Profound x Evolve MKD

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Did you know that people who take selfies… have more confidence and higher self-esteem? (Bet you weren’t expecting that.)

Wonderful conversation dispelling stereotypes about beauty, confidence and social media with Macrene Alexiades, Andrea Owen and Claire Fountain this week.. Thanks to Profound and EvolveMKD for having me, and also wishing Evolve MKD a happy five-year anniversary, and continued success in the beauty and health industry!

#EMKDFabFive #BringtheSnapBack

Luminary Pitch Competition

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Nothing makes me happier than helping other women succeed (and wearing flats).

Powerful night at Luminary's Women of Impact Pitch Competition with Berlin Cameron and Marie Claire. The competition celebrated women-founded brands that use their products or services to help build community. Congratulations to Mommy Matters, who won over $75K in funding and services!

And speaking of women-founded brands, head to CNBC for my latest article, where I delve into how I built - and fund - my social media business.

#PitchwithImpact

#AskingForMyself with Sleep Expert Rebecca Robbins

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I have been obsessed with sleep since before I can remember. But I still have So. Many. Questions.

Like: How do I know if I actually got a good night's sleep? How long before bed should I put my devices away? Is it true that some people only need 4-5 hours of sleep?!

Which is why I was thrilled to host an Instagram Live Q&A with my dear friend, sleep researcher and author Rebecca Robbins Parchman. Thank you for answering some of our biggest questions, Rebecca!

Stay close to my Instagram for the next #AskingForMyself!

A Breath of Fresh Hour with Dentyne

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dentyne Ice. Opinions are my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dentyne Ice. Opinions are my own.

Talk about a breath of fresh hour.

Did you know that Dentyne's sugar-free gum provides 60 minutes of fresh breath*? (You read right.) Now what you do with that hour, is up to you! Some of my favorite ideas below! *Includes 20-minute chew time.⁣

1. A trip to the farmer's market (exhibit A above)
⁣2. Plant a few on your husband/girlfriend/best friend (different type of plant) 😘
⁣3. Write 5 thank you cards to people who deserve 'em ⁣
⁣4. Learn 10 new words in another language
⁣5. Take a sushi-making class (and then invite me over)
⁣6. Mentor someone (and offer them a piece of gum)
⁣7. Organize your desktop (computer AND IRL)
⁣8. Take a bubble bath
⁣9. Reply to 15 emails
⁣10. Call your grandma

Trellis Health | Fertility Bootcamp

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Trellis Health. Opinions and text are my own.

Have a Q about fertility? (Who doesn't, honestly?)

Trellis Health spent a week answering some of the biggest fertility questions during their four (free!) #FertilityBootcamp events in NYC - from fertility-friendly nutrition to financing before freezing.

Trellis is on a mission to empower and educate women about fertility because - let's face it - so many of us are so focused on work, social obligations and LIFE - that we often neglect our family planning.

Click here to learn more.

Macy's x Parsons School of Design

Left to right: Christopher Lacy, Kevin Thompson, Sabrina Lynch, Joshua Williams and yours truly.

Left to right: Christopher Lacy, Kevin Thompson, Sabrina Lynch, Joshua Williams and yours truly.

In 2019, you really can't speak on a panel without someone asking: How does a brand weather disruption? (Exhibit A: Google’s $170 million check for data harvesting).

Lucky for me, this past week at Macy's - someone caught my answer on camera so I can link here the next time someone asks that Q!

Thank you to Parsons School of Design for inviting me to speak at Macy's HQ alongside some heavy brand hitters, including Parsons Assistant Professor Christopher Lacy, and my fellow panelists Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby’s International; Sabrina Lynch, Head of Culture at marketing firm Exposure; and Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor at Parsons.

Always so proud to tell the story of how I worked with Levi's and #ExtraExtraCreative to create a truly priceless concert where the only ticket in - was wearing your favorite piece of denim.

