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Chad Wiebesick
Works at Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Attended University of Michigan
Lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Write a love letter to #PureMichigan  for a chance to win a stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! 
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What can awesome idea.,
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+Pure Michigan's Mackinac Bridge license plate is named the WORLD'S best new plate: http://goo.gl/dkW7lq
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+Ken Hoekstra :) 
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I'd love to see this!
 
Vibrant auroras dance across the nighttime sky in the Upper Peninsula. Thank you to Instagram user @michellelazur for the spectacular shot! http://puremi.ch/1ilLAD5
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Does social media bring more visitors? Find out in our latest newsletter, featuring +Pure Michigan data.... 
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Thanks +Matt MacDonald. So glad we are keeping in touch! 
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Hundreds of frozen ice balls in Lake Michigan.
 
An outstanding shot of the perfectly spherical ice balls that formed along Lake Michigan earlier this winter. Thank you to Facebook Fan Kevin Anderson for the photo! http://puremi.ch/14jmtNN

Have you seen an interesting winter phenomenon like this one near you?
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I wish I had seen it in person, +Matt MacDonald! 
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We're looking to add someone to our social media team in Lansing. Pay is $40k - $50k. 
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Thanks, Chad. I may know a couple of people.
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Metro Detroit’s tech industry added more than 30,000 jobs, while Silicon Valley lost 10,000, making Detroit the 2nd highest concentration of tech jobs in the nation.
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Travel research firm Skift rated +Pure Michigan's social media efforts in the top ten of all destinations worldwide, after evaluating the social media activity of 400 destinations.

Skift says: “Pure Michigan’s combination of prepared content calendars and diligent real-time engagement is the powerful recipe that led it to become one of the most talked about destinations on social media today.” 
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+Pure Michigan ranks among the Top 10 destinations globally for use of social media.
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See the list of 12 Olympians from Michigan, including a snowboarder from the Upper Peninsula. 
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Internet Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Google Ad Words Certified, Google Analytics Certified
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  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing, 2011 - present
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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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Director of social media for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation promoting tourism, business, jobs, film & arts.
Introduction

Chad Wiebesick in an Internet marketer, Michigan promoter, lover of life, and world traveler. 

Chad is the Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing for the State of Michigan’s economic development agency, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. MEDC is responsible for executing Governor Snyder’s economic development strategy and directing the popular Pure Michigan campaign, promoting Michigan as a great place to live, work, and play. 

Chad Wiebesick oversees Pure Michigan’s social media efforts across eight social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube and the Pure Michigan Connect blog.

Pure Michigan is a leader in social media among all state tourism offices and received a 2012 Mercury Award for “Best Use of Social Media” by the U.S. Travel Association. Pure Michigan’s social media efforts have also been ranked as best in the nation 10 out of the last 16 quarters by Think Social Media. No other state has achieved this ranking more than five times.

Pure Michigan has 500,000 Facebook fans, more than 90,000 Google+ fans, and nearly 50,000 Twitter followers.

Chad is a founding member of the Social Media Association of Michigan, a recipient of Online Media & Marketing Magazine’s “America’s Top 20 Interactive Media Rising Stars,” and a national finalist in Media Magazine’s “Creative Media Awards” competition. 

Chad has judged advertising award shows, presented at Internet marketing conferences throughout the Midwest, published articles in national magazines, won accolades for his professional achievements, and served on boards of professional organizations. He has certifications in both Google AdWords and Google Analytics. 

Chad is a past President of the Ann Arbor Ad Club, where under his leadership the organization won 2nd place for "National Club Achievement of the Year" for Programs from the American Advertising Federation. He also previously served on the board of 313 Digital, a 750-member professional organization for interactive marketers in Michigan.

Chad is passionate about positive ideas for Michigan. In 2010 Chad organized an Ann Arbor flash mob in support of the City of Ann Arbor and University of Michigan’s efforts to win Google Fiber, an Internet connection 100 times faster than most Americans currently have. The Mayor of Ann Arbor participated in the flash and the event was reported in The New York Times, Fox 2 Detroit, and other news.

Chad has lived on half the world’s continents, loves teaching his dog new tricks, and helps people sell stuff on eBay.

                                                                             

Circles To Put Me In

  • Positive news about Michigan - Michigan growth and economic development, Detroit's renaissance, good news about Pure Michigan
  • Internet marketing - social media, SEO, paid search marketing, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Humor - Funny videos about kittens on the Internet and things that make people laugh or smile
Don't forget to tell me what circle(s) you'd like to be included in.
                                                                             

Bragging rights
Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. Lived on half the world's continents. Can wiggle ears and juggle simultaneously.
Education
  • University of Michigan
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