Banner of Social Media Marketing World - San Diego. Presented by Social Media Examiner.

The largest gathering of social media pros, period!

You’ll rub shoulders with the world’s top social media authorities, book authors and practitioners from major brands when you attend Social Media Marketing World.

Speakers for 2015 have not been announced, but you can be assured they’ll be the best you’ve ever seen in one location. Here’s a partial list of presenters who joined us in 2014:

Chris Brogan: Chris is co-author of The Impact Equation. He is CEO of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company that helps you do the work you want to do, only better. Chris has consulted and spoken with companies like Google, Coca-Cola, Dell, GM, Microsoft, Pepsico, and many more. He lives in northern Massachusetts, and is 1/2 of the band D3one3, with Jacqueline Carly.

Mari Smith: Mari is a leading social media strategist and premier Facebook marketing expert. She is co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day and author of The New Relationship Marketing. Both Forbes and D&B Credibility named Mari one of the top 10 social media influencers, and Fast Company dubbed her the “Pied Piper of the Online World.” Through her consulting and training agency, Mari and her team work with companies of all sizes to help them turn social interactions into profitable brand loyalty.

Michael Hyatt: Michael is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. After spending over 30 years in the publishing industry, he now writes, speaks and consults full-time. His blog has more than 300,000 monthly visitors. Michael has appeared on more than 100 television shows, including several on ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN and has been on more than 1,000 syndicated and local radio shows.

Jay Baer: Jay is a hype-free social media and content strategist and speaker. He’s the author of Youtility, the innovative new book on content marketing, and his Convince & Convert blog is ranked as one of the world’s top marketing resources. He is president of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that works with major corporations like Nike, Caterpillar, and Maersk to accelerate their social and content strategies. A tequila aficionado and collector, Jay is also the host of the popular weekly Social Pros podcast.

Ted Rubin: Ted is a leading social marketing strategist, keynote speaker, brand evangelist, and is the acting CMO of Brand Innovators. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes ”Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013,” and number #2 on the Leadtail August 2013 list of “Top 25 People Most Mentioned by Digital Marketers.”

John Jantsch: John is the founder of Duct Tape Marketing and author of the books Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine. He has been called the “world’s most practical small business expert” for consistently delivering real-world, proven small business marketing ideas and strategies. He is a featured marketing contributor for American Express OPEN Forum and is regularly cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, CNN Money and Fast Company.

Michael Stelzner: Michael is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner (one of the world’s largest business blogs) and hosts the Social Media Marketing podcast. He also founded the parenting blog MyKidsAdventures.com. His books include Launch and Writing White Papers. He also authors the popular Social Media Marketing Industry Report (entering its sixth year of publication).

Amy Porterfield: Amy is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and a social media strategist. With 12+ years of marketing experience, Amy has worked with mega-brands like Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins, where she oversaw his content marketing team and managed online marketing campaigns. She currently teaches entrepreneurs and small businesses how to leverage social media to gain greater exposure, attract quality leads and turn their fans and followers into loyal customers.

Mark Schaefer: Mark is the author of The Tao of Twitter, Born to Blog, and Return on Influence, which was named “an essential book” of 2012 by the American Library Association. He is a marketing faculty member at Rutgers University and his blog {grow} is among the top marketing blogs in the world. He specializes in social media strategy/training and clients include both start-ups and global brands such as IBM, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, and the UK government.

Steve Farber: Steve is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. The author of several books, his first, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

Marcus Sheridan: With the help of incredible innovations through content marketing, Marcus Sheridan overcame the collapse of the housing market and became one of the largest swimming pool builders in the US and currently has the most visited swimming pool website in the world. This experience led Sheridan to start The Sales Lion, a blog and brand which, along with Sheridan’s passion-filled keynotes, has become synonymous with content marketing excellence.

Laura Fitton: Laura is inbound marketing evangelist for Hubspot, co-author of Twitter for Dummies and founder of Oneforty. Laura is credited with convincing Guy Kawasaki and thousands of tech execs that Twitter would have real business value. She founded the first Twitter for Business consultancy, Pistachio Consulting, in 2008 and has been speaking professionally about the business use of Twitter since 2007.

Brian Clark: Brian is founder of Copyblogger.com and CEO of Copyblogger Media, a serial entrepreneur, and a recovering attorney. Brian built three successful offline businesses using online marketing techniques before switching to a producer model that involves building, monetizing, and occasionally selling online media properties. With Copyblogger Media, Brian seeks to empower online writers and content producers to command attention, create engagement, and influence people as powerful players in the new media revolution.

Joel Comm: Joel is the author of Twitter Power 2.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time. A pioneer of the world wide web since 1995, Joel’s knack for spotting the next big thing has made him a leader in social media, online video, iPhone apps, software development, internet marketing, podcasting, content creation, authoring and more. An in-demand speaker, Joel captivates and equips audiences around the world with his unique strategies and entertaining format.

Lee Odden: Lee is the author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing. He is also the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, a marketing and PR agency providing digital strategy, social, search, and content marketing services to Fortune 1000 companies. He publishes the popular Online Marketing Blog and has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist for his expertise.

Joe Pulizzi: Joe is author of Epic Content Marketing and co-author of Managing Content Marketing. As a content marketing evangelist, he founded The Content Marketing Institute, which includes the leading magazine for content marketing, Chief Content Officer, as well as the premier content marketing event, Content Marketing World.

Cliff Ravenscraft: Cliff is the “Podcast Answer Man” and the producer of over 3,000 individual podcast episodes of 30 different shows. After 11 years as a successful insurance agent, Cliff moved into full-time podcasting where he produces, consults, coaches and connects with other podcasters. Cliff is also the founder of Generally Speaking Production Network (gspn.tv), the host of his various podcasts.

