Top Marketing Events in Chicago This Week

Top Marketing Events in Chicago This Week

Edition: October 17, 2016

There’s always fun ways to advance your career throughout the week – their called networking events, where it’s okay to drink and do business at the same time.

Every week, I like to find Chicago networking events that will help me meet my business and personal goals. Since I’m in marketing and currently developing a 2017 Marketing Plan strategy, my main objectives are to learn:

  • lead generation
  • content creation
  • partnership opportunities for speakers and writers
  • best practices for marketing

So, since I do this, I thought I would share the top marketing events this week for my fellow marketing strategy and execution colleagues in Chicago.


Business Marketing Association (BMA) Chicago is hosting a breakfast event this Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Loyola Quinlan School of Business. Suzanne Martin, the vice president of marketing at The Mx Group, will be sharing insights about content marketing strategies and main takeaways from the Expo Content Marketing World. Find out more here. 


SheSays Chicago, a global, award-winning organization that wants to help women success, is partnering with DigitasLBi on Thursday, October 20, 2016 for the event, “Social and the Sexes: Do Men and Women Use Social Media Differently?” Panelists include: Terez Baskin, Social Media Expert, Liz Caradonna, VP of Social Strategy at DigitasLBi, and Chase Turner, Creative Strategist at Tumblr. Find out more about past events here and about this event here. 


Big Branding for Small Start-Ups with Leo Burnett session is one of many during Chicago Ideas Week, a time when authors, politicians, entrepreneurs and everyone in between participates in a week-long series to grow curiosity and spread ideas. Sessions are $15 each. The session begins at 3 pm. Find out more here. 

Have something to add to future lists? Feel free to email: or connect with me on LinkedIn. 


Amanda Whitfield
Amanda Whitfield

Amanda Whitfield is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.

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