A true entrepreneur from an early age, Derek Champagne has always been interested in fostering connections and finding an audience, in both the marketing and music fields. Now CEO of The Artist Evolution, a marketing, design and practice management firm he founded in 2007, Champagne helps businesses of all budgets design and implement marketing strategies that work. He’s developed and managed brands and marketing campaigns in multiple industries from start ups to household names.
He has pioneered marketing strategies in the medical and dental communities, and has used his twenty-plus years of advertising, branding, and marketing experience to build a formidable business. He is a frequent guest lecturer at business conventions and college business marketing classes covering marketing and social media subject matter. Champagne is endorsed by the ASDA as a trusted marketing resource, and he is an advisory board member and a guest contributor for national publication, Dental Entrepreneur Magazine. He is a frequent guest lecturer at business conventions and college business marketing classes covering marketing and social media subject matter.
Champagne is also a nationally published musician who has made musical contributions to the soundtracks of television shows on ABC, MTV, Bravo, Oxygen, and the E! Channel. When he’s not making music or marketing strategy, he enjoys volunteering for non-profit organizations in his home state of Arkansas, spending time with his wife and two children, playing his guitar, enjoying the occasional game of golf, and staying actively involved in his church.