Kae Lani Kennedy is the Social Media Director for Matador Network. Specializing in media distribution, she has conceptualized strategies that, within a year, nearly doubled Matador Network's audience. Her social media management and engagement style earned Matador Network a Skiftie for being the Most Effective Brand in Social Media for 2015. She also works as a travel writer and photographer, and is currently documenting squatter communities around the world in a series called "Adverse Possession". The project has inspired another projected called "Forgotten Main Streets" which explores entrepreneurship in lower socio-economic regions.
Mella's great love of the English language began her adventures in journalism, with a side passion for sales and marketing. She segued into advertising, and her fascination for both people and champagne propelled her flute first into event and party planning. Many soireés, fetes, and galas later, she's still popping corks, clinking and chatting her way through life.
Social media was always an obsession…every time she met someone new who didn’t have a Twitter or Instagram account, that had to be rectified immediately. Eventually, this love for the new wave of PR became www.ClinkAndChat.com, a social media management company.
Mella is also the Executive Producer of the Bubbly Talk Radio Network, and one of the founding hosts of "The Champagne Sisters Show", where the international ladies interview celebrity guests and people who are living their passion, and hosts "Clink, Chat & Catch Up!", a one on one interview with an inspirational person. She's thrilled to be a "Champagne Sister" & encourages everyone to join in & receive the bubbly support from all the ladies! *CLINK!*
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Laurie Davis Edwards is the Founder and CEO of eFlirt, an online dating Concierge service. Her company has helped thousands of singles meet meaningful matches digitally, and her advice has been featured in more than 500 international media outlets, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, Elle, Men’s Health, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been nominated Best Dating Coach two years in a row at the iDate Awards. Laurie wrote the best-selling book, Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. She is married to her tweetheart, who she eFlirted with in 140 characters on Twitter.
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Jill's Impressive Journey
Jill Richmond is the CMO and Co-founder of Kraver. She became the co-founder of Kraver after a very impressive string of jobs in government and international organizations. Jill's interest in food and front of house ("FoH") operations began when she built pop-up restaurants in DC and London six years ago. She believed that her experience could be translated into FoH products for restaurants by using customer information to personalize their dining experiences at restaurants.
Jill has spent several years working at the intersection of food and technology. She specifically targeted mobile payments, FoH solutions for restaurants, and major innovations in supply chain management. The Kraver team (which includes Von Raees, her business partner) has been watching the trend in cognitive companies and they still believe that their competitors do not simplify and preempt what the customers actually want.
Author: Aimee Haynes
I motivate, I blog, I listen, I give advice, I help, I create, I work with others, I stand my ground when needed, and I am always open to new ideas. In addition to the qualities that define me most, I'm also a Corporate Law attorney working with entrepreneurs, creatives, and small businesses to help them achieve success.