digiSTORY2014: The Power of Digital Storytelling

Digistory LogoSocial: IRL is pleased to support digiSTORY2014: The Power of Digital Storytelling Conference, taking place in Kansas City MO, on October 22, 2014. With an impressive lineup of nationally acclaimed thought leaders and pioneers, and a chance to save $100 off the already very modest registration fee, we highly encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.


Save $100 off the $350 registration using promo code partner100

Nonprofits – contact us to get a 50% off discount code. Exclusive for NPOs, very limited availability

Never in history has the ability to communicate been so pervasive.  Mobile devices, apps and internet connectivity can bring any person or idea to your fingertips with a simple click.  Yet, sharing your ideas and messages through the vast profusion of these digital assets can be mind-boggling. Advertisers, social media strategists, publishers, journalists, businesses, non-profits and government agencies have all discovered that a good story can stir peoples’ emotions and compel them to action.  Digital technology empowers you to tell compelling personal, professional and community stories. It has become a critical venue for creative expression and advocacy. Knowing how to tell stories using digital technology is no longer an option if you want to communicate in the emerging world. At digiSTORY2014, leaders in social media, technology trends, entertainment and media production will talk about their own experiences and equip you as a digital storyteller.

Featured speakers:

Jay Baer – Founder of Convince & Convert and 20-year digital marketing veteran;

Brandon Oldenburg – Creator of Chipotle’s “The Scarecrow,” Academy Award winning director of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore, co-founder of Moonbot Studios;

Paul Debevec – USC research professor of computer science who pioneered the “Facade” image-based modeling and rendering system and whose techniques were used to create virtual backgrounds in The Matrix;

Bob Johansen – Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley and acclaimed futurist who has outlived his forecasts more than three times over;

Brian Storm – Webby, Emmy and duPont winning digital producer and founder of multimedia production studio MediaStorm.

Mike McCamon – Director of Technology for water.org.

The Collaborative Economy Resilient Summit: Who Should Attend and Why?

Resilient Summit SponsorsIn February 2014, Social: IRL principal Ben Smith and Crowd Companies founder Jeremiah Owyang, will co-host The Resilient Summit – a two-day conference exploring key issues surrounding the collaborative economy. The summit will take place in Kansas City, with participants ranging from major global brands, financial institutions, and marketing agencies, to leaders in the maker and sharing movements, tech startups, small businesses, city leaders, and civic organizations. Attendees are registered from across the United States as well as Canada and Europe.

In a recent blog post we asked the question “is your company ready for the next ten years?” and answered with co-host Jeremiah Owyang’s presentation from Le Web Paris.  Today, we ask and answer the question “who should attend the Resilient Summit and why?”

The implications of the collaborative economy are far-reaching and we invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to gain insights on this critical topic from Jeremiah and other industry leaders, and to go beyond typical keynote presentations to a highly engaged conversation focused on asking and answering some of the most difficult questions, and together developing actionable insights.

As for who should attend and why:

Businesses – What role to businesses play when people get what they need from each other? Find out how businesses must enable these new behaviors.

Startups – Who’s the next Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, or Kickstarter? Come explore how these scalable new business models are growing faster than ever.

City Governments and Civic Organizations – Using new technologies, find out how cities and governments can increase resiliency, and reduce waste by igniting the sharing community in your own city.

Makers and Sharers – Calling all revolutionaries! Come join you breathren as we redesign and reshape the economy in a way that helps the people.

Marketing Agencies – What’s the next phase after social media? Come learn how the sharing economy and maker movement ignite new influencers in the physical world.

Social Media Pros and Community Managers – The first phase of sharing is when people created media and shared it, we call this social media. Now people are creating physical products and sharing them, understand how to tap into the powerful Collaborative Economy movement.

Entrepreneurs & Innovators – Find out why Google, VCs and other powerful investors have double-downed into the sharing economy and online marketplaces. Find out the latest tech trends at this first-of-a-kind Summit.

Small Business – Connect to your community as the local level as people share, make and develop community using new technologies.

Learn more and register >> Click Here

Announcing the Resilient Summit: Exploring the Collaborative Economy as the Next Phase of Social Business

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 12.45.37 PMIn the first phase of social, we shared media. With the growth of social and mobile and affordability and accessibility of technology such as 3D printing, we are moving in to the next phase of social where people don’t just share media – they share goods, services, money, space and resources. The crowd is starting to become like a company: self-financing, self-designing products, self-manufcaturing, self-selling to each other – bypassing inefficient corporations in the process.

