Global Leader in Digital Media to Speak at Walsh Commencement

TROY, Mich., Jun. 11, 2019 — Lon Otremba, Chief Executive Officer of Bidtellect Corporation, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctor of laws at Walsh’s 113th commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Zion Church in Troy, Michigan. Bidtellect is currently one of the largest and fastest-growing digital advertising platforms, serving global brands such as Microsoft, Hilton, Toyota and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Otremba has over 25 years of experience in technology and media as an operating executive, investor, and adviser in the internet publishing, mobile, and broadcast music industries and is considered a pioneer in digital media. He was the founding EVP of CNET Networks, the founding COO and President of, EVP of AOL, CEO of Muzak Corp., CEO of Access 360 Media and CEO of Tylted. Otremba also holds two patents in mobile ad technology.

“We are honored to welcome Lon to share his journey with our students as they embark upon their own paths,” said Michael Plotzke, chair of the Walsh Board of Trustees. “Lon epitomizes the meaning of hard work, coupled with tenacity to achieve the success he has experienced. We are truly grateful for the message and inspiration he will deliver to our graduating class of 2019!”

A Michigan native, Otremba grew up in Eastpointe and graduated from East Detroit High and Michigan State University. He currently resides in Lantana, Florida.

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (

Brogan & Partners Hires Four New Employees

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., May 20, 2014 — Brogan & Partners, one of the leading advertising and marketing agencies in Michigan, today announced four new hires in its media and creative departments. The announcement was made by Brogan & Partners’ Managing Partner, Ellyn Davidson.

Kaitlynn Knopp, who resides in Sterling Heights, works as both a writer and community manager at Brogan & Partners. Knopp comes to Brogan & Partners from BuzzFeed, where she was a community contributor, creating viral posts for the website. Prior to that, she was a public relations and event coordinator for Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Knopp graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

Maila Kue of Ann Arbor joins Brogan & Partners as a writer. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication studies, Kue has worked as a freelance photographer and videographer for local Ann Arbor companies, and as a social media intern in Toronto.

Steve St. Germain joins the agency as media planner and metrics specialist. St Germain, who lives in Detroit, comes to Brogan & Partners from Team Detroit, where he developed media strategy for several major automotive launches, including 2011 Ford Explorer, 2012 Ford Focus and 2013 Lincoln MKZ. St. Germain graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Christina Tebbe of Rochester Hills is a media coordinator at Brogan & Partners. Prior to joining the agency, she completed various agency internships and helped create a marketing plan for the Sacred Heart Academy. Tebbe graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in integrated public relations.

About Brogan & Partners
Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit

The Quell Group Promotes Max Muncey to Senior Account Executive

TROY, Mich., Feb. 19 — The Quell Group promoted Max Muncey to the position of senior account executive, according to Mike Niederquell, president and CEO. Muncey joined The Quell Group in April 2011 as account executive.

“Max is a true car buff and takes great pride in understanding all there is to know about the industry,” said Niederquell. “Our clients have truly benefited from his extensive industry knowledge and his relationships with key automotive media and organizations. As a member of Quell’s Automotive Practice Group, Max will continue to help us grow our agency’s automotive sector and provide quality marketing and public relations expertise. ”

He previously served as an associate at a Detroit public relations firm, where he provided public relations strategy, media relations management, event planning support and account management for several of the firm’s automotive clients.

Muncey earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Michigan University and is a member of the Automotive Press Association, Automotive Public Relations Council and the Washington Automotive Press Association. He currently resides in Rochester Hills, Mich.

As Michigan’s leading integrated brand communications firm, The Quell Group integrates strategic branding and positioning counsel with marketing and public relations services. Founded in 1994, the firm provides proprietary diagnostic tools to help companies unknot, align and market® their value proposition.

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New Year, New Way To Buy CardStar Application makes buying local easier than ever

Royal Oak, MI – Need one more reason to celebrate 2013? Make this year’s resolution the most attainable one yet by downloading the BuyMichLocal mobile phone application on CardStar. Save money and time while supporting local businesses to foster a successful and celebratory new year.

“This loyalty app is a tremendous value to our clients and it allows us to add a mobile layer to our marketing packages,” said Michael Sacha, Founder of, a new search engine specifically for Michigan-based businesses. recently joined CardStar, a free mobile phone application that electronically holds all loyalty card programs. Instead of carrying around multiple physical cards, CardStar allows consumers to put all of their cards into one virtual place. According to the Nielson Social Media Report of 2012, mobile application use grew by 85% since 2011. has now joined that growing force, making it even easier to buy with Michigan in mind.

Made a New Year’s resolution to save more money? Done. One component of the BuyMichLocal mobile app includes the Daily Deals, electronic coupons for Michigan-based businesses. Consumers can now buy and use their Daily Deals through right from their mobile devices.

“Many mom and pop shops will never have a mobile app of their own,” says Sacha, “the BuyMichLocal Loyalty App through Cardstar makes it easier for small business owners to feature their products on a competitive platform.”

Looking for one resolution to keep this year? Make it your mission for 2013 to support the local Michigan economy and promote growth in small businesses. makes this New Year’s resolution possible by allowing you to search, find and utilize the businesses around you right from your mobile devices.