Influencer Marketing


Start: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:00am

End: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 1:00pm


11:00am ET / 10:00am CT
Via Webinar (Eastern Time)

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Welcome and Introductions (11:00-11:15AM ET)
Leah Marshall, Director - ANA

I. Influencing 24/7 – How Athena Club Is Leveraging Always-On Influencers to Build the Next-Generation of Lasting Brands (11:15am-12:00pm ET)
DTC brand, Athena Club, and its influencer marketing agency, Social Studies, Inc., have been executing a holistic and effective always-on influencer marketing program since Q2 2021. Sarah Hudson, VP of Brand, and Brandon Perlman, Founder and CEO of Social Studies, discuss their industry-transforming partnership and share how the self-care brand is pushing the envelope. Learn bleeding-edge tips and tricks and how to elevate influencer marketing out of the awareness game and toward lower-funnel KPIs.

Sarah Hudson, VP of Brand - Athena Club
Brandon Perlman, Founder and CEO - Social Studies, Inc.

II. Expanding the Landscape: How Anheuser-Busch InBev has made celebrity influencers, entertainment and culture part of its DNA (12:00-12:45pm ET)
The rise of influencer marketing has changed traditional advertising and broadened the ways companies can engage with their consumers. Shana Barry, Head of Music & Entertainment at Anheuser-Busch InBev, speaks with Gabe Gordon, Co-Founder of Reach Agency, to discuss how the entertainment industry and the halo effect of celebrity has become a significant player within the space. From Post Malone to Dude A With Sign, Shana has lead multiple AB InBev campaigns with top entertainers in the business. This discussion will explore how influencers and entertainment fit within the integrated marketing process and how AB InBev has made celebrity influencers, entertainment and culture part of its creative DNA.

Shana Barry, Head of Music & Entertainment - Anheuser-Busch InBev
Gabe Gordon, Co-Founder - Reach Agency

Closing Remarks (12:45-1:00pm ET)

**Schedule subject to change

Speaker Bios

Sarah Hudson, VP of Brand, Athena Club

Sarah Hudson is a brand strategist and marketer with a decade of experience working with the most compelling brands in tech, beauty, and fashion, including Glossier and Girlfriend Collective. Her passion is building brands that are driven by hyper-engaged, super-fan communities and replicating that magic at scale. Sarah is currently the VP Brand at Athena Club, a personal care start up on a mission to become the first modern CPG company. 

Brandon Perlman, Founder and CEO, Social Studies, Inc. 

Brandon Perlman is the CEO and Founder of Social Studies, a bleeding edge, award-winning influencer marketing agency launched in 2015. Previously known simply as The Gramlist, the company was initially created as the solution for discovering relevant voices on social media. Now known as Social Studies, the company was boot-strapped and built entirely from scratch to help businesses amplify their messaging and objectives through influential voices across the social media landscape. It pioneered the use of micro-influencers long before the term itself was coined. Since its inception the company has connected tens of thousands of influencers to some of the most forward-thinking companies in digital marketing, resulting in a measurable business impact and the evolution of the industry itself.

Prior to launching Social Studies, Brandon was an editor at numerous glossy magazines such as InStyle, W Magazine / WWD, and DEPARTURES. In 2009, he co-founded the StyleCaster Media Group, one of the first digital women’s lifestyle portals reaching 20 million unique monthly visitors before it was acquired in 2014 by SheKnows Media and then Penske Media Group.

In 2011, Brandon launched for American Express Publishing. Additionally, he held the position of Director of Digital Marketing Strategy at Hearst Digital Media in 2012 brokering more than 30 innovative digital media programs rooted in social media and content marketing. He has served as an advisor to 5 startups including the mobile video app QWIKI, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2012, and currently the travel app Localeur, based in Austin, TX.

Brandon lives in Aspen with his fiancé and tries his best to hit the slopes between Zoom calls.

