Third Annual Revolve Conference to Focus on Design, UX, Marketing & Strategy


Revolve Conference is South Carolina’s premier event for people seeking to grow their businesses and career through better design and smarter marketing. This year’s event will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel on October 26 & 27, and will offer interactive sessions chock full of actionable takeaways. Revolve Conference’s mandate is to educate, encourage and foster communication between the distinct, yet clearly symbiotic industries that embody the disciplines of Design & Creativity and Marketing & Strategy. With this in mind, Revolve has expanded its 3rd year focus to include public and media relations strategy.

On October 26 & 27, creators, influencers and trailblazers of all walks will converge at the Charleston Marriott Hotel to hear over twenty acclaimed speakers – innovative designers, creative thinkers, savvy marketing technologists and top-notch business strategists. These presenters from across the country include Charleston’s own Cheryl Smithem, Ben Fanning, Caroline Nuttall, Elliot Carlyle, Tina Arnoldi and Thomas Heath; along with national speakers such as Dan Mall of SuperFriendly, Stefan Mumaw of Hint and Darren Kall of Specific Clarity.

If you’re a web or graphic designer, illustrator, or user interface/experience strategist, Revolve Conference’s Design and User Experience Sessions place emphasis on hot industry topics that you need to be aware of, and embrace in order to thrive in your discipline. For those in the business of branding and promoting products or services; the Marketing and Strategy Sessions address realistic issues you face. From engaging and satisfying demanding clients; to techniques for defusing conflict, and the savvy use of public relations.

Tickets are $299 for one day, and $499 for the two-day event. The cost of the ticket covers informative sessions, myriad opportunities to form meaningful connections, lunches and refreshments for the duration, and admission to the Conference Mid-Event Social.

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Wondering Why You Should Attend?

Revolve offers a forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas. Without a doubt, you will be exposed to new information and fresh ideas; surrounded by a veritable smorgasbord of talent that you get to rub shoulders and build community with. In addition to occupation-specific enlightenment, you’ll gain insights into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ the other featured disciplines impact your career path. With the actionable takeaways built into the various sessions, expect to glean helpful career advice, even as you engage in both personal and professional development.

Local Talent Shines at Revolve Conference 2017

Revolve’s speakers are local, regional and national thought leaders and practitioners renowned in their respective spheres of influence; and Revolve Conference 2017 features six of Charleston’s own. Here’s a sneak peek at what they’re presenting on, and saying about the conference.

  • Market-making entrepreneur, publisher and speaker Caroline Nuttall will discuss how to Stop Generating Leads, Start Driving Demand for Anything You’ll Ever Sell. After founding and selling a digital media company, she is now CEO of Monumental Shift, the world’s first talent agency for thought-leaders. “Ten years as an entrepreneur makes you realize that conferences are not simply fun and inspiring to attend; they are a vital part of doing business. Nobody can achieve success without relentless learning. Conferences are an essential tool for this, and Revolve is one of the best,” said Caroline.
  • One of Charleston’s most popular business coaches and brand strategists, Thomas Heath will share how to Increase Engagement with Storytelling Videos. He says, “Great content. Great connections. Those are two things I love about the Revolve Conference. If you’re an Entrepreneur, a Creative, or a Developer looking to build your platform, don’t miss this event.”
  • Cheryl Smithem, the Connection Maven at Charleston PR & Design will cover the Essential PR Basics in her session. She looks forward to Revolve as “the single place to meet and learn from demonstrated leaders in the many disciplines of marketing and strategy.”
  • Ben Fanning, entrepreneur and professional speaker, will be presenting “How to Increase Sales by Just Being You.”   He says, “As a professional, you often find yourself supporting others, but you can discover that you don’t have the community established to support you.  The consequence can be that you start losing momentum in your business and even getting a bit lonely.  Recognize that everyone needs two communities – the one you serve and one that supports you.  To me, this is what Revolve is all about.”

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Revolve Conference is an initiative of Harbormark, which creates and curates practical training for creatives and makers; including speaker series, meetups, workshops, and conferences. Harbormark is a consistent source for ongoing education and improvement, inspiration and community for creative and tech industry professionals, and has been doing so since 2011. Other Harbormark initiatives include Syntax Conference, coastal South Carolina’s premier developer event, and Refresh Charleston – a mini-series of events for the Lowcountry’s creative community, promoting creativity, design and better standards.

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