Ep 9: Jordan-Risa Santos, KKW Beauty: Navigating Social Media for Brands

An episode of FOLLOW ME

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FOLLOW ME is hosted by Be Social founder Ali Grant and her team. Each week, we sit down with inspiring bosses making moves in the digital space. Come follow along on their journey.
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FOLLOW ME is hosted by Be Social founder Ali Grant and her team. Each week, we sit down with inspiring bosses making moves in the digital space. Come follow along on their journey.

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Ep 31: Natalie Ellis, Boss Babe: Growing a Business
Natalie Ellis, co-founder of the global online community, Boss Babe, stops by to share how she has built a platform that inspires and supports women to turn their dreams into a reality through building successful businesses. She hits on how she built her business, the pressures of imposter syndrome, and the best social media practices for growing an Instagram. 
December 10, 2019
Ep 30: Nicole Lapin, Author: Burnout to Balance
Nicole Lapin, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together . . .Finally and Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12 Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance joins us today to share how to become a super woman, not Superwoman. She breaks down how to avoid burnout, create balance in your life, and touches on her best financial tips as well. 
December 3, 2019
Ep 29: Sivan Ayla Richards, Tan Lines + Lux Unfiltered: Remaining Real Online
Sivan Ayla Richards joins us today to share how she has built such a highly engaged following on Instagram through her unfiltered voice. She describes her journey as an influencer to brand owner, and walks us through the process of starting not only, one but two brands. If that wasn't enough, Sivan also shares how she balances motherhood and her online community. 
November 26, 2019
Ep 28: Sona Gasparian, Persona Cosmetics: The Brains Behind a Beauty Brand
Sona Gasparian, founder of Persona Cosmetics, join us today to talk about all things beauty! From creating her own beauty line, Persona, to working with brands such as Armani, YSL, and Dior, she touches on the balance between doubling as an influencer and brand owner. From working as a makeup artist to creating her own product line, Sona's beauty expertise has no limits! 
November 19, 2019
Ep 27: Cologne Trude and Cammy Miller, Show Me Your Mumu: Founding a Fashion Line
Cologne Trude and Cammy Miller, founders of the clothing line, Show Me Your Mumu, sit down with us to discuss how they built their business from the ground up. From originally selling their clothes on Facebook, to ultimately creating a huge social following for their brand, these girls have done it all and looked cute while doing so!
November 12, 2019
Ep 26: Jaclyn Johnson, Create & Cultivate: Creating a Millennial Workplace
Jaclyn Johnson joins us to kick off Season Three! She discusses the birth of Create & Cultivate and how she grew and scaled her company to what it is today. She also touches on what it is like not only managing, but working with millennials, her thoughts on creating an enjoyable work culture and work-life balance and what it is like to be the face of a company.
November 5, 2019
Ep 25: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, Almost 30: Garnering Podcast Popularity
Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, the duo behind the massively popular podcast, Almost 30, join us to discuss how they have built a LOYAL community and growing brand. They walk us through the start of their podcast, tips on growing it into a successful business and... WE TALK MONEY as the girls dish on how serious podcasters make the dough.
August 20, 2019
Ep 24: Stephanie Montes, Well+Good and More: Freelance Beauty Editor, A Look Inside the Media Industry
Stephanie Montes is a freelance beauty and fashion editor. Writing for publications such as Elite Daily, Byrdie, Elle, Brides, and more. She joins us today to talk through going from full time to freelance, the ups and downs of the media world, and what she thinks of the industry.
August 6, 2019
Ep 23: Alex Georgy, Bloggers Who Brunch: Building a Brand
Founder of Bloggers Who Brunch, Alex Georgy, shares how she built her company straight out of college. She discusses the importance of networking within the influencer space and quick tips on how to stand out as a brand and as an influencer.
July 23, 2019
Ep 22: Kirbie Johnson, POPSUGAR: Corporate to Freelancer
Kirbie Johnson joins us on her first official day as a freelancer after leaving her job at POPSUGAR after seven years. This beauty guru and host breaks down her decision to transition from a corporate setting to freelance, and shares her journey as a host, producer, and reporter. 
