Speakers at Social Media Marketing World : 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.

All the greatest minds of social media from all around the world. You’ve got to be here! I speak all over the world. This is the one I always look forward to every year,” said Mark Schaefer.

We have recruited the top marketing experts, thought leaders, influencers, and creators to be your instructors. You will never find a larger talent pool at one single event.

Everyone is approachable, everyone is welcoming. We have people here who have built tremendous brands, six, seven, eight, nine figure businesses, and you can sit down and you can have a coffee with them,” said Roberto Blake.

Here’s a partial list of presenters who are speaking at Social Media Marketing World 2019.

Mari Smith: Mari is often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing and social media. She is a Forbes‘ Top Social Media Power Influencer, author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day. Mari is an in-demand speaker and a recognized Facebook Partner; Facebook hired Mari to teach small business owners at the 2015 Boost Your Business series of live events across the US. Her boutique agency provides consulting and training on Facebook marketing best practices for SMBs and brands.

Jay Baer: Jay Baer helps businesses clone their customers.
He is a 7th generation entrepreneur, has written 6 best-selling books, and has founded five multi-million dollar companies.He is the President of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that works with the world’s most iconic brands gain and keep more customers. A recent inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame, he’s also an avid tequila collector, and a certified barbecue judge.

Amy Porterfield: Amy is an online marketing expert and educator and the host of the top-ranked podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy. Amy has worked with mega brands like Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Peak Performance Coach, Tony Robbins, where she oversaw the content development team and collaborated on ground-breaking online marketing campaigns. Through her best-selling marketing courses, thriving social media community and popular podcast, Amy inspires a grounded, tangible and self-affirming sense of “Wow! I really can do this” for over 250,000 online entrepreneurs. She proves that by moving away from “step-by-step” and into “action-by-action”, even the newest online entrepreneurs can bypass overwhelm and self-doubt, and instead generate exciting momentum as they move closer to building a life and business they love.

Michael Stelzner: Michael is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers, and the man behind Social Media Marketing World–the industry’s largest conference. He’s also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society, and the central character in The Journey, an episodic documentary.

Mark W. Schaefer: Mark is a globally-recognized author, speaker, podcaster, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} — one of the top five marketing blogs of the world. He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has written six best-selling books including his new book KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Brand in The Digital Age. His many global clients include Pfizer, Cisco, Dell, Adidas, and the US Air Force. A frequent keynote speaker, Mark has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS News.

Peg Fitzpatrick: Peg is the co-author of the best-selling book The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users and beloved blogger. She has spearheaded successful social media campaigns for Virgin, Audi, Mercedes, Google, and Motorola as well as brand ambassadorships for Adobe, Nestle, and Kimpton Hotels. She works in the trenches of social marketing with global brands every day. Peg’s worked directly with the teams at Pinterest, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.

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.

Viveka von Rosen: Viveka is co-founder of Vengreso, the world’s largest full-spectrum social selling provider. Known as the @LinkedInExpert, she’s author of the best-selling LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock.

Marcus Sheridan: Marcus has been called a “web marketing guru” by The New York Times. The story of how Marcus Sheridan was able to save his swimming pool company, River Pools, from the economic crash of 2008 has been featured in multiple books, publications, and stories around the world. Since this achievement, Sheridan has become a highly sought after global speaker and consultant in the digital sales and marketing space, working with hundreds of business and brands alike to become the most trusted voice of their industry.

Sue B. Zimmerman: Sue. B is an insightful social media educator, energetic speaker, and in-demand business coach. Her blog is ranked as one of the top 10 social media blogs in 2017 by Social Media Examiner. She’s also one of the most popular CreativeLive instructors and has been named by Huffington Post – Top 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. Whether she’s taking the stage at an industry conference, like Social Media Marketing World, or working one-on-one with her clients, Sue B. is driven to help business owners leverage the power of Instagram to meet (and exceed) their business goals.

Andrea Vahl: Andrea is a social media coach, speaker and strategist and is co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She is the co-founder of Social Media Manager School and loves to spend all day running Facebook ad campaigns. She is also a stand-up comedienne in her spare time.