Corporations must use these same tools and strategies to maintain relevancy.  Just like we did in social business, to match customers launching blogs, video, and social networking accounts, we saw corporations apply the same strategies to engage in the same channels.  Taking a cue from the first phase of sharing, we’re already seeing over 60 corporations that have moved into the collaborative economy. Significant new mindsets and business investments will be required to satisfy this market change.

For companies that do this, they achieve Resiliency:  They’re agile, innovative, connected, empowering others, built to last, and profitable.

In April 2011, attendees from both coasts and 11 states converged in Kansas City for the Social Business Summit hosted by Social: IRL and Jeremiah Owyang. Join Social: IRL and Jeremiah Owyang once again as we reconvene in February 2014, to evolve the conversation to the next phase of social business with the inaugural Resilient Summit.

Hosted in the heart of the nation in Kansas City, we’ll be joined by a diverse group of national brands and the agencies that work with them, regional and local businesses, startups, cities and individuals, plus leaders from the maker and sharing movements. Together we will explore our role in the new collaborative economy and will ask and answer the question: what role to companies play if people get what they need from each other?

Learn more about the event and secure your registration now, by visiting the event website.


Advocates vs. Influencers and Steps to a Successful Brand Advocacy Program

Guest post by Eric Melin, Manager Marketing & Communications at Social: IRL sponsor, Spiral16. Originally posted in the Spiral16 blog as the second instalment of an event recap of Social: IRL’s recent workshop in St. Louis MO, with social business pioneer and Your Brand: The Next Media Company author, Michael Brito.

Michael Brito | @Britopian

Michael Brito | @Britopian

Tuesday I blogged about Michael Brito‘s advice concerning the need for businesses to become their own media companies. At the St. Louis Social:IRL workshop, he put forth a lot of great material that brands should be thinking about as they plan their social strategies.

Today’s blog concerns a topic that he spent a good amount of time on — one that has vexed social strategists and community managers for some time now.

His presentation was called Brand Advocacy: How Customers and Employees Can Shape Your Brand Story.

First he started off by defining the difference between a brand advocate and an influencer. An influencer has a high degree of reach. Maybe they have a large Twitter following or a popular Facebook page. An influencer’s relationship with a brand is incentive-based. To get an influencer on your side, posting about your initiatives and talking positively about your brand, they’ll often do things like fly the influencer to an exclusive event or offer them a prize if they post a certain amount of things.

The thing is: Conversation from an influencer stops when the incentive is over.

A brand advocate is someone that actually loves your brand wholeheartedly. They may not have a large reach, but they have a natural affinity for your company and emotional equity built up from years of satisfaction. (Think Apple or Starbucks — brands people are passionate about.) A brand advocate doesn’t need incentives. They deliver long-term business value because they talk about the brand in everyday conversation. If your business is smart, you are already listening online and can identify these advocates.

The thing is: They are so real and organic that they don’t know we’re even paying attention to them!

Because of social media and mobile interaction, conversations are influencing consumers at all stages of the purchase funnel — sometimes even influencing people NOT to buy. And many times, these people are employees of the company itself. Think about it, if your friend works for Sprint, you’re going to ask them a question about your service first, right? Here are some stats Michael referenced to prove his point:

  • 92% of consumers say that peer recommendations are the most reliable
  • 65% of business professionals are asking each other for advice in social media. (Knowing this stat, an advocacy program might be a good idea!)
  • 67% find employees of a company reliable when seeking info about brand/products

Use these insights and turn customers and employees into advocates, empowering them to share long-form stories that deepen brand affinity and influence others.

Advocates can:

  1. Drive awareness
  2. Change perceptions
  3. Educate customers and prospects
  4. Solve customer support issues
  5. Provide feedback and insight
  6. Influence peers to buy

Why try to actively turn customers and employees into advocates? What’s in it for the brand?

First off, you can gain third-party content, which — I can vouch for this being a content marketer myself — is always nice! Secondly, the amplification opportunities for the brand are enormous. Lastly, these advocates will develop into trusted sources for insights about the brand. They’ll tell you when you’re off course and when you’re kicking ass. And their opinion will matter. After all, they’re already in your court.

OK, well what’s in it for the advocates?

