Here’s what you thought of Le Book Connections

The Le Book Connections event last month was a big success for us. In fact, when it was all over and we tallied how many people came and chatted with us at our booth, we were almost surprised by the size of the three-digit number. So to thank everyone who visited with us, we asked them to send us a highlight from their experience at Connections. Here are some of the highlights of their highlights…

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“I had a wonderful time at the event. I not only attended the Connections portion, but I also attended the Productions portion on Thursday. The one thing that really stuck out was that everyone really was interested in talking about the creative people they represent and were really welcoming to those of us that came in the door. I was able to get re-acquainted with agents/reps that I have not been in contact with in a long time, and also to see them face-to-face after years of phone call and email correspondence. Since I live in NM, it isn’t easy to just pop over for a coffee…. I also loved the high-tech interactive viewing of the work. There are so many talented individuals out there, this was a good way to get through some of the clutter.” —Tracy LaValle of TL Productions, tlavalle.com

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“Connections is aptly named! It was so wonderful to finally meet so many of the reps that I’ve worked with over the years in person. The next time I call them to discuss a project I’ll be able to put a face to the voice and they’ll be able to do the same!” —Kellie Bingman, VP Art Buying Supervisor, McKinney, mckinney.com

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“For me, the highlight of the event was having all the different talent options (photographers, vanities, production services, etc) under one roof and connecting faces to names. It was a great event an an opportunity for me to be introduced to lots of new vendors and talent as well as to reconnect with old friends.” —Miriam Franklin, Director of Content Production at Arnell, arnell.com

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“Loved seeing real live faces of the folks I’ve been torturing with estimates over the years! Also had a smashing good time hammering ping pong balls, afterwards, at Spin.” —Bonnie Brown, Art Buyer, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, bssp.com

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“Meeting real people in a real environment face to face one on one was refreshing and invigorating. It was great to get out of the office and away from the world of social media and talk to people old school style. Looking forward to next year’s outing. In the meantime it’s back to the blog…” —Richard Smith, Creative Director, thinkcreativebelieve.com

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“My favorite thing about my Connections experience was to be able to finally meet all the wonderful agents that I talk to on the phone.  It really makes such a difference when you are able to connect face to face.” —Marisa Shold, Photo Producer, Eddie Bauer

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“I’d have to say the highlights of my day at LeBook Connections were a hug/squeeze from Bill Stockland and as always, Nadav Kander’s amazing portfolio.” —Freyda Tavin, Photography Editor and Consultant

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“Le Book is a great place to ‘reconnect’ with those you don’t get to see very often and connect with new ones!” —Jason Lau, Art Producer\Buyer, Team One USA, teamone-usa.com

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“For the past ten years, I have worked at JDK Design in Burlington, VT. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with many professionals in the photography industry. As a result of my location, my primary communication with creative partners occurs via phone and email. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to attend LeBook this year and was able to sit down and chat with many of the individuals who I have worked with for so many years, but had never had the chance to meet in person. There is no media that can take the place of face-to-face conversation. Through this experience, I was able to share ideas, learn from others and discuss upcoming projects with those working in the same community. Upon returning to Burlington, I immediately felt the positive impact of attending the event.” —Kim Stoerker, Senior Producer, JDK Design, jdk.com

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“I really enjoyed spending time with the reps this year. Getting to know the people 
behind the artists is very important to developing successful working relationships.” — Chris Peters / Sr Art Producer / COLLE+MCVOY, http://www.collemcvoy.com


“One of the many highlights for me was the ‘Redefining Retail’ panel discussion from the series of conversations focusing on the marketing and positioning of luxury brands. I thought the insights presented from a technology standpoint were smart and relevant.  It was interesting to hear from each of the speakers how they are growing their business and adapting positioning but staying true to their brand essence. So important!   I also enjoyed talking with all the agents to gain further perspective.” —Janice Richter, Creative Director/Illustrator, janicerichter.com

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“I enjoyed meeting so many of the reps in person.  Since we are based in Los Angeles we don’t have the opportunity to meet them unless they come to California.  It was also great having so many big names under one roof—it was like one stop shopping!” —Lisa Matthews, Manager of Art Production, Team One Advertising, teamone-usa.com

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Related:

An interview with Le Book’s Michael Kazam

Scenes from Le Book Connections

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