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Saturday, September 30
 

08:00

Registration & Breakfast
Saturday September 30, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Garden Two

08:00

Speed Networking - Drop In
Drop by the Speed Networking room and introduce yourselves to our participating Sponsors. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most! 

Note: Discussions during the Drop In are on a first-come basis. There are no scheduled appointments during this hour.

To guarantee a personal appointment time instead, sign up for a Scheduled Appointment. A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
avatar for BLACK+DECKER

BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dig It Apparel

Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
avatar for PARA Paints

PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
avatar for President's Choice

President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
avatar for The Brick

The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
avatar for The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 08:00 - 09:15
Conservatory Lounge

09:00

Welcome Address
Saturday September 30, 2017 09:00 - 09:15
Garden Hall

09:15

Speed Networking - Scheduled Appointments
Sponsor Speed Networking is a high-energy, effective way for influencers and brands to connect. Over a seven minute conversation, brands and influencers will talk one-on-one, discuss pitches and campaigns, and lay a foundation for future partnership. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most!

A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
avatar for BLACK+DECKER

BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dig It Apparel

Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
avatar for PARA Paints

PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
avatar for President's Choice

President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
avatar for The Brick

The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
avatar for The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 09:15 - 10:30
Conservatory Lounge

09:15

Creating Awesome Video Content - For Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

We will give you a run down of all the basics on how to get started in creating quality video content. We’ll discuss what equipment to use, what software to edit in, how to find music, and we will share some workflow tips and tricks to make your start in video less stressful.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Nicholas

Chris Nicholas

The Uncommon Law
By day, Chris is a medical doctor specialized in medical imaging. By night, he is lifestyle influencer “@dr.chrisnicholas” and a DIY enthusiast. The “brawn” behind The Uncommon Common Law's home renovation projects, Chris loves the construction and lighting side of the work. As a... Read More →
avatar for Becki Peckham

Becki Peckham

The Uncommon Law
Becki is a freelance graphic designer and photographer, with the majority of her client base in the real-estate and interior design industry. Her interest in video grew about five years ago when she shot a promotional dance video for Red Hot Productions. Since then, Becki has shot a number of commercial videos, including a behind the scenes video for Canadian pop artist Lights... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 09:15 - 10:30
Conservatory One

09:15

Make That Money!
Sponsors, affiliates, sales- oh my!

There are many ways to make money these days. But, how do you know what you need to be making in order to afford your life?

As a blogger/freelancer/self employed creative, your business finances are your personal finances. Can you afford a trip? Retirement savings? That new pair of pants? It all depends on how much money your business makes and how much you need to "pay yourself."

This talk will walk you through how to organize the different areas of revenue that you have, from affiliates, sales and sponsors and what to do with that money so that your business and personal life both financially function. Not one or the other. 

It's like a business plan in reverse!  Let's figure out what you need to make each year and then map out how you're going to get there with your business.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Lee Simmons

Shannon Lee Simmons

The New School of Finance
Shannon is a financial planner  and founder of the New School of Finance and author of Worry Free Money (available December 2017). She is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry and an expert in Millennial personal finances and money in the digital world. She was named one... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 09:15 - 10:30
Conservatory Two

09:15

The Blogger/Agency Pre-Nup: Negotiate Win-Win Partnerships with Big Brands
Your fave brands and their agencies are starting to notice you. Now what? It’s time for a commitment. How do you turn one-off brand projects into an ongoing, committed relationship? How can you enjoy creative freedom, get more appreciation, AND get paid more? Keka has been at the brand negotiating table both as an in-house representative and as agency counsel for years. Be a fly on the wall in negotiations from the brand marketers’ side. Arm yourself with intel to create your ideal win-win partnerships. Identify your blogger-brand sweet spot, master marketing lingo, and discover not just what to ask for, but how to ask for it.

