Food For Thought

Lunchtime session that fuels stomach and brain cells

September:  Make a mark with your career with personal branding. 

When: September 26th 11:30am - 1:00pm

Where: Karsh Hagan, 685 S Broadway, Denver, CO 

You may be an expert at building a brand voice for your clients, but who’s speaking for your personal brand? Creating a brand isn’t just for your clients it’s for you, too!

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, stated, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” So, start gossiping about your story, because your story is worth telling. It’s the beginning of your brand persona.

Creating your brand can help you land the job of your dreams. Let us share the hidden gems that industry talent recruiters look for when hiring.

At this Food for Thought, a panel of brand experts will share their tips on why creating a personal brand is so important for standing out in our industry. The branding discussion will take a step further, taking on the topic of agency brand: how the agency brand message helps to define the agency culture and can attract like-minded clients and people. 

Panelists include:

Patrick Feehery, Chief Creative Officer, Amelie

Ellen Bruss, Creative Director, Ellen Bruss Design

Norm Shearer, Partner, CCO, Cactus

Jay Ferracane, Founder & Creative Director, Angry Bovine

Pocky Marranzino, Co-CEO, Karsh Hapan


October:  Why your ideas might be falling flat. 

When: October 24th 11:30am - 1:00pm

Where: Zayo Group, 1805 29th Street Suite 2050, Boulder, CO

Picture this: Client asks you for a website refresh to and you pitch them a feature-length film. Wonder why your ideas are falling flat? Maybe you’re not listening to what your clients need. And let’s face it, if you don’t generate results, your clients won’t stick around to see the sequel.

If this has happened to you (and we’ve all be there, right?), then join us for the next Food For Thought.

Our panel of industry experts will cover things like:

  • -        leveraging great client relationships and keeping communication lines open  
  • -        writing the perfect brief that leads to spot-on strategy and impactful creative
  • -        putting aside personal bias to meet your client’s needs
  • -        setting, and meeting, expectations (on both sides!)
  • -        asking the right questions to identify the business problem (because at the end of the day, that’s really what we’re solving)

Bring your burning questions, too. Put our panel of experts to the test. 

Panel includes:

Andy Nathan, Founder/CEO, Fortnight Creative

Constance DeCherney Rapson, Strategy + Planning, TDA Bolder

More Panelists coming soon!


Thank you to our venue sponsor!

Free for Ad Club/Ad2 Denver members.

Hosted by different Denver/Boulder agencies and companies bring your lunch and feed your brain on cutting-edge topics. 
Challenge your thinking. Expand your knowledge. Join the conversation. 

These Sessions can be hosted at your own agency or we can provide a space for you. 

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