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Wednesday, November 9 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Social Coupon Conundrum

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In this economy people are seeking ways to stretch their dollar. Brands are trying to find ways to gain new customers - Social Couponing provides an avenue for both.

This session will have panelists from social couponing vendors, as well as, companies that utilized their services to gain new customers and create loyalty amongst existing ones.

Join moderator, Dorothéa Bozicolona-Volpe and Social Media Club of Atlanta on November 9th at 10:00 AM for this exciting dialogue about the wonderful addition this new avenue adds to the marketing landscape!

Speaker Info

Dorothéa Bozicolona-Volpe, Social Media Strategist & Marketing Technologist

Fluent in 4 languages and developing business for international brands (Fortune 500) via integrating social media and digital strategies, strategic partnerships, and marketing technologies. Social Media & Branding SME - teaches marketers how to measure, optimize and build current new media efforts to increase value and develop strong relationships between brands and fans. Avid skateboarder who Tweets to relax.

Clients include Ryan Seacrest Productions, Chrysler, Cingular Wireless (AT&T), Georgia Tech, InterContinental Hotels Group, Mercer, Ogilvy & Mather, Reader’s Digest, Qualcomm, Turner Network Television, Coca-Cola, and others.

John Stupka,Blue MedSpa-President/CEO

John Stupka, a dedicated and passionate entrepreneur, launched Blue MedSpa to share a vision. This vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of our guests, the spa industry, and our supporting community. BLUE MedSpa is the Southeast’s premiere destination for traditional spa offerings combined with Anti-Aging, Appearance Medicine, and Wellness programs.

John Stupka is proudest of his current accomplishment, Blue MedSpa, chosen in its first year as one of the top 55 spas in the world by Condé Nast Magazine.  Creating Blue MedSpa has allowed John to reach a greater number of individuals, organizations, and charities.  John has donated his time and resources to many charitable organizations including; The Dallas Austin Foundation, Jane Fonda’s G-CAPP, AID Atlanta, Childkind, New Leash on Life, Project Open Hand, and The American Cancer Society.  He is a member of the International Spa Association and the Medical Spa Association. John’s commitment to health and wellness and his desire to educate, nurture, and promote the overall well-being of every client is his driving force and non-stop motivator.

Niya McIver, Candy Cake Company-CEO

Niya McIver is the owner of Candy Cake Company, a specialty dessert business established in April 2010. She graduated Florida State University in 2001 where she studied Business and Psychology.  After graduating, she entered the field of insurance, then moved on to merchandising for Neiman Marcus Direct corporate offices in Dallas, TX.  It was there that she was introduced to the mini dessert concept that would spark her entrepreneurial future. She realized that baking, which was once only an enjoyable past time, is where she would redirect her career.  Niya is a self proclaimed chocolate connoisseur and foodie in her own right. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her family.

Candy Cake Company is a specialty dessert business, providing cake truffles, cake truffle pops, and cake truffle kabobs.  Candy Cake Company is an event dessert catering and delivery service serving the metro Atlanta area and shipping nationwide.

Angélique Witcher, Fab'rik-Manager

Born in Lyon, France but grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. I moved to Atlanta 5 years ago and finished my studies at UGA with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Been with fab'rik since - started as a sales associate and am now the fab'rik midtown store's manager as well as the marketing manager for the company.

A shop-o-holic's dream, Fab'rik delivers high style without attitude or sticker shock. If you've seen it on the runway or the cover of a magazine, chances are you'll find it at fab'rik, minus the hefty price tags. All items are priced under $100 except for the extensive denim collection...we all have our vices. fab'rik looks out for those who appreciate a unique sense of style and therefore we only carry a limited quantity of each item. Those who shop in the boutiques already know the drill, first come, first serve. Clothing doesn't stay around long. The bad news...you have to be quick, if you like it you better grab it. The good news...you have the confidence that not everyone will be wearing your same outfit.

