OCI Feedback from Cre8Camp
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Oregon Creative Industries town hall style discussion Saturday at Cre8Camp Portland. Definitely some very insightful questions and comments. Some of the highlights/topics of the discussion were:
Will OCI include Vancouver, Wa based Creative Industries who do a significant portion of their business in Oregon? This topic is still open as part of our strategy development.
What is the end purpose of OCI as we mature and refine our mission statement? Our group thought business development, new collaborative partners and clients should be included.
Can branding help Oregon Creative Industries?
Consensus was yes.
What can OCI do for business? Most thought a networking directory to help create collaborative alliances with merchants, travel associations and other sectors would be extremely helpful. Other suggestions were helping define our professionalism as an industry and growing creative industry jobs in Oregon.
Other items of discussion under this question were the freelancers union and other complimentary associations OCI could reach out to.
The question of how we unite the groups was brought up. Some suggestions were to funnel people to events and their area of interest association, having the Creative associations participate in more joint events and making sure OCI’s website is linked and networked with all associations.
Other comments and suggestions included making sure OCI supports the individuals and perhaps learn or borrow some tips from other organizational models such as Convention visitor’s bureaus.
Overall we had a very positive and well-received response to the vision of Oregon Creative Industries is trying to accomplish. Thank you again to all those that contributed to our discussion yesterday and to everyone who has kept our momentum moving forward thus far. I will follow up with everyone who wrote their names down for me this week.
We have much to look forward to.