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    • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual webinar

    "The New Marketing Model:  Do More With Less"

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 1-2PM

    virtual webinar 

    Presented by Nick Skislak, CEO & Partner of SSDM

    Resources and budgets have been disrupted; KPI’s haven’t.  Nick Skislak will help us understand our new situation and share where he believes marketing teams go from here. 

    Key takeaways include:

    • Honest resource audit and assessment
    • Resource allocation strategies
    • Team building, educational opportunities and cross-training
    • Budget constraints
    • Breaking down destructive silos
    • Partnering possibilities

    Nick Skislak is the CEO and founder of SSDM, a nationally recognized digital marketing agency in Troy, Michigan. He started a search-marketing company in 2008 in his studio apartment; today that company is leading the way in building and growing B2B companies through strategic, highly successful integrated campaigns.

    Raised in Sparta, Michigan, Skislak graduated from Western Michigan University in 2006 with a BBA in advertising and promotion.  Now, SSDM is a multiple award-winning company that has grown every year and now employs 20 people full-time. In 2019, SSDM was ranked at #2334 on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies and the company was named one of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

    Nick personally leads SSDM’s business development initiatives and sets client campaign strategy. As SSDM’s knowledge- and growth-sharing philosophy is an integral part of the company’s fabric,  Skislak is often asked to share his thoughts on digital marketing and growth leadership at conferences, forums and summits through keynote presentations and panel appearances. In 2019, Nick was named to L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40.

    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual webinar

    "How to Market Your Business in a Pandemic:   

    For Small Professional Service Firms"

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1-2PM

    Virtual webinar

    Presented by Jeevak Badve, Principal + Director of Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar

    We are an 87-year young independent design studio, born right here in Detroit, offering professional consulting services for clients across the nation. Just like you, and literally everybody on this planet, we are on the quest to seek out new prospects and add them in the broad end of our sales funnel in this topsy turvy, virtual-only world.

    We will share what we do and why do it. We will share our philosophy behind our arrangement of the numerous assets of social media, email blasts, content, webinars, articles, etc. It’s a confusing world out there with ever increasing options available for us to buy or experiment with. How do we manage our time/effort? How do we choose the things we do? Where are we finding the most traction? What is not working as expected?And finally, what should be the “hybrid” plan for 2021, and what would we still love to know that we might be missing?

    Join us to understand how we, from a design studio’s perceptive, are managing the uncertainty and unknowns out there and leveraging the tools we have to properly communicate and raise awareness in the target market about our brand promise. 

    About Jeevak Badve:

    Jeevak brings energy, passion & curiosity to his role as Director of Strategic Growth at Sundberg-Ferar (www.sundbergferar.com), a full-service Product Innovation Studio supporting the Product and Vehicle industries from its Metro Detroit location, established in 1934.

    He helps companies to understand the fundamental role of Industrial Design Thinking: leveraging usefulness, usability, ergonomics & aesthetics as unique and compelling differentiators in your products and services to aid the sustainable growth of business via planning for the entire range of use-case scenarios and designing for ideal user experiences. With his unique blend of education & experience in all three domains; design, engineering and business he is a rallying voice for the alignment and inclusion of end users’ un-met needs, unspoken wants, and un-articulated desires in the core value proposition expressed by the products & service portfolio, to generate much sought after shareholder value.

    He has 25 years of work experience, 7 years in India (Tata Motors ERC, Tata-Johnson, Voltas M&H) and 18 years in the USA, starting with GM Design Center, ASC and now at SF.

    Alma mater:

    • Executive MBA, Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business. (Go Green) 
    • Master’s in Industrial Design, Indian Institute of Technology, IDC, IIT-Bombay 
    • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, India. 

    Board member of:

    • IDSA – Board member, 2011-2013, 2013-2016, 2019-2021 www.idsa.org
    • MDC - Michigan Design Council, www.michigandesigncouncil.org
    • DC3 - Detroit Creative Corridor Center, www.detroitc3.com 
    • Aether Group, www.aetherlearning.com

    Areas of special interest & speaking themes: • Human Centric Design: Fundamentals of industrial design thinking. • The impact and value of product design for a sustainable and successful business growth. • Future scenario planning and leveraging innovation strategy to anticipate the unknowns.

