On April 13th and 14th, one of BLR Portfolio companies, Cella Consulting, hosted a two-day training event for leaders of in-house creative teams called Beyond the Creative. It was an extremely successful event, including 43 in-house creative leaders from more than 30 companies at the Waterview Conference Center just outside of Washington, DC in Arlington, Virginia. Creative leaders traveled from as far west as California, south as Texas, and north as Massachusetts to attend our training seminar for leaders of in-house creative teams. This event is a great example of how our portfolio of companies compliment each other in the marketplace. The BOSS Group team members were able to offer their clients a discount to attend the training, which enabled the BOSS team members to provide additional value to their clients and help propel Cella’s marketing message. This synergy contributed to 40% of the attendees!
Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive:
- “I now have the tools to make an imminent change in the way I do my job.”
- “Rena is an excellent speaker who weaves humor and learning together in a seamless, quite effective way—she has the full attention of the audience all of the time…excellent!”
- “Thank you. This was sooo relevant to my team, where we are and what we need to do!”
- “This is the first seminar that fits the unique need for creative and business thinking that I have seen. Worth the time and expense!”
Attendees also provided us with some great ideas for topics for our Beyond the Creative 2 event Cella is planning to host in Fall 2011. In addition to benefiting from curriculum, the group took advantage of the opportunity to network with peers during the breaks and evenings. In fact, the group felt so much value from the community of peers that, upon request, we created a LinkedIn group to keep the conversations going!
Keep an eye out for more exciting news from the BLR Portfolio of companies demonstrating how we are poised as thought leaders in each of the industries that we serve!