Fast Forward Maine Becomes the Newest Agent of Change

Thank you to Fast Forward Maine for becoming the newest sponsor of the 8th annual Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference. Fast Forward Maine was founded by Rich Brooks, president and founder of flyte new media as well as the founder of the AOC conference, and Yury Nabakov, Omnichannel Experience Manager and Marketing Strategist at Machias Savings Bank, as they were both fascinated by the growing involvement marketing has with social media in the 21st century. Both Rich and Yury were extremely interested in helping Maine businesses thrive in today’s online industry, thus, creating in-person workshops around the state of Maine. Fast Forward Maine, the title of these workshops, aims to be a free tool for Maine businesses to grow and learn through advice on people. Promotions, and profits.

Fast Forward Maine is not only free, but it is also accessible. The Fast Forward Maine Podcast, airing bi-weekly is a tool that can be accessed from all around the state, no matter the time and no matter the place. Additionally, the Fast Forward Maine workshops occur bi-monthly in different locations, making them accessible to a broader Maine audience.




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Fast Forward Maine has the main goal of sharing and creating recourses to better local growing businesses. Rich and Yury strive to assist Maine business owners in funding, marketing, managing, and hiring within their businesses in the easiest ways possible.

Agents of Change is proud to have Fast Forward Maine as a sponsor for this year’s conference.

Agora Pulse Becomes an Agent of Change

We would like to thank Agorapulse for sponsoring The 8th Annual Agents of Change Conference!

We would like to thank Agorapulse for sponsoring lunch at our 8th annual Agents of Change conference. Agorapulse is a digital tool that provides assistance in social media marketing as well as complex algorithms designed to make reports, allowing for effective and efficient social media management for maximum involvement with consumers and followers.

Agorapulse is easy to use, enjoyable and creates valuable connections with their prospects, partners, and customers. First released in 2011, Agorapulse focused on Facebook marketing. However, they didn’t stop at Facebook. By 2014 Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn were added, allowing customers to promote on a larger platform, reaching maximum audiences.

Agorapulse works closely with its Social Media Lab to carry out experiments, providing information and data regarding the most efficient ways to market through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram. LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

Scott Ayres, the current Content Scientist for the Social Media Lab powered by Agorapulse, will be speaking during lunch about how he and his team have busted some of the most popular myths regarding social media. Scott has worked with Agorapulse since 2017, however, he has been de-bunking social media for 9 years. Scott’s unique, real-world approach to social media marketing provides a different and more relatable perspective into the industry for business owners.

Agents of Change is proud to have Agorapulse as a sponsor for our conference.

Machias Savings Bank Continues to Be an Agent of Change

We would like to thank Machias Savings Bank for sponsoring The 8th Annual Agents of Change Conference!

Two years ago, Machias Savings Bank, became a sponsor of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference and they’re back for another year! Machias is always a champion of AOC and the state of Maine! It’s not just another financial institution, it’s a trusted advisor and loyal partner.

Experienced people. Exceptional service. Machias Savings Bank has been fostering long-lasting customer relationships throughout Maine since 1869. As one of the oldest (over 150 years!) and most firmly established community banks in Maine, Machias Savings Bank is successful because we are experienced professionals, committed to providing exceptional customer service while staying true to our small-town roots. The truth is all banks offer similar products and services. What sets Machias Savings Bank apart is our dedicated staff of professionals and the exceptional level of customer service we provide, and that you deserve!

For the third year in a row Machias placed in the top three large employers in the Best Places to Work In Maine and were named the #1 Best Bank To Work For in New England by American Banker Magazine. For the third consecutive time, they received the FDIC’s top rating of “Outstanding” under the Community Reinvestment Act, a mark achieved by less than 5% of the banks in New England and 8% of banks nationwide.

We’re lucky to have Machias Savings bank in Maine and The Agents of Change is proud to have Machias as a sponsor and partner.