    He lives in Rochester Hills, a northern suburb of Detroit, MI with his wife and two notoriously curious and mischievous kids. He loves bird photography, kickboxing and obstacle course running.

    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual webinar

    "Developing Your 2021 Success Plan"

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 1-2PM


    Presented by Greg Coyne, Sandler Training/Gerry Weinberg & Associates

    Whether you are an individual contributor or a business owner your 2021 success is dependent on how well you can pivot, plan and execute! Come to this session to learn how to adjust your strategy, structure your goals and build your action plans to grow. 2021 we should strive to thrive not just survive!

    This webinar is FREE for MSED members and guests.

    Greg Coyne

    Greg has been actively involved with Southfield-based Gerry Weinberg & Associates-Sandler Training since 2009. He has an additional 10+ years of success in Leadership, Management & Business Development. He has helped a wide variety of companies; whose presidents and other leaders were worried that their companies were not getting them the results they wanted. They were frustrated with themselves that they were leaving money on the table, by giving information to prospects that used it to buy from their competition; and worried that with these issues, their business wouldn’t give them a solid exit plan. Through Greg’s help, his clients learn how to use a system to build a business, uncover blind spots they didn’t even realize they had, and stop wasting valuable time with prospects they will never do business with.

Past events

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 The Power of Podcasting and Why You Should Start One
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Masterful Networking
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Successful Strategies to Increase Sales via LinkedIn - The Digital Sales Cycle
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Accelerating Growth in Recovery
Friday, February 21, 2020 Brenda Meller LinkedIn
Thursday, December 05, 2019 December Networking - Come Play at WeWork
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 MSE DETROIT Evening of Excellence 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Tap Into Your Passion at Atwater Brewery
Thursday, August 01, 2019 The Mind. The Myth. The Millennial.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 OESA 5th Annual MarComm Summit
Monday, June 24, 2019 Golfing Fore Scholars - Fiesta Edition
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Strategies to Motivate & Coach Your Team!!!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Dueling Forecasters - Automotive Roundtable
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Detroit City FC - Family Friendly!
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Executive Luncheon Series - Ramzi Hermiz
Thursday, March 21, 2019 A Conversation with Rod Alberts
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Professional Development Workshop: Do you know how to SELL your company’s VALUE?
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 MSE Detroit Annual Meeting "Rescheduled from January 30th due to cold temps"
Thursday, December 06, 2018 "Fireside Chat" with Ramzi Hermiz
Monday, October 08, 2018 The Rise of MaaS: Mobility as a Service
Monday, October 01, 2018 Work-Life Balance and Book Signing
Thursday, September 20, 2018 MSED Networking Happy Hour @ Fogo de Chao
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Leader Dog For The Blind - Leadership Program
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 OESA MarComm Summit: Modern Methods for Telling Your Company Story
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Executive Luncheon Series - Patricia Mooradian
Friday, June 22, 2018 2018 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Thrills for Skills at M1 Concourse
Friday, April 20, 2018 "Creating a Customer-Centric Digital Marketing Strategy"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The 2018 MSED Evening of Excellence
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 MSED The Female Executive Perspective - A Panel Discussion
Friday, February 23, 2018 MSED Forgotten Harvest Community Building Event
Thursday, February 15, 2018 A Conversation with Matt Simoncini
Monday, February 05, 2018 MSED Marketing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Fowling - A Detroit Success Story
Monday, December 18, 2017 MSED Marketing Committee Meeting
Friday, December 15, 2017 Holiday Networking Luncheon
Friday, December 15, 2017 Sales & Marketing Workshop: Essential Leadership for Sales & Marketing Rock Stars
Thursday, December 14, 2017 MSED Membership Committee Meeting
Friday, October 27, 2017 Sales Training Workshop: Reading People Better to Make More Sales
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Executive Luncheon Series - Jacqui Dedo
Friday, July 21, 2017 2017 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit MSED & Scholarships
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Executive Luncheon Series - Andy Appleby, United Shore Professional Baseball League
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Automotive Roundtable: Staying Relevant in a Time of Revolutionary Industry Transformation
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Marketing & Sales MEETUP
Friday, April 21, 2017 CyberSecurity and Its Implications for Sales Professionals