Future of Fashion | Parsons School of Design

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Class is in session.

Thank you to The New School and Parsons School of Design for inviting me to speak on the first day of the brand-new Fashion Management program (aka the best-dressed classroom I've seen in decades).

The students in this class were HUNGRY to learn everything about using social media to build a brand - and they even asked some tough questions about privacy and the psychology behind social media engagement. 

After the panel, someone came up to me and said "You make me want to post more," which is kind of a social media influencer's version of "You make me a better person." 

And speaking of social media influence, any guesses how long it takes your favorite influencer to create one Instagram post? Check out my latest for Forbes to find out.

Six Months of Renting the Runway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rent the Runway. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rent the Runway. The opinions and text are all my own.

By now, you've probably figured out that I go to a lot of events.

Sometimes, for work (hello conference season!) - and sometimes, for fun (hi wedding season)! But what you might not know is that for the last 6 months - I've been obsessed with using Rent the Runway.

RTR is perfect for work events, weddings, engagement parties - and also for those with commitment issues - because with RTR Unlimited, you can rent 4 looks and swap them at any time!

That includes this stunning number from VONE that I wore to a friend's Israel wedding a few weeks back.

Introducing Samsung's Galaxy Note 10

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung.
Opinions and text are my own.

10/10 would recommend the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 10;)

As a small business owner, frequent traveler and remote worker, I’m always looking for tech that’ll make it easier to work on the go. In 2017, Samsung rolled out the DeX platform that allowed me to take all of my work with me wherever I went, without having to lug around my laptop.

And with the new Galaxy Note10, Samsung has introduced some exciting new integrations with Microsoft Office that are making life as a remote worker ever easier. Check out my interview with Samsung’s Hamshy Raveendran to learn about the newest DeX capabilities.

And speaking of remote work, the Galaxy Note10’s iconic S Pen has a brand new remote control feature that allows me to easily - and creatively - present to my clients.

Follow @SamsungBizUSA to follow along with my latest Galaxy adventures.

Celebrating 10 Years in Business with GoDaddy

I’ve hosted my company email through GoDaddy since I launched my business more than 10 years ago - so you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to celebrate my business’ 10-year-anniversary (!) on GoDaddy’s School of Hustle.

Host Shannon Traux interviewed me how I started and grew my business, what the top social media trends are today - and my top entrepreneurial tips for success.

Most importantly, thank you to School of Hustle for introducing me to my new favorite micro-influencer, Noodle.

E-School for Girls: Social Media Day

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5th time's a charm!

Thank you E-School for Girls for inviting me to teach social media to your class 5 years in a row.

After I finished speaking about all things social, I was handed a flurry of thank you post-it notes from students, sharing some of my favs here!

Udacity: Putting the AI in Extraordinary

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Udacity. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Udacity. The opinions and text are all my own.

Did you know that 2+ million jobs are opening up in Artificial Intelligence next year?

Enter Udacity.

The technology education provider that originated at Stanford is now offering a Nanodegree Program for AI Product Managers - whether you're a techie or new to the biz. Students learn to write programs using AI, and work on real-world projects with industry experts.

Learn more about Udacity.

#BeInDemand

Yes We Cannes: The List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ad Age. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ad Age. The opinions and text are all my own.

Yes we Cannes.

Three months ago, I introduced a collaboration between Ad Age and Facebook. We asked 31 thought leaders: If you could change one thing about the advertising/marketing/media industry, what would it be?

We called the group The List and charged members with identifying - and solving for - this industry challenge, with the power and resources of Ad Age and Facebook behind them.

In my latest for Ad Age, I share the full story of how The List came to be - and why we're spending the rest of the year advancing family-forward leave policies.

Plus, head to The List on Facebook to see some of our favorite moments from Cannes.

Evolve MKD Influencer Panel

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Prior to any speaking engagement, I do my research.

