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The globalEDGE Business Beat is on the Michigan Business Network and available worldwide on globalEDGE. gBB is hosted by Tomas Hult.

Speaker: Terry Terry, MessageMakers

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Terry Terry, President of MessageMakers. They discuss Message Makers, the core focus of MessageMakers, and what services the company provides the community and beyond. MessageMakers has a vision “To make positive change in the world by creating experiences that transform.”

Speaker: Terry Terry, MessageMakers

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Terry Terry, President of MessageMakers. They discuss MessageMakers’ core slogan of "experiences that transform" and what it means, and why there is an emphasize on experiences. Plus, Terry Terry tackles what he learned as an entrepreneur that's become part of his business philosophy, and what Michigan companies can take and use from his understanding of brand and experience design.

Speaker: Chuck Hadden, Michigan Manufacturers Association

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Chuck Hadden, President and CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). They discuss the MMA, its core mission, what services MMA provides its members and companies in Michigan, as well as the outlook for Michigan’s manufacturing companies in the global marketplace. They also discuss road infrastructure for the State of Michigan.

Speaker: Terry Kalley, East Michigan District Export Council

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Terry Kalley, Chair, East Michigan District Export Council (DEC). They discuss the role of District Export Councils in the country and Michigan in particular, the DECs affiliation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the international trade outlook for Michigan companies.

Speaker: Ram Mudambi, Fox School of Business

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Ram Mudambi, Frank M Speakman Professor of Strategy, Fox School of Business, Temple University. They discuss global knowledge connectivity and local outcomes. Dr. Mudambi suggests that that the fundamental change that has occurred, and is continuing to occur around us, is that the world is becoming increasingly connected through organizations, people, technology and social media. So-called “knowledge clusters” are an important part of what makes cities and countries competitive.

Speaker: Neil Morgan, PetSmart

Air Date: April 10, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Neil Morgan, PetSmart, Inc. Distinguished Professor in Marketing Chair, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. They discuss international marketing strategy, exporting, and how companies can become more competitive in the global marketplace. Marketing capabilities are uniquely important to nurture to be successful. Dr. Morgan is one of the most accomplished scholars in marketing strategy in the last decade.

Speaker: Diana Haytko, Florida Gulf Coast Univeristy

Air Date: April 29, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Diana Haytko, Howard Professor of Marketing at Florida Gulf Coast University and Program Chair for the annual conference of the Academy of Marketing Science in Denver, Colorado May 11-14 as well as AMS Newsletter editor. They discuss the AMS annual conference in Denver and the blend of academics from around the world with top notch businesspeople. They also discuss the July AMS World Marketing Congress to be held in Bari, Italy July 14-18, 2015. AMS is the owner of one of the world’s top scholarly marketing journals, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and has members in most corners of the world.