@SimplyKarna, an influencer to follow
SMU CCPA Graduate, @simplykarna

There’s no doubt that following groups and influencers is a great way to find a little inspiration, motivation, or just to pass the time. Check out these suggestions and add your own in the comments section.

Groups to Join

  • Facebook
    • Dallas Girl Gang
      • This Facebook group is for all women of the DFW metroplex! Cultivate new friendships, build community, get help if you have a business or side hustle, connect with influencer/bloggers, have fun and so much more! The group is full of professionals, photographers, mommas, consultants, new friends, entrepreneurs, girl bosses, and so on. You can find all the good things about being a “Grade A” badass woman and a good girlfriend right here. For questions or more information, email dallasgirlgang@gmail.com.
    • Park Cities Babysitter’s Club
      • This group’s intent is to connect babysitters with families and vice-versa. Whether you need the occasional date night sitter or a full-time nanny, this site will allow you to post your needs.
    • Highland Park/Park Cities Garage Sale Club
      • This Premier Garage sale is the #1 place to advertise your items or you are in need of one. Whether you are a buyer, seller, collector, or artist, you will find it a lot easier to navigate thru our group, scrolling thru posts from our members with pictures, location, and well-described items rather than driving around and will save time and gas money! Please enjoy! Please read the rules after joining! Group rules are being added.
    • Dallas Housing, Rooms, Apartments, Sublets
      • But wait, why are we here? Because finding an apartment sucks. Renting out your apartment also sucks! And we get it. We created this community to make the process of finding a new home, tenant, or roommate, just that bit easier. If that sounds awesome, you’re in the right place! And, who are we? Alpaca was created by a group of friends who have collectively moved countless times, across eight countries. Our goal is to ease the whole process of apartment hunting, starting with connecting landlords with renters. We actively manage our groups on a daily basis. By joining, you acknowledge to participate in a kind way and exercise respect and consideration while here. Please see our announcements for more information or visit our website https://rentalpaca.com.
    • We Are All Homeless
      • This group is about an ongoing art project related to SMU Advertising professor Willie Baronet’s collection of homeless signs, which he began buying in 1993. The project includes a documentary, a variety of installations, performances, video, mixed media, typeface design, quilts, photography, etc. and addresses questions relating to the nature of home, homelessness, compassion, psychological projection, communication, and others. Find more information on http://weareallhomeless.org.
    • Follow the Trends
      • Thank you so much for shopping and supporting us! We are all about finding the Newest Trends at the Best Prices with Amazing Quality! We hope you love our items as much as we do!
    • Brand Ambassadors of Dallas
      • Brand Ambassadors of Dallas is a group set up for event marketing professionals in the greater Dallas area to connect about all things promotional. The group’s success is generated by active membership of brand ambassadors, product demonstrators, hosts/emcees, trade show spokesmodels, tour managers, samplers, character entertainers, fitness models, DJs, and more…as well as agents and other staffing professionals.
    • Jobs Hiring Dallas/Fort Worth
      • Companies and individuals seeking to hire post in this group. If you’ve exhausted your professional connections, LinkedIn and Indeed looking for work, check out this group!
    • DFW Bloggers Network
      • This group is for bloggers and writers in the DFW area to network, discuss ideas, and post opportunities.
    • Women DFW Advertising & Communication Professionals
      • This closed group is for women who work in advertising, promotions, PR, communications, and marketing. We’re writers, producers, account supervisors, and Sharpie users. We work hard. We have babies (well, some of us do). And we need a place to share ideas and vent. Do you know any badass females in the industry in the DFW? Invite them. We’re all about networking.
    • Young Professionals Community – Dallas
      • This is a community for all young professionals to gather together and dream up the future of our community and how we can positively impact Dallas! We are the next wave of professionals and we have the ability to make a difference. Let’s unite and come together. We will have quarterly get-togethers in Dallas. The intention of this page is to connect with other millennial professionals to foster community and growth. We’d love to grow this community so pass it along!
    • Hiring in Dallas
      • To make finding a job much easier. Instead of posting statuses about who’s hiring, just look on here – there is a JOB for everyone. We really hope this group is successful!
    • Women Helping Women 2 Network – Dallas, DFW, North & East Texas
      • This group is designed to connect women either through this page or at our Meet Ups. We all have resources and services that we need at one time or another. Please tell your friends and encourage them to join. No recruiting on this page.
    • DFW Women’s Networking
      • This group is for Female Entrepreneurs who want to help one another. We are an inclusive group of women who’s goal is to uplift, encourage, and support women in business in an affordable way. The goal here is to help other women in the most important areas of their lives: business, personal growth, and balancing family and career. We will be sharing many LIVE Trainings here for FREE to help you with social media marketing, branding, online marketing, and other relevant topics so make sure to add the group to your favorites.
    • Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
      • This is a group for you to discuss and share ideas relating to Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations. 
    • Women in Public Relations
      • Welcome to the official Facebook group for Women in Public Relations. This group connects the Organization of American Women in Public Relations (Women in PR USA™) and The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations. Together, our organizations form the networking group, Women in PR North America™. We are bringing together public relations women leaders across the Americas to share ideas, contacts, experiences, and to advocate for major issues directly affecting women working in the PR industry today.
    • Women in College Support Group
      • This group is for all women that are either enrolled in college, thinking about enrolling in college or have graduated and want to inspire others to enroll in college. This group is for having a space to vent about any issues related to education, finding resources, crowdsourcing, finding help with questions about programs or course work, etc.
