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SMCKC August Breakfast: Social Media Giveaways & Contests Discussion Panel

Friday, August 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am • Organized By Social Media Club of Kansas City
4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112


Join us as the club hosts a discussion panel about social media giveaways and contests. Local experts will discuss the dos and don'ts of creating these types of promotions for Instagram & Facebook.

About the panelists

  • Kasim Hardaway, TKC Agency. Kasim is the founder of TKG Agency, a social media and influencer marketing boutique agency. He is part social media influencer, part marketing guru and a full on fatty with an insatiable appetite. Kasim isn't your typical social media influencer, in fact he would say he's your atypical social media influencer. With experience on the other side of the fence, working as a digital marketing consultant for brands such as Whole Foods, Verizon, Bonobos and Youtube, he brings a multifaceted perspective to the industry.

  • Brandon Painter, Content Manager, Barkley. Brandon serves as connective tissue between the creative, PR, engagement, paid media and strategy teams regarding his client's content. His role is to help maintain the integrity of the brand throughout the content creation process. He uses insights gleaned from the community, knowledge of channel strategy and emerging technologies to execute. He has been with Barkley since August 2015 working on brands like Hershey's TAKE5, Coleman, FoodSaver, NCAA DII, Bartles & Jaymes, Square Enix and Russell Athletic. His contributions have led to 3 "Best of Show" designations in local, regional and national American Advertising Award competition, as well as 2 Shortys and a Sports Clio. His work has been featured in AdWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Outside, Thrillist, HIGHSNOBIETY and more. Currently, he handles Wingstop as they expand their footprint to a national audience on their journey to turn 1,000 locations into 2,500 locations by 2023.
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