What’s Next For Detroit? With Dennis Archer Jr.

January 22, 2020

Daily Detroit

Jer Staes

The New Year is a great time to take inventory of what we’ve done and where we’re headed, and I like to talk to Dennis Archer Jr.,the CEO of Ignition Media Group and the president of Archer Corporate Services ahead of the Detroit Policy Conference that’s coming up this Wednesday, January 29.

We touch on a variety of topics including transit, education, development, the focus going forward on the neighborhoods, and why Archer doesn’t like the word “comeback” when it comes to Detroit.

Archer is also the chair of the conference, with speakers like Dug Song, who has gotten more visibly involved in policy and such since selling his company, Duo Security, to Cisco. Actor Hill Harper, who owns the Roasting Plant in downtown Detroit and bought a house in the city.

The suburbs are in, too. Oakland County Executive David Coulter is speaking. A statewide perspective from Lieutenant-Governor Garlin Gilchrist.

Listen to the conversation:

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Dennis Archer Jr. On Keeping Detroit’s Comeback Moving And The Detroit Policy Conference

February 22, 2019

Daily Detroit

By: Jer Staes

On a bonus interview episode of Daily Detroit, our guest is Dennis Archer, Jr.

He’s the owner of Ignition Media, proprietor of the successful Central Kitchen and Bar, and chair of the upcoming Detroit Policy Conference.

We talk about a variety of topics around Detroit’s comeback and a vision for 2030 for the city and region.

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Blogging #MPC17: A Platform for Millennial Coverage

For the fourth consecutive year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) collaborated with the Detroit Regional Chamber to bring another voice to reporting on the Mackinac Policy Conference. The Blogger Zone in BCBSM Media Row provides bloggers who attend the Conference a chance to have the same access as the traditional media outlets, as well as provides the Conference a platform to reach a younger audience.

Media consumption has shifted in the digital age and people seek and engage with it in several ways, millennial readers look to social media and blogs for information pertinent to them.

“Blogs serve a very important purpose because each blog has a unique community of readers that are very loyal and interested in certain subjects that these people as bloggers can cover,” explained Andrew Hetzel, vice president of corporate communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

This year, the following blogs covered the Conference: Autoblog, Daily Detroit, Detroit Unspun, A Healthier Michigan, MI Blues Perspectives and Positive Detroit.

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) put together a video on the Blogger Zone at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, view the video below:

Read some of the bloggers coverage from this year’s Conference below:

Autoblog – Michigan Ponders its Automotive Future in the Connected Age

Daily Detroit Five Secrets to Making Awesome Things Happen With Jason Hall of Slow Roll

Detroit Unspun – Bring It to The Table’s Julie Winokur Confronts Politics, Civility at Mackinac Policy Conference

MI Blues Perspectives Five Positive #MPC17 Takeaways for Detroit Residents

Positive Detroit – Matt Cullen of Rock Ventures Answers: What’s Next for the QLINE, Riverfront and More

Visit mpc.detroitchamber.com to view more coverage and videos from the Conference.