ATLANTA, GA | MAY 16, 2020

PUTTING ATL'S BEST CREATIVE AND TECH MINDS TO WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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WHAT IS BRANDTECH DAY?

BrandTech Day is a one-day mini-conference that connects Atlanta's savviest marketers, tech experts, businesses and entrepreneurs so they can easily build the strategies, relationships and expertise they need to rapidly accelerate business growth. This event brings innovative branding and technology experts together on May 16, 2020 for a one-day journey of providing real, practical and affordable help to Atlanta's business owners.

BRANDTECH DAY SPEAKERS

Learn from industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about growth. Check out our 2019 speakers below:

Ray Abram, Cyber Security

RAY ABRAM Coca-Cola

Panel: Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber [ Small Biz Tech ] FB/IG/TW: @ray_abram 

Shaun St. Hill

SHAUN ST. HILL Tech and Main

Panel: Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber [ Small Biz Tech ] TW: @TechandMainLLC 

Doug Littrell

DOUG LITTRELL TalkDesk

Panel: Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber [ Small Biz Tech ] IG: @TalkDesk 

Lauren DeRamus

LAUREN DERAMUS Alpha Business Images

Topic: Who Are You Talking To? [ Target Audiences ] FB: @TheArtofInfluence 

Harold Alexander

HAROLD ALEXANDER Underground App

Topic: Apps: Do You Really Need One?

Derek Walker

DEREK WALKER Brown & Browner Advertising

Topic: That's Your Story & You Should Be Sticking To It! TW: @dereklwalker 

Sandra Wills

SANDRA WILLS The Graphics House 

Topic: How to 30X Your Marketing ROI [ Email Marketing ] TW: @thegraphicshous 

Roy Hodges

ROY HODGE REH Systems

Topic: IT Best Practices for Small Businesses FB: @rehsystemssolutions 

BRANDTECH DAY WORKSHOPS

Check out our 2019 workshops below (2020 workshops coming soon):

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF CYBER

11:00 AM WORKSHOP [ TECH ROOM ] : Why does “the cloud” matter for business? Does your small business need to be concerned about cyber security? Considering the fact that over 70% of cyber-attacks happen at businesses with less than 100 employees, we would say the answer would be yes. If you care about the safety of your client’s information, your reputation and the wide array of assets you have and will soon acquire, join our dynamic panel on the top things you need to know to protect the “crown jewels” of your own growing enterprise, plus learn a thing or two about this nebulous cloud issue. Panelists: Ray Abram from Coca-Cola, Shaun St. Hill from Tech and Main and Doug from TalkDesk.  

HOW TO 30X YOUR MARKETING ROI  

11:00 AM WORKSHOP [ BRAND ROOM ]: What marketing tool out there can get you an ROI of over $30 for every $1 spent? There’s only one, and it’s email marketing. Research shows that targeted and list-segmented emails are responsible for 36% of email marketing ROI. Learn how to make email marketing an essential tool in your marketing toolbox. Presenter: Sandra Wills from The Graphics House, Atlanta, GA  

APPS: DO YOU REALLY NEED ONE?

1:00 PM WORKSHOP [ TECH ROOM ]: The most common question asked outside of “how much do apps cost” is “do I really need an app for my business”? Well, the answer is: IT DEPENDS. In the complex and changing mobile world, find out if an app is right for your business. Know which questions to ask and how to pick the right developer. Get the answer to these questions plus watch an app be built live! Presenter: Harold Alexander from Underground App, Atlanta, GA  

THAT’S YOUR STORY & YOU SHOULD BE STICKING TO IT!

