What’s Your Brand’s Story? Be Memorable to Connect, Engage & Grow

 

Everyone loves a good story–In fact, messages delivered as stories can be up to 22 times more memorable than just facts.

So, how does a brand find its story & tell it in a way that captivates audiences?

Hear beginner and expert-level insights on how your brand can fit into the framework of storytelling.

 

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At this FREE #NIMRI talk you’ll learn:

  • How to think more like a publisher and clarify your brand’s message.

  • How to create the components of a good story.

  • Ways to correlate your brand like it’s a story.

To be successful in 2020, you must connect with your audiences on a deeper level than just a sales pitch. Learn the why and how-to as #NIMRI reveals how you can craft your brand’s story and ultimately maximize your business’s visibility, profit & impact.

Join #NIMRI for What’s Your Brand’s Story? Be Memorable to Connect, Engage & Grow on Thursday, September 26, 6-8 P.M. at Parlor Kitchen & Bar in Newport.

This talk will consist of two parts: Storytelling & the Video Production. The second talk on Secrets to Successful Video will take place on October 24th, 6-8 P.M. at Parlor Kitchen & Bar in Newport with more details to follow. To get the most value, attend both talks either virtually (as a $upporting Member only $99/year) or in-person.

Meet John Antonacci

From the TV studio at Rhode Island College to The Video Jungle, John has been helping companies and brands “Find Their Fascinating” and tell their stories with video for almost 25 years.

John is a born and raised Rhode Islander and a graduate from Rhode Island College. His professional career started in the jewelry industry. However, soon after entering the workforce, he discovered the arena of sales and found a love for connecting people with solutions.  His first sales job was selling TV commercials for WPRI channel 12, moving on to selling trade magazine advertising space, eventually becoming a CMO at one of the largest precious metal recovery companies in the United States. He has served on several boards for local jewelry associations and helped bring those industries into the new digital marketing age. Currently, John works at Animus Studios creating videos designed to connect and resonate with a company’s audience.  He is also the co-host of “The Video Jungle Podcast” where you can hear him and his Co-Host Arty Gold speaks with guests such as authors, thought-leaders, marketers and Hollywood directors.

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Spend Wisely: Big-Brand Insights to Move YOUR Needle

June 2019

As we enter the 2020s, it is now undeniable that digital marketing and social media are going to be at the forefront of business. Actually, that’s already the case, and if you’re not already optimizing your digital marketing strategies, then that means you are getting left behind.

 

But it’s not too late!

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NIM’s panel of marketing experts are here to demystify the social media age and help you understand how to take advantage of digital marketing and SEO to make your business more successful.

 At this NIMRI event, you will learn about:

  • Current successful digital and social strategies, and what to focus on going into 2020
  • How big brands apply the fundamentals – which affordable tools can inform personas and solve customer problems
  • Affordable tools and achievable tactics
  • Overlooked opportunities
  • The power of Facebook and ads and local SEO
  • Utilizing influencers – what lessons can we learn about connection and messaging?
  • And, of course, get your answers!

Top experts are here to answer your questions and provide New Media insights – and since it is always evolving, there is always more to learn! Join #NIMRI at Spend Wisely: Big-Brand Insights to Move YOUR Needle on June 20th from 6-8 PM at Innovate Newport, the former Sheffield School on Broadway is open!

 

 

Meet Ronni Kenoian

Ronni Kenoian is the marketing manager for leading travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip. She oversees the digital marketing of the InsureMyTrip brand, including consumer insights, content strategy, paid search/social advertising, social outreach, and earned media strategy. She also has been intimately involved in a number of new product ideas and development efforts and has been closely aligned with customer needs. Given the demonstrated power of big data, Ronni also leverages the company’s current capabilities to help reinforce the brand. Ronni believes merging creative and technology into cross-functional teams and roles is essential to better executing a winning marketing strategy with long-lasting results.

