Giveaway + Embracing Video For Your Brand

As September is just around the corner, we're getting excited for our upcoming social media/blogging event, Social Sessions in partnership with the Interior Design Show Vancouver again this year happening on the 24th of September.  Along with our keynotes, Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow and Janel Laban of Apartment Therapy, we're also looking forward to a third session, "Embracing Video For Your Brand".

As social media services like Instagram Stories, Snapchat and YouTube are more in the forefront these days, this session is crafted to address everything from using video to bring attention to your brand, to presenting yourself in front of the camera along with a few pro tips for shooting video using your mobile or camera.

And we're excited to offer a giveaway for the Social Session at the Interior Design Show Vancouver this year which is for a pair of tickets to each one of the Social Sessions seminars which are being sold separately this year.  Check out the info at the bottom of this post on how to enter!

And let's take a closer look at the "Embracing Video For Your Brand" session.

Our speakers for "Embracing Video For Your Brand" is Treana Peake, of Obakki, Erin Cebula of ET Canada and Cinematographer, Brian Ceci.
(l to r: Trean Peake, Erin Cebula, Brian Ceci)

Treana Peake, Obakki
Philanthropist and creator of the Obakki brand Treana Peake will be sharing how she has utilized video in creative ways to help bring attention to her fashion brand, Obakki and foundation, the Obakki Foundation, where they raise money for water relief projects in South Sudan and education projects in Cameroon, Africa.

Here's a sampling of one of her videos filmed by another speaker at this session, cinematographer, Brian Ceci.

Obakki Foundation / Preserved in Time from Obakki Foundation on Vimeo.

Brian Ceci, Cinematographer
Vancouver-based cinematographer, Brian Ceci will be offering pro tips for shooting video using your mobile phone or camera. With technology changing so fast, sometimes it can be overwhelming on what features are best for filming video and what apps are best for editing.  Brian will be offering simple yet effective ways to bring your videos to the next level. Brian has worked with well respected brands like the Vancouver Fairmont Hotel and has traveled the world filming for the Obakki Foundation, along with shooting his web series/travel vlog, he produces along with hosts, Brianna Wiens and Macca Serifi, "A Brit and a Broad". Check out their beautiful trip to Nicaragua!

Erin Cebula, TV Personality and Broadcaster
Erin Cebula, one of Canada's premiere Entertainment Producer/Reporter, will be sharing with us all of us her insights into performing and appearing before a camera. Erin's currently works as Producer/Reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada, as well, she is as Spokesperson for the BC Children's Hospital Lottery. We love her energy on and off camera and can't wait to hear her talk!

The Giveaway
Along with the Interior Design Show Vancouver we are pleased to be offering a giveaway for a pair of tickets for each Social Sessions Seminar (3 seminars, a prize value of $120) to one person.  To enter the giveaway, please do the following:

1.  Follow both @poppytalk and @idsvancouver on Instagram
2.  Like and comment on either "giveaway" images on our Instagram accounts (tagging two friends)

And that's it!  We will pick a winner Wednesday, August 31st at 9pm (Pacific)! Good luck and hope to see you there!  More details below.

Social Sessions will take place at IDS Vancouver on Saturday, September 24th. And just as a heads up, prices increase September 1st!

                         Space is limited – register today.
                                                  Date: Saturday, Sept 24, 2016
                          Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – Room 116

Jan Halvarson

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