1:00 PM WORKSHOP [ BRAND ROOM ]: Do not underestimate the power of a clear and concise marketing message to build your business. Learn how to craft marketing messaging that resonates with your target audiences in a way that captures their attention, informs them and finally inspires them to become a customer – for life. Presenter: Derek Walker from Brown & Browner Advertising, Columbia, SC  

A 360: INFLUENCING YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE  

2:00 PM WORKSHOP [ ROOM BRAND ] : Part of Branding 101 is understanding who you’re talking to. Who is your target audience and how do you find them? Most importantly, how do you find out what to say to them in order to win them over as loyal customers? If it’s been awhile since you’ve thought about this, come back. We're ready to teach you the Art of Influence with Alpha Business Images. Presenter: Lauren DeRamus from Alpha Business Images, Atlanta, GA  

IT BEST PRACTICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS 

2:00 PM WORKSHOP [ ROOM TECH ]: With tight budgets and little or no IT staff to lean on, you face real challenges when trying to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations in technology, much less keep your files safe from hacking and malware. Come with us as we break down those IT challenges into specific areas where they can become much more manageable for you, plus learn the best practices that even the smallest business can follow. Presenter: Roy Hodge from REH Systems, Toledo, OH  

BRANDTECH DAY AGENDA

BrandTech Day is an immersive and invaluable experience taking place at the Loudermilk Conference Center located in our very own Atlanta, GA.

At the very start, BrandTech Day will have Insightful speakers providing insight from years of industry experience. The one-day mini-conference is designed to hit the most important aspects of branding and technology for small businesses — from generating traffic, to designing an app to optimizing your personal website for SEO. 

Check out our 2019 agenda below:

Morning Sessions

10:00am-10:30am: Registration, Exhibitor and Art Gallery is open

10:30am-11:00am: Opening Ceremony

11:00am-12:00pm: BrandTech Workshops Round 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber [ Tech for Small Biz ], How to 30X Your Marketing ROI

BrandTech Consultation Space is Open (All-Access Ticket Holders Only)

Afternoon Sessions

12:00pm-1:00pm: BrandTechDay LUNCH (included with ticket) + Keynote Speaker 

1:00pm-2:00pm: BrandTech Workshops Round 2: Apps: Do You Really Need One?, That's Your Story & You Should Be Sticking To It! 

2:00pm-3:00pm: BrandTech Workshops Round 3: A 360: Influencing Your Audience, IT Best Practices for Small Business 

**Info is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

BRANDTECH DAY CONSULTANTS

Got a branding or tech issue to be resolved in your business? Want to know how to take your business to the next level? Engage in tailored, one-on-one consultation sessions with our BrandTech experts who will help you with your practical business growth needs right now. Check out our 2019 consultants below:

Maya Dukes
Shaun St. Hill
Kimberly Starks
Lauren DeRamus

MAYA DUKES MayaDukes.com Key Areas: Branding, Marketing IG: @maya.dukes

SHAUN ST. HILL Tech and Main Key Areas: Cyber Security, Cloud TW: @TechandMainLLC  

KIMBERLY STARKS Blue Scorpion Reputation Management Key Areas: PR, Research TW: @bluescorpionRM

LAUREN DERAMUS Alpha Business Images Key Areas: Branding, Advertising FB: @TheArtofInfluence  

Harold Alexander
Chris Jones
Sandra Wills
Roy Hodges

HAROLD ALEXANDER Underground App  

Key Areas: Apps Developer, Tech

CHRIS JONES SeeJones Creative Key Areas: Graphic Design, Imagery IG: @seejoneswork

SANDRA WILLS The Graphics House Key Areas: Email Marketing, Graphic Design TW: @thegraphicshous  

ROY HODGE REH Systems 

Key Areas: IT Infrastructure FB: @rehsystemssolutions  

Alonzo "Zo" Patterson
Shalain Deramus
Akita Patterson
Zach Farley

ZO PATTERSON Empty Blocks Key Areas: Web Development, Apps IG: @zodiggsz  

SHALAIN DERAMUS ShalainDeramus.com Key Areas: Web Devopment, UI

AKITA PATTERSON Experiential Marketing Development Network Key Areas: Experiential Marketing, Event Marketing

