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. Our Signature events change location monthly, so keep an eye out for communications from us!

2017 Upcoming Events

workplace-collaborationFebruary Signature Series: Collaborating With Your Client Around A Common Human Cause

Thursday, February 9th: Come network with the Charleston AMA and Victor Bejar will share his expertise on Collaborating with your Clients. 

*Please note the location and time change for this event. This evening event will be held from 5-6:30 at The Harbor Club downtown on Prioleau Street. 

Wondering how to turn your boring, transactional relationship with your client into a fun, collaborative process? Want to go from an emotionally-taxing process to an emotionally-rewarding one? Want to make your users AND your clients happy? This session will show you how Victor Bejar used a process to deliver more creative work and a more enjoyable process by looking for the common human cause.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

– Understand the fundamental difference between collaborative and transactional projects, and how to transition them

– Integrate principles into your creative process to achieve profound connection with your clients and their customers

– Help your team produce better creative work in a more enjoyable environment rooted in true collaboration

About Victor

In 1999, Victor Bejar created, one of the first internet radios in South America. Soon after it went live, Victor, a native of Peru, was organizing concerts in South America from Pennsylvania. Next, he moved on to the leading hispanic news media in Philadelphia, AL DIA News.

For five years, Bejar created graphics, managed the IT department, and learned everything he could about text, typography, and editorial design from news veterans. Then, in 2010, Bejar joined Blue Acorn as Creative Director. The e-commerce agency in Charleston took him away from content-focused design and let him focus on creating successful user experiences. In the four years since he began, Bejar has been the creative force behind all of Blue Acorn’s design work. Today, his work is well known in the e-commerce community.

CoffeeTalk2015 logoCharleston AMA Nonprofit Marketing Coffee Talk- March: Event Planning & Marketing on a Budget

Nonprofits rely on events and fundraisers to not only raise awareness about their organization abut also to raise valuable funds. How can you get maximum attendance and exposure without spending all your profits on advertising? Hear from two local marketers about how they create events and fundraisers without big budgets.

Jordan Amaker from Lowcountry Local First will offer tips about doing a series of small events without a big budget, and Callie Vanderbilt from Windwood Farm will talk about doing one big event without spending a lot of money. Coffee and pastries provided.

Ready for Charleston’s Premier Creative and Marketing Awards Event?

Spark AwardsAll around the Charleston area, marketing, creative and public relations professionals are busily crafting social media campaigns, designing new websites, writing press releases, developing ad materials and brainstorming blog posts. Smart people did incredible work in 2016 and now it’s time to show it off!

At the Charleston AMA’s 2017 Spark! Awards, we’ll honor creative and marketing excellence in the Charleston community. Finalists will be selected from each category, and the winners will be announced at the Spark! Awards presentation on March 9.

Thank you to our Annual Platinum Sponsor

Thank you to our Annual Gold 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 Amanda Wins, director of programming.