Amanda Bond: Amanda Bond is owner of The Ad Strategist and the creator of the StrADedy System. Entrepreneur Magazine calls her a “Facebook advertising genius” due to her unique mix of creativity and her vast analytical experience—from analyzing hundreds of millions of client ad impressions. A fiery personality, Bond mixes education and entertainment in a straight shooting way to show people the right way to do Facebook advertising.

Ann Handley: Digital marketing pioneer, writer, speaker Ann Handley inspires and instructs businesses how to create ridiculously good marketing that delivers real-world results. She is consistently named one of the most influential marketers on social media. Ann is the Wall Street Journal best-seller author of Everybody Writes and co-author of Content Rules. She is the chief content officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, and an E.B. White superfan.

Leslie Samuel: Leslie is the creator of Become A Blogger and the host of the Learning with Leslie podcast, where he teaches the craft of professional blogging. “Changing the World One Blog at a Time” is the mission he constantly strives towards. As a former university professor, he has a passion for education. He founded and later sold Interactive Biology, a blog dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers worldwide. As the head of training for the Social Media Marketing Society, he helps to ensure that social media marketers get the training they need to stay on the leading edge of social media.

Tim Schmoyer: Tim posted his first YouTube video over 10 years ago. Since then he’s created more than 3,000 videos, amassed over 50 million views, 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.

Zach King: Zach is an online filmmaker personality with a combined following of over 40 million across all online platforms. Zach started out making short special-effects videos on Vine and quickly expanded his following to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Musical.ly. He competed on Season 28 of The Amazing Race and recently launched a groundbreaking series of Augmented Reality children’s books. He continues to expand his influence to other platforms, collaborating with top companies such as AT&T, Disney Animation, and Universal Studios.

Molly Pittman: Molly is the co-founder of DigitalStrategyBootCamps.com. Molly started as an intern at DigitalMarketer and excelled to the position of VP of Marketing in less than 5 years. Her podcast, Perpetual Traffic, has been downloaded over 3M times and sometimes ranks #1 in Business & Marketing :). Molly has personally spent over $10M+ on paid traffic channels like Facebook, Google, and Twitter while still maintaining a positive return on ad spend.

Luria Petrucci: Let’s make YOU a live streaming pro! Luria helps you create professional live streams that put you a notch above what everyone else is doing and sets your brand apart. Over 11 years, Luria has created over 4,000 videos with over 1 billion views using video and live streaming shows. She’s appeared on CNN, NBC, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and BBC. She’s worked on live video for top brands like AT&T, Samsung, GoDaddy, and Panasonic. And top influencers like Amy Porterfield, Pat Flynn and Michael Hyatt.

Derral Eves: As a highly respected video marketing strategist, Derral has been on YouTube since 2005. He has helped over 21 channels go from zero to over a million subscribers each, generating over 34 billion video views and counting. Derral has been the executive producer on several viral video campaigns, including Squatty Potty’s ice cream pooping unicorn ad. Derral’s own YouTube channel is the largest “How To” channel in the world.

Roberto Blake: Roberto is a creative entrepreneur with a background in visual branding, content marketing and advertising. With over 1000 videos of education based content on YouTube he has built a following of over 200,000 and his work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post. He is the owner of Create Awesome Media, a digital agency focused on video marketing and content strategy. Roberto is also the host of the Create Something Awesome Today Podcast, which focuses on educating and empowering creative professionals.

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 two 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.

Madalyn Sklar: Madalyn is a leading Twitter marketing expert who’s ranked the #1 social media influencer in Houston. Each week she hosts the #TwitterSmarter chat that brings people together in an active one-hour discussion. Since launching three years ago it has reached over 6 billion impressions. Madalyn also hosts the #TwitterSmarter podcast, the weekly #SocialROI chat that’s presented by ManageFlitter, and co-hosts the weekly Communities That Convert podcast with Kami Huyse.

Donna Moritz: Donna is an Australian visual content strategist and founder of the award-winning blog, Socially Sorted, consistently listed as a leading global social media blog. She helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer in the marketing and tourism industries internationally and her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Social Media Examiner.

