Branding Expert, Author and Speaker
Lori Martinek is a branding expert and author, an accomplished speaker and serial entrepreneur and a consultant to CEOs, community leaders and elected officials. As the Owner & Principal of ED/c Partners, an award-winning national marketing and public relations firm, Lori works closely with her clients to get them noticed, online and off.
She has served as a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counselor in Illinois and Arizona and is a former president, board member and consultant to chambers of commerce, charitable foundations and other non-profit ventures.
Lori’s resume includes projects for Fortune 500, second-stage companies and startups in the public and private sectors, and economic development marketing at the state, regional, county and municipal levels. Her client resume includes media companies; consumer products giants; national retailers; manufacturers; national developers; healthcare networks and entrepreneurs of every kind.
Lori is also the Owner & Publisher of Herlife Publishing and the founder of mindingherbiz, a women’s mastermind group.
She holds a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. Lori began her career at Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide in Chicago and went on to become a National Marketing Manager for Wickes Lumber Company, where she developed innovative consumer and contractor programs for the retailer and companies including Owens Corning, Black and Decker and Kohler.
Lori’s first book, Be the Bulb!, was published by Herlife Publishing in 2009 and is available on Amazon.com. Her other publishing credits include articles on business management and marketing for national magazines and bylines in metro market newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, the Wisconsin Capital Times/State Journal and the Northwest Herald.
Connect with Lori Online …
Visit the ED/c Partners WebsiteRead Lori’s Blog: BrandedByDesign
Read Lori’s Blog: Be the Bulb, the Blog!
Listen to Lori on StartUp Nation Radio
Watch Lori present at the NFL’s Super Bowl Playbook Series with GoDaddy.com CEO, Bob Parsons