Brad Gudim, Co-Owner of Synergy Event Marketing LLC, is an experienced event marketing professional with a track record in the LIVE events industry that can help your business implement and leverage a live event marketing strategy. Learn more about Brad below!
Every business has a story, tell us yours.
As a young child, I found an interest in magic. I must have also had an interest in the Event Business, because, I jumped right in. As a kid I produced and promoted Magic Shows in our garage and charged the neighbor kids 25 cents to see the show. I also produced carnivals for to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy. I presented my Magic Shows through grade school and into high school. After graduation from Fridley High School in 1975, I took a job with the Anoka County Parks and Recreation that lasted only a years. I learned early, that having a job was temporary, so I went into business for myself and a Professional Magician and an Entertainment Agency. This evolved into producing events, and marketing, where I am now.
You were chosen as this month’s Success Member. Tell us about a recent Success.
My most recent success was the Minnesota EVENT Planners+Suppliers EXPO in March.
www.MinnesotaEventExpo.com SEE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/IVPpL2lXpEg
No one likes to brag about their business, but if you HAD TO . . .
My business is FUN. It’s about events and activities. We have four (4) core B2B expos (trade shows) that we produce here in Minnesota. We also assist our clients with Experiential Event Marketing strategy. Our mission is to move people off the internet and back into real-life in-person people meeting people activities.
We learn from our mistakes, especially in business. Give us some words of wisdom.
Never build three (3) Partner business.
What “teacher” has made the most impact on your life and why?
Tough question. I’ve had many “teachers” that have had multiple levels of impact on my life. However, I’m going to say, Mr. Il Kun Kim, my first Tae Kwon Do martial arts instructor. I believe that my training in TKD helped me with reactions, judgment, split second decisions, and the ability to JUMP, which actually saved my life once when I was walking through a parking lot, and got hit by a big white Cadillac.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I’ve got a BlackBelt, but have not really been in an “actual” fight. (other than competitions)
If you could have only one super power, what would it be and why?
My Super Power would be Alchemy. To me Alchemy means turning common into precious. I can shift a person's perception in an instant, changing their life from bad to good.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
The word slavery originated from the word “slav”, which is derived from slavic people of eastern Europe.
Why do you choose to WORK AWESOME at OffiCenters?
To me, OffiCenters are the original co-working space of the Twin Cities. The Park Place office is a short drive from where I live, and the Minnetonka OffiCenter is conveniently located for my business partner and myself. Plus, there are many other convenient locations around the Twin Cities. And, I like the open spaces, and of course the full calendar of events and activities for people to meet people.
In addition to our Member Directory, how else can people CONNECT with you?
You can Google any keyword and the word “magicbrad” (no spaces) and you will find me.