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Mary Charleson

Marketing educator, speaker, and strategist. Author of 5-Minute Marketing, Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile. Blogs at

Mary Charleson holds an MBA in marketing, and has been a monthly marketing columnist for Business in Vancouver since 2002. She has published two books, Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile (2013), and Five-Minute Marketing (2010), each featuring tips for the time-starved entrepreneur, marketing manager or student. She has been a consultant with Charleson Communications for over 20 years, and has taught marketing at Capilano University, New York Institute of Technology, City University of Seattle as well as guest lectured at Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Mary is also a member of the Global Speakers Federation, and a consulted marketing opinion leader. Her work has been published in Marketing Magazine, Strategy, and the Toronto Star as well as numerous industry and association publications. She has also had lifestyle pieces published in Zoomer Magazine and Cottage Life.

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