Q&A With Perry Drake, Founder Of The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference In St. Louis

On April 12 and 13, St. Louis’ Union Station will be brimming with marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators from some of the biggest brands in the world, brought together by the 2017 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference. Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, Pandora, Fleishman-Hillard, Twitter, Monsanto and more, if you can imagine, will all be represented.

Conference founder Perry Drake, director of business collaboration and current assistant teaching professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), held the first conference back in 2013, though it was originally intended for his students at UMSL to connect with industry professionals. Drake envisioned an event driven by national thought leadership, which grew with the support connections and St. Louis’ intuitive desire for it.

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