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You’ll hear from the world’s top social media authorities, book authors and practitioners from major brands (such as Whole Foods Market, Humana, Dunkin’ Donuts and Tyson Foods) when you attend Social Media Success Summit.  Here’s a partial list of presenters:

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.

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.

Michael Stelzner: Mike is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast show.

Mark Schaefer: Mark is the author of Social Media Explained, 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 his clients include both startups and global brands such as IBM, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and the UK government.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jessica Northey: Jessica is the creator/host of the popular online communities Country Music Chat on Twitter (#CMchat) and Twangout on Google Plus. Called a “Social Media Pioneer” by Forbes and a Top 50 Power Influencer, Jessica is a multi-media personality, country music blogger and nationally recognized speaker. Her column “SocialMediology 101″ is on AllAccess, the web’s largest radio and music industry community.  Having a personal online network of over a million followers, she is recognized by Huffington Post as a “TwitterPowerhouse.”

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.

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

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.

Lynette Young: Lynette is Content Marketing Manager at AWeber Communications. As an engaging and informative speaker and corporate trainer, her specialties include Google+ as well as most other social media and digital publishing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging, online community engagement, and digital communication trends. Lynette 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.

Stephanie SammonsStephanie is founder and CEO of Wired Advisor where she helps financial professionals and firms build digital influence to win clients in a wired world.  She also shares her entrepreneurial strategies and tips for building an online client-centric business at Named by LinkedIn as a “Top 25 Social Media Expert You Must Know”, Stephanie is a nationally recognized digital marketing thought leader, speaker, and writer.

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 LinkedIn Code.

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.

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 TimesThe 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 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.

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.

Gideon Shalwick: Gideon is the author of several popular books including Millionaire Drop-Out SecretsTruckloads 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.

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!

Jon LoomerJon 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.

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.

Melanie Perkins:  Melanie is co-founder and CEO of Canva, a disruptive online platform allowing anyone to create professional quality designs. At 27, she is already a serial entrepreneur who recently raised one of Australia’s largest early stage investment rounds to investors in Silicon Valley and Australia. Previously, Melanie founded her first company, Fusion Books, an online design system for schools to create their yearbooks. Fusion Books is now the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and recently expanded to France and New Zealand.

Erik Fisher: Erik is a community manager for Social Media Examiner and  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.

Jessica Gioglio: Jessica is the social media manager for Dunkin’ Donuts.  In this role, Jessica works with a cross-functional team to manage Dunkin’ Donuts’ social media strategy. A recognized thought leader, Jessica is the co-author of, The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand. Prior to joining Dunkin’ Donuts, Jessica held roles at TripAdvisor, State Street and Comcast.

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..

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.

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, an online lifestyle magazine featuring the latest in entertainment for today’s trendsetters. Lewis is also founder of, and

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 author of Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mana Ionescu: Mana is a digital marketing strategist, and president and founder of Chicago digital marketing company Lightspan Digital.  At Lightspan, Mana and her team focus on driving traffic to clients’ websites and building profitable connections through social media and content marketing.  She developed the Daily Social Media Workouts(tm), a daily routine to help anyone, even beginners, manage their social media activity in under an hour a day.

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.

Amy SchmittauerAmy is the President of Vlog Boss Studios, a creative digital agency specializing in video content marketing. She is also the founder of, a video blog which helps SMBs and content creators develop and execute a social media marketing strategy to grow awareness and increase sales by showing off their amazing brand personality.

Arsham Mirshah: Arsham is a co-founder and Technical Director of Marketing at WebMechanix, a full service internet marketing agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization. He has been on the cutting-edge of marketing technology for more than 8 years, and has established a name for himself regionally as a thought-leader & visionary.


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