February 2016 Marketing and Design Events
As we kick off the month of February at Atomicdust, we’re gearing up for a full list of events – so that extra leap day might come in handy. We’re looking forward to some of the biggest celebrations of the year, including the American Advertising (ADDY) Awards and the American Marketing Association Conference. Throughout the month, there are plenty of great opportunities to network and learn more about advertising, design and marketing in St. Louis. Be sure to mark your calendars.
February 5, 2016
Bright&Early: Chris Ryan
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. at The Stage at KDHX
Bright&Early’s morning lecture series returns for 2016 with local director and cinematographer Chris Ryan. Ryan leads the team at Once Films, a boutique production studio that creates documentary films – both for commercial clients and their own personal interests. He’ll be sharing learnings from his experience in filmmaking and storytelling – and of course, there will be coffee and donuts. RSVP on Facebook.
February 15, 2016
ADDYS Collegiate Night
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at HLK
Local students in marketing, advertising, PR and design are invited to HLK to hear from some of the best in the industry – Tim Leon (Geile-Leon), Joe Leahy (HLK) and Brian Hall (St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission). Seating is limited, so get your tickets soon.
February 16, 2016
The ADDYS: Primer, Cocktails and Convo
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Bad Dog Productions
Join AdClub St. Louis for conversations around the creative process, agency culture and what it takes to meet client demands. Grab a ticket from Eventbrite.
February 17, 2016
Social Media ON TAP: Angela LaRocca
5:30 p.m. at Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves
SMCSTL’s monthly speaker series continues this month with Unidev’s Brand Manager, Angela LaRocca. LaRocca will share how social media has played a role in her professional career and passion projects, like her current Kickstarter to fund a short film. RSVP on Eventbrite.
February 18, 2016
2016 ADDY Awards
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at The Chase Park Plaza
The annual award show recognizing some of the best work coming out of St. Louis’ advertising scene. Get a ticket before they sell out.
February 19, 2016
55th Annual American Marketing Association Conference
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. at The Saint Louis Zoo
The half-day event from AMA St. Louis features notable speakers from St. Louis and beyond, including the brains behind the marketing for Express Scripts, Total Hockey, MasterCard, and McDonald’s. Following the conference, join the annual Agency Crawl to visit Industrious, Elasticity and T-Rex in downtown St. Louis. Register for the conference on the AMA website.
February 20, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Westminster Press
Featuring the work of several area artists, this exhibition explores the labor intensive processes behind ceramics, printmaking, fiber, and weaving. Join the featured artists for a free opening reception at Westminster Press on Cherokee Street, and maybe even buy some new art for your home or office. RSVP on Facebook.
February 20, 2016
Coffee and Conversations for Students
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at St. Louis Bread Company (10336 Clayton Rd.)
Local college students interested in marketing, PR and business communications are invited to have coffee, ask questions and connect with other students and professionals. Free professional advice and free coffee? Sign up!
February 25, 2016
The Future of Media
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Maggiano’s
There’s more content than ever, so how do you capture (and keep) your audience’s attention? Vivian Schiller, Weber Shandwick’s executive editor-in-residence, will share an insider’s point of view on the current state of news media at IABC St. Louis’ monthly luncheon. Register here.
February 26-27, 2016
AIGA St. Louis Annual Student Conference
(2/26) 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Central Print in Old North St. Louis
(2/27) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Maryville University
Junior- and senior-level design students are invited to AIGA’s annual conference to connect with other students and local professionals. The two-day even includes a printmaking field trip to Central Print in Old North St. Louis, a full day of speakers and workshops and a portfolio review from local designers. Register here.