Five years ago today, REBUS didn't exist. A couple of us were thinking about it, and trying to decide what it would or could be. It's grown far beyond our original intent of getting young art directors and writers together to cooperatively improve their portfolios and get that first agency job. REBUS now includes professionals from the advertising and marketing industry, from the unemployed to Executive Creative Directors and Agency Sr. Executives. I'm very proud to be a founder and still enjoy (virtually) every moment of my involvement.
Now, with our fifth birthday next month (being celebrated at Switch on March 10th), it's rather remarkable to think about some of the REBUS impact.
REBUS has delivered:
424 Facebook Friends
232 LinkedIn Group Members
Over 40 agency visits with presentations by the hosts (average attendance now over 50)
Dozens of mentoring relationships established
Hundreds of portfolio reviews with agency principals and industry leaders.
Hundreds of opportunities to improve a portfolio and contribute to local non-profits by contributing to REBUS and fREBUS.
Over $65,000.00 in deliverables for local charities created by fREBUS
Hundreds of helpful career conversations
Thousands of introductions of colleagues and new friends
At least four direct hires (that we know of) of REBUS attendees by agencies.
The future is dazzlingly bright . . . all we need is you to get involved! If you're interested in "gettin' on the BUS", visit our Facebook "Volunteer Central":