Last week, I joined Evolve MKD for a panel to discuss the influencer marketing industry, and before the panel, I did a search on Google.

I typed “Do influencers” into the search bar - and before I could finish my question, a series of suggested queries populated that shocked me.

The suggestions included:

Do influencers work? (Yes.)

Do influencers get paid? (Hell yes.)

Do influencers have agents?

Do influencers pay taxes?

The list goes on.

These search results made me realize just how little people know about this multi-billion dollar industry - and how important it is to educate people.

Thanks to Evolve MKD to inviting me to speak on the subject of influencer marketing — and interview Hannah Berner, Steph Selter, Gergana Ivanova and Nikki French.

Own It! Women Entrepreneur's Conference

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Social media has transformed the way we interact with customers - and how customers engage with us.

Last week I visited SUNY Ulster to speak with 150+ small business owners at the Own It! Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference about how to use social media to create brand loyalty - from creating quality content to engaging with influencers (something I never expected to call myself)!

Head to Hudson Valley Mag to read more about the conference - and see what I had to say about social media, freelancing and how to “own it” when it comes down to business.

New Beauty Report Live

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Did you know that roughly 35 million selfies have been posted on Instagram to date?

Social media has an undeniable impact on how we perceive beauty, and with social media often comes an increase in the amount of focus we place on our appearance. (That isn’t always a bad thing!)

I had a wonderful time at the New Beauty Report Live Event last week, where I joined Dr. Jennifer Levine and New Beauty’s Digital Editor Danielle Fontana to talk about the ways social media is changing perceptions about beauty procedures.

Late Night Screening with MM.LaFleur

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MM.LaFleur. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MM.LaFleur. The opinions and text are all my own.

About Late Night

A huge shout-out to the company who made my advance screening of Late Night possible with over 200 women in attendance - MMLaFleur, a women-owned, women-run clothing brand with a gorgeous NYC showroom (that also makes my lovely dress). 

Before the screening, I spoke with Ladders about how to improve the sometimes arduous relationship between boss and employee. Read my tips here - and also find out what we can learn about workplace behaviors from the movie.

Finally, thank you to everyone who came out to the see the film - we’ll catch you next time!

#LateNightNYC

Say Hello to the All-New Samsung Galaxy S10

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all my own.

Does anyone even still own a tape measure? #AskingForMyself

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has a native app called Quick Measure that lets you accurately measure a space right from your phone—which means, when I’m at home, I can easily map out new art in my apartment without having to leave marks on the wall (much to my husband’s relief).

You can also combine the Quick Measure app with the S10’s time of flight camera and AR capabilities to quickly drop tags or measure dimensions of an interior space.

Check out my interview with Samsung’s VP of mobile product marketing, Jennifer Langan, to learn more about the incredibly precise time of flight camera. Jennifer also gave me a data download on 5G technology - check out that interview here.

LinkedIn x Small Business Week

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Pro tip when applying for a job: If it doesn't scare you a little, it's probably not the right job.

Linkedin has more than 20 million job postings, but did you know that I got my first-ever job via Linkedin?

I loved sharing my story during Small Business Week about how I got hired at Rolling Stone and now use Linkedin to hire talent for my own business.

And speaking of jobs, head to Forbes for my latest article about how to decide whether or not you should be friends with your boss on social media.

The Hustle Advance Screening with 1-800-Flowers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1-800-Flowers. The opinions and text are all my own.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1-800-Flowers. The opinions and text are all my own.

Everyday I'm Hustle-ing.  ;)

Shoutout to the one and only Rebel Wilson for co-hosting this month’s The Hustle screening with me, in partnership with 1-800-Flowers.com.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the screening, to Bryant Park Hotel for the great screening venue, and 1-800-Flowers for the beautiful blooms.

For more shots and details from the screening, head to People.com, and to read some of Rebel’s travel tips (The Hustle was filmed in Mallorca!) head to Travel and Leisure.