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.

Jenn Herman: Jenn Herman is a social media consultant, speaker, and globally recognized Instagram expert. She is the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing. Jenn provides tips, resources, and training for small to medium-sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Jenn has been featured in Inc., Fox News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, The Verge, CBS Radio LA, and numerous other podcasts and publications. She is the author of Instagram for Business for Dummies, among other publications.

Bryan Kramer: Bryan is the president and CEO of PureMatter a content, social and digital marketing agency, and one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley. He is the author of the book, Shareology, and is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and uses his knowledge as a global keynote speaker and strategist who consults Fortune 500 clients such as IBM, Cisco and Pitney Bowes.

Jasmine Star: Jasmine is an internationally recognized photographer, who dropped out of law school, picked up a camera and pursued her dreams. She built a worldwide brand from scratch and leveraged Instagram to build a six-figure business in her first year. Jasmine empowers entrepreneurs to build a brand and market it on social media.

Lou Mongello: Lou is the host of WDW Radio, an award-winning podcast about the Disney Parks, named the Best Travel Podcast for nine years. Lou has gone from attorney to passion-chasing success story, to social media pioneer and influencer. He provides mentoring and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands. Lou shares the importance of exceptional customer service via podcasting, social media, event, and live video. He is also the founder of DreamTeamProject.org, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.

Rebekah Radice: Rebekah is the creator of the Authority Matrix, a powerful personal brand building tool used by Fortune 500 executives to leverage employee influence and advocacy. She is the founder of Rebekah Radice Media and RadiantLA, premier training and development companies working with growth driven leaders on how to build a comprehensive marketing system. She is the author of, Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth, and an award-winning blogger, recognized two years in a row for her contributions to the social media industry.

Park HowellPark is a storytelling expert with 30 years of advertising experience who has run his own agency for 20 years. He is the founder of the Business of Story, a proven platform to help businesses achieve epic growth for their enterprise and people. His weekly podcast features story artists from around the world who help listeners craft and tell compelling brand stories that sell. Park teaches international executives how to advance their social initiatives through storytelling at the Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership program at Arizona State University.

Cathy Hackl: Cathy is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality and augmented reality content creator, speaker and marketing futurist. Meet the leading lady of your future reality. Cathy Hackl knows media. After working as a journalist for CNN and ABC News, she went to explore all things AR and VR. Her book Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications is a modern standard for tomorrow’s marketeers. Not impressed yet? How about endorsements as ‘leading augmented reality and virtual reality influencer’ by NBC News, VentureBeat, IZEA and others. She is the missing link between marketing and VR.

Ian Cleary: Ian is the founder of RazorSocial, a writer for Forbes, an instructor at Rutgers University, and co-author of Digital Marketing Growth Hacks. He has the unusual mix of strong technology and strong marketing skills. Content marketing is an area he’s passionate about and he loves working with brands to drive improved results from content. When he’s not at the office in his home country of Ireland, he can be found on stage at some of the top marketing conferences around the world.

Alisa Meredith: Alisa is the content marketing manager at Tailwind who has (more than once!) been accused of a Pinterest obsession. Blogger (alisameredith.com), speaker, and author, she’s a big believer in the power of visual marketing, and is on a mission to help businesses find their creative side in order to appeal to customers in a whole new way.

Kate Ahl: Kate is the owner of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management company and hosts the weekly Simple Pin podcast. She has a passion for helping business owners grow their business using Pinterest. Kate aims to teach actionable, simple steps that help business owners move forward successfully instead of feeling overwhelmed.

Dennis Yu: Dennis is the chief technology officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company that offers clients top-notch analytics on all major social networks. He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing and has spoken in 17 countries. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CBS Evening News and is co-author of Facebook Nation – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.

Rick Mulready: Rick is an industry-leading authority on simplifying online marketing 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.

Annie Cushing: Annie is the founder of Annielytics.com. She lives for data. By day she gathers it and makes it runway ready. By night she dreams about her next vis fix. The only thing that thrills her as much as getting knee deep in data is teaching other marketers how to sexy up their data. And when she’s not knee deep in data, she’s usually in a dragon boat somewhere.

