NWA Marketing Entrepreneur to Be Showcased by Barnes and Noble Local Author Series

Derek Champagne Will Participate in the Barnes and Noble Summer Local Author Showcase.

Derek Champagne, author and founder/CEO of The Artist Evolution, a marketing firm based in Fayetteville, Ark., will be spotlighted in the Barnes and Noble Summer Local Author Showcase from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 27th at the Barnes at Noble store in Fayetteville. Champagne will be available to answer questions and sign copies of his book.

Champagne is a Northwest Arkansas resident, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and local business owner of The Artist Evolution. Champagne’s book, Don't Buy A Duck: Stop Wasting Money & Only Do Marketing That Works!, recently become an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Don't Buy A Duck centers on everything from small business marketing to more advanced insight on bigger-budget marketing; the book has examples and strategies to help marketers at all levels.

In Don't Buy A Duck, Champagne provides a better understanding of how to strategically design and implement marketing that works. Don't Buy A Duck uncovers solutions to promote strategic thinking and consistent execution. Don't Buy A Duck is the perfect guide for business owners and entrepreneurs struggling with the time, money and energy spent on marketing without seeing a solid rate of return.

Champagne hosts the popular podcast, The Business Leadership Series, a free subscription of written, audio and verbal interviews. Guests include business professionals, coaches, entrepreneurs and those who have had unique experiences and who offer valuable insight. As well as available online, episodes of the Business Leadership Series are broadcast monthly on ESPN 99.5 FM radio.

The Artist Evolution is a marketing agency which focuses on taking a comprehensive approach to developing all aspects of a brand. The group specializes in the creative development, brand advancement and execution of marketing campaigns. Champagne has led TAE to work with local, regional and national brands in an array of fields and industries; from small local businesses to publicly-traded brands.

The showcase will spotlight other local authors including: William Symes, Kim Moulton, Carrie Perrien Smith, Sam Brannon, Michael Tarvin, Felicia Conner, Fern Croley Jones, Lana Campbell, Shana Congrove and Lorraine Cafasso.


Derek Champagne is a frequent guest lecturer at business conventions and college business marketing classes covering marketing and social media subject matter. Champagne is endorsed by the ASDA as a trusted marketing resource, and he is an advisory board member and a guest contributor for national publication, Dental Entrepreneur Magazine. Champagne is also a nationally published musician who has made musical contributions to the soundtracks of television shows on ABC, MTV, Bravo, Oxygen, and the E! Channel. When he's not making music or marketing strategy, he enjoys volunteering for Northwest Arkansas nonprofit organizations, spending time with his wife and two children, playing guitar, enjoying the occasional game of golf and staying involved in his church. Learn more at:  www.theartistevolution.com.

Source: The Artist Evolution


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