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Learn from the Experts: Social Media & Marketing

Learn from the Experts: Social Media & Marketing

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Learn from the Experts is back for 2024, this time focusing on Social Media and Marketing. Following up on a successful 2023 launch, we are back and better than ever!  You will have the opportunity to make valuable connections, learn new skills to elevate your business and enjoy an evening with fellow Chamber members, staff, and our curated panel of Experts. 

The format will be speed-networking-style conversations taking place over the course of two hours. Each attendee will have an opportunity to speak with each expert on the issues and opportunities facing themselves and their business. 

Our Social Media and Marketing Panel of Experts for the Evening are:

Kyle Hodgman | Middlename Creative Agency Inc

Kyle helps ambitious businesses be seen and understood through branding. He is the owner and solopreneur behind Middlename, a network-based creative agency. (That's just a fancy way of saying he works with a whole herd of creative specialists to bring your strategic brand to life.) Kyle's been working in the marketing industry since "Gangnam Style" broke YouTube. He likes whiskey more than craft beer. And likes coffee more than whiskey. Ready to make a Middlename for yourself?

Brooke Hawker | Evoke Inspired Marketing.

Brooke Hawker is the owner of Evoke Inspired Marketing, a local marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, social media, and advertising campaigns. They create business-savvy marketing solutions that are as practical as they are inspired.

Oliva Thorington | Digital Marketing | Pattison Media

I’m the Digital Marketing consultant for, and if growing your online presence in Medicine Hat is what you’re after, then I’m here to help! I’ve been a part of sales and advertising since 2013 and joined the JPBG team in 2016. Originally from the U.S., I moved to Medicine Hat in 2011 and have come to love the city and its community.

Rita Profeta | Marketing Consultant | Pattison Media

I am a Marketing Consultant with Pattison Media and if you are looking for creative fresh ideas & campaigns on how to effectively use TV to build your brand, I can help!  I am proud to call Medicine Hat home and be a part of a great team at Pattison Media for 20 years. I have been fortunate to work alongside so many great clients and love to see local businesses thrive in our community.

Cinnamon Lantz | Pattison Outdoor Advertising

Consultative partner, working to help clients stay top of mind with advertising solutions that fit the brand and budget. I look forward to chatting with you to offer tips on branding, design and recommend free resources. 

Melissa Johnston | Flag Five Inc

Owner, Graphic Designer, and Brainstormer of Things I’m a graphic designer by trade and have over 18 years of experience in the creative industry. I worked in the corporate industry doing design for 7 years. During that time, I freelanced on the side. In 2012, I opened my studio and haven’t looked back. I love being an entrepreneur and the work/life flexibility that comes from having my own business.

Mel Earl | Speedpro Signs

Mel from is on a mission to supercharge client success through savvy marketing strategies! From captivating window graphics to eye-catching vehicle branding and distinctive building signage, Mel's creative prowess, alongside the Speedpro Crew, is revolutionizing businesses across the region. With her unwavering dedication and innovative approach, Mel Earl is leaving an indelible mark on Medicine Hat's business landscape, shaping its visual identity one vibrant sign at a time. Together with Speedpro Signs, Mel is not just crafting signs; she's crafting success stories, electrifying the business scene with every bold design! And did you know? Mel currently serves as the President of the SpeedPro Signs National Owner Association.

Benjamin Weir | Octal 7

Ben has experience in the drone and survey industries as well as being an educator in post-secondary education. In his career AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D Studio MAX and Photoshop have all been used to create countless graphical and visual creations for manuals, reports, marketing material and other conceptual works. His combined knowledge of drafting, design, coding, automation and database systems position him with a wide range of skills. With an eagerness to embrace new projects he is open to branching into other industries to expand his knowledge and business.

Oliver Rudkin | Reality Bytes

Oliver is the Chief Operating Officer of Reality Bytes Incorporated. With a keen passion for elevating local businesses and their communities, Reality Bytes’ passion is ensuring all their clients have the best tools available to succeed. In terms of marketing, they provide the vital tools of logo design, website design, hosting, and the technical support needed to make any website a success. A strong, clear, high quality, Webflow-based website indicates a companies’ strength, clarity of focus and commitment to quality.

Please note that space is limited for this event, so don't miss out on your chance to Learn from The Experts: Social Media and Marketing Edition.

-If you would like to be featured as an Expert in one of our upcoming events, please contact Becky at

The Cliff
1100 Redcliff Drive Southwest
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5E5 Canada
Event Contact
Becky Klaiber
(403) 527 5214
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The speed networking portion of the evening will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An optional dinner is set for 5:30 p.m.; we encourage you to come early and enjoy dinner and networking with us!

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