AOC Workshops: 9.21.18

Workshop Details

We’ve got some exciting news! Based on the success of the pre-conference workshops of 2017, we are offering even longer (3 hours each!) hands-on, in-depth learning workshops for 2018!

Join us on Friday, 9.21.2018 for the AOC workshops with topics covering Live Video, Pinterest, FB Ads and Instagram!  We’re running two sessions simultaneously so you can choose just one of the four or two non-competing sessions.

Date: Friday, 9/21/2018
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Abromson Community Education Center on USM’s Portland Campus located at 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101

These are going to be in-depth learning experience in an intimate setting. Each class has limited seating and once these tickets are gone, they’re gone for good.

Save now by registering for the conference AND a workshop (or two!). Can’t make the conference, grab your workshop  only ticket now!



Time Track 1
Track 2
8:30 –
Registration & Networking | Coffee & Light Refreshments
9:00 –
Live Video Joel Comm Pinterest Jennifer Priest
12:00 –
Break: Coffee & Light Refreshments
1:00 –
FB Ads Amanda O’Brien
Instagram Jenn Herman



Joel Comm

Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

Topic: The Live Video Revolution

New York Times Best-selling author Joel Comm believes live video is the most significant leap in social media since the invention of the smart phone. In this talk you’ll discover why smart businesses and brands are adopting live video to create massive engagement and generate sales.


Jennifer Priest

Jennifer Priest is a social media strategist, speaker, influencer, and Crafts & DIY expert. With over 15 years of experience in social media marketing, email marketing, and content marketing, Jennifer has been named a 2016 Top Latina Blogger to Watch by NBCNews and is a top featured content creator for the largest influencer marketing firm in the US. Her work has been featured in major publications and online by the likes of Apartment Therapy and MSNBC.  Jennifer’s digital marketing consulting firm, Smart Creative Social, has a prestigious client list across multiple creative industries, connecting influencers with brands, offering online and in-person training, and guiding clients in developing a solid social media strategy for their businesses. Jennifer brings a deep real-world understanding of how social media works as well as an appreciation for the challenges of solopreneurship, making her a sought-after speaker in both the handmade and blogging communities. Jennifer lives in Southern California with a multi-cultural family plus a clan of cats and two dogs. 

Topic: Beyond Pinning – Pinterest Content Strategies

Description: In this 3 hour hands on workshop, we’ll cover the basics of Pinterest strategy before taking a deep dive into unexpected ways to use Pinterest to develop better content that customers are looking for. Bring your laptop as we work through a real project for your company in the workshop … whether you’re looking to develop or improve products or looking to create content and drive traffic, the strategies in this session will give you an edge over the competition.


Amanda O’Brien

Amanda has been working in marketing for over 12 years. She caught the digital marketing bug in 2006 and has been helping businesses use the internet to market themselves since then. She has been the host and organizer of Social Media Breakfast Maine since 2009. She is also one of the co-founders of eighteen twenty wines.

Topic: Facebook Ads Workshop

Description: You know there is a lot of opportunity and great targetting with Facebook Ads. You know you can specifically find your current and potential customers on there. You just get stuck figuring out how. We get it. In this hands on workshop we will help you stop the frustration and get your Facebook Ads up, running, and driving some business. We will go through step by step creating a campaign,  how to set up your ads, target your audience and measure how your ads are doing.


Jenn Herman

Jenn Herman is a social media consultant, speaker, and globally recognized Instagram expert. She is the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing and her blog, Jenn’s Trends, has won the title of a Top 10 Social Media Blog in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Through her blog, consulting, and speaking Jenn provides tips, resources, and training for small to medium sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Her business background includes Administration, Sales, Human Resources, and Marketing and she enjoys bringing all these skills together to help you grow your business. Jenn has been featured in Inc., Fox News, Yahoo Finance, CBS Radio LA, and numerous other podcasts and publications. She is the author of “Instagram for Business for Dummies”, “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram” and “Stop Guessing: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy”. Website:

Topic: Advanced Instagram Strategies

Description: In this workshop session, Jenn Herman will dive into the intricacies of Instagram marketing to show you the tactics that work right now to drive successful engagement and more traffic from Instagram. You’ll immerse yourself in detailed information on the topics that most businesses struggle with on Instagram. Attendees will gain detailed insight into:

  • The Instagram algorithm and how to use it to your advantage
  • Discovering multiple growth strategies to gain exposure and growth
  • Instagram Story strategies for added reach and conversions
  • Measuring various analytics on Instagram to create better and more effective content regularly