Happy Hour Improv for Marketing Ideas

December 15, 2016   |   4:30 – 6:30 PM   |   Piedmont Center – Building 5 Conference Room A

Research has shown that humor can be a powerful asset for creative problem solving in the marketing world — and life in general. According to a study conducted at Northwestern University, people in relaxed moods tend to have more “lightbulb” moments and experience greater inspiration than those whose minds are constantly buzzing with to-do lists and other noise.

The team at Hughes Media has decided to put this theory to test. Can humor entice a greater flow of creative ideas? And if so, can these creative ideas be transformed into effective marketing techniques?

We have invited three highly-skilled improv professionals to help us test this concept, and we invite you to meet them on December 15, 2016 at Hughes Media’s improv night! Please join us at 4:30 PM that day for wine, cheese, and a laugh. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Meet Our Improvisers

Andy Jones

Throughout his 14-year career as a special education teacher, Andy Jones was also involved in the acting community. He has considerable stage experience and has performed improv in many venues around Atlanta. In addition to his stage experience, he has worked on independent TV and film projects. He has also developed a distinct “outside of the box” way to teach social skills through improvisational theater, which has been featured on National Public Radio. Andy offers improv acting classes for children and teens, and he welcomes kids with neurological disorders, autism, PDD, learning disabilities, and other learning differences. His class, Exceptional Actors, offers “an inclusive improv experience.” His classes are composed of both students with learning differences and kids without.


Josh Warren

Josh Warren is one of the founders of the Village Theatre and commonly refers to his status as super mainstage.  Josh is a professor of improv comedy and enjoys teaching the new crop of up and coming improvisers. He received his training from the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.  He is a working actor in such films as the remake of the 1980’s classic Footloose, Trouble with the Curve, the Adult Swim series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and was the voice of the Wabusabi in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


Faith Dillon

Faith Dillon has worked on various independent, network, and film projects. She brings bold and caring qualities to her characters, such as Marisa St. Cloud in Reckless, Officer Parker in Finding Carter, and Melinda in Containment. She is known for her sardonic sense of humor, her can-do attitude, and the intelligence she brings to each role.

Please let us know if you can make it!

About the Author:

Deedra Hughes

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Integrated Marketing, Advertising, and Pay Per Click (PPC). Strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Communications from Ohio University.

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