Breakout Speaker: Tim Brunelle

Breakout Session: Creating a Cult Following

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 Breakout Session: Ad-Tech and Mar-Tech Innovations in our Backyard: A Special Session Presented by Twin Cities Start-Up Week

Minneapolis has long been a nationally respected hub of creative advertising agencies and marketing services, and now a new wave of innovative mar tech and ad tech startups are emerging right here in our backyard ready to reshape our industry and redefine our credentials. With big brands already beginning to shift chunks of spending from agencies to startups, we’ll meet a few of Minnesota’s hottest new companies playing in this space, including:

About Tim Brunelle

Tim Brunelle is an innovative creative leader, entrepreneur, public speaker, teacher and writer, with over 20 years experience leading large teams through every facet of branding, marketing and production. He’s currently VP Creative Director at BBDO Minneapolis. Tim has developed strategy and overseen creative for brands including PwC, Thrivent, Volkswagen, Harley-Davidson, Goodyear, Porsche, Anheuser-Busch, 3M, Sears, Hormel Chili, Jennie-O Turkey, SPAM and MetLife. He’s launched three start-ups and served as President for the 1,400-member Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association. Tim produces a podcast: Renaissance Man - Philip Brunelle and Music, and continues to publish a blog about the business of ideas, which he started in 2006.


Omar Ansari
Surly Brewing Co.

Brett Baldwin
Managing Digital Producer for Minnesota Public Radio's The Current

Angie Bastian
Co-Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

Dave Schneider
Chief Marketing Officer of Red Wing Shoe Company