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.

Here’s a partial list of presenters who spoke at Social Media Marketing World 2015 – 2016 Speakers to be Announced Soon:

Mari Smith: Mari is a leading social media strategist, widely recognized for her Facebook marketing expertise. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. 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.” As a speaker and consultant with over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and internet technology, she helps corporations and entrepreneurs optimize their social presence online.

Guy Kawasaki: Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly advisor to the CEO of Motorola and chief evangelist of Apple. Guy has written thirteen books including The Art of Social Media, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, and Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

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.

Mark Schaefer: Mark is a globally-recognized blogger, speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for nearly 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He specializes in social media training and clients include both start-ups and global brands such as IBM, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas, and the UK government. Mark is the author of four best-selling marketing books, Return On InfluenceBorn to BlogSocial Media Explained, and The Tao of Twitter, the best-selling book on Twitter in the world.

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

John DiJulius: John is an International consultant and best-selling author of Secret ServiceWhat’s The Secret and The Customer Service Revolution. He is a successful entrepreneur of two businesses: John Robert’s Spa, a chain named one of the top 20 salons in America, and The DiJulius Group, a consulting firm focused on changing the world by creating a customer service revolution. He works with world class companies like The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotel, and many more.

Christopher Penn: Christopher is the Vice President of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications, a public relations firm, as well as the co-founder of PodCamp New Media Community Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast. He is an adjunct professor of Internet marketing and the lead subject matter expert and professor of Advanced Social Media at the University of San Francisco. He’s also the co-author of Marketing Blue Belt: From Data Zero to Marketing Hero.

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.

Ann Handley: Ann is the author of the book Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling Content Rules. Cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in social media and recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the top 20 women bloggers, she is chief content officer of MarketingProfs; a columnist for Entrepreneur magazine; a LinkedIn Influencer; a keynote speaker, mom, and writer.

Michael Hyatt: Michael Hyatt 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 1000 syndicated and local radio shows.

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.

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 founder of 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 (, the host of his various podcasts.

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.

Mitch Joel: Mitch is President of Mirum (formerly Twist Image) – a global digital marketing agency with over 2000 employees. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast, is a business and marketing bestseller. His second book, CTRL ALT Delete, was named one of the best business books of 2013 by He is frequently called upon to be a subject matter expert for Fast Company, Marketing Magazine, and Strategy and is a regular columnist for the Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

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.”

Paul Rand: Paul is the founder, president and CEO of Zócalo Group, Omnicom Group’s leading digital, social and word of mouth marketing agency. He is the author of Highly Recommended: Harnessing the Power of Word of Mouth and Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Business. Paul is also the past president of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association and is a leader of the Dean’s Advisory Board for DePaul University’s Graduate School of Business.

Chalene Johnson: Chalene is the CEO of business and lifestyle coaching company Team Johnson where she has taught her personal and business development systems to hundreds of thousands of people. She is the best-selling author of Push and is the first female to host two #1 infomercials. Chalene has sold over 10 million DVDs and has sold several multimillion-dollar fitness and lifestyle companies.

Darren Rowse: Darren is the coauthor of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income, a practical guide to creating and marketing a profitable blog. He is also the founder of, and which are read by close to 5 million visitors per month. With 3500 articles, tips, tutorials and case studies, Darren’s ProBlogger site has become a pivotal resource site for all things blogging.

Joel Comm: Joel is the co-author of Twitter Power 3.0: 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.

Kim Garst: Kim is author of the forthcoming new book Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media, as well as The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest. Kim is a marketing strategist, speaker and the co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a social “selling” consultancy agency that works with businesses of all sizes. Forbes has listed her as a Top 10 Social Media Woman Influencer and she has been featured by Fox News, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Social Media Examiner.

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.

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.

Gini Dietrich: Gini is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Gini can also be found writing at Crain’s Chicago Business and in various PR and marketing blogs and publications.

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.

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 48 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 Matthews, Moody MidDay Connection and The Dave Ramsey Show.

