E-School for Girls | Social Media Day

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This week, I had the pleasure of teaching high school students from all five boroughs of New York City how to use social media to land their dream jobs.

We covered the fine art of using LinkedIn to create a digital resume - and how to write an eye-catching bio to impress any recruiter (especially when the inevitable lay-off happens). More on that in this Moneyish interview.

Thanks E-School for Girls for having me back (for the 3rd year)! See you next summer!

United Nations Panel | Innovative Technologies

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Thanks so much to the United NationsNGO Committee on Sustainable Development New York for having me on the Innovative Technologies panel last week. As you may know, technology has a tremendous economic and global impact, and I was honored to share some of my favorite campaigns I've worked on with the influential room.

Joining me were UN Women's Senior Policy Advisor on Innovation Hélène Moliner, Thankful's Mike Chuter and the First Secretary of Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations Bruno Rios Sanchez.

University of Florida | The Future of Influencer Marketing

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"Social media is your résumé - whether you're an influencer, a restaurant or an accountant. Make it count!"

Last week, I joined my friend, University of Florida professor Kristina Libby for a Facebook Live about the future of influencer marketing - an area I'm pretty passionate about (read more here in The Atlantic). 

We talked about everything from best content practices and how to set your rates, to how to approach brands and balance client and personal content. 

Thanks to all who joined the conversation, and to the University of Florida for finally accepting me! ;)

National BFF Day with BumbleBFF

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

In honor of #NationalBFFDay on June 8, I relived some memories from an April '17 trip to Tokyo with my bestie Jessica Naziri for her bachelorette party (of 2). 

Thanks BumbleBFF for reminding us to celebrate the magic that is best friendship - and s/o to my 3 other besties/superwomen Chondra Sanchez, Alyssa Campanella and Marjana Jaidi

The Switch to Samsung

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The secret's out! 

As you may know, for the past year, I’ve been Samsung’s Video Correspondent (happy one year, Samsung Business USA)!

But, what you probably don’t know is that my personal phone... is an iPhone. 

You read right.

I’ve been an iPhone user for 10 years – so the idea of switching galaxies (see what I did there!?) has been intimidating.

But, I need a phone that won’t die on me in the middle of the work day. I want to be able to take important business calls and charge my phone at the same time (I don’t think that’s asking too much!) That’s why I'm finally making the switch.

Learn more about why I finally made the switch here

Uber x BBMAs

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

As a female entrepreneur with an all-female team, it's no secret that I'm obsessed with helping women succeed.

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But like most of us, my weekdays can often become consumed with work - making time to help others scarce.

That's why I strive to spend at least my weekends helping other women - whether I'm carving out an hour to help a friend fix her resume or giving feedback to a colleague rehearsing for her big presentation.

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You may also recall that my first job was writing about music for Rolling Stone, which is another reason why I couldn't have been more excited to support women's entrepreneurship and empowerment with Uber at the Billboard Music Awards!

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Leave me a comment below sharing how you're driving your business forward.

#BBMAs #WhereTo

Want to be part of the New NFLX Series?

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

Lights, camera, football. 

Want to be featured on the NFL Experience Instagram?

Just snap a photo or video and share it to social media by tagging NFL Experience Times Square and #MyNFLX and they may share them! 

Learn more here

Blockparty Launch Party

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

The ticketing revolution is here. 

Shoutout to LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy (pictured above), A-Trak, Topaz Jones, Playboi Carti and everyone else who came through for Blockparty's launch party this week at Catch NYC. Couldn't be more excited to be a part of the future of ticketing.

Learn more about how Blockparty is changing the world of ticketing by preventing fraud and unfair prices here.

#GoBlockparty

Modern Marketing Summit NY 2018

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

Content is... queen. 

I had a great time at the 2018 Modern Marketing Summit in New York, where I had the pleasure of interviewing execs from American Express, Bank of America, Coca-Cola and more about the business of content. 

Check out my interview with Andy Goldberg of GE, and learn about how the company is using experiential marketing to create more authentic connections with its customers. 

#MMS18

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival

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

This year's Tribeca Film Festival was one for the books (or screens).

First, I spent an unforgettable night playing with Samsung's new #360Round VR camera (and Rihanna's childhood piano)!

I then spent a day live-Tweeting about women in film, technology and business with Dell, WE TALK and director/producer Ondi Timoner! (To see some of our posts, check out hashtags #PoweredbyDell and #WeTalkCulture).

That's a wrap!

Grand Cayman Island Tourism Talk

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

Over the summer, you may recall that I took a Euro-trip with Samsung Business to showcase how Samsung's Bixby Vision helps me identify landmarks (and translate foreign menus). What you might not have known is how instrumental the tourism boards of Austria and Germany were in helping me gain access to the landmarks, sites and sounds of both countries.

That trip was one example of the power of unlikely partners (in this case, Samsung Business and the Austria Tourism Board).

I was honored to speak further about the power of partnerships at Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Annual Conference (where I appropriately got photo bombed by a sun beam)!

Thanks Cayman for inviting me to speak! Excited for round two in Cayman Islands! ;)

I Feel Pretty New York Screening

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

Pretty excited to have hosted the I Feel Pretty advance New York screening powered by LUNA Bar!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out, and shoutout to Peerspace for the stunning party venue, Layer Cake Wines for our delicious drinks and Ted Baker for my new favorite dress!

#FeelPrettyNYC

NAB 2018 with Samsung Business

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

Thank you VRy much to everyone that stopped to chat with Samsung Business and yours truly at the NAB Show in Las Vegas last week!

