The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub

Clothing & Toy Swap on Saturday, August 25, 2012: Attention Kids, Moms & Dads & Hipsters

Portland, Maine- A clothing swap will take place Saturday, August 25, 9:00am - 11:00am at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center at 138 Saint John Street in Portland. Come join us for a socially responsible morning of wardrobe updates!

Clothing swaps are a great way to unclutter and replenish one's wardrobe, and offer an environmentally-friendly and frugal alternative to shopping. Participants will exchange their admired-but-ignored clothing and toys for clothing they will actually use. We want everyone to get the good stuff!

All donations must be in good condition, washed and folded, without stains and have all their parts please! Registration is encouraged by calling Yvette Schussler (774-6251 , )

LUSH washes up at The Maine Mall

LUSH washes up at The Maine Mall

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the upbeat British brand of ethical and innovative bath, body, skin and hair care is soon to be making its debut at The Maine Mall. Known for cruelty-free “naked” products with cheeky names, effective ingredients, and environmental conscience, the self-appointed cosmetic grocer is opening its very first shop in the Portland area in early August.

Shoppers will enjoy a cosmetic deli showcasing LUSH’s products, which are handmade using fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically-sourced essential oils, and are never tested on animals. The new shop features soaps piled high like exotic cheeses, bath bombs presented like perfectly round apples and fresh facemasks served up from ice-filled fridges. The shop includes a cozy kitchen table, where customers can sit and discuss their skin and hair care needs with one of LUSH’s expert consultants. This genuine “back to basics” approach encourages a laid-back shopping experience with friendly advice.


I had a really nice time last night. I went to a party at McCabe, Duval + Associates — they’re on the top floor of a building in the Old Port with amazing views of the waterfront. The theme was a summer picnic, French bistro style. I decided to dress in my version of casual French. I put on black capri pants and a long sleeved fitted dark purple t-shirt and slipped into a pair of black flats. My twenty something daughter is living with us for the time being and I’ve gotten into the habit of running outfits by her before leaving the house. Each time I realize that I am risking humiliation, but she has given me invaluable advice and claims to have saved me many times from public humiliation on a much grander scale.

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine's Annual Meeting & Party

Ad Club of Maine invites you to join us for our annual meeting and end of the Mad Men end of the year soiree.

WHEN:  June 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  The Portland Club  156 State Street  Portland, ME 04101

COST:   Members $14, Non Members $22 Price includes two free drink tickets



For more information go to:  Ad Club of Maine on Facebook




The charter of the Advertising Club of Maine was signed on July 23, 1923 at the Congress Square Hotel in downtown Portland.