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March 2020 Keynote Speaker: Brand Strategist Billy Ivey

The Power of a Napkin Graphic

March 2020

ALSPRA - Be sure to join us at the March 13, 2020 Meeting of the Alabama School Public Relations Association (ALSPRA) to be held at the Shelby County Instructional Services Center in Alabaster (601 1st St S, Alabaster, AL 35007).  Famed Instagramer Billy Ivey will serve as our keynote speaker.

Ivey is an author, award-winning copywriter, and brand strategist with more than 20 years experience working on accounts like Chick-fil-A, The Home Depot, Major League Baseball, and hundreds of other local, regional, and national brands. Billy lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his super-hot wife, Bethany, and their five better-than-average-looking children. He wrote this bio, by the way. If you could make sure Bethany sees it somehow, he’d sure appreciate the help. 

Each morning before his kids catch the school bus, Billy packs their lunches and places a hand- written note next to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bruised bananas, and juice boxes. 

Big deal, right? 

Well, about three years ago, Billy began posting his lunch notes to social media, and they went viral. Then, he and his Napkinisms partnered with the Chick-fil-A Foundation in Atlanta to provide more than 3,000 lunches and inspiring messages to children in need in the first year! Now, hundreds of thousands of people have seen and shared “Napkinisms" throughout the world, and Billy has recently partnered with Children’s of Alabama to share a smile with the hospital’s patients and their families seven days a week! 

Billy will be here to give us his thoughts on influence, storytelling, and doing small things to make a big difference in the lives of others. For more information, and to catch up on Billy’s story, visit and follow his #napkinisms on Instagram at @wrivey.