July 17, 2012

ab+c Creative Intelligence turns Washington Street into Madison Ave.

Wilmington, DE — With the theme of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, ab+c hosted more than 500 guests last month to celebrate the marketing communications agency’s 40th anniversary. While sampling hors d’oeuvres and enjoying a martini or two, employees, clients and guests showcased their best 1960s Mad Men/Madison Avenue attire at the Washington Street office.

“When we started ab+c 40 years ago, this was the atmosphere we coveted: creative, smart and fun,” said John Hawkins, president and CEO of ab+c. “We have enjoyed many years of great clients and good friends; our anniversary was the perfect time to celebrate the spirit of our agency and our achievements.”

The ab+c board room was transformed into a gambling hall and the “great room” became a cocktail lounge. The party featured Philadelphia food trucks, allowing guests to feast on treats including Dapper Dogs, Pitruco’s wood-fired pizza and Buttercream’s sweet desserts. Guests posed for pictures in a photo booth and grooved to The Isley Brothers, The Beatles and classic ’60s’ bands into the late hours of the night.

The entire ab+c crew poses in front of the Washington Street office. Download: high resolution photo

ab+c partners: (bottom row) John Hawkins, Mike Gallagher, (top row) Tom McGivney, Linda Shopa, Paul Pomeroy. Download: high resolution photo

From left: John McClement of WDEL/WSTW, Jane Castle, former Delaware Governor and U.S. Representative Mike Castle, Bill Spiker, ab+c’s Linda Castle, Carol Spiker, and Carole Long. Download: high resolution photo

From left: Dan Kline of St. Francis Hospital, ab+c healthcare team director Maria Stearns, ab+c creative director Lynda Rudolph, and Medical Society of Delaware External Affairs Officer Mark Thompson. Download: high resolution photo

From left: ab+c media supervisor John Sammons, ab+c media coordinator Niki Hawkins, and Jack Speakman. Download: high resolution photo

From left: Obie Kline, Sally Hawkins, and ab+c president and CEO John Hawkins. Download: high resolution photo

From left: Jack Speakman, Jack Healy, ab+c president and CEO John Hawkins, Alex Wise, Wendy Wise. Download: high resolution photo
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ab+c (www.a-b-c.com) is a 41-year-old full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Established in business-to-business and consumer marketing, the agency brings creative intelligence to local, regional, national and international accounts in a variety of industries.
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