How to Grow Your Consultancy

Leslie Morgan is a digital creative and business executive with over 15 years of experience working with brands, digital influencers, celebrities and networks across multiple digital platforms to scale businesses, grow revenue and build brands. GM and Founding Partner of The Candidly, a wellness brand for women who sort of hate wellness brands. Client highlights include: Interim COO for Hank and John Green’s Complexly, Operations Consultant for The Chosen, GM for Chad Wild Clay and Vy Quaint Spy Ninja Networks, Consultant for Lightricks (SWOT analysis, partnerships and overseeing editorial content strategy)

Can you trust management?

Megan Frantz is an enthusiastic senior leader who builds robust partnerships, talent relationships and entertainment for the digital media landscape.

Currently, Megan serves as a Senior Talent Manager at Whalar, a full service influencer marketing platform, brand agency and management solution on a mission to Liberate the Creative Voice and make advertising more effective through the inclusion of all creative voices.

Previously, Megan led Creator Partnerships at Patreon, the top platform powering membership businesses for over 200,000 creators, podcasters, musicians and artists. Founded by creator and musician Jack Conte in 2013, Patreon has paid out $2 billion to creators to date.

She also served as the Director of Talent Partnerships at Group Nine Media (the Discovery-backed parent media company of Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker). Here, Megan operated as the sole talent leader within the sales organization, building and executing branded campaigns with influencer programming across the four digital publishers.

Prior to Group Nine, Megan was the head producer on the Shorty Awards, the premier award show honoring the best of social media, where she built hundreds of robust relationships with the creators, celebrities and Academy members recognized in the show.

Live from NYC

Today we’re speaking with Jessy Grossman of WIIM, Taylar Barrington-Booker of Agency Cliquish, Ayomi Samaraweera of Canopy, and Christie Childers of Best Day Ever.

The Price Of Premium Talent With Christina Jones Of Digital Brand Architects

Christina Jones is the Senior Vice President of Talent at Digital Brand Architects. In her role as SVP, Jones has led and built an additional management sector at DBA that continues to lead DBA’s mission to amplify strong multi-hyphenated voices in the digital space. Jones began her career in the space eight years ago, quickly garnering wide acknowledgment and credibility for representing and building pathways for talent who push against traditional societal standards.

Creator Logic With Avi Gandhi Of Partner With Creators (@avigandhi)

Today we’re speaking with Avi Gandhi of Partner with Creators.

Avi Gandhi (he/him) is a writer, advisor, and entrepreneur in the Creator Economy with 14+ years of experience as an agent, manager, producer, marketer, and executive at companies like WME, Wheelhouse, and Patreon. As a LinkedIn Top Voice and Creator Accelerator alum, he posts daily on LinkedIn about how Creators and companies can succeed together. Avi’s weekly newsletter, Creator Logic, aims to help readers better understand Creators’ businesses and thought processes through in-depth data, insights, and analysis from conversations with full-time Creators. Through his consulting business, Partner with Creators, he advises billion-dollar companies like Discord, Radix, and Merit Circle on creator strategy across product, marketing, and partnerships. He enjoys pour-over coffee during the day and whisk(e)y after hours, and he spends his free time exercising his dog Livvy and “gitting gud” at From Software games.

How Does Your Brand Look On Clara With Christen Nino De Guzman Of Clara (@christen)

Today we’re speaking with Christen Nino de Guzman of Clara for Creators.

Latina creator. Speaker. Tech Mentor. Christen is the Founder of the newly launched app Clara, a community that empowers creators through transparency, brand reviews, and discoverability. An industry vet, Christen has almost a decade of experience working with top content creators at social networking companies such as Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest. She is a motivational speaker and mentor in the tech space who is passionate about helping people break into the industry through career advice and actionable content.

The Power Of LinkedIn

Today we’re speaking with Callie Schweitzer, the Global Creator Programs Lead at LinkedIn.

Callie oversees its Creator Accelerator Program, which is part of the platform’s $25 million commitment to supporting creators. She was previously a senior editor at LinkedIn, leading the editorial coverage of the marketing industry for the platform’s 800+ million global members. Prior to joining LinkedIn, she founded The Callie Co., an executive advisory firm that worked with well-known brands, best-selling authors and top executives at FORTUNE 500 companies to increase reach, relevance and revenue. She is a highly creative and strategic media and technology leader, speaker and advisor who has received wide industry recognition for her impact including being named twice to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, referred to as “the future of media” on Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30, AdWeek’s list of Future Publishers, Inc.’s 30 Under 30, and one of TIME’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds in the World. PureWow named her to its PureWow 100 celebrating the next 100 women emerging in culture calling her “the 20-something who’s already a media mogul.” In 2019, she was selected for the prestigious 92Y WomeninPower fellowship and joined the women’s network Chief as a founding member.

The Power of Information

Today we’re speaking with Kelsey Formost of Tagger.

Kelsey Formost is the Senior Director of Content & Brand for leading influencer marketing platform, Tagger Media. Her work and expertise in the digital content and influencer marketing space has been featured by Business Insider, Refinery29, Glamour, and more. This year, Kelsey was named a ‘Rising Star’ by industry leader Talking Influence on their ‘Influencer Top 50’, a curated list of the Top 50 global individuals in influencer marketing. Kelsey is also an experienced speaker, presenting at high profile events such as HubSpot’s Inbound 2020 conference and SXSW 2021.

Questions About Legalities With Robert Freund Of Robert Freund Law (@robertfreundlaw)

Today we’re speaking with Robert Freund of Robert Freund Law

Robert Freund is an experienced advertising attorney and advisor. He focuses his practice on social media marketing and e-commerce issues. Before opening his own firm, Rob honed his legal skills working at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, one of the largest and most respected international law firms. Rob has lectured about advertising law at the University of Southern California and the University of San Diego, and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Vox on those issues. Rob was named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in Media & Advertising for 2020-2023.

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