Lunch & Learn: Bill West “The Thick Stench of Marketing… and How to Cut Through it”

Come to our next Lunch & Learn hosted by Bill West Wednesday August 10th, 12pm

Event Details

Join us August 10th to have a discussion with Bill West, owner and lead eyebrow-raiser of Bareknuckle Brand Marketing. Bill will lead a discussion rich with horror stories and truth-telling examples of what not to do with your business’s marketing efforts. Also, he’ll share a demystifying approach to branding and marketing that brings serious punch to businesses large and small (yes, medium too).

West will cover…

  • The intersection between strategy and creative as they play in marketing and business overall.

  • The distinction between branding and marketing, and how they wildly influence each other.

  • Why the world hates marketing, namely marketing agencies.

  • Off-the-cuff answers to participants’ intriguing questions!

About Bill West

Owner and lead eyebrow-raiser of Bareknuckle Brand Marketing, Bill pulls from his background as a speech writer, ghostwriter and university writing instructor to help entrepreneurs develop a rich, compelling, articulate brand and customer-seducing marketing.

His work has been featured in media sources such as the New York Times, CNBC and Fox News; across financial websites such as e-trade; and on the back of vodka bottles.

A transplant from the sticks of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill dug his roots in Reno 18 years ago… finishing his masters, starting his first business, supporting local craft breweries and singing for a rock-n-roll band you’ve never heard of.

Bill’s lifetime of awards and accolades include:

  • Most Handsomest, Annual Winner, Bill’s Mom

  • Best Greaser, 2nd Grade Outsiders Play, Mrs. Coleman

  • Most Likely to Join/Lead a Cult, 2001, Verdigris High School (EVERYONE)

  • Best Prince Karaoke Impersonator, 2003, Laramie County Community College

  • World’s Best Dad, Accidental Nomination, Coffee Mug Left on Desk

  • Most Regrettable Emcee Choice, 2018, American Marketing Association ACE Awards


Doors open at 12:00 pm, and the speaker starts at 12:15 pm.

Free parking is available in the parking lot of UNR Innevation Center, at 450 Sinclair St. Reno, NV 89501

Also available to stream live through Stream It Now:

Lunch is provided with ticket purchase, which includes sandwiches, chips, salad and beverages.

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