Insights on Tap: Video Content & Story Telling Re-Imagined

“Insights on Tap” is an intimate conversation—or “bar stool” chat—hosted by Social Distillery, an Austin social media agency. We’ve invited local experts from a variety of industries to speak on pressing topics that affect our community, as well as, the world at large. Each conversation will provide an intimate look into a trending topic. The series will take place the third Wednesday of the month from July to November.


Video Content & Story Telling Re-Imagined | Wednesday, September 23, 6:00-8:00 P.M. | RSVP

With customer data flowing in from nearly ubiquitous touch-points: shopping history, social media, customer service call centers, retail, display, etc., it’s easy to get lost. Knowing some stories are best told with video, how can storytelling in this brave new world circumvent these challenges and more eloquently create brand loyalty, increase engaged reach and ultimately drive change?

An impending transformation is needed around the branded experience—one that gains consumer trust and moves toward deeper and more direct relationships with people. Our third speaker series will delve into these media questions, sharing how people right here in Austin face these challenges in their roles.

The Speakers

Ben Cecil, Video Strategy Director, UPG Video Marketing

@YoBenCecil is the Strategy Director and a Partner at UPG, a creative video agency in Austin, Texas. Whether for broadcast advertising or brand storytelling, UPG leverages the power of the big idea and a passion for video production to help build brands and create demand. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn.

Spike Jones, Managing Director of Digital, Edelman

@spikejones is a results-proven communications professional specializing in digital and word of mouth marketing. With 20 years of experience, highlights of his career include working at Brains on Fire; SVP of the Digital Customer Experience team at Fleishman-Hillard; Group Director, Digital Engagement at WCG and currently serving as SVP, Managing Director of the South Digital team at Edelman. Connect with Spike on LinkedIn.

Pat Kondelis, Senior Producer, Bat Bridge

@Roundmp is the Creative Director for Unscripted content at Austin’s Bat Bridge Entertainment. Most recently, Pat was the Co-Executive Producer and showrunner of the CNN docu-series High Profits. Pat has produced several unscripted series for television networks, including A&E’s Shipping Wars. He has also produced, directed and shot multiple award-winning documentaries for PBS (Arts in Context: Bill Carter and The Blame) and worked for many years on Austin City Limits. Connect with Pat on LinkedIn.


This event will be held at Atlassian, on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00-8:00 P.M. There is a limited number of seats for this event. Please RSVP on EventBrite.

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