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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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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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+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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#PureMichigan's social media and digital presence is ranked #1 in the U.S., according to the first-ever Digital Engagement Ranking report by TwoSix Digital. 

Congrats +Pure Michigan  team!

Read more: http://twosixdigital.com/2014/08/digital-engagement-ranking-us-tourism-office-edition/
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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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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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Good news! Michigan ranks 6th in the U.S. for entrepreneurial activity, up from 41st in under a decade. 
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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.

                                                                             

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  • 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.
                                                                             

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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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Introducing Chad Wiebesick, Executive In Residence
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15 Reasons to Love Winter in Michigan
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The Search for the Best Burger in Michigan
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Search Playground – Inside Search – Google
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