Get advice from our panel of experts on Marketing on a Shoestring Budget. Lunch and validated parking included. There is limited parking under the building. Entrance to garage is located on Union St. Bring your ticket up to the event on the 27th floor for validation.
Kellie Keyes Davie founded Keycom with a vision: to provide businesses with the marketing tools they need, and with the results they expect and deserve. A communications expert, entrepreneur and award-winning marketing executive, Kellie knows what it takes to deliver organizational and marketing growth for a broad range of businesses and industries. From national consumer brands to local nonprofit organizations, Kellie has worked with the leaders in consumer branding including Marriott International, Loews Hotels & Resorts, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Kirkland's, Scripps Networks Interactive, HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Travel Channel, Great American Country, Blackberry Farm, Alcoa Inc., and Ruby Tuesday. In 2017, she was named the “Public Relations Alumna of the Year” by the University of Tennessee’s College of Communications and Information.
Christopher Lester is the founder of C4ward Strategies in Nashville, TN, where he helps companies across the U.S. align their digital brand experience and sales processes. He's passionate about the consumer and crafting marketing that feels more human. Christopher spent the last decade geeking out on all things digital. He's worked with brands like Mario Batali, Garden & Gun, Atlanta Falcons, Nashville Predators and The Public Library of Science. In his past life, he served as the Vice President of Sales at Emma Email Marketing where he was responsible for strategic brand growth, new customer acquisition, and in-market development. Christopher is a lover of the underdog, hot dogs, and a sweet dog named Olive.
Mike Smith is Chief Marketing and Experience Officer for his company Conjure Marketing + Experiences. With a career spanning work as a retail consultant, advertising director, media group publisher, and agency creative director, his company focuses on fresh approaches to marketing strategies with a specialty in sponsorships and promotions. Mike has developed thousands of successful marketing campaigns for small- to medium-sized businesses and created or helped execute more than 250 local events including his role as creator and co-founder of Nashville Fashion Week. Mike’s clients include Red Bull, Lexus, Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Green Pea Salons, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.