Pat Flynn: Pat is the founder of the Smart Passive Income Blog, a blog he created to share his success with online businesses after being laid off in 2008. His blog has grown dramatically, due in part to an extremely successful YouTube channel with nearly 1 million video views; a successful podcast which was at one point ranked the #3 overall business podcast on iTunes right behind Dave Ramsey and The Wall Street Journal; and a very honest, transparent, no-hype approach to everything he does online.

Simon Mainwaring: Simon is author of We First: How brands and consumers use social media to build a better world. An influential blogger and internationally renowned speaker, he is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on branding and social media. He has been featured in Advertising Age, Adweek, The Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, GOOD Magazine, Mashable, Contagious, Public Diplomacy, as well as appearing on the Business News Network, CBS, CBC, BNet and Harpo Radio.

Bryan Kramer: Bryan is an author of the recently released book There is No More B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human #H2H. Bryan is a Social Business Strategist and CEO of PureMatter where he’s led his  agency to consistent growth over the last 13 years earning a spot as one of Silicon Valley’s  fastest growing private companies by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Bryan is recognized as a leading social media influencer by Forbes, Huffington Post, Kred and LeadTail.

Steve Spangler: Steve, creator of scientific educational power-house Steve Spangler Science, earned his credentials as a teacher, author, toy designer, and Emmy award-winning television personality. Whether he’s whipping up a cool new science experiment for the Ellen DeGeneres Show, producing a new YouTube video, or designing a hands-on science lesson for kids, Steve is always seeking out new ways to create unforgettable learning experiences.

Andrea Vahl: Andrea is a social media coach, speaker and strategist and is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She uses her improv comedy skills to blog as an entertaining character named Grandma Mary, a social media edutainer.

Brian Carter: Brian is author of The Like Economy and LinkedIn For Business. He develops strategies and builds social marketing fan bases for companies of all sizes, including well-known entities such as Universal Studios, the U.S. Army, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. He has been quoted and profiled by Information Week, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Entrepreneur.

Gini Dietrich: Gini is co-author of Marketing In the Round and the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communication firm. She also is the founder of the professional development site for PR and marketing pros, Spin Sucks Pro. Her marketing blog, Spin Sucks, is a top-rated blog by Junta42, Cision and Social Media Examiner. Gini can also be found writing at Crain’s Chicago Business and in various PR and marketing blogs and publications.

Kim Garst: Kim is the co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a corporate branding and social media marketing consulting firm. She is the author of The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest. Recently named by Forbes as a Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Kim provides social media keynotes and in-depth training to entrepreneurs and corporations such as IBM and the Florida Keys Digital Marketing Conference.

Melanie Duncan: Melanie is a leading expert on how to use Pinterest for business. Using her unique system, she drives thousands of visitors and thousands of dollars in sales to her site each and every month from Pinterest. Melanie owns several successful online businesses that produce over 2 million dollars in annual revenue. Her businesses have been featured in New York Magazine and on top television shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s The Nate Berkus Show.

Neal Schaffer: Neal is author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing as well as the forthcoming Maximize Your Social published by John Wiley & Sons, Fall 2013. Forbes lists him as a Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer and AdAge lists his blog, Windmill Networking, as a top 100 global marketing blog. Neal provides social media strategy and consulting, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and a Grammy-award winning musician. He also teaches social media marketing at Rutgers University.

Larry Benet: Larry is known as “The Connector.” He is the president of the Speakers and Authors Networking Group (SANG), which is made up of some of the most prominent and influential speakers and authors in the world. He is considered a master relationship builder, a great connector of people, and has been referred to as “America’s Connection Expert.” He founded the Thought Leaders Mastermind Series and is the author of the Connection Mastery training system.

Martin Shervington: Martin is the author of The Art and Science of Google+ and a marketing consultant. He coaches individuals and consults businesses on marketing, Google Adwords, Google+, and applies 15 years of psychology training to the field of marketing and communication. Using a blend of psychology and humor, he is a popular speaker and writer on communication, having also written several books on communication and coaching.

Pam Moore: Pam is the CEO and founder of Marketing Nutz, a full service experiential social brand, conversion optimization and digital marketing agency. Pam is ranked by Forbes as a Top 10 (#5) Social Media Woman and Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer. She is an avid international keynote speaker, co-author of Social Media Relationship Age and has 15+ years’ experience helping entrepreneurs, small business leaders to Fortune 500 organizations build winning brands and integrated platforms that sustain business and life.

Viveka von Rosen: Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert.” CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and co-moderates LinkedInStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, the Miami Herald and of course, Social Media Examiner.

Ekaterina Walter: Ekaterina led strategic and marketing innovation for brands such as Intel and Accenture, and is currently a cofounder and CMO of Branderati. She is an international speaker and author of Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg and co-author of The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand.

Cynthia Sanchez: Cynthia is the CEO and founder of Oh So Pinteresting, a business that helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use Pinterest to its fullest potential. Prior to her venture in social media, she worked as a registered radiation oncology nurse. With her background in the medical field, she brings a holistic approach to social media planning and strategy. Cynthia has quickly become a highly sought-after writer, podcaster, coach and speaker. Her motto: Don’t just pin it, do it!

John Lee Dumas: John is the founder and host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a top ranked business podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. John has been featured in both TIME and Inc. Magazine, and is the founder of Podcasters’ Paradise; a community where Podcasters can create, grow, and monetize their podcast. EntrepreneurOnFire generates over 450,000 unique downloads a month with past guests such as Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Guy Kawasaki.

Dan Miller: Dan is the author of 48 Days To The Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. Over 130,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter, his 48 Days Podcast consistently ranks in the top 3 under Careers on iTunes, and the 48Days.net business community is viewed as an example around the world for those seeking to find – or create – work they love. Dan has been a guest on CBS’s The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Mathews, Moody MidDay Connection, and The Dave Ramsey Show.

