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Posts Tagged ‘Farrah Bostic’

Strategy Sesh @SoDA

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Last week I spent a few days at the inaugural SoDA Academy held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn which featured a well curated 2-day curriculum of content designed by Farrah Bostic (brilliant planner/strategist).

A lot of people sometimes say conferences are a waste of time, especially the didactic kind where people talk at you for 2 days (eg: snooze fest)—however SoDA was designed as an immersive, workshop style—my fav.

It’s all about what you want to get out of it. I often attend professional summits/sessions for these 3 reasons:

  1. Validate what I’m currently doing is on point
  2. Uncover micro trends, cultural shifts and new approaches to solving creative business challenges
  3. Meet new people (it’s ALWAYS about the people)

A few takeaways…..
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SheSays Digital Strategy course: NYC 7/20/2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012

For those of you that are still wrapping your heads around what digital strategy is and how to work that into your job, agency, etc… you might want to check out this course this Friday in NYC. It’s less didactic and more workshop– every part of the day has an active learning component which I always love and brings what you learn into practical activation.

Why should you care (and consider, yet another, digital strategy course?)

Because you will learn something from the best of the best- and it’s all about the people who know what the hell they are talking about. The course is sponsored by SheSays, an award-winning organization running free mentorship and events to women in the creative and digital marketing businesses. The class is being taught by 3 of the women I admire the most in strategy/digital innovation. These women are no joke- what they say is always spot on and actionable.

Ana Andjelic: Digital Strategist at Droga5. Ana has a Ph.D in Sociology from Colombia and wrote her dissertation on digital branding. She frequently teaches the HyperIsland MasterClass and at Miami Ad School. Her blog i [love] marketing always has great content.

Farrah Bostic: Founder of The Difference Engine, a responsive strategy and design consultancy. She is, at heart, a strategist and creative technologist with expertise within innovation, social media and mobile utilities. Her blog PrettyLittleHead is one of my favorites.

Alessandra Lariu: co-founder of SheSays and CEO of shout SHOUT, a community for women focused on crowdsourcing creative collaboration/ideation for business. She has also worked as a Creative Director at McCann NY.

The content for the day is diverse and organized well; I love that there is a section on KPIs built in here– of the utmost importance to anyone working in digital– it’s not just about the thinking (that What) it’s about activation (the How)- and that involves measurement; my personal soapbox! I also love how the focus will be on tools for collaboration between digital strategists and other disciplines in the organization; super important for anyone building a department or figuring out how to work digital strategy into an existing organization.

Learn a little bit more about the course below. Think about it as an investment in intellectual capitol- well worth it. (more…)

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