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WBG’s Marisa Smith to speak at EMU’s Search Marketing Workshop

Marisa Smith, president and founder of internet marketing agency The Whole Brain Group, will be speaking at Eastern Michigan University’s Search Engine Marketing Workshop. The second annual workshop will be held on November 16 at the Marriott Eagle Crest Conference Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Marisa will be presenting the Lead Quantity vs. Lead Quality workshop along with Kevin Woodward, Director of Digital Strategy at re:group. Lead Quantity vs. Lead Quality: How to Determine Your Formula for Success A successful lead generation strategy places equal weight on generating the right quantity of leads to meet your sales goals, as well as [...]

10 Year Anniversary Cake for the Whole Brain Group

Whole Brain Group Celebrates 10 years

The Whole Brain Group recently celebrated 10 years in business with a party held at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. Over 100 people were in attendance, as WBG staff mingled with past, present, and future clients, friends and supporters. Whole Brain Group president and founder Marisa Smith, who started the company as her own consulting business in 2002, thanked everyone for coming and for their support over the last 10 years. In the last decade, The Whole Brain Group has grown from a one-woman consultancy to a thriving digital marketing agency with 13 employees. At the event, Marisa also took [...]

Moving Michigan Forward – WXW – 2/17

President of The Whole Brain Group, Marisa Smith will be joining the Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW) and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) on February 17th for their event, Moving Michigan Forward – How Your Business Can Affect Policy Change. Here is a brief rundown of the event: How does Michigan’s new administration matter to you? Do you feel like your voice isn’t heard in Lansing? Don’t let the process pass you by.  More than ever, Michigan lawmakers need to hear what you have to say about your business. Join the Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW) and Women Impacting Public Policy [...]

Article in Concentrate about The Whole Brain Group – reinvents biz model, doubles team size

CONCENTRATE, 12/8/2010 Marisa Smith’s company changed its name three years ago and its business model last year. Today what is now The Whole Brain Group is bigger and more lucrative after a year of growing in Ann Arbor. “We really transformed ourselves 100 percent,” says Smith, president of The Whole Brain Group. “We went from a bad 2009 to triple what we had in 2010. Switching gears has been really a go for us.” The Whole Brain Group focused primarily on software development when the recession hit. It lost a lot of that work, forcing it to take on a broader [...]

Marisa Smith Selected As a “Top-Idea Maven” by The Woman’s Advantage

Sandra Iler Reizen 109 E. Ann St Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-929-0431 sreizen@thewholebraingroup.com For Immediate Release                         Contact: Sandra Iler Reizen Entrepreneur’s Advice Featured in 2011 Woman’s Advantage Calendar Ann Arbor, MI – Marisa Smith, President of The Whole Brain Group was selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2011 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar.The calendar provides advice for women business owners from influential women leaders across the US and Canada. Mary Cantando, Growth Expert of The Woman’s Advantage, today announced that Marisa’s advice has been included in the calendar which was released on October 1. “Marisa Smith’s [...]

The Whole Brain Group and Made in USA Certified Form Strategic Business Alliance to Foster Growth and Expansion for U.S. Based Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Robinson 561-750-9800 x210 The Whole Brain Group and Made in USA Certified  Form  Strategic Business Alliance to Foster Growth and Expansion for U.S. Based Businesses Ann Arbor, MI , October 18, 2010.— Marisa Smith, President of The Whole Brain Group, LLC, winner of the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)/AT & T Regional Innovator of the Year Award  has partnered with Made in USA Certified™ to form a strategic business alliance that will focus on fostering technological growth and expansion for U.S.A- based service and manufacturing businesses. The Whole Brain Group recently became “Service in USA [...]

Marisa Smith Receives 2010 WIPP Give Me 5 Award

Marisa Smith, President of the Whole Brain Group, Receives 2010 WIPP Give Me 5 Award For Immediate Release Contact: Barbara Kasoff 415-434-4314 bkasoff@wipp.org Washington, D.C. – October 8, 2010 – More than 150 of leading women business owners from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) gathered last week to celebrate the recipients of this year’s prestigious WIPP 2010 Awards. Marisa Smith, President of The Whole Brain Group, LLC based in Ann Arbor, MI was the recipient of this year’s WIPP Give Me 5 Award because of her diligence in taking her company to the next level in the federal contracting arena, [...]

EMU and the Professional Education Center (PEC) Class Featuring Marisa Smith

Hot New Program! Understanding and Using Social Media to Grow Your Business | CEUs 0.8 | Nov. 16, 2010 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | EMU–Livonia To register for these classes call the PEC office at 734 487 3566 or register online at Eastern Michigan University. Learn how media, consumers and businesses are evolving in the social media era. Each session will consist of a lecture, class discussion, case studies and hands-on learning. Following the session, links and digital training guides are provided for continued learning. Learn how to monitor your company and your products; how and when to respond; and how [...]

Marisa Smith Named One of Three Regional AT&T Innovators of the Year

Media Contact: Jason Lalak Women Impacting Public Policy 415-434-4314 jlalak@wipp.org Detroit, MI – July 27, 2010 – Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) has named three Detroit women as recipients of AT&T Innovator of the Year for the Detroit area. The women were recognized at a recent conference on healthcare in Detroit hosted by WIPP for their effectiveness in strengthening the healthcare industry by leveraging technology in their own businesses. Marisa Smith is the President of the Whole Brain Group and single-handedly designed the company’s most innovative offering, AccreditStation. AccreditStation is an online web-based tool to automate the preparation of application [...]

Marisa Smith to appear on WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment" on Wednesday, July 28.

Whole Brain Group’s President, Marisa Smith, will appear on WEMU 89.1 on Wednesday, July 28 on the “Issues of the Environment” segment with David Fair. Speaking on the topic of “Going Paperless,” Marisa will talk about the benefits and challenges of reducing paper usage in the workplace. You can tune in live at 8:20 am on 89.1 FM, or listen live via streaming audio on the web. After the show, the podcast will be available on the Issues of the Environment web page.