Ashlyn Seraphin, Gilt City-Atlanta Curator

Gilt City provides access to unique and coveted lifestyle experience in the world’s most dynamic cities—at insider prices. Each sale lasts a limited time and features a city’s most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more.

Gilt City provides access to unique and coveted lifestyle experience in the world’s most dynamic cities—at insider prices. Each sale lasts a limited time and features a city’s most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. Gilt City currently features offers in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C. A subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., Gilt City is headquartered in New York City with local curators in each market. To find out more please visit www.giltcity.com.

Patrick Best, Half Off Depot- Co-Founder

Patrick Best is Co-Founder and President of Halfoffdepot.com, one of America's Top 10 Deal Sites (USA Today - Sept. 2011). Before launching Halfoffdepot.com in April 2008, Patrick was the publisher of The Sunday Paper, an alternative newsweekly in Atlanta, GA. He was Advertising Director for Creative Loafing-Atlanta from 2000-2004. In the '90s, he published successful weekly arts and entertainment publications: Poets, Artists & Madmen, Atlanta Press and 99Xpress. Patrick is an avid writer whose essays and articles have been published in many newspapers and magazines, including Atlanta Magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He's an '80s Hair Metal Band Historian and Ping Pong Master.

Half Off Depot isn’t just another online discounter. That’s because we do more than just scream and shout about Atlanta daily deals. Half Off Depot has the best offers on everything you love all the time. So there’s never any pressure to buy now or forever pay full price. At Half Off Depot, you’ll always save 50% - 90% on all of your favorite Atlanta restaurants, adventures, spas, services and more – whenever you feel like it and not the other way around.

Rob Stearns, Living Social-General Manager

Graduated from Emory Univ in late 70's,Spent 6 years in National TV sales with HRP TV, Sold over $81M of radio advertising in his career, 24 yrs at Jefferson Pilot's STAR 94 Radio as Sr. AE, LSM, and evnetually NSM. Has been the General Manager for Atlanta since March 2011.

LivingSocial offers daily deals on handpicked experiences that can be shared with friends. Our mission is to add surprise to every calendar. So we dig deep, pursuing both the things that define a place and the undiscovered jewels. We design total experiences that bring an adventurous, loyal new following to local businesses. Innovation and imagination have made LivingSocial the fastest-growing company in the social-buying category. We satisfy cravings for the new and different at significant savings. LivingSocial means living with real connection. We shape social lives.

Jamie Bendall, Punchline Comedy Club- Co-Owner

 Jamie Bendall did his first open mic in the fall of 1991 at a place called The Comedy Act Theater. Some of the other amateurs at that show included Don Curry, Bruce Bruce, Tim Murrary, Sommore, and Chocolate. Currently, Jamie is an attorney licensed to practice in New York, Georgia, and Massachusetts with the law firm of Bendall & Mednick (www.reallawyers.net).
His primary practice area is personal injury where he helps get justice for those who have been injury or killed by the negligence of others. Some call it ambulance chasing, but he calls it an honorable way to make a living.

The Punchline. With more than a million customers entertained, they've had more than 3,000 comedians perform at their club, which is more than any other comedy club presently or formerly in Atlanta can claim. In the heart of the metro area, 1/2 mile north of 285 off Roswell Road, they are the best comedy club showcase showroom..

Michael Foroobar, Scoutmob-Analytics and Marketing partnerships

Michael Foroobar works on analytics and marketing partnerships for Scoutmob, a mobile company delivering original local content and deals to smartphones. Previously, Michael managed analytics and strategic projects for uShip.com, a marketplace for transportation.

Scoutmob curates free deals and fresh local content to motivate you to explore your town. Discounts are delivered directly to your mobile device by iPhone, Android and Blackberry app or text message, and instantly redeemed using location-based technology, eliminating the need


Wednesday November 9, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Hudson Grille - Midtown 942 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

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