There’s always something going on with Charleston AMA. From our monthly luncheons and annual awards program to our casual socials and coffee talks, you’ll find plenty of ways to connect with other marketing professionals in the Charleston region. Monthly luncheons are the first Thursday of each month at the Harbor Breeze Restaurant, 176 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant.

2015 Upcoming Events

September Luncheon: How to Communicate Strategically During Tough Situations

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 12:00 PM1:30 PM 
Harbor Breeze • 176 Patriots Point Road • Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Join us on Thursday, September 3rd from noon to 1:30 pm. for our monthly Signature Luncheon.

As marketers, we wear many hats in our professional lives. While we’re balancing the responsibilities, it’s easy to skip over the lurking possibility of an emergency. When crisis strikes, will your organization be ready to respond?

Our panel of communications, media and public relations experts will share their tales, tips and best practices on sharing your message in sticky scenarios. Learn about creating your plan, crafting your message and choosing your communications channels wisely.


Elizabeth Boineau, Owner and Principal, E. Boineau & Company

Matt Sartwell, Municipal Editor, The Post & Courier

Cheryl Smithem, Founder and Principal, Charleston Public Relations & Design

Barbara Vaughn, Director of Media Relations, City of Charleston


Jon Bruce, Anchor and Reporter, ABC News 4

SIG: Charleston AMA Nonprofit Marketing Coffee Talk


Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
Coastal Community Foundation • 635 Rutledge Ave Suite 201 • Charleston, SC 29403

Join Charleston AMA for the launch of its new
quarterly Nonprofit Marketing Coffee Talk Series

Showing is Better Than Telling: Making your case succinctly to all your target audiences Learn how to avoid getting caught up in every detail that no one is going to read and, instead, convey the message in an image or a couple of words.


  • Barry Waldman, owner of Write Stuff Communications and former vice president of communications of Trident United Way
  • Liz Mester, director of communications and engagement at WINGS for Kids
Coffee and pastries provided.


Thank you to our Annual Sponsor!

Refund policy: Because of our commitment to speakers, venues and other attendees, please review our refund policy. A full refund of your registration fee will be issued if we cancel an event. A full refund of your registration fee will be issued if you notify us by phone or email at least 3 business days before an event begins. No refunds will be issued on the day of an event, regardless of attendance.

If you’d like to suggest a topic or speaker for one of our luncheons, please contact our programming committee.

If you’d like to host or sponsor an event, please contact Ted deLoach, director of sponsorship.