Connect with some of the best and brightest intelligentsia and enhance your network with fabulous new resources!
|Topic:||In A Relationship With My Blog|
|Speakers:||Melanie Biehle – Social Media Strategist and Creative Services Provider at Inward Facing Girl, Jess Estrada – Founder of Fresh Jess Media and Marie LeBaron – Founder and Managing Editor of Make and Takes|
|When:||Monday, February 18th 2013, 6pm-8pm|
|Where:||Robert Leonard Salon & Day Spa — 2033 6th Ave (between Lenora St & Virginia St) Seattle, WA 98121 [map]|
|Tickets:||$25 USD general admission
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About this Event
Topic: In A Relationship With My Blog
Let’s discuss how to use your brand identity to promote a strong customer fan base. The importance of having your customers know you and not just your business is necessary for a small business. As the world becomes more technology driven some of us are hiding behind our brick and mortars. Start using technology to your advantage and introduce the world to your small business! Create a story, share the love you have for your business, introduce your co-workers, and yes…even upload giant photos of the food you’re eating for lunch. Let the world fall in love with you and your business just as much as you have. BE IN A RELATIONSHIP with your blog.
|Melanie Biehle, Social Media Strategist and Creative Services Provider at genuineMIX.
Melanie Biehle is a Social Media Strategist + Creative Services Provider at genuineMIX. She’s also the founder and editor of the lifestyle blog Inward Facing Girl, where she writes about contemporary art, design, photography, and life in Seattle with her husband and son. Melanie has a Masters degree in psychology and 15 years of marketing, project management, and research experience. She’s worked with major motion picture studios including Paramount and Warner Bros., technology leaders like Microsoft, and creative entrepreneurs.
||Jess Estrada, Social Media Strategist
Jess Estrada is an independent social media strategist, working with national brands, small businesses & non-profits to connect with audiences and tell their stories online. She is also a life & style blogger at FreshJess.com. Fresh Jess offers a unique perspective on the latest in Seattle events, fashion, music, philanthropy, popular culture and everything in between. Jess is a Seattle native and loves to support local businesses and non-profits. She’s an avid volunteer & supporter for: Bulldog Haven NW, PAWS, Goodwill and Dress for Success.
|Marie LeBaron, Founder and Managing Editor of Make and Takes
Marie LeBaron is the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes. She’s a mother of 3 living in the Pacific Northwest. Always having a love of crafts, she enjoys getting messy with glue and glitter. There’s always some sort of project going on, her kitchen counter is often cluttered with crafts. When she’s not crafting and creating with her kids, she loves to run, read, and blog! Marie’s first craft book, Make and Takes for Kids: 50 crafts throughout the year published with Wiley in 2011! Enjoy 50 crafts for kids to celebrate the months and seasons of the year. Marie graduated with an Early Childhood and Elementary teaching degree and taught kindergarten for 4 years. She now shares many of her tips and tricks she’s learned over the years on her blog. She’s listed as one of Nielsen’s Power Mom 50, Babble 50 for Best Design Blog, Babble 50 for Best Mom Craft Blogs, is a hostess of the BlogHer pre-party: SocialLuxe Lounge, and organized the women’s blogging relay team, Eat Blog Run. Marie has also a contributed for Martha Stewart, Craftzine, Baby Center,PBS Parents, Babble and Snackpicks.
About CRAVE Chats
Do you CRAVE more opportunities to network with each other as well as spend more time with our entrepreness intelligentsia? After all, we are a community of intuitive, resourceful, passionate, business-savvy, adventuresome mavens! CRAVE hosts intimate, informal discussions which take place at a different coffee shop or casual venue each month, and will be initially focused on our monthly business topic; however we will boldly go wherever the conversation takes us.