“To me, brand engagement is an emotional connection with a message. And I use that fairly high-level, because a message can be something internally with your colleagues, and it also can be externally with marketing. Generally, I will be speaking about marketing with this experience, but this idea of brand engagement can actually apply to every part of your life, including your own personal brand, with your relationships, with your boss, as well as with your audience. One thing I also would say with brand engagement is, people are really overusing the word engagement. Again, this idea of the personal connection, the emotional connection, really being able to inspire an individual to take some type of action in their own lives, that to me is what brand engagement involves.” – Amanda Slavin
CEO & Founder, CatalystCreativ
With a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from NEAG School of Education at UCONN along with a rich history in the nightlife and entertainment industries, Amanda now fuses her diverse expertise to help brands achieve deep and meaningful engagement with customers which goes far beyond superficial “likes” and shares on social media. With clients as diverse as Coca Cola, The Raiders, Google, The Nature Conservancy and the New York City Ballet, Amanda is passionate about using her marketing prowess to help brands do good for the world without sacrificing their bottom line. Amanda has adapted a proprietary method for quantifying and scaling engagement for internal and external customers, known as the Seventh Level Engagement Framework, which she has utilized in building expertise around marketing to Millennials, Gen Z and what she has coined as the “Millennial Minded” demographic. CatalystCreativ is funded by Zappos CEO and venture capitalist Tony Hsieh as part of the Downtown Project.