Speakers
avatar for Keka Dasgupta

Keka Dasgupta

Precision Marketing Group
Keka DasGupta is an award-winning PR/marketing and business strategist with 20 years of experience in both corporate and agency settings. She has worked with several world renown brands including: Disney, Nike, American Express, Johnson & Johnson and Schwarzkopf to name a few. Her career began at IKEA, where she quickly moved up the ranks over 7 years, and served as their media relations specialist and national media spokesperson. Keka then moved onto the reputed PR firm, DDB Public Relations (DDB PR) where she helped to exponentially grow their client roster, revenue and quadruple its... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 09:15 - 10:30
Garden Hall

10:30

Break
Saturday September 30, 2017 10:30 - 10:45
Garden Two

10:45

Speed Networking - Scheduled Appointments
Sponsor Speed Networking is a high-energy, effective way for influencers and brands to connect. Over a seven minute conversation, brands and influencers will talk one-on-one, discuss pitches and campaigns, and lay a foundation for future partnership. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most!

A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
avatar for BLACK+DECKER

BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dig It Apparel

Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
avatar for PARA Paints

PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
avatar for President's Choice

President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
avatar for The Brick

The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
avatar for The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Conservatory Lounge

10:45

Building a Sustainable Online Brand

The internet is a maze of content and with an ever-changing landscape (not to mention social media algorithms that shake things up every few months), it’s becoming harder to make your brand stand out. In this seminar, Lauren will share strategy and tips for creating an online brand with longevity, including:

  • Brand identity: building your foundation + defining who you are
  • Authenticity: what it means + why it’s important
  • Collaboration: how to build awesome and positive relationships with brands and content creators
  • Growing + evolving: what’s next for your brand




Speakers
avatar for Lauren McPhillips

Lauren McPhillips

This Renegade Love
Lauren McPhillips is the writer + photographer behind This Renegade Love, a Toronto-based blog that encourages readers to build a badass life for themselves through honest content on blogging + branding, travel, wellness, giving back and entrepreneurship. | | Following a 10-year career in editorial at Style at Home magazine and then as the PR... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Garden Hall

10:45

The Secrets of Instagram Stories

With over 200 million daily active users, Instagram Stories is officially the feature to know. What better time to find out exactly how you should be using Instagram Stories for your blog or business! Instagram has been upping it's story game with an abundance of new features and add-ons, however, a lot of them are hard to find unless you are one of those "in-the-know"! Kristen Sanger, Director of Content and Creative at FlashStock, is one of those people and she’s ready to spill her secrets on Instagram Stories and how to use it to increase your engagement and inspire your audience with creative, innovative content.

FlashStock is revolutionizing the global exchange of creativity with their technology-driven platform that centralizes the entire creative process. Connecting brands with top creative contributors who specialize in creating high-quality visual assets.


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Sanger

Kristen Sanger

Director, Content and Creative, FlashStock
A creative professional with 10+ years experience in visual content creation and strategy, Kristen exudes passion into every piece of work she creates. She is the Director of Content & Creative at FlashStock, leading a worldwide network of photographers and videographers to create scalable visual content for Fortune 500 brands around the world. Connect with Kristen: | Twitter... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Conservatory One

12:00

Lunch
Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Garden Two

12:00

Speed Networking - Drop In
Drop by the Speed Networking room and introduce yourselves to our participating Sponsors. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most! 

Note: Discussions during the Drop In are on a first-come basis. There are no scheduled appointments during this hour.

To guarantee a personal appointment time instead, sign up for a Scheduled Appointment. A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
avatar for BLACK+DECKER

BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dig It Apparel

Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
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Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
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PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
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President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
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Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
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The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
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The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Conservatory Lounge

12:45

Keynote Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Shea McGee

Shea McGee

Studio McGee
In 2014, Shea McGee launched an design firm with her husband and it has quickly grown to become one of the most well-known design studios in the nation. With a team of 30 and clients across the country, their work has been featured by Architectural Digest, Domino, Vogue Living, a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:45 - 14:00
Garden Hall

14:00

Break
Saturday September 30, 2017 14:00 - 14:15
Garden Two

14:15

Speed Networking - Scheduled Appointments
Sponsor Speed Networking is a high-energy, effective way for influencers and brands to connect. Over a seven minute conversation, brands and influencers will talk one-on-one, discuss pitches and campaigns, and lay a foundation for future partnership. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most!

