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Interview with SMSsummit Speaker Deanna Stevens, Kent State University

Deanna Stevens Ulrich serves as the Social Media/Community Manager within University Communications and Marketing at Kent State University. She is responsible for managing the university’s institutional accounts, along with assisting with developing and implementing the strategy for the university and presidential social media presence. Check out our interview with her in anticipation of the upcoming…

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Why P2P Texting Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy in 2021

As we head into 2021, marketers are reflecting on how much consumer behavior has changed over the course of the last year. Isolation and physical distancing have forced us to embrace technology now more than ever; newfound importance has been infused into community building; growing support for local businesses has emerged. These trends, likely to…

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SMSsummit Interviews the Founders of Canvas+Co

Canvas+Co Founders speaking

In 2015, Charlene Tassinari + Carly Potock founded YouTube’s first brand strategy team for small-to-medium businesses. Their insights-driven methodology was delivered to 500+ brands globally through client workshops and industry events, including Google’s annual CMO Academy, hosted in partnership with Columbia Business School. In 2018, they built first-of-kind video production solutions for YouTube’s customers. In…

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Interview with SMSsummit speaker Brendan Gahan of Mekanism

Brendan Gahan

Brendan Gahan is Partner & Chief Social Officer at independent creative agency Mekanism, leading the agency’s social division. Gahan has been at the forefront of the social & influencer marketing space since 2006, creating disruptive campaigns for brands such as Mountain Dew, Unilever, MillerCoors, and The Olympics. Brendan has been named to Forbes 30 Under…

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Interview with SMSsummit Speaker Ronda Scholting of West Metro Fire Rescue

Ronda Scholting

We had the honor of interviewing Ronda Scholting, Public Information Officer for West Metro Fire Rescue, headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. Ronda will be speaking at our upcoming Social Media Strategies Summit for First Responders, where she’ll share how those working in public safety can use storytelling to build better media relationships. In her interview, Ronda…

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Interview with SMSsummit Speaker Danielle Wiley of Sway Group

SMSsummit producer Breanna Jacobs had the honor of meeting with Danielle Sway, CEO of Sway Group, an influencer marketing agency with offices with headquarters in San Francisco and staff across the country. In her interview, Danielle shares about how Sway Group started, how they work with their network of influencers, and what she’ll be speaking…

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Interview with SMSsummit speaker Lauren Brommer of Cisco

Lauren Brommer is an experienced digital marketer with a passion for social media. Currently at Cisco, Lauren leads the US social media strategy where she works cross-functionally to ensure customers are met with engaging content on Cisco’s social channels, insights from social listening inform the go-to-market strategy, and the power of a live event is…

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Interview with SMSsummit Anaheim Keynote Melinda Byerley of TimeShare CMO

We’re gearing up for the Social Media Strategies Summit in Anaheim next month! In this interview with opening keynote speaker Melinda Byerley, serial entrepreneur and the founder of Timeshare CMO, she shares insight on how 20 years in tech has shaped her marketing philosophy, her work on #DVDNation, and some common misconceptions on influencer marketing strategy….

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4 awesome live video campaigns and what you can learn from them

The era of live video thus far has been both an exciting and scary time for marketers. The business case is glaringly clear: video posts have 135% greater organic reach than photo posts. People spend 3x longer watching video that’s live versus pre-recorded. What this means, though, is sharing raw, unedited content with hundreds, thousands, potentially…

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