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Chad Wiebesick
Worked at Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Attended University of Michigan
Lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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The European Digital Tourism Think Tank says +Pure Michigan's use of Snapchat is an international role model for travel destinations around the world. 
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Big news for Michigan! Adidas is looking at opening a factory in Detroit by 2017. 
Adidas executive board member quoted saying German sportswear maker could open facility in Detroit by 2017.
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I'm pleased to be appointed as the first-ever Executive in Residence at The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University. The interdisciplinary center is aimed at preparing people for social media and digital marketing careers.
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Lake Superior ice caves near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore captured last winter by Aaron Peterson Photography. Who's planning to explore the caves when they form again this year? 

See tips for making a visit: http://puremi.ch/1jwUNsG

#Winter   #IceCave   #Snow   #Travel   #PureMichigan   #UpperPeninsula  
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What do fiber optics, American ginger ale and baby food have in common? They all have roots in Michigan. 
Michigan gets the job done. So get the job you want — and see all you can accomplish in the state at MITalent.org .
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+Pure Michigan is the world's #1 most popular travel brand on Instagram, as measured by the number of photos uploaded with the ‪#‎PureMichigan‬ hashtag. In this interview, I share seven tips for the brand's success, including why fans are your heroes.
Pure Michigan recently surpassed 1 million photos uploaded with #PureMichigan hashtag, preserving their ranking as the world’s most popular travel brand on Instagram. We sat down with Chad Wiebesick, Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing and Michelle Grinnell, Public Relations Manager, of Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), to find out the secret to Pure... View Article
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New Ranking: +Pure Michigan is the 13th most-followed travel destination in the world on Twitter, ahead of Hawaii, Florida, Dubai, New Zealand, Japan. https://www.rise.global/touristboards/r/2389187 
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Among the first of its kind in the nation, Pure Michigan has partnered with Google Maps to make many of Michigan's iconic locations accessible for the first time ever to more than one billion people around the world who use Google Maps. Read more: http://on.freep.com/1bog3Sp
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New Study: +Pure Michigan's social media efforts rank #1 in the nation among all state tourism offices. 
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Apple is seeking their first-ever Head of Social Media. http://9to5mac.com/2014/12/08/apple-head-of-social-media-job-beats-hq/
Apple is looking to hire a new Head of Social Media and Content that will lead and expand on its current social media strategy. The job will be based out of Culver City, which could hint at Apple’s...
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+Pure Michigan's social media presence ranks as #1 in the nation among tourism boards, according to research by Shareablee. 

Full report: http://bit.ly/1BUUunJ
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VP of Integrated Marketing and Communications. Global keynote speaker. Named Top 5 Government Social Media Leader in U.S.
Introduction

Chad Wiebesick serves as the VP of Integrated Marketing and Communications at the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Prior to this role, he served as Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing for the State of Michigan's tourism and economic development agency. He is named among the nation's Top 5 Government Social Media Leaders in 2015 and his efforts have led Pure Michigan to become among the world's Top 10 travel destinations on social media. 

Chad has spoken at international conferences on four continents, judged award shows, published articles in national magazines, won accolades for his professional achievements, and served on boards of professional organizations. 

His work and contributions have earned industry recognition. He is a recipient of Online Media & Marketing Magazine’s “America’s Top 20 Interactive Media Rising Stars,” and serves as the first-ever Executive in Residence at Eastern Michigan University's Center for Digital Engagement. 

He is a blogger and published writer, contributing content to books such as "Visual Social Media Marketing"​ and "Economic Development Marketing 2nd Edition"​ as well as writing articles for Social Media Today, Website Magazine, Ragan's PR Daily and more.

Chad has spoken worldwide in Australia, Europe, India and North America at numerous conferences such as Social Media Tourism Symposium in Australia, International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, International Conference on Travel Technology in India, European Digital Tourism Think Tank, Search Engine Strategies, Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism, and Dreamforce, the world's largest software conference with 130,000 attendees from 65 countries. 

He is a founding board member of the Social Media Association of Michigan and a past President of the Ann Arbor Ad Club, a chapter of the American Advertising Federation, where under his leadership the organization won 2nd Place for "National Club Achievement of the Year" for Programs.

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Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. Lived on half the world's continents. Can wiggle ears and juggle simultaneously.
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  • University of Michigan
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Internet Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Google Ad Words Certified, Google Analytics Certified
Employment
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing, 2011 - 2016
  • Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
    VP Integrated Marketing Communications, 2016 - present
    In this role, I serve as the first Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications for the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau whose mission is to enhance the economy of the Ann Arbor area and the county of Washtenaw in general, through the promotion of the area as a destination for overnight visitors.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Texas - Tennessee - Virginia - Minnesota - Alabama - Hanau, Germany - Frankfurt, Germany - Oson, South Korea - Seoul, South Korea
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