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.

Tom Webster: Tom is Vice President of strategy and marketing for Edison Research. He is the co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution, co-author of The Infinite Dial and is principal author of a number of widely cited studies in digital and social media, including The Social Habit and Twitter Users in America. Tom is also the mastermind behind BrandSavant, a blog dedicated to gaining insight from the proliferation of data being generated by social, digital and traditional media.

Tim Hayden: Tim is the co-author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution and is Principal Strategist at TTH Strategy, a consultancy providing guidance to organizations faced with business processes and communications challenges. Prior to his work with TTH Strategy, he led EdelmanMobile in North America. He has been a founding member of agencies and technology ventures (NION Interactive, GamePlan, and 44Doors) and a catalyst for innovative change in some of the world’s largest brands (Dell, Bacardi, AMD, ExxonMobil, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft Foods, Edelman, and others).

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 Clark: Brian is founder of 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.

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.

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.

Neal Schaffer: Neal is author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing and Maximize Your Social. 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.

Ekaterina Walter: Ekaterina is global evangelist for Sprinklr, an international speaker and author of Think Like Zuck and co-author of The Power of Visual Storytelling. Previously, she led strategic and marketing innovation for Fortune 500 brands such as Intel and Accenture. An award-winning marketer, Ekaterina is a contributor to publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. Her thought leadership was featured on CNBC, ABC, NBC, FOX News, Forbes, TechCrunch, CNN, WSJ, Inc., and more.

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.

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.

Noah Kagan: Noah is the founder and “Chief Sumo” at which provides free tools and content to help grow website traffic. He also founded Gambit, a payments engine for social games. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, and is the author of How I Lost 170 Million Dollars. He is a top-rated taco connoisseur and writes about marketing at

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.

Ron Nash: Ron is the author of two books: Leveraging LinkedIn and How To Find Your Dream Job Even In A Recession. He is the founder of The In Academy and is a consummate entrepreneur. Ron has a passion for personal development and creating strategies that work. His coaching and recruiting expertise has helped Fortune 50 to 500 companies, including Microsoft, Samsung, Cardinal Health, The Anthony Robbins Companies, Baxter, LinkedIn, Herbalife, and others.

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!

Vincent Ng: Vincent is the president of MCNG Marketing and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis which offers a step by step guideline on how to best utilize Pinterest for small business owners. His podcast, Pictures to Profits, focuses on how to use Pinterest and visual social media in marketing to increase sales, drive more targeted traffic, and increase brand awareness and engagement.

Daniel J. Lewis: Daniel is the mastermind behind the award-winning podcast about podcasting, The Audacity to Podcast. He’s the director of Network and hosts more award-nominated shows, the Ramen Noodle clean comedy and ONCE – Once Upon a Time podcast. Daniel helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their passions and finding success. He creates training resources (like SEO for Podcasters) and podcasting tools (like My Podcast Reviews), offers one-on-one consulting, and speaks on podcasting and social media.

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.

Lou Mongello: Lou is a widely recognized Disney World author, expert, host and speaker. He is the host/producer of, (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.

Norm Pattiz: Norman is the Founder of Westwood One, which under his leadership became America’s largest radio network and provider of news, sports, entertainment, talk and traffic programming to the Broadcast Industry. In 2010, Norm created Courtside Entertainment Group and most recently (January 2013) introduced PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales, the leader in national podcast marketing and sales and digital audio content on demand. The PodcastOne platform is home to over 200 of the most downloaded podcasts in the industry.

Jesse Thorn: Jesse is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He’s also the proprietor of He founded The Sound of Young America show in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012.

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.

Stephanie Sammons: Stephanie is author of the upcoming book LinkedIn Impact: 7 Smart and Simple Strategies for Building LinkedIn Influence. She is also the CEO and founder of Wired Advisor, a company that helps professional services entrepreneurs build their digital influence. Stephanie has been named a Top 30 Marketing Thought Leader and Top 25 Social Media Expert by LinkedIn, and she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Forbes, and Investment News.

