Ilan Geva is the owner and partner in Ilan Geva & Friends, Chicago – a Branding and Marketing Services Consultancy where he is managing all the aspects of agency business, creative services, staff training, intern mentoring, and production.
His clients include the Royal Commission of Riyadh City, Lisbon Convention Bureau, Mexico Tourism Board, AAR Corp., Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Cars.com, Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated Coffee Co., Buona Restaurants, Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Quintana Multilingual Services, Luna Negra Dance Company and more.
Ilan is a Business Owner, a Board of Directors Member, an Author, a University Instructor, a Consultant, a Speaker, a Seminar leader, a Creative Director, a Designer, an expert in Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding, a veteran in mentoring, managing, developing, executing, and implementing marketing strategies for all brand touchpoints.
He won over 100 international and national awards such as Clio, Addy, Echo, John Caples, Tempo, Popai, Telly, Summit, Adrian, Graphis, Design USA, and more, for work done in branding, print advertising, direct marketing, TV, graphic design, and sales promotion. Ilan judged many national and international awards competitions.
Winner: 2006 Teaching Excellence Award, University of Chicago.
Winner: 2011 Distinguished Professional Educator Award, DePaul University
Designated Institute Faculty member of the In-Store Marketing Institute, 2007
Ilan is the Co-Author of “Global Brand Management” with Laurence Minsky, published by Kogan Page of London, 2020.
A sneak peek of the things you'll learn:
- Ilan Geva tells us about his business and what lead him to start his own business
- What were some of the mental hurdles or maybe fears he had to overcome to get started
- What was the ultimate tipping point that made him decide to go all in and bet on himself
- What key decisions he made that had the biggest impact to his success
- What quotes/advice/practices has helped him most to motivate him to keep moving forward
- What is he learning right now as a “life-long learner”
- What would be some advice he would like to share with our listeners who are on the fence considering owning their own business
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