Jeff Sieh: Jeff is owner and creative director at His Design, Inc. where he has worked to help clients market themselves in the best way possible using a variety of mediums for over 14 years. He is also “Head Beard” at Manly Pinterest Tips where he is the creator and host of The Manly Pinterest Tip Show. With top tips, comedy, storytelling, and just plain fun, Jeff teaches Pinterest techniques unlike any other. Jeff is also on the social team at Social Media Examiner and manages their Pinterest and Instagram accounts. Visit www.manlypinteresttips.com where Jeff explores visual marketing with character as big as his beard.

Ian Anderson Gray: Ian is a confident live video marketing coach and founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy. He’s an international speaker and blogs and live streams at Seriously Social. Ian helps business owners & entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority, and profits confidently using Live Videos. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian’s also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.

Andy Crestodina: Andy is a co-founder of Orbit Media, an award-winning, 38-person web design company in Chicago. Over the past 18 years, Andy has provided web strategy and marketing advice to more than 1000 businesses. Andy teaches marketing and has 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.

AJ Wilcox: AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads pro who founded B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency, in 2014. As official LinkedIn partners, they manage the world’s most sophisticated advertising accounts worldwide. He’s a ginger and triathlete. He and his wife live in Utah with their 4 kids and his company car is a wicked-fast gokart.

Justin Brown: Justin is a Netflix-featured producer and video marketing specialist helping entrepreneurs leverage the power of online video to build and scale their businesses. After 20+ years in professional video with top-level credits on international film, documentary, and extreme sports productions, Justin created the Primal Video YouTube channel, growing it to a multi-six figure automation-driven online business. Together with his brother Mike, he now teaches their systems for creating quality videos, growing a targeted audience and monetizing your influence at PrimalVideo.com.

Andrew Pickering: Andrew is one half of ‘Andrew and Pete’ – the fun content marketing duo who help businesses and brands get faster results from their content. They have a weekly YouTube show called Marketing Unboringed, run the UK’s leading content marketing membership community, called ATOMIC, and are winners of the ‘Digital and Social Media Company of the Year Award’, and ‘Business Personality of the Year Award’. They are authors of ‘The Hippo Campus’ and ‘Content Mavericks’ and host one of the UK’s largest digital marketing conference, ATOMICON.

Peter Gartland: Pete is one half of ‘Andrew and Pete’ – the fun content marketing duo who help businesses and brands get faster results from their content. They have a weekly YouTube show called Marketing Unboringed, run the UK’s leading content marketing membership community, called ATOMIC, and are winners of the ‘Digital and Social Media Company of the Year Award’, and ‘Business Personality of the Year Award’. They are authors of ‘The Hippo Campus’ and ‘Content Mavericks’ and host one of the UK’s largest digital marketing conference, ATOMICON.

Branden Harvey: Branden is a storyteller focused on the good in the world. He’s the host of the podcast Sounds Good, the creator of the Goodnewspaper, a printed newspaper full of good news, and has built an online community over more than 250,000 world changers. He’s helped brands like Disney, Square, Southwest Airlines, and (RED) tell meaningful stories with heart all over the world. He’s been written about and featured by media including The Washington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and Mashable.

Shep Hyken: Shep is the chief amazement officer of Shepard Presentations, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. Recognized as one of the leading experts in customer service and experience, Shep works with companies to build loyal relations with their customers and employees. He is the author of numerous books including The Amazement Revolution, Amaze Every Customer Every Time and The Convenience Revolution.

Nicholas Kusmich: Nicholas is the founder of the H2H Media Group and author of Give: The Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook Advertising to Generate More Leads, More Clients, and Massive ROI. He is responsible for over $102,000,000 in revenue from ad campaigns and for having the highest ROI’s in the industry. He shows businesses how to use Facebook ads to scale at will.

Chris Mercer: Chris, co-founder of MeasurementMarketing.io, is a sought-after measurement marketing expert. He has been helping marketers, marketing teams, and agencies, plan out what’s important to measure in their marketing, build measurement systems (using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics), create actionable dashboard reports, and finally use those reports to forecast and optimize their marketing results. In short, Mercer helps marketers know, trust, and grow their numbers.