Lewis Howes: Lewis is the host of the top-ranked lifestyle podcast, The School of Greatness, and the author of The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide and co-author of LinkedWorking. He is the co-founder of Inspired Marketing and founded the Sports Executives Association. He has hosted over 400 webinars, spoken to thousands at conferences and events, and educated career professionals and business owners around the world on the power of LinkedIn.

Ray Edwards: Ray is the author of several books, including the best-selling Writing Riches. He is also a direct response copywriter and has written copy for hundreds of different businesses in a wide variety of industries. Ray is known for writing copy that makes websites “obscenely profitable.” His client roster reads like a Who’s Who of the Internet Marketing World and includes Armand Morin, Mark Victor Hansen, Frank Kern, Alex Mandossian, Joel Comm, Stu McLaren, Jeff Walker, Brad Callen, Kirt Christensen and Jack Canfield.

Lou Mongello: Lou is a widely recognized Disney World author, expert, host and speaker. He is the host/producer of WDWRadio.com, (named Best Travel Podcast for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, author of the Disney World Trivia Books and the author/narrator of Audio Tours of Walt Disney World. He is the founder of the Dream Team Project, which sends children with life-threatening illnesses to Disney World. Lou also makes regular TV appearances and is a featured speaker who shares the magic of Disney and/or the power of social media.

Jason Miller: Jason is the senior content marketing manager at Linkedin. Previously he was the senior manager of social media strategy at Marketo and spent ten years at Sony developing and executing marketing campaigns around the biggest names in music. When he is not building campaigns, creating remarkable content, and tracking the ROI of social, he is winning awards as a concert photographer, singing 80′s metal Karaoke, and winning at Seinfeld trivia.

Todd Wheatland: Todd is the vice president for marketing and thought leadership for Kelly Services and heads global marketing for KellyOCG. He is also the author of the new book The Marketer’s Guide to SlideShare, co-author of The New Rules of Recruiting and the editor of The Talent Project. With 15 years experience in the human resources and workforce consulting space, Todd is a highly sought-after speaker in marketing, social media and HR.

Gideon Shalwick: Gideon is the author of several popular books including Millionaire Drop-Out Secrets, Truckloads of Leads and Roadmap to Become a Blogger. He specializes in online video marketing and his new book, Rapid Video Blogging, has already been downloaded over 43,000 times and has become the standard for video blogging as a marketing tool. Currently Gideon runs two businesses…one helps people grow their businesses using video content marketing, and the other offers powerful tools and resources to help video content creators create more effective videos.

James Wedmore: James is the author of The YouTube Marketing Book, and founder of the 6,000 member-strong Video Traffic Academy. James launched his first online business in 2008 with an Online Bartending School. Using his education from film school, James was able to drive traffic, sell enrollments and teach his content using one simple tool: video. Today, James teaches the importance of online video to small business owners through the power of strategy and execution.

Jamie Turner: Jamie is the CEO of 60 Second Marketer, a Top 10 Social Media Blog according to Social Media Examiner. His books include How to Make Money with Social Media and Go Mobile. Jamie is a regular guest on CNN and HLN on the topic of digital marketing, has been profiled in the world’s best-selling marketing textbook and is an in-demand keynote speaker at events, trade shows and corporations around the globe.

Nichole Kelly: Nichole is author of How to Measure Social Media: A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing and Assessing Social Media ROI. She is also president of SME Digital, a division of Social Media Explorer. In her consulting work, Nichole has worked with major brands such as the Sherwin-Williams Company, the Federal Reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank and Johns Hopkins University. She has provided insight and training for the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, Forrester Research, MarketingProfs, Radian6 and HootSuite.

Dennis Yu: Dennis is CEO of BlitzMetrics.com, a company that offers clients top-notch analytics on all major social networks. Dennis specializes in Facebook marketing and advertising and has made his mark helping companies maximize online leads and revenue. He has helped brands grow and measure their social presence, and preaches the importance of social analytics and data’s role in getting the most from campaigns.

Jeff Gibb:  Jeff is a strategic account executive at Simply Measured where he works alongside the world’s largest brands and agencies. After starting his career as a marketing analyst, Jeff now spends his time helping top companies put social data to work. Through viewing hundreds of social analytics reports every month, Jeff knows what it takes to compete at the highest level across social channels in competitive markets.

Paul Colligan: Paul is education czar for Traffic Geyser Inc. and CEO of Colligan.com. His work can be seen/heard/read in web shows that include eMarketingVids, books that include YouTube Strategies and publications online and off as varied as The Huffington Post and The Net Effect. He has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful web and Internet marketing strategies that have seen tens of millions of visitors and dollars in revenue. Previous projects have included work with Rubicon International, Microsoft, and Pearson Education.

Jeff Rohrs: Jeff is the author of Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers and co-authors the award-winning SUBSCRIBERS, FANS & FOLLOWERS—an ongoing examination of how today’s consumers interact with brands through email, mobile, and social channels. Jeff also leads the Marketing Insights Team at ExactTarget where he oversees a team responsible for ExactTarget’s thought leadership, content marketing, and social media efforts. Jeff also co-hosts The Social Pros Podcast with Jay Baer.

Jehan Hamedi: Jehan is Senior Manager, Strategic Market Development for Crimson Hexagon where he iis responsible for developing the value propositions, vertical go-to-market strategies, and tailored messaging for each of the company’s domestic and international sales markets. In his role, Hamedi collaborates with sales, marketing, editorial, client services, and strategic partnership teams on a daily basis. As an industry thought leader, Jehan regularly shares his expertise on social intelligence and data-driven decision-making at industry conferences and in the academic world.

Ric Dragon: Ric is the author of Social Marketology and DragonSearch Online Marketing Manual. He has more than 16 years of experience in online marketing and software development. Ric is co-founder of the software and web development company Oxclove Workshop, where he was instrumental in business process analysis, information architecture and process improvement. He is also the co-founder and CEO of DragonSearch, where he has led social media strategy for Steuben, the Grammy Foundation, Raritan and other organizations.

