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Aligned 2017 Session:Strengthening Ties with Retailers


Looking to be a trailblazer and break the mold with how your brand supports its local retail partners? Join this BigStorming® session for an innovative thinking process that will fuel your mind!

This session will be high energy and should help to inspire creative solutions to the question, “How can I strengthen ties with my retailers?”

Marilyn Barefoot has worked with several companies including Pepsi, American Express, Whirlpool, General Mills, and more to bust through barriers and get creative ideas flowing. Get ready for this fun, highly interactive brainstorming event!

Session Speakers

Marilyn Barefoot  
Founder, Barefoot Brainstorming

Every great team has a sparkplug, a unique energy source, an active ingredient… someone who helps to give the team a personality.

For Barefoot Brainstorming, that someone is Marilyn Barefoot. Classically trained in tier one companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, General Mills, Nike and Microsoft, Marilyn combines a wickedly smart and analytical brain with an intuitive gut.

A summa cum laude graduate from major advertising agencies like Vickers & Benson, Bozell Palmer Bonner, Cossette Communications and BBDO, Marilyn is obsessive about originality.

A three time nominee for the Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Marilyn Barefoot is also a much sought after speaker.

A hands-on leader, Marilyn’s high-energy sessions lead to powerful results.

Marilyn is the one who inspires teams to look at every project as an opportunity to be original!