Date(s) - 11/05/2019
12:00 am


Join Cannabis Marketing Association for a panel discussion with industry experts discussing best practices in cannabis marketing and more.

Best Practices in Seattle Cannabis Marketing for 2019

sponsored by Programetrix

Join the Cannabis Marketing Association on Tuesday, November 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM for a night discussing cannabis marketing best practices with our panel of experts, who will provide insight into understanding the regulations and more.

Legal cannabis is here. But with seemingly endless opportunities coming into focus for marketing professionals in our nascent industry, it can be hard to know where to spend your time, money and energy when bringing the next great cannabis product or service to market.

With new legal frameworks and regulations, marketing and communications professionals often find themselves working harder than they need to, spending too much on simple execution, and often finding their campaigns don’t earn the proper reach for the investment.

Topics to be addressed in our discussion include:

  • Navigating Existing Marketing Regulations
  • Authenticity and Inclusivity in Cannabis Advertising
  • Improving Your Bottom Line Through Best Practices

Cannabis companies continue to struggle for access to traditional marketing channels like digital advertising, social media, and mainstream publications. Not to mention, cannabis still faces a huge branding issue as the stigma still pervades.

Join us for a deep, candid conversation with the top local minds in cannabis marketing, communications, and public relations. This panel discussion will be expertly moderated by Lisa Buffo, Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association.

***Reserve your Early Bird tickets in advance. Ticket pricing goes up Day-Of. CMA Members get in FREE***

Members of the press please email for press access.


There will be time for a moderated audience Question & Answer session at the end of our panel discussion. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with their relevant cannabis marketing questions for our panelists. Light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.

6:00 pm – Doors Open

6:30 pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 pm – Open Networking (Light refreshments and snacks provided)

Free tickets are available to CMA Registered Members, memberships must be purchased through our website here. Meetup members are not paying, registered CMA members.

Speaker Bios:

Liz Connors, Director of Analytics, Headset

Liz Connors is the Director of Analytics at Headset, Inc. A cannabis intelligence company that turns retail data into real-time cannabis market insights.

Headset helps companies in cannabis succeed by promoting better decision making via market intelligence offerings and operational insights in a sleek, intuitive and easy-to-use package.

Prior to working for Headset, Liz worked as a Data Scientist in CPG retail and financial services, as well as spent some time in Financial and Economic Consulting. After eight years working as a Data Scientist Liz started her own Data Science consulting business where she advised small businesses on how to use their data to make better product, marketing, and operational decisions. Along with her work at Headset, Liz currently works with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and London Business School doing experimental research on heuristics and biases that impede business decision makers from optimally using data to drive decisions.

Liz has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Lo Friesen, Founder & CEO, Heylo

Lo Friesen is the founder, CEO and Chief Extractor of Heylo. Upon obtaining a degree in Environmental Chemistry from Northwestern University, Lo followed a passion for medicine to work in a renowned gastroenterology lab in Chicago, IL. The experience inspired her to explore cannabis as medicine and to enter the emerging industry.

Lo joined Eden Labs, a leading CO2 extraction equipment manufacturer, to build a Research and Development department. Leading a team of 5 people she managed the development of Eden Labs’ newest system, the FX2 Supercritical CO2 Extractor.

After working with another cannabis processor, Lo launched Heylo in 2017 with a mission to provide a multitude of cannabis experiences through clean and great tasting cannabis oil products founded on education and transparency.

Lo and the Heylo team are committed to education and facilitate community engagement by hosting educational events, a concert series, public tours, American Chemical Society meetings, CANN-STEM events, and Heylo Sessions events. Her personal mission is to provide cannabis users with as much information as possible and to enable active and engaged lifestyles with cannabis.

Anna Shreeve, Managing Director, The Bakeree

Anna currently owns and/or operates retail licenses in Washington and California. This includes two retail licenses in Seattle, WA, The Bakeree and she recently sold her interest in a Bend, OR retail license in order to focus more on licensing opportunities in California and across the US. She also has equity in patented CBD food and topical brands preparing to launch online and at retail nationally. Anna is on the Editorial Board of Cannabis Business Times (B to B Retail Magazine) and a founding member of Women in Weed.

Prior to entering the Cannabis Industry in 2011, Anna held executive management positions both in general management and sales management of Television, Radio and Marketing Companies; including CBS, Belo Broadcasting, Cox Communications, and Etagz Inc. As early as her mid 20’s Anna has had various leadership roles in media while successfully building revenues and value for several high profile entities.

Phil Parrish, Co-founder & Managing Director, PrograMetrix

A sales and marketing leader, Phil has spent the past 10 years of his career working within the digital marketing industry on the ad tech and agency sides. Phil is the Co-founder and Managing Director of PrograMetrix, a programmatic advertising agency in Seattle. PrograMetrix now helps Cannabis, CBD, Hemp, and Ancillary brands execute the same advertising strategies and ad tech solutions that drive great results for its Fortune 500 clients like Aramark, Symantec, and Hilton.

Phil is also an Advisor to Good Harvest Company (GHC) which is a data management technology platform that helps cannabis and non-endemic brands target known cannabis and CBD consumers by segmenting consumer shopping data. Phil leads the owned, earned, and paid media marketing strategies for GHC.

Thank you to our sponsor, Programetrix!

PrograMetrix is a digital ad agency in Seattle that helps CBD and Cannabis brands target known cannabis consumers on mainstream websites across programmatic Display, Mobile, Video, Connected TV, Digital Audio, Native, Paid Social and Paid Search channels.

Their mission is to bring the same Fortune 500 level strategies, advertising technology, and campaign management services they offer to clients like Aramark, Symantec, and Hilton to the cannabis industry for companies that are serious about growing their brands and revenues.

PrograMetrix has a vested interest in the cannabis industry as one of its Co-founders owns recreational retail locations in Seattle and San Francisco. The agency has also forged an exclusive partnership with Good Harvest Company to help their clients leverage known cannabis shopper data on ad campaigns to improve audience targeting and performance.