Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s vice president, Carl Vervisch, received the 2008 Pinstripe Service Excellence Award at the Mad Men-themed party, Ad Bash, held on November 20 at the Don Vicente Hotel in Ybor City. Presented annually, Pinstripe Marketing presents the award to the Ad 2 member who demonstrates the most outstanding contributions to the organization.
Vervisch was integral in the development of AdCast, a live Internet-broadcasted video program focused on young professionals in Tampa Bay. The show features 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. Vervisch has been co-host of the show since its inception and was co-host for the first national AdCast at the American Advertising Federation Conference (AAF) in Atlanta in June 2008. The video segments are archived on Google Video and available by searching for “AdCast” .
He was a major contributor to the AAF achievement competition books that ultimately won the National Ad 2 Club of the Year title in 2008. Vervisch regularly speaks to student groups, reviews portfolios and gives career advice to the next generation of talent.
“Carl has become one of the most public faces and biggest advocates of Ad 2,” said Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing and former Ad 2 president. “His role in promoting the organization, leading its initiatives, and mentoring tomorrow’s members made him a natural fit for this award.”
Vervisch is a copywriter at SPARK in Tampa, Florida.