Join Priscilla McKinney, CEO and Momma Bird at Little Bird Marketing as she chats with her long-time friend, Tony D'Amato, Senior Sponsorship & Experiential Marketing Leader with 3M's auto care business development unit. If you think that's quite a title wait until you hear about his travel schedule!
Serving together on the board of Enlace for more than a decade, they bonded over their shared passion for poverty alleviation and community transformation in El Salvador. They've laughed, they've cried over many years whilst traveling the Pan American Highway.
Tony works in the industrial auto care aftermarket division at 3M driving deeper customer experience with the brand throughout the country and across their entire footprint. He speaks specifically about his experience working with digital and physical influencers and how that is nuanced in his market due based on the generational differences.
As an experienced event marketing expert he leads a team to personally activate at over 75 events per year. On top of the logistics that entails, they additionally activate sponsorship of 3,000 to 4,000 unique car shows per year. With life moving so fast, Tony keeps his team focused on the root of the relational experience at each event knowing that their goal is always to build brand confidence through education.
He offers expertise around these pressing questions:
How can brands drive consumer loyalty through industry influencers?
Just how excited do you get about car wax?
How important are gift baskets? (ok, this is just an inside joke)
Who really is a celebrity?
Do you remember when we sent paper invitations?
Don't you just love a great balloon arch?
If you're on a plane, look for him. If you miss him catch Tony D'Amato on LinkedIn.