Is SAG-AFTRA the Answer?

Shaine is the Manager of Contract Strategic Initiatives & Podcasts at SAG-AFTRA and comes to this work with a real passion for how talent and advertisers are navigating new and emerging platforms. She spent many years exploring how influencers and SAG-AFTRA intersect and was instrumental in the development of the Influencer Agreement, which she now also administers. Shaine brings to her work experience in labor organizing, community organizing and business affairs.


Jessy Grossman is a long time entrepreneur in the digital media space. She’s passionate about supporting women in business and being at the forefront of innovation. She’s been quoted in Forbes and was awarded a spot in the “Influencer Top 50” by Talking Influence. In less than two years she created one of the fastest growing talent agencies in the country. Amidst unprecedented growth, she sold the multi-six-figure agency and pivoted to focus on her long-time passion project: Women in Influencer Marketing (better known as WIIM). Founded in 2017, today WIIM is the premiere professional organization for those who work with influencers. The community offers networking and new business opportunities, career services, continuous education and more. Jessy also does consulting, advising and influencer marketing recruiting with her company Tribe Monday. You can find inspiring stories and more about Jessy on the WIIM Podcast. Check out iamwiim.com and tribemonday.com for more information.

When Work is a Challenge

With over 7 years of experience in the field, Sam has developed a deep understanding of influencer relations, social media, and digital marketing. She has successfully executed multiple projects, from ideation to delivery, for clients such as L’Oreal, Ferrero, Haleon, and more. She is passionate about client services and creating impactful marketing strategies that leverage the power of influencers and social media to connect with audiences and achieve business goals.

In her current role at Viral Nation, she manages the execution and quality of creative campaigns for global brands across various verticals. She oversees a team of talented and diverse professionals who deliver innovative solutions that drive brand awareness, engagement, and conversion.

Pitching Partnerships

Nicole Kasper, as a co-founder and the Head of Management, brings a wealth of experience from the music and entertainment industry. Graduating from UCLA in 2014, her career has spanned various sectors including A&R, booking, and management, with roles at Universal Music Group, Live Nation, Clear Channel Radio, Creative Artists Agency, Big Machine Label Group, and Warehouse West Entertainment.

Start Ups & Influencers

Based in NYC, Lauren began her career in customer experience at Rent the Runway. After realizing she wanted to shift her focus towards Marketing, particularly within the Influencer Marketing and Community Engagement space. For over 6 years, Lauren has worked in-house with brands like Otherland & United Sodas. Working as a one-woman team, she has built & scaled Influencer & UGC Content Creator Programs, engaged via social as the brand voice, and teamed up on some fun influencer and co-branded activations.

Influencer Marketing Outside the US

Gordon Glenister is an international influencer marketing expert. He set up the influence division of the Branded Content Marketing Association, has a best selling book aptly named influencer marketing strategy and hosts no less than 3 podcasts most notable is the Influence Global podcast. He has his own successful influencer marketing program which is designed to help business owners and leaders become subject matter experts and elevate their personal brand. He is also entrenched in the membership sector too running Membership World a community of association and membership professionals. You can find more at www.gordonglenister.com and you can follow him on all social platforms.

10+ Platforms to Find Creator Deals

Whether you’re a talent manager looking for new partnerships or you’re a creator wanting to get in front of new partners, we’ve gathered a list of the best platforms all creators should be on.

Live from Chicago

Today we’re speaking with Samantha Merkin of FCB Chicago, Molly Tracy of VRAI Digital, Aana Leech of Popular Pays by Light Tricks, and Corinne Travis & Julian Greene of Flagship.

Job Hopping

Lindsay is a seasoned influencer marketing professional with a decade of experience in the field. They have successfully led award-winning influencer marketing strategies and long-term creator programs for some of the world’s largest brands. In recognition of her expertise, she was named Social Media’s Rising Star in the Events Industry by Event Solutions and one of the top 42 Most Passionate Business Women on Twitter by Huff Po.

In addition to Lindsay’s impressive career, she has a notable presence in public speaking. Over the years, she has participated in various industry events and conferences, sharing her knowledge and insights. In 2012, discussing and creating branding strategies using social media and translating social media efforts into sales. Her commitment to educating others about influencer marketing and social media. Join us, as Lindsay discusses how Job Hopping works in today’s world.

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