Advocates will get all kinds of rewards: Public recognition as a elite community member, access to exclusive content from the brand, a platform for sharing thoughts with a wider audience, and the opportunity to develop thought leadership. All these things will make them very happy.

Three Advocacy Programs to Think About Creating

  1. An employee activation and brand journalism program
  2. Customer advocacy or evangelism (make it campaign-driven or goal-driven)
  3. Brand storytelling – should be happening all the time, train employees to talk about brand externally, mobilize customers to do this
Five Steps to a Successful Advocacy Program
  1. Define the program
  2. Identify the right tools for advocate identification
  3. Activate them: Mobilize your advocates – enable brand sharing, empower them with quality content and rich activations
  4. Amplify advocacy in realtime: share advocate content
  5. Measure and optimize: top shared content, reach impressions, earned media value, sentiment/share of voice, community growth rate, number of trained employees

Nonprofit Solutions Conference: Get Ignited, Create Impact, Be Inspired.

Social: IRL has been proud to invest in the regional nonprofit community, working with a group of sponsors and partners to host an ongoing series of social media for nonprofits workshops. To date over 800 nonprofits have participated in this free training opportunity.

A valued partner in hosting workshop events in the Kansas City area has been Nonprofit Connect, a membership organization that links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking, so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.

Nonprofit Solutions ConferenceOctober 21-22, Nonprofit Connect will host their annual Nonprofit Solutions Conference. This two-day conference designed specifically for the nonprofit sector, offers a valuable opportunity to learn alongside passionate nonprofit professionals and community leaders who are looking for new ways to advance their missions and bring about change. The conference theme sums up today’s current nonprofit needs… get ignited, create impact, be inspired.

Being familiar with many of the speakers on the two day agenda, and with the agenda covering many issues critical to continued growth and future success of nonprofit organizations, we highly recommend this opportunity to the many nonprofits we have connected with through our own workshop series, and to all nonprofits in the Midwest region.

To view the full event agenda and lineup of speakers and experts, visit the event website. Register using enter discount code “NoSoCo-Feehan” and save $50.

Help, Not Hype: Jay Baer Keynote at Expion’s Social Business Summit

Expion Summit 2013Expion’s third Social Business Summit took place last week in Raleigh NC, bringing together an impressive group of brands and agencies for a discussion focused around the challenges and opportunities in managing social media programs.

Opening day two of the Summit was Convince & Convert  founder and New York Times best selling author Jay Baer, who delivered a powerful message on the value of smart marketing based on “help not hype”  – the theme of his new book YOUtility.

We’re sharing below a Storify recap of attendee tweets, edited to highlight key audience perspectives and takeaways from Jay’s presentation. Many valuable insights are included.

For additional recaps of all key Summit sessions, you can visit Expion’s blog.

Big Kansas City: A Conference to Accelerate Ideas, Connections, and Innovations

Since their first post, Silicon Prairie News had been dedicated to the grassroots building of the startup community on the Silicon Prairie – Omaha, Kansas City and Des Moines. Five years ago, what they thought would be a small meetup of entrepreneurs to talk with Gary Vaynerchuk turned into the first Big Omaha conference.

Big Kansas City Logo ColorFast-forward to today and Silicon Prairie News has feet on the ground in Kansas City, Omaha and Des Moines and has established The Big Series which includes Big Kansas City, Big Omaha, and Big Des Moines.

Tagging itself as “a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship”, the inaugural Big Kansas City takes place March 26 thru 28, at the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.

Social: IRL spoke with Silicon Prairie News’ Regan Carrizales to learn more.

Could you give a brief overview of Big Kansas City and what makes “The Big Series” such a unique experience for attendees

The Big Series’ aim is to create the most ambitious conference series for entrepreneurship and innovation. Big Kansas City maintains a solid foundation upon which The Big Series events have been built: an all-inclusive two-and-a-half day event featuring a one-track keynote stage with more than a dozen notable speakers.

Big Kansas City is a national conference where you will hear stories of innovation from more than a dozen leading speakers, create lasting connections within the regional and national community, and walk away with an energy to follow your passions–ultimately, it is a conference designed to support the spirit and ambition of the entrepreneurial community.

For those who have attended Big Omaha or Big Des Moines (previously Thinc Iowa), what’s going to be different about the Kansas City experience?