A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
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BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
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Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
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Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
avatar for PARA Paints

PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
avatar for President's Choice

President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
avatar for The Brick

The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
avatar for The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 14:15 - 15:30
Conservatory Lounge

14:15

Creating Awesome Video Content - for Advanced Users
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share with you some high yield tips and tricks on how to take your video to the next level. We will cover story telling, mutiple angles, cinamatic grading, and other topics. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Nicholas

Chris Nicholas

The Uncommon Law
By day, Chris is a medical doctor specialized in medical imaging. By night, he is lifestyle influencer “@dr.chrisnicholas” and a DIY enthusiast. The “brawn” behind The Uncommon Common Law's home renovation projects, Chris loves the construction and lighting side of the work. As a... Read More →
avatar for Becki Peckham

Becki Peckham

The Uncommon Law
Becki is a freelance graphic designer and photographer, with the majority of her client base in the real-estate and interior design industry. Her interest in video grew about five years ago when she shot a promotional dance video for Red Hot Productions. Since then, Becki has shot a number of commercial videos, including a behind the scenes video for Canadian pop artist Lights... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 14:15 - 15:30
Conservatory One

14:15

From Micro-Blog To Business

Do you wish your blog was making you money? Are you tired of all the hours of work you are putting into it with little to no financial gain? Sick of seeing other bloggers getting paid to work with your dream brands? Or maybe you think you are just “too small” of an influencer to be able to command payment for your work. Are you spinning your wheels and coming up with the same results yet wanting to take your blog to the next business level? 

If you answered “Yes” to any of those, this session is for you! 

I’m here to share with you exactly how a small to mid-sized influencer can bring home money and turn their hobby blog into a full blown career. With only two years experience and zero previous business training, I’ve been able to turn my micro-blog into a known brand amongst many Canadian retailers, bringing in a full-time income, all from my kitchen table. 

In this session we will cover how to get started on your road to blogger-business success by focusing on building a strong and recognizable brand, networking with dream clients, agencies and influencers alike, the power of great story telling and compelling photography and the hustle behind how smaller influencers truly bring home a full-time income


Speakers
avatar for Christine Martin

Christine Martin

Amidst The Chaos
Christine is the creator and editor behind Amidst the Chaos, a lifestyle blog based in the Greater Toronto Area that focuses on finding beauty in the everyday through DIY/home decor, recipes, fashion, travel, parenting, giving back, to name a few, as well as a more recent focus on the body conscious movement for women and dialogue around ending the stigma of mental... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 14:15 - 15:30
Garden Hall

14:15

Key Messaging for Bloggers: How to get your message out to readers, brands, and PR agencies

What words tell your brand story? How do you maintain your brand while working as an influencer for another? What makes you credible to your audience and to the PR teams you work with?

In this session we will work together to develop your key messages and craft your authentic brand story for the long term.

At the end of the session you will have already started the process of developing your key messages and will have the tools to develop more in the future.  I hope you will also gain a deeper understanding of the world of public relations and blogger relationships.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Travis

Heather Travis

Strategist & Storyteller, Heather In Heels
Heather Travis @heathertravis is a PR professional, freelance writer, artist, and lover of all things creative. She has extensive experience developing and implementing integrated public relations and marketing programs for agricultural brands, appliance and lifestyle brands, as... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 14:15 - 15:30
Conservatory Two

15:30

Break
Saturday September 30, 2017 15:30 - 15:40
Garden Two

15:45

Speed Networking - Scheduled Appointments
Sponsor Speed Networking is a high-energy, effective way for influencers and brands to connect. Over a seven minute conversation, brands and influencers will talk one-on-one, discuss pitches and campaigns, and lay a foundation for future partnership. This is your chance to make an impression and connect directly with the decision makers at the lifestyle brands you love most!

