Marketing Conference & Discussion Series

Each year our Discussion Series (a roundtable Discussion Series for business owners and business leaders) offers an opportunity for participants to step away from their day-to-day routine to plan for the future and evaluate the present. We bring expertise in market-focused business strategy as well as an external perspective and framework to challenge or validate thought processes. The Discussion Series is also a great platform to draw upon the knowledge and experience of, as well as brainstorm with, your local business-leading peers.

At a high level we’ll be discussing leadership, market-focused business strategy, revenue and portfolio diversification, as well as infrastructure and organizational culture. We’ll have in-depth framework created in each of these areas, but will keep it flexible based on what provides the most value in the discussion each session.

To allow for free flow of conversation, participation will be limited so as to not have competitors in the group. All conversations will be kept confidential.

We hope you’ll take this time out of your schedule to focus on growing your business for the future. This Discussion Series is invitation only, but if there is someone you feel would highly benefit from being involved in the conversation, your recommendation will gain that person an invitation. Feel free to share this info with them and have them reach out to us.

Join us for the 2018 AMP’D Discussions:

Lunch at Manhattan Country Club on 

Wednesdays 11am- 1pm
September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd

Participation is $399/ person (includes lunch every week, access to the Discussion Series LinkedIn group, and recommended readings)

Please let us know if you plan to attend and we’ll save a place for you.

About the Conference

Our goal in this conference is to create an atmosphere that helps others gain practical and applicable insights to marketing a business.

Topics will range from:

  • Email MarketingOrganic Social Media TrafficFacebook & Social Media Ads
  • Organic SEO Strategies
  • Customer & Marketing Data Analysis
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Aligning your Internal and External Strategies
  • And More!

Join us for the 2019 AMP’D Conference:


April, 5th 2019

Bluemont Hotel, Excel Ballroom

1212 Bluemont Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 473-7091

More details coming soon.

Please let us know if you plan to attend and we’ll save a place for you.


Keynote Speaker

Tiffany Pham

Founder & CEO of Mogul, Bestselling Author, Judge on TLC TV Show Girl Starter

Forbes “30 Under 30″​ in Media. Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30″​ in Technology. ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World.”​ Good Housekeeping “Awesome Women Award” Winner. Alice Paul “Equality Award” Winner. Cadillac “Innovator Award”​ in Film. CBS “All-Star Award”​ in Digital Media. Top 30 Under 30 “World’s Top Executives & Entrepreneurs.” Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Fellow. SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CEO Award.” Technology Ambassador for France.

Mogul is an all-inclusive technology platform and mobile app reaching across 196 countries and 30,470 cities. A social enterprise, Mogul is enabling women worldwide through information access, economic opportunity, and education.

Headquartered in NYC, Mogul was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider, Best Website for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, Top Website for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes, and Top Online Learning Platform by Entrepreneur. Mogul was also Winner of the Cadillac Innovator Award, Winner of the Northwestern Mutual Innovation & Inclusion Award, and has been honored by Business Insider “30 Under 30”, ELLE Magazine “30 Under 30”, City of Fort Worth, City of New York, City of Paris, and Harvard Business School.

Through the Mogul At Work division, Mogul provides companies worldwide with software solutions to attract, retain, and advance diverse talent.

Through the Mogul Redefined division, Mogul provides educational consumer products such as Mogul Books, Mogul X, and Mogul Learning.

Mogul provides free educational resources to women in need through international partners such as the United Nations.

Melanie Nelson

Author, Content Creator, Editor, Social Media Strategist

Senior-level content creator, copywriter, editor, social media instructor, and strategist. Over 20 years’ experience in every form of social and content publishing platform from old-school blogging to LinkedIn for B2B, and the latest in Instagram, Snapchat, and live video streaming. Former editor of Social Media Examiner, the online publication most respected by pros for social media wisdom. Author and editor of numerous social media publications including:

  • Facebook All-In-One For Dummies, 1st ed. (Author)
  • Facebook Marketing All-In-One For Dummies, 1st ed. (Developmental Editor – shared duties)
  • Facebook Marketing All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd ed. (Technical Editor)
  • Pinterest For Dummies (Technical Editor)
  • Pinterest Marketing For Dummies (Technical Editor)
  • Flash Mobile Applications for Dummies (Developmental Editor/Project Editor)
  • Mom Blogging For Dummies (Technical Editor)
  • LinkedIn For Dummies, 2nd ed. (Technical Editor)

Organization and time management are my BFFs. Wrangler of editorial calendars. Master of the ever-shifting deadline. No stranger to herding cats.

Matt Moody


Founder & President of TechStars 2018.

About Bellwethr:

Former Digital Media Director, Eagle Communications

Founder of the Salina Post ( and the Hays Post ( Local, digital news network in Kansas.

Machael Johnson

CMO YMCA of Omaha, Former Creative Director, Former Copywriter

Aditi Kulkarni

UX Manager at Sprint Corp, Former User Experience Technology Lead at Deloitte

Aditi is a motivational leader drawing on ~10 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, including designers, developers, and data scientists to drive organizational growth through empathetic design thinking. She is experienced at blending user-centered design with business knowledge and project management skills, to help clients capitalize on emerging next-gen technologies to deliver impactful digital experiences, by driving end-user adoption and promoting stakeholder buy-in.

Her professional interests and expertise include user experience design, design thinking facilitation, rapid prototyping, product management, and program management in an agile environment.

Kulkarni has an MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

Priscilla McKinney

President, Little Bird Marketing, Branding & Digital Marketing Expert

Priscilla McKinney is CEO and resident Momma Bird at Little Bird Marketing. Priscilla is a catalyst. She fans the flames. For entrepreneurs, she is the “dream whisperer”. No matter what your experience with Priscilla, you’ll learn quickly she has a knack for connecting the dots between seemingly unrelated needs and wants. These micro connections, when combined with her team’s creative work and their social expertise, become the foundation for something special in marketing.

LiTTLE BIRD MARKETING is a boutique marketing firm specializing in delivering premier graphics and creative ideas. We believe in solid branding before campaigning and solid campaigning around well-defined goals for profit. We are a powerhouse for the brands who know who they are but have not yet translated that well into consistent branding or profit-building strategies.

We are the home of the proprietary SOAR system – a content marketing system that delivers a firm and sustainable lead generation system for busy executives without taking them away from the rest of their job!

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