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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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15 free tools to help you write killer blog posts

As a writer, the creative cup does not always runneth over with awesome blog post ideas. This is especially true if you need to come up with quality ideas on a consistent basis. Enter the web, plus many marketers struggling with this same issue, and voila! Tons of awesome tools available to help you pack a punch…

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Thought Leader Thursday: Mallorie Rosenbluth of Grubhub

For this week’s Thought Leader Thursday, we’re featuring Mallorie Rosenbluth of Grubhub – one of our most highly rated Social Media Strategies Summit speakers of 2017. Prior to Grubhub, Mallorie held positions at Wegman’s Food Markets, Likeable Media, and Baked by Melissa. She joined the Grubhub team in 2016. It’s an exciting time for the company….

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10 Employee Advocacy Tools to Increase Brand Reach and ROI

employee advocacy

Consider this statistic: employees are 2x as trusted as a CEO, senior executive, or activist consumer. If that stat didn’t drive the importance of employee advocacy home for you, how about this: on average, brand messages are shared 24x more frequently when distributed by employees. Employee advocacy is increasingly being seen as a key accompaniment…

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