Our events are focused on bringing together senior-level, brand-side marketers and agencies currently under contract with Setup (formerly known as AgencySparks).

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December 2016 - Agency Showcase

Client-side marketers and agency-side marketers filed into the Terry Executive Education Center in Buckhead, Atlanta. The format was simple: eight specialist marketing agencies had a chance to present for five minutes, with up to five minutes of questions afterwards. Read the full recap here.

Setup is simply one of the best marketing resources in Atlanta.
— Keith Duprey | former Director of Segment Marketing at Interface

October 2016 - SPARKsouth

SPARKsouth brought together students from throughout the southeast looking to benefit from experiences and mentorship from digital marketing veterans. In addition to panels and presentations, students received one-on-one guidance that included resume improvement, personal presentation, career planning, and the opportunity to have lunch in small groups with mentors.  SPARKsouth created three main content tracks: Agency, Entrepreneurship, and Brand. Read the full recap here.

I met a ton of business people, got some amazing advice, and best of all made a lot of great network connections. Thank you so much for giving all of us this opportunity, and I will definitely be returning next year.
— Sarah Wickson | Student, University of Georgia

August 2016 - Atlanta Hawk's Agency Shootout

In a game show-style event format, four Atlanta marketing agencies faced off in the first-ever Agency Shootout. Judges included Grant Hill, Steve Koonin, Jesse Itzler, Andrea Freeman, and the audience (who voted for the winner with their phone). Read the full recap here.

You were able to bring together a diverse group from the Atlanta advertising world in a refreshing way that sparked conversation, creativity, and innovation. That theme was not contained to only the participants on the stage, and the energy carried over into the audience as well, making this event a win for everyone who attended!
— Robert Dolan | Director of Strategic Video Partnerships at Jump!

August 2016 - Marketers Breakfast

10/10. Great networking, as always.
— Kelly Deen | Head of Digital Marketing at Magic Leap
It was a casual atmosphere. I felt at ease talking to and meeting people. Setup makes connections easy.
— Brian Rudolph | Global Digital Marketing Lead at Verifone
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February  2016 - Marketers "Speed Dating" Breakfast

In honor of Valentine's Day, we wanted to make some sparks of our own. We invited our agencies and the top brand marketers in Atlanta, provided them with cheesy speed-dating questions, and watched as the sparks flew! View the event recap here.

September 2015 - Marketers Breakfast

We made a few format tweaks for our second #marketersbreakfast, this time inviting along some of our agency partners. This enabled brand marketers to expand their network and consider new ideas.

June 2015 - Peer Marketers Breakfast

Score: 9.4/10

Our first event was brand marketers-only, giving attendees the opportunity to discuss their unique marketing challenges. Read the full recap here.

It’s great to be able to network with peers in a no-pressure environment.
— Jeff Hanson | VP eCommerce at Floor and Decor