Chris Dayley: Chris is a digital marketing entrepreneur, speaker, and neuromarketer who gets excited about helping businesses learn what their users want on their website, using psychology-based testing and analytics. He started his Conversion Optimization agency Dayley Conversion in 2014, which he later merged with Disruptive Advertising, where he currently works as VP of site testing and optimization.

Shaun Ayala: Shaun has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 10 years working for Best Buy. He currently leads the marketing strategy and a creative team of a specialty division at Best Buy. Shaun is also the host of a weekly show called “This Week: Snap News” and is an award-winning Snapchat storyteller widely recognized for his interactive and engaging Snapchat games. He has partnered with and created these interactive Snapchat stories for many popular brands including FOX, Paramount Pictures, NFL Chargers and so many more. Shaun was also featured in New York Magazine and was recognized as a Snapchat star AND one of the top 101 Snapchat accounts you should follow.

Logan Young: Logan is the vice president of strategy at BlitzMetrics where he implements ad campaigns and helps structure companies marketing funnels. He also works internally with his team to instill culture and help people meet their goals. He has spoken in the US and internationally and has been interviewed on multiple international podcasts.

Alex Khan: Alex is renowned as Germany´s most followed social media coach. He has worked with Red Bull, Microsoft, and Lufthansa, among other companies. His focus lies with the creation of a uniform social media strategy and in live video training. On March 26th, 2015, the day of Periscope’s official launch, Alex started a case study using Periscope and social media to build his personal brand (AlexKhan.tv). Within a year, he had 400,000 followers and the Huffington Post named him one of the TOP 10 Live Video Influencers. His hashtag #WeKhan registered 100 million impressions and touched 13 million people in 50 countries within the first three months.

Jessika Phillips: Jessika is a social media strategist and founded NOW Marketing Group in 2010 with only a laptop and a vision. The company is now a Forbes recognized Agency Partner and a certified inbound partner with Hubspot. NOW Marketing Group works with more than 100 clients across United States and beyond, choosing to serve – not sell. Jessika also teaches comprehensive relationship marketing, presents in a weekly videocast “Magnet Marketers” and hosts one of the largest social media Midwest conferences, Social Media Week Lima.

Duncan Wardle: Having worked for Disney for 25 years, most recently as head of innovation & creativity, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity access their organizations. He is a multiple TEDx speaker and contributes to Fast Company. Duncan also holds the “Outstanding American Citizen Award” presented at the White House, an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University, and the Duke Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.

Nicky Kriel: Award-winning Nicky Kriel is one of the UK’s top social media influencers. She is an internationally recognized trainer, speaker and consultant and is the author of How to Twitter for Business Success and Converting Conversations to Customers. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering businesses to use social media to grow. She believes that Twitter is an essential element of any social media strategy.

Andrew Warner: Andrew was one of the pioneers of the Internet startup scene. The online greeting card company he started in 1997 grew into a $35+ million per year (revenue) business. He followed it up by creating Grab.com, an online contest site offering the world’s first billion jackpot, which was backed by Warren Buffett. After selling those companies he launched his podcast, Mixergy, where he interviews other founders about how they built their companies. It features founders of Airbnb, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Pixar and over a thousand other fascinating start-ups.

Mike Kim: Mike ditched his comfy C-suite marketing job in pursuit of career freedom. He now hosts the #1 ranked podcast on personal branding in iTunes, The Brand You Podcast, and helps brands clarify their message. Mike has crafted the messages and marketing campaigns for some of today’s top thought leadership brands including Donald Miller, Suzanne Evans, and Catalyst Leadership. You can read his blog at mikekim.com.

Brian Fanzo: Brian inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing to standout from the noise and reach the millennial and generation z consumers. He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cyber security, then as a technology evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup and is currently the founder of iSocialFanz which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees and SAP. A proud pager-wearing millennial and dad of three girls, Brian hosts two podcasts (FOMOFanz & SMACtalk), has traveled to over 70 countries and has spoken at many of the worlds largest events including SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, CES, Mobile World Congress. Brian is a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan and semi-professional poker player that isn’t afraid to leverage his fast talking skills to read your body language and spot when you’re bluffing.

