In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (of the ever popular design blog, Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, CreativeMornings take place in cities around the world. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
CreativeMornings in Joburg:
Each chapter selects the speaker based on a global theme. The current theme is ‘Connect’, and multi-disciplinary design company Nicework are the proud host of the Johannesburg CreativeMorning talk. They have selected strategic communications specialist, Mike Stopforth, who will speak about “Cookie Madness and the Channel Bias: Exploring how complexity is getting in the way of brilliant creative communication”. The breakfast talk will take place on Friday 27th September 2013 from 8:am – 10am.
Mike is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, an integrated strategic communication agency that builds, engages and activates communities around brands. Cerebra’s client list includes Vodacom, Nedbank, Toyota, Lexus, Hollard, Autopage, Intel and more.
In 2009 Mike was named one of South Africa’s “300 Young South Africans to take to lunch” by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, as well as one of “35 men of influence under 35 years of age” by GQ magazine and invited to contribute a chapter on social media to Dion Chang‘s 2010 Flux Trends Review publication. In 2010 he was also named an “exceptional industry guru” in Destiny Man magazine’s Power of 40 feature.
CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners. Anyone can attend. Just register beforehand here (from the 23rd September) to reserve your spot. The talk will take place at the Nicework offices, and Molecular Bars will provide the refreshments.