Check Out This Lineup
You’ll hear from the world’s top social media authorities, book authors and practitioners. Here’s a partial list of our 2016 presenters:
Mari Smith: Mari is often referred to as the “Queen of Facebook” and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing. She is a Forbes’ top Social Media Power Influencer, author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. In 2015, Facebook hired Mari to go on tour and teach at the Boost Your Business series of events. Mari serves as Brand Ambassador for several top companies, and travels the world to speak and train at major events.
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.
Michael Stelzner: Michael is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society, and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers. He also hosts the Social Media Marketing podcast and the Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show.
Amy Porterfield: Amy is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, a popular podcaster and a social media strategist. 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. Entrepreneurs around the country depend on her to show them step-by-step how to increase revenue, drive more online traffic, grow their email list, and strengthen their connection with their target market.
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.
Neal Schaffer: Neal is a leader in helping businesses maximize their use of social media. He is the founder of the new social media agency PDCA Social, the social media strategy consultancy Maximize Your Social, the corporate social media blog Maximize Social Business, the leading conference for corporate social media best practices Social Tools Summit, and a new community for corporate social media professionals, the Social Media Center of Excellence. Neal has also published three books on social media, has spoken globally on social media on four continents, and teaches social media marketing at the Rutgers University Business School.
Sue B. Zimmerman: Sue B. is the #instagramexpert, founder of the online Instagram course Ready Set Gram. She’s a popular CreativeLive instructor, powerful speaker and a highly sought after business coach. She’s passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and marketing professionals how to easily leverage the power of Instagram to get tangible business results. As a serial entrepreneur, Sue B. has 30 years of business experience, including SueB.Do, Boxer Rebellion and Susan B. Zimmerman Enterprise. With her extensive knowledge in social media and 30+ years of business experience, it’s Sue B.’s mission to teach, mentor and empower others to be highly successful entrepreneurs.
Ian Cleary: Ian is the founder of RazorSocial, one of the world’s leading marketing technology sites focused on social media and content marketing. 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, Entrepreneur.com, VentureBeat and Huffington Post.
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. A Forbes top 50 influencer for 4 years, Viveka is also an author for Social Media Examiner and a crowd favorite at our events.
Brian Fanzo: Brian is a social technology evangelist who focuses on culture and communication, and implementing technology to increase productivity and employee engagement. He is the chief digital storyteller and change evangelist at BackLamp LLC helping enterprise technology companies utilize new technology such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing. He hosts two weekly hangouts, #SbizHour and #CloudTalk as well as two weekly podcasts called SMACtalk and iSocialTalks.
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.
Tim Schmoyer: Tim posted his first YouTube video on March 2, 2006. Since then he’s created almost 3,000 videos, amassed millions of views, hundreds of thousands of subscribers, worked with some of the country’s top brands, and became officially certified by YouTube in “audience growth.” In 2013 he started Video Creators to train other creators to master the YouTube platform and use it as a place to spread messages that change lives.
Derral Eves: Derral is a YouTube certified video marketing expert with over 15 years experience in the business. Not only is Derral a successful entrepreneur, but he has also consulted some of the biggest YouTube channels in the world, creating unique marketing strategies that work. Derral thrives in live-event settings where he can share his knowledge and passion with creators and entrepreneurs.
Lou Mongello: Lou is the host/producer of WDWRadio.com, named Best Travel Podcast from 2006 through 2014. Lou provides coaching and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands, and is a keynote speaker who shows the power of new and social media, podcasting, community, entrepreneurship, and how to create an exciting future by following one’s dreams and passions.
Kim Garst: Kim is a best selling author of the book Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media. She is the co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a social selling training and consulting company that helps businesses of all sizes leverage social and digital marketing strategies to increase their traffic, leads and sales. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers and she has been featured by Fox News, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Businessweek and Social Media Examiner.
Rick Mulready: Rick is an industry-leading authority on simplifying social media and Facebook ads for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He’s the host of The Art of Paid Traffic podcast. With 12 years corporate Internet advertising experience, Rick has worked with AOL, Yahoo!, Funny or Die and Vibrant Media where he sold and managed online ad campaigns for some of the largest brands in the world. In addition to creating industry-leading training courses, Rick consults with entrepreneurs and businesses on their Facebook advertising and marketing strategy.
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.
Peg Fitzpatrick: Peg is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Peg works in the trenches of social marketing with global brands on a daily basis and lives to write about it. She is known for her brand management, visual marketing, social media marketing strategy, and innovating the world of social media marketing. She has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Virgin, Audi, Mercedes, Google, and Motorola as well as working as a brand ambassador for Adobe, McDonald’s, and Kimpton Hotels.
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.
Holly Homer: Holly runs Kids Activities Blog and the mega-popular Quirky Momma Facebook Page with over 2.5 million fans. She writes about blogging and social media strategies at HollyHomer.com. She is the author of two books. She adores live video and was named by Mashable as one of the Top 10 FB Live Stars to Follow. Holly is a work-from-home evangelist who built her company from her living room amid the chaos of raising three boys.
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 the technology we have today. He is the head of training for the Social Media Marketing Society and the founder of Interactive Biology, a website that serves approximately 80,000 people per month in 185 different countries and is dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers.
Amy Schmittauer: Amy is the host of Savvy Sexy Social, a YouTube show helping rising stars embrace their amazing personality and share it with the world. An internationally-acclaimed public speaker, Amy is known for her edutainment style originating from a YouTube portfolio accumulating more than 10 million views.
