Jeff “Fuzzy” Wenzel and Shawn Neal of the Woodshed Agency (Detroit, MI) visited campus on November 13, 2017 to share the secrets of creating and running a successful crowdfunding campaign through an interactive session.
Wenzel is a digital and social media expert, project manager and business developer who has created and maintained a social media presence for over 450 client projects on multiple social media platforms. He is a co-founder of Groovebox Studios, a S.E. Michigan based music and digital media company that has established them as crowdfunding pioneers with over 300 successful campaigns to their credit. Jeff also seeks out and maintains collaborative relationships for his digital properties between companies, sponsors and clients. Credits include Volkswagen, Moncur, Detroit Design Center, Motor City New Years Eve, Camp Casey and North Star Media.
Shawn Neal is a crowdfunding expert, content creation professional and expert storyteller who is a repeat champion of The Moth StorySLAM. As co-founder of Groovebox Studios, Shawn leads the strategy and development of over 300 successful crowdfunding campaigns that have raised over $2 Million and counting. His career began at Apple where he worked as a training, branding and sales consultant for five years. In his work as a content creation professional, Shawn has filmed and edited over 2,000 music and commercial videos, documentaries and television series including “Under The Radar Michigan” on PBS. Clients include Compuware, Heil Sound, The Metro Times, Youth Violence Prevention Initiative of Detroit, and World AIDS Day Detroit.