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BooneOakley’s Chief Creative Officer David Oakley to speak at Endeavor’s Collaborators & Cocktails on February 17

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February 17, 2022

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Endeavor Greenville

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Endeavor, the coworking and office space community in downtown Greenville’s LEED-certified ONE tower, announces that David Oakley, the president, chief creative officer and co-founder of the critically acclaimed, Charlotte, NC-based advertising agency BooneOakley, will speak at its next Collaborators & Cocktails speaker series. The event will take place on February 17 from 5:00 - 7:15 PM at Endeavor. Oakley will share his story, a collection of BooneOakley’s best, disruptive work, and a few surprises. Of particular relevance to all attendees is how Oakley led his team to be their most creative – and competitive – through every phase of the pandemic. While many outside of the brand/agency world may not know BooneOakley by name, their “Wilmore Funeral Home” vaccination campaign went viral and garnered national attention – and increased vaccine appointment rates 22% in the weeks following the rollout. BooneOakley is a nationally lauded advertising agency known for breakthrough creative that pushes boundaries and questions the rules, all while producing sustainable success for their clients. Since founding the agency in 2000, Oakley has led creative efforts for a diverse client roster including Bojangles’, HBO, MTV, NASCAR, The Charlotte Hornets, Mellow Mushroom, State Farm and CarMax. Accolades include Ad Age’s “Southeast Small Agency of the Year”, Google’s “Creative Canvas” and One Club’s “Best of The Digital Decade.” BooneOakley was also recently featured in Forbes’ “Disruptors Series." Oakley began his advertising career in New York as a copywriter at Young & Rubicam and TBWA, where he helped develop the Absolut Vodka campaign – voted Ad Age’s “Top 20 Ad Campaigns of the Twentieth Century.” Oakley is also the author of the must-read books for marketers Why is Your Name Upside Down? and Nobody Eats Parsley. “One of our goals at Endeavor is to inspire our members and guests to think differently about how they approach their work -- by bringing in top notch creative and marketing leaders to speak at Collaborators & Cocktails,” said Joe Erwin, president of Endeavor. “David will certainly accomplish that by sharing BooneOakley’s bold, innovative ideas that create an emotional response, are widely talked about and most importantly, drive results for their clients. We’re thrilled to welcome David back to Endeavor to help get everyone geared up for an innovative and successful 2022.” Important event details: • Networking will take place from 5:00 - 5:45 PM, followed by presentation and Q&A beginning at 5:45. The event will conclude with networking until 7:15. • Seating is limited. To RSVP, request an invitation at Endeavor@EndeavorGreenville.com (no walk-ins). • Event is free to Endeavor members. Non-member tickets are $30. • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (72 hrs) or a positive COVID-19 antibody test is required for entry. Full details provided upon ticket request. About Endeavor Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for creative and entrepreneurial professionals, as well as corporate teams and business travelers. 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 peers who offer a broad range of services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the professionals who call Endeavor home every day, as well as business team members across the region. Endeavor has been recognized as the winner of the Coworker Member’s Choice Award for Greenville, SC. For more information, visit endeavorgreenville.com.

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