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 and 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.
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.
Martin Shervington: Martin is an author, speaker and marketing consultant. He coaches individuals and consults businesses on marketing, Google AdWords, Google reviews, social and search (inc 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.
Donna Moritz: Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of the Best Business Blog in Australia 2014 and a Top 10 Social Media Blog for Social Media Examiner, 2015 and 2016 . Donna helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media and content strategy to get more reach, referrals and results in their business. Her content has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Online, NBC, and Social Media Examiner and she is a regular speaker about digital and visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.
Jenn Herman: Jenn is a social media consultant, speaker, and globally recognized Instagram expert. She is the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing and her blog, Jenn’s Trends, has won the title of a Top 10 Social Media Blog in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Through her blog, consulting, and speaking Jenn provides tips, resources, and training for small to medium sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Her business background includes administration, sales, human resources, and marketing and she enjoys bringing all these skills together to help you grow your business. She is the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram and Stop Guessing: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy.
Nathan Chan: Nathan is the publisher and editor of Foundr Magazine, a digital magazine for young entrepreneurs on the App Store and Google Play store. Nathan launched Foundr in March 2013 from his bedroom and within a short time it has become a top 10 ranked ‘Business & Investing Magazine’ on the App Store. As publisher of Foundr, Nathan was a finalist for Publisher of the Year for 2015 in the Digital Magazine awards. He has used Instagram to amass a following of over 500k+ super engaged followers in 1 year to grow Foundr Magazine.
Stephanie Sammons: Stephanie is the founder of Digital Influence Academy™. She teaches entrepreneurs who are professional advisors, consultants, or coaches on how to grow their digital leadership and influence, win customers and clients online, and achieve their goals in the digital age. Stephanie is also the author of Linked to Influence, 7 Powerful Rules for Becoming a Top Influencer in Your Market and Attracting Your Ideal Clients on LinkedIn.
Melonie Dodaro: Melonie is the author of 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.
Jeff Sieh: Jeff is creative director at His Design, Inc. where he works to help clients market themselves in the best way possible using a variety of mediums. He is “head beard” at Manly Pinterest Tips where he is the creator and host of The Manly Pinterest Tip Show. With top tips, pop culture, comedy and just plain fun, Jeff teaches Pinterest techniques unlike any other.
Alisa Meredith: Alisa is a content marketing strategist who has (more than once!) been accused of a Pinterest obsession. Architect of several high-performing content strategies and a blogger for HubSpot, Tailwind, and alisameredith.com, she’s also co-owner of a HubSpot partner agency and content and social media consultant for other agencies and small businesses. A big believer in the power of visual marketing, she’s on a mission to drag, err… coax businesses into making the most of it!
Madalyn Sklar: Madalyn is a social media power influencer, blogger, podcaster and business coach who is known for her Twitter expertise. Named #3 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston, she blogs about social media and technology and will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Houston Social Media Day. She teaches all things Twitter in her course Twitter Smarter and you can find her every Thursday hosting the popular #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat. It’s THE place to connect, learn + share Twitter tips. And if that wasn’t enough, she interviews movers and shakers in the social media world for her Twitter Smarter podcast.
Ian Anderson Gray: Ian is founder of Seriously Social; a blog focused on social media tools. He’s a speaker, trainer, teacher, web developer and consultant. He has a passion for turning the techno-babble of social media marketing into plain English. Ian is co-founder of Select Performers – a family run web agency. As well as being a geek, husband and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.
Carlos Gil: Carlos is the global head of social media for BMC Software. Previously, he served as senior social marketing manager for LinkedIn’s Sales Solutions. His proven track record includes leading consumer-facing digital and social media programs as social media manager for Winn-Dixie, where he developed strategy and led the launch of all Winn-Dixie’s social channels, social listening, and blogger influencer program. In addition, Carlos served as the head of digital marketing for Save-A-Lot food stores.
Shaun Ayala: Shaun has been in the marketing & advertising Industry for over 10 years working for Best Buy. He currently leads the marketing strategy and creative team of a Best Buy owned specialized company, working on various creative online and print projects. He also enjoys Snapchat and has established himself as a Snapchat Storytelling Interactive Influencer who loves to create audience engaged content.
Saba Sedighi: Saba Sedighi is a results driven marketing strategist, content creator, speaker and course instructor. By utilizing her excellent verbal and written communication skills, she takes on an innovative approach towards social selling to connect brands with their audience. Tech savvy, with a broad understanding of social media and influencer marketing, Saba delivers her clients with insightful strategies that help them cut through the noise and be noticed. She has spoken at numerous conferences such as Social Media Marketing World, National Association of Broadcasters, Made in Los Angeles and teaches Snapchat for Businesses Courses at General Assembly.
Roberto Blake: Roberto is a creative entrepreneur helping individuals and businesses develop engaging brands and content. He has a background in both design and marketing, which have allowed him to help his clients with visual branding as well creating content and video marketing strategies that converts. More recently he has developed a popular YouTube channel and built a community around his content of over 100,000 subscribers.
Justin Brown: Justin is a leading video production specialist. His 20+ year journey in video has led to top-level credits on international film, documentary and broadcast productions involving a raft of inspirational domain leaders, including Dr. John Martini, Roger Hamilton and John Assaraf, extreme athletes Mark Visser and Ant Williams, and global change makers like UN Women. Known for his unrelenting focus on achieving maximum results with minimal effort, he now teaches his methods for producing better video content, faster, at PrimalVideo.com.