Advertising Week Night One: AOL, The Rock and N.E.R.D.

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Our night began at Rockefeller Center for Advertising Week’s Opening Gala. We spotted Advertising Age executive editor Jonah Bloom holding court that ran quite a few people deep for most of the night. AdAge’s retail reporter Natalie Zmuda held court with us for a few minutes as we observed the crowd from a somewhat quieter corner of the festivities. We also bumped into Mr. Ken Sunshine of Sunshine, Sachs and Associates, who we previously mentioned is handling PR for the event. Sunshine came straight to the event off a flight from London, but told PRNewser he “travels too much” to get jet lagged.

The gala was followed by a pedicab ride (very nice touch) to the Nokia Theater, for an AOL party with N.E.R.D. and Big Boi from Outkast. More pics after the jump.


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[Just in case you forgot where you were.]

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At one point Pharrell of N.E.R.D. remarked, “We heard this was a corporate event, but these ladies ain’t actin’ very corporate.” Shortly after, two writers we were speaking with from Rolling Stone and Esquire hopped on stage with a crowd of other women to join in on the dance party.

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