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People have always been a key factor of how and why we do what we do. As a close-knit team, we treat every aspect of our process personally. This culture informs our approach to all projects and helps us to thrive in our work.

We are a group of individuals with varied specialized skillsets that have been developed over years of experience since the dawn of social media marketing. With diverse backgrounds in work and in life, our combined knowledge allows us to lean on one another to create the best strategies and achieve the best results for our clients. We are proud of the team we are.

Community and Education

We’re all about conversation, and one of our favorite things is to meet and share ideas with the digital community. Education is a core value of ours. Join us for a workshop or just grab a pint with us at a Drinks and Digital event.

Drinks and Digital
Summer Sessions
Drinks and Digital

Drinks and Digital

Connections over a few beers are our favorite. Anyone interested in digital marketing and having a chat are always welcome at this ongoing and casual opportunity to connect with others. Collaborate. Share tools. Geek out. Cheers.

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Summer Sessions

Grand Rapids Mini Sessions

Our Mini Summer Sessions in Grand Rapids are hosted at Atwater Brewery, Grand Rapids. Click below for more information and a list of topics that will be offered in Grand Rapids. Hope to see you there.

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Lansing Mini Sessions

Click below for a list of topics/dates offered in Lansing. Hope to see you there.

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Our Team

“Digital marketing is the perfect combination of my three favorite things: technology, people, and education.”

Symposia’s founder is fueled by his hunger for knowledge and passion for education. The evolving digital landscape keeps Tim fascinated and eager to be ahead of the curve. As the Symposia team can attest, Tim’s positive energy is infectious.

Timothy Haines

Founder / Director

“I love building relationships with clients to create something special.”

Ann has been involved with digital marketing since the early days of brands expanding to social media, having helped shape the digital voice of companies in fields such as tourism, retail, and non-profit. Ann’s foresight and project management help to inform every step of a campaign.

Ann Van Heest

Digital Marketing Project Manager

“Each client interaction I get to have is something I look forward to every single day.”

After attaining a communications degree, Andrew started his career in digital marketing in the journalism field. Andrew’s years of experience managing strategy, creative content, PPC campaigns, data reporting, and more equips him for handling the ins and outs of client projects.

Andrew Terpstra

Digital Marketing Project Manager

“I’m someone who loves to learn, and digital marketing feeds that curiosity every day.”

Faith was introduced to the world of consulting and digital marketing as a Hope College intern. Her constant curiosity keeps her ready for what’s next in this evolving industry, and she now leads Symposia's videography and photography work.

Faith Bischoff

Media Specialist

“I don’t always design, but when I do, I do it with the user in mind.”

Jake is a designer who's driven by attention to detail and crafting great user experiences. He has an extensive background in branding, typography, and digital design that provides an ideal skill set to lead creative for our clients.

Jake Bradford

Creative Lead

Lisa Jeannet

“As a huge data nerd, I love working on different types of projects for all types of clients.”

Lisa discovered her enthusiasm for data analysis while managing social media accounts as an intern in 2007. Whether an e-commerce shop or promoting a tech event, Lisa is constantly measuring and improving campaigns for clients across industries and markets.

Lisa Jeannet

Paid Media Specialist

“Seeing the transformation you can create within companies is incredibly rewarding.”

With a background in digital marketing since 2013, Adam is always researching new technologies. Adam is uniquely talented at taking a concept and mapping it within a client’s technology stack to transform into production.

Adam Osman

Marketing Automation Specialist

“It's exciting to collaborate with talented people who care deeply about the community.”

Kristen has been managing client strategies and all things copy with Symposia since 2014. Steering conversation through copywriting – whether paid media, landing pages, email automation, or more – Kristen enjoys breaking things down and building them back up.

Kristen Haveman

Lead Copywriter

"I'm excited that every client and project provides an opportunity for me to learn."

Holly is a Hope College grad with a degree in business management. Whether running site audit reports, researching markets in Europe, decorating our office, and everything in between, Holly has been keeping efforts on track since 2017.

Holly Tallarico

Marketing Assistant

Baylee Harrison

"I am passionate about learning, and digital marketing is a good teacher as it's a diverse field with so many different avenues."

As a marketing assistant, Baylee helps to keep client projects and research moving smoothly. She assists in many areas, from content to communication. Always looking to expand her knowledge, Baylee loves watching how users interact with marketing.

Baylee Harrison

Marketing Assistant


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