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In January 2017, California voted to legalize marijuana. Since then, the cannabis industry has sparked interest in new investors, start-ups, and small business owners to join the cannabis movement. You might have seen CBD, THC and cannabis becoming more main stream and with that new businesses have flourished.
Though you might have seen more cannabis ads and start-ups going mainstream, you might still be wondering how the marketing, product development, and business works behind the scenes.
Join us in a conversation with cannabis entrepreneurs, marketers, and investors on the future of the cannabis industry and gain insight on their day to day.
CEO & Author,
Ryan Williams is a media strategist, international speaker and author of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it with the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age. He was an early team member at DigiSynd (acquired by Disney) and Machinima.com (acquired by Warner Bros.). He has given talks and taught at SXSW, Vanderbilt University, City University of London, USC and Loyola Marymount. Ryan's podcast and writing has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Social Media Examiner, Inc. Magazine and USA Today. You can listen to Ryan's podcast at InfluencerEconomy.com.
Ryan is a former stand-up comedian and currently hosts Stories From the Influencer Economy Podcast on iTunes, where he interviews influencers about startups, launching ideas and mental health. He has a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and attended secondary school at Choate Rosemary Hall. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Papa & Barkley
Kimberly Dillon, Chief Marketing Officer. Kimberly oversees the marketing efforts for the Papa & Barkley, Papa’s Select, and Papa & Barkley Essentials brands. As one of the early employees, she helped grow the business to the #1 selling Cannabis Topical and Tincture brand in California. Kimberly speaks on the topics of Cannabis & Women’s Health and CBD & Self-Care. She has spoken at a number of conferences including Goop, Adweek, and SXSW. In 2018 she was named one of LA’s Brand Stars by Adweek. Ms. Dillon previously worked at several Blue Chip companies including Procter & Gamble, Clorox, and Accenture. Kimberly has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles where she performs stand-up comedy.
Amber Raspberry Mayo
Partner & Founder,
Amber Raspberry Mayo is a Partner & Founder of WYD Agency, a startup agency for startups across entertainment, tech and cannabis.
With 15+ years of client and agency experience, Amber has been at the forefront of digital, local and innovative marketing. Best known for the “Ellen Selfie” at the 2013 Oscars, Amber has a deep breadth of experience across both offline and online platforms. Amber has run campaigns from $200 to $1 billion and has stewarded the strategy, social, monetization and execution of both traditional and digital campaigns. Amber is co-founder of the Every Little Bit Project and volunteers at the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition.
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