Endeavor announces speaker line-up for Q1 2017 Collaborators & Cocktails networking event series

January 11, 2017

Coworking space continues its popular member education and networking series into 2017

Endeavor, a membership-based coworking community for independent companies and freelancers in the creative services fields, announces its first quarter 2017 line-up of high-caliber speakers for its monthly member networking series, Collaborators & Cocktails. Drawing from their deep experience driving results for revered brands, the speakers will share insights from inside their marketing war rooms on the successful strategies employed to set their brands apart from their competition.

The speakers for January-March 2017 are:

•January 23 – John Featherston, Senior Director, New Ventures, Chick-fil-A
In an era where brand loyalty can be a challenge, especially in the quick service restaurant category, John Featherstone will share how Chick-Fil-A fosters new ideas and growth while living up to their adoring fans’ very high expectations.

•February 21 – Jonathan Gantt, Director of New & Creative Media and Joe Galbraith, Assistant Athletic Director/Communications, Clemson University Athletics
The award-winning marketing team of the 2017 College Football National Champions will share how they deploy a variety of creative work across a range of mediums – to drive fan engagement, recruit more players into the program, support the development of cutting-edge facilities, and use on-field success to help non-profits.

•March 30 – Fabio Tambosi, Global Football Brand Marketing Director, Nike
As a leading voice of this iconic brand, Fabio Tambosi, global football brand leader, Clemson alum and Erwin Center for Brand Communications board member, will share how Nike creatively harnesses the power of its athletes to connect to its global consumer base, using insights from athletes and the game to improve the individual, the sport, and their brand.

“One thing that sets Endeavor apart is offering our members intimate access to top marketing minds from celebrated brands like Chick-fil-A, Clemson Athletics and Nike. All of our membership plans include free attendance at these events, and it’s inspiring to see how energized the creative entrepreneurs in our community are after hearing these speakers firsthand,” said Joe Erwin, president of Erwin Creates and founder of Endeavor. “We’re booking Collaborators & Cocktails presenters for April through June now, so stay tuned for more exciting news.”

Collaborators & Cocktails is a series of monthly networking events that Endeavor hosts for members. The event starts with networking at 5:00 pm, with the speaker giving a presentation and Q&A session at 5:45 pm. The event is free to all Endeavor members and corporate members, with a limited number of guest tickets available for $25. Registration is required, no walks-in accepted. Contact [email protected] for ticket information.


About Endeavor

Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for independent companies and freelancers in the creative services fields. Endeavor’s premium location in the ONE Development in Greenville, SC provides members with state-of-the-art work and meeting space, and uniquely, surrounds them with a diverse array of creative peers who offer a broad range of marketing services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the creatives who call Endeavor home every day, as well as corporate creative professionals and resource-seekers across the region. For more information, visit www.endeavorgreenville.com.


About Erwin Creates

Erwin Creates was established in 2016 by Joe Erwin, co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland. It serves as the platform to support Erwin’s continued entrepreneurial involvement in business consulting, education, training and civic activities, including his commitment to growing The Erwin Center for Brand Communications at Clemson University. In spring 2016, Erwin Creates opened Endeavor (www.endeavorgreenville.com), a creative, collaborative community which offers co-working space and business-building opportunities for creative services professionals—and serves as a destination for companies and individuals looking to connect with and help cultivate the Upstate’s vibrant creative class.