All the Social Ladies with Carrie Kerpen

Today we are speaking with Vera Sweeney; Mom, blogger, social media influencer, New York Resident and Founder of I’m Not Obsessed Media. Her lifestyle and parenting brands help busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel. Some of Vera’s recent accolades have included being names "Top 50 US Mom Bloggers" by Cision (2014), "Top 50 Mom Blogger" by Mom.me (2014), “Top 50 to follow in Social Media” by Restaurant Business Magazine (2012), Babble’s Top 50 to Follow (2010, 2011), and “Top 5 to Follow on Long Island (NY) by Newsday. Vera has become a well-known and frequently requested brand spokesperson. Some of her most significant work includes on-air appearances and multi-page advertorial magazine spreads. She has been featured on media outlets including CBS News, Fox 5 News, E! Entertainment, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, The NY Post’s Page Six, and the Rachael Ray Magazine.

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Today we are speaking with Meryl Weinsaft Cooper; Principal/Co-Founder, Allen/Cooper Enterprises. Meryl is a communications/social media specialist, published author and blogger, who teamed up with Helen Allen in 2011 to launch Allen/Cooper and Site/109. Previously, she held executive leadership roles at two of the top lifestyle PR/Marketing agencies in the country - DeVries Public Relations' Home & Lifestyle division and at LaForce+Stevens. In these roles she led programs for a variety of brands such as Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot, Rockstar Games, Magnolia Bakery and Dale Carnegie Training to name a few. Meryl has also had several years’ experience in the Screen Actors Guild’s NY office and running PR for Working Mother and the National Association for Female Executives. A co-author of Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Skills to Get Hired, Noticed and Rewarded At Work, Meryl is also a contributing blogger for Forbes.com and often lectures nationally about public relations and reputation management.

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On today’s show we are speaking with Sarah Evans; digital correspondent which includes social and digital strategy, talent, editing and publisher within her company Sevans Strategy. Sarah works with companies, like PayPal and Cox Communications as a digital correspondent and runs popular digital lifestyle publication FAVES + CO. (http://sarahsfav.es). Sarah previously worked with a local crisis center to raise more than $161,000 in three weeks via social media and is proud to be a team member of the Guinness Book World Record holding #beatcancer.

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On Today's show we are speaking to Cara Friedman; Social Media Manager at Publishers Clearing House. In this role, Cara guides the social media strategy for multiple PCH properties and manages a team of Social Media Coordinators. Formerly, Cara was Sr. Director, Marketing at Likeable Media. While at Likeable, Cara managed the internal marketing of the company. Previously as General Manager, she oversaw the managers of the company’s “buzz builder” program, a network of more than 100 interns that operated out of Likeable’s New York and Boston offices. Additionally, Cara’s role included being in charge of the operations department including human resources, finance, contracts and office management. Cara has been responsible for managing premium clients as well as creating custom trainings for corporate clients and their staffs. Some of her clients have included Logitech, Cosmopolitan, NYSDOH, Maidenform, and General Electric. Cara is a frequent blogger with featured posts on Mashable and Social Media Today, and has spoken at various events and conferences including BlogWorld and WOMM-U. Cara is a graduate with a JD from St. John's School of Law. She received her BA in Communications and an MA in Organizational Communications from the University at Albany.

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On Today’s show we are speaking with Michele Weisman; Social Media & PR Manager at Likeable Media. Since joining Likeable Media's internship program in 2009, Michele has worn many hats at the company and now as a Social Media & PR Manager, Michele is responsible for creating daily content and monitoring Likeable Media's social communities, maintaining relationships with hundreds of journalists, event programmers, and brand marketers, and garnering media coverage for the agency's work. Michele is very passionate about social media, particularly Twitter. She is the founder and moderator of the nationally acclaimed #LikeableChat and tweets as @ottogrl. Michele is a proud graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing Management and Television, Radio Film and is also is also a college basketball fanatic and a member of both the New York Cares Fundraising Committee and Advertising Women In New York.

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Today we are speaking with Marissa Pick: Director of Social Media at Euromoney Institutional Investor.  Marissa advises over 100 global businesses internally on best practices to help drive traffic, membership, engagement, and ROI from social media effort across publications, events businesses, and other internal programs.  Marissa was named one of the #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women Writers in 2013 and shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Rising Star Award by the British Media Awards.  Marissa is the co-chair of the BMA:FWD  the young professionals arm of BMA-New York Chapter and a co-chair of the BOLD alumni network at Brandeis University.  Marissa holds an M.P.P. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she graduated Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society.  She received her B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University.

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On this rebroadcast, we revisit our conversation with Casey Danton; Community Manager at Likeable Media. Casey got her start in social media the moment she got her first smartphone. With a background in art and education she saw some nail art featured on Instagram and was immediately captivated. Two years later she had grown a following of almost 30,000 on Instagram, launched her own blog inspired by fashion, art and popular culture at DullLikeGlitter.com, been invited to cover New York Fashion Week and has had her manicures featured online on Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast and Nail It! Magazine. She has created manicures to help promote clients and has done nails for the book Silent Echo and various brands. Deciding to shift her career to social media professionally she left education and has worked for DIOSA Nails, TapeMeasure and Likeable Media. She enjoys all things fashion and beauty and you can usually find her at a fashion show or art museum on the weekends. Tune in to hear her story and more!

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Today we are speaking with Jo Hague; Executive Assistant to Likeable Media CEO Carrie Kerpen. Jo started her career working as a Speech & Language Pathologist, specializing in acquired communication disorders and swallowing difficulties in acute care facilities. In May 2013, with a move 'across the pond', she decided to pursue a career that better suited her personality, drive and compulsion to organize and plan! Her path led her to Likeable Media - an award winning social media agency located in New York City. Since then, Jo has been working at the heart of the company contributing to all departments from sales, to operations, to marketing and assisting the CEO.

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On today's rebroadcast, we revisit our conversation with, Nicole D'Alonzo -- who gives us a glimpse of her amazing career path. She is the former global director of social at Kiehl’s cosmetics and is now the founding editor of TASTEdaily. Nicole shares with us the lessons she has learned during this journey and the valuable skills she has developed along the way. Her enthusiasm and spirit are clear. Find out what drives Nicole to follow her passions and the ethos behind her latest venture.

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On today's rebroadcast, Crystal King tells us how she began her career in the start-up world, crafting years of experience building brands via traditional and digital means, to becoming the Senior Social Media, Communications & Marketing Expert at Keurig Green Mountain. Crystal shares with us what she feels are the necessary skills needed to succeed in social and what her team is accomplishing at Keurig Green Mountain through listening and helping customers tell their love stories. Crystal's passion is clear; tune in to discover what motivates her, explore what she thinks are the challenges in today's social space and learn tips on how to get higher customer sentiment.

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