Consulting, Workshops & More

Our Consulting Services include:

PRIVATE CONSULTING to Top Companies the World Over
Marketing Directions’ clients include the leading manufacturers, retailers, home-interior, floral and automotive designers in the world. Although we keep the names of our customers strictly confidential -- if you’ve heard of them, they very likely subscribe to The Trend Curve™ newsletter, have purchased our trend and color forecast products or engaged Michelle’s speaking or consulting services in order to make the best manufacturing and buying decisions 18 to 24 months out. These companies are at the top of their fields because they are wise enough to procure the best directional advice in the business – that of The Trend Curve.

TARGETED PRESENTATIONS With a Standing-Room-Only Speaker
It is not just Michelle Lamb’s 21 years of consistently correct predictions that make her presentations so valuable to our clients. It is how she tailors them to their specific needs. Choose the trend topics you want Michelle to address OR request a list of proposed topics. Whether it is for an auditorium audience of hundreds or a small group of key decision makers at your company, Michelle will tailor her presentation to your needs and help you make the very best use of her constantly updated expertise.

The word is out that not only are Michelle’s presentations surprisingly informative, they’re also entertaining and so inspirational that you and your staff will be bursting with new ideas and innovative direction for a very long time after engaging her speaking services!

If this is the trend, what is the product? That's a question your group will answer during a hands-on creative workshop that gives everyone an opportunity to use knowledge gained from Michelle Lamb’s trend seminar. The session begins with an hour-long trend presentation by Michelle, who is one of the world’s top authorities on the future of color and design. Then, participants break into teams to put their newfound knowledge to work in a creativity and team-building exercise. This workshop takes about one additional hour, but the impact and inspiration from it will last much longer!

TREND ARTICLES for Your Publication
Michelle has written articles for scores of national publications on topics ranging from interior and exterior furnishings to the tiniest gifts and holiday ornaments. For the most up-to-the-minute content on color, design, texture and functionality, as well as accurate trend predictions on whatever topic you choose, call on The Trend Curve staff. We’ll provide you with well-researched, well-written articles in plenty of time for your deadlines!

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS for Colleges & Universities
Educating the next generation of product designers, manufacturers, and retailers is one of Michelle’s passions. Their futures will hold so many opportunities for innovation that they need to learn early on how unnecessary it is to reinvent the color wheel! Reliable color and trend forecasting sources should be the foundation upon which they build our tomorrow, and trend and color expert Michelle Lamb is uniquely suited to helping them find these resources and make the very best use of them.

For more information on all of these services, contact:

Janice Carlson
Marketing Directions, Inc.
PO Box 44475
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Ph: 952.893.1245
Fx: 952.893.1264
Toll Free: 1.888.391.3408