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 SOLD OUT! Executive Luncheon Series - Steve Miller, IAC
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Marketing & Sales MEETUP
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Mobility – Its Disruption to the Auto Industry and Beyond
Friday, January 20, 2017 Ten Key Questions for Leaders: Moving from the Urgent to the Important
Monday, December 19, 2016 Marketing & Sales MEETUP
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Holiday Networking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Marketing & Sales MEETUP
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 The MSED Evening of Excellence
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 The Automotive and Economic Outlook for 2017: Bumps in the Road Ahead
Thursday, September 22, 2016 "Detroit Riverside Chat" with Quicken Loans' Jay Farner & John Fikany
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Summer Networking at Detroit City Distillery
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Executive Luncheon Series - Stephanie Bergeron, Walsh College
Friday, June 24, 2016 2016 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Automotive CEO Roundtable
Friday, April 15, 2016 Using LinkedIn to Increase Business
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Executive Luncheon Series - Carl Camden, Kelly Services
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The Next Generation Economy: Insights from Detroit Entrepreneurs
Thursday, February 18, 2016 "Fireside Chat" with Steve Miller, Steve Kiefer & John McElroy
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks for 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Holiday Networking
Friday, November 20, 2015 Effective Selling for Non-Selling Professionals
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Executive Luncheon Series - Mike Brosseau, Brose NA
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Roadblocks as Accelerants
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Summer Networking
Friday, June 19, 2015 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 "Concept. Acquisitions. Marketing: The Talmer Bank Story"
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Automotive Roundtable: International Edition
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Problem of Yes!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Guts, Glory, RAM: Redefining a Brand
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Automotive Industry Outlook: Opportunities & Risks
Friday, December 05, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Networking 2.0"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 MSED 21st Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story
Friday, September 19, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Building Brand Value"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Managing Growth in Innovation"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Motorsports Marketing and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Fiat Brand Storyscape
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Spring Networking
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Holiday Networking at BlackFinn
Friday, November 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MSED 20th Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 The Business of Detroit Sports - Luncheon Panel
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Creating, Capturing & Retaining Value"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Automotive & Defense Industry Partnerships: Fostering a Better Understanding
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
Friday, April 12, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "Social Media - The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Opportunities & Challenges"
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Workforce Crisis: Maneuvering the Baby Boomer Hole and the Generation Gap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Sales & Marketing Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Automotive Trends - Looking Ahead to 2025"

MSED - Take time for early morning golf! Great pricing!

Introducing Our Early Bird Special - Valid 7 Days A Week!

There's nothing quite like starting your day with a round of golf! We've created a golf special to help you with this.

Early Bird Golf Special - 7 Days A Week

9 Hole Tee Times between 6:32AM and 7:56AM

Monday through Thursday - ONLY $28

Friday - ONLY $30 | Saturday & Sunday - ONLY $35

BOOK YOUR TEE TIME https://www.cherrycreekgolf.com/book-now

MSED Members - Try a remote office location in Eastern Market

 Bea's Detroit - a co-working and event space located in Eastern Market. 

 This small business in Detroit, is trying to get to know the community - and we would love to offer MSED members a free day pass to our space!

There are six private conference rooms with WiFi and Covid-19 Safety procedures in place.  A great location for small team meetings if you ever are in need of a space - let us know!

To learn more and set up a FREE DAY PASS email Taylor Haiek at coworking@beasdetroit.com or call 586-303-6701 to discuss!

Thank you again for your time!

Very Best, 

Taylor Hajek
Account Management 

Contact Us
(248) 643-6590

PO Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099

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