Timing is everything.

Get the insights you need to propel your brand and career. Forward.

Fast. Forward.
A master class for leading creatives, marketers, CEOs, and founders to supercharge your brand and your career.

In this small-group, day-long master class, Daniel Dejan, Vicki Strull, and Trish Witkowski lead you through insights, innovations, and trends in a post-pandemic design and marketing landscape.

Take a deep dive into:

  • What motivates people to buy and the various paths to purchase
  • The most powerful marketing techniques, tools, and strategies in today’s print + digital marketplace
  • Thinking like a C-suite executive to fortify your branding and marketing campaigns and ensure they come to life

We’ll explore how to leverage today’s powerful technologies, tools, and techniques to enhance your next-generation direct mail, digital media, packaging, and marketing communications.

We’ll show you how to move people from prospects to customers, from customers to loyalists, and from loyalists to evangelists. You’ll leave with fresh ideas and actionable strategies, a thought-provoking, resourceful workbook, and a path to execute your new design and marketing insights immediately.

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How It Works

Course Length

1 day

In-Person

Lots of Q&A

Duration

8 hours

Class Size

Not too big,
not too small

Model

Deep-dive
presentations

Format

Informal,
classroom-style

Who Should Enroll?

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS—AGENCY, IN-HOUSE, AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
who want to lead design conversations in a language that marketers and business leaders value
DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGNERS
who want to boost sales by broadening their design skills to include physical touch points such as direct mail and packaging
MARKETING MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, AND COORDINATORS
who want to lead their teams with evolving edge strategic thinking
BRAND MANAGERS
who want to connect better with their customers
ENTREPRENEURS
who want to talk directly to their customers to grow sales, build brand loyalty, and increase their company’s value

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Key Course Takeaways

Analyze your post-pandemic customer journey for new opportunities and obstacles.
Find your marketing “moments of inspiration” and learn how to leverage those during every single customer interaction.
Apply proven formulas to your designs to improve customer conversion and loyalty, while simultaneously making yourself indispensable.
Develop strategies for print + digital “connected” experiences and then learn how to incorporate financial language to justify each channel's ROI.
Identify proven strategies to strengthen your career, your brand, your sales, and your community.
Discover how sustainability and corporate social responsibility can boost your brand equity.
Leave with real-world, actionable strategies and tools, and a pathway to execute.

Sample Program

The exact schedule for the day varies slightly from city to city, but here’s a good idea of what you can expect.

7:30
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8:30 am
Check-In
Check-in, coffee, meet your instructors and classmates
8:30
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9:00 am
Homeroom
Announcements and overview of the day
9:00
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10:30 am
Mod One
Brand Economics and The Myth of Normal – Money isn’t the only currency we spend
10:30
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10:45 am
Study Hall
Bio break and stretch
10:45
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12:15 pm
Mod Two
Brand Chemistry – Revealing the science in marketing, design, and branding
12:15
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12:45 pm
Recess
Lunch (provided), bio break, stretch
12:45
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2:15 pm
Mod Three
Winning Formulas –Applying the elements
2:15
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2:30 pm
Study Hall
Bio break, stretch, afternoon snack (provided)
2:30
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3:30
pm
Mod Four
Becoming Bi-lingual – Speak the language of business, value, and ROI
3:30
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4:00
pm
Homeroom
Wrap-up, next steps, presentation of Certificates

MarketWise Alumni Benefits

The Learning Doesn’t End

Workbook

Refer to your comprehensive workbook and Brand Chemistry card deck for reminders of the strategies, technologies, techniques, and metrics as you implement these in your branding, marketing, and seasonal campaigns.

Community

Join our MarketWise Alumni Peer Group, to meet fellow design, marketing, and entrepreneurial leaders. Network, ask questions, and share tips and resources.

Office hours

Sign up for office hours with our instructors during their scheduled meeting times.

Webinars and Meetups

Attend MarketWise webinars and Zoom Meet-ups that address current trends and newer trending topics

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Tuition

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FAQ

Everything you
need to know.

"The chemistry between Vicki, Daniel, and Trish is truly special. I can’t think of a better, more knowledgeable team to teach this master class."

Andrew Dembitz

President | , Resource Engine Group

“Trish is the gold standard when it comes to providing information, resources, and inspiration for the graphic arts industry.”

Kelly Mallozzi

Principal | , Success In Print

“Vicki Strull is one of the most creative, positive, forward thinking people I know.”

Kris Tamblingson

VP, General Manager | , Oliver, Inc.

“Daniel creates an environment where his audience is not “just” being educated, but rather immersed into a learning experience.”

Jeffrey Hernandez

Vice President | , Classic Color

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Still curious about how Fast. Forward. or our Video Primers and Mentoring Circles fit your goals and objectives? Interested in partnering with us or hosting a class in your city? Just feel like saying "Hi"? We love ideas and connecting with people.