Kristen Sussman

Kristen Sussman

CEO and Founder, Social Distillery

As CEO and Founder at Social Distillery, Austin’s first social media agency, Kristen has built an award-winning creative business. In addition to leading the agency, she’s joined the faculty at The University of Texas as a Lecturer at the Stan Richard’s School of Advertising where she teaches social media.

Social Distillery has grown to nine employees in five years. Social Distillery’s work has been written about, recognized and awarded by Facebook, W3 Awards, Forbes, Austin Business Journal, and the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing. The team brings a strategic advantage to their customers through award-winning creative strategy, research and best-in-class technology.

Kristen’s relationship with The University of Texas facilitates unique areas of research and analysis, using social data to determine the ROI of social media activity. She is also a Social Media Workshop Instructor for General Assembly where she teaches Intro to Facebook Advertising.

She received a B.A. in Journalism and Broadcast Radio/Television from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, an M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, and Advanced Skill Community Management certification from WOMMA-U.

Small Group Mentorship – Running an Agency

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