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Michael Barrett
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For this week's Expat Chat topic we turned to the World Forum on the InterNations website for guidance and we found a thread running since 2012!

The topic? Your Top 5 Tips for an #Expat.

So, what wisdom can you offer?
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One of the interesting things about Lyon is that the first movie ever made was shot five minutes away from where I live.  La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory) was filmed on March 19, 1895. In honor of the 120th anniversary of…
One of the interesting things about Lyon is that the first movie ever made was shot five minutes away from where I live.  La Sortie de l'Usine Lumière (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory) was film...
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On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page
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Well done, beautifully crafted spot by Wieden + Kennedy London.
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You are right, I lived there for few years and the director really got the essence of Iceland in such a short film.
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Starting this week, hosts in #Cuba will list over 1,000 of their homes on Airbnb. Here are some of the beautiful places to stay when you experience Cuba.

http://abnb.co/K27T8q
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327 people
Have him in circles
196 people
Pauline Bachy's profile photo
Vivienne Ma's profile photo
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Melissa Short's profile photo
David Schiesher's profile photo
Antoine Gay's profile photo
chris renner's profile photo
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Marketing & Advertising, Intercultural Communications, France Expert
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social media, marketing, French, advertising, digital media, teaching, Arabic, experiential marketing, event management, management consulting, data & analytics, translation
Employment
  • American Expat in France
    Founder & Manager, 2009 - present
    I created this website to help fellow expats and those interested in France with advice, links and news about life in France as an expat. It has an important following and receives thousands of visits per month via social media and organic traffic. I'm currently in the midst of revamping it. http://www.americanexpatinfrance.com
  • 4i, Inc.
    Marketing Manager, 2015 - present
    Directing the marketing at boutique management consulting firm with specialty in strategic growth forecasting and analytics for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Seagull Institute
    Guest Lecturer on Advertising and Intercultural Management, 2013 - 2015
    Professeur Différences Culturelles I've guest lectured a seminar of 30 French exchange university students on Franco-American cultural differences and their implications on advertising and on doing international business.
  • Leo Burnett Worldwide
    Senior Digital Account Executive, 2012 - 2014
    Global Samsung Electronics Account
  • New BBDO France
    Global Account Executive, 2010 - 2012
    BBDO Paris. FedEx, Wrigley, SC Johnson, Atos, La Poste, Nissan, Volvo.
  • AmCham France
    Marketing & Communications Manager, 2009 - 2010
    Lyon and Grenoble, France
  • CIDEM
    Marketing & Communications Manager, 2008 - 2009
    Grenoble, France
  • Mosaic
    Account Manager (freelance), 2014 - 2015
    Bud Light Super Bowl "House of Whatever" for Anheuser-Busch InBev
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MSc, Global Marketer, Writer, Founder of American Expat in France
Introduction

Michael Barrett is a bilingual and creatively driven advertising and marketing leader with 7+ years' experience, including more than 5 years in France (grad school and work). He’s worked on a broad range of global marketing campaigns (B2C and B2B), across ATL and BTL (TV, digital & social, OOH, print, radio and experiential marketing). Through his brand work, a common thread has been music production and connecting brands with bands. Michael is a musician himself.


He has collaborated with clients in Alcohol & Spirits, CPG, Consumer Electronics, Logistics, B2B IT, Healthcare, Airline, Hotels, Automotive and Government clients while working at agencies including Leo Burnett (Publicis), New BBDO (Omnicom) and Mosaic. Well versed in digital & social strategy, production, creative development, analytics, account management and new business pitches, Michael has worked with brands including Bud Light (AB InBev), Samsung, SC Johnson, FedEx, Wrigley (Mars), Veolia, Nissan, Atos, Monster, Volvo, Aer Lingus & Hyatt. He has partnered with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Starcom, OMD, Maxus, Ipsos and a variety of SMMS platforms over his career.


A trained lecturer, he has extensive teaching experience both in ESL education in global markets as well as Intercultural Management & Advertising. He is also an active entrepreneur, founding and managing the site American Expat in France while writing for several online publications on French, global affairs and advertising. Passionate about the city of Lyon, France, he is an official “Ambassadeur ONLYLYON” and promotes the city abroad. An active alumni of Notre Dame, he is former Co-President of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of France. 


He is open to collaborations and challenging new career opportunities in Consulting, Marketing, Business Sales, Communications, Advertising, Digital Media  & Public Relations.


French profiles:

http://www.doyoubuzz.com/michael-barrett 

http://www.viadeo.com/fr/profile/michael.barrett2

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Currently
Chicago, Illinois
Previously
Denver, Colorado - Clifton, Virginia - Notre Dame, Indiana - Angers, France - Lyon, France - Grenoble, France - Dolomieu, France - Paris, France