Meet Our Presenters
Dorien Morin-van Dam is a social media strategist, organic Social Media specialist, certified Agile Marketer, community manager and keynote speaker. She has been a social media professional for over 10 years. She thrives when networking and loves building relationships with fellow marketers and business owners all over the world. Dorien has spoken at many marketing conferences, including Inbound, Social Media Camp, Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Strategies Summit, Converge South and The Agents of Change Conference. You’ll recognize Dorien online and on-stage by her signature orange glasses, a nod to her Dutch heritage.
Jason Falls solves problems. Most of the time they have to do with digital marketing for Cornett, a full-service advertising agency based in Lexington, Ky., where he leads digital strategy and hosts two marketing podcasts (Digging Deeper and Winfluence). His work has touched a number of major brands and has been recognized with several national and many regional awards including a 2020 Shorty Award for his influencer marketing work. He has worked with a number of the world’s most iconic brands including Buffalo Trace, Weller, 1792, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons, GE Appliances, AT&T, Valvoline, Humana, Rawlings, Tempur-Pedic, Fireball Whisky, General Motors, and more. His third book, Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand, is due out in early 2021 from Entrepreneur Press. He loves the kick-ass state of Kentucky, sports, and bourbon.
Nikki Miller-Ka is a culinary expert and social media influencer whose blog, Nik Snacks, has garnered attention from publications such as Southern Living and New York Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. This East Carolina University alum develops recipes and brand awareness for clients such as Walmart, the N.C. Department of Agriculture, Dixie Crystals Sugar, and the National Onion Association. In addition to blogging, Miller-Ka works as a freelance writer, food critic for Greensboro News & Record, and tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. She’s also served as a barista at Starbucks, a pastry chef and her favorite things to make are tacos and biscuits.
Phillip Oakley is an entrepreneur, speaker, and founder of Common Giant, a brand growth agency that digs deep into marketing strategies to produce stunning creative execution for companies who want to become legendary. Phillip’s ability to push through business challenges with creative thinking has helped create giant ideas for a variety of companies all over the world. Phillip has worked with some of the largest technology firms all over the world to rescue their messaging, sales, and marketing execution from the sea of sameness. He currently sits on several non-profit boards ranging from organizations creating community support and education around neurodiversity, to supporting the arts. He is often approached to help leaders and companies break past perceived limitations, create new opportunities, and produce unexpectedly powerful ideas.
Jamie Lieberman, owner, and founder of Hashtag Legal has been a practicing lawyer for nearly 15 years. As an experienced entrepreneur, Jamie understands the unique needs of business owners at different stages in their organization’s growth. Today, she partners with clients across verticals including influencer marketing, creative services, and e-commerce. She has a deep commitment to making legal accessible and regularly speaks about legal matters, the art of negotiation, and entrepreneurial topics at leading industry events such as Alt Summit, Podcast Movement, and FinCon and as an expert source for media like Digiday and Forbes. You can also catch her as a co-host on The FearLess Business Podcast.
Aaron Hunt, a.k.a. The Personal Brand Photog helps even the most camera-shy entrepreneurs show up as the face of their business so they can connect with their ideal clients on an emotional level
and ultimately make more money.
He’s the founder of the Brand Hero Summit, which brings together some of the top branding experts in one place to help you elevate your brand, and he’s also the host of the Your Personal Brand podcast, a Top 100 Marketing Podcast.
Hank is an author, speaker, podcast host, and Sr. Manager of Client Success at iContact, a j2 Global company (Efax, PCMag, Mashable, IGN, Ziff Davis, Campaigner, and more). With a passion for all things digital and social, combined with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, he has been dubbed the Digital Marketing Infotainer because he makes marketing fun and successful.
David L. Stanley, B.Sc., M.A. is an educator, author, voice-over actor, and speaker. His work on men and suicide, fatherhood, professional bicycle racing, and diversity issues has appeared in national magazines. He writes and speaks on business and social media issues, including the legendary Dad 2.0 Summit. Stanley is a fervent advocate, writer, and speaker for melanoma awareness. He is the organizer of Flint’s only Pecha-Kucha presentation night. A Jewish man, he taught high school science at Genesee Academy in Swartz Creek, MI; the area’s only Islamic day school. His latest book is Rants & Mutters, an essay collection. He co-authored From Jim Crow to CEO, the Willie Artis Story, on AUX Media. His first book, Melanoma, It Started with a Freckle, was released in 2016 on the McGann imprint.