An open letter in recognition of a deserving leader. Meg Van Sloun promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Authentic Brand.

An open letter in recognition of a deserving leader. Meg Van Sloun promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Authentic Brand.

Meg Van Sloun (L), Authentic Brand COO, with Jennifer Zick (R), Authentic Brand CEO MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 10, 2021 I had planned to craft a formal press release to announce Meg Van Sloun's promotion to Chief Operating Officer for Authentic Brand. But before I drafted the public announcement, I first shared a letter with our internal team. And then I realized that I want to share with all of YOU just how truly grateful I am for Meg, and how excited I am for her and for…
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Transformational tech marketer, Peter Zaballos, joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO

Transformational tech marketer, Peter Zaballos, joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO

A seasoned Chief Marketing Officer, board leader and venture capitalist, Zaballos accelerates SaaS companies (and race cars). MINNEAPOLIS, MN - June 9, 2021 Authentic Brand continues expansion of its national fractional CMO team with the addition of Peter Zaballos, a Chief Marketing Officer with a reputation for building brands that disrupt the technology landscape and fundamentally change the world. Zaballos' career includes past roles with LSI Logic, C-Cube Microsystems and RealNetworks: companies that changed the landscape of computing and launched Zaballos' passion for transformational technology and rapid-growth entrepreneurial…
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Kent Huffman, Brand Builder & Published Author, Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant

Kent Huffman, Brand Builder & Published Author, Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant

Huffman, an experienced growth driver and fractional executive, ushers in Authentic Brand's national expansion of regional and remote CMO solutions. MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 27, 2021 Authentic Brand announces the expansion of its fractional CMO team with the addition of Kent Huffman, a veteran fractional CMO, brand builder, growth driver, customer advocate, change agent, and published book author. Based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, Huffman joins Authentic Brand at a time when the fractional CMO firm is actively shifting gears from its origin as a regional…
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Daneen Kiger, Global Marketing and Brand Leader, Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant

Daneen Kiger, Global Marketing and Brand Leader, Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant

Kiger’s leadership experience spans healthcare, medical devices, education, retail, eCommerce, and technology sectors. MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 13, 2020 Authentic Brand announces the expansion of its Authentic Fractional CMO™ team with the addition of Daneen Kiger, an experienced global marketing and brand leader whose background includes scaling teams, growing channels, and developing international product strategies for businesses $20M - $1B+ in annual revenue in over 40 countries. (more…)
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Ruth Glaser joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant, extending firm’s B2C, retail, franchise, and e-commerce expertise

Ruth Glaser joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO & Consultant, extending firm’s B2C, retail, franchise, and e-commerce expertise

Co-Founder & Former Co-CEO of Let’s Dish! brings consumer marketing depth and entrepreneurial growth chops to Authentic Brand’s SMB clients MINNEAPOLIS, MN - May 18, 2020 Authentic Brand is delighted to announce the addition of Ruth Glaser as Fractional CMO and valuable member of our growing marketing mindshare and team. A seasoned entrepreneur and marketing executive, Glaser is the co-founder and former co-CEO of Let's Dish! - an innovative retail meal preparation business with a blended bricks-and-mortar and e-commerce model. Under Glaser's leadership, Let's Dish! raised $4M in…
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Kelly Klopotek Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO, Bringing Marketing and Business Development Expertise to Partner-Led Services Firms

Kelly Klopotek Joins Authentic Brand as Fractional CMO, Bringing Marketing and Business Development Expertise to Partner-Led Services Firms

Klopotek brings proven leadership to professional services firms who are ready to stand out from the crowd. MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 20, 2020 Authentic Brand is pleased to welcome Kelly Klopotek as the newest member of its growing Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) team. For the past 25 years, Klopotek has successfully led both marketing and business development efforts for several prestigious law firms, has held sales and leadership positions for multiple global companies, and has served in key leadership positions for the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). (more…)
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SANCTUARY launches to unite marketing executives through uncertain times

SANCTUARY launches to unite marketing executives through uncertain times

We know leading a marketing function in normal times is challenging. Throw in a global pandemic to upend business models, launch a new service offering in record time, crisis communications, a new brand voice, resource constraints, remote staff and oh yeah – home schooling for many of us. Now we're in another stratosphere of HARD. (more…)
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Introducing Twin Cities Integrator User Group

Introducing Twin Cities Integrator User Group

We are excited to share the upcoming launch of the Twin Cities Integrator User Group. In partnership with Doug Andersen (Certified EOS® Implementer) and Gabby Matzdorff (Professional EOS® Implementer), we are building an event series that we believe will foster collaboration, growth, and connection among local EOS-powered organizations. (more…)
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Authentic Brand nominated for 2020 BOLD Awards

Authentic Brand nominated for 2020 BOLD Awards

Image by ACG Minnesota Fast-growing fractional CMO firm nominated for innovative approach.  The 2020 BOLD Awards MINNEAPOLIS, MN – December 2, 2019  – Authentic Brand is excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Eighth Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG.) The BOLD Awards are designed to honor and recognize innovation, inspirational moves, bold visions and leaders that have made BOLD moves to positively grow, restructure or enhance their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders. The…
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