MONETIZING MEDIA

A seminar for writers, bloggers, vloggers, youtubers, instagramers, and content creators of all kinds to achieve financial independence doing what they love to do…create!

“Content” comes in many forms whether it be the print publications, digital blogs, youtube, instagram and other social media, film production, podcasts, photo-journalism, broadcast radio & tv, or direct experiential engagement.

Distribution of such content has grown dramatically with the advent of the internet and social media. Gaining access to all of the money making channels of distribution and advertising sources can turn passion projects and part time hobbies into full-blown professional careers and Monetizing Media shares many of these tools, resources and partners.

Who Should Attend?

Writers

Editors

Photographers

Videographers

Public Speakers

Publishers

Musicians

Bloggers

Vloggers

Youtubers

Instagramers

On Air Broadcast

Actors

Models

Artists

Comedians

Writers

Editors

Photographers

Videographers

Public Speakers

Publishers

Musicians

Bloggers

Vloggers

Youtubers

Instagramers

On Air Broadcast

Actors

Models

Artists

Comedians

 

GROW YOUR BRAND, BUSINESS AND INCOME!

— Develop your personal & professional brand

— Develop better professional networks 

— Leverage affiliate marketing program

— Grow your following over all platforms

— Get your content sponsored

— Get paid from publishers

— Earn from public speaking

— Build & grow your own media business

Meet Our Speakers

We’ve combined a group of professionals that will share cutting edge information eliminating days of research that you would otherwise have to spend, not to mention the time and costs of trial and error selection of tools, resources and partners.

  • Program
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9:00AM Ken Monro
Introductions and Agenda Review

Introductions and review of agenda and goals and objectives for the day.

9:15AM Dawn Moore
Market Messaging- The Science and Art of Words

Words matter. What you say about your brand is expected to be a delivered promise to your audience.  Defining how to convey your brand identity is a critical first step in any marketing program.  It’s the foundation of the words you will select that most resonate with your audience, resulting authentic brand communication.  Building your brand identity statement and supporting market messages are the beginning point of any successful campaign.

9:45AM Rey Perez
Imagery and visual presentation of your personal brand

Ease of access and consistent and impressive imagery and visual presentation of your personal brand can be the difference between you and an engagement on a project, job, investment or other opportunity.  Rey Perez shares his approach to showcasing an amazing first impression that is consistent brand identity across all social platforms that is consistent with the idea of being a "professional". 

10:30AM Break
Break

10:45AM Dean DeLisle
How to rock your personal brand, boost your influence and get hired

How to rock your personal brand, boost your influence and get booked as a talent through advanced networking strategies and execution. Learn how to build a virtual "referral machine" that guarantees gigs as you build your roster of influence on LinkedIn and other key platforms.

11:30AM Angel Tuccy
Mastering Media: Engaging the world of broadcast media to build brand and reach

Angel Tuccy (rhymes with fussy) is an award winning national radio host, media trainer, and a multiple time best-selling author. Angel hosts 4 hours of radio every weekday from Denver, CO and has hosted over 2,100 broadcasts and interviewed over 3,500 guests. Her media training program has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs gain mass media exposure during the last 10 years, developing industry influencers, best-selling author campaigns, award-winning brands, and increased sales.

12:30AM Lunch
Lunch / VIP Luncheon

VIP Luncheon with breakouts for VIP guests with individual speakers.

1:30PM Manny the Frenchy
Raising Manny: The story of Manny the Frenchy's rise to pet celebrity

The story of Manny the Frenchy is an amazing one and those in attendance will get to hear it first hand from Manny's manager and best friend, Jon Huang, of Beatnik Marketing Group.  As Beatnik's founder and ex-director of business development for IEG, Mr. Huang relives the "second" birth of Manny on social media as what started as an experiment to define the path of successful social media deployments and led to the world's most followed French Bulldog. 

2:00PM Manny the Frenchy
Feeding Manny: Leveraging Manny's massive popularity through sponsorships & affiliate marketing

It's great to build a following as a hobby, and better to build a business with revenue.  Jon Huang will detail the different styles and effectiveness of each revenue stream whether it be affiliate marketing aggregators, direct advertisers, sponsors and public engagements.  You will learn each of the methods employed by a genuine expert in the field of sponsorship acquisition.

3:00PM Kenneth Monro
Travel blogging for a living

One of the most desirable jobs in media is that of the travel blogger.  Getting paid to document and showcase amazing places, food, and experiences is something that many only dream to do and some achieve.  In this session you will learn about some of the more seamless and easy methods to generate income from travel journalism.

3:15PM Ken Monro
Getting paid for publishing made simple

As the creator of the "Neighborhood Focus Program", a new and unique media business model employed by Chicago Scene Magazine, Mr. Monro, reveals their "micro-campaigning" strategy used to deliver sustainable engagement and awareness within the walkable range of their advertising clientele and how media professionals can leverage this system to build their own revenue streams through the normal course of their roles as creators of written articles, video, podcasts and imagery.

4:15PM Bill Walsh
Keynote-- The Dynamics of Success

Learn what it takes to build a local, regional or global business from one of the industry's most well respected business coaches, authors, and public speakers. The focus will be on marketing funnels, customer acquisition concepts and the critical drivers that are required to help your business become #1 in your industry! Speaking sessions that Mr. Walsh conducts run in the thousands of dollars and he shares much of the content from those engagements in this keynote presentation.

5:30pm Networking and VIP Breakout Sessions
Networking and VIP Breakout

Open networking with refreshments and tour of Spaces shared office space and VIP breakout lounge breakouts.

Tickets

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  • Ken Monro

    Neighborhood focused businesses come in all shapes and sizes. Independant Professional Services Providers like insurance agents, fitness instructors and interior decorators share the same goals as brick and mortar cafe’ or or national conglomerates like Walgreen or CVS. They must engage and develop relationships with customers within the walkable range.

  • Dean Delisle

    We love catching up with those that have been through our program in the past and seeing how dramatically their engagements effect their success.

Sponsors

Media Connect is proud to work with the following sponsors and others interested in sponsoring “Monetizing Media” or any of the Media Connect Events can view our sponsorship deck at https://www.sponseasy.com/p/monetizing-media

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