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Pollen presents Rally Cry: Creative Agencies

  • Minneapolis Institute of Art 400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA (map)

Date: Thurs. May 26, 2016
Venue: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Villa Rossa Room
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


MSP creative agencies employ tens of thousands of copywriters, art directors, interactive designers, brand strategists, and photographers who are often courted by global agencies on the east and west coasts. For some, the allure of a move stems from years of unsuccessfully navigating an industry that doesn’t feel inclusive or representative of the region. By banding together to lure talent to the top coast, and creating a sense of community that keeps them here, MSP’s creative agencies can create an ecosystem that feeds the passions of the creative community locally.

Rally Cry | Creative Agencies will feature an expert panel’s analysis of the state of the creative industry and a town hall discussion. It will also serve as an opportunity for those who attended The BrandLab’s Fearless Conversation event on April 20 at the Brave New Workshop to continue the conversation and dive deeper into the creative industry’s retention challenges. Our goal is to leave this event full of passion, energy, and—most importantly—tangible ideas for how to make MSP’s creative agencies and talent thrive.

This event is about more than just inspiration. Come ready to discuss real action for how to build the community you want.


Danami Champion, Community Blueprint
Lorenz Esquerra, Colle + McVoy
Rosemary Ugboajah, Neka Creative LLC
Ellen Walthour, The BrandLab

Moderated by Diane Fittipaldi, Pollen