The creative pool of talent in Detroit has grown impatient and frustrated with the lack of visibility and opportunity that’s being offered globally.

To combat that, the creatives have began to organize. “The Gathering,” happening on Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m., will be the first event coordinated by Created by Detroit.

Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell, founders of Saga Marketing are the brain trusts behind not only this event, but this movement.

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Created by Detroit will seek to compile a network of talent that will help each other appeal to jobs and agencies around the world.

Designers, artists, multimedia enthusiasts, videographers, photographers and more will convene to strategize on the best ways to streamline opportunity and success. As of this writing, 268 creatives are interested and 61 are going according to the Facebook event.

As an activist in the rebranding of Detroit, I’m extremely excited to watch history unfold.

There’s never been a creative movement like this here the city. If you’re interested in attending the address is 277 Gratiot, Suite 600, in Detroit.

You can get more information on their Facebook page here:

Editor’s Note: Robert Courtney is a regular guest contributor to Daily Detroit and branding strategist for multiple brands in the metro Detroit area. For more information about him visit:

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