Michigan Marketing Minds

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About the Michigan Marketing Minds 

Michigan Marketing Minds is a knowledge-sharing network and monthly forum centered on showcasing, reviewing and understanding marketing best practices.

Delivered via moderator-led, panel discussion groups and workshops comprised of marketing experts and business professionals, Michigan Marketing Minds strives to offer the entrepreneur and business community with advanced marketing insights, planning tools, and operational intelligence.

Monthly topics range from online marketing and measurement to advertising and brand development.

We invite you to attend any of our scheduled events and to join the conversations we are generating around marketing thinking and practice. To continue the conversation, visit www.michiganmarketingminds.com and the Michigan Marketing Minds LinkedIn Group.

Series Schedule 

January 14 - January Jump Start: Top Tips for 2014

February 11 - Placemaking: Building your Community

March 11 - Women-Owned & Minority Business: Bringing Distinctive Solutions to the Market 

April 8 - Turning Heads: Visual Persuasion

May 13 - In Focus: Hitting your Marketing ROI

June 10 - Advancing your Non-Profit: Making Marketing Work

July 8 - Summer Marketing Workshops

August 12 - Summer Marketing Workshops

September 9 - Expressing Thought Leadership: Your Content Strategy 

October 14 - Marketing Turnaround: Dominos Pizza (Special Guest: Tim MacIntyre, Domino’s Pizza)

November 11 - Maximize your Data: Growth by the Numbers

December 9 - Joy, Inc.: Building your Brand with Joy (Special Guest: Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations)

Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., with refreshments and networking until the presentation begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. The program concludes at 7:00 p.m.​

Marketing Roundtable Committee

David Bloom, Factotem
Alissa Carpenter, Ann Arbor SPARK
Sam Fine, Intermedia, LLC
Linda Girard, Pure Visibility
Chris Grindem, The Utmost Group
Scott Hauman, NewFoundry
Sean Hickey, PWB Marketing Communications
Paul Koch, Q LTD
Chris Kochmanski, DesignHub
Marcia Luke Van-Diik, MOVE Communications
Jeff Mason, Chelsea Rhone, LLC
Janice Milhelm, Milhelm Images

Marketing Roundtable Chair
Don Hart, MOVE Communications

Program Format
A prominent member of one of the region’s leading marketing firms will moderate each program. The moderator will invite up to three co-panelists, who will bring their industry expertise as client or service provider to the program topic.

The program begins with a brief presentation by each of the panelists on a particular aspect of the program topic, based on his or her expertise. The remainder of the program is an interactive question and answer session with audience participation. 

Ann Arbor SPARK Live-Streaming
Michigan Marketing Minds is live-streamed each month on our website during the time of the event. Archived videos of the events can also be viewed 48 hours after the event here.

Also check out Ann Arbor SPARK's Slide Share account for Presentations from Michigan Marketing Minds. 

Meeting Place
Programs are held at SPARK Central, 330 East Liberty, Lower Level, in downtown Ann Arbor.