REBUS St. Louis


Rebus Recap: Boxing Clever by ryanfarrellstl
January 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
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Boxing Clever

 

The folks at Boxing Clever gracefully staged their story about how storytelling and passion drive their success. While holding one passion (Woodford Reserve) in hand, Executive Creative Director, Jim Harper presented several examples of projects they have done strictly out of passion – for locals like All Along Press, St. Louis Rams and Vintage Vinyl, but also for global monsters like Adobe. As a nightcap to an inspiring presentation, they made plenty of talented creatives accessible for portfolio reviews.

The tour of their new digs consisted of walking from one side of the office to the other, peering down each side to see their open, yet oaky and vintage space that reeks of devilish creative genius. You could help yourself to the vintage Coca-Cola coolers, or place an order with the roaming bartender. And you could feast on anything from fruits and sandwiches to meatballs and shrimp cocktail. Nice!

Boxing Clever’s story unfolded like this: If you let yourself feel passionate about something, you can create a compelling story about what that business or product does. But also, if you follow your passionate whims, they will often lead you to success and let you spew your creative talents without abandon…and without too much, well, commentary. Passion creates a win-win, without doubt.

If you have a passion for something…not really yet existing, or fake, check out one of Boxing Clever’s sites, fakeanything.com, where they will post user-generated content. Stay tuned in to Boxing Clever. We’re going to see more awesome stuff from their turf. Maybe something…rather heavy!

Written by Natalie Gensits

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REBUS Next Stop: Coolfire Originals by connierippeeboone
November 8, 2012, 2:31 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Events, Job Opportunities

Coolfire Originals Logo

On November 13th, REBUS will be heading Downtown for an evening with Coolfire Originals, a television production company that develops programming for screens of all shapes, sizes and bandwidths. Coolfire Originals co-produces Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s for OWN and Fast N’ Loud for Discovery with Pilgrim Studios. Originals is currently in post-production on MFF: Mom Friends Forever for NickMom and will have four new shows in production in November.

Coolfire Originals

Originals will be offering attendees a glimpse into the exciting world of developing and producing TV series. REBUS members will also hear from Steve Luebbert, VP of Development and Jeff Stevens, Director of Content Innovation, first hand on the evolution of a show from pitch to production.

Mark your calendars and join us Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 @ 6pm. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Details:
Coolfire Originals
6:00PM – November 13, 2012
415 North 10th Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101

Cost:
Free for paid Ad Club members • Non-members $10 at the door
Must be 21 years of age or older

Parking:
*The Renaissance parking garage is located directly across from our office with entrances on 9th and 10th street. Cash only exit is on 9th street.

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Atomicdust and REBUS present, ‘Things We’ve Learned So Far.’ by Michael Buffa
September 5, 2012, 12:49 am
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On September 11th, REBUS is loading up the bus and heading to Atomicdust!

Atomicdust and REBUS present, ‘Things We’ve Learned So Far.’

Believe it or not, education doesn’t stop at graduation. Whether you’re just breaking into the biz, or got your start in advertising in the Mad Men era, there is always room for growth.

Join REBUS on Tuesday, September 11,  in the heart of Midtown Alley – St. Louis’ fastest growing neighborhood and home to many of the city’s finest creative firms –  for a special presentation from marketing and design agency, Atomicdust.

Inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s, “Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far,” Atomicdust’s owners, designers, developers and account managers will share highlights from their 11 years in business. Along the way, they’ll showcase some of their favorite projects, share sound advice and even show some embarrassing photos from Atomicdust’s humble beginnings.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle with local marketing and design professionals, and learn a few things about what it takes to be in the business (or even start one of your own). Food and drink will be provided by Atomicdust – and trust us, these guys know how to throw a party. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

The Details:

6:00PM – September 11, 2012

Atomicdust

3021 Locust, Saint Louis MO 63103

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REBUS Recap: Self-Branding and Shinola Part III by Michael Buffa
June 21, 2012, 8:47 am
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They came. They saw. They had their portfolios reviewed.  On June 12th The Creative Group sponsored the 3rd Annual Self Branding and Shinola for over 75 attendees at FK studios. Danny Elchert, ex REBUS co-chair and mastermind behind the event, put together a blockbuster lineup of speakers that included Eduardo Nieuwenhuyzen, Sr. Director of Visual + Dimensional Design at Switch, Kay Cochran, Vice President/Creative Director of Rodgers Townsend, Tracy Fulton, Vice President, Director, Business Leadership from Momentum Worldwide, Dan Curran, President and Founder, 4ORCE Digital and Sharon Ayres, Vice President, Human Resources of Moosylvania.

