Motivational Speaker on Creativity, Marketing and Personal Branding

I’m a digital marketing strategist, performance artist, and podcast host with a background in theatre, which makes for an entertaining AND educational motivational speaker.

I will entertain, educate and INSPIRE you!

I am based in New Orleans, LA and I specialize in topics related to creativity, digital marketing (social media, SEO and content marketing) and personal branding.

View my upcoming events or learn more about hiring me to speak.

Mallory Whitfield being interviewed on SiriusFM radio during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week  2016
Cecelia Mecca iRetreat Conference

“It was an absolute pleasure having you at iRetreat. It was honestly one of the BEST sessions we've personally attended; I learned so much about Instagram to take-away and implement immediately, and know other attendees did as well.”

Workshop topics and presentations I can teach include:

  • Be Your Own Niche: Build Your Personal Brand by Embracing Your Weird
  • We All Judge A Book By Its Cover: Online Marketing Mistakes To Avoid
  • DIY SEO: An Intro for E-Commerce
  • DIY SEO: Intro to Local SEO
  • DIY SEO: An Intro for Bloggers
  • Content Hacking, FTW! {Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content}
  • The Money Is In The List: An Intro to E-mail Marketing
  • The Power of Pinterest
  • Get Your ‘Gram On: Unraveling Instagram
  • How To Make Money At Craft Shows
  • You Don’t Have To Quit Your Day Job: The Magic of Intrapreneurship
Mallory Whitfield speaking at Wordcamp New Orleans in 2016

Hi! My name is Mallory Whitfield.

As a lifelong learner, I am passionate about creativity, innovation, education and critical thinking skills. I believe in cultivating diversity, in all its forms. I believe that one person can make a difference and that everyone can be that person.

I started blogging in 2001 and I began running my own business and selling at craft shows in 2004. I even wrote a book about it. I've also run my own e-commerce store in the past, so I’ve been on both sides of the fence as a handmade, indie biz owner. I worked as Content Analyst at FSC Interactive, a leading digital marketing agency, prior to taking on my current role as Director of Marketing at LookFar, a New Orleans-based startup studio which builds digital products and visionary companies. In 2016, I was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists and professionals in New Orleans.

I love teaching and empowering other creatives and business owners. I speak about digital marketing and creativity, and I am available for speaking engagements at your next conference or workshop. And if you need a dose of entertaining performance art at your event? I can do that too.​ Contact me!

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Contact me today!

I’m based in New Orleans but I love to travel, teach and speak elsewhere.

If you’re interested in having me join you at an upcoming event, contact me:

Previous Speaking & Teaching Experience

  • VenturePOP // September 2017, New Orleans, LA // speaker: The Power of Pinterest
  • Electronic Frontiers Forums at Dragon Con // September 2017, Atlanta, GA // panelist: Internet Marketing (for Authors): Conquering Social Media and Niche Marketing in eBooks and Print (for Writers)
  • Speak Up! Amplify Your Career Through Public Speaking // July 2017, New Orleans, LA // speaker: workshop for New Orleans Women in Technology on how to get more comfortable speaking in public, ways to get more speaking opportunities, and tips for creating more effective and interesting presentations
  • Craftcation Conference // April 2017, Ventura, CA // speaker: DIY SEO: An Intro for E-Commerce; The Power of Pinterest; How To Craft a Solid Newsletter and Build Your List; and Be Your Own Niche
  • Startup Weekend Mobile // April 2017, Mobile, AL // judge: provided a group of aspiring entrepreneurs market-relevant feedback on their pitches
  • New Orleans Entrepreneur Week // March 2017, New Orleans, LA // speaker: Capturing the Creative Unicorn: Find, Nurture, and Retain Dynamic Intrapreneurs in Your Organization
  • Alt Summit // January 2017, Palm Springs, CA // speaker: You Don’t Have To Quit Your Day Job: The Magic of Intrapreneurship
  • YouthForce NOLA and Greater New Orleans, Inc. // January 2017, New Orleans // panelist: Careers in Creative Digital Media
  • WordCamp NOLA // August 2016, New Orleans // speaker: Content Hacking, FTW! [Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content] and panelist: WordPress for Revenue
  • C2 Initiative IMPACT Funding Symposium // July 2016, New Orleans // panelist: Engaging Donors: Marketing for Non-Profits panel and Q&A session
  • iRetreat Conference // July 2016, New Orleans // speaker: Content Hacking, FTW! [Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content]
  • DIY SEO Bootcamp // July 2016, New Orleans // instructor and organizer: a 3 week introductory course on the basics of search engine optimization
  • Louisiana Small Business Development Center // June 2016, Laplace, LA // instructor: Strategies and Best Practices for Social Media and Digital Marketing, an 8-hour workshop held over 2 days
  • Boost Your Business with Facebook // April 2016, New Orleans // panelist: small business panel and Q&A session, hosted by Facebook at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, on behalf of FSC Interactive & Tales of the Cocktail
  • New Orleans Entrepreneur Week // March 2016, New Orleans // speaker: Content Hacking, FTW! [Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content] and guest: Women@Work, Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM
  • Teen Tech Day // March 2016, New Orleans // instructor: Social Media Marketing 101
  • Thrive Blog Conference // February 2016, Houston, TX // speaker: Google Analytics for Bloggers
  • Rising Tide Conference // August 2015, New Orleans // speaker: Growing Your Brand on Instagram: For Businesses and Bloggers
  • iRetreat Conference // June 2015, New Orleans // speaker: Growing Your Brand on Instagram: For Businesses and Bloggers
  • Louisiana Small Business Development Center // June 2015, New Orleans // instructor: Marketing Boot Camp, a 4-hour class on SEO Basics and Online PR

Podcasts & Featured Video Experience

I currently host the weekly Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs.

Jordan B. Wade Studio Artist

“Whoah, DIY SEO Bootcamp was informative! My website is relatively new, but I'm always looking to tweak, improve, and generally make things better for all of you looking at my work. If the next two sessions with Mallory Whitfield are just as informative, get ready for some great changes (and I might need another notebook!)!”