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Brooklyn Marketing Week (BKMW) is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and small businesses. From social media to events, sales to strategy and beyond, BKMW will address all the entrepreneurial needs of attracting, converting and keeping customers. Brooklyn has over 29,000 small businesses, and now those businesses have a hub –BKLYN COMMONS
The roster of events are designed to inform, engage and equip small business owners with the tools needed to promote their brand. All events will be hosted at Brooklyn’s newest startup hub, BKLYN Commons, beginning October 17th.
*A week-long workshop series dedicated to celebrating and educating Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs and small businesses.
MONDAY | 10.17 | 6PM | CONTENT
WORKSHOP: How to Tell the Same Story 5 Different Ways
What's the best way to show off your brand? No matter your tool of choice (video, photography, podcast, etc.) it's important to use them to stand out, not just follow the flock. In this intimate workshop, industry innovators will share hustle hacks on using visual content to build the brand without breaking the budget.
Sophia Betz (Co-Founder, Time Travlr Creative)
Matt Landfield (Co-Founder, Time Travlr Creative)
Jeff Rose (Web Developer)
Felicity Kitson (Founder, the wanted word)
Ivan Kvasau (Quesbasics)
TUESDAY | 10.18 | 6PM | BRANDING & SOCIAL MEDIA
BRAND CAMP: Maximizing Your Social Media
On a scale of 1 - 5, how well do your customers understand your brand? Beyond a logo, website, or likes and follows on social media, a brand needs to be undeniably consistent in order to leave a solid impression on your customers and stakeholders. In this workshop we'll cover steps to better define your brand, and translate that message into a purposeful presence online.
Nazira Sacasa (Founder, Sacasa Media)
Sirita Wright (Social Media Consultant)
Sara Geffrard (Creator, A Dapper Chick)
WEDNESDAY | 10.19 | 6PM | MARKETING STRATEGY & EMAIL
WORKSHOP: Get More Customers With DIY Marketing
Sometimes, a little self-help is all you need. Be prepared to take lots of notes in this hands-on marketing strategy intensive. You will learn how to increase your awareness & customers using a variety of Do It Yourself marketing tactics, including turnkey email marketing. This workshop is designed to help you get a jump-start on planning for 2017, because it's never too early to start thinking about next year.
Nicole McGarrell (Founder, Sunny Day Marketing)
THURSDAY | 10.20 | 6PM | SALES
DEAL OR NO DEAL: Creating & Closing the Sale
How well do you really know your customer? Well enough to spot opportunity, before your competition? Selling starts before your customer ever touches your brand. Gain insight on learning about your customer, better than they know themselves. Because any little detail can move a customer from lead to client.
Jack Srour (CEO, BKLYN Commons)
Kishshana Palmer (CEO, Kishshana & Co.)
Paul Evseroff (Director of Business Development, WNBC)
THURSDAY | 10.20 | 8PM | COCKTAIL MIXER
LINK & DRINK
You've worked all day, now it's time for a little play. Talk business and sip cocktails while we host a fireside chat about scaling your business, and building a community around your brand.
GUEST SPEAKER: Johanne Brierre (Founder, TrendyTripping)
FRIDAY | 10.21 | 6PM | PR & EVENTS
SIPS + STRATEGY: Raise Your Profile to Get Your Business in the Media
We're turning happy hour into power hour. Don't worry, we'll bring the cocktails!
Now that you've launched a business, it's time to make people care about it. Getting press attention doesn't happen overnight, nor does it last forever. Bring your questions, and your appetite. We'll satisfy both, with help straight from the pros.
Marielle Legair (Public Relations Consultant)
Standing out in this market means keeping your toolkit sharp, while constantly staying competitive and creative. There are 24 hours in a day, and for five days, we're dedicating 10 of those hours to work on your business. Not in your business.
Attracting, converting and keeping customers are the heart of your business, and marketing is the pulse. These roster of events are designed to inform, engage and equip small business owners with the tools needed to promote their brand, strategically and on-purpose.
Conveniently located at 495 Flatbush Avenue, BKLYN Commons boasts 18,000 square feet of beautifully designed co-working space conceived to provide entrepreneurs, start-ups and freelancers alike with a range of flexible workspace solutions. Options include fully-furnished private offices ranging in size from single individual suites to 8-person group rooms, as well as, open or dedicated desks.
With 83 new offices, creative indoor event space, BKLYN Commons is a shining, modern hub for the brightest and newest Brooklyn enterprises. BKLYN Commons actively invests in the community by forging strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders and influencers. Our partnerships provide great value to our members and the community itself. BKLYN Commons aims to meet the evolving demands of today’s dynamic work environment for businesses and individuals in a variety of sectors. BKLYN Commons accommodates individuals and companies of all sizes and needs. The space is an environment where its members can connect, engage and grow.