November 4, 2015


1:00 ET
How (and WHY) to Power your Brand with Visual Marketing – Keynote Address: Peg Fitzpatrick

Peg Fitzpatrick at the Visual Social Media ConferenceVisual marketing is one of the newest challenges for brands, social media managers, and community managers. Tasked with PR, marketing, community building, and social media responsibilities, adding design to the mix could be the straw that broke the social media manager’s back without a solid plan. Get an overview of why visuals are the key to powerful social media and learn how you can use visual marketing successfully.

About Peg: Peg is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Peg is known for her brand management, social media marketing strategy, and innovating the world of social media marketing. Peg pioneered the visual marketing movement working as the Head of Social Strategy for the design company Canva. She has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. She was recently chosen by Pinterest as one of their top 15 Pinterest for Business Experts.

2:00 ET
Spotlight Tool Talk: Tailwind

tailwindlogoTailwind can do more than just schedule your pins. Get power-user tips and learn ways Tailwind can improve your content marketing as a whole!

3:00 ET

SlideShare’s Hidden Treasure – How to Skyrocket Your Traffic and Subscribers: Donna Moritz

SQUARE_Head_Shot_-_Donna_Moritz (1)With every social platform becoming visually focused, it’s no surprise that SlideShare is gaining more and more attention. But many marketers are not aware of just how powerful this platform can be for marketing your brand – especially in terms of driving traffic and attracting subscribers. In this jam-packed session, Donna Moritz, founder of Socially Sorted will share just how powerful SlideShare can be. You’ll learn her secrets for creating an engaging slide deck that drives people to take action. You’ll also discover how to use SlideShare to tell your brand story, attract more visitors to your site and help turn those visitors into subscribers … and customers.

NOTE: This schedule will be pre recorded for broadcast at this time.

About Donna: Donna Moritz is the founder of Socially Sorted based in Queensland, Australia. As a visual social media strategist, she helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media and content strategy to drive shares, traffic and sales. She is a contributor to Entrepreneur Online, Social Media Examiner and Social Fresh, and has been featured in Forbes, NBC and Yahoo!
Donna’s blog, Socially Sorted, was the Business Category Winner of the 2014 Best Australian Blogs Competition and was listed as a Top 10 Social Media Blog for Social Media Examiner in 2015. She was also listed by Smart Company as a Top 10 Business Blog in 2015. And she’s a Sunshine Coast Local!

4:00 ET
Don’t Sky Your Art — Elevate Your Visual Storytelling Standards: Katherine Kotaw & Kelsey Prooker


KelseyIn the vKatherine_Kotawisual storytelling community, there is much debate over what constitutes good design. Those who use Photoshop and InDesign snub those who use Canva and PicMonkey — and vice versa.

This debate over what constitutes good art isn’t new. Centuries ago, the Impressionists’ work was deemed a violation of all traditional academic rules of painting, and to punish them, their work was condemned to the most undesirable viewing location in art galleries: neck-straining ceiling level, a practice known as skying.

In her conference, Kelsey Prooker will bring the debate over what constitutes fine art — or good design — into the 21st century.

It’s not about the tools the designer uses to create his or her digital art — but the passion and talent the designer uses to tell a story through visual media.

In her presentation, Kelsey Prooker will teach you how to create “eye-level” digital art, visuals so compelling that your audience will linger over them, get wrapped up in the stories they tell – and remember you when it’s time to buy your product or services.

About Katherine: Hailing from a background in journalism, Katherine Kotaw is no stranger to the essential role visuals play in telling a story. The best photojournalists were paired with the best writers and together, a captivating story was told.

In addition to earning her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan, Katherine’s education includes an apprenticeship with graphic designer, art director and advertising legend, Stephen Frankfurt, the creative visual genius who took out birth announcements asking the world to “Pray for Rosemary’s Baby,” goaded audiences into sampling Lay’s Potato Chips (“Bet you can’t eat just one”) and whose visionary work — credited as the vanguard of the Madison Avenue creative revolution — inspired the TV series Mad Men (his son was asked to create the show’s opening credits.)

About Kelsey: Academically trained in the fine arts at the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design, Kelsey Prooker is a self-taught graphic designer, spending much of her time using the computer as her canvas.

Kelsey designs branded visual media for websites, blog posts and social media platforms. Her most recent project – a series of advertisements for a luxury interiors company – was featured in California Home + Design magazine and on Design*Sponge, the blog hailed a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times.

5:00 ET
Making Pinterest Work for You: Kim Vij

Kim VIjimageLearn how to optimize your Pinterest account as a key element in your visual marketing strategy. Kim will focus on strategies to help make your images and website Pinterest friendly. Discover how to the smart feed works for you and the tools available to manage it all with time saving tips.