Andy Crestodina: Andy is a co-founder of Orbit Media, an award winning, 35-person web design company in Chicago. Over the past 13 years, Andy has provided web strategy and marketing advice to more than 1000 businesses. Andy teaches marketing. He’s written hundreds of articles on topics like Analytics, content strategy, email marketing, search optimization and social media. He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.

Rustin Banks: Rustin is co-founder and CEO of TapInfluence, the industry’s best-selling software for automating the creation, management and measurement of social content marketing. Banks has an MS in Electrical Engineering and left his position in Aerospace to start TapInfluence in 2009. Banks is a contributing author to Wired, Tech Cocktail, Entrepreneur.com and has been named by Forbes as one of the top Ten Leaders Changing Content Marketing.

Jesse Stay: Jesse is author of multiple books, including Google+ Marketing for Dummies, Google+ for Dummies, Facebook Application Development for Dummies, and I’m on Facebook—Now What???. He’s a speaker, author, blogger and entrepreneur who writes and consults on the topics of social media and new media architecture, bridging the gap between technical and social for both marketers and developers.

Donna Moritz: Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted. As a visual social media strategist, she helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media strategies to get more reach, referrals and results in their business. She is a contributor to Entrepreneur online, Social Media Examiner, Social Fresh and Amy Porterfield Inc. and has been featured in Forbes, NBC and Yahoo!. Donna’s infographics have been published on some of the world’s top websites and her creative approach to marketing earned her a listing in Australia’s Top 100 Cool Company Awards in 2013 by Anthill Online.

Douglas Karr: Douglas is the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies and founder of The Marketing Technology Blog. He is president and CEO of DK New Media, an online marketing company specializing in inbound marketing leveraging social media, blogging, search engine optimization, pay per click and public relations. Their clients include Angie’s List, Mindjet, Webtrends, ChaCha and many more.

Tim McDonald: Tim is the director of community for The Huffington Post, where he launched the community and continued to manage it’s growth both offline and online. In addition, he has started My Community Manager, a space where he brings his knowledge and those in the community to share knowledge and experience spanning live chats via Google Hangouts, blog posts and events. He instigates the engagement and conversation, turning students into teachers and teachers into students. A skillful conversationalist, Tim encourages new ideas and navigating solid relationships.

Erik Fisher: Erik is host of the podcast Beyond The To Do List where he talks about perspectives on personal productivity. Erik recently co-authored his first book, Ready Aim Fire! – A Practical Guide to Making and Achieving Goals. He also serves as the social media correspondent for Podcast Answer Man.

Greg Hickman: Greg is the founder and host of Mobile Mixed, the mobile marketing manager for Cabela’s and a mobile marketing consultant. As an early adopter of mobile marketing, he developed marketing programs for Sony, AT&T, EA, the New York Jets and many small businesses. Through his popular podcast and blog, Greg shares no-hype mobile marketing strategies, actionable tips and tools to help businesses use mobile to generate leads and sales.

Aaron Kahlow: Aaron is the CEO of Online Marketing Connect and serves as chairman and founder of the Online Marketing Summit and its related educational arm, the Online Marketing Institute. Aaron’s best-practice ideas are frequently seen in his columns for ClickZ, MarketingProfs, Online Strategies Magazine, Electronic Retailer, iMediaConnection, BtoBOnline, MarketingSherpa, SearchEngineWatch, American Business Media.

Lynette Young: Lynette is the founder of Purple Stripe Productions. She works with brand agencies, in-house staff and career-minded professionals to develop and deploy strategic initiatives to gain exposure, attract talent, grow business and reach customers using the social web. She’s the author of Google+ for Small Businesses and has over 1.5 million followers on Google+. Lynette strives to illustrate the unique and powerful voice women have online and work with companies that want to reach them.

Brandee Sweesy: Brandee is the founder and owner of Brandee Sweesy International where she helps entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, online thought leaders and businesses to engage, ignite and expand their audiences with all forms of live video. She has been dubbed the Google+ “Hangout Marketing Expert” by some of the leading names in the industry. Her passion for marketing, branding, strategy and engagement has led her to help people with live video and Google.

Jon Loomer: Jon is a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker and strategist. He became an early user of Facebook for business purposes while working for the National Basketball Association in 2007. Jon launched Jon Loomer Digital in late 2011, and in little more than a year established JonLoomer.com as well as his Facebook Page as go-to resources for Facebook marketing research, guides and tutorials.

Alex Houg: Alex Houg is vice president of optimization at BlitzMetrics. He has been working as an internet marketer since age 14. His expertise includes Facebook advertising, social analytics, content marketing, and search engine optimization. His passion is to teach and share. Alex is a frequent contributor on Inside Facebook, BlitzMetrics, and FBPPC. Clients he has worked on include the Golden State Warriors, Infusionsoft, Adidas, Miva Merchant, and Jack Daniels.

Stan Smith: Stan is the founder of Pushing Social and co-author of Born to Blog. Social Media Examiner named Pushing Social one of the top 10 social media blogs and Stan is a frequent guest writer on Copyblogger, {Grow}, Problogger and other popular content marketing sites. Through Pushing Social, Stan creates innovative high performing social marketing programs for high growth companies.

Stephanie Sammons: Stephanie is the founder of Wired Advisor, a digital business strategy company specializing in the financial and professional services industries. She is also the voice behind Build Online Influence, a blog covering digital business strategy for professionals and writes for Social Media Examiner on the topic of LinkedIn. Stephanie spent more than 15 years in corporate leadership and marketing roles for Merrill Lynch and UBS prior to launching her own firm in 2010.

Tom Martin: Tom is the founder of Converse Digital, a company offering digital strategy, painless prospecting, and social selling techniques to companies looking to grow their business. He is also the author of the The Invisible Sale, a guide offering techniques Martin has refined over 20 years…techniques he’s used to drive consistent double-digit growth in his own company, without doing any cold-calling or paid advertising. Martin boils complex ideas and approaches down to simple, straightforward, and understandable language — and actionable solutions.

