Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing and former Ad 2 president.

McDonald also oversees Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s annual communication plan and serves as the organization’s public relations contact. McDonald is a graduate student at the University of South Floridaand the Marketing Promotions Manager for Tampa Bay & Company, a non-profit organization responsible for promoting the Tampa Bay area as a destination for visitors and conventions.

About Ad 2 Tampa Bay
Ad 2 Tampa Bay, Inc., an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, is a non-profit organization of advertising professionals under the age of 32. As a nine-time National Ad 2 Club of the Year, the organization takes pride in providing both members and the community with quality educational programs, national award-winning public service campaigns, professional interaction, member employment services, fun-filled social events and much more.

 

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