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Michelle De Long

President and Executive ProducerMimi Productions

Chicago, IL

Member Since April 2022


Video Production
Video Editing


Two Time Emmy Award Winner, Seasoned Television/Video Professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling. Celebrating 26 years as President and Founder of Mimi Productions, former News Video Producer/Editor at NBC News (15 years), B & W film artist @ and lover of Salukis.

Published content

11 Ways to Find Motivation Again After Experiencing Burnout

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Burnout is an all too common feeling among business leaders, but thankfully there are effective ways of overcoming it. Carrying the weight of a business on your shoulders can be an exhausting endeavor. Constantly worrying about your business’s success, about the livelihoods of those who work there and about your role as a leader can all eventually lead to feelings of burnout and fatigue. Add in the simple day-to-day stressors of life, and your motivation is often the first thing to go. But even if you feel this way now, it’s not too late to get your motivation back. Luckily, there are some tactics you can use to lift yourself up and find your motivation again. Below, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council discuss a few of those tactics as well as how leveraging them can positively impact your ability to carry on leading.

10 Business Leaders Share the Most Impactful Lessons They Learned in 2022

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The end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on what you've learned and how you can apply it to your business moving forward. One of the most important aspects of an end-of-year review is assessing what went right and what went wrong for your business. Setting expectations for the following year based on those statistics helps ensure that your company continues to improve. Here, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share the most valuable lessons they learned over the past 12 months and the key takeaways they'll implement in their businesses in 2023.

How to Keep Business Costs Low Amid Inflation

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Despite rising costs, there are some simple, clever strategies that can save your business money in the long run. With the cost of goods on the rise, many business owners worry they’ll lose profit by maintaining their current prices or lose customers by raising prices to match the inflated purchasing costs. Though inflation continues to interfere in this way with the day-to-day operations of many businesses, business owners have several options for saving money at their disposal. Below, 10 Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their best tips for managing your budget and keeping costs low in the face of inflation.

How to Prepare for a Medical Crisis as an Entrepreneur Based on My Experience


As entrepreneurs, it's important we take the time to create a plan in case of emergency situations.

12 Business Leaders Offer Their Advice on How to Respond to a Controversial Current Event

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It’s not just a matter of if you should or shouldn’t react — it’s how. When controversial events occur in society, some customers want brands to speak out and others want brands to "stay in their place." When you’re a business leader, this can put you in a difficult position, as you may want to voice your opinion, as well as your company’s, but you also don’t want to alienate or lose customers as a result. As business leaders themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council have their own thoughts on the matter. Below, 12 of them each share their tips for how businesses should respond to controversial current events and why they take this stance.

Launching a Podcast for Your Business? 10 Essential Things You Need to Know First

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A podcast can be an excellent opportunity to gain recognition for your brand if you do it right. It seems that there's a podcast for every subject or interest nowadays, from true crime to financial advice to entrepreneurship. This medium has become a go-to source of entertainment and education for many, which is why business owners are clamoring to launch their own podcast ventures. While many podcasts have had unprecedented success and reach, many more have been made that have flown under the radar, so entrepreneurs considering starting a podcast for their company should do so cautiously and with a few considerations in mind. Below, 10 Rolling Stone Culture Council experts share what entrepreneurs should understand before they invest time, energy and resources into launching a podcast.

Company details

Mimi Productions

Company bio

You have a story to tell. We help make people care about that story. Mimi Productions is an award winning Chicago Video and Television Production Company. Our Clients hail from a wide range of industries worldwide including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profits, Government, Cultural Institutions, Automotive, Television Networks, Advertising Agencies and many others. Since 1996, we have helped our clients tell their heart-felt and complex stories that get results. We help you make people care! CERTIFIED WBE and WOSB.



Area of focus

Television Production
Corporate Messaging

Company size

2 - 10