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On September 1st! Startup Grind Shenzhen has invited three marketing heavyweights from Shenzhen, HK and New York to share with you their insights and strategies on creating and developing memorable brands through focus on long term marketing strategies. We will be shining a light into the murky waters of PR, personal branding and visual branding. Sign up and join us soon!!!
Many startups in China fail not because of poor products or lack of investment but because they fail to develop a cohesive branding and PR strategy. Without a brand, a startup cannot live up to it's full potential.
Marketing and PR strategies are like submarines. You only see the tip, but there's a ship full of manpower and resources that goes into propelling the submarine forward. And if you're a startup looking to build a marketing strategy of your own, you may not know where to start.
Startup Grind hosts a marketing and visual strategy event for startups. We will tackle questions like: How should startups differentiate themselves vs competition? What is a brand story? How should startups start thinking of their brand stories and developing them for different audiences? Should startups be thinking of personal branding for their top management along with company branding?
Josh Steimle is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has written over 200 articles for publications like Inc, Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Time, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work. He is the CEO of MWI, a digital marketing firm he founded in 1999 with offices in Asia and the U.S, and is the director of the Hong Kong chapter of Startup Grind. Entrepreneur magazine recently recognized Steimle as one of 50 Online Marketing Influencers To Watch in 2016, and social media research firm Leadtail recently ranked Steimle #11 on their list of People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs. He has held various board positions on or otherwise worked with non-profit entities related to adoption, education, entrepreneurship, economics, and government policy. Steimle holds a Masters of Information Systems Management from Brigham Young University (BYU). Steimle started his marketing agency while a student at BYU where he won the BYU Business Plan Competition in 2001. Steimle was also named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 by the Utah chapter of the Small Business Administration.
Alessandro Cormio is a digital designer from Italy with extensive experience working with leading European brands such as IBM Europe, Ferrari, and Ducati. His main focus is UX/UI for apps and web design, but he has also worked in branding, graphic design, and content design.
He is currently based in Shenzhen working as the Visual Designer for Somos Digital, an American and French owned digital marketing company helping brands reach new markets and achieve faster growth. He also does occasional freelance projects for clients in Europe.
Chris Pereira is an experienced PR and communications professional from Canada with 10+ years of experience. He has 15 years of experience in China, and is currently working in top-level public affairs and communications at Huawei Technologies, providing support to top leadership, including speech writing, press release writing, whitepapers, and marketing materials. Fully bilingual (written/spoken) in Chinese and English, Chris has created content for hundreds of companies, and dozens of Fortune 500 enterprises