1. Blogging While Brown 2014 -Email Marketing - Kendra Webb-Scott

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    Email Marketing Kendra Webb-Scott, Ideazio, Inc and ClosetConfections.com When it comes to conversions, email is still the most effective way to connect with your audience. Learn how to build a high quality email list and avoid wasting your time and credibility on ineffective email campaigns. Hear about the keys to list-building and email marketing and learn the latest strategies for improving your email response rates.

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    • How to Build a $100K Blogging Business - 2014 Blogging While Brown Conference

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      How To Build A $100K Blogging Business Jullien Gordon, SideHustla.com and B.P.A.I.D. Need to monetize your blog? Can't wait to get a million views a month? Well there are many ways to monetize your blog that aren't ad-based.Questions the session will answer: How to create a business model that isn't just advertising-based? How do you build an email list by creating a valuable, yet free, "hook" for readers? How to use your blog to get speaking, coaching, and consulting opportunities

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      • Blogging While Brown 2014 - Six Ways to Make Six Figures From Blogging Without Ad Revenue

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        Six Ways to Make Six Figures From Blogging Without Ad Revenue Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, Black and Married with Kids In this workshop the Tylers will demonstrate six different streams of revenue that bloggers can tap into, in order to create a six figure income, without ad sales. The Tylers will also give first-hand insight on how they've leveraged all six of these models to generate enough income to replace both of their full-time salaries. Questions this session will answer: How can you make money from blogging without selling ads? How can I make money if I don't have a ton of traffic to my site? What are the seven steps that will turn a reader into a customer?

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        • Blogging While Brown 2014 Opening General Session: Collaboration

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          Two panels came together to form a mega opening session at the 2014 Blogging While Brown Conference on collaboration. Panel #1:Girls Compete Women Cooperate: How to Use Bloggers in Your Niche to Build a Network Presenters: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, The Budgetnista; Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista; Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance; Marsha Horton Barnes, Financial Empowerment; Tiffany Victoria Williams, My Fab Finance Learn how 4 different brands in the same niche leveraged their respective personal finance brands to create a collaborative brand called The Frugal Fab 5. Questions this session will answer: How do you maximize your online relationships with other bloggers in your niche to create offline opportunities and brand exposure? How do you successfully identify and initiate contact with bloggers in your niche? What are the logistics for maintaining this type of relationship? (legal, meetings, culture, expectations, communication etc.) Panel #2: How to Form Kickass Collaborations to Boost Your Web Traffic & Increase Your Social Media Following Presenters: Sheree Adams, Smart & Sassy Mom; Christine St. Vil, Moms ‘N Charge This session will be a dynamic and interactive experience that teaches concrete collaboration ideas/strategies that could gain more readers and attract more social media followers. Questions this session will answer: How do I gain more readers and attract more social media followers? How can can I connect and collaborate with other bloggers? How can I make my blog stand out from the crowd and build a positive reputation through blogger endorsements?

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          • 2014 Blogging While Brown Technology Keynote Markus Robinson -Think Like a Product Manager Too

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            Markus Robinson has over 10+ years of Information Technology experience in a variety of different positions. Markus started his career as a computer support manager at Florida State University, where he was responsible for training and leading a team that provided support to over 40,000 students, faculty and staff members. After his tenure as support manager, Markus became one of the youngest Directors of Technology in Florida State University history, responsible for managing Information Technology for the universities’ Police Department. Markus also served as the Director of Technology for College of Human Sciences where he coordinated all aspects of technology including, procurement, application development, and support for more than 5000 students, faculty, and staff Markus is co-founder of Black Web Media a network of websites targeted towards African Americans (Flagship site Black Web 2.0). While at BWM, Markus helped manage the day to day operations of the blog network, including writer management and the support and development of premium advertising for brands including; Microsoft and HP. In 2010 Markus founded Robinson Innovations, a technology consulting firm, that provides a wide range of technology and business services including web development, system administration, and IOS/Android application design and development for variety of different companies including; Politic365, Connxus.com, One Church One Child, and Radio One. Markus now leads the Innovation Team at Interactive One, the nation’s largest network of sites targeting African American and Latinos with over 60 unique brands reaching 10+ million monthly uniques. Markus is responsible for leading a team of developers focused on using cutting edge technologies and techniques to ideate, design, and develop mobile and web applications. Markus is an expert in Agile development techniques, PHP, MYSQL, Wordpress, Linux system administration, and cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Linode, and Joyent. Markus is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, and he currently resides in New York.

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            • Trending Topics in Tech: Faith in a Mobile World

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              Trending Topics in Tech: Faith in a Mobile World PanelistsL Jason Caston, Technology and Social Media Director, T.D. Jakes Ministries L. Michelle Smith, AT&T U.S. Diversity Corporate Communications Chip Dizard, Ministry Multimedia Expert Tiffani Robinson, Digital and Social Expert As technology has advanced through the ever-changing times, people have always found ways to mobilize their lives. Today, mobile technology has changed the way we shop, date, read, write, and even worship. Faith communities are the original social networks, so it is no surprise that an increasing amount of African American churches have embraced mobile technology and content sharing, as an effective way to engage and inspire.

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              • Blogs & Brands - Blogging While Brown 2012

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                What are the best practices for bloggers who want to work with brands? What opportunities are available to bloggers? What are brands looking for when they partner with bloggers? How can bloggers convey their audience, reach and influence in an effective manner? Join agency veterans Tyrha M. Lindsey, Managing Director for L.A.I. Communications, Jennifer Polk, a Vice President with Edelman Digital and Mananya Soobhawan, Digital Supervisor at Weber Shandwick as they explain best practices for bloggers who want to partner with brands.

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                • Your Personal Brand - Blogging While Brown 2012 Tech Keynote

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                  How do you not just create, but craft and maintain a strong personal brand online? What's the difference between a personal brand and just being loud on Twitter? How does one extend their brand effectively across Facebook, Twitter, G+ and beyond, while still maintaining an effective and authentic voice? Join Adria Richards, Luvvie Ajayi, and Scott Hanselman in this pragmatic and upbeat panel. They'll talk about how they developed three very different, very distinct, but demonstrably effective personal brands online.

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                  • Strategic Partnerships: How to Play Nice with Others for Mutually Beneficial Results

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                    Akilah S. Richards and Takeyah A. Young, 2011 Blogging While Brown Conference, Los Angeles, CA

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                    • 2011 Black Weblog Awards Part 1 of 4 - Los Angeles July 9, 2011

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                      2011 Black Weblog Awards A Celebration of Black Social Media Excellence July 9, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Hosts: Kim Coles and Rene Syler Opening Number Best Blog Design Best Blog Post Series Best Culture Blog Best Film Blog Best Gaming or Comics Blog Blogging Heroine Tribute Presented by April Thompson Best Gossip Blog Best Health or Wellness Blog Best Cooking or Food Blog Best Faith Based Blog Best Hip Hop Blog Best Humor Blog Best International Blog Best Business Blog Musical Selection Mark Chappelle @markchappelle

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