4A’s President and CEO Marla Kaplowitz to Speak at Endeavor’s January 2018 Collaborators & Cocktails Professional Development Series

Creative industry luminary to share key marketing insights for 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 3, 2018) – Endeavor, a membership-based coworking community for independent agencies and freelancers in the creative services fields as well as corporate marketing teams, announces that Marla Kaplowitz, new president and CEO of the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies), the leading authority representing the marketing communications agency business, will speak at its first Collaborators & Cocktails networking speaker series of the new year on January 18, 2018. Kaplowitz, who has been recognized by Advertising Age as a ‘Woman to Watch’, is one of the top female executives in the advertising and marketing industry.

Renowned throughout the advertising and marketing industry, Kaplowitz’s 30-year career has given her an insider's perspective on what brands and agencies around the country are getting right, whose creative is hitting the mark, and which trends will impact the creative industry in the year ahead. She will share her insights, award-winning brand creative strategies, and lessons learned over the course of her varied career.

Prior to the 4A’s, she was CEO of MEC North America, where she led the agency to become a disrupter in talent management with its innovative approaches to attracting, nurturing and retaining the industry’s top talent. Under Kaplowitz, MEC earned top spots in Fortune’s "Great Places to Work" feature and Advertising Age’s "Best Places to Work in Advertising and Marketing" in 2015.

Prior to joining MEC, Kaplowitz spent 12 years at Mediavest, where she oversaw the Procter & Gamble Communications Planning assignment for North America. She began her career at DMB&B before moving to Ammirati Puris Lintas. She serves on the boards of The Ad Council, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Digital Advertising Alliance, and Trustworthy Accountability Group. She was honored by The John A. Reisenbach Foundation in 2016, receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award.

“We are thrilled to kick off our 2018 Collaborators & Cocktails with one of the leading women working in marketing today, sharing her vision behind the trends every marketer needs to be ahead of this year,” said Joe Erwin, president of Erwin Creates and founder of Endeavor. “Her knowledge and leadership will give our members an edge as they head into a new year of creating compelling work for their brands and clients.”

Collaborators & Cocktails starts with networking at 5 p.m., with the speaker giving a presentation and Q&A session at 5:45 p.m. The event is free to all Endeavor members and corporate members, with a limited number of advance purchased guest tickets available for $30. Registration is required. No walk-ins are accepted. Contact Endeavor@EndeavorGreenville.com for ticket information.

About Endeavor
Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for independent agencies and freelancers in the creative services fields, as well as corporate marketing teams. Endeavor’s premium location in the ONE Development in Greenville, SC provides members with state-of-the-art work and meeting space, and uniquely, surrounds them with a diverse array of creative peers who offer a broad range of marketing services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the creatives who call Endeavor home every day, as well as corporate creative professionals and resource-seekers across the region. For more information, visit www.endeavorgreenville.com.

About Erwin Creates
Erwin Creates was established in 2016 by Joe Erwin, co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland. It serves as the platform to support Erwin’s continued entrepreneurial involvement in business consulting, education, training and civic activities, including his commitment to growing The Erwin Center for Brand Communications at Clemson University. In spring 2016, Erwin Creates opened Endeavor (www.endeavorgreenville.com), a creative, collaborative community which offers co-working space and business-building opportunities for creative services professionals—and serves as a destination for companies and individuals looking to connect with and help cultivate the Upstate’s vibrant creative class.