This Wednesday will see the first Seattle Film + Music Office Happy Hour event of 2012. This year they seem to upping the game slightly with the introduction of a new dedicated website located at fmihappyhour.com, the use of some nice design work in their email newsletter’s.
The scope of the Happy Hour has always been about facilitating networking between local film and music professionals. Over time they have also incorporated the digital/interactive scenes more and more seriously. A clear indication of this is not only in their logo artwork (where ‘Interactive’ get the bigger bubble, with the tag line “Where Content Meets Technology”) but also in their choice of guest speaker this month. Lisa Weeks, Director of Marketing at Filter (Pictured).
Filter is a digital marketing agency based downtown, primarily recruiting freelancers to work on projects for big name clients.
Lisa and Filter’s Creative Director Drory Ben-Menachem will give a 30 minute talk titled ‘The Economy of Weird’, about how to embrace your quirky side and leverage it as a profitable asset in your professional career.
I have to admit I have only been to one of these film office shindigs in my lifetime, back in the days when there was no ‘interactive’ it was all about standing around drinking and making small talk with people. I’m glad with the more recent format of having the guest speaker slot, providing us all with some new ideas to think and talk about!
The Happy Hour is a free, informal event. No RSVP required.
WHAT: Happy Hour
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5pm (Presentation at 6.30pm)
WHERE: Spitfire in Belltown
MORE INFO: www.fmihappyhour.com