ZACH FARLEY zCode Solutions  

Key Areas: Developer, Web apps IG: @zcodesolutions  

LORENA DOUGLAS Mobile Marketing Branding Solutions  

Key Areas: Mobile Marketing, Registration FB: @MMBS4U  

Tawni Fears
Miguel Lloyd
Nina Simmons

TAWNI FEARS The Tawni Logues, LLC Key Areas: Copywriting, Editing IG: @tawnithewriter

YARDYNE DAY New Day Promotional Products Key Areas: Printing, Promotional Items  

Kenyetta Gordon Gordon Branding Group 

Key Areas: Branding IG: @gordonbrandinggroup

MIGUEL LLOYD Lloyd Media Group Key Areas: Advertising, Video IG: @miguellloydinc  

NINA SIMMONS Nina Simmons Designs  

Key Areas: Graphic Design, Imagery IG: @ninasimmonsdesigns

HOW THIS WORKS

First, be sure to purchase an All Access Ticket to BrandTech Day. If you already purchased a General Access ticket, click here to upgrade your ticket (scroll to bottom of ticket screen for the upgrade option). Next, click below to share information you want your consultant to see prior to your workshop: your website link, links to your social media pages, etc. You can also describe and share a specific problem in the comments section as well as indicate the consultants you'd like to meet with if you happen to have a preference. You'll also indicate what workshops you'll be attending so we can schedule your consultation(s) around your chosen workshop times. 

Finally, we will pair you with one of our consultants above to meet with on BrandTech Day to specifically discuss your branding and / or technology issues for your busineses. Please look out for a confirmation email with your personalized agenda for BrandTech Day.


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SPONSORS

Be Part of The #1 Event for Branding and Tech in Atlanta! Check out our 2019 sponsors below:

Tyler New Media
talkdesk
ATLin60sec
No Junk Productions
Alpha Business Images - The Art of Influence
Almenta International
S.L. Best Services
Experimac - Midtown ATL
Wear Afrika
Mobile Marketing Branding Solutions
Tech & Main
Nina Simmons Designs
Lloyd Media Group

BECOME A SPONSOR

BrandTech Day 2020 sponsorships offer a valuable opportunity to showcase your brand and gain targeted exposure to our industry experts, thought leaders, bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, trailblazing entrepreneurs, and potential customers. *2020 Sponsorship Package coming soon.

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VENUE

The Loudermilk Conference Center

40 Courtland St. NE Atlanta, GA 30303 

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Our inaugural event will be held at the beautifully renovated Loudermilk Centere in the heart of vibrant downtown Atlanta.

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BrandTech Day Planners

Without the dedicated members within the MCAT who fomed the BrandTech Day planning committee this conference wouldn't be possible. Thank you members of MCAT for all your hardwork! Check out our 2019 Team:

Miguel Llyod Lloyd Media Group 

ABC Mktg & PR Director 

Andrea D. Smith The ADS Agency

BrandTech Day Chair

Roy Hodge REH Systems solutions 

ABC Tech Lead

Kimberly Starks

SHAUN ST. HILL Tech and Main  

KIMBERLY STARKS Blue Scorpion Reputation Management  

LORENA DOUGLAS Mobile Marketing Branding Solutions

RAQUEL HILL RaquelHill CO

Harold Alexander
Chris Jones
Sandra Wills
Lauren DeRamus

HAROLD ALEXANDER Underground App  

CHRIS JONES SeeJones Creative  

SANDRA WILLS The Graphics House  

LAUREN DERAMUS Alpha Business Images 

ERNEST DUNCAN Experimac

Alonzo "Zo" Patterson
Nina Simmons
Zach Farley

ZO PATTERSON Empty Blocks  

NINA SIMMONS Nina Simmons Designs 

AKITA PATTERSON Experimental Marketing Dev. Network

ZACH FARLEY zCode Solutions  

YARDYNE DAY New Day Promotional Products  

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