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Friday Forum

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Friday, Sept. 29
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Ave.

David Baldwin

Lead Guitar / Baldwin&

Topic: Lean into Fear

On the other side of fear is always opportunity. Learn to lean into it rather than avoid it and you’ll be much happier - and that’s where you’ll find the most success.


One of the most awarded copywriters and creative directors working in the advertising business today, David Baldwin is the founder of Baldwin&, Raleigh, named Small Agency of the Year twice in its first five years by Ad Age and the 4A’s.

The former Chairman of the One Club in NYC, David was also an executive producer for the Emmy winning film, Art & Copy, and an associate producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award winning film “The Loving Story.” His advertising has been recognized by The One Show, Cannes, D&AD, the Clios, the Effies, the Andy Awards, the MPA Kelly’s, Communication Arts and more. David’s work and writings have been featured in numerous publications and college textbooks on advertising.

In 2013, David cofounded the Ponysaurus Brewing Co. where he serves as Brand Master. He is also the author of The Belief Economy which will be published in November.

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