    • SMU Alumni Worldwide
      • If you went to SMU, then this is YOUR group! Regardless of whether you are in Texas or Thailand, this is for you. We’ve got Mustangs on every continent – if you know where they are, invite them here too!
Dallas Girl Gang Facebook Group
  • LinkedIn
    • Social Media Today
      • An active community of social media professionals and professionals in PR, marketing, advertising, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social networks is mission-critical.
    • PRSA Dallas and SMU PRSSA
      • Connecting Dallas PRSA and SMU PRSSA members.
    • Marketing Communication
      • Marketing Communication: messages and related media used to communicate with a market via advertising, social media, branding, direct marketing, graphic design, affiliate marketing, packaging, promotion, publicity, sponsorship, public relations, sales, sales promotion, online, mobile apps, CRM, SEO, search, events, PR, TV, CIM and marketing jobs. The group for Marcom professionals.
    • Public Relations and Communications Professionals
      • A group of Public Relations and Communications Professionals dedicated to increasing networking and business opportunities for its members.
    • Communication Arts
      • Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators, and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.
    • Future Trends
      • Connect with fellow trend hunters, corporate visionaries and future thinkers representing a diverse cross-section of industries including Marketing, Brand/Product Management, Consumer Insights, Strategic Planning, Product Development, Innovation, Forecasting, Future Strategy, and Trend Tracking.
    • ThoseinMedia
      • ThoseinMedia is a community focused on discussing trends, innovations, and influencers across the internet with an emphasis on Technology, eCommerce, and Digital & Traditional Media.
    • Texas Young Professionals of Dallas
      • TYP Dallas is a subgroup of Texas Young Professionals. Please join the main TYP group on LinkedIn to become a member of TYP Dallas. TYP is a community of young professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs in their 20s to mid-40s from various industries across Texas. We are bridging the gap between social networks and face-to-face personal relationships by hosting regular mixers and events. Our mission is to foster professional relationship building, career development, entrepreneurial endeavors, and civic involvement. By building relationships with other young professionals and business leaders, we strive to empower young professionals to become leaders in their workplace and local communities.
    • Harvard Business Review
      • At Harvard Business Review, we believe in management. If the world’s organizations and institutions were run more effectively, if our leaders made better decisions, if people worked more productively, we believe that all of us would be better off. We’re using this group to have the type of discussions that can make better management happen. We hope this group fosters thoughtful conversation on the topics most important to our lives and work today.
    • Marketing and Communication Network
      • Scope of Marketing & Communication Network includes marketing, advertising, sales, public relations, corporate communication, social media, digital media, digital marketing, market research, media, social media marketing, content marketing, marketing careers, jobs & technology.
    • The Business of Fashion
      • Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, a fashion business advisor, writer, and digital entrepreneur, The Business of Fashion began as a project of passion, aiming to fill the void for an informed, analytical and opinionated point of view on the fashion business. Today, the website has grown to leverage a network of savvy writers and fashion insiders in style capitals around the world, delivering fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies, and global brands that are making their mark on the industry at a time of unprecedented change.
    • Digital Marketing
      • Digital Marketing is one of the most exciting and dynamic groups on LinkedIn for digital marketing professionals and is an extension of our site http://digitaldoughnut.com that provides a valuable resource to our members. Group discussions cover all areas of the digital marketing landscape and include topics such as social media marketing, mobile marketing, search engine marketing, online PR, email marketing, online advertising, measurement and web analytics, best practice digital marketing and more… We provide updates to the latest whitepapers and industry reports to keep you updated on trends, innovation, and best practice digital marketing. We also organize an exciting events program of conferences, social and networking events to bring the digital marketing community together.
    • PR Daily
      • Designed for our industry professionals, PR Daily is your one-stop-shop for news and discussions about public relations, marketing, social media, and more. This group is a communicator’s go-to resource for the latest communications-related news. We also post information regarding events, conferences, and other communications services and tools.
    • Texas Young Professionals
      • Texas Young Professionals is a community of young professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs ranging from millennials to Generation X from various industries across Texas. Our mission is to foster professional relationship building, service-oriented professionalism, career development, entrepreneurial endeavors, and civic involvement. By building relationships with other young professionals and business leaders, we strive to empower young professionals to become leaders in their workplace and their local communities. Membership approval is at the sole discretion of the owners and managers of Texas Young Professionals. Requests to join will be reviewed by the owners and managers of Texas Young Professionals in order to ensure the cohesion, relevant discussions, and professionalism of the group. Applicants should be Texan, young, and professional. Discussions in the Forum should be unique and either topical or an announcement of a relevant event or community activity. Sales pitches, product promotions, and real estate listings are subject to deletion. Further information about membership and Forum Discussion Guidelines is available at www.texasyoungprofessionals.com.
    • Digital Marketing: Social Media, Search, Mobile & More
      • Professionals working with: Digital marketing, social media, search, mobile marketing, content marketing, marketing cloud, data marketing, personalized marketing advertising, PR, events, jobs, social media, interactive, and digital media.
PRSA Dallas and SMU PRSSA LinkedIn Group