With Big Kansas City, the local entrepreneurial community has stepped up in a BIG way to incorporate all the unique and varied aspects of the ecosystem, but also to demonstrate to all the eyes watching what constitutes the heart and soul of this community. The national scene has been intrigued by what is happening in Kansas City and in the Silicon Prairie – the inaugural Big Kansas City is our opportunity to pull back the curtain and say, “hey, you can and we ARE building great companies here, and by the way, we have this amazing startup scene that makes it a lot of fun too.”

Who should attend Big Kansas City and why?

Hustlers passionate about building their businesses, and community change agents focused on building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

For entrepreneurs, it’s the opportunity to listen and learn from co-founders from across the country and to connect and build a network that is both regional and national. Also though, and this is the intangible part of conversation, there are those serendipitous moments that happen, that aren’t planned for, yet in that moment can change the trajectory of a person, an idea, and of a company.

A great example is the Brad and Ben story—Ben Barreth, founder of Home for Hackers in Kansas City, met Brad Feld at Thinc Iowa in October. Four months later, Brad Feld announces his purchase of a home in Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) and launching the KC Fiber House competition.

For serendipitous moments like these to happen, you need the time and space for them to occur– that is what the Big Series is about for the Silicon Prairie– allowing the tears, sweat, passionate and unrelenting drive of entrepreneurs to meet destiny.

Who will be speaking?

Big Kansas City Screen ShotI encourage everyone to visit bigkansascity.co where the entire speaker lineup and biographies can be found. Personally, I’m super excited about a few folks…Amy Jo Martin, co-founder of Digital Royalty which includes Shaquille O’Neal in their portfolio; Bart Stein, co-founder of Stamped, the startup that was later became the first acquisition made by Marissa Meyer at Yahoo; and Dhani Jones, who is a NFL vet now pursuing a social entrepreneurial venture.

Is there an overarching theme of this inaugural Kansas City event?

Our inaugural Big Kansas City event follows in the mold of our events in Omaha and Des Moines with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Why the investment in bringing this event, and a full time on the ground presence, to Kansas City?

Kansas City was more than ready – we had been hearing from KC for a few years that Silicon Prairie News needed to be on the ground, developing relationships and intimately covering the stories.

We knew that the community here had much momentum and was and is rapidly growing—that is exciting on many fronts, and what excites us most about the inaugural Big Kansas City is that it is an opportunity to help accelerate the momentum that is building businesses and the community….and then we do it again next year. The advancement of the community is ongoing, Big Kansas City is an opportunity to accelerate the ideas, connections and innovations happening on the ground everyday.

On a personal note, you joined Silicon Prairie News a little over three months ago, taking the role as their community builder in Kansas City.  What attracted you to the opportunity?

I have a bit of a unique perspective because I didn’t come from the startup scene. My previous work was for a non-profit and  included developing a regional collaborative with a focus on entrepreneurship in the Silicon Prairie. …and then I attended Big Omaha and a few months later Thinc Iowa. These two events opened my eyes to what was happening here in the place that I call home. I wanted to be a part of the startup community and the leap to Silicon Prairie News has been the most rewarding work in which I’ve been involved.  The entrepreneurs and others working in the space have made me a smarter, more aware and effective person.

Big Kansas City takes place in less than two weeks time. Final words for anyone who hasn’t secured their ticket yet?

What are you waiting for?!

I’m confident I would go crazy knowing that I was missing out by not being at Big Kansas City – I say this as a two-time attendee of the Big conferences.  Since my first Big Omaha, I have developed friendships that are a part of my support system, expanded my network of individuals—from both coasts as well as throughout the region—and inspired and elevated my level of thinking about how we build entrepreneurship throughout the region.  I can’t imagine not being a part of that conversation at the inaugural Big Kansas City!

Big Kansas City:

When: March 26-28, 2013

Where: Hanger 9 at Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, Missouri

Registrations: $299 (Entrepreneur/Startup), $449 (General Admission)

Learn More: bigkansascity.co@bigkansascity

Social Media for Nonprofits: Highlight Video from Jefferson City, Next Stop St. Louis

Thanks to our friends at The Rocket Group for producing this highlight video from our recent nonprofits workshop in Jefferson City, MO.  Our next workshop is coming up in St. Louis MO, on January 22.  There are still a few seats available, and as always the event is offered free of charge for nonprofit attendees.  Including the St. Louis event, over 700 nonprofit attendees will have participated in the workshops. A special thank you to our speakers and sponsors who help make it possible to continue offering the workshops as a free service for the nonprofit community.