Matt Clark:  Matt is the founder of TweetPages.com, a family-owned and operated design business specializing in social media branding for launching entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and established companies.  He also owns and operates Image Designs where he uses his creativity to provide a consistent brand identity to organizations, businesses and churches. As a dynamic speaker, Matt brings great energy and life to all of his presentations.

Jill Konrath: Jill is the author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies. As an internationally recognized expert, she’s a frequent speaker at sales kick-off meetings. Over 100,000 sellers read her weekly newsletter and her LinkedIn group is a popular destination for business-to-business salespeople. Jill’s clients include IBM, Microsoft, Hilton, Accenture and numerous growing companies. She’s been featured in ABC, FOX, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur & Inc.

Jill Rowley: Jill is former evangelist for social selling and social business on Oracle’s Global Sales Enablement team. Her mission is to enable sales professionals on the Why, What, and How of social selling. Jill spent over 10 years building the marketing automation space with Eloqua and was a top performer – closing over $30 million in revenue. She won the 2011 Eloqua Employee of the Year Award and the 2013 Stevie award for Sales Rep of the Year.

Ian Cleary: Ian is the founder of RazorSocial, the world’s leading site for getting unbiased advice on social media tools and technology. Ian speaks internationally on social media, writes for some of the leading social media blogs in the world and is often quoted in media such as The New York Times. As an award-winning tech blogger, Ian has also been published on The Huffington Post, Marketing Profs and writes regularly as the social media tools guy for Social Media Examiner.

Denise Wakeman: Denise is an online marketing and visibility expert and founder of The Blog Squad™. She writes regularly for several marketing blogs, and frequently speaks at conferences and workshops about business blogging and how to gain expert status through social marketing. She is also a contributing author on business blogging in Success Secrets of Social Media Superstars, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Newsday, Canada’s National Post, Fast Company online, as well as many publications.

Laura Mansfield: Laura is the CEO and co-founder of Pagatim, a Portland based creative storytelling agency that develops viral and engaging audio casts and podcasts. She co-hosts Parenting Unplugged Radio, a podcast that supports individuals in becoming more educated, self-aware and conscious parents. With an award winning background in broadcast journalism, documentary filmmaking, non-profit management and social entrepreneurship, Laura uses her extraordinary ability to connect with people and capture their story like no other.

Justin Levy: Justin heads up social media at Citrix Online, where he is a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, as well as being the editor-in-chief of Workshifting.com. He is also the author of Facebook Marketing: Designing Your Next Marketing Campaign. Prior to joining Citrix Online, Justin was an executive director at New Marketing Labs, a social media and digital communications agency. Justin worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 brands to small-to-medium sized businesses including: SAS, Sony, PepsiCo and Microsoft.

Nick Robinson: Nick is a social media channel manager at SAP and author of StumbleUpon for Dummies. Nick is a technology enthusiast, former entrepreneur, and social media practitioner. He’s owned several businesses ranging from event planning to inbound marketing services, and has been involved with online marketing since the early 2000′s.

Rick Mulready: Rick is the creator of The Inside Social Media Podcast, a podcast that discusses how the most successful brands use social media and how small businesses can model their social marketing strategies with little to no budget. He has been in the corporate Internet marketing space for 10+ years and has worked for AOL, Yahoo!, Funny Or Die and Vibrant Media. Rick is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur online and author of the popular free guide Top 5 Big Brand Social Media Secrets.

Zena Weist: Zena is the director of strategy at Level 5, a digital customer experience consulting firm. She is an integrated media strategist with over 20 years of executive leadership in online marketing on both the agency and brand side, providing digital communications and social media strategic counsel across a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies. Zena has led award-winning interactive teams at Edelman, H&R Block, Sprint, Hallmark and Embarq.

Syed Balkhi: Syed is the founder of WPBeginner (the largest free WordPress resource site) and List25, a fairly large entertainment site with over 500,000 subscribers and 65 Million video views. Syed’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Small Business, Wired, Mashable, and countless other well-reputed online magazines. Syed has worked with some of the largest brands in the industry including but not limited to WarnerBros, Webs, Mercer, and more.

Sue B. Zimmerman: Sue is a successful entrepreneur, and social media and online branding expert. She is the founder of both Insta-Results™, and #RockItAtRetail programs. This passionate entrepreneur is also the author of the e-book Instagram Basics for your Business, a guide on Instagram and its uses for business owners and is the self-proclaimed “Instagram gal.” Sue started her first business at the age of 13, and has created sixteen more since then, including the wildly popular Boxer Rebellion and Suebdo.

Michael Crosson: Michael is founder of the fourth-largest LinkedIn group, the “Social Media Marketing” group, with over 450,000 members. He is also founder and publisher of SocialMediopolis. Mike’s extensive experience includes positions in sales management and business development in both private and public B2B and consumer markets. He was on the executive team that took MapQuest public and co-founded the International Webcasting Association of Europe.

Umang Shah: Umang is the director of social strategy for Walmart, where he is responsible for leveraging social technologies to help protect, manage, and improve the company’s reputation. He has focused on a data-driven approach to develop strategies to tell Walmart’s story in a more compelling and relevant way. Prior to this, he led Social Media efforts for Microsoft, focused on small and medium businesses. Umang has had a diverse technology-driven marketing career, including launching innovative digital and customer marketing programs for Xerox, BEA Systems, and VMware and founding Cubed Consulting, which provided integrated marketing services to startups and emerging businesses.

Connie Bensen: Connie leads Global Community Strategy at Dell. She is a leading Community Strategist and her definition for the Community Manager role is linked from Wikipedia and has been translated into multiple languages. She authored a series of ten white papers on the ROI of Social Media. Her blog has been recognized by Forbes.com as one of the top 20 best marketing and social media blogs by women.