I attended the show with Samsung Business to discuss the latest innovations in media, entertainment and tech (including Samsung's new 360 Round).

And while the future of tech is bright, your past digital life may be a little less so.

Check out my tips in this New York Post article about what to do if your old social media posts come back to bite you.

Kate McKinnon and Beth Kobliner Talk Money With Kids

It's no secret that financial literacy is important to me.

Last year, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, I partnered with the Council for Economic Education for a #MySavingsStory campaign, where we invited innovators to share their top money-saving tips.

And this year, I had the pleasure of working with the brilliant Beth Kobliner to share this hilarious video of SNL's Kate McKinnon showing why it’s so important for parents to talk money with their kids.

Take a peek, and happy Financial Literacy Month, everyone!

Freelancing with Fiverr

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

It’s not everyday I get to be on a panel with people I’m lucky to call friends. Thanks Fiverr for powering last night’s candid discussion about building a business... And thanks L.A. for coming through! 

Joining me on the panel at General Assembly were tech journalist Jessica Naziri Sabet, financial advisor Winnie Sun, career expert Lauren Berger, music artist Shanee Pink, and music executive and producer, Aton Ben-Horin

Freelancers: For more about how Fiverr helps me build my business, check out this video, and learn how to set your rates here

Businesses: Learn why you may want to consider hiring a freelancer here

SXSW 2018 with Dell

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

Don't mess with tech!

Last week, I flew to Texas to hang out with with some of my favorite Austin-based companies at SXSW, including Dell, bumble and Kendra Scott. I also spent an unforgettable day with old and new friends (i.e. the powerhouse women in the photo above) at Dell and Create & Cultivate’s #SXSW18 brunch. 

Speaking of influential people, it's an honor to be listed among some pretty cool freelancers in this Fidelity Investments IndyLife article. Thanks Fidelity!

Health and Tech at HIMSS 2018

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

Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy S9, a phone that's reimagining the way we live and work.

As a business owner, I'm especially excited about this phone, which offers more security, intuitive design, multitasking capabilities and a better and larger display when I need to work on the go. 

Speaking of innovative tech making a difference in people's lives, I got a look at the latest in healthcare at #HIMSS18 in Vegas last week, where Accendowave CEO and Co-Founder Martha Lawrence talked to me about the new ways to manage pain. Watch our interview here. For more on health and tech, check out my segment on Fox5 Las Vegas, where I shared my top healthcare apps. 

And while tech clearly has a positive impact on our lives and health, safety and security are growing priorities. Check out my interview with NBC Tampa about how to make money while also staying safe on social media, my segment on CBS Nashville about privacy, and my tips for parents when it comes to online safety for kids, for the Today Show

Ted Baker x Nordstrom Live

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

Lights, camera, fashion!

I've been working with Ted Baker for nearly four years, so it was an honor to host this week's Nordstrom Live at Milk Studios in celebration of Ted Baker's new collection — and 30th anniversary! 

Click here to watch our Facebook Live, and congratulations to one of my all-time-favorite brands on their milestone!

Meet Jess Ekstrom, My Nomination for Intuit's #GirlonFire

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

When Intuit asked me if there was a #GirlonFire I might want to nominate for their SXSW contest, the answer was an easy JESS. ;)

In 2012, while still in college, Jess Ekstrom founded Headbands of Hope, an organization that gives a headband to a child with cancer for every handband sold (200K globally).

I met Jess two years ago when she interviewed me for an Entrepreneur article about building authentic relationships, when I also learned that Jess and I had a common belief.

Jess and I both believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between making a living and making a difference.

For that reason (and many, many others) I’m proud to nominate Jess for Intuit’s #GirlonFire contest!

Nominate a #GirlonFire in your life (for a chance for you to both go to SXSW) by posting a photo on Instagram with #GirlonFire, @Intuit and #Contest. More details here and below... Good luck!

Prize: 1 Grand prize winner:  - a 4 day/3 night trip for the winner and one guest to SXSW in Austin, TX.  Winner must be available to travel 3/12/18 - 3/15/18.  Trip includes:

· Two tickets to SXSW;

· 3 night's hotel accommodations;

· Round trip coach class airfare; and

· VIP access to Intuit's activation. 

Contest: Nominate an entrepreneur in your life by posting a picture on Instagram and sharing why you think they are a #GirlOnFire. You both could win SXSW tickets and VIP access to all things Intuit! Winner will be announced 3/5. 

To Enter:

· Post 1 picture to Instagram

· Tag @Intuit in the picture

· Caption includes

· Name of entrepreneur being nominated

· Story about why they are a #GirlOnFire

· Tag @Intuit

· Use #GirlOnFire hashtag

· Use #Contest hashtag

For shares that include a brand URL, please include the #ad hashtag in your social share.

Samsung Flips the Script on Business

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

I FLIPping love this company, in case you couldn't tell!

Head to the Samsung Business blog to learn how Samsung Flip is changing the workplace as we know it. And while you're at it, head to BizBash to hear how my top social media and tech trends (as shared during my Digital Entertainment World talk in L.A. last week.) 

Speaking of innovation, I recently joined Samsung in sunny San Diego to attend AFCEA West, where data ruled the day. I had the opportunity to speak with Chris Stalzer, principal, Mil/DoD liaison at Juggernaut.Case about how data drives innovation in the federal workforce. Check out the full interview here

We also recently hit the Music City Nashville, where I had the honor of speaking to executives at Samsung's National Sales Meeting. Stay tuned for some exciting Samsung news in the coming days!

And working with an amazing company like Samsung got me thinking about business relationships. Check out my latest interview in Entrepreneur.