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Tuesday, November 18 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
How to Start Your Own Creative Agency LIMITED

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Join a panel of entrepreneurs who have each launched and grown their own creative agencies right here in State College. They'll not only share their stories, but will also discuss the do's and don'ts of getting your business off the ground. If you've ever dreamed of starting your own agency, you won't want to miss this panel discussion.
This group covers a broad spectrum of agencies ranging from small to mid-tier. Also represented are agencies with varying focuses - photography, event, marketing, brand, web and advertising. Finally, it brings folks who have (or had) clientele that are local, regional and national, some of these clients may have been local startups.  All of these agencies are approx 1-6 full-time employees in size.  A few have part-timers and a few have hired Penn State  College of Communicatios advertising students for internships. 

Moderators
avatar for Anne Hoag

Anne Hoag

Director, Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Hoag's research focuses on media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Two recent publications include "Measuring Media Entrepreneurship" in the International Journal on Media Management and "Media Entrepreneurship in the Era of Big Media: Prospects for New Entrants” for the... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Black

Founding Partner & Creative Director, Black Sun Photo Studios
Establishing his career and shooting in the toughest markets in the US, michael black gradually made a leap becoming Founding Partner & Creative Director of BLACK SUN®. BLACK SUN is based out of the L•A•B•B•, a 9,500 sq. ft. full-service creative studio dedicated to providing worldwide excellence in art, service & business for national & international clients. Michael is known for his organic style; tireless... Read More →
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Michelle Damiano

MissChief, Creative Director, Impressions whq
Passionate. An apt description of the fearless leader of this dynamic marketing communications firm. Michelle brings that passion to each of the projects that come through Impressions. A think tank of ideas and gifted with the ability to listen, discern and see the big picture for marketing strategy and tactics, Michelle has consistently assisted clients in achieving their marketing goals.   With over 15 years of industry experience... Read More →
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Jeff Erickson

Owner, Erickson Strategic
Jeff brings over 27 years experience starting and running small businesses. He’s worked at a strategic level with hundreds of businesses, non-profits, and venture capital firms including some of the most prestigious organizations in their field. He is currently the owner of Erickson Strategic, a State College, PA based agency that helps small- to mid-sized organizations accelerate their growth. He also serves on the boards of New Leaf... Read More →
avatar for Dan Rowland

Dan Rowland

Owner and Creative Director, Rowland Creative
Dan Rowland is the owner and Creative Director of Rowland Creative, an award-winning graphic design firm located in State College, PA. Their clients range from startups to nationally established companies in the business-to-business technology market. Their services cover everything from identity to print materials, with an emphasis on mobile and web application design.
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Mark Dello Stritto

Founder, Creative Director (Art Director, Designer, Producer, Strategist), Loaded Creative
Mark has 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising; from local, grassroots initiatives to regional, national and international campaigns. He has provided comprehensive creative strategy based on client advertising and marketing objectives and has overseen, developed, art directed, produced and designed creative concepts and campaigns in all forms of media.   Mark's background includes agency experience at two award-winning... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
113 Carnegie (Auditorium)
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