Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Gutstadt.
Samantha, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am originally from Toronto Canada. I worked primarily as an actress since I was a kid, in TV, Film and on Stage. After finishing my undergrad degree in film and continuing to work both on and off camera I made the move to Los Angeles. I worked on a number of movies and TV shows and also started booking work as an on-camera host. After I became a mom, I really wanted to create content for moms, about what I was going through. I was cast on a show on Awestruck Network called Almost Perfect Life Hacks, where one of my episodes hit 42 million views!
After that, I decided it might be time to take my Instagram account off private, and I began my journey in the social media sphere. I continued growing my platform while I launched my blog, SamSoMuch.com – which encompasses mom life, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. I currently freelance creating a video for Nylon Magazine and Simply, I write for Parents.com and other publications, and I have a series with my partner Haely White on Mom.me called Shit No One Told You (all about the things no one told us before we became moms).
We have 6 episodes out with over 2 million views collectively. We also have been creating original scripted content for brands. We created our branded content vertical Don’t Call Me Mommy this year where we create comedy content for moms! I love living the “multi-hyphenate” life and enjoy that the digital space allows for that.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I love to say that I always enjoy my successes more when it took a lot of disappointments to get there. I believe truly pursuing your dream is never an easy ride. We all encounter struggles along the way and I’m not any different. For every yes I have gotten, I want everyone to know, I got 100 no’s. But that one yes made it all worth it.
Please tell us about SamSoMuch, Don’t Call Me Mommy, and Digital Femmes.
I specialize as a “content creator”. As a producer, I can make any project come to life from point A-Z. I’m also a digital influencer and can use my social network to promote a brand. A great example of how both roles collide- recently produced and appeared in a beauty video for Sephora. I am most proud of my ability to crossover from on-camera talent to being behind the scenes and doing the business and strategic side. I like to think that is what sets me apart in what is sometimes a very saturated business.
I also curate influencer events in Los Angeles called Digital Femmes with my partner TheGiftPick. We bring together women in the digital space to “geek out” and learn from each other all while sipping coffee and hanging.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood… there were so many! I would say our 2 days road trips once a year at Christmastime from Toronto to Miami. My dad would pack our Isuzu Trooper with our whole family (my dad, mom, and two older brothers) and we’d take the I-95.
I have vivid memories of sunsets in Kentucky, sleeping over in Tennessee at our halfway point and the weather slowly getting warmer as we got further south. I also remember our incredible playlist which consisted of James Taylor, REM, The Beatles and Carly Simon. I credit my eclectic taste in music to those car rides.
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- Website: www.samsomuch.com
- Phone: 323 687-1980
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gutstadt/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gutstadt/
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