Shana Barry, Head of Music & Entertainment, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Shana started early on in her career as a beverage promotional ambassador and climbed up the ranks to her current role: Head of Music & Entertainment for Anheuser-Busch, the largest beer supplier in the world. For the past three years, she brought award-winning consumer experiences and strategic vision to the largest brand in the AB portfolio. Notably, she leads the Post Malone x Bud Light relationship as well as the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour franchise, now in its 5th year, which brings mega artists like Lady Gaga, Post Malone, John Mayer, and G-Eazy back to the small stages they began their careers. Additionally, to cultivate the new class of leading talent, Barry and her team produce Dive Bar Sessions – a mobile pop-up dive bar at top music festivals like Governors Ball and Lollapalooza. To date, the Dive Bar franchise has produced 120+ performances since its inception.

For Super Bowl LIII, Barry introduced the first-ever Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. The 3-day festival included some of the biggest names in entertainment: Migos, Post Malone, Aerosmith, Cardi B, and Bruno Mars. In 2020, the Fest returned with notable performances by Guns N’ Roses, Dan + Shay, and Demi Lovato, as well as production on a one-hour broadcast segment on FOX. Combined, these experiences have top multi-million impressions, solidifying Bud Light’s commitment to our consumers’ top two passion points – Music & Sports.

Barry prides herself on being in touch with culture and the long-standing relationship with Post Malone and his team. This mentality and commitment have created massive opportunities on both sides. Most recently the pair created and aired 2 Super Bowl Commercials in conjunction with Bud Light’s biggest brand launch in a decade – Bud Light Seltzer. These commercials have already topped our incredibly high 2019 Super Bowl commercial benchmark with Game of Thrones. Prior to that, in 2019, the pair successfully launched custom Bud Light x Posty 16oz cans in 15 U.S. cities and collaborated on a sold-out merch line which was exclusively announced in Vogue – the 1st time ever an Anheuser-Busch brand appeared in the prestigious outlet. The limited-edition packaging and merch quickly became iconic; items from our collection sold for 5x on resale markets, and a 12-pack of the Posty Can sold for 15x cost – the highest price ever paid for a Bud Light by a consumer.

Barry’s work has been recognized by many notable publications. She is a Billboard Power Player and her consumer experiences in music received the #1 spot on BizBash’s rankings for 2019’s Most Innovative Experiential Brand.

Gabe Gordon, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Reach Agency

Gabe Gordon is a social content innovator. As a Co-Founder of Reach Agency, he established the company in 2012 as a new type of agency created for digital video storytelling. Its underlying mission is to engage brands with a social generation.

Armed with 17 years of global experience, Gabe’s comprehensive marketing expertise spans influencer, social media, strategy, and entertainment. He’s a seasoned veteran across multiple categories including automotive, retail, CPG, tech, hospitality, and entertainment. He’s orchestrated powerful creative solutions for world-class brands including Disney, Nestlé, Clorox, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch In Bev, the National Football League (NFL), Google, GM, Wal-Mart, Marriott Hotels, and more.

Recognized as Small Agency of the Year by Advertising Age, Best Video Ad Agency or Partner by Digiday, and Best Entrepreneurial Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine, Gabe’s award-winning client work has earned accolades from the One Show, REGGIES, Digiday, Shorty Awards, Streamys, and the Influencer Marketing Awards.

Prior to launching Reach, Gabe served as a Content Strategist for PepsiCo and honed his skills for 10 years at William Morris Endeavor. Gabe first broke into entertainment in the music space and worked at Interscope, Geffen, A&M, and Sony Music. He’s currently an Advisor for VidCon, Doing Things Media, and Buffer Festival.

He graduated from the University of Denver Daniel’s College of Business and earned his BSBA in Marketing. He resides in Venice, CA with his wife, young daughters, and their dog, Sophie. He loves mountains, oceans and enjoys rebuilding Porsche engines.

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