A list of participating sponsors and appointment sign-up procedures will be available in August.

Sponsors
avatar for Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising products from... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Speed Networking Sponsor
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the... Read More →
avatar for BLACK+DECKER

BLACK+DECKER

Speed Networking Sponsor
Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power toolsoutdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that... Read More →
avatar for BLANCO Canada

BLANCO Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
BLANCO is the world leading kitchen sinks and kitchen faucets manufacturer with over 90 years of experience worldwide. For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories.  Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Speed Networking Sponsor
Ever wonder what would happen if your bank failed? What would happen to all the money you have deposited there? Do your readers wonder about it? The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation established 50 years ago to protect Canadians savings against bank failure at all our member institutions. Protection of eligible deposits is free and automatic. Eligible deposits include chequing and savings accounts, GICs, deposits in joint accounts, TFSAs, RRSPs, RESPs and more. We protect close to $750 billion in savings at over 80 member institutions across Canada. But not everything is covered so... Read More →
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dig It Apparel

Dig It Apparel

Speed Networking Sponsor
We’ve got you covered!  The inception of Dig It® began in 2008 at a family BBQ and the seed for our flagship product, Dig It® Handwear was planted!  The Co-founders realized with their love of the outdoors, sports, construction, DIY projects and of course gardening, women needed a fitted glove that uniquely protected a... Read More →
avatar for IKEA Canada

IKEA Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, six Pick-up and order points and nine Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943... Read More →
avatar for Krylon

Krylon

Speed Networking Sponsor
Krylon is known as an industry leader in product innovation, package design, project inspiration, color and DIY ideas. Their range of products expands beyond the home and into your backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialty, rust preventative, brush-on and craft products. Krylon products offer the perfect balance between quality, performance and... Read More →
avatar for Metrie

Metrie

Keynote Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Since Metrie’s beginnings as a small family-owned business in 1926, their dedication to creating high-quality, finely crafted architectural elements has helped them grow to become the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada. Through their seven domestic manufacturing facilities, 26 distribution centers, and global supply network, Metrie offers everything you need to set the stage for your space and your... Read More →
avatar for PARA Paints

PARA Paints

Speed Networking Sponsor
As producers of premium architectural paints, stains, varnishes and specialty products, PARA Paints has been an industry leader with a steadfast commitment to providing quality products. In addition to issuing leading edge colour décor trend advice to the Canadian designer, contr... Read More →
avatar for President's Choice

President's Choice

Speed Networking Sponsor
The President’s Choice brand has become one of Canada’s most trusted brands with an endless mission to bring Canadians new flavours and innovative products. | | President’s Choice is on a continuous journey of discovery as we explore a world of great new products, delicious new... Read More →
avatar for Sonnet Insurance

Sonnet Insurance

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
A new, fully online insurance company inspired by the power of optimism.  Sonnet Insurance Company was born from a simple premise, that optimism is worth protecting. Optimism made us believe we could change the status quo, and pushed us to create a simpler, more transparent insurance experience to help you worry less and live... Read More →
avatar for The Brick

The Brick

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Brick, we’re dedicated to Saving You More. We started right here in Canada 46 years ago and can proudly say we remain a Canadian owned and operated company. Since 1971, we’ve been helping Canadians find the perfect products for their homes at incredible prices. From sofas to appliances and mattresses... Read More →
avatar for The Home Depot Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Speed Networking Sponsor
At The Home Depot Canada, we help customers create and maintain the home of their dreams, whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them. We’re excited to be attending BlogPodium again this year and we can’t wait to connect one-on-one with those of you who are passionate about DIY, home renovations and seasonal projects... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Conservatory Lounge

15:45

Influencer & Brand – Designing a Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Influencers and brands have been collaborating since the dawn of the blog. And while the nature of these partnerships have evolved over time, the core of a meaningful and sustainable partnership remains unchanged - developing mutually beneficial relationships.

