Creative Mornings provides a monthly talk on a chosen topic (for free) in cities around the globe. Unlike Ted, it’s not exclusive. You can sign up or walk up and enjoy a donut, coffee, and interesting ideas about architecture, design, culture, and so on.
Creative Mornings is also an excellent marketer. The organization is featuring members from around the world on its Instagram page. I am fortunate to be one such featured member.
"I was unhappy for the most part working in the traditional agency structure. Once I reinvented the business in my own practice, I found happiness. . . . We look deep into the heart of our client companies and return with true stories that help convey brand value. [In my life and work, I learned that] we all want to be loved.” – – – Meet David Burn (@dburn), Creative Director and 10x @portland_cm attendee. One thing you can’t find on Google about David: "I saw Jerry Garcia perform 224 times.” – – – Photo by @jennbyrnecreative.
The answers I provided were in response to a prompt in the submission form. I now have more room to elaborate. I wasn’t happy working in the traditional agency structure, because of the daily diet of shit sandwiches that are required of most ad agency workers.
When you can’t be honest with your clients or with your peers in the agency, you can’t deliver what’s required—thinking and doing that provides a path for greater growth and a fuller understanding of brand value.