A Day in the Life of a MessageMakers Intern

MessageMakers intern and graduate of Michigan State University, Dorrian Brooks, shared her first hands-on experience after going to a GreenStone Farm Credit Services video shoot pre-pandemic with our production team in January 2020. 

"Experience is what drives me to extract value from every position I have the privilege of being in while I'm on my journey to professional success and personal achievement," said Dorrian.

Creating Experiences That Transform: Virtual Event Strategy

Creating Experiences That Transform: Virtual Event Strategy

As our world has turned virtual, virtual events have become the prominent form of gathering. It is now, more than ever, so important for businesses and consumers to adapt to our new normal, where many presentations, events, birthday parties, work out classes, memorials and more are all taking place online.

MessageMakers 2020: Our Year

This has been a challenging year to say the least but we pushed through it together and found ways to stay safe while still staying connected. We met some of your kids, cats and dogs. We had coffee together while in the comfort of a zoom meeting. We laughed at the virtual backgrounds, the PJ's, the social media memes but we also shared some pretty serious moments during some pretty scary times.

Access for All International Conference 2020

We recently completed virtual event design, planning, pre-production and live-stream production for Access for All 2020. Structured with a mix of live and asynchronous activities across 2 weeks in October, AfA2020 was a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society, improve the criminal justice system, protect the rights of vulnerable populations and affect the outcome of COVID-19.

Access for All is a nonprofit working to improve people's access to information and services with plain language.

What We’ve Been Up To!

We can't believe how fast May is flying by. Here's a quick look into what the #MMTeam has been up to these past few weeks...

Kiwi, our office cat, is participating in Zoom meetings as well!

We wrapped up the Be Counted Michigan Census Town Hall virtual meetings and they went super well.

“What Happened to Henry?” Wins Student Production Award

Two of our MM video editing interns, Andrew Acciaioli and Fatma Alsaif, worked on a documentary last year that recently won a Student Production Award from the NATAS Michigan Chapter!

The documentary is called "What Happened to Henry?" and tells the story of Henry Baltimore, the first African American drum major in Michigan State Spartan Marching Band, who disappeared in 1973 and hasn't been found since.

We’re in This Together!

Let's take a look at last week's MessageMakers highlights!

First, a quick message from our COO, Tina Miller.

"Thank you to everyone for the work that you do throughout the week from home. I understand that it is challenging sometimes. You have your kids, grandkids and animals waiting for you to be done with work.