Endeavor, a coworking space for creatives, agencies and corporate marketing teams in the heart of downtown Greenville, announces that Murder, etc. podcast’s creator and host Brad Willis will speak at its next Collaborators & Cocktails speaker series on Nov. 14. AAF Greenville, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, is co-hosting the event, making it more available to a broad segment of Greenville’s marketing community.
Willis spent six years as an award-winning reporter for WYFF, where he began investigating the story of Charles Wakefield, a former Death Row inmate convicted in the 1975 double homicide of Greenville County’s top narcotics cop and his father. Willis will share his decades-long journey investigating the crime as well as the creative process behind producing a podcast. Attendees are encouraged to view the Murder, etc. trailer prior to the event by visiting https://murderetcpodcast.com/murder-etc-trailer/.
“Brad is a brilliant storyteller, and this is one heck of a captivating story,” said Joe Erwin, president of Erwin Creates and founder of Endeavor. “We were struck not just by Brad’s investigative journey, but by the emotional and technical process of allowing himself to take on new challenges and learning how to ‘invent his future’ in a way he’d never previously considered. I believe that’s something that everyone, especially creatives, can appreciate.”
In the years since he left television, Willis developed the online gaming news site PokerStarsBlog and worked as a freelance writer for Charlotte magazine and The Bitter Southerner. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Collaborators & Cocktails starts with networking at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A session at 5:45 p.m. The event is free to all Endeavor members and corporate members, with a very limited number of advance purchased guest tickets available for $30. Advance registration is required. No walk-ins admitted. Contact Endeavor@EndeavorGreenville.com for ticket information.
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. Endeavor has been recognized as the winner of the Coworker Member’s Choice Award for Greenville, SC in both 2018 and 2019. 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, venture creation, 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, a creative, collaborative community which offers co-working space and business-building opportunities for creative services professionals. Erwin Creates is also the founding owner of the Upstate’s USL League One pro soccer team, the Greenville Triumph. The team’s successful inaugural season took them to the League Championship match in October 2019, and they will begin Season Two at Legacy Early College field in March 2020. For more information, visit www.erwincreates.com.