Archive for the ‘Speaking/Events’ Category

Succeed at Failing

Monday, May 12th, 2014

I recently spoke at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s portfolio show (really amazing, by the way…you should check them out!). Melissa Hickert asked me to speak on what happens after graduation and to offer any words of advice to the graduates.

My answer was to put together a speech about turning failures into success. Why? Because in those first few years (and beyond!) after graduation, I made quite a few mistakes. But instead of throwing in the towel, I took to heart Arthur Gordon’s wisdom in the book A Touch of Wonder and used my failures to inform me how to improve my decision-making, my processes and my business.

It was great fun sharing my faux pas with this very talented group. May all of their failures bring them great success!

Here’s a pdf of my presentation for anyone who’s interested.


Stillwater Women’s Business Bridge

Friday, June 14th, 2013


This morning I met a wonderful group of women at the Stillwater Women’s Business Bridge, where I also delivered my Branding 101: How to Hone Your Business Message talk. We had a great time breaking into groups and talking about the elements that make up our brands. I was also pleased that we came up with such great examples for our volunteer to describe her brand personality.

I’d also like to thank everyone who donated to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW). I am thrilled with the generosity of the group and am excited to present them with a check. Thank you for helping Mix to support MCBW.

Here’s a link to download a pdf of the Branding 101 PowerPoint. And please—keep in touch! I’d love to hear from you.

Katrina Hase
Mix Creative Owner

Rock Your Brand in 2013

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Thank you to all who attended my talk at this morning’s Women in Networking breakfast. I was honored to be able to present our talk on how to rock your brand in 2013. In case you missed it, or just want to revisit some of the elements that make a brand, you can download a pdf of the presentation here.

Best wishes, and please keep in touch!Sincerely,Katrina Hase
Owner and Creative Director of Mix Creative

Brand Message Presentation

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Thank you to all who attended the Small Business Leadership Conference today at Rasmussen College School of Business. I was honored to be able to present our talk on honing your brand message. In case you missed it, or just want to revisit some of the elements that make a brand, here’s a link to download a pdf of our Powerpoint Presentation.

Best wishes, and please keep in touch!


Katrina Hase
Owner and Creative Director of Mix Creative

Mix to Present at Effective Marketing—The Next Step

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase will present her talk, “Recipe for a Marketing Plan That Works” at the upcoming workshop, Effective Marketing—The Next Step. Here are the details:

Date: Friday October 12, 2012

Time: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm;
Workshop Networking & Check In start at 7:30 am

Location: Business Center Anoka Ramsey Community College 11200 Mississippi Blvd NW Coon Rapids

Cost: $50.00*
includes lunch $10.00 Discount for Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Members 

Registration: Register online at

4 Marketing Experts in this Hands-On Workshop:

  • “Ignite Your Site” Christy Huisenga, Phoenix Website Design
  • “Recipe for A Marketing Plan That Works” Katrina Hase, Mix Creative
  • “Customize Your Social Media Content” Nick Rosener, Tech Nick Consulting
  • “More Profits, Not Just More Sales” Barb Zuleger, Performance Partners MN

Improve your marketing results with. .

 Top 10 must haves to set your website on fire

 Increase PROFITS not just Sales

 Take stock of your brand with a simple checklist

 Get access to exclusive marketing calendar worksheet

 Understand the culture of the top 5 social networks and how they can work for your business

 Hands on marketing information relevant today and ready to use

PLUS time after lunch to work with the experts on YOUR Marketing

Social Media Education Series

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


Each year we’ve been in business, Mix Creative has worked to expand our services to better serve our clients. This year, we would like to add in more learning opportunities for our clients to empower them to effectively and confidently use the tools we’ve helped set in place. As part of this initiative, Mix Creative is partnering with social media experts, tena.cious, to offer a four-class series about how to make the most of your social media sites. This is a great opportunity for our clients who’ve taken the first step in getting a blog and branded Facebook and/or Twitter page to learn the tools to make their online efforts successful!

October 16: Facebook
How and what to post to build “Likes”

October 23: Pinterest
Learn to use Pinterest for Business

November 6: Twitter and Blogging
What, How and When to Write

November 13: Social Media Marketing
Build a Social Media Strategy and Plan

Attend all four 2-hour courses for $350, or just come to the ones you want for $105 each.
Classes will be held from 1 to 3pm at 370 Selby Ave, Suite #301, St. Paul
Registration is limited to 10 people.

Please call Katrina at 612-226-5717 or email us to register.

Mix Creative to Speak at Back to Business Symposium

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


We’re delighted to be included as a  morning and afternoon breakout session presenter at this summer’s Back to Business WIN Summer Symposium. The theme of the symposium is to tap into the “back to school” spirit and dive into concrete learning, planning and implementation to grow business and revenue.

Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase will be presenting her popular “Recipe for a Marketing Plan that Works” talk in both morning and afternoon breakout sessions. The session will include the basics of marketing your business, creating a marketing plan, and implementing your plan using a marketing calendar. You’ll gain access to a marketing worksheet and calendar template if you attend the talk.