 

Meet Kevin Vine

Kevin Vine is a digital marketing strategist and he is currently Director of Marketing for Level Ex, a start-up that creates mobile, AR and VR games for physician training using state-of-the-art video game technology and cognitive neuroscience. Previously, he was head of Customer Experience at Collette Tours, and prior to that he led the web, social and mobile teams at Dunkin’ Brands. His experience also extends to consumer insights, content strategy, communications development and, of course, he is always keeping his fingers on the pulse of new and emerging trends and platforms. 

 

 

 

Meet Ana Raynes

Ana Raynes is a thought-leader in the fields of social media and content marketing. Her creative mind led her to study at the London College of Fashion, after which she co-founded the Internet fashion startup Smart is Cool. Raynes has been a motivational speaker as well as an expert in e-marketing, including social media, content marketing, and information technology. She is currently the Vice President of Content Marketing at Didit. She oversees the content marketing needs of agencies and clients across multiple platforms. Raynes also does strategic planning, business development, and strategic growth for social media and SEO. She maintains relationships with bloggers and influencers to keep up with current trends, and to help with her own campaigns.

 

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Battling Back Digital Distraction: Gain Growth With a Time Management Expert

May 2019

Are you tired of looking at the clock every day at 5:00, or 6:00, or even 11:00 pm, wondering, “what on earth did I accomplish today?” Got a bunch of projects that have lingered, unfinished, for months, or even years? Does your to-do list never get done?

 

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Whether you struggle with procrastination or just too much to do in too little time, sometimes your day can slip away with nothing to show for it. In this presentation, you will discover a productivity consultant’s five favorite time management tips to boost your productivity and get that to-do list DONE.

 

At this FREE #NIMRI talk you learn:

  • How to figure out your most productive time & use it wisely
  • Ways to set deadlines for yourself and stick to them
  • Tips to avoid procrastination
  • The best project management tools
  • How to prioritize your tasks

Don’t let time be what’s stopping you from completing all the work you want to accomplish. While some people may be natural productivity-masters, join us to hear 5 tips that can help you reach your highest productivity potential! Join #NIMRI for Battling Back Digital Distraction: Gain Growth With a Time Management Expert on Thursday, May 30, 6-8 P.M. at Parlor Bar & Kitchen.

Meet Lisa Griffith

Lisa S. Griffith, Speaker and Certified Professional Organizer® and Productivity consultant, began her career as a teacher and director of musical performing groups and administrator of performing arts in schools, churches, and community organizations. In 2008, she decided to put over thirty years of organizational and teaching skills to work and established The Organized Way. Her specialties are business and home office organizing and time management coaching. Also, She offers one-on-one coaching, both virtually and on-site, workshops on both home and office organizing topics, and seminars for group settings. Speaking to groups of all sizes and persuasions about the strategies and benefits of organization and productivity is a particular joy for Lisa, and she is an experienced and motivating presenter. In addition to her certification as a Professional Organizer, she also holds a certificate in Time Management and Productivity from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.

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Future-Proofing Your Digital Marketing: SEO, Content & Social

April 2019

Rather than chasing algorithms, why not invest in future-proofing your digital marketing efforts?

What can you do now that will pay off in the future: to keep Google happy, customers & prospects engaged & stay ahead of competitors?

Wondering what’s coming next in digital marketing? Seeking to lay the groundwork ahead of your competitors? What small efforts can I make now that will reap greater impact for my brand in 6 months? a year? 5 years?

At this #NIMRI webinar you learn:

  • How machine learning will change search forever (or not)
  • Getting found on Google now & in the future
  • How to recognize and avoid crackpot SEO ideas
  • Creating longtime value content for your site in 2019 & beyond
  • Leverage visual search as a current opportunity for long-term results

Want to go even deeper?

NIM is offering discount codes for the Next10x daylong conference in Boston. Use discount code NIMRI19 to receive the discounted rate of $450!

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Leave your competitors in the dust & adapt your digital marketing efforts to reflect the newest trends with SEO, content, and social. Join #NIMRI for Future-Proofing Your Digital Marketing: SEO, Content & Social on Wednesday, April 17, 12-2 P.M. via Zoom.