Next workshop: St Louis MO, January 22.  Learn More


Taking It Offline – A Recap of Recent Social: IRL Events, Plus Two Events To Attend This Week

It’s been a busy few months for Social: IRL. In addition to our regular client work and speaking engagements, we’ve been privileged to host and attend some great events.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors and speakers, who enable us to offer the event at no charge to attendees, we were able to continue our social media for nonprofits workshop series with additional events in Springfield and Kansas City. Since we started this workshop series back in May, over 450 nonprofit attendees have participated.  We just announced the next workshop for Jefferson City MO, on December 4, and are working to announce a final 2012 event date in St. Louis MO.

Becky McCray speaking in Lawrence KS

We also enjoyed hosting our good friend Becky McCray here in Lawrence KS, for Small Business Survival and the State of Now.  We’re looking forward to seeing Becky again later this week at the State of Now conference in Hutchinson KS.  If you aren’t familiar with the State of Now, formerly known as the 140 Conference, you can learn more from our interview with Becky and conference organizer and co-host Jeff Pulver.

In addition to our own events, we participated in some pretty amazing events hosted by Social: IRL sponsors and friends, including the Expion Social Business Summit in Raleigh NC, the Spredfast Social Summit in Austin TX, and Brian Solis’ Pivot Conference in New York City. Thank you to the event hosts, speakers and sponsors for the many incredible insights and valuable learning experiences.

This week we’ll be attending two local events  and would strongly encourage you to join us. In both instances the event organizers have given us discount codes to share, making registration a truly affordable and valuable investment.

The State of Now, Hutchinson KS, November 8: Expect to hear from dozens of great speakers from across the U.S. sharing stories of the personal and professional impact of social media and how the “state of now” is disrupting business, education, agriculture, media, celebrity, music, politics, public safety, and our culture. Presentations are all 10 or 15 minutes long, and PowerPoint is not allowed. Much like a Twitter message, speakers have to get to the point. It’s less of a “how-to” conference,  more of an idea conference.  Use promotion code friendofST12 and registration is just $40. Visit the event website to learn more and register.

Compute Midwest, Kansas City MO, November 9:  Learn about what’s next in technology – straight from eight tech leaders from companies like Google, Box, Github, Joyent, Dwolla, AgLocal and more. Hear the inspiring stories of these innovators who are building companies that change our life, our work & our business. Gain insight into their vision for the future, learn where technology is going and discover how Kansas City can capitalize on Google Fiber. Discount code SOCIALIRL for limited time 30% off regular conference ticket price. Discounted tickets are also available for startups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits & students.  Visit the event website to learn more and to register.

We spend a great deal of time online – learning, doing business, creating valuable networks and connections, and enhancing existing relationships.  But the value of these offline networking and learning opportunities can not be emphasized enough.  It’s part of our own business philosophy and even, of course, the IRL (In Real Life) in our business name.

Social: IRL Nonprofit Workshop Series – A “Thank You” To Our Sponsors

Over the last few months, Social: IRL has hosted social media for nonprofit workshops in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri, and will soon be announcing additional workshops in Jefferson City and St. Louis, Missouri.

These events have been offered free of charge to nonprofit attendees as part of Social: IRL’s ongoing education and advocacy initiative.

Offering the events at no charge has only been possible thanks to the support of our series sponsors.

We wanted to extend a special thank you to each of our series sponsors. Thank you Spiral16, emfluence, RAZ Mobile, and The Rocket Group. In Kansas City, we were also fortunate to form a partnership with Nonprofit Connect and the Philanthropy Midwest Conference, and look forward to working with them on future training and education opportunities.

A special thank you to MasterYourCard, who support the series as our presenting sponsor:

MasterYourCard is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Social: IRL Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations.   Master Your Card is a public education campaign by MasterCard that helps consumers, businesses and governments get more for their money by mastering the technology behind electronic payments.  Although MasterCard is based in New York, its heart is right here in Missouri. The heart of their work is safely processing millions of transactions a day from all over the world. And, every one of those transactions happens right here at their facility in St. Louis, Missouri. We invite you to learn about the safe, simple and smart financial solutions available from MasterCard through its electronic payment network. Visit masteryourcardmo.org for more information.

Thank you again to each of our sponsors. These events would not be possible without their support.

You can learn more about MasterYourCard and how they can help empower your nonprofit organization by watching this short video.


