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.
Lauren McCadney | Director, Digital Engagement and Social Media, CDW
I want to attend it again. It got me to think outside of my comfort zone and outside what I do every day.
Ted Green | Director of Ecommerce & Digital Media, Payless ShoeSource
Crain’s Chicago Business
Help! My company needs a marketing intervention
February 07, 2015
Jean McLaren, chief marketing officer at Pittsburgh-based marketing firm Marc USA, feels your pain. She recently led a marketing “hack-a-thon” for four companies at startup incubator 1871 in Chicago.
Read Full article at www.chicagobusiness.com
Chicago Business Journal
Marc USA Chicago brings in marketing mavens to give 1871 startups a leg up
December 5, 2014
Four startups housed at Chicago-based tech incubator 1871 got a very generous helping hand last night from Marc USA Chicago. The local ad agency sponsored a “Marketing Sparks” confab to assist the select group of startups in expanding and sharpening their business development and marketing game plans as they begin to move out into the larger marketplace.
Read Full article at www.bizjournals.com
WGN Radio Interview
December 4, 2014
The Business Lunch starts with Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, who explains the future of credit cards, Bitcoin and more. Jean McLaren of MARC USA previews tonight’s “Marketing Sparks” event at 1871. Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead describes the transformation of Ravenswood and what to expect next. Then Jason Lesniewicz of Choose Chicago tells you what to do this weekend.
Listen to full interview at www.wgnradio.com
Marketing Sparks Ignite in Chicago
Here’s a snapshot of some of the companies whose senior marketers have participated in past Marketing Sparks events in Chicago and Pittsburgh: