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Announcing Forge54 2014
September 12 - 14th
Location TBA

We are stoked to be on our way with the 2nd ever Forge 54 Marketing Weekend. Last year's weekend for the OC Food Bank was an amazing success and we are looking to take up another notch this year! If you are interested in joining the marketing team or become the non-profit who receives the marketing makeover, apply below!

Want to be a part of the next Forge 54?
What is Forge54?

A collaborative, weekend-long marketing experience where advertisers, designers, developers, creatives, professionals and students converge to donate their time and talents to create, inspire, and help great causes.

During each high-energy, 54-hour event, our expert creative teams adopt a non-profit organization and work together to totally revamp their marketing and branding efforts.

How does it work?

Forge 54s start with a debriefing at noon on Friday and culminate at 6pm on Sunday, when the creative team presents their project to the client. Initially, the team meets with the key players of the organization to learn about their challenges, goals, history and resources available to make it all happen.

Then, individual Forge 54 team leaders are assigned to specific projects such as: research, planning, branding, design, web, video, radio, and social media. During the next two days, the skillful teams work hard to craft novel marketing and branding content for the non-profit, including logos, slogans, websites, commercials, radio spots, social media campaigns, and more.

While the teams are working, executives and recruiters from local agencies are invited to observe the up-and-coming talent.

At the end of the long weekend, the non-profit organization will not only receive new content, but the research and strategies to back it up, including a plan for the future, tailored to the organization’s current resources.

Why Join Forge 54?
  • 1. Get educated. Forge 54 is all about learning through doing. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and be inspired by young, innovative students.
  • 2. Build your network. You’ll meet with peers in your industry, and experts in other specialties that you or your company can potentially partner with. Don’t be surprised if you leave Forge 54 with a job or a new employee.
  • 3. Learn new skills. Forge 54 is the perfect place to try out something new or hone your craft while working with others.
  • 4. Work with leaders. Local marketing trailblazers participate in Forge 54 as coaches and mentors. This is your chance to get some one-on-one time with the decision-makers of some of the largest local agencies.
  • 5. Make a real difference. All of the marketing and advertising content that’s created during a Forge 54 event is done at no cost to the non-profit and can make a huge impact the very next week.
  • 6. Join the community. Forge 54 doesn't end after the 54 hours. Our community continues to meet with networking events, seminars, parties and more.
Recap Forge54 2013
OC Food Bank
October 11th to October 13th

The Orange County Food Bank distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually. They also provide food and personal-care items to more than 400 other helping organizations including churches, shelters, and senior centers. At the food bank's warehouse, volunteers receive and package 26,000 boxes of food each month, which its clients can pick up at 50 sites across the county.

Our Board Members
Torrey Tayenaka
Torrey Tayenaka
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Dalip Jaggi
Dalip Jaggi
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Brandon Cammell
Brandon Cammell
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Sophronia Caicedo
Sophronia Caicedo
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Namanh Hoang
Namanh Hoang
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Jin Kim
Jin Kim
CRISP^YHKG
Hank Blank
Hank Blank
Matthew Everitt
Matthew Everitt
Exprtise Corporation
Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore
3v07 Advertising
Naushad Huda
Naushad Huda
XTOPOLY
Peter Quill
Peter Quill
Motor
Peter Quill
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