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We are excited to invite you to our next Utah Digital Marketing Collective In-Person Event, Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Note Regarding Tickets: If you or your company is a Utah DMC Member, you should have received an email invitation with a special promotion code to activate your free ticket. If you are an active DMC member but did not receive your email and code, contact us and we will respond ASAP with your specific code to unlock your free ticket. See more details below.

Our First Presenter: Austin Wilson

Presentation Title: Break Your Brand Out of the Noise --  Unite Your Organization Around Your Company's Unique Story.

Presentation Description: 

We are being bombarded with more marketing messages than ever in history. With the glut of information, a compelling story is the only way to break your brand out of the noise. Discover how to unite your company around the eight core components of your company's unique story without having to spend years throwing stuff at the wall and hoping something sticks. 

Key Takeaways Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to ethically perform inception on your ideal customers so that they are demanding you to take their money.
  • How to become the charismatic brand so that people will never substitute you for another product or offer.
  • How to understand your customers better than they know themselves so that ​​you can become the solution they’ve been looking for in every way.
  • How to consistently share your unique story across every customer touch point

Bio: Austin Wilson has gone from Video Producer and Director to Marketing and Product Executive. He has been the lead Video Producer for ZAGG, owned a branding and marketing agency, the Chief Product Officer for ParentPlaybook, and the fractional CMO for the new Smart Gym, Kokoro Fitness Studio.

Over the last decade, his primary focus has been discovering the best ways to develop and unify businesses around their unique story so they can break out of the noise and become the leader of their niche.

Connect with Austin: LinkedIn


Our Second Presenter: Chris Kneeland

Presentation Title:  The Anatomy of Cult Brands

Presentation Description:

What do the world’s most beloved brands believe, and how do they behave, that allows them to significantly – and consistently - outperform their mediocre peers?

To what do they attribute their success, especially since they typically spend far less dollars on mass media and markdowns? How do they get employees and customers to not just buy, but buy in? Chris and his team have been dissecting “cult brands” (i.e. businesses that enjoy above-average brand attachment and advocacy) for ten years, and they have discovered a handful of characteristics within the cult brand genome that are far less common within the DNA of their competitors. In this presentation, Chris will reveal the findings of his research, and present entertaining and educational examples of brand-building done so spectacularly well it results in cult-like followers.

Key Takeaways/What you Will Learn:

  • Understand how to engage internal audiences instead of relying on mass media and paid promotions
  • Audiences will learn how to turn customer awareness into customer advocacy
  • How to build a brand strategy that relies less on mass media and markdowns and more on encouraging employees and customers to not just buy, but to buy in!

Presenter Bio: Chris Kneeland is the co-founder and CEO of Cult Collective. His professional passion is helping brand leaders master new ways of engaging customers, prospects, and staff. In particular, he’s committed to helping his clients embrace eight specific marketing beliefs and behaviors he’s discovered while researching the most beloved brands on the planet.

Chris held marketing roles at John Deere and The Home Depot and was also formerly the Head of Retail Marketing at RAPP, Omnicom’s preeminent CRM agency. He co-founded Cult in 2012, and has consulted with Harley Davidson, Canadian Tire, Zappos, Best Buy, Carter’s, Keurig, and dozens of other brands.

Chris speaks regularly at conferences like SouthbySouthwest, Global Shop, Inbound, NRF, CMA, Digiday and The Gathering (which he co-founded). He is the co-author of Fix: Break the Addictions That Are Killing Brands. Chris is an adjunct professor at Mt. Royal University, holds a master’s degree in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. He moved to Calgary from Dallas in 2010 with his wife, three children, and obnoxious dog.

Connect with Chris:  LinkedIn

So, be sure to join us on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM.
Q&A to follow featuring the presenters
Who Should Attend?:
  • Professional Internet Marketers
  • Savvy Sales Professionals
  • Marketing Directors, Managers, CMOS
  • PR and Communications Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to take digital marketing to the next level, and generate revenue for your business!


  • Actionable tips & tactics Professional networking event
  • Some tasty food


Wednesday, August 17th, 6 pm

  • 6pm - 7pm: Check-in, networking, food & refreshments served.
  • 7pm-8:30pm: Presentations by guest speaker(s)
  • 8:30-9 pm: Q&A and wrap up.


13707 S 200 W
STE 100,
Draper, UT 84020



  • Non-Member/General Public Tickets are $25+ Eventbrite fees
  • For Active DMC Members Admission is No Charge
  • If you are an active individual or student member, you received a ticket redemption code that is specific to you and your membership for your free ticket via email.
  • If you are a corporate member or an employee of a corporate member, your special ticket redemption code that is specific to your corporate membership was sent to your main point of contact with Utah DMC. Be sure to check with the person who handles membership at your organization.
  • If you did not receive your email with your specific code, contact us and let us know and we will respond ASAP with your code.

Seating is limited, and ticket availability is NOT guaranteed. Attendees must RSVP in advance for admission. Please, no walk-ups, or plus ones upon arrival. Tickets may not be transferred or sold. If you register, please plan on attending. We are ordering food for you. NO REFUNDS.

Health and Wellness:  By registering for an in-person Utah Digital Marketing Collective event, you hereby assume any and all risk of COVID-19, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Utah DMC, its staff/volunteers, and the venue host involved in the event you are registering to attend, against any claims, liability, judgments, costs, and expenses arising from your choice to participate in a Utah DMC in-person event. The Utah Digital Marketing Collective will be required to follow any state mandates put in place by the event date and will keep all attendees informed via email of any changes that would be applicable to the event you are registering to attend. Please use good common sense: If you are not feeling well, take the appropriate precautions and stay home. Let's all do our best to stay and keep everyone healthy.

If you are not a member of Utah DMC we encourage you to join and attend future monthly in-person events free.

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