Making the Match for Freelancers
At the recent fall edition of Ad Club CO's Freelancer Fling in Boulder, the energy in the room and the volume of the conversations were early indicators that things were going well. This wasn't our first rodeo though – we brought a referee whistle to let folks know when it was time to rotate to the next station.
So what is the event? We say it's "speed dating for networking," which isn't too far off, if speed dating was more awesome and less awkward.
Freelancer Fling is an opportunity for agencies looking for freelance talent and freelancers looking for gigs to sit down face-to-face for four minutes to meet and talk shop. And, sorta like with speed dating, they get straight to the point. It's a great chance for freelancers to show what they have to offer and for agencies to see if there's chemistry to bring them on for a project. This year, we had copywriters, art directors, photographers, a wardrobe stylist and other disciplines represented.
Of course, our gracious host Boulder Beer Company did not disappoint, serving up savory snacks to keep everyone's energy up and cold beers to break the ice.
We got great feedback from folks at the event, and here are just a few hot takes on the experience:
"I've attended four Freelancer Fling events, and they're always a great way to meet with agencies and clients (and mingle with fellow freelancers). As a fairly new freelance copywriter to the Denver/Boulder market, they've been invaluable in helping me get on the radar of the right people and get some great projects. So thank you, Ad Club, for hosting these events. I think they help make our marketing community stronger as a whole."
– Jeff Schuller, Señor Copywriter LLC
"Freelancer Fling opens windows for agencies to see the vast talent of Colorado beyond their walls and ascertain the appropriate people to fulfill future needs. Likewise, ambitious freelancers get a glimpse of creative agencies and burgeoning companies. it's a unique networking venue that is mutually beneficial."
– Jay Roth, freelance senior copywriter
We also heard great feedback from our prior event in Denver:
“It was great getting to see Denver’s creative talent all in one place at the Freelancer Spring Fling. We found a great photographer we now use regularly for our photoshoots.”
– Dave Blauvelt, Urban Canvas
Taking part in Freelancer Fling is just one of the many benefits of Ad Club CO membership. Find out about all the other perks that come along with it.