Experienced Marketer, Keynote Speaker, Educator, and Photographer
With a career that spans two decades, Dennis has often found himself at the intersection of creativity and technology. He has developed award winning marketing and communications strategies for global and regional clients, established digital and social marketing practices, and continues to share his experience as an adjunct professor at Marquette University.
Planning, Research, Digital Strategy
I have more than 15 years of digital marketing experience, developing strategies that drive business growth and strengthen consumer relationships with brands.
Social Media Strategy and Engagement
In 2009 I established the social media practice at Laughlin Constable, growing a team of experts in social media strategy, monitoring, content development and engagement.
Mobile Marketing and App Development
Mobile is more than a device, our smartphones have become the hub of our digital lives. A brand’s mobile presence is expected and integral in a multi-screen world.
Content Marketing and Publishing
Now, more than ever, It is important to create and curate content that is useful and relevant to the consumer – brands are now publishers and have become media channels.
User Experience and Information Architecture
Designing an experience means understanding the needs and behaviors of your consumer so you can deliver an efficient, simple, elegant, and engaging website.
Analytics, Big Data, and Measurement
Success can be measured. From uncovering insights in Google Analytics or tracking attribution across marketing channels, what is have you learned about your consumer?
Honors and Awards
2013 BRONZE EFFIE – No One Deserves to Die (Lung Cancer Alliance)
2013 SILVER OBIE – No One Deserves to Die (Lung Cancer Alliance)
2013 PRSA BEST IN SHOW – Big Bundle Up (Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism)
2013 GOLD OBIE – Fun, Courtesy of TravelWisconsin.com (Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism)
2013 WEBBY NOMINEE – No One Deserves to Die (Lung Cancer Alliance)
2013 FACEBOOK STUDIO NOMINEE – No One Deserves to Die (Lung Cancer Alliance)
2012 PLATINUM MARCOMM – Mittengate (Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism)
2012 MERCURY AWARDS – Mittengate (Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism)
Kind Words and Testimonials
“Dennis is a fantastic mentor, and was able to take a small but talented team, evaluate skill sets and quickly put structure in place to form a cohesive and well-oiled practice group that was able to support strategic goals as well as near-term tactical requests with fluidity and quality.”
Adam BrownVP, Client Partner at 7Summits
“Digital, design, social, strategy, you name it – Dennis is a true Renaissance Man! The sheer breadth of his knowledge in the advertising world never ceases to amaze me. He is simply a wonderful resource to all those around him, and what’s better, he’s always willing to share his experiences, take a second to teach others, and speak up when no one else will.”
Amanda EggertDigital Content Planner at Kohler Co.
“Dennis is probably the most creative talent I have ever known. He knows the creative process, from beginning to end, like the back of his hand. I have been fortunate enough to have collaborated on a number of projects with Dennis over the last several years, and always look forward to another opportunity to work with him. ”
Scott IsaacsTech Leader, Author, Owner of Capewood Place
“Dennis is an inspiring visionary, with the intelligence, dedication and experience to put vision into action. During his tenure as my manager at 7Summits, Dennis helped craft our team's go-to-market strategy and brought much-needed rigor to some of our internal business processes. Everything Dennis touched was exquisite; he lives at the intersection of art and science, and that is evident in his work. ”
Victoria SparksSenior Associate, Social Intelligence at 7Summits
“Dennis is an innovative thinker and has a wealth of online experience and knowledge. His work on global brands was critical to their online success. He managed huge programs, large teams, complex technologies, custom CMS, and challenging timelines. Dennis is a great addition to any results-driven technology team.”
Ken HansonFounder & CEO, Hanson Dodge Creative
“I am very pleased that Dennis has agreed to continue to teach for us, and our students – the next generation of social media practitioners – will certainly benefit from his teaching, expertise, and advice for years to come.”
Daradirek EkachaiChairperson, Department of Strategic Communication at Marquette University