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Design Influencers Conference
March 1-3, 2020
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Alexa Hampton Keynoting in 2020

Iconic designer, master storyteller, and boisterously entertaining, Alexa Hampton is bound to enthrall us as one of our keynotes at the Design Influencers Conference!  Regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list, Alexa translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic…

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Why I Attended Design Influencers Conference

I launched my interior design firm in 2003 and after 15 years in business, the most successful source of new business remains my referral business. I know there is value to marketing via social media, but I just couldn’t get my head wrapped around whether the amount of time and effort was worth it. Taking…

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5 Reasons Interior Designers Use Ballard Designs

We love beautiful homes and believe everyone deserves a space that nurtures them and showcases their unique personality. As interior designers, you’re doing important work helping your clients create beautiful spaces, so we love when you use our pieces in your carefully curated spaces. While we know that designers use trade-only sources to bring distinctive…

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Design Influencers Toolkit: Partnering with the right influencer

Before partnering with an influencer for a marketing campaign, it’s important to be intentional about your decision and choose the right influencer. Here are our top tips for successful influencer partnerships.   Audience When it comes to audience, size isn’t necessarily always better. Plenty of influencers have an impressive audience size, but make sure to…

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Michel Smith Boyd Presenting in Influencer Track

We’re euphoric that we’ve just confirmed Michel Smith Boyd to present in the Influencer Track on a topic entitled, Business Guidelines and Responsibilities for Building and Leveraging Influence. Michel Smith Boyd has a golden track record for building influence through license and media deals. Michel will outline the path he took that led to robust demand…

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Keynotes, Speakers, and Topics from the General Session

You’ll find our keynotes – Carson Kressley, Barry Dixon, Jeff Andrews, Sophie Donelson, and Suzanne Kasler -in the General Session and a plethora of topics and speakers that will appeal to both influencers and brands.  Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn in the General Session. Home Design Commerce is Local & Google is Paying Attention Sandra…

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What You’ll Learn from the Influencer Track

The main Influencer track will continue to focus on topics for designers and influencers using social media marketing and digital content and platforms to build their businesses and personal brands. Whether new to social media or an established influencer, the content in this track equips design professionals with tips and tools to build their presence both on and offline.…

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Design Influencer Toolkit: Apps for Design Influencers

Influencers, take note of these game-changing apps for optimal efficiency and organization Scheduling Social media scheduling apps like Planoly, Later, Schedugram or Rivuu are game changers when it comes to planning out a social schedule for your brand. Tip: pick a day to devote to social scheduling—you’ll save time in the long run! Photo editing…

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Design Influencer Toolkit: Trends in Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is everywhere these days, but you won’t be able to make the most of it unless you’re equipped with the proper strategies and tools. Here, we’ve rounded up 5 influencer marketing trends to watch.   Engagement As the world of online influencers continues to become more saturated, marketers looking for influencer partnerships will…

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