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2014 ADDY Awards!

What a night! Congratulations to all of the Addy winners. Thank you to our Sponsors:

Clearchannel Outdoor, Heritage Audiovisual, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Osuna Nursery, New Castle Mortgage, McKee Wallwork and Company, You Ought To Be in Pixels, Starline Printing, National CineMedia, Isleta Resort and Casino, Free Karate Design Studio, Entourage Jazz, Live Nation Entertainment, Albuquerque Studios and March Direct Marketing.

Click here to view the 2014 Addy winners.

Here are a few photos of the night of glamour.




2012 ADDY Winners

2011 ADDY Winners

2010 ADDY Winners


April Development Series: Sharon Alderson

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As Creative Niche’s Global Lead, Sharon is the company’s resident globetrotter—hopping between the company’s four offices around the world and liaising with clients and candidates every step of the way. Her career as a Nicher kicked off in May, 2010, after working as a recruiter at two renowned search firms—positions that provided the global recruitment background and knowledge she leverages every day in her current position.

Sharon is well known for her clear and concise communication style, not to mention the reporter-worthy interview skills she uses to make client-talent matches. Her global role has also led her to embrace cutting-edge technology like never before. “Since becoming an off-site team manager and spending so much time on the road, technology has become a close friend,” she says. “I was a paper person before, but when you’re on the go and trying to develop business, train new hires and recruit while dealing with airports and jet lag, it’s not realistic. Now I manage my desk using applications like Evernote and Toodle Do, as well as our internal database.”

Ultimately, it was that natural inquisitiveness and ability to adapt to any situation that attracted Sharon to the recruitment field in the first place. As she puts it, there is a limitless amount of ‘stuff’ to learn about candidates, clients and the evolution of technology. Staying on top of it all is a challenge she’s embraced wholeheartedly.

What Sharon loves about Creative Niche: “I would say it’s our global reach, our involvement in creative industry events, as well as our constant efforts to give back to the community through a wide range of initiatives. We always work to do the right thing because if we don’t, we understand how it hurts someone’s business or career potential. I think always being honest and maintaining integrity has helped build our strong company brand.”

What you might not know about Sharon: When she’s not travelling to Creative Niche’s four offices in North America and Europe, Sharon spends her time cooking and baking—lately focusing on perfecting her favourite vegan dishes. When she’s not indulging her inner chef, Sharon usually spends her time, reading or hanging out with friends and family.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 |  11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM
The Crowne Plaza 
1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Event Registration
Guest/Non-Member Luncheon Fee $35.00
Member Luncheon Fee Complimentary
Student $20.00
Wednesday, April 10, 2014