REBUS St. Louis


Rebus Recap: Boxing Clever by ryanfarrellstl
January 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Design, Recaps | Tags: , , , , ,

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 Recap: Self-Branding and Shinola Part III by Michael Buffa
June 21, 2012, 8:47 am
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Design, Events, Job Opportunities | Tags: , , , ,

 

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



REBUS and The Creative Group Present: Self-Branding And Shinola Part III by Michael Buffa
June 1, 2012, 8:11 am
Filed under: Agencies, Design, Events, Job Search

On June 12th, come down to FK Studio for Self-Branding And Shinola Part III, brought to you by REBUS and The Creative Group. Doors open at 5:30pm followed by presentations from some of St. Louis’ top creative minds. After these insightful discussions, agency professionals from other top local agencies will review your portfolio and offer expertise on writing a resume, assembling your portfolio, interviewing in the St. Louis area, and most importantly…getting a job.

In addition to access to top industry speakers and portfolio reviewers, your $20 ticket also gets you chance to network with seasoned advertising professionals, check out the space at FK and enjoy catering from Urban Eats and beverages provided by AB InBev. 

This event is great for agency newcomers, long-time advertising personnel looking to brush up on their knowledge, and college students alike, but make sure to RSVP ASAP. The first 25 paid reservations are guaranteed one-on-one portfolio reviews with leaders from some of St. Louis’ top agencies, and space is limited to 100 attendees. Also, make sure you RSVP on Facebook for updates! Continue reading



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.


Last Minute Event: Manufacturing the Future by Michael Buffa
April 3, 2012, 7:59 am
Filed under: Design, Events | Tags: , ,

Openly Disruptive, a group who’s mission is to explore the junction where ideas, technology, and context meet in our evolving world, is hosting a Manufacturing the Future conference on April 4 at Plush on Locust. While we just got the info on this event, it looks like there are upcoming events coming later this year that we’ll definitly be checking out.

For those who can get off the grind tomorrow, get your tickets to the event here.



Rodgers Townsend Fall Forum Offers College Students Inside Look at Agency Life by Michael Buffa

College students home for the Thanksgiving holiday will have a rare opportunity on Tuesday, November 22, when Rodgers Townsend hosts their fifth annual Fall Forum.

“We began the event as a way for students to get an inside peek at the agency and learn about the different career paths available in advertising,” said Jennifer Oertli, VP and Director of HR. Continue reading



WANTED: Engage | Digital Design Intern by Michael Buffa
August 28, 2011, 6:55 pm
Filed under: Advertising, Agencies, Design, Job Opportunities | Tags: , , , , ,

Dudes and dudettes looking for a start in digital design, here’s your shot. See below for the details.

Company Details:

Founded in 1999, Engage Software is a privately held firm in St. Louis, Missouri, specializing in delivering flexible, highly customizable software and solutions. We are a leading provider of DotNetNuke modules, solutions and training classes. Engage Software also specializes in leveraging the latest technologies to streamline business workflow by providing a variety of marketing, consulting and software solutions.

We are looking for a talented, driven individual to join our team.

Position Details:

We are looking for individuals who can “bridge the gap” between designers and developers. This position involves graphic/web design along with basic web development. Engage will train this person, but they must be eager to learn new technologies. The best candidate has a discerning eye for intuitive design and is a team player. Continue reading




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