Hand-picked teams of senior marketers
Each three-hour Marketing Sparks event brings together a select group of senior marketing experts across disciplines with a small group of early-stage start-up businesses. Marketers are chosen from a pool of volunteer marketing counselors for their fit with the start-up’s sector and business approach. Marketers will receive information in advance about the business with whom they will be working.
After time for networking at the beginning of the evening, teams focused on each start-up will break off to explore, discuss and generate actionable marketing next steps for each business. A team leader/facilitator will help to focus discussion and ensure each start-up comes away with actionable advice for the near-term. Each session ends with the teams regrouping to share knowledge.
Hear what our Chicago marketers had to say about the events they attended.
See what our Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and marketers had to say.
On behalf of everyone on my team I would like to thank you for this incredible opportunity to work with some amazing people specifically on this project we have created. It was an amazing experience for all of us and we all left with some really solid take aways.
Great event! Loved being part of it, so thank you. Would most definitely do it again and recruit others.
Marketing Sparks was a great way to spend a weeknight. It was truly refreshing to be around so many collaborative marketers and impressive startups. There was a lot of hustle in that room. The variety of perspectives made for thought provoking conversations and, for our startup anyway, a course of action with tangible next steps. . .an outcome I wish more meetings had.
What I learned tonight is just how creative and innovative some of the new business are that are being started up right here in Chicago.
I want to attend it again. It got me to think outside of my comfort zone and outside what I do every day.
I can’t tell you how impressed I was at the turnout, the process, and the results of last night’s Marketing Sparks! The first of many I hope.