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Mike Stakem

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Michael Stakem
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mike@creatingresults.com

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703-494-7888, ext 715

Mike Stakem

An award-winning designer with a BFA from George Mason University, Mike is Director of Creative Services, overseeing all creative talent, including internal and external designers, production artists, photographers, web designers and coders, and video producers. From developing fresh design approaches that differentiate our clients from their competition, to building targeted creative campaigns that provide standout marketing solutions and tools, Mike enables us to support the creative needs of a wide variety of clients, from retirement communities to real estate firms to law firms.

Mike's decades of experience in marketing to older adults means he brings a strategic eye to projects big and small. He excels at inspiring clients and our internal team, encouraging and nurturing great ideas and ensuring they are brilliantly implemented.

Since he joined the firm in 2001, Mike's work has consistently been recognized with major industry awards. He has received top honors at the regional level (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards), national level (Mature Media Awards, Best of 50+ Housing Awards) and international level (Generations Awards). In addition to being a prolific designer, Mike provides creative leadership as part of the firm's senior management team.

Expertise:
Design, Digital Imaging, Web

Best advice ever heard:
Just because you call it Art, doesn’t make it Art.

Ideal vacation:
Someplace tropical. With a Beach. With my friends and my dog, Rocco. Oh, and a cool drink. Perfection!

Inspiring wisdom:
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
-Pablo Picasso

OUR BLOG

As we all know, Mature Marketing Matters! That's why we've focused our efforts on reaching this large, diverse and very entertaining cohort as the muse for our blog.

  • SESSION: “How the Macroeconomics of Healthcare and Shifting Demographics are Changing the Future of Aging Services”

    SPEAKER: James Orlikoff, consultant named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare

    Orlikoff noted that big trends such as macroeconomics and demographics are already impacting providers of health services to older adults. These have given consumers more choice than ever before, which is actually a risk to providers.

    Why?

    The average consumer can not only choose your competitors, he/she can choose not to use the service at all. (Most American consumers do not have enough cash to purchase care on their own, so they’ll stop using healthcare and/or default on medical bills.)

    To stay relevant regardless of whatever curve ball the healthcare game may pitch next, Orlikoff encouraged attendees to focus on four strategies:

    The post LeadingAge PA Outtakes – Specific Ideas from General Sessions, Part III appeared first on Creating Results.

  • It's time for our favorite part of every Monday: the weekly roundup of the most engaging content from the past week.

    First, we'll take a look at 20 phrases you should be incorporating into your Facebook headlines for increased likes, comments and shares. After that, MediaPost provides insights on some of the challenges that Baby Boomers face now and in the coming years.

    The post Tips for Improving Your Facebook Marketing appeared first on Creating Results.

  • General sessions at conferences are typically designed to set the tone of an event, to inspire and connect emotionally.

    We’ve shared some of the specific marketing take-aways from LeadingAge PA 2017 in the last two posts in this series.

    Now, we’ll shift to a round-up of ideas that stuck with our team after the lights came back on in the main hall and attendees dove into the nitty-gritty of breakout classes.

    SESSION: “The One and the Nine: Building Teams and Organizations that Win”

    The post LeadingAge PA Outtakes – Specific Ideas from General Sessions, Part II appeared first on Creating Results.

  • General sessions at conferences are typically designed to set the tone of an event, to inspire and connect emotionally.

    We’ve shared some of the specific marketing take-aways from LeadingAge PA 2017 in the last two posts in this series.

    Now, we’ll shift to a round-up of ideas that stuck with our team after the lights came back on in the main hall and attendees dove into the nitty-gritty of breakout classes.

    “What Reality Are You Creating for Yourself?”
    SPEAKER: Isaac Lidsky, child actor, tech entrepreneur, Supreme Court law clerk and thought-leader

    The post LeadingAge PA Outtakes – Specific Ideas from General Sessions appeared first on Creating Results.

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