In this session Leslie Biggley of The Leslie Style and Jason Durkee from Delta Faucet Canada partake in a panel discussion to share insights from both sides. They'll share tips on how to best engage, how to use these partnerships to grow your own personal brand and presence, and get the most out of today’s model for influencer and brand collaborations.

Moderators
avatar for Brittany Stager

Brittany Stager

My Daily Randomness
Brittany Stager is the designer behind My Daily Randomness, a personal lifestyle blog. It is there where she writes about everything from home renovation and decor, to travel and food. When she is not blogging, she is filling her days with social media at her digital marketing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Biggley

Leslie Biggley

The Leslie Style
Leslie Biggley is the renovator and interior designer behind The Leslie Style, behind the high school art teacher. She juggles her day job, two daughters, and a ferocious appetite for overhauling homes, all while keeping her family constantly on the move, in the name of transforming spaces with her airy, modern, feminine style. | | Leslie has renovated 4 homes over the past 6 years, taking her family along for the wild ride. She and her husband will tackle their fifth home renovation this year, with rumours that the project will be filmed for television. A year ago, she took to sharing her passion for renovation with the world on her blog, thelesliestyle.com, and since, her epic transformations have been featured by The Toronto Star, CBC News, Better Homes and Gardens, Glitter Guide, and Style Me Pretty Living. | | Leslie has built more than homes over the last year, most notably her Instagram account and her lasting brand relationships with National companies like Delta Faucet and Canadian Tire. In September... Read More →
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Jason Durkee

Masco Canada
Jason Durkee is a well-rounded awarded marketing industry professional with a diverse set of marketing skills and knowledge in corporate, agency and vendor settings. He has worked with several distinguished brands including: P&G, Nike, CIBC, 3M Telus and Coty to name a few. Today Jason resides at Masco Canada where he is a specialist working on strategic development and implementation of media... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Delta Faucet Canada

Delta Faucet Canada

Seminar Sponsor | Speed Networking Sponsor
Water whisperers. Bubble beard makers. Washers of dishes. Design enthusiasts. At Delta Faucet, we exist to transform people’s daily lives with water. Check out our Inspired Living blog on the Delta website for great design/lifestyle tools, ideas, innovation and inspiration! | | Connect with Delta Faucet Canada... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Garden Hall

15:45

Podcasting For Bloggers: How To Leverage Podcasting To Grow Your Audience

Is podcasting the new golden ticket for bloggers? 

In this session, we'll start with an introduction to why podcasts are growing steadily in popularity and why many marketers are encouraging all of us content creators to get on board.  Then we'll look at what it takes to start your own podcast and how to determine if it's the right move for your particular blog.  We'll share our own story of why we created the Style Matters podcast, the equipment and software we use and how we've built our audience. 

We'll also dive into best practices for bloggers who want to promote themselves by being interviewed on top podcasts.  We'll cover why getting an interview can boost your brand, how to pitch yourself, what podcasters are looking for in terms of your website and social media reach, how to prepare for the interview, and how to promote yourself afterwards.  This session is for anyone who wants to learn about the world of podcasting and is interested in either being featured on a podcast or starting your own.  


Speakers
avatar for Karen Grant

Karen Grant

Little Yellow Couch
Zandra Zuraw and Karen Grant are the founders of Little Yellow Couch and the Style Matters Podcast. They first teamed up as DIY / Lifestyle Bloggers and followed their curiosity and creativity into the world of podcasting. Each week on their podcast, they interview top stylists... Read More →
avatar for Zandra Zuraw

Zandra Zuraw

Co-founder, Little Yellow Couch
Zandra Zuraw and Karen Grant are the founders of Little Yellow Couch and the Style Matters Podcast. They first teamed up as DIY / Lifestyle Bloggers and followed their curiosity and creativity into the world of podcasting. Each week on their podcast, they interview top stylists... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Conservatory One

17:00

Closing Remarks
Saturday September 30, 2017 17:00 - 17:15
Garden Hall