Todd Wheatland: Todd is the head of strategy for King Content, the largest content marketing agency in the Asia-Pacific. 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.

Pam Didner: Pam is a global content marketing consultant and the author of Global Content Marketing, the first content marketing book to offer a complete process to scale content across regions. Didner is an expert in creating successful global marketing plans that meet local marketing needs. As a former Global Integrated Marketing Manager for Intel, Didner has led Intel’s Enterprise product launches and worldwide marketing campaigns

Beverly Jackson: Beverly is the Head Social Marketing at Yahoo. She is responsible for helping grow the brand through social media, and establishing strategic relationships and seeding content through social networks. Prior to working at Yahoo, Beverly was the Senior Director of Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Social Media for The Recording Academy where she played a critical role in the double digit growth for the GRAMMY Awards from 2008 and including record breaking broadcast, digital and social engagement numbers for the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012.

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.

Steve Dotto: Steve spent 15 years as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. Labeled “Canada’s most respected geek”, Steve has entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology. YouTube is Steve’s new network of choice, where he serves 2 communities, a traditional “How To and Productivity” stream, which follows his TV tradition, and a new focus on learning the keys to growing and ultimately monetizing a YouTube channel.

Natalie Sisson: Natalie is a Suitcase Entrepreneur and Adventurer who travels the world living out of her suitcase, running a highly successful online business from her laptop and smartphone, and teaching others how to do the same. She’s on a mission to ensure you create freedom in business and adventure in life and in her No #1 Bestselling book The Suitcase Entrepreneur she details exactly how to do this for yourself.

Amy Schmittauer: Amy is Founder and Face of, a resource helping brands develop and execute a social media marketing strategy to grow awareness and increase sales by showing off their amazing personality online. Leading the charge in video blogging for business, Amy has grown a following for the site that has amassed more than 1 million video views and become a vital referral source to her video content marketing consultancy and professional speaking career.

Caleb Wojcik: Caleb has been making videos off and on for nearly a decade. In that time he has filmed the NHL, MLB, NCAA basketball & football, weddings, commercials, book trailers, and plenty of training videos for the web. He is the co-founder of, The Sparkline blog, & The Fizzle Show. He is also the author of DIY Video Guide and teaches solo video production for the web at

Zach King: Zach is the Vine personality and host of Known as FinalCutKing on YouTube and Twitter, Zach has more than 2 million followers on Vine and creates short special effects videos such as Jedi Kittens Strike Back which gained over 12 million views. He was named by YouTube as one of the 25 most promising young film-makers in America in 2013 and has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Lutz Finger: Lutz is director of data science at LinkedIn and is an authority on social media and text analytics. He is the co-author of Ask, Measure, Learn: Using Social Media Analytics to Understand and Influence Customer Behavior. Lutz is the co-founder and former CEO of Fisheye Analytics, a media data-mining company, and is a highly regarded technology executive who built a sales center for Dell Europe as well as an incubator for mobile applications at Ericsson.

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.

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.

Donna Moritz: Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of the Best Business Blog in Australia 2014. She helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media and content strategy to get more reach, referrals and results in their business. Donna is a contributor to Entrepreneur online, Social Media Examiner, Social Fresh and Amy Porterfield Inc. and has been featured in Forbes, NBC and Yahoo!. Her 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.

Holly Homer: Holly created the popular, Business 2 Blogger, a company that matches bloggers with businesses who need them, and Kids Activities Blog which is all about fun things to do with kids. She is the co-author of recently released 101 Kids Activities That are the Funnest, Bestest Ever! She also founded She is Dallas, a website written by Dallas-Fort Worth area writers/bloggers about their city.

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.

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.

Peg Fitzpatrick: Peg is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Peg is known for her brand management, social media marketing strategy, and innovating the world of social media marketing. She has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. She was recently chosen by Pinterest as one of their top 15 Pinterest for Business Experts.

