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 the Michigan Marketing Minds LinkedIn Group.

Series Schedule 

January 13 - Your Marketing Plan

February 10 - Entrepreneur’s Workshop

March 10 - Field Notes on Brand Positioning

April 14 - Creating Customers

May 19 - Home, Home On the Cloud

June 9 - International Marketing Momentum

July 21 - Summer Marketing Workshop

August 11 - Summer Marketing Workshop

September 15 - Tracking Progress

October 13 - Iditarod: Entrepreneurs in the Race

November 10 - Leveraging Social

December 8 - Celebrating Results

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.​

Michigan Marketing Minds 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

Michigan Marketing Minds 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.

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