Half day registration starts at just $49! Click here for registration information.

Just the facts:

Wednesday, August 15
8:00-8:30: Registration check-in, informal networking, continental breakfast
8:30am-Noon: Morning sessions
Noon-3:30pm: Register for the full day and stay for networking over lunch and aftenoon sessionsOptional – 3:30-5:30pm: Invitation to network further and celebrate WIN’s 10th Anniversary over Happy Hour at Kip’s restaurant at the Marriott just down the street

University of Phoenix
435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Free ramp parking
Click here for map with driving directions


MORNING session includes:

  • Continental breakfast and informal networking
  • Plenary Session 1:
    How to Win Business in a Socially Connected World

    Jeff Ferrazzo, Social Media Expert, Constant Contact
  • Plenary Session 2:
    Strategic Messaging that Inspires Change and Builds Brand Ambassadors

    Melissa DeLay, Communication Strategist, TruPerception
  • Your choice of 3 breakout sessions:

    -Create a Marketing Plan that Works
    Katrina Hase, Marketing and Design Expert, Mix Creative

    -The other “take action” breakouts are being confirmed and will be posted very soon!

FULL-DAY session also includes:

  • Lunch and informal networking
  • Your choice of 3 breakout sessions:

    -Create a Marketing Plan that Works
    Katrina Hase, Marketing and Design Expert, Mix Creative

    -The other “take action” breakouts are being confirmed and will be posted very soon!

    -Optional working session in the computer labs to implement what you’ve learned from the morning sessions (Jeff Ferrazzo and Melissa DeLay available to assist and answer your questions)

  • Afternoon wrap up session: Hands-on time to carry forward what you learned from today!
  • Invitation to continue connections over Happy Hour at the Kips in the Marriott (a short walk down the street) from 3:30-5:30pm!

Katrina Hase to Speak at eWomenNetwork Luncheon

Monday, June 13th, 2011


Thursday, August 04, 2011
Metropolitan Ballroom
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Accelerated Networking to follow.
Online Registration

We’re delighted to share that the lovely folks at eWomen Network have invited Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase to give an encore presentation of Recipe for a Marketing Plan That Works at the August 4th eWomen Accelerated Networking luncheon. Won’t you come and join us?

Here are the details: (more…)

Mix to Present at 2011 Destined to Win Conference

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase is scheduled to be a Breakout Session Presenter at the 2011 Destined to Win conference on January 27, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center. The topic of the presentation will be: Recipe for a Successful Marketing Strategy.

Destined to WIN is the annual conference of the local Women in Networking group. This welcoming and non-competitive group attracts women entrepreneurs, business owners, and key players in business.

Katrina’s presentation was selected from those submitted to a Request for Proposals process.

For highlights from last year’s Destined to WIN conference, take a peek at the video below, produced by Pixelle8 Media.

Join Mix at the Sept 15 WIN Networking Lunch

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Mix Creative owner Katrina Hase is the invited speaker at the next Women in Networking luncheon. Please join us! Here are the details:

Brand Yourself as an Expert
Tips and Techniques to Show What You Know

Wednesday, September 15, 11:30am-1:00pm
(lunch provided)
11:00am doors open for informal networking
Location: Amore Victoria
Uptown Minneapolis
Free Lot Parking
Click here to register online

Over the past few months WIN has provided sessions on the mindset behind thinking big and being seen as an expert. Now that we have the necessary way of thinking, its time to pull out tools to brand ourselves as experts.

In this session, Katrina Hase, branding veteran and owner of Mix Creative, will reveal top tools and techniques you can implement this year to establish yourself (and your business) as an expert in your field. These same techniques have helped her clients’ businesses to develop a following of loyal clientele who recognize them as experts.

Katrina was the recipient of WIN’s first Destined to WIN award recognizing her for the intentional growth she has realized in her business which serves as an inspiration to all women in business.

Discover how to craft a content-rich website, create an editorial calendar for your business, and utilize multiple channels — including speaking, self-publishing on the web, PR, and social media—to deliver your brand message.

A list of resources will be provided to participants.

Katrina Hase

Katrina Hase, Principal of Mix Creative

Presenter: Katrina Hase is the owner and principal designer of Mix Creative

Previously, Katrina served as art director at a Saint Paul ad agency, where she designed and managed client campaigns and guided the company’s own rebranding. As a freelance art director, Katrina designed marketing collateral, websites and ad campaigns for local agencies including Acuitee Marketing, All Out Marketing, Echo Creative, Falls Agency, and M Design Interactive. Prior to freelance work, Katrina worked for eight years as an exhibit developer and project leader for new exhibits at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Katrina has a BA in Psychology and an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

Katrina frequently lectures and writes on topics of marketing and design. She has participated as a panelist at WIN SparkHer and Destined to Win events, was featured as a guest speaker for a TechNetworking webinar and classroom series, and was a guest lecturer for the Graphic Design & Visual Communication program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Her written work can be read on a local and national level.