Jessica Gioglio: Jessica is the public relations and social media manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. In this role, Jessica works with a cross-functional team to manage Dunkin’ Donuts’ social media strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Vine and YouTube. From producing highly engaging content, to tweeting fans as ^JG, and launching the company’s first-ever blog, “Behind the Beans,” Jessica enjoys celebrating DD fans and giving them a front row seat to what’s brewing at Dunkin’ Donuts. Jessica is also the co-author of the forthcoming book The Power of Visual Storytelling.

Peter Stringer: Peter is senior director, digital media for the Boston Celtics where he is responsible for crafting the team’s strategy for digital, social, mobile and video content platforms. He launched and cultivated the Celtics’ digital and social media channels, building an audience of over 7.1 million “Likes” on Facebook (currently the fourth-largest audience among North American professional sports teams) and over 1 million followers on Twitter. A life-long Celtics fan, Peter regularly serves as an expert panelist and presenter at digital marketing conferences around the world.

Susan Beebe: Susan is manager, social media & online communities at Tyson Foods where she manages @TysonFoods corporate reputation, community development, content strategy, community engagement, enterprise account management/governance and employee training. Prior to Tyson, Susan served in global social media management at Dell as their first “chief listener” while developing Dell’s now famous Social Media Listening Command Center. As an UCLA law grad and certified engineer, Susan brings strong intellectual curiosity and technical savvy to the ever changing social media landscape.

Dave Peck: Dave is head of social media for PayPal. An early champion of the power of social media, Dave has been active in online communities for more than a decade. The author of the book Think Before You Engage: 100 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Social Media Marketing Campaign, Dave has helped build online communities and develop social media strategy for Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, The Grammys, NPR, and many others. As PayPal’s head of social media, he is focused on defining the company’s voice in social media and creating stronger connections to customers through online communities.

Cory Edwards: Cory Edwards is head of Adobe’s Social Business Center of Excellence.  He is responsible for integrating social media into the way Adobe does business. He and his team consult with and train departments across Adobe to define and measure their social strategies. Prior to Adobe, Cory was director of social media at Dell. He is also an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Jessica Jensen: Jessica is the Director of Marketing & Social Media for Qualcomm where she leads the global social media strategy. Prior to working at Qualcomm, she owned the global social marketing strategy and execution for Microsoft Windows across 56 subsidiaries around the world. Additionally, Jessica has held roles in digital marketing and brand management for Adidas and Nestle. And she likes the sun.

Sonia Farace: Sonia is a Business Planning Manager at Sony Electronics where she develops and executes strategic projects for Customer Service in the Latin America region. She effectively launched a Twitter channel for Sony Brazil dedicated to addressing technical support issues for customers. Sonia is advisor for the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) an organization focused on promoting the use of the Internet as a business tool to help Hispanic businesses to become more competitive.

Scott Gulbransen: Scott is the Vice President of Global Communications & Digital Marketing at enterprise mobility powerhouse DSI. He’s the former director of social at H&R Block and is a veteran of 14 tax seasons. He was named one of the top #100 employees for 2012, and Scott helped create the social media platforms at both Applebee’s and TurboTax. He also writes for Forbes.com, Technorati.com and ranked #21 in the list of “Top 50 Daddy Bloggers” in the USA by Cision.

Lewis Bertolucci: Lewis leads Humana’s Enterprise Social Media team as social strategist and digital marketing manager. Lewis is responsible for building a scalable social media program across the Enterprise from the ground up. He is the founder of LimeWedge.net, an online lifestyle magazine featuring the latest in entertainment for today’s trendsetters. Lewis is also founder of Discover-Louisville.com, My-Quotes.net and LewisBertolucci.com.

Nikki Newman: Nikki is the social media community moderator for Whole Foods Market. She manages a team of social moderators that oversee the engagement and customer service for the national social media channels while providing support for the 600+ metro and local accounts.

David Blundell: David is global social media manager for the British Council and before that was was their communications manager in Spain for 10 years. He’s had great success and buy-in with “Team Social,” a dedicated group of social media savvies from within the British Council. Team Social is the heartbeat of the organization’s social media, working on project areas and issues in an effort to incorporate the latest thinking and best practice.

Joel Price: Joel is the senior manager of digital content for the San Diego Chargers, where he drives the strategy and execution of social innovation. He is responsible for creating social initiatives that align with the Chargers brand objectives. Price’s dedication to maintaining the delicate balance of being a marketer and a fan is what has helped grow team’s social footprint in the millions across the organization’s social channels. Price has more than a decade of experience in online marketing and web development. When he is not building a campaign to connect the team with its fans, he is an avid cyclist who enjoys San Diego’s rider-friendly climate.

Dan Gingiss: Dan is the head of digital customer experience and social media at Discover. In this role, he oversees the design and development of the company’s flagship website, Discover.com; manages the customer experience and VOC across all digital channels; and leads the company’s social media strategy and execution. Previously, he held director roles in Rewards, Cardmember Acquisition, Products & Benefits, and Diners Club International.

Martin Jones: Martin is a marketing manager with the corporate Cox Communications social media team where he leads the social and content marketing strategy for Cox Business. He is also the editor of CoxBLUE.com and is a featured contributor on several business and marketing websites. He is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of social media and content marketing and was recently named one of the top 50 content marketers on Twitter by eContent Magazine.

Michelle Lapierre: Michelle is the senior director of customer experience and social media for Marriott Rewards, voted best hospitality loyalty program with 45 million members worldwide. She sets the strategic direction for Marriott Rewards social media channels to drive program acquisition, engagement, trust, preference and loyalty. Contributing to the enterprise overall, Michelle is also a member of Marriott’s Social Media Center of Excellence, whose charter is to inform corporate strategies on social channel activities and investments worldwide.