Influencers to Follow

  • Instagram
    • Molly on the Move (@molly_onthemove)
      • Beauty, travel, food blogger
    • Simply Karna (@SimplyKarna)
      • Fashion, food, influencer
    • Cartia Mallan (@cartiamallan)
      • Travel, fashion, and lifestyle blogger
    • Allie Michelle (@alliemichellel)
      • Poet, lifestyle, and travel blogger
    • SMU PRSSA (@smuprssa) 
      • Keep up to date with all things PRSSA at SMU
    • Dallassites 101 (@dallassites101) 
      • All things Dallas, from food to lifestyle and travel and more
    • Dallas Love List (@dallaslovelist)
      • All things to do in Dallas
    • Savannah Usher (@savannah.usher)
      • Affordable fashion, beauty, and real-life blogger
    • Emily Herren (@champagneandchanel)
      • Fashion blogger
    • McKenzie Morgan (@styledbymckenz)
      • Fashion and college blogger
    • Meredith Welborn (@astoldbymeredith)
      • Fashion blogger
    • Autum Rainn (@autumrainn)
      • Lifestyle blogger
    • Boss Babe (@bossbabe.inc)
      • Mentoring women to start or scale online businesses to six figures and beyond
    • The Female Hustlers (@thefemalehustlers)
      • We empower babes – babes who want to make a change in this world
    • Favor the Kind (@favorthekind)
      • We favor give-back brands and seek thoughtfully-made goods
    • Spirit Daughter (@spiritdaughter)
      • Helping you live your best life
    • Kindred & Hellbound (@kindredxhellbound)
      • Kindred spirits up to no good
    • Women on Topp (@womenontopp)
      • For and about all ambitious women
    • Girls Building Empires (@girlsbuildingempires)
      • Number 1 community for ambitious women

Share Your Groups to Join and Influencers to Follow

Molly on the Move https://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com/
SMU Graduate, @molly_onthemove

Check out these groups to join and influencers to follow then leave a comment below with your personal favorites! We’d love to join more groups and follow more influencers we don’t know about! Sharing is caring.