PodCamp Topeka: A Low Cost Unconference Dedicated to Emerging Web Media

On October 13, social media enthusiasts, bloggers and podcasters from across the Midwest, will come together in Topeka, Kansas, for the third annual Podcamp Topeka. 

Presented by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Podcamp Topeka  is a low cost “unconference” dedicated to emerging web media, including social networks, podcasting & videoblogging, blogging, and web design.

The nontraditional “unconference” format encourages the event’s attendees to set the agenda.

Registration for the day-long event is just $10, with breakfast and lunch included.

After an opening keynote presentation from Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster Relations for Wizzard Media in Kansas City, attendees will participate in a diverse array of attendee-lead breakout sessions, details of which are available on the Podcamp Topeka website.  Most sessions are aimed at those with an intermediate to advanced understanding of technology and social media.

If you’re interested in leading a session there’s still time to email event organizer David Lee King with details of  your proposed presentation topic.

In addition to the unique “unconference” format and attendee-driven agenda, Podcamp Topeka offers many valuable networking opportunities, including a post-event meetup being hosted by event sponsor PTs Coffee.

For additional information and to register, visit the Podcamp Topeka website.

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
  • $10 Registration at PodcampTopeka.org
  • Registration includes breakfast and lunch




Social: IRL Des Moines with Jason Falls – A Look At Who’s Attending

On Thursday, August 30, Social: IRL returns to Des Moines with “All Business, No Hype, Social Media” – an in-depth discussion on social media tools, tactics, content, planning, strategy and measurement led by Jason Falls. Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation’s “Top Ten Social Media Influencers,” Jason Falls is an author, speaker, CEO of Social Media Explorer – a digital marketing agency and information products company, and author of SocialMediaExplorer.com – a fixture at or near the top of the AdvertisingAge Power 150 Marketing Blogs.

In addition to two 90 minute workshop style sessions lead by Jason, the afternoon will feature special guest presentations by two innovators who are based locally in the Des Moines area and creating a national impact with their work. We’ll  be hearing from Ben Milne, Founder and CEO of Dwolla, and Angela Maiers whose talk at  TEDxDesMoines in August 2011, lead to the #YouMatter Manifesto, which quickly grew to become a social media-fueled international movement.

A diverse group of attendees are coming together for the event, taking place at the Science Center of Iowa. Attendees include large brands, regional and local businesses, non-profits, higher education, advertising and public relations agencies, financial and professional services, retail, professional and trade organizations, and tech startups. Not only will they be learning from one of the most respected names in the industry, but they’ll have a chance to learn from each other and participate in valuable networking.

Visit the event website for additional information and to register.

In the meantime, here’s a list of some of the businesses and organizations participating in the event.  A full list of attendees can be found on the Eventbrite registration page.

    • Hy-Vee
    • The Principal Financial Group
    • Lessing-Flynn Advertising
    • Veridian Credit Union
    • StruXture Architects
    • Farm Bureau Financial Services
    • Sprint
    • Gannett
    • The Integer Group
    • Flynn Wright
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership
    • Kum & Go
    • Drake University
    • University of Northern Iowa
    • Wells Fargo
    • Spiral16
    • Homemakers Furniture
    • 3KB Graphics
    • Pella Corporation
    • Happy Medium
    • Nationwide Insurance
    • Contemporary Business Solutions
    • Animal Rescue League of Iowa
    • McLellan Marketing Group
    • Fresh Image Design Consultants
    • Iowa Society of CPAs
    • Whitfield & Eddy PLC
    • Knapp Properties
    • AKC Marketing
    • Dwolla
    • Iowa Credit Union League
    • Iowa Innovation Gateway
    • RMS Consulting Services
    • Lava Row
    • Moth Media
    • GuideOne Insurance
    • StartupCity Des Moines
    • ISEA
    • Newton Manufacturing Company
    • Social Inc
    • ME&V
    • Social Media Club of Des Moines
    • Lakeside Products
    • Astound Solutions
    • Kirkwood College
    • One Social Media
    • Corporate Image
    • St. Gregory Retreat Center
    • BasicLeigh Communications, LLC
    • Des Moines Christian School
    • Brand Driven Social
    • Sage Assurity Financial, Inc
    • Clifton Larson Allen LLP
    • Broken Arrow
    • Acutezza Group
    • McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, PC
    • Right Stuff