Vanessa Sain-Dieguez: Vanessa is the director of social media planning and integration at Hilton Worldwide. She is responsible for guiding the evolution of Hilton Worldwide to become a social business and promoting integration of social strategies across the enterprise. Notable projects include leading the global Twitter program @HiltonSuggests which offers recommendations on what to do, see, eat, or experience in some of the best destinations around the world.

Justin Gardner: Justin is a social media manager for AMC Theaters where he offers guests more ways to engage in conversations about AMC, movies and the moviegoing experience. He manages a team of bloggers who cover red carpet events, junkets and create original content for AMC’s movie news blog, including the IAWTV award-winning news show AMC Movie Talk, which streams live on their YouTube channel every Monday – Friday starting at 11AM PST.

Lauren Vargas: Lauren is community strategy director at Aetna and a well-known community management blogger and speaker who has developed an expertise in integrating social media tools into marketing and business strategy. She is a multi-faceted communications professional with experience in internal and external corporate communications, governmental affairs and community relations. As a professional and former adjunct university professor, she assists companies and second-career students engage with the communities they serve by fostering authentic relationships built on trust through conversations and participatory media.

Anna Lingeris: Anna is senior manager of brand PR and consumer engagement for The Hershey Company. She manages Hershey’s social strategy implementation and is responsible for the social media and consumer engagement campaigns for the entire company portfolio of iconic brands including, Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and more. Anna was named one of PRWeek‘s 40 Under 40 and PR News‘ 15-to-Watch and her leadership has led to industry awards and The Hershey Company CMO Award for her role in launching Reese’s Minis.

Eric T. Tung: Eric is a social media manager and trainer at BMC Software within Global Communications, responsible for all event and product launch social strategy and execution. Eric was recognized as having the most influential social media network in the world, and is ranked among the top 5% of social media consultants. Prior to BMC, Eric worked with companies including Apple, Dell, and Newell Rubbermaid. As an early adopter of social, Eric is a speaker and regular guest blogger for Salesforce, The Business Journals, Social Media Explorer and others.

Marielle Covington: Marielle is a marketing manager with Autodesk, overseeing the social media strategies for the AutoCAD family of products. In this role, she is also responsible for helping to educate her colleagues on best practices surrounding leveraging the social web for marketing initiatives. Previously she spent five years managing digital media and new business marketing efforts for Allison & Partners. A graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Marielle also worked for the NBC Today Show.

Michael Delgado: Mike is a community shepherd, digital marketer, and educator. He serves as the social media community manager for Experian, North America and teaches social media strategy courses at the University of California Irvine Extension. He writes for Social Media Examiner and blogs about how businesses can leverage social media at Circled.us. He is also the host of a weekly #CreditChat and #MarketingChat on Twitter.

Aaron Carrera: Aaron is social media manager at Grind Media, where he leads the group’s social media strategies and development team for both print sources– including SURFER, SURFING, Powder, and TransWorld Snowboarding and digital media such as Yahoo!’s source for action sports news, GrindTV. Aaron was the first-ever social media editor at SURFER, a magazine that for over 50 year has embodied excellence in both print and digital media.

Jadah Sellner: Jadah is a community-building strategist, and the marketing visionary and co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. Within 14 months of launching, Jadah grew her community from 0 to 195,000 subscribers, reaching over 7 million page views, 260,000 Instagram followers, and 150,000 Facebook fans with The 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. She helps creative entrepreneurs rethink the future of their business with intentional community engagement. Jadah is fueled by green smoothies and inspired by her daughter Zoe.

John Hancock: John is the president of Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington, an organization that partners with schools and businesses to improve student knowledge in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. His organization created The Money JAR in 2012, a podcast that addresses topics related to kids, families and money. John holds a BA in Political Science from Whitman College and an MA in Public Affairs from Indiana University – Indianapolis.

Becky Carroll: Becky is director of social media and customer impact consulting at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) . She is also the author of The Hidden Power of Your Customers, a social media contributor for NBC San Diego and a marketing lecturer at UC-San Diego. Becky authors the blog Customers Rock!, listed #2 in the Top 20 customer service blogs, and was recently selected as one of the Top 25 CRM Influencers You Should Be Following by Zoho.

Michael Bepko: Michael is the global online community manager for Whole Foods Market and is the sole employee responsible for managing the WholeFoods Pinterest account—which entails monitoring, publishing, engaging with and responding to a follower base of over 130,000 people. His dedication to maintaining the perfect combination of being a marketer, PR pro, psychologist and community member is what has helped him grow Whole Foods Market’s social footprint to upwards of 6 million across the organization’s 600+ local Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts—and most recently Pinterest.

Matt Gentile: Matt is the global director of social media for Century 21 Real Estate, where he has focused on developing best practices and a Center of Excellence for social media marketing within the brand. Under his direction, CENTURY 21® Marketing has been recognized with multiple awards including a Gold Stevie Award for its SimCity Social Facebook activation and the No. 7 spot by Ad Age Creativity Best of 2013 for its Breaking Bad real-time interactive marketing campaign. Matt also blogs about social media marketing solutions for business on his own blog “The Social Guy.”

Christine Morrison: Christine drives the end-to-end social strategy for Intuit TurboTax, a 1.5 billion dollar business. In her role, she sets both the long and short-term strategies for how to partner with customers to get great business outcomes. Morrison’s innovative campaigns and product features create incremental revenue in the multi-million dollar range each year while creating customer delight and delivering on Intuit’s brand promise to customers. As a pioneer in the field, she’s been a frequent speaker on the “social” circuit and is a WOMMA board member.

Seymour Segnit: Seymour, a teacher of Neuro-Associative Conditioning, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® and The New Biology, is the founder of Change That’s Right Now. CTRN is a program that helps people eliminate the most debilitating fears & phobias by bringing together the best technologies in the field and making them widely available and affordable. He has appeared on CNN, NBC’s Rick Sanchez Show and One on One with Steve Adubato and is launching a new product called “thingCHARGER.”

