JEFFREY ALAN MARKS, CANDICE OLSON TO SPEAK AT DESIGN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE
We are excited to announce that Jeffrey Alan Marks and Candice Olson will be a keynote speaker for the Design Bloggers Conference.
Jeffrey Alan Marks is a California-based interior designer and furniture designer who is best known for starring on Bravo TV’s hit show Million Dollar Decorators. Named one of “the town’s most-wanted decorators” by The Hollywood Reporter, Marks believes in fun and creativity, influences of which can be found in both his work and his own personal style. Marks originally started his career as a model while studying design at the Inchbald School of Design in England. He later lived in Milan and Paris, where he still draws inspiration today. Marks started his own firm, JAM, Inc., based in Santa Monica, focusing on both luxury homes and commercial projects. Marks is celebrated internationally by his devoted clientele.
Candice Olson is one of North America’s leading designers and most recognized media personalities. As designer and host of Divine Design and Candice Tells All, she is a favorite with viewers, clients and fans. After earning her degree from the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Candice launched a successful commercial and residential design business, Candice Olson Design. Considered “the one to watch” by The New York Times, Candice received accolades and media attention for her distinctive work. Candice’s foray into television began when a local TV station profiled one of her award-winning design projects. Her unique approach to residential design and engaging personality led to a weekly stint on the show. Viewer demand for “more Candice!” led to the creation of the hit series Divine Design, which quickly won a huge and loyal audience and went on to achieve a milestone of more than 200 episodes after eight seasons. In 2005, Candice launched The Candice Olson Collection, her own successful brand of licensed product lines that includes upholstered furniture for Highland House, fabrics for Kravet, wallpaper for York Wallcoverings, lighting for AF Lighting, bedding for Dillards, and more.
THE EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR INTERIOR DESIGN BLOGGERS
Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and interior design industry leaders for the fourth annual Design Bloggers Conference – the premier conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. This two-day conference brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow interior design bloggers to attend!
Last year’s conference sold out and we were forced to turn down registrations, so register sooner than later if you want to be sure to be part of this year’s event.
The conference will be held from March 2-4, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. The 25-floor Grand Hyatt is in fashionable Buckhead, 6 miles north of downtown Atlanta, in the heart of the city’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment area. Complimentary shuttle within a 2-mile radius. Centrally located in the boutique shopping district of Buckhead on the north side of Atlanta, this elegant hotel offers a peaceful retreat with exceptional service.
The Design Bloggers Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of bloggers on interior design. Learn how to build a stellar personal brand for yourself, your blog, and your design career. Learn how to build and engage your audience with information and inspiration on multiple platforms, using a variety of business models and marketing channels. Meet potential advertisers, make critical connections, meet the icons of the design blogosphere and traditional media, and learn about exciting new products for 2014. Learn from the most accomplished bloggers, and network with your connections to your future.
The conference will include sessions on the following topics:
- Interior Design Trends in 2014
- The Business of Blogging – Proven Methods For Maximizing Your Revenue
- 21 Useful Tips to Build Your Business and Personal Brand: Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz
- How to Build Your Business Through Inbound Marketing
- Creating Inspirational Content – The Secrets of Professional Photographers
- Building Your Brand: Grow Your Blog With Creative Video
- What you Should Know About Search and Analytics
- How to Build Traffic Through Facebook, Twitter, and Search