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You asked for it so we created it… a one day in-person seminar with an emphasis on marketing, developed specifically for interior design professionals.

We’ve gathered top industry experts to share tips and strategies to help you maximize your marketing efforts and help you capture clients and opportunities that truly align with your brand.

Monday, April 11th. 9am - 5pm
Middleby Residential Showroom
18662 Mac Arthur Blvd - Irvine CA 92612


This opportunity is limited to 24 attendees and will sell out so reserve your seat today!

Click the REGISTER button to email your reservation request. A quickbooks link with payment options will be sent to you from GOAT Creative, LLC and a confirmation will follow once your payment is processed. Seats will be assigned in the order that reservation requests are received.

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9:00am - 10:30am
Gabe Serrato - Serrato + Co PR
PR Tips and Strategies for your Design Business

Gabe Serrato brings a fresh perspective to the world of PR having worked with a diverse list of clientele and markets including luxury, design, and lifestyle. No matter what state of business you’re in, an emphasis on collaborations and brand exposure can only benefit your marketing efforts. Gabe will share Branding and PR strategies and will demonstrate how every effort, big and small, will help establish relevance in the industry for you and your design business.


10:45am - 12:15pm
Bobby Tsui - The Same Circle Method
Connecting with Core Clients across multiple Social Media Platforms

Bobby Tsui is an author, coach, and entrepreneur specializing in marketing development for budding and established interior design professionals. His exclusive e-learning coaching platform combines proven social media processes and mindset performance training to help his clients develop influential positioning in their markets so they can grow their business profitability while staying in their zone of genius. You’ll learn effective strategies to direct your marketing efforts to meaningful clients.


12:15 - 1:15

Enjoy a networking lunch with our speakers and fellow designers in the stunning Middleby Residential Showroom. Chef Sharon Sessler will create culinary delights in the test kitchen and the Middleby Staff will provide tours and information on their family of products.

1:15pm - 2:45pm
Rudy Reyes - Neue Argot Creative
Using Video to up your Portfolio and Marketing Game

Rudy is Creative Director with Neue Argot Creative - a marketing agency specializing in branding, identity, videography and web design. If an image is worth a thousand words, just imagine what professional video content can do for your portfolio. Capturing your finished design project on video creates opportunity to heighten your brand identity and expand your relevance on social media and the internet. A little pre-planning can go a long way on a video shoot - we’ll discuss how to utilize video content to take your social media and website to the next level.

Gage Edward

3pm - 4:30pm
Gage Edward - Side Door

The Intersection of Marketing & Sales

This interactive presentation with Side Door's head of Partnerships, Gage Edward, will demonstrate the ease and efficiency Side Door brings to your interior design business and how it can help you convert your marketing efforts into profit. As a base tool, Side Door centralizes to the trade vendors in one place, allowing you to curate products into collections that you can share with your clients and followers for quick and easy check out. Side Door handles all the logistics and you make your full design commission. Gage will break down the "how" and "why" of the platform and share some creative ways that designers have added Side Door to their business model and marketing strategy.




End the day fireside in the courtyard over drinks and light bites. Compare notes, exchange contact information with you new designer besties, and enjoy what “Community” is all about.