On Today’s show we are speaking with Kelli Agnich; Merchandising and Social Media Coordinator at Zazzle – the online retailer that allows users to upload images and create their own merchandise, or buy merchandise created by other users, as well as use images from participating companies. Founded in 1999, Zazzle now has over 40K Twitter followers and more than 100K Facebook ‘likes’. In 2007, the company was recognized by TechCrunch as “best business model” and in 2010, was named one of the “Hottest Silicon Valley Companies” by Lead411. Kelli has been with Zazzle since October 2013, managing their social media platforms including Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. Tune in to hear her story and more!
On today’s show, we are speaking with Lisa Gavales; trail-blazer when the internet bubble burst and two time CMO. Most recently working with Talbots, where she oversaw all aspects of brand and retail marketing and prior to this, with EXPRESS the clothing store where she was instrumental in building the profile and presence of the brand. Lisa has won a number of awards including Top CMO on Twitter (rank #4) and Most Likeable CMO (awarded by Likeable Media 2012) for sharing with us behind the scenes of runways, photo-shoots, top models and on-set style. She single-handedly managed @ExpressLisaG because she believes Twitter is not about hearing from a company; it’s about hearing from a person within the company. More recently she has spoken at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit 2014 and Retail BIG Show 2014. The words she goes by are – “Always in the market for the Next Big Idea, always in the market for great Talent, and always looking to have a good time while working hard!” Tune in to hear her story and more on Episode 12 of All The Social Ladies.
On Today’s show we speak with Kelly Byrd; Account Manager at Likeable Media. Kelly has over 6 years of public relations, marketing and social media experience. Her past clients have ranged from nonprofit and startup to Fortune 500 companies including Gannett, Google, Microsoft and she has provided support for over twenty-five product launches. Prior to Likeable Media, Kelly was the public relations and social media director at talkTECH Communications and worked for and with National Yoga Month, Quantum Rewards, and Weber Shandwick. She now works closely with her clients to leverage social media and word-of-mouth marketing to build a more #Likeable world! Hear her story, her passions and social media tips on Episode 11 of All The Social Ladies.
On this Memorial Day rebroadcast, Lara Ruth tells us how she started on her path to becoming VP of Content and Social at Citibank. With over 11 years of experience with more than 8 Fortune 500 companies, Lara gives insight on what the best practices are when working in the financial space. She also reveals her thoughts on what the necessary skills are for working in such heavily regulated social media roles. Lara is one busy lady – founder and editor of “Grits in The City”, speaker of fluent Spanish and fan of the flying trapeze! Nevertheless, she still has time to share her story and how she balances it all!
On today’s show we are speaking with Emily Blumenthal; Founder of Handbag Designer 101, The Independent Handbag Designer Awards and author of Handbag Designer 101 (which has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide). Emily launched her own handbag line, Yasmena Bag while getting her MBA in International Marketing Management at Fordham University after working 10 years in media for CNN International and Cartoon Network Moscow. Emily is a trend expert and understands the insatiable appetite of emerging and undiscovered designers and uses her skills and knowledge to teach others too; from “How to Launch Your Handbag Line” at the Learning Annex, to being on the Casting Panel for Project Runway’s Spinoff, Project Accessory where she was also their official blogger. Collaborating with brands such as Swarovski, Timberland, Kate Spade New York and being featured in InStyle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Today Show, The New York Times, Forbes and many more. Tune in to hear her story, the lessons she learned and the confidence she gained to become a successful entrepreneur!