Coffee Talks

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 two quarterly coffee talk series targeted to two sectors: nonprofits and tech companies.

Coffee Talks take place from 8-9 a.m. in the morning and are free for members of the AMA Charleston and just $10 for non-members. Coffee and pastries included!

Next Coffee Talk: 

SEO Made Simple:

Search Engine Optimization Strategy to Grow Your Business

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at BoomTown!:

We all know that SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, but what does that really mean? And, how do you use it to grow your business and get more leads? If you can put yourself in the shoes of your ideal customer, then you can use SEO to help them come to you. Courtney Little, Director of Marketing at Advantage|ForbesBooks, walks you through how to set up your strategy, and how to implement and tweak as you grow. Whether you work for a corporate business with a dedicated budget, or are a one-man freelancer with limited funds, she’ll give you software suggestions, teach you how to tell if your SEO strategy is working and answer questions to get you started on your own SEO journey.

Coffee, bagels and fruit provided. If you are no longer able to attend the event, please release your ticket so others can sign up! This series has been very popular and we want to make sure everyone gets to attend that is able to.

You don’t want to miss this Marketing Essentials Coffee Talk.

March Coffee Talk: 

Building a Facebook Ad Campaign

Friday, March 15, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Coastal Community Foundation :

Kathleen Oswalt is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, not a marketer, when she and her husband Don unveiled her Heal Your Gut Academy across online platforms, building her brand, and her mailing list, through Facebook advertising. Kathleen’s 7 Days to Detox Your Gut Challenge campaign has produced a 36% opt-in rate and her lead magnet/quiz gets 25-35 new leads every day with only spending $10 a day. Take the journey with her and Don as they walk us step-by-step through the trials, tribulations and successes of building a business on Facebook.

Coffee and pastires will be provided.

Marketing Essentials Coffee Talk

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

Past topics include:
• The 3 Essentials of LinkedIn
• 10 Things to Consider to Make Your Website Great

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

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

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!