Coffee Talks & Happy Hours

While our Monthly Signature Events have broad appeal, we recognize that certain industries and marketers have challenges unique to them. To address their specific needs, we currently offer three quarterly coffee talk series targeted to three of Charleston’s main industries: Technology, Nonprofits, and our newest series – for Hospitality and the Service Industry. Each of these events are tailored to the unique needs and interests of each group of marketers. These events have proven to be wonderful for learning some actionable takeaways, bouncing ideas off of fellow marketers in your niche, and great networking opportunities.

These events take place in 1-hour increments each quarter and are free for members of the AMA Charleston and and only $10 for non-members. Breakfast and/or snacks and beverages will be provided!

Hospitality and Tourism Power Hour

Our newest event! Please join us for the first in a series of coffee talks addressing the unique marketing challenges facing solo entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Upcoming topics include:
• ‘How to Take Insta-Worthy Food and Venue Photos on an iPhone’
• ‘Top Foodie Trends in Influencer Marketing’
• ‘Measuring Campaign Effectiveness’

Nonprofit Marketing Coffee Talks

Learn the nuts and bolts of marketing techniques that will give you the best bang for your buck, plus the free or low-cost resources to help you achieve your marketing goals. These take place at the Coastal Community Foundation, 635 Rutledge Ave., Charleston.

Past topics include:
• Email marketing
• Media buying 101
• Taking photos that work


Friday, September 25th | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT

From the fundamentals to modern marketing in the time of COVID-19, ensure that your marketing strategy is built strong from the ground up.

COVID-19 has transformed the way many companies do business and healthcare organizations are at the top of the list. Join Abbie Linnerud, director of client services at TRIO, for an exclusive virtual AMA Charleston coffee talk to learn how the agency’s healthcare clients have established a strong marketing presence and are now pivoting and managing operations during the pandemic. Marketing professionals with an interest in healthcare marketing will leave with actionable recommendations. Check the health of your marketing strategy and increase your effectiveness by:

  • Understanding the history of healthcare marketing and how it has evolved over the year
  • Diving into the impacts of healthcare marketing, particularly in COVID-19
  • Managing your messaging
  • Gaining best practices for strengthening your telehealth program with marketing, web updates and digital technology

A Zoom link to join the webinar will be sent to all registrants the morning of September 25th.



Marketing in Technology Coffee Talks

The AMA Charleston is proud to support Charleston’s growing tech sector by providing the insights and techniques tech companies need to market effectively in today’s competitive environment. Event locations vary

Past topics include:
• The Journey of Creating & Tracking a Campaign
• The Magic Behind Digital Marketing
• SEO Made Simple


What Are Your Unique Marketing Challenges?

Let us know the marketing challenges you face so we can tailor content to solve your problems. We also love getting tips on speakers who would be a good fit for one of our Coffee Talk series. Drop us a line at We’re here to serve you!