Golnaz Yamoutpour, MBA

Golnaz Yamoutpour is a digital strategist and business development professional who also started the popular and award-winning Minneapolis-based food Instagram account, @eatdrinkdishmpls. She built a brand and a strong following (55,000+) in the past 5 years all through what she calls “the key to making anything happen,” consistency. This lead her to a string of awards, recognitions, and appearances on media outlets like The Jason Show, Twin Cities Live, and WCCO.

Her experience stems from an eclectic mix of entrepreneurship, healthcare, nutrition, event marketing, digital strategy, and influencer marketing.

What she loves and does best is help brands and entrepreneurs get the attention they need to be successful long term. She has worked with over 50 local and national brands from Coca-Cola to Jonny Pops, and has spent over 5 years working in project management and healthcare marketing at a fortune 500 company.

Katie Fraser

Katie Fraser is a communications and marketing professional who is passionate about helping clients present a consistent image through voice and messaging across all platforms. She has 8 years of experience writing, blogging and managing social media. She’s written for web teams at local outlets KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV, where her interests in food, hospitality and entertainment lead her to create relationships with local restaurateurs and brewers such as Stephanie Shimp, Blue Plate, Summit and Lakes and Legends. Through a few years in agencies, she’s also helped with earned media efforts, created content for social media platforms, managed paid campaigns, created email campaigns, utilized influencers and reported on these efforts for clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields such as United Healthcare and Celgene. Ultimately, all this combined helps her know how to tell a story, a key factor in defining voice.

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
— Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon