Twin Cities Events
MARKETING • CREATIVE • DIGITAL
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SMBMSP – Inside Influencer Marketing
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free – $15
While influencer marketing may appear to be a quick and easy form of advertising in today’s social media landscape, many don’t understand the time and effort required to make these campaigns truly valuable to brands and their leaders. Today’s influencer marketing programs not only need to prove strong engagement and impressions, but also need to show that these dollars provide value beyond just a superficial social post.
The influencer marketing world is changing on a daily basis. With countless creators at your fingertips, and dozens of tools and companies boasting to provide the “best and latest” technologies and practices, how to you know what is actually worth your time and money?
Maggie LaMaack will walk you through the influencer marketing process, from initial planning, choosing and briefing influencers to tools, measurement and reporting. While most of the discussion will focus on B2C audiences (with a focus on CPG brands), information from the discussion will also be applicable to all forms of influencer marketing.
The last 15-30 minutes of the presentation will be a group Q&A/discussion forum where audience members will be encouraged to share tips and tricks of the trade, and what is working for their companies in this rapidly changing influencer world. We’re all in this crazy industry together, after all.
This event is on Thursday: We’re moving to Thursdays for the Sping & Summer
Parking Note: Construction and ramp closings have reduced the number of available spots in the area. Please plan for extra time to find on-street, metered parking spaces.
Maggie LaMaack (Twitter, Instagram)
Account Director, Fast Horse
Maggie LaMaack has spent her career immersing herself in social media platforms and online communities (she even met her fiancé on Twitter!). She is interested not only in how consumers spend their time online, but also the influencers they rely on to learn about the products and brands they purchase.
As an Account Director at Fast Horse, Maggie leads influencer, experiential and media relations campaigns across a number of General Mills’ brands, while also overseeing influencer programs and processes across the agency. Recognized as one of AdFed’s 32 under 32, and also named 2015 Young Professional of the Year by Minnesota PRSA, Maggie has a broad understanding of the communications world, and loves to find new ways to reach and influence audiences.
She is also a writer and has had a number of travel and lifestyle pieces published for publications including the Star Tribune, City Pages and Vita.MN (RIP).