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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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The Local France has an interactive map of where to find gas (petrol) stations that have supplies. They also have a map of where the gas shortage is being felt the worst. The Economist has some ess…
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While a swanky office space isn’t necessarily a dealbreaker, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t carry at least a little weight when it comes to wooing over a prospective employee. Mo
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One of my most memorable years living in France was as an English Teaching Assistant through a French government program in Lyon, from 2007 to 2008. It’s called Teaching Assistant Program in …
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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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The Economist is one of many publications profiling former French President Nicolas Sarkozy following his recent announcement that he’ll run again for the 2017 French Presidential elections. …
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By now, you have probably heard that France has been undergoing rounds of strikes and protests over the past couple months. This is in large part due to proposed labor reforms. Of course most of yo…
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French labor unions and student groups are on strike around France right now thru March 10th. This is impacting travel throughout the country. Make sure to check SNCF’s time tracking website …
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221 people
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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
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  • 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, Musician, 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