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'Mornings Are For Marketing' is a new morning mastermind series created for the D.C. Marketing Community to get together, share wisdom, and support one another.
Why It Matters?
Marketing can be a grind. D.C. is full of rockstar marketers that are constantly hustling for their clients and companies. This informal event series will give you an opportunity to build relationships with other marketers, discuss trends in the industry, and share ideas. You'll hear from a panel of industry vets on how they're navigating the ever-changing Marketing landscape.
Kenny Rufino works with the designers and writers on our Creative team to deliver imaginative solutions across all media for our clients. With Kenny at the helm, the Creative team consistently achieves client goals with designs that fuse forward-thinking creativity and solid, proven techniques while meeting industry-best practices.
Kenny is a digital native but has a deep love of design across print and other media. He practices user-centric communicative design and strongly believes that good design is more than how something looks or works-it's also very much about how it makes people feel.
Prior to joining REQ, Kenny led an in-house creative services group at Random House, working on advertising and marketing initiatives for bestselling authors including Martha Stewart, Deepak Chopra, and Max Brooks. He also spent more than ten years at Mediabistro.com, helping to grow the online community from the founder's bedroom into a successful startup.
He has an MA from Fordham University and lives in a typically tiny Manhattan apartment with his adorable dog Sidney.
Senior Brand Strategist,
Steven is the Senior Brand Innovation Strategist at REQ where he specializes in integrating creative strategies, content, and the power of storytelling to enhance the brand and reputation of businesses and organizations through multi-channel communications.
Prior to joining REQ, Steven served as the Senior Brand Strategist at Unison, the award-winning mobile and experience design agency and before as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Integration at r2i, a national digital marketing and technology agency. Steven was a Partner and Senior Vice President, Creative Strategy at FleishmanHillard, a global public relations and communications agency. He was the Executive Creative Strategist for Planit Agency, a boutique advertising agency, and served as Vice President of Content and Programming for StarBand Communications, the world's first satellite based broadband company. He also held the role of Creative Partner and Vice President for iXL an international digital and interactive agency.
Steven's engagements span corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors with engagements that include clients such as AOL, AT&T, the Department of Defense, DuPont, CitiGroup, GE, the Kennedy Center, National Geographic, ONDCP, KAUST, PBS, Six Flags, Smithsonian, Time Warner, Federal Trade Commission, United Nations Foundation, VISA, Vulcan Productions, and the World Economic Forum.
Steven has worked as an independent documentary filmmaker, commercial director, and television producer for broadcast, advertising, and digital media. He has received numerous awards and grants from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, American Advertising Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, New York Film Festival, and the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Steven is on the faculty at Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications program. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Clark University. He holds a bachelor's degree from New York University and a Masters of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As Senior Copywriter on REQ's content team, Amanda uses language to bridge the gap between the technical and the magical. Working with REQ's designers and creatives, she leverages a keen understanding of audiences and storytelling to ensure that brand messaging is not only authentic, but unforgettable.
A former journalist and blogger, Amanda has reported on topics ranging from DC real estate and start-ups to international news, and her writing earned her multiple national grants. Dual interests in content and technology led her to a role as a content evaluation specialist for United Press International's media development division where she worked with a small team to develop a proprietary tool for analyzing the quality of journalism content. Also with UPI, she designed and taught a course for developing-world journalists about promoting their work using on-page SEO tactics.
Driven by a passion for writing taglines and headlines, Amanda then pursued her calling as a copywriter with Bloomberg BNA, a news and information technology company, where she developed specialized messaging around hundreds of professional products for multi-channel, brand-integrated campaigns.
She holds a BA in Journalism from UNC Chapel Hill and an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University. A resident of Petworth in DC, she can be seen at the farmers market and growing veggies at her community garden plot.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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