Consider this a first for us as AgencySpy as we, along with party sponsor New York Festivals, are throwing a cocktail soiree in January because…well, why not? The action will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Empire Room, located on the ground floor of, you guessed it, the ol’ Empire State Building. Come drink and mingle with yours truly as well as our co-host, New York Festivals president Michael O’Rourke, whose organization is being kind enough to provide the first 50 drinks. The party gets started at the usual happy hour time of 6:30, so come imbibe, chat it up and help kick off 2013 with us. Feel free to RSVP here and if you’re interested in learning more about New York Festivals and its global ad competition celebrating the “world’s best advertising,” go here.