Lynette Young: Lynette is the founder of Purple Stripe Productions and acting director of Marketing Technologies at Mingl Marketing. She works with brand agencies, in-house staff and career-minded professionals to develop and effectively deploy strategic and tactical initiatives to gain exposure, attract talent, grow business and reach new customers using the social web. She is 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.

Ronnie Bincer: Ronnie, known as the Hangout Helper, is a coach, master trainer, and Google+ Trusted Tester. He helps businesses harness the power of Hangout broadcasts with other social tools to amplify their messages online. Ronnie has spent the last twenty five years training businesses in online best practices, including SEO, video, online marketing and now Hangouts.

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 as well as his Facebook Page as go-to resources for Facebook marketing research, guides and tutorials.

Brian Carter: Brian is the #1 bestselling author of, The Like Economy and Facebook Marketing and the recently released, The Cowbell Principle. As a 15 year digital marketing veteran he has developed strategies and helped build 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. His company, Brian Carter Group, assists brands with digital audits, strategy and Facebook posting and advertising.

Ian Cleary: Ian is the founder of RazorSocial, one of the world’s leading sites for 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 Social Media Examiner, Huffington Post and Businesses Grow.

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 Warner Bros, Webs, Mercer, and more.

Sue B. Zimmerman: Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results™, the author of Instagram Basics for your Business, a CreativeLive instructor, a speaker and business coach. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how to leverage the power of Instagram for real business results. As a serial entrepreneur, Sue B. has started over sixteen businesses, including SueB Do, Boxer Rebellion and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.

Jenn Herman: Jenn is a social media strategist, Instagram advocate and one of the winners of Social Media Examiner’s TOP 10 Social Media Blogs of 2014. Her blog, Jenn’s Trends, shares topics focused on understanding trends in social media management and provides tips, resources, and training for small businesses and businesses new to social media marketing that need to structure their social media strategies. She is also the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram.

Leslie Samuel: Leslie is the owner of Become A Blogger and the host of the Learning With Leslie podcast, where he helps people create their own blogging experience by taking advantage of technology. He is also the founder of Interactive Biology, a website that serves approximately 60,000 per month in 185 different countries and is dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers.

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.

Maria Poveromo: Maria is the senior director of social media, analyst relations and public relations at Adobe. She is responsible for driving social media strategy and influencer relations programs across the company. Her team established the organizational framework for social media activities worldwide and drives programs for engaging influencers across traditional and new media channels. Prior to this role, Maria led the global public relations team at Adobe for nine years. Before joining Adobe, Maria held numerous marketing and communications positions at high-technology companies and non-profit organizations located in Silicon Valley and in Europe.

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 lifelong Celtics fan, Peter regularly serves as an expert panelist and presenter at digital marketing conferences around the world.

Alicia Jones: Alicia is the national manager of social media marketing for automotive brands at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. She is responsible for the strategy, development and management of owned, paid and earned social media for American Honda including the full lines of both Honda and Acura brand vehicles. Additionally, her department serves as the center of excellence for social media within Honda’s North American operations.

Joel Price: Joel is manager of new media 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. His dedication to maintaining the delicate balance of being a marketer and a fan is what has helped grow the team’s social footprint in the millions across the organization’s social channels.

Rob Wolf: Rob manages social media for the Microsoft brand, including the company’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. He is responsible for editorial direction, measurement, and paid media for these channels, and facilitates communication of social leaders across Microsoft for individual product brands such as Windows, Xbox, and Skype. Under his leadership since 2010, Microsoft’s social communities have grown from 150,000 to 13 million.

Michael Fenech: Michael is currently evangelizing social engagement and igniting all departments to leverage social media in all communications at Western Union, a global F500 company. Working with marketers and agencies across the globe to facilitate content and engagement strategies, align programs to business goals, provide analysis, and overseeing the development, production, presentation, evaluation, measurement and governance of country-level social programs is what Michael calls “the best job on the planet”.