Charlie Kautz: Charlie has worked in global marketing and corporate communications at TaylorMade-adidas Golf for the better part of the last seven years and his primary responsibilities surround content development and management in emerging and social media for the TaylorMade Golf brand. In a pilot, parallel role as the organization’s “PGA Tour Correspondent,” he traveled 75+ weeks in 2012-13 capturing, developing and publishing content from golf’s professional Tours and major championships on our brand channels and a twitter account (@CharlieTour) created to document his personal experience.

Megan McWilliams: Megan is the founder and host of the Green Divas radio show. The popular weekly show offers listeners information on green or sustainable living from a guilt-free, low-stress perspective. Megan is also an author, screenwriter, TV/radio/interactive content producer, blogger, product/book/restaurant/film/anything reviewer, humorist, and recovering ex-publisher. She has been living, writing and getting the word out about low-stress, sustainable living to a broad and diverse audience for over 22 years.

Jenny Hadden: Jenny is the marketing manager at TeamSnap, the mobile and web application used to help coaches and managers organize sports teams for 5 million users around the world. She was formerly a founding member and director of communication for VI Scholars, an education program for high school youth in the Virgin Islands that develops future leaders to create positive change within their community. Jenny graduated as a four-time Academic All-American with a BA in Communication and MA in Online Media Studies from Stanford University.

Matt Steele: Matt manages the social media for San Diego Zoo Global, which includes the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. He has helped to establish the growing non-profit as a world leader and trend setter in the field. Prior to working at the zoo, Matthew spearheaded Stone Brewing Company’s foray into social media, designing their goals and strategies from the ground up and establishing their place on the cutting edge of social marketing.

Azure Collier: Azure is a social media education development specialist on Constant Contact’s content team, where she creates and presents webinar and seminar content, writes blog posts, and develops social media content to help small businesses and nonprofits market smarter and achieve success. Prior to Constant Contact, Azure was a social media community manager in higher education, and worked as a reporter in the Midwest.

Track Leaders

Tim Washer: Tim developed his core competency in nonsense by studying improv under Amy Poehler and contributing to SNL, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Onion Sports Network. Considered a leading authority in the ridiculous, Tim used humor to help launch IBM’s Smarter Planet YouTube campaign. In his current role at Cisco, he produced The Network Effect documentary, recognized this year as an Official Webby Honoree.

Jeff Korhan: Jeff is the author of Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business. Jeff is also a syndicated publisher, and regular content contributor to leading business publications and websites. His New Media and Small Business Marketing site ranks among the top 100 small business blogs in the world. Jeff applies his practical experience and proven methods for helping small businesses build a social marketing channel for a connected economy.

Rich Brooks: Rich is president of flyte new media, a web design and Internet marketing company. He’s the founder of The Marketing Agents—a blog, podcast and YouTube channel—which provides free advice to small business owners and marketers. He is also an expert blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor to Social Media Examiner.

Melonie Dodaro: Melonie is the founder and CEO of the award winning, Top Dog Social Media, where she helps business owners and professionals master the world of social media marketing. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert and social media strategist, she’s also a regular contributor to several social media and business magazines and the author of the upcoming The LinkedIn Code.

Laura Rubinstein: Laura is co-founder of Social Buzz Club, a content amplification network. As an award winning social media and marketing strategist she has optimized marketing plans for over 1,000 small businesses and is the author of Appreciation Marketing Strategies.

Jon Wuebben: Jon is the CEO of Content Launch, a web content marketing agency that handles content development and content strategy for hundreds of companies, digital agencies and web designers. His book, Content is Currency: Developing Powerful Content for Web & Mobile is the definitive standard for the content marketing industry. He is also the founder of Urban Entrepreneurs, a non-profit that helps underprivileged inner city men and women start successful businesses.

Melonie Gallegos: Melonie is the chief social strategist at Fandom Marketing, where she works with brands to integrate social media to their business and connect with customers online. During her 13+ year career she has led digital strategy in top- tier agencies serving client s like WD-40 and Bumble Bee Foods. She is the President of Social Media Club San Diego where she advocates best practices and publishes a popular marketing blog BrandsWithFansBlog.com.

Tyler Anderson: Tyler is a social media marketing entrepreneur and host of the Social Media Social Hour Podcast. He is the founder and CEO of Casual Fridays, a social media marketing agency and co-founder of Scoreboard Social, a simplified social media reporting and competitive analytics tool. Tyler also is the host/organizer of Social Media Day San Diego, one of the top social media day events worldwide. He blogs at tylerjanderson.com.

Travis Campbell: Travis is founder of MarketingProfessor.com where he provides hype free advice on products and strategies for today’s digital marketer. With 15+ years digital marketing experience and a track record of success converting traffic to paying customers, he is a natural at discovering new ways to use tech to connect and convert, while operating at the “speed of startup.” A data driven marketer, Travis is passionate about helping companies apply technology to solve customer acquisition and retention challenges

Networking Ambassadors

Jillian Vorce: Jillian is a consummate networker who helps business professionals harness the power of relationship networking. By focusing on building genuine and strategic relationships over the past decade, she has built a vast and diverse global network of friends and business associates. Seeing the world through the “lens of connectivity and relationships,” she is a sought-after keynote speaker and consults with organizations and individuals who want to strengthen their relationships with key stakeholders to increase their effectiveness.

Rob Marlbrough: Rob, aka “DowntownRob,” is the co-founder and director of social technology for Fandom Marketing and creator of the Minglestream Tweet-wall. He also started Web Wizards in 1997, now a leading WordPress service provider. Rob is perhaps best known for throwing awesome social media powered events and as the semi -official ambassador for downtown San Diego. His prior career in IT management was most recently with Nik Software (recently acquired by Google for Google+), creators of Apple’s 2011 iPad App of the Year, Snapseed.

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