 

 

Meet Eric Enge

Eric Enge is General Manager of Perficient Digital, a full-service, award-winning digital agency. Previously, Eric was the founder and CEO of Stone Temple, also an award-winning digital marketing agency, which was acquired by Perficient in July 2018. He is a prolific writer, researcher, teacher, and a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist at major industry conferences.

 

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First Impression to Lasting Relationships: Connecting Meaningfully with Your Customers/Clients

February 2019

Like love and cooking, marketing is all about timing — understanding what your web visitors, social media connections, and anyone interacting with you want when he/she wants is the key to connecting and converting. By understanding the Customer/client Lifecycle, you’ll be equipped to better connect, convert & delight with meaningful content and messaging, creating an optimal user experience — aka — “they get me.”

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Did you know that it can cost anywhere between five to 25 times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing customer, according to the Harvard Business Review? Learn how to attract, convert, and keep your customers and prospects at each step of your customer’s journey with insights from brand strategist, Jessica Prokup.

 

At this NIM FREE talk, you’ll learn:

  • A system to ensure that you support different types of buyers based on where they are at
  • How to tune into your customer’s/client’s needs to deliver the right message at the right time
  • Effective content and marketing strategies for each stage of the life cycle
  • Easy-to-use tools for planning and organizing your marketing activities
  • Practical ways to measure success and optimize your efforts

 

Learn the best tactics to keep your customers coming back for more by better understanding your audience & aligning it with your business’s goals. Join #NIMRI for First Impression to Lasting Relationships: Connecting Meaningfully with Your Customers/Clients on Thursday, February 28, 6-8 P.M. at Parlor Bar & Kitchen in Newport, RI.

 

Meet Jessica Prokup

Jessica Prokup is the Marketing Director for Twisted Throttle, a motorcycle-outfitting company specializing in complete, vehicle-specific solutions for long-distance travel and daily commuting. Jessica oversees B2C and B2B marketing and communications efforts for the company’s direct e-commerce business and wholesale division, supporting 14 distributed brands. Her team’s activities span a range of digital marketing channels, media outreach, and advertising, strategic partnerships and sponsorships, and trade shows and consumer events.

A former specialty retail shop owner, communications director, and magazine editor, Jessica has more than 15 years of experience crafting brand identities, building customer relationships, developing strategic initiatives and partnerships, and leading collaborative teams.

 

 

 

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Helena Harris, Podcasting expert

Podcast like a PRO: Get going, get listeners & grow your brand!

January 2019

Podcasting has become a mainstream and highly engaging way to reach audiences, on myriad topics — both personal and professional. With at least 73 million people listening to podcasts each month, this medium has become a powerful way to share information and reach audiences in a more personal way.

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At this free talk, you’ll learn:

  • Whether or not you should have a podcast & how you can get on others’ as a guest
  • How to get started with your own podcast: from tech to tone of voice
  • How to create a quality show that keeps listeners coming back and that attracts sponsors.

Skip being overwhelmed with the technology, vendor selection, branding, or lack of growth by hearing valuable insights from podcast expert, Helena Harris as she dives into the world of podcasting. Join #NIMRI for our first event of the year, Podcast like a PRO: Get going, get listeners & grow your brand! on Thursday, January 31, 6-8 P.M.. at Parlor Bar & Kitchen in Newport, RI.

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to hear how you can grow your brand with podcasting!

 

Meet Helena Harris

Helena Harris, Podcasting expert

Helena has been in marketing for over 25 years. As a native New Yorker who relocated to New England after college, she had high hopes of saving the world as an Environmental Public Policy Advocate. She quickly learned, however, that changing the world first requires getting people to listen. It wasn’t long before a new career in marketing & communications began; first in software and finance, then in the equestrian industry. Sparkle and Boom began in 2003 as a design and development firm building e-commerce websites. The company evolved over time, and now specializes in podcast production. Helena has been hosting and producing podcasts for 10 years. She co-founded the behomoth Horse Radio Network (with over 7 million unique listeners), and then started her own network which currently produces 4 shows: That Newport Show, Around the Buoy, Discovering Happiness, and Stall and Stable.

 

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