Happy Birthday David!
We all have a date on the calendar each year that reminds us to reflect about how much good we can give to others over the past year and throughout our lives. David Kennedy has done a lot of good.
The American Indian College Fund is an account we have proudly worked on for 18 years as agency. Second only in longevity to Nike. David's passion and energy has made a tremendous impact on the community. So to celebrate David's birthday a select group of people from AICF came to WK to make the event special.
Before we get into all of it, take a look at what AICF means to Wieden+Kennedy.
Due to funding restraints, AICF can only run a campaign every three years. This year is one of those years and our spot for the AICF is special. Neil Young who never sells his music for advertising has generously donated his music that is used in this years Think Indian TV spot. Thanks Neil.
THINK INDIAN Credits:
Creative Directors: Dan Wieden & David Kennedy
Art Director: Patty Fogarty
Copywriter: Scrappers Morrison & Patty Fogarty
Account Management: Elisa Silva
Media: Jonas Greene
Studio Artist: Cathy Ormerod
Studio Manager: Joe Favre & Maya Roberts
Strategic Planner: Alison Bonner
Project Manager: Stacy Grogan
Retouching: Peter Lindeman
Proofreading: Brie Spicer, Liz Upchurch, & Rachel Miller
Saving Grace: Sandy Parkerson
Print Producer: Lonnie Winter
Art Buyer: Mia Chong-Hanssen & Amy Carleton
Broadcast Producer: Jeff Selis
Editor: Peter Wiedensmith & Kyle Valenta
Business Affairs: Amber Lavender
PR: Joani Wardwell
Accounting: Kecia McLaughlin, Katie Dunbar
With that, Jonas Greene introduced John "Buzzy" Nelson for a naming ceremony for David Kennedy. Buzzy is Oglala Lakota and Cheyenne. He’s the great great grandson of Chief Red Cloud. Buzzy is also Tiyospaye Itancan (Chief) an honor given to him by Oliver Red Cloud the current chief of the Oglala Lakotas.