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SPEAKERS


Keith GilbertKeith Gilbert
Adobe Certified Trainer, Gilbert Consulting
www.gilbertconsulting.com

Keith Gilbert is a design and publishing educator and consultant based in St. Paul, MN. He provides training and consulting on design and publishing software and technology in the Twin Cities and worldwide. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, he’s one of a select group of individuals nationwide to be certified for on-site training in InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Keith is in frequent demand as a speaker at industry seminars and conferences. Training and consulting engagements have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Barbados and Nairobi, Kenya.

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Clint RungeClint! Runge                                              
Creative Director, Archrival - Youth Marketing Agency
www.Archrival.com

Clint! Runge is the kind of guy who likes 7-11 Mountain Dew Slurpees and Velcro shoes. His saving grace is that he does great creative. As cofounder and creative director of Archrival, a distinguished youth brand strategy and design firm, Runge kicks the tires and lights the fires for clients such as Red Bull, Facebook, SPAM, Colt 45, A&E Network, Walgreens and a host of entertainment brands. He’s won as many awards as he’s had all-nighters with numerous national gold Addy's, Art Directors Club, Young Guns, AIGA awards and One Show appearances including multiple One Show Pencils. His work has also been featured in publications like Communication Arts, HOW, Print, Graphis, STEP and the One Show Book. Most frightening of all, Runge teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the advertising college.

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Eric RevelsEric Revels
Principal, Creative Director
www.EricRevelsCreative.com

Print, television, direct mail, web sites, rich mail, digital advertising, social media... the communications landscape is exploding, morphing and fragmenting. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Whether conventional, in the online space or “other,” marketing is still about building relationships with an audience. And great relationships are forged when people are surprised, delighted, and informed. 

Eric Revels has been building relationships with clients and customers for over 20 years working with DDB/Tracey Locke, JWT and Hal Riney and Partners along the way and creating campaigns for Fortune 500 companies like Subway, Dell, Motorola and Kraft. Eric's awards include CA, Clio and Addys and has had work featured in Critique and Archive Magazines.
 
Eric Revels Creative, opened in 2009, is a multi-platform creative firm offering advertising, design and online solutions. Clients include The Hammes Company, Stitely Entertainment, Baxter Healthcare and UL.

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Gerry ClemensGreg Clemons
Freelance Creative Director

Gerry Clemons is a 20-year veteran of the advertising industry as a copywriter and creative director, spending several years at global agencies Leo Burnett in Chicago and DMB&B in St. Louis, as well as regional shops Veritas in St. Louis and Paradigm in Tampa. Gerry currently works as a freelancer in Chicago serving clients directly or as a hired gun for local agencies such as Arc Worldwide, DDB, Digitas, Draft/FCB, Two by Four and various interactive, integrated and direct marketing firms. Gerry lives in Oak Park with his wife, 16 year-old twins and his constant companion, Poca, a ten-pound miniature dachshund.

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Jim McClatchey, John Smith
Strategic Imaging

Jim McClatchey, General Manager of Strategic Imaging and John Smith, Prepress Variable Specialist have a combined 40 plus years experience in the printing industry. Strategic Imaging's primary focus since it's inception has been variable imaging direct mail, utilizing special software which allows personalized text and images for customer's variable direct mail campaigns.

 

Interactive Speakers

 

Bernstein-ReinJohn Kreicsbergs
Experience Planning Supervisor, Bernstein-Rein
www.bernstein-rein.com

John develops digital strategy for clients across the board at Bernstein-Rein Advertising in Kansas City. Working with the interactive media and creative teams to craft smart solutions, John’s experience includes large-scale website and microsite projects, targeted lead generation, email marketing, social media engagement and general online media campaigns. His current and previous client experience has crossed multiple categories and industries, including Burger King, Bayer Animal Health, CITGO Petroleum, BP/Castrol, the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, Invisalign, Midas Automotive, Clayton Homes and Nebraska Book Company.

With an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance and a master’s degree in musicology from Northwestern University, John uses his musical skills to keep his clients and internal teams in tune, on time and marching to the same beat.

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VMLKyle Hoedl
Social Marketing Strategist, VML
www.vml.com

As a Social Marketing Strategist with VML, Kyle is focused on developing social media insights and creating social marketing initiatives for clients such as Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Accenture, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Southwest Airlines, Hershey’s, and Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative. Kyle joined VML in July 2008 as a media manager on the AMC Theatres account and transferred to the social media team in May 2009.  Prior to joining VML, he was a retail advertising account executive with Republic Media in Phoenix, AZ. Kyle graduated from the University of Kansas in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Strategic Communications and a minor in Latin American Studies.

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BarkleyCeleste Lindell
Social Media Strategist, Barkley
www.BarkleyUS.com

As a social media strategist at Barkley, Celeste draws on more than a decade of interactive marketing experience to help launch, develop and maintain social media campaigns for clients including Build-A-Bear Workshop, Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, the March of Dimes, and more. She began her career in marketing during the first dotcom boom of the late 1990s and her background includes client-side marketing for two different online companies, account service and copywriting for a small interactive marketing firm. She has maintained two personal blogs since 2004 and is very active in professional social media communities both nationally and in the Kansas City area.

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