August 2019 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2019-08-26
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel

August Chapter Meeting

Monday, August 26, 2019
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM 

Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

Branding 101
Are You a Brand or a Commodity - And Why You Should Care

Presented By
Rob Camper,
Brand Consultant, Entrepreneur 

  • How to integrate your WHY into everything you do - and WHY you should do that.
  • Branding is not marketing and marketing isn't going to build your brand. So what will?
  • Why did you go into business for yourself? How to leverage that chip on your shoulder to the fullest.

From a career centered around over 20 years of Brand, Creative and Coaching experience, Rob’s work history reads like the side of a NASCAR: Designer, Artist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Wine Educator, Ministry Director, Private Chef, Drummer, Teacher, and yes, Brand Consultant.

His true “condition” however, is that of an Entrepreneur… constantly drawn to the call of either starting up ideas, or joining those ideas of others that show promise of being remarkable, if not disruptive.

In and around his own branding consultancy, Corridor Brand Group, Rob has most recently taken a near full-time role with a startup he helped bring to market back in 2000. In December of 2018, Rob began focusing on Brand engagement by visiting clients and prospects firsthand, gaining valuable insights and using that feedback and client collaboration to re-make nearly every aspect of the brand, from communication strategy, to delivery and, in the case of their new X-mats replacement mats, even the products themselves.

Since 2004, Rob’s branding clients have included startups, educational institutions, consultancies, a winery, IFest (Houston’s largest outdoor festival) and Cadence Bank, a startup in 2010 that currently has over $14B in assets and is now publically traded.

After designing their identity system as a consultant, Rob was employed full-time from 2011-2016 by Cadence Bank as Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy Director. During which time, Rob led all marketing for all aspects of the bank’s business and private banking. From concept to direction, writing, storyboarding, design, photography, video and production, Rob provided numerous campaigns that illustrated the Brand Values and tone of voice for the Bank in its various lines of business and markets which spanned five states throughout the Southeast.

Prior to his work at Cadence, Rob was in full-time ministry from 2007-2011 with Salem Lutheran Church in Orange Hills, CA and CrossPoint Community Church in Houston, TX where his efforts were centered on worship arts, creative media and ministry leadership to volunteer teams.

Throughout his career Rob has given many talks to different trade groups and has taught and led workshops at two Houston universities (University of Houston’s design students, and repeat guest lecturer for Rice University’s MBA program) about various aspect of defining and integrating a brand. 

Rob received his BA in Graphic Communication from the University of Houston. He plays drums quite often and pretends to be a private chef in his not-so-spare time.

The Opportunity Drawing continues with...

Founder, Ann Gambrel!

Before NAPO I was a registered nurse for over 25 yrs. before retiring.

I then started teaching organizing classes at my local adult school and college extension programs, which I did for over 28 years.

 At that time I joined a networking group where I heard of a meeting of organizers in the LA area.  I joined the group and have been active ever since, becoming one of the five NAPO founders.  My business name is Creative Time-Plus since 1985.

  I have done hands-on home & office organizing and continued to teach classes. I also spoke to various professional group meetings and businesses.

  I also presented a Home Organizing class and tour of my home.  It was very popular and participants were so impressed to actually see the organized areas discussed.

  In 2000 I started my Clutter Support Groups and continue to do so.  I currently have a small group of five members, who meet in my home, for two hours, twice a month. 

 At the beginning of each meeting, they, individually, share their goals set at our last meeting and how they did working on them.  We discuss their successes and challenges.  

  Then we have an organizing topic for discussion, which may include:  Goals & Resolutions, Dealing with Procrastination, Planning Days, Postal & Emails, Closet Purging, Donations & Disposals, Systems & Routines, etc.  Members have been in the group as long as 10 to 14 years.  It is truly a support group. 

I love what I do and do not know how I will ever retire.

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Level 1 & Visitors $15 • Valet Parking Only - $12


Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

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