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 presenters:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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,, VentureBeat and Huffington Post.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stephanie SammonsStephanie 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Schmittauer: Amy 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kristi Hines: Kristi is a freelance writer and Contributing Editor at Social Media Examiner. She is a Google Analytics Qualified, HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certified, and Copyblogger Content Marketing Certified Professional. She helps businesses develop blog content to attract their ideal customers. She is also the creator of the, a premium training course on how to increase traffic and engagement for your content.

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 Partner and Chief Digital Strategist at Broadsuite 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.

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.

Christian Karasiewicz: Christian is the Social Business Manager for IBM MobileFirst.  He is responsible for running the @IBMMobile Twitter handle and other social media channels for IBM MobileFirst. He is also the CEO of CKK Enterprises, a social media and marketing agency, and public speaker on social media, internet marketing and technology and a frequent contributor on social media topics for Social Media Examiner.

Tim Schmoyer: On March 2, 2006, Tim posted his first YouTube video. 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.

Dustin Stout: Dustin is the Chief Marketing Officer for Weal Media, a digital marketing firm where he is oversees marketing initiatives, branding, and corporate messaging. He is the co-founder of Warfare Plugins, a WordPress plugin company where he leads marketing efforts. His blog, DustnTV was named one of the best social media blogs of 2014 by Social Media Examiner.

Alisa Meredith: Alisa is a content strategist and marketer who is often accused of being obsessed with Pinterest. Architect of several high-performing content strategies and blogger for HubSpot, Tailwind, and her own blogs, she’s co-owner and Chief Strategist at Scalable Social Media – a HubSpot partner agency. She’s also a content and social media consultant with other HubSpot agencies, and producer and co-host of the quirky Superheroes of Marketing Podcast – possibly the only marketing podcast with capes and a gameshow.


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