July 16, 2019
Ep 21: Katie Groover, REVOLVE: Secrets to Social Media Marketing
Katie Groover, content and social media beauty specialist at REVOLVE Beauty, stops by to educate us on all things social. From getting her start at Too Faced Cosmetics, to her current gig at REVOLVE, Katie has always lived and breathed social media marketing. She gives us the lowdown on the best tips and strategies for influencer marketing and shares the success and techniques behind REVOLVE'S social platforms. 
July 9, 2019
Ep 20: Troy Solomon, Artist and Influencer: Do Influencers Need Managers?
Troy Solomon, plus sized male recording artist and influencer, joins us with his manager, Deanna Ritter, to share how he has built his platform online to share his eclectic, gender-bending style, and vibrant personality with his followers. Together, they break down how an influencer campaign comes to fruition, how Troy built his music career, and how to spread body positivity online and IRL. 
July 2, 2019
Ep 19: Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, Kind Campaign: Kindness On and Offline
Co-founders of Kind Campaign, Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, join us to share about their non-profit and their mission to help stop girl against girl bullying. They break down how social media impacts bullying and share tips on how to spread kindness offline and online.
June 25, 2019
Ep 18: Kaitlynn Carter Jenner, MTV The Hills: Beyond Brand Deals
Kaitlynn Carter Jenner drops by to share how she transitioned from growing up in New Hampshire to gracing the screens of reality TV shows. From building her business and her blog, Kaitlynn has created a long term career beyond just brand deals. 
June 18, 2019
Ep 17: Dean Unglert, The Bachelor: Vagabond Gone Viral
Dean Unglert, The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor Winter Games alumn, joins us to share how he built a career through his social media. Dean shares the importance of building relationships with brands and how he has turned full time travel into his full time job. 
June 11, 2019
Ep 16: Alex Michael May, Body Positive Advocate: Feeling Confident on Social Media
Alex Michael May, body positive advocate, stops by to share her journey as an influencer and how she gained confidence to go from working behind the scenes as a creative director, to in front of the screen as a model and influencer for brands such as Nike, ModCloth, and Nivea. She highlights tips to control anxiety, practice self love, and accomplish your dreams. 
June 4, 2019
Ep 15: Caelynn Miller-Keyes, The Bachelor: Beauty Queen to Influencer
Caelynn Miller-Keyes, who recently rose to fame from Season 23 of The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss her journey post Bachelor. This former pageant queen shares how she strives to use her platform for good while still continuing to grow her brand and presence online. She even shares her predictions for Hannah B's season.
May 28, 2019
Ep 14: Thu Do, Benefit Cosmetics: All Things Influencer
Thu Do, Manager of Brand Relations & Digital PR at Benefit Cosmetics, joins us to break down all things influencer. From pitching influencers for campaigns, dealing with negotiations, and cultivating influencer relations, Thu gives an inside look on how brands navigate working with influencers. Although she may be known as "lazygirlglam" her bright personality and hustle are incomparable and have led to her success within the industry.
May 21, 2019
Ep 13: Cammie Scott, YouTuber & LGBTQ+ Advocate: Finding Your Online Voice
Influencer and YouTuber, Cammie Scott, joins us to shed light on her journey as an influencer and how she uses her platform for good through advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.
May 14, 2019
Ep 12: Becca Tobin, The LadyGang: Performer to Podcaster
Becca Tobin, widely known for her role of Kitty Wilde on Glee and co-host of the Lady Gang, joins us to discuss her journey in Hollywood. From her start on Broadway to building a podcast empire, Tobin shares how the digital world has shaped her career.
May 7, 2019
Ep 11: Tanya Rad, KIIS FM: Makings of A Modern Woman
Tanya Rad, ultimate modern woman, co-host of "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” morning show, and "Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad" joins us to share her journey to becoming the ultimate fangirl. From how she got her gig working with Ryan Seacrest to her biggest tips for becoming a modern woman,  Tanya's advice, passion, and loyalty are incomparable. 
