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Meet the Influencers

March 30, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Wondering how to keep your brand relevant in the digital age? Rise and shine and join us for breakfast with some of Orange County’s most influential! They’ll share secrets from behind the screen with tips on how to engage with influencers and tweet, snap or vlog your way to new audiences. Learn ways to stand out from your competition and deliver engaging content. Plus, you’ll get an inside scoop on campaign success stories while learning the do’s and don’ts of building meaningful relationships with influencers. The morning will wrap up with a Q and A moderated by Discovery Cube Director of Communications Dan Nasitka.


Event Speakers

Shelby Barone – OC Mom Blog
Shelby is the founder of OC Mom Media LLC and is one of the most influential online moms in Orange County with more than 100,000 followers on social media. Shelby has been a freelance writer for more than 10 years and created OC Mom blog, OC Mom Dining, OC Mom Travel and OC Mom TV.

Pattie Cordova – Living Mi Vida Loca
Pattie Cordova is the founder of the award-winning Latina lifestyle blog Living My Vida Loca, where she covers covers fashion, beauty, technology, family, traveling, parenting and more. She is a brand ambassador for top-tier companies including HP, Travelocity and Netflix.

Alyssa Battaglia – Living in Style OC
Alyssa is an Orange County native and the founder/CEO of Living in Style OC. Alyssa created her blog in 2014 to showcase the latest and greatest in fashion, food, fun and more throughout the Orange County area and has grown her Instagram following to more than 50,000 followers.

Cassydy Ratiu – We Wonder and Wander
Cassydy is an Orange County style influencer with more than 47,000 followers on Instagram. She was recently selected as OC Style Report’s blogger of the month and loves to share her passion for fashion, food and travel with her followers.

Due to a last minute obligation, Shelby Barone of OC Mom Blog is no longer able to join us for the event, however we are pleased to announce our new panelist.

Ciaran Blumenfeld

New Panelist Added: Ciaran Blumenfeld – Momfluential
Ciaran is an Orange County-based entrepreneur, marketing consultant and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of, a leading social media analytics service provider. Ciaran has been quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company and Working Mother. Ciaran is also the publisher of the popular family lifestyle and travel blog Follow her on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @Momfluential.


Dan NasitkaDan Nasitka is an award-winning executive who has led the communications department of one of the most influential business organizations in California, served on the Board of Directors for a top public relations nonprofit in Southern California, and was featured on the cover of OC Metro’s “40 Under 40” issue. Currently, he directs the communication efforts for the Discovery Science Foundation based in Santa Ana, California, with two campuses, Discovery Cube OC & LA. His strategic vision and communication efforts helped guide a company-wide rebrand, the grand opening of a $56 million children’s science center in Los Angeles, and the $22 million expansion project for the Santa Ana campus.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016
7:30 a.m. Networking
7:45 – 9 a.m. Program


Taco Bell
1 Glen Bell Way
Irvine, CA 92618

OCPRSA is grateful for the generosity of Taco Bell for providing the location.  Parking is free, and continental breakfast will be provided.


$10 Students/$15 Members/$20 Non-Members

Note the OCPRSA member rate is offered only to chapter members. Non-member guests of members should pay the non-member rate. Thank you!

After March 28 no refunds are available.


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March 30, 2016
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters
1 Glen Bell Way
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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