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.

Matt Gentile: Matt is the global director of social media for CENTURY 21®, where he has focused on developing a center of excellence for social media marketing within the brand. He has contributed to the pioneering of a new form of real-time, social advertising. In 2014, CENTURY 21 social campaigns were recognized with multiple awards including; Gold International ANDY, One Show Gold Pencil, Gold Stevie Award, London International Award, and a Webby.

Cameron Partridge: Cameron is the head of social strategy at Roadtrip Nation, where he oversees the organization’s content creation, digital media footprint, and brand identity. Over the past several years, he’s helped companies strategically grow, engage, and maintain their users. His clients have included global brands such as Ubisoft, Visit Las Vegas, Boeing, Orabrush, and Western Digital.

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.

Nicole Taylor: Nicole leads strategy and executes global digital marketing and social media initiatives for Renaissance Hotels, an inspiring global brand of over 150 hotels worldwide. Prior to her position at  Renaissance Hotels, she worked for Gannett as part of their daily deals start up team and USA TODAY’s brand marketing team, helping to launch the first mobile apps.

Carlos Gil: Carlos is a Senior Social Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, distinguished corporate social media leader, and digital marketing strategist. Prior to LinkedIn, Carlos led digital and social media marketing for Save-A-Lot food stores where he was accountable for increasing brand engagement, shopper loyalty, and sales. He has extensive experience leading social media programs in partnership with: PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Frito Lay, Tostitos, Mondelez, Unilever and other CPG brands.

Eric Gray: Eric is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Universal Orlando Resort. He led the social campaign for the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, and the pilot of a new Universal Orlando Social Media Engagement Center at the parks. This former sports radio guy from Texas turned social marketer has a passion for brand building through fostering relationships, and immersive content. He also was once retweeted by @BarackObama himself (or his team of social media interns).

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,; 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.

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.

Natalie Jill: Natalie is the Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist and functional fitness trainer behind Natalie Jill Fitness. Natalie has leveraged the power of social media to help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. She created a globally recognized brand, with over a million social media followers and an online business that has generated over 7-figures. Although many see Natalie Jill as a fitness and nutrition expert, she is garnering attention for her ability to help others create, define, and monetize their brand online.

Brittany Lamp: Brittany is the social media and communications manager for SwimSpot. She is a digital influencer, visual thinker, and style savant who specializes in brand strategy, lifestyle marketing, content creation, and copywriting. She has also worked as a social media brand manager for large corporations such as It Works Global, Jessica Simpson, and L*Space Swimwear.

Elizabeth Houston: Elizabeth is the Director of North America Community at Hootsuite, focusing on the customer experience, engagement, and advocacy best practices and education. She has spent over 17 years creating communication strategies in the high-tech industry. Working for companies such as Cisco, PeopleSoft, and EDS, she’s created integrated communication and social media strategies, best practices, and training programs for internal and external teams.

Michael Haggerty-Villa: Michael is the Senior Content Strategist and User Experience Lead for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts online. In this role, Michael has established an international content strategy framework, bringing a unified digital experience to countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has a history of success in building and managing web sites for e-commerce, entertainment, search, technology, travel, financial services and other industries and has worked with eBay,, and DIRECTV.

Dan Rosenbaum: Dan is the Manager of Content and Social Media and manages the channels for San Francisco Travel, which are top five among US city destination marketing organizations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He acts as a storyteller to develop and write compelling, dynamic content that inspires, drives thought-leadership, and moves business into action. He has been named a “30 and Under” Emerging Leader by the California Travel Association. When he’s not online, he’s exploring San Francisco or the rest of the world.

Jaimie Bakas: Jaimie is Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing at Symantec where she oversees the social marketing team and the consumer and enterprise social strategy for both the Symantec and Norton brands. She brings agency and corporate marketing experience leading large, integrated teams working on global brands such as Symantec, Norton, MINI Cooper, Tide and Cheetos. Prior to her work at Symantec Jaimie worked as a Creative Project Manager at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners.

