In recent months, Forbes Agency Council members have partnered with technology and media companies, won prestigious awards, and hosted conferences. As agency executives, members have been contributing to their local communities and making signficant impressions on their industries.

Below, we highlight three members’ recent achievements.

ReFUEL4 Selected as a Snapchat Creative API Partner

Ithamar Sorek. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Ithamar Sorek‘s company ReFUEL4 was recently selected as a Snapchat Creative API Partner. Ithamar is the co-founder and chief revenue officer at ReFUEL4, the leading AI-driven creative platform. “ReFUEL4 is the go-to creative solution for real-time creative development and management, powered by the world’s leading creative AI – SHAKA,” the company wrote in a press release.

Snapchat partners work from pre-campaign strategy to creative execution on advertisements. “Creating ads is a snap with ReFUEL4!” Snapchat stated on its website. “We combine a global network of designers, deep expertise in creative video, and Artificial Intelligence that can predict an ad’s performance before it is run.”

“Video is an amazing driver of brand interaction in our mobile-first world,” Ithamar Sorek said. “ReFUEL4’s creative engine, powered by humans and guided by AI has already proven itself to handle the different demands of brand and direct response advertisers in a world where video is king.”

To learn more, visit refuel4.com.

Will & Grain Hosts Conquer for Good Conference Focused on Social Enterprise

Mark O’Renick. Photo courtesy of individual member.

This spring, Will & Grain, led by CEO and Co-Founder Mark O’Renick, held its Conquer for Good conference, a half-day event focused on sharing the success stories and efforts of leaders and innovators building a thriving ecosystem of social enterprise in Kansas City. According to Mark, “Conquer for Good is designed to showcase the many facets of social innovation that drives a greater balance between purpose and profitability.”

“It’s no longer enough to solely focus on making money without a conscious effort to have a meaningful positive impact in the work we do,” he said. “It’s a fundamental change in society that’s blurring the lines between nonprofit, for-profit and government business models, and leading to new solutions to the problems we face in our world.”

The conference’s topics included energy consumption, employment opportunities, community innovation, investment and funding sources for social causes, among other subjects.

To learn more, visit conquerforgood.com.

ArtVersion Interactive Wins Three Vega Digital Awards

Goran Paunovic. Photo courtesy of individual members.

ArtVersion Interactive Agency, where Goran Paunovic is principal and creative director, recently won three Vega Digital Awards. The Vega Digital Awards “recognize and honors the outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best digital and creative professionals, web developers, web designers and web agencies around the world.” ArtVersion is a Chicago-based full-service agency.

ArtVersion won two of the Arcturus awards for the branding, web design, UI/UX design work for the Naturoco and one Centauri award for branding, web design UI/UX design work for the L30 brand. The awards are administered and judged by International Awards Associate (IAA) and a panel of internationally-esteemed creative professionals.

“We at ArtVersion are extremely proud of this industry recognition and we are thankful for the initial nomination and allowing us to participate in the 2016 Vega Digital Awards,” Goran said. “(The) team at ArtVersion works wholeheartedly, with full commitment and sincerity on every client project we undertake at our agency. Industry recognitions such as this mean a lot to us. Considering (the) amount of competition, strong criteria and quality of work submitted by other agencies around the world we feel extremely proud and flattered.”

To learn more about the awards, visit artversion.com or vegaawards.com.

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here.

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