HTC One Guest Post by Vanessa Grillone

What do you value in life or in a job? What do you want for your future? What are your goals? I’ve been trying to answer these questions as clearly as I possibly can without being influenced by others. I’m finding it tougher to be authentic in my twenties, than I did when I was younger. Your mid-twenties come with a lot of second-guessing, a lot of doubt, and many many questions. With the constant use of social media comes the pressure to conform, which is why I follow blogs that feel authentic. Blogs that aren’t solely about every single product said blogger uses. Seeing them hang their individuality proudly makes me want to be authentic, online and in person and every other way possible. That’s a huge factor in my love for casiestewart.com. You can tell that Casie doesn’t blog for the sake of blogging, she writes about things she likes and ALWAYS aims to inspire her readers to have a better day, to have a more positive outlook on life, and to LOVE their lives. She has a style all her own and an authenticity about her that shines through the screen. I can’t tell you how amazing…

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It Helps to Have Good Luggage

We packed up to leave LA with our suitcases in the back seat of the convertible. The sun was shining bright, tanning my shoulders, and I could smell the sweet salt of the ocean as we left Santa Monica. It felt like I was in a movie.

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WHO WANTS TO GO SEE @JUSTINBIEBER in TO?

Ok, guys, here’s the low down… Europe’s top cosmetic brand, essence, is now in North American and on tour with Justin Bieber! As the official cosmetics sponsor of the Justin Bieber believe tour 2013, they are hosting multiple sweepstakes and contests to AND ONE OF THEM IS RIGHT HERE ON YOUR FAVOURITE BLOG. THE CASIE + BIEBER PRIZE 2 tickets to see the Biebs in TO on July 25th (floor seats – within the first 10 rows) an essence gift pack a Shoppers Drug Mart gift card (essence is exclusively available at Shoppers Drug Mart) HOW TO ENTER Like and follow essence on  Facebook, Twitter Like and follow THIS IS MY LIFE on Facebook and ME on Twitter Share this CONTEST on Twitter by clicking below! Tweet Contest CLOSES Monday, July 22nd at 5pm. Travel not included. I won’t be there as my friends at essence cosmetics have graciously invited me to NYC to see the Biebs and (fingers crossed) have a meet & greet on August 2nd. AHHHHHHHH! I wanna make you one less lonely girl, enter now. <3 CASIE

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Mentioned in @Marketing_Mag re: Nordstrom + Pinterest

“U.S. retailer Nordstrom has upped its social game by turning its in-store displays into real-life Pinterest boards.” My Quote: As an avid female Pinterest user in her early 30s who loves style and shopping, I think it’s great. By tapping into Pinterest in-store (which has a high female user base) they are connecting where customers hang out online to where they go offline. There’s a good chance customers who notice this type of promotion will take a picture and Pin an image making it a 360 social shopping experience. I think it’s good for certain brands with mass appeal, but as a shopper I don’t want to buy that one item that everyone else has. Casie Stewart, director of social media at Community Read the full article here. 

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Netflix Canada Contest: Orange is the New Black?

OK, I started this book today. Sitting on Queen Street in the shade waiting for (rain) someone boyfriend. Netflix sent me a signed copy from the author. Autograph is orange highlighter, naturally. It sounds good, the creator of Weeds made it. Scroll down if you want the prize only, winner gets the following.. PRIZE PS3 ($269 Future Shop) Six month Netflix Canada subscription ($48) Author signed copy of Orange Is The New Black book (Piper Kerman Priceless) I love Netflix and I watch heaps of moves. Last year they sent me a FIVE YEAR subscription and I am excited because more series are being produced for Netflix ONLY. [I was a subscriber before they contacted me.] WATCH THIS IT’S FUNNY Taryn Manning, Donna from That 70’s Show, Jason Biggs (American Pie),  and Janeane Garofalo. LOVE IT.  I like this story, from the first chapters, because I could be this person. So could you. It’s not that hard to get trapped in a cross-border love/drug smuggling scandal. I saw Broke Down Palace, I know how this works.   HOW TO WIN This is a totally made up contest – WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE ME IN JAIL? Tweet Basically this could happen to anyone, right? In…

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I made the BOSSOME List w/ @SaulColt & @ChrisBrogan!

I got a nice little surprise the other day when I received an email from Clarity that I had made their Independence Day Bossome List. Out of their archive of 14,000+ experts, I was chosen to be featured! This post is a selection of 10 Clarity Experts they feel are a miss between BOSS and AWESOME. It’s an honor to be featured in this group as both Chris Brogan and Saul Colt are people in the world of social media  I look to for inspiration. Clarity is a marketplace for business advice. They make it easy for you to find, schedule and pay for expert advice over the phone to grow your business. I’m a verified expert in branding, social media, and marketing. You can call me anytime! View my profile on Clarity here and book a call today. Check out my little blurb below and read the full July 4th Bossome list here. Clarity’s Bossome List  – Casie Stewart Top reasons to call her… Public Relations Social Media Social Entrepreneurship Why we like her… Adventure capitalist Casie Stewart has documented her adventures across the globe at her blog, casiestewart.com. Currently working as Director of Social Media at Community, Casie has worked as brand ambassador with companies like…

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Globe & Mail: Casie & Lauren at Soho House w/ Grey Goose

Just came across this photo of Lauren and I in the Globe & Mail from Grey Goose’s Cherry Noir event at the Soho House the other day. Yesterday at the Queen’s Plate I was hanging out with some of the reps from Grey Goose and Sean and I got to deliver the Grey Goose horse blanket to the winner of Race 7. Lozzie and I rolled up to the SoHo House all Blonde Girl Bike Gang style on our  bikes. Too bad our summer has been so mehhh, we’ve not been able to bike together much. Trevor is a Brand Ambassador for Grey Goose who travels around mixing cocktails and talking about the brand. he was there yesterday at the race doing a TV spot, if you caught it or see it on TV today, you’ll see my in the background! That’s all for now my friends. Will share Queen’s Plate pix later! <3 CASIE  

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