About Kim: Kim Vij is a Pinterest Consultant, Educator, Blogger, Freelance Writer and Speaker. She has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.6 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting. She’s successfully partnered with leading children’s educational bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education. She enjoys sharing ways to make everyday moments into teachable opportunities on The Educators’ Spin On It and several online publications including her upcoming book 100 Fun and Easy Learning Games for Kids.

6:00 ET
Tools for Visual Marketing Domination Panel: RelayThat, BuzzSumo and More!


November 5, 2015

1:00 ET
How to Establish a Strong Visual Brand on Social Media: Rebekah Radice

TherRebekah-Radice-headshot-2015e’s no denying the power of visual content. From Facebook to Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram – visual marketing has taken the online world by storm. But knowing how to adapt can be a challenge for the most seasoned business marketer.

Rebekah Radice, an award winning writer has built her blog traffic and audience through a bold and vibrant visual brand. In this session, she shares how you can establish a strong visual brand on social media to boost engagement, improve consumer sentiment, drive website traffic and increase profits.

About Rebekah: Rebekah Radice is an Award Winning Writer, Social Media Strategist and Brand Ambassador for Post Planner.

She is the author of “How to Use Social Media to Virtually Crush the Competition” and recently named a Top 10 Social Media Blog by Social Media Examiner, as well as one of the Top Ten Most Shared Content Marketers of 2014.

Post Planner makes it easy for people to find and share amazing content consistently – to get predictable, measurable, and remarkable results with their social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.

2:00 ET
Tools to measure and improve visual marketing success: Ian Anderson Gray

IAGThere’s so much noise on the internet these days, don’t you think? Recent studies show the average American is consuming over 10 hours of content each day (in the UK it’s around 9). How do we get our voices heard and connect with the right people online? Creating eye-catching visual content is becoming vitally important and there are some tools that can help you with this! We’ll be looking at tools to help design and build your visual content as well as tools to help you research, manage and monitor.

About Ian: Ian runs a popular social media blog called Seriously Social and is a speaker, web developer and social media consultant. He is co-founder of Select Performers Internet Solutions – a family run web and digital marketing agency based in the North West of England. He has a passion for turning the techno-babble of social media, marketing and technology into plain English. As well as being a geek, husband and dad to two rather lively children, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.

3:00 ET
How to Succeed with Instagram Marketing: Jenn Herman

Profile_Photo_-_Jenn_Herman_-_Large (1)If you’re struggling with your Instagram marketing or wondering what you could do better, this is the presentation for you. Jenn Herman will provide actionable and easy-to-follow tips that will have you seeing immediate and measurable results with your Instagram marketing. You will learn how to better structure your Instagram account, content, and calls-to-action to drive more engagement, traffic, and sales!

About Jenn: Jenn Herman is a social media consultant, speaker, and globally recognized Instagram expert. Her blog, Jenn’s Trends, is focused on understanding trends in social media management – and has won the title of a Top 10 Social Media Blog in 2014 and 2015. Through her blog, consulting, and speaking Jenn provides tips, resources, and training for small to medium sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Her business background includes Administration, Sales, Human Resources, and Marketing and she enjoys bringing all these skills together to help you grow your business.

4:00 ET
Taking fear out and putting fun in to Facebook video marketing! Dorien Morin-van Dam

204Dorien (1)Lack of technical knowledge and fear of being in front of the camera are two of the most common reasons business owners resist video marketing. Add a bit of shyness and a small marketing budget to that to create the perfect environment for video procrastination. No more! In my segment I will show you tools you can use to succeed, how easy it is to shoot and upload a video to Facebook and how to get views, likes and shares on your videos. I will share stories of real business owners creating their own videos, all who are rockin’ it on Facebook.

About Dorien I am Dorien Morin-van Dam, owner of More In Media, a social media consultancy specializing in local social media marketing implementation, hands-on social media training and social media consulting. Now in my 5th year of business, I serve a varied group of great clients; small businesses in many different industries. I am proud to say I am Dutch-born and American-by-choice. As a busy mom of 4 kids and 3 Labradors, I love to walk my dogs, run marathons, read, bake, and cook in my spare time. I’ve lived in the Netherlands, Brazil and I now live in Myrtle Beach, SC. You’ll find me all over the internet wearing my orange glasses!

5:00 ET
Live streaming video as a sales catalyst: Kim Garst

Kim Garst

Live streaming video with Meerkat, Periscope and Blab gives business owners and marketers a very easy-to-use platform to share their message and be helpful to an audience in real time. Learn how the deep connections they forge can move the sales needle for our business.

About Kim: Kim has owned an online business for 20+ years and has built a reputation as a leading authority on digital marketing and specifically, social selling. She focuses heavily on speaking and training business owners worldwide on social selling strategies.

Kim is the author of ‘Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media,’ a book that became an international best seller in multiple categories.

She is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge around digital media, social media and especially, social selling as a way to grow your business.

6:00 ET

The future of visual social media marketing: Panel