Digital Strategy, Black Momma Tea and Vodka, and Maggie Hadleigh-West on CEO Money

Giovanni Gallucci
Digital Strategist

On this week’s segment Giovanni will be talking about developing effective link building campaigns in 2018. In this day and age of social media and influencer marketing, old SEO tactics like link building have fallen out of favor with marketers, but he will discuss why it still needs to be part of an overall healthy digital marketing Strategy and about what still works today in regards to link building.

Giovanni is an Ad Age, Emmy, Telly, and Webby award-winning search engine optimization expert, social media specialist, and digital strategist who develops loyal, engaged online audiences for brands in entertainment, fashion, food & beverage, sports, and technology. He spend most of his time as an online content producer, building online audiences by creating targeted, relevant content for engaging with fans on social networks via photography and video.

Vanessa Braxton
Black Momma Tea and Cafe/ Black Momma Vodka

Vanessa Braxton is the first African-American Woman Distiller & Master Blender and Operator of a Nationally Distributed Vodka in the United States, as well as the only Black Owned Tea and Beverage Manufacturing Facility. Mrs. Braxton is currently building 4 additional manufacturing facilities in the US to create jobs and economic development through Black Momma Brands. Ms. Braxton is has developed a Franchise Division Black Momma Tea’s and Café’s building the First Flagship/Corporate location in Long Island and thereafter building at least 150 locations in the future.

Maggie Hadleigh-West
Activist, independent filmmaker, public speaker
YoMaggie Productions

Over the course of her career, Maggie Hadleigh-West has been internationally recognized as an activist, independent filmmaker, public speaker and the founder of YoMaggie Productions, LLC. She has been writing, directing and producing in film and television since 1991. Her work is often considered to be controversial, provocative, radical and irreverent. Through her company and the mediums of film, television, and public speaking, Maggie focuses on developing social justice projects related to various forms of “violence”, which have been previously unrecognized or under-examined.

Maggie recently completed her fifth film and website project, Sick to Death!, which explores the testing, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease and the medical industries worldwide failure to attend to the nearly 750 million individuals that suffer from thyroid diseases. Sick to Death! received three merit awards, prior to the world premier at the New Orleans Film Festival.