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Thinker is a business development company with owned media outlets including Midwest Manufactured Magazine, the What Works Podcast, and the ThinkerVentures.com website. We also maintain the Thinker Ventures YouTube channel and Thinker LinkedIn pages. This wide breadth of outlets enables us to communicate messages in a cohesive, effective manner across online and offline media. Our goal is to drive measurable awareness for your company.

Ways to Increase Your Company’s Awareness

Midwest Manufactured Live
Watch live-streamed and archived episodes of Midwest Manufactured Live on YouTube where we tell the stories of great manufacturers.

Be a Featured Company
We choose up to three companies per quarter to feature in the printed Midwest Manufactured Magazine. Midwest Manufactured reaches up to 10,000 C-Level execs 4 times per year. These articles are not advertorials and are for established companies that meet some or all of these criteria:

  • Small and medium-sized businesses with national or international growth opportunities
  • Preferably $5 – $25M which suggests some stability and length of ownership
  • Privately-held is a plus, but not required, we appreciate telling the stories of privately-held businesses
  • Doing innovative or unique things in their industry as evidenced by feedback from peers & customers

Contact us to learn more about featuring your company.

Submit a New Product or Service Profile
New product and service profiles are printed each quarter in the Midwest Manufactured Magazine. A headline, 250-word description, and accompanying photo will be included. Some submissions may qualify for distribution on the Midwest Manufactured LinkedIn page or published in the weekly email sent to several thousand readers. Email info@midwestmanufactured.com including your company name, a 250-word description, and a high-resolution photo. New Product or Services Profiles are available for $150 per quarter.

Submit a New Company Profile
New company launches are printed including name, a 250-word description, and photo. Most company profiles qualify for listing on our LinkedIn page. Some new companies may be cross-promoted on Thinker’s other media channels. Email info@midwestmanufactured.com including your company name, a 250-word description, and a high-resolution photo. New Company Profiles are available for $150 per quarter.

Submit a Press Release
Press releases may be submitted to info@midwestmanufactured.com. Press releases may be included in the Midwest Manufactured weekly email and/or printed in the quarterly publication at our discretion. Guaranteed press release distribution to our network of media outlets is available. Contact us for details.

Advertising in Midwest Manufactured is a great way to increase your exposure. Our publication is designed to cut through the noise and deliver value. Email info@midwestmanufactured.com to request a media kit.

All-inclusive Company, Product, and Service Announcement Packages
Inclusive announcement packages for new products, services, or companies are available. Your press release will be emailed to our online subscriber base, distributed nationally (optional), your product will be announced on the Midwest Manufactured LinkedIn page, a listing will be included in the weekly email, an ad will run in the following publication along with your printed New Company listing. Contact us for additional details.

Upgraded Online Business Profile
Updating your company’s online business profile is a good step toward generating more awareness. For as little as $49 per year, your listing will be prioritized and displayed in a searchable form to increase your visibility.