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Digital Creatives

We are excited to bring together the top leaders from some of our community’s most influential digital agencies to speak in a panel discussion about how creativity is still key when generating effective interactive strategies.

We’ll cover topics around new design trends, the importance of content, SEO, social media, and how we can continue to add value to brands through new, innovative channels.



Thursday, April 16th

6:00PM – 9:00PM



Strongwater Food & Spirits

401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

Note: Free parking in the lot across Lucas Street, and on Lucas



  • Admission includes one free drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Row Seating: purchase 8 tickets at once and enjoy up-front, designated seating for your group!
  • Outline for the event:
    6:00PM – Networking with food and drinks.
    7:00PM – Agency Demo Reel Presentation
    7:15PM – Panel Discussion
    8:15PM – Q&A
    8:30PM – Networking
    9:00PM – Program Closes




William Guthrie CEO, President of Blue Laser Design, Inc.  From a Sergeant in the U.S. Army on an M1A1 Main Battle Tank to a Certified Internet Webmaster Instructor, Will’s history contains a mixture of listening, learning and leading. Will started Blue Laser Design not only to please his third-generation entrepreneurial DNA but also to create an environment where both clients and employees feel valued. On a bootstrap budget, Will established the company with a former partner and one intern. He soon learned that he was better off calling all the shots and ended the business relationship.  As Blue Laser Design obtained more and more clients, Will adapted and strategically brought additional employees on board, resulting in the need to relocate three times to accommodate his growing team.   Under his leadership the last fifteen years, Blue Laser Design has continued to thrive through the acquisition of increasingly larger clients, the expansion of service offerings, and the rising level of creative in-house talent.    Today, the company has 13 full-time employees in their downtown Columbus office and is currently hiring for two additional positions.  Will is a member of the International Visitors Council and on the AAF Columbus board. Blue Laser Design is an active partner with AAF Columbus and has recently designed and developed their new website.   Will is a lifelong Westerville, Ohio, resident and lives with his wife, and BLD Director of Marketing, Traci and their three dogs, Belly Button, Typo and Speck.


Will Guthrie: President, Blue Laser Design





Alaina Shearer: President, Cement Marketing (Moderator)





Jamie Timm: Partner, Sr. Director, Accounts, Dynamit





Tom Augustine: President, MindsOn





Steve Agganis: President, Mindstream Interactive





Dennis Bajec: Chief Creative Officer, Resource/Ammirati





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