Al Emerick Tapped To Lead One Spark Creator Academy

Al Emerick presents the Creator Academy 2014 curriculum for One Spark

October 21, 2014 Jacksonville, Florida – Local brand strategist, communicator and spokesman Al Emerick has been tapped to lead the development and delivery of new training curriculum for One Spark 2015 called Creator Academy. Emerick, a One Spark volunteer for this year’s festival, emceed the opening and closing ceremonies and hosted a digital training series for One Spark called Creator Campfire Chats. Emerick, who holds an EMBA from Jacksonville University and has been a former adjunct professor of communications, says that he saw a need to help creators shape and communicate their great ideas.

“I saw very talented and innovative people, many of whom needed help communicating their project’s concept and value,” says Emerick. “Al Emerick Productions, LLC specializes in brand strategy and communication consulting and training so this was a natural fit for us to take on. Plus, helping new start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses is something i’m passionate about.” The Creator Academy will offer training from festival experts, business leaders and entrepreneurs to help creators accelerate their success and be part of a collaborative community. “Our primary mission is to connect creators from all walks of life with the resources needed to launch ideas,” said Joe Sampson, One Spark executive director and chief operating officer. “Let’s face it, it’s tough to turn an idea into reality. The Creator Academy’s curriculum provides the knowledge creators need to better leverage the resources available at One Spark events.”

The One Spark Creator Academy curriculum is designed to support creators in all categories and at all stages of development prepare for One Spark events. It will be a blend of free live workshops and online training with more advanced, in-depth paid courses. The 2014 training curriculum {link to eventbrite page} starts with a free introductory workshop November 6 and include three additional paid workshops in November and December. For more information about the workshops schedule and curriculum, visit

“Al brings a level of energy and enthusiasm to everything he does. We want to deliver world-class training to help our Creators better perform and reach their goals in 2015. Al can deliver that and we’re excited to have him helping us” stated Sampson. Emerick, founder of Al Emerick Productions, LLC, is a familiar face in northeast Florida as the TV spokesman for Jacksonville’s KIA dealers and professional emcee for multitudes of charity and corporate events.

Al Emerick
Al Emerick is a passionate & energetic entrepreneur with a passion for helping people and organizations move forward through better communication of value and purpose. As a pitch consultant and expert in brand communication, he has been blessed to be able to do what he loves for most of my life. Al founded Al Emerick Productions, LLC in 1998 and has developed over 500 marketing/advertising campaigns and re-branding initiatives, voiced and been on-camera talent for more than 10,000 radio and TV commercials internationally, and emceed/hosted live events for audiences across the country. Al holds an EMBA from Jacksonville University and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.