They call her the Influencer Whisperer and she wrote my favorite book of 2018. She’s been in the biz for a minute and knows the ins and outs of getting your personal brand to grow in today’s new media landscape. (Hint: it’s more than what you think of as marketing.) Brittany Hennessy is co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer at CARBON and is the former Senior Director, Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media and the first person to hold that title. 👏
When I reached out to see if she’d do a Q&A with me and she said YES, I screamed. See, she’s coming to Orlando in May to share what she knows with us at Library After Hours downtown. If you’re into making a name for yourself and want to get a jump ahead, get tickets now. Early bird rates end on April 19th.
Get to know Brittany Hennessy (Wife, Mother, Author, Business Owner)
Childhood memento? - I had a Skip-It that I absolutely loved. I still know all the words to the theme song.
Recent acquisition for your home? - A marble coffee table. It really brings my living room together and serves as a great place to take an Instagram photo.
Current obsession? - Billions. And waiting for Game Of Thrones to return like everyone else.
Favorite hobby? - Sleeping and getting my nails done. Also I love a good massage, but I haven't had one in years.
Always on you - watch, memento, etc? - I wear the same things every day. Rose Gold earrings, watch and bracelet and my white gold engagement ring and wedding band.
Favorite spot in your home? - The shower. It's usually the only place I can be alone. But even there, my toddler finds me.
Favorite neighborhood restaurant? - Red Hat in Irvington. They have the best brunch and it's right on the river.
Favorite neighborhood shop? - I'm a big mall kind of girl but I spend most of my day at the local grocery store two doors down.
Favorite way to focus on health or wellness? - I try to go to the gym every day. If I don't it ruins my whole mood. I also used to spin a lot and I'd really like to get back into it.
Favorite place visited in the last year? - After years of not loving it, I finally found my groove with Philadelphia! We do all of the kid attractions now so I think that made a big difference.
Best gift recently given? - It's not recent, but I gave my husband a son. He can never repay me!
Best gift recently received? - My previously mentioned rose gold bracelet from Skultuna. It was a Valentine's day gift from the hubby and he has a matching one in gold.
The thing you most love about your city? - The people. The food. The history. I mean, I'm from NYC!
Best thing about what you do? - I help women be the best version of themselves and make money. That's the dream.
At the top of your to-do list? - Launch my first monthly live coaching session.
Other work projects? - Get Carbon off the ground. It's a full-service influencer marketing agency my husband founded and I joined once I left Hearst.
On your bedside table? - Becoming by Michelle Obama.
A film that holds a special place in your heart? - Clueless. That's my coming of age movie. I can quote the entire film from start to finish.
Hope to see the Orlandoans reading this at the event. (I promise not to scream.) As a fun aside, it’s #NationalLibraryWeek, so the absolute PERFECT time to grab a ticket to this library event.
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