Speakers & Agenda

The 6th annual Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference is in the books! We covered everything from Facebook Ads to custom service; Instagram Stories to Twitter Chats; podcasting to Pinterest and everything in between.

If you purchased a Virtual Pass or Physical Ticket, keep your eyes peeled for an email from us with access to all the on-demand videos. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out our latest episodes of the Agents of Change Podcast!

9.20.18 Conference Agenda

Time Breakout 1 Breakout 2 Breakout 3
7:30 Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitor Booths
8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Title Coming Soon
Joel Comm
9:40 Title Coming Soon  Jenn Herman Become an Amazon Merchant Shannon Jones Title Coming Soon Kate Paine
10:25 Morning Break: Coffee & Exhibitor Booths
10:45 Title Coming Soon Josh Stanton Paid Search TBD Millenials TBD
11:30 Lunch & Exhibitor Booths
12:30 Title Coming Soon Rich Brooks

Title Coming Soon Jennifer Priest


Become an Amazon Merchant Shannon Jones

2:10 Afternoon Break: Coffee & Exhibitor Booths
2:30 Title Coming Soon Nancy Harhut
Geofencing TBD Title Coming Soon TBD
3:25 Title Coming Soon TBD
4:10 Networking Event

Join us at Old Port Tavern’s Billiard Room starting at 5:30 for the AOC After Party!

** Tentative schedule. Subject to change.**

9.21.18 Workshop Agenda


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





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: www.jennstrends.com




Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media, a web design and Internet marketing firm in Portland, Maine. His monthly flyte log email newsletter and web marketing blog cover topics such as search engine optimization, blogging, social media, email marketing, and building websites that sell. He is currently an Expert Blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor at SocialMediaExaminer.com.

He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, internet marketing and social media. He is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.




Kate Paine

Kate Paine helps executives and entrepreneurs stand out online so they become a recognized authority in their marketplace or industry, and a respected asset to their company and clients.

She uses her journalism, PR and marketing background to tease out her clients’ compelling story to position them as an industry visionary or influencer both online and off. Identifying an individual’s “slice-of-life” story makes her expertise uncommon in the world of online personal promotion and social selling. She’s an expert on using LinkedIn as a powerful personal branding tool, speaks at national marketing conferences, and teaches LinkedIn for corporate sales training.

She’s also a volunteer traveling faculty member – teaching how to leverage LinkedIn – for The Honor Foundation(.org) in Virginia Beach. THF is a nonprofit, which provides an intense career development program for Navy SEALs and individuals in the Special Forces community who are transitioning from their active duty military service and into a civilian career.





Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones studied business in Connecticut and moved to Massachusetts in 2003. Having experience with both Fortune 500 Companies as well as smaller organizations, she he is recognized as an influential leader with strong strategic vision and a 360 perspective. Her entrepreneurial spirit paired with retail and e-commerce experience helps brands come to life in the digital marketplace.

Topic: Become an Amazon Merchant

Description: How to become an Amazon Merchant, understand seller options and navigate seller central.


Josh Stanton

Josh Stanton is the co-founder of Screw The Nine To Five—him and his wife, Jill’s slice of the internet where they help entrepreneurs build more attention to their brands, make more money in their business and get more out of their life through simple strategies, how to’s and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the realities of building a business online.

He’s got a serious love for travel, an unhealthy obsession with pugs and has been known to indulge in a rugby binge-watching session or two.




Nancy Harhut

Bio Here!




Matthew Montoya

Matthew Montoya, Partner Enablement and Training Manager, Constant Contact, has crisscrossed the country over the last six years to 46 states, helping, in person, over 9,000 small business to better understand how email marketing can effect growth and what design means to a SMB bottom line. In his 16 years in marketing he’s worked on nearly every kind of marketing vehicle around, from print, broadcast, social, web and now email marketing, he’s seen and had a role in it all. His extensive background has helped these thousands of small businesses rethink their email marketing strategy to meet the demands of today’s subscriber’s expectations.

Topic: Email Marketing is Not the Message (it’s an ad for the message)

Description: If you’ve not thought about your email marketing strategy in a while, now is the time. An email marketing list has tremendous potential value, value that won’t likely be tapped by doing the same old thing. Due to shorter and shorter attention spans driven by digital devices, it’s imperative to rethink how that message is being delivered and consumed.