Recording and Resource Links: Strong Marketing Strategies to Navigate Through Economic Disruption

We were honored to partner with the Town of Gilbert's Office of Economic Development to host our first virtual Lunch and Learn event on April 2nd. The event featured local business professionals who shared tips and strategies to market and reach audiences during these COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch the recorded event: Play recording (1 hr)
Recording password: MvDP2xQt

Topics and presenters include:

General Marketing and Social Media
Jasmine Holmes, 910 West

Restaurant/Service Industry Social Media
Dani Kahn, Higher Grounds Roastery

General Marketing, Web Content
Ben Kalkman, ROCKET Media

Use of Business Signage
Eric Reber; Speedpro Imaging Mesa-Gilbert

Mobile Technologies/Texting
Ryan and Alex Quinn, BrightGuest

Media Partner Update - New and Existing AdvertisersVIEW MEDIA RESOURCES

Chamber Resources Sarah Watts, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Town Resources
Kiley Phillips, Town of Gilbert

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