Chuck Hemann: Chuck is the co-author of Digital Marketing Analytics: Making Sense of Consumer Data in a Digital World. He is currently the Manager, Analytics for Intel. Over the last 10 years, Chuck has provided strategic counsel to clients on a variety of topics including digital analytics, measurement, online reputation, social media, investor relations and crisis communications. Prior to joining Intel, he was Executive Director, Analytics at Golin where he was responsible for leading digital analytics across the agency.

Michelle Killebrew: Michelle is Program Director, Strategy & Solutions for IBM Social Business, where her team focuses on messaging and solutions that define social business and demonstrate how organizations can embrace this next information revolution in the workforce. Previous roles at IBM have included 5 years on the World Wide Demand Generation team. Michelle is also a contributing writer with ClickZ and was recognized as a Brand Innovator ’40 Under 40′ in 2014.

Karlijn Vogel-Meijer: Karlijn serves as the Manager social media at KLM Royal Dutch Airways. After serving in many operational functions within KLM, she is responsible for creating a social media strategy worldwide in cooperation with marketing and corporate communications. KLM strives to build an integrated approach on social regarding servicing, brand & reputation and commerce. Her activities also include the game Aviation Empire, which KLM recently launched for iOS and Android.

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.

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 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.

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 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.


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.

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.

Wes Schaeffer: Wes is The Sales Whisperer®, a ruthlessly pragmatic entrepreneur, sales trainer, copywriter, and speaker who believes marketing is just selling in print. He is the author of It Takes More Than a Big Smile, a Good Idea & a Twitter Account To Build a Business That Lasts and The Definitive Guide To Infusionsoft. You can pick his brain as long as you’re providing a fine cigar and a smooth scotch, or by listening to The Sales Podcast, which he has deftly hosted since 2013.

Rick Mulready: Rick is the creator of the Inside Social Media podcast, which 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.

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 and a regular contributor to Social Media Examiner.

Melonie Dodaro: Melonie Dodaro is the author of the #1 international bestseller The LinkedIn Code. She is also the founder of Top Dog Social Media, an agency that helps businesses, sales teams and professionals use LinkedIn and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert she is highly sought after internationally as a LinkedIn and social selling speaker and trainer.

Michael Wolf: Michael is the founder and chief analyst of NextMarket Insights and host of the NextMarket Podcast. He and his team advise companies in digital distribution, connected home and consumer technology markets. He has written for the New York Times, CNN, Gigaom and Forbes, and currently contributes to Forbes and GigaOM. He also published a book with Pearson on the connected consumer. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.

Tom Merritt: Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Daily Tech News Show, covering the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology. He also hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and covers the best of the geek world in a weekly show called Current Geek. In the past, Tom also created and produced Tech News Today and Frame Rate.

Michael O’Neal: Michael is the founder and host of the award-winning business and entertainment podcast, The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal. The show features lively and highly engaging conversations between Michael and his guests, who share remarkable stories, advice and practical tips to help his audience take charge of their business pursuits. Michael has an extensive professional background and formal education in social media, branding, web and print design, network marketing, and internet marketing.

Mark Mason: Mark is the mastermind behind the blog, and the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast. He has been teaching others about internet marketing and creating passive income online since 2007 and podcasting about internet marketing and online business since 2009. Mark is a busy husband and father, and an electrical engineer by day but enjoys helping others learn when he has the time—late at night.

Phil Mershon: Phil is the director of events for Social Media Examiner, where he oversees two signature events: Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. Previously, Phil was a training consultant with Koch Industries, a systems analyst for Boeing and spent over 18 years working for churches and non-profits in leadership roles. Phil is also a jazz saxophonist and songwriter.

Track Leaders

Paul Colligan: Paul has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful web and internet products that have garnered tens of millions of visitors in traffic and dollars in revenue. Previous projects have included work with The Pulse Network, Traffic Geyser, Rubicon International, Piranha Marketing, Microsoft and Pearson Education. Paul’s books include the Amazon best sellers Cross Channel Social Media Marketing, How To Podcast 2015 and YouTube Strategies 2014.