The speakers ran through a ton of material relevant to the job searching process for young professionals. Eduardo and Danny gave an in-depth look into the timeline of the hiring process, Sharon offered some insightful tips into the softer side of maintaining good connections in the St. Louis advertising market, Tracy Fulton offered some very straight forward information on acting like you want a job, and Kay Cochran gave the writers in the crowd some good perspective on how to build their portfolio. Continue reading



Senior Account Executive-Branding #12062 by REBUS
June 12, 2012, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Job Opportunities, Job Search

We started a new search for our St. Louis client.  This is an unusual career opportunity!  If you’re qualified, it certainly won’t hurt to confidentially explore the potential . . .

General Description:
Our St. Louis City client is looking for an experienced account service professional as a result of growth. Think of this opportunity as a marketing position in an agency environment.  We’re looking for that exceptional individual with a strategic marketing mind, and a client service orientation.  This individual should have experience working closely with creatives and understand the creative process.  There are multiple simultaneous complex projects that will demand your ability to handle a wide range of strategy, production, budget and timeline issues.  .  Our ideal candidate will intimately understand branding, brand development, marketing strategy and communication. Continue reading



REBUS Recap: Schmooze and Cruise by Michael Buffa
May 31, 2012, 10:55 am
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Events, Recaps


What happens when you load up single school bus with beer and cruise your way to three agencies in a single night? Well, Jon Simons wins an American flag, Moose buys 47 pizzas, Andrew Mullins takes enough pics with Instagram to fill a photo album, and everyone goes home happy.

Big thanks to everyone who attended the REBUS Schmooze and Cruise as well as Geile Leon, Cannonball, and Moosylvania, who helped us celebrate what will almost certainly become an annual event in the future. May 24th was a fantastically fun night that saw 50 attendees cruise from agency to agency in an extremely brand-appropriate yellow school bus. For just $12, REBUS members, who were lucky enough to RSVP early, enjoyed a night of advertising trivia, fantastic prizes, and so much beer and food that we needed a bus to haul all of it.

It will certainly go down as one of the most exciting events in REBUS history, but look for more fun and engaging events coming up, including our annual portfolio review. Self Branding and Shinola is coming up on Tuesday, June 12! That’s just around the corner! So if you’re fresh out of school and looking to meet some STL decision makers or you just need to polish up that book a little bit or you simply have no plans on June 12 and have no desire to sit at home and work on your Taj Mahal cheese sculpture, head to Eventbrite today to secure your spot!



Open REBUS Leadership Team Posistions by Michael Buffa
May 22, 2012, 6:33 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Design, Job Opportunities

REBUS has opportunities for a few go-getters to join our leadership team! The leadership team is the backbone of REBUS, and while we each have specific roles, we all contribute to the overall direction and mission of the organization. In return for your brainpower, attendance at events and a lunch meeting once a month, you’ll get all sorts of resume-friendly skills and experience, plus terrific networking opportunities…and free lunch once a month.

If you’re interested in helping us take on the local ad world in any of the below positions, shoot us an email at rebusstl@gmail.com to tell us a little bit about yourself, what position(s) you’d like to be considered for and why you’ll rock as part of our leadership team. Feel free to include any relevant experience along with what your favorite past REBUS event was!
The deadline to apply is June 6. We look forward to hearing from you!

Special Event Manager: (1 – 2 committed volunteers for a year-long role)

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates special events and activities including yearly Shinola: Portfolio Polish, Annual Planning Meeting, and any other events REBUS participates in.
  • Actively pursues recruiting new members and contributors to the organization via networking events, school lists, Social Marketing platforms, recommendations, etc.
  • Leader of fresh thinking brainstorms/online discussions/host communication, participating in outreach and gathering of new ideas for REBUS’ future.

Secretary: (1 volunteer for a year-long role)

  • Record minutes at leadership and planning meetings. Track action items for leadership team.
  • Send out email reminders to leadership team as needed.
  • Work with co-Chairs to plan events and agendas.
  • Assist CFO with managing/maintaining the REBUS database.



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