April 30, 2019
Ep 10: Shani Darden with Becca Tilley, Celebrity Esthetician: From Skincare to Social Media
Shani Darden, skin wizard, joins us with special co-host Becca Tilley, to discuss her journey to becoming the secret behind Hollywood’s most flawless faces. From working with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Beyonce, to starting her own line of Retinol products, Shani does it all. She shares how she balances being a mom, while maintaining her title as one of Hollywood’s favorite estheticians.
November 2, 2018
Ep 9: Jordan-Risa Santos, KKW Beauty: Navigating Social Media for Brands
Jordan-Risa Santos, social media guru, joins us to share her tips and tricks for success on social media for brands and influencers. Whether you’re a brand or looking to start a career in social media marketing, Jordan educates us on the best practices for success. She highlights working in house for powerhouse brands like KKW Beauty as well as her experience taking the agency route.
October 26, 2018
Ep 8: Scotty Cunha, Celebrity Hairstylist: Branding Yourself
Scotty Cunha, the mastermind between celebrity hairstyles such as the Kardashian clan and Miley Cyrus, joins us to share his unfiltered story of hustling in the celebrity beauty world. From hilarious stories to important lessons like always being nice in business, Scotty shares how to not only brand yourself, but how to create an empire within your own personal domain.
October 19, 2018
Ep 7: Rachel Zeilic, Who What Wear: Ins and Outs of Influencer Marketing
Rachel Zeilic is VP of Influencer Marketing at Clique Media, the force behind Who What Wear, and Creative Director of Majorelle. She shares insider tips and tricks for brands looking to get into influencer marketing, creating your own clothing line, and her journey to working for today’s largest media company. She’s an all around cool girl with a resume that we all envy.
October 12, 2018
Ep 6: Sarah Boyd, SIMPLY/NYLON: Selling Your Business
Sarah Boyd, Founder of SIMPLY and President of West Coast Operations for NYLON, sheds light on starting her own business to the journey of selling her organization. Sarah shares how to find the right partner for your business, why being nice always opens doors and how to run it all while balancing home life.
October 5, 2018
Ep 5: Puno Puno, People Map: Growing a Targeted Community
Puno Puno (yes... her last name is also her first name) is an all around tech queen and founder of People Map, an Instagram marketing tool. Today she shares her story of becoming a digital entrepreneur. From micro-influencers to brands and professionals, Puno shares how to strategically grow a targeted community by providing inspiration from background in the corporate world to launching Made with Map, I Love Creatives and People Map.
September 28, 2018
Ep 4: Sarah Bahbah, Artist: Viral Content Leads to a Cult Following
Sarah Bahbah, artist and internet sensation, joins us to share how she forged a following through her honest and compelling photo series on Instagram. From tips for aspiring artists and photographers, to emotional and raw advice, Sarah shows us how she’s utilized Instagram as a platform to share her art and her voice.
September 21, 2018
Ep 3: Tiana Haraguchi, FORAY: Raising Money to Fund a Brand
Tiana Haraguchi, co-founder of FORAY, a social commerce platform that connects influencers and brands, joins us to share her insight on raising money from VC firms to launching a tech product. There’s ups and downs along the way, but Tiana’s journey is just beginning and her insight and experience is a great guide for fellow bosses.
September 14, 2018
Ep 2: Witney Carson, DWTS: Dancer to Digital Influencer
Witney Carson, professional on Dancing with the Stars, shares her story on starting a social media career and launching a new apparel brand utilizing her own personal influence. From finding the perfect brand partner to the ups and downs of juggling three careers while still going after the coveted Mirror Ball on DWTS. Come follow along on Witney’s journey...
September 7, 2018
Ep 1: Becca Tilley, Bachelor: Monetizing a Social Following
Becca Tilley stops by for our inaugural episode to discuss how she went from fresh Bachelor contestant to digital influencer and brand builder.
August 27, 2018
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