Facebook Live at STORY!
If there’s one thing we can say about Love STORY, it’s that we’ve hosted some pretty amazing events, if we do say so ourselves. But separating this STORY from the 32 others is our move to make what’s happening in-store available in your living room (or at the very least, on your mobile). We’re streaming all of our conversations via Facebook Live and bringing so many more STORY fans into the conversation.
It all started with the last #PitchNight – our open call for designers and makers that gives creatives the opportunity to pitch a physical product to a panel of media and retailers. This time around, Buzzfeed’s BuyMeThat – the media company’s affiliate marketing platform joined in the fun. For the first time in STORY history, viewers from all over the world had the unique opportunity to watch our pitchers live at STORY and purchase “must have” products in real time.
Then, we brought together industry veteran Malia Mills and the founders of disruptive fashion brands Allbirds, Thursday Finest, Apolis, and Outlier to come together to discuss insights on design, manufacturing, the wholesale model, and sustainability. (No big deal). Viewers who were watching remotely even chimed in with a few questions via Facebook.
Up next, on March 23, 6:30-8:00, Laurie Segall, senior technology correspondent for CNNMoney and editor-at-large for CNN Tech joins us to discuss her new series, Mostly Human. The series tackles the uncomfortable questions about our increasingly complicated relationship with technology. Featuring stories of those falling in love with robots, re-creating digital versions of the deceased, experimenting with VR therapy in psychiatric wards and infiltrating hacker communities, Segall examines the promise and power modern technology holds, while exposing the darker side.
Then, On March 29, 6:30 – 8:00, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco joins us to discuss her new book, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House. Having worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, Mastromonaco shares a few hilarious never-before-told stories about her time in the Oval Office, how to get stuff done, the value of “not being a jerk,” and a few valuable words of wisdom for young women. Have a question for her but can’t make it? Tune in and ask a question via Facebook!
If you can’t join us IRL, tune in and turn on via our facebook page!