Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals -- Education + Networking + Philanthropy + Awards
The Bracket Awards is our annual gala to celebrate the stellar advertising, design and broadcast work crafted here in Central PA.Read More »

Banish the Boys Contest and Happy Hour
April to June
The time has come to banish these boys from [CP]2. We’re holding a contest for local creatives to design their replacement and will hold a happy hour to celebrate the winning entry.

Meet Our Brand[AID] Client
Come meet the 2020 BrandAID recipient and get to know who they are and what they need.

Brand[AID] Workday
Group workday to set strategy and begin work for the Brand[AID] deliverables.

Failure Friday
We all screw up. Join us to hear some of our members’ epic fails and what they learned from their experiences. And yes, you can share yours too!

Workshop TBD
We’re working on topics and speakers. What would you like us to cover? Hit us up at hello@cpsquared.com with an idea.

Brand[AID] Big Reveal
Come see all the great work we did for this year’s Brand[AID] client.

The Brackets
Our annual awards (see details above).

Workshop TBD
Just like the August event, we’re working on it. Shoot us an email at hello@cpsquared.com with your idea.

Annual Holiday Party
Always the best after-holiday party with free food and great company.

What do you want from [CP]2? What would you change? We want your unfiltered advice as we consider where to take the organization from here.
Hands-on UX/UI workshop led by Trevor Calabro, who oversees initiatives for 200+ web products and 150+ UX practioners at Siemens Software.
Our annual post-holiday celebration with free food, a cash bar and all the cool MarCom folks.
This seminar will provide you the tools and insights needed to to leverage your business’s social media presence more effectively.
Podcast listenership is rising each year as more people are finding on-demand audio as the ideal companion for long commutes, workouts and household chores. People are being entertained, educated and intrigued by podcasts – and some of that is being done by brands. This panel of local podcasters will discuss …
Come hear from Chris Smith, the Dallas Creative Director (and Penn State alum) who crafts award winning radio and TV spots including Motel 6’s “We’ll Leave the Light on for You” campaign. Writing for radio and TV demands succinct and compelling storytelling. Chris’ tips will help you with everything from …
The summer is just about over. Classes will start soon. Join us to mourn the end of summer and celebrate [CP]2’s fall slate of events. 
On Saturday, June 29, [CP]2 members will meet at 3 Dots  and crank out as much work for Interfaith Human Services as we can. Please join us in this cooperative effort.
It’s Brackets time! Every year, the Bracket Awards showcase the very best in advertising, design and broadcast work from Central Pennsylvania. It’s our marquee event and is truly inspiring to see the great work produced in our region. Plus it’s an awesome party. This year’s gala includes free drinks, appetizers, entertainment …
It’s our annual drop off party! Bring your Brackets entries and join us at Champs on Atherton. Or just join us. Either way, it’s a great way to hang out with your fellow creatives. Appetizers provided by CP2. More on the Bracket Awards here.
Every day more than 1.5 billion people worldwide get their weather forecast, news, and warnings from right here in Central Pennsylvania. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of AccuWeather and their Network TV operations studios to see how this backyard brand has become a global media power, delivering news and information on …
michael is a world-class photographer based right here in State College. Join us in his studio for an experience in constructing the “perfect” portrait. This will be a lively interactive event blended with a discussion of successful portraits, tips of prep and post work, and an actual on set shoot. …
The actual holidays are over. School has started. Let’s get together for one more holiday party. We’ll provide the appetizers and you bring the good cheer. Just give us a quick RSVP so we’re sure to buy enough food.
Rowland Creative is providing the drinks and venue. [CP]2 is providing the food. You and your colleagues are bringing the sparkling conversation. Please stop by on your way home. We’d love to see you!
CP2 members are invited to attend a reception to celebrate our work with this year’s Brand[AID] recipient, Mid-State Literacy Council. We will reveal the efforts of our Brand[AID] volunteers to the nonprofit and share drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Join our award-winning panel discussion about the current state of moving pictures production, marketing, media and trends. Video – Long and short format for today’s digital world Television – TV Commercials that stream on every screen Animation – Best practices of bringing storytelling to life through illustrations Media – Where, …
On Saturday, June 30, [CP]2 members will meet at Impressions WHQ and crank out as much work for the organization as we can. Please join us in this cooperative effort!
