MessageMakers Announces Free Hybrid Event Workshops

Why Hybrid?

As the world starts transitioning from virtual to hybrid and in-person events, how should you retain your virtual audience by going hybrid as restrictions lift?

Say you want to host a hybrid (both virtual and in-person) event... how do you find unique ways to stay entertaining, interactive and engaging?

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a series of free workshops to help provide a solid foundation as you plan your upcoming virtual and hybrid experiences.

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.

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.

Lansing School District Announces Fall Plan, #MaskUpMichigan and More!

As July comes to an end and we enter into the last month of summer, we wanted to reflect on some things the MM Team has been doing to stay busy during the pandemic. We hope everyone is staying healthy, both mentally and physically. Hang in there! We got this!

We recently produced a Facebook live event for the Lansing School District where they virtually announced and presented their plan for reopening in the Fall.

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.

How We’re Adapting During COVID-19

"Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people." - Steve Jobs

During these weeks working from home, we are focusing on staying connected and the importance of team work. We wanted to highlight some of our team's accomplishments over the past week to encourage others to spread positivity and share how they've been modifying their services and community outreach during this time of uncertainty.