Tim McDonald: Tim builds communities—not networks—through individual relationships that create movements. He’s the Purveyor of Purpose at Be The Change Revolutions, the co-founder of Creating-Is, and formerly the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he helped launch HuffPost Live.

Ray Edwards: Ray is a sought-after Marketing Communications Strategist and guest writer for top voices in business and leadership, including Michael Hyatt, Tony Robbins, Jeff Goins, Jack Canfield, Joel Comm, Mark Victor Hansen, Stu McLaren, and more. Ray is also the author of several books, including the best-selling Writing Riches, and host of the top-rated iTunes business podcast, The Ray Edwards Show. He blogs at

Arnie Kuenn: Arnie is the CEO of Vertical Measures a content marketing agency with an SEO foundation, focused on helping their clients get more traffic, more leads, and more business. Arnie has held executive positions in the world of new technologies and marketing for more than 25 years. He is a frequent speaker and author of Content Marketing Works. In 2014, Arnie was honored as the Interactive Person of the Year in Arizona.

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 creators of Scoreboard Social, a simplified social media reporting and competitive analytics tool. Tyler is also host/organizer of Social Media Day San Diego, one of the top social media day events worldwide. He blogs at

Bernie Borges: Bernie is the founder and CEO of Find and Convert, an inbound marketing agency, based in Florida. He is the author of Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyer through Social Media Marketing. He also blogs his digital marketing insights and best practices on Find and Convert’s OptimizeThis blog. Bernie is also the host of the Social Business Engine digital TV show and podcast.

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 1000 small businesses and is the author of the bestselling book Social Media Myths BUSTED: The Small Business Guide To Online Revenue.

Rebekah Radice: Rebekah is a social media strategist, speaker and trainer. She works with organizations and entrepreneurs to combine intention and strategy to create breakthrough results. She’s the author of How to Use Social Media to Virtually Crush the Competition and was named an Inman Top 100 Most Influential Leader for 2013 and 2014. As a connoisseur of all things social media, Rebekah hosts “Breakthrough Social Media Success” where she interviews successful business owners, savvy entrepreneurs and powerhouse professionals.

Ryan Hanley: Ryan is the founder of Hanley Media Lab, an advanced digital marketing agency focused on content and conversion. Through his writing, speaking and consulting, Ryan helps growth minded businesses create and distribute content which converts web traffic into business leads. He is also Director of Marketing for The Murray Group Insurance Services, Inc. In this role, The Murray Group has achieved double digit revenue growth two years in a row.

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.

Sherry Hayes-Peirce: Sherry is the CEO of The Social Media Mobile Maven, a social media consultancy and training agency. She is the author of the forthcoming book titled Church Social which aims to help all denominations learn how to engage future generations by using the power of social media. She is also a faculty member with Skillpath, where she provides consulting and training around the world on social media, business writing, communications and emotional elements in the workplace.

Britt Michaelian: Britt is the host of the Mass Amplify Show, a weekly podcast that dives into the stories of the world’s top authors, influencers and entrepreneurs. Britt specializes in social strategy and digital branding, advising companies like 20th Television, Bravo, CBS, Dairy Management Inc and more. She has appeared on the red carpet as a social media correspondent for the Insider and Entertainment Tonight at events for Vanity Fair, the Daytime Emmys and the Billboard Music Awards.

Networking Ambassadors

Mike “Ambassador” Bruny: After nearly a decade working for Intel, Mike spends most of his time at Brand Inside a Brand, speaking and helping corporations and their employees build personal brands for business results.  Part of his methodology revolves around building relationships online that can be solidified by in-person meetings at conferences.  He calls this process, “Hashtags to Handshakes.TM”   He is the architect behind our conference networking ambassador program and is easily spotted by his bow tie.

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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