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Job Opening at Great Company

I work hard at connecting people I know to other relevant people or resources.

Jason Dodd, an asssociate of mine and president of H2O Associates--an award-winning branding and design firm--is looking to fill an open position. I have tremendous respect for Jason for a few reasons: he's passionate about what he does, he's successful at it, and he has amazing balance in his life.

Jason's company does out-of-the-box innovative things to help their client companies find creative - lasting - ways to entrench their brand and grow their business using H2O's unique Brand Asset Management process.

Interested? Here's the posting:

Are you ready to work with some highly talented people in a very creative team environment? We are looking for a producer who would like to make a difference at their job. From interfacing with clients to organizing staff on a variety of unique projects. If this sounds like you, then please read on...

Education: BA degree or BFA preferred.

Experience: 4-6+ years of varied working experience. Pre-press and printing experience is important, as is supervisory responsibility. Knowledge of web-based development tools and related time usage is necessary.

Important Attributes: Ability to help clients define and solve production issues. Strong business understanding and financial skills. Pleasant personality. Optimistic. Determined. Helpful. Attentive to details. Easy to work with and able to manage many projects of varying sizes simultaneously.

Primary responsibilities as Producer
Supervision of all aspects of production for print, web and interactive assignments is of primary importance. Knowledge of each medium is not mandatory. However, coordination of all assigned ongoing studio jobs and personnel is necessary. This position is responsible for managing projects from the pre-proposal stage through completion. This includes estimating and maintaining budgets, scheduling, resource allocation, quality assurance, vendor negotiation and daily written and verbal communication with internal and external clients.

If you're interested in applying for this exciting position, contact H2O at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212.627.7652.

Kilimanjaro Cocktail Fundraiser

Todd Grossman, a trusted colleague, friend, and philanthropist, is extending an invitiation to all to attend a "Cocktail party for KEF" in NYC on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Todd writes, "Hi everyone! Our June event will center around fundraising for a charity that one of our attendees founded and many of our attendees already support: Kilimanjaro Education Foundation or KEF."

I know firsthand fom Todd's efforts that KEF is doing amazing things for local villages around the base of Kilimanjaro.

Cocktail Fundraiser Details

Event: Cocktail party next week for KEF
What: Fundraiser
Hosts: Todd Grossman, Karen Weidman, John Greenberg, Jeremy Stambovsky
When: Thursday, June 12 at 6:30pm
Where:  Ava Lounge at the Dream Hotel (ROOFTOP) in New York City

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

For more information about KEF, please visit

Discount Magazines for You

I'm passing this gift along to you...

Time Warner is offering discounted magazines to anyone!

If you like to read any of Time Inc.’s magazines (Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, EW, Real Simple, InStyle, Fortune ...) and would like to subscribe or give a gift subscription at a nice discount, this offer was forwarded to me from Swati Chandra, a colleague of mine from my days as Director of Development at Time Inc.

Act before June 22 to order your discounted magazines (or gift subscription) and save yourself some money.

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Mind Over Matter - The Boston Marathon

It's hard to believe I'll be running the Boston Marathon (thank you Mike!) on Monday, April 21, 2008. It is, after all, the elite of marathons and I'm not exactly what you'd call an elite marathoner. My Bib Number is 25525. I’ll be in the second (last) wave in the last starting corral—22+. Purists will spit at me.

I'll be the first to admit, I don't like running. Not at all. "So why do I do it," you're thinking (and I know you are thinking that). Because it helps me lose weight and keep it off and that’s important to me.

But you don't run a full marathon (that’s 26.2 miles long) to lose weight.

Read more: Mind Over Matter - The Boston Marathon

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Paul K. McGinniss, PCC RPCC SBL MSHR
Leadership Development & Executive Coach