Social Media Club LA is excited to participate in the Worldwide Instameet!

SMCLA InstameetCatch up on our last post, “What’s an InstaMeet?” to make sure you’re in the know.

Instagram has become a part of our everyday lives – 70 million photos are posted per day on average. On Saturday, March 21, join us at Cross Campus in Santa Monica beginning at 11:30 AM to learn about visual storytelling, and how to build brand awareness and engage your community on this visual platform. You’ll get the chance to listen to and chat with Instagram influencers @Jonathan360, @punodostres, and @casetify.

SMCLA Instameet

Jonathan Nafarrete
Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder of VRScout, a virtual reality and immersive cinema media publication. He has spent the past eight years in social media marketing and content strategy. Jonathan has a passion for photography and mobile photography, shooting campaigns and social content for brands like Ford, T-Mobile, Sony, Audi, QVC, Chevrolet and Nike. He was named by Business Insider as a “Top Instagram User That Advertisers Are Dying To Work With” in 2012 and 2013. Forbes named him among the “Top 30 Social Media Power Influencers” of 2013.

Jennifer Puno 
A creator, digital designer, and entrepreneur at heart, Jennifer Puno is the Co-Founder of Map, an online platform that celebrates people and their journeys. Map allows you to save and view beautiful photos and stories of places from anywhere on the globe, to inspire real world adventuring. You can find and share incredible locations through its like-minded community of passionate explorers.This past July, she also co-formed ilovecreatives, a digital classifieds website connecting talented individuals in the creative community. You can find her in Iceland making Star Trek gifs, out and about collaborating with other creatives, or in DTLA on the hunt for the city’s best food.

Jennie Yoon
Jennie ditched her black-or-white corporate HR job at Myspace, went to Hong Kong and joined a startup called Casetify (formerly Casetagram) as one of the founding employees. Casetify (case-tee-fy) is one of the largest custom phone case makers online. In short, they turn Instagrams into phone cases on web and app. Three years fast forward, she oversees U.S. and European marketing and partnerships and has worked with Snoop Dogg, Hilary Duff, ASOS, Good Morning America, just to name a few. She’s an entrepreneur at heart, and loves to move fast and break things.

The panel will be moderated by Golin Digital Manager, Corianda Dimes.

Following the panel, we hope you’ll join us in the annual phenomenon, the 11th WorldWide Instameet, where SMCLA will take you on its own, first-ever Instameet – a walking tour of Santa Monica! Bring your phones and cameras, share your pictures, and use hashtags #WWIM11 and #SMCLA!

We are excited to be part of a global community participating in this annual online photo-fest. You can get your ticket here.

As always, we cannot continue to hold wonderful events like this without contributions from amazing sponsors. Please show them some love with a tweet!

SMCLA Instameet

SMCLA Instameet

SMCLA Instameet