Join us for [CP]2’s Bracket Awards where we showcase the very best in advertising, design and broadcast work from our region. You won’t want to miss this event!
Come join the creative team from Penn State Strategic Communications in a discussion about the path, goals, challenges, and creative process involved in launching the updated Penn State brand book. From extensive brand research that imprinted the DNA of the new brand framework, to the first-ever brand toolkits and templates, …
We could all use  a good healthy dose of [CP]2 companionship and conversation.  No speakers–no program.  Just a good time with drinks and finger food.  Cash bar.  The food’s on us.  
John Andrews – Prevailing Path Navigate the New Shopper Journey Prevailing Path is a shopper media company that partners with forward-thinking brands to win the digital path to purchase. By setting a baseline and by mapping, optimizing and scaling content for active shoppers, with a keen focus on the middle …
A discussion with a consultant from Facebook New York (sorry, we have to withhold our speaker’s name due to policy – however – he’s super legit!) At Facebook, our guest consults with the world’s leading creative advertising agencies to transform their thinking for a mobile-first world. What is the future …
Come see the work our members have created for this great organization – at their HQ in State College! Taproot Kitchen is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving the Centre Region. It is a community of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID), their families, and friends who meet regularly in State …
Passion Projects: Placing Limits on the Limitless A discussion with John and Dan Bell from Bell Brothers from South Jersey Passion projects can offer a creative outlet unconstrained by client feedback, timelines and budgets. While this may appear liberating, having no limitations can present its own unique set of challenges. …
On June 24, 2017, members will meet at Impressions WHQ and crank out as much work for the Taproot Kitchen as we can. Please join us in this cooperative effort!
The 2017 Brackets Gala will be the creative event of the year. It’s this perfect mix of hanging out with the creative crowd, seeing some awesome work and discovering who wins the coveted Bracket Award in each category. We’re stepping it up this year with the social event in the …
Hailing from the Baltimore area and currently working for Planit, Gavin Roarke can best be described as a Design Wizard. From lettering to layouts, he seamlessly blends hand-drawn and digital elements to craft visually stimulating and engaging compositions. Join us as Gavin discusses his creative approach and shares insights into …
Our panel of web experts will discuss how to make your website shine. They’ll focus on: The overall process How to get started What to look for in a vendor What you’ll do and what you should pay others to do This is not a programming workshop or a WordPress how …
Join three video experts as they discuss how to use video to achieve a wide variety of marketing goals: Don Hampton – Penn State Public Broadcasting and DH Productions – Winner of multiple Emmy Awards specializing in action sports, cycling, sports, documentaries, music videos and commercials. David Spak – Rowland Creative – Award winning graphic …
The perfect way to celebrate the New Year – design a label for Brackets Beer! This is both a social event and a design contest. And no, you don’t have to design a label to join us. RSVP here and then pop over to our event page to get the …
Every company or organization has a story to be told. How you tell it, where you tell it and whom tells it is what truly matters for a successful public relations campaign.  Join Saul Markowitz, from Pittsburgh’s Markowitz Communications, to hear case studies and the best practices of public relations and crisis …
Our first Williamsport area event! Join your creative colleagues for fun, frothy beverages and learn a bit about [CP]2 while you’re at it.
“The action or process of change.” It seems everyone aspires to be innovative. But let’s face it – humans don’t really like change. Innovation directors in large, traditional institutions are often looked at in the same light as rock musicians hooked on junk. Cool, sexy but intrinsically unstable and just …
Join us for [CP]2’s second Bracket Awards. The Brackets showcase the very best in advertising, design and broadcast work from our region. You won’t want to miss this event. It’s the only event of its type in the region and attracts a broad range of marketing, communications and design professionals from creative agencies, …
This panel discussion will address best practices for branding, promotion and fundraising. Our panelists combine in-the-trenches practical experience with broad-based expertise: Chris Hennessey – ClearWater Conservancy Molly Kunkel – Centre Foundation Greg Woodman – Affinity Connection This is an essential event for: Nonprofit leaders and staff Nonprofit board members Agencies …