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Speaker Series event brings influencers to Robertson School

Feb 10, 2020

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The Robertson School of Media and Culture is excited to announce its next Speaker Series event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-7 p.m. in the Student Commons Theater. The event is titled "The Influencer Movement: How Vloggers, Bloggers and Social Media Celebrities Influence the Masses."


The following are the influencers who will be speaking at the event:

Joey Zauzig, luxury lifestyle influencer

A modern, self-made man-about-town, Joey Zauzig has built a reputation for being the one most in-the-know on all things New York City, from the latest opening by a top restaurateur to the recent power moves by media personalities. He is much more than a luxury lifestyle influencer, as he shares a special bond with his audience in the LGBTQ+ community after detailing the hardships he endured growing up gay in small-town Virginia and commiserating with his followers over their shared experiences. Joey encourages them to love and celebrate who they truly are and uses his high profile and active platform to help support causes close to his heart, such as the Ali Forney Center, Jeffrey Cares, and the Points Foundation

Kait Curnow, beauty and fashion influencer

Kait Curnow is a public relations VCU alumni with a passion for everything beauty. She is a Social Care Analyst at CarMax by day and content creator for Make Chic Happen the rest of the time. She has over 30,000 followers on Instagram and has worked with major brands like Vici, Jessie James Decker, Princess Polly Boutique, Hello Fresh, USANAinc, and Flawless Beauty. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and putting together stylish outfits.

Nickelus F, music influencer

Nickelus F has had Richmond hip-hop on his back for years. He’s released a string of underground albums, Vices, Triflin, Yellow Gold, YG2, and Trick Dice with Lil Ugly Mane, that has amassed him a large cult following. In 2018, he released his latest album, Stuck, which took the internet by storm and spread like wildfire amongst fans. On the heels of the success of the album, he toured the country leaving stages and venues in shambles from his high-energy stage show. 

The event will be moderated by Robertson School adjunct professor Hailey Spencer. She is an alumna of Brigham Young University for undergrad and VCU for graduate school. She has 10 years of industry experience with an emphasis on digital media and influencer relations. She has been teaching at VCU since 2014.

The Speaker Series event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come basis. The doors to the theater will open at 5:30 p.m.