Blog: Charlie Wollborg

Charlie Wollborg is a purveyor of attention. He helps growing brands stand out from the clutter.
He opened the doors on Curve Detroit Advertising, Marketing & Design after being thrown out of several well-respected ad agencies. As a writer, designer and strategist, he has delivered blue sky ideas and bottom line results for blue chip local and national clients including: Saturn, Mazda, Boyne, Sanders Candy, and Blue Cross.
Charlie is a community builder of Motor City Connect and TEDx Detroit, a technology, entertainment, and design conference. He is a sought after keynote speaker for his lively presentations on branding, marketing and social networking. He helps smart companies stay on top of what's new, what's now, and what's next in the world of business.
Charlie loves ice cream, downhill skiing as fast as possible, and the feel of Lake Michigan sand between his toes. His dislikes include poorly designed billboards, speed limits, and people who flick cigarette butts out the window. He's happily married to his unhappily married wife, Elena. Together, they have two young excitable sons and one lazy cat.
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Post 3: Shop Local for Christmas in the City

Christmas Shop Local from Charlie Wollborg on Vimeo.

Make this holiday season the most wonderful time of the year for local retailers and restauranteurs – shop and eat local. For every $1 you spend at a locally owned establishment, an extra 30¢ moves through your local economy.  Make every Christmas gift count.

Download the Michigan Made Gift Guide from our friends at Buy Michigan Now

See downtown Rochester's Big Bright Light Show

Read about the 3/50 Project to save our brick and mortar retailers.

Post 1: TEDx Detroit Recap

Metromode TEDxDetroit Recap from Charlie Wollborg on Vimeo.

The area's leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers gathered on Wednesday, October 21st to share what they are most passionate about — positive ideas for the world from Detroit.

See additional TEDxDetroit videos here.

Join the TEDxDetroit group on Linkedin.
Visit the TEDxDetroit website.
Follow TEDxDetroit on Twitter.

Post 2: Don't Be a Turtle

Security Blanket from Charlie Wollborg on Vimeo.

Risk is the only the activity that continually produces reward. A turtle can find shelter from the outside world inside its shell but it will never change the outside world from inside its shell. Stick your neck out there. Take a chance. Take action. The world is waiting.