Meena is a strategist, speaker and part-time professor at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Sauder School of Business. Meena has an impressive career portfolio which includes leading the acquisition strategy for Credit Unions of British Columbia and ING DIRECT’s regional marketing strategy for Western Canada. Meena is well recognized in Vancouver’s social media community and hosted Social Media Week. Meena joined the BC chapter of the American Marketing Association board of directors in 2012 as the director of Social Media and in 2014 as the director of Vision. She has been public speaking across North America since 2009. Notable conference include the Unmarketing Conference, Freelance Camp, Futurecamp, Social Media Week, BCAMA Vision and Nerd Nite.
As the unofficial spokesperson on Saskatchewan digital since the early 2000s, Albert has watched the online world evolve from static websites to the digital ecosystem of today. As the director of Strategy at zu, his fresh and dynamic attitude belies his seasoned perspective in matters of business, strategy and Design Thinking. Albert helps organization navigate through the digital transformation, from problem identification all the way through to solution and execution. Albert has an endless supply energy and enough passion to fill the room. He’s a fiery speaker that entertains as much as he educates.
As the director of Content at Vendasta, Nykea is responsible for overseeing all marketing content initiatives across multiple platforms to drive engagement, sales, retention, demand generation and positive customer behaviour. She manages all aspects of content production and strategy, driving company growth and creating a consistent brand voice. Creating alignment between multiple departments, including sales, success, support and R&D, Nykea works to ensure Vendasta’s inbound marketing strategy resonates internally and externally. Her emphasis on powerful brand storytelling and innovative culture drive a growth mindset throughout the marketing team.
SkipTheDishes is a North American technology company seamlessly connecting people to local restaurants and food couriers, making great food more accessible. Jeff and Andrew are co-founders of SkipTheDishes. Andrew is vice-president of Business Development and has worked for Fortune 500 companies in Toronto, New York and Chicago. Andrew also worked at the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome. Jeff is vice-president of Growth and competed with the Canadian national and Olympic teams wrestling teams in 2012. Jeff is passionate about bringing Saskatchewan athletes and entrepreneurs to the world stage. In December 2016, SkipTheDishes was acquired for $200M by Just-Eat. From founding of the network in 2012 to the expansion to 20 cities, SkipTheDishes is advancing the future of food delivery.
We are excited to have Travis Low and Ricky Forbes as our MC’s for FUZE 2017. Travis and Ricky are the owners of Blue Moose Media, a Social Media Marketing agency in Saskatoon.
The pair met while studying business at the U of S; for years, they dreamt of going into business together and combining their individual strengths—Travis’s knack for event management and strategy, and Ricky’s love of adventure tourism and social media. You might recognize Ricky from the popular TV show, Tornado Hunters, or attended Travis’s Lows in Motion Parkinson’s “Shaker”, one of the city’s most popular fundraisers now in its 9th year.
Last year, Travis and Ricky made their dream a reality, and Blue Moose Media was born. These long-time Saskatoonians are excited to build their business in the city they love, offering clients social media training and full-service social media management.
Want to learn more about how Social Media Marketing can boost your business? Head to www.BeABlueMoose.com for more information.