Digital news platform connects readers to community through collaboration, growing readership

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 9, 2017) – Endeavor, a membership-based coworking community for independent agencies and freelancers in the creative services fields as well as corporate marketing teams, is hosting its next Collaborators & Cocktails, a monthly networking series for members and pre-registered guests, on Wednesday, May 24. The speakers are Mary Willson, engagement editor; Ryan Heafy, publisher and Ryan Johnston, managing director of GVLtoday, a daily email newsletter from Community Journals that has become a morning “must read” for Greenvillians.

As engagement editor, Mary Willson is the primary voice of GVLtoday. She manages daily content, as well as internal planning, external partnerships, and content strategy. Ryan Heafy is the publisher and architect behind the product development, launch, and sustainable growth of digital media brands GVLtoday, COLAtoday and CHStoday. Heafy is also responsible for new market expansion, strategic partnerships, talent acquisition and retention, and general day-to-day operations management. Ryan Johnston created TOWN Magazine, Upstate Business Journal, and GVLtoday. Johnston is also responsible for product definition, positioning, strategy and day-to-day management decisions.

“The GVLtoday team has mastered audience engagement, which is clearly demonstrated by the rapid increase in subscribers and followers who also actively contribute content,” said Joe Erwin, president of Erwin Creates and founder of Endeavor. “By asking readers to ‘join the conversation,’ GVLtoday created a sustainable, symbiotic relationship. We think what they’ve created – and how they created it – is fascinating.”

Collaborators & Cocktails starts with networking at 5:00 pm, with the speakers giving a presentation and Q&A session at 5:45 pm. The event is free to all Endeavor members and corporate members, with a limited number of guest tickets available for $25. Registration is required, no walks-in accepted. Contact [email protected] for ticket information.

About Endeavor

Endeavor is a membership-based coworking community for independent agencies and freelancers in the creative services fields, as well as corporate marketing teams. Endeavor’s premium location in the ONE Development in Greenville, SC provides members with state-of-the-art work and meeting space, and uniquely, surrounds them with a diverse array of creative peers who offer a broad range of marketing services and experience. Training opportunities, networking events and business consulting are available for the creatives who call Endeavor home every day, as well as corporate creative professionals and resource-seekers across the region. For more information, visit www.endeavorgreenville.com.

About Erwin Creates

Erwin Creates was established in 2016 by Joe Erwin, co-founder and former president of national marketing agency Erwin Penland. It serves as the platform to support Erwin’s continued entrepreneurial involvement in business consulting, education, training and civic activities, including his commitment to growing The Erwin Center for Brand Communications at Clemson University. In spring 2016, Erwin Creates opened Endeavor (www.endeavorgreenville.com), a creative, collaborative community which offers co-working space and business-building opportunities for creative services professionals—and serves as a destination for companies and individuals looking to connect with and help cultivate the Upstate’s vibrant creative class.