Molly Mahoney: Known across the net as The Prepared Performer, Molly is a master at helping entrepreneurs and artists up their visibility and online presence by leveraging the newest and most powerful features Facebook has to offer. Molly shares her vast expertise from running highly converting ads, to hosting Facebook Live broadcasts, to creating Facebook Messenger bots that serve clients and customers in a uniquely authentic way.

Susan Wenograd: Susan is a Facebook ads expert who specializes in Facebook ad funnels. She’s also a consultant and regular speaker on Facebook ads. She helps businesses setup funnels, manage Facebook advertising campaigns, perform paid media audits.

Rich Brooks: Rich runs flyte new media, an award winning digital agency. His new book, The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing is based on his 20 years of experience leading that company. He is also founder of The Agents of Change, an annual conference and weekly podcast that focuses on search, social and mobile marketing. As the “tech guru” on the evening news program, 207, he breaks down all things digital for the NBC affiliates in Maine.

Amy Landino: Amy is the award-winning host of AmyTV, a YouTube series dedicated to helping women go after the life they want. With more than 12 million views and hundreds of thousands of subscribers, she is a leading authority on digital attention. Author of the best-selling book Vlog Like a Boss, Amy also cofounded Aftermarq, a content innovation studio that provides strategy for brands who want to grab the attention of those who matter to their mission.

Brett Curry: Brett is the CEO of OMG Commerce an eCommerce marketing agency and Google Premier Partner. Brett started his first marketing agency in 2003 and launched his first search engine marketing campaign in 2004. Brett is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Google Shopping published by Shopify. He is also the host of the eCommerce Evolution Podcast highlighting what’s new and what’s next in eCommerce.

Tyler J. MCall: Tyler believes in the power of stories and relationships for creating communities and moving people to action. As a go-to Instagram marketing strategist for creatives and online business owners, Tyler empowers others to show up online in a genuine and intentional way so they can grow their business and grow their impact.

John Nemo: John Nemo is an Online Course Creator and the Bestselling Author of “LinkedIn Riches: How To Use LinkedIn For Business, Sales & Marketing!” John has personally rewritten and optimized LinkedIn profiles for business and social media marketing influencers including Chris Brogan, Mari Smith, John Lee Dumas, Jairek Robbins, Ray Edwards and many others. John’s work has been featured by Social Media Examiner, Inc. Magazine, American City Business Journals, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, on LinkedIn’s official marketing blog and many other publications online. Learn more about John online at www.LinkedInRiches.com

Mary Kathryn Johnson: Mary has been nicknamed the “ChatBotMom” by the Messenger Marketing community. Her innovative use of chatbots has helped her clients sell millions in products, services, and online courses. Her client successes were cited by Entrepreneur.com as examples of using chatbots to grow revenue. Mary is co-host of the groundbreaking Marketing Futurist Summit that is now a podcast with guests who share their thoughts, ideas, and predictions on the future of personalized, conversational marketing and AI.

Dana Tran: Dana is a digital coach and bot expert, who is passionate about teaching others how to build interactive and personalized Messenger Bot experiences. She writes about bots at ThinkTuitive.com and is a contributor for Social Media Examiner. She’s also the co-founder of CodelessBot.com, a collection of plugins and templates to help non-techies enhance their existing Messenger Bot.

Caitlin Bacher: Caitlin is a leading expert on building meaningful online communities that change the world. She helps online course creators and coaches build wildly engaged and profitable Facebook groups inside her signature course, The Fab FB Group System. She is the host of two free Facebook groups: #SOCIALBOSS, which helps over 35,000 entrepreneurs start and grow a profitable FB group, and The Successful Course Creator, which helps course creators scale their business to 7 figures and beyond.

Bruce Irving: Bruce Irving is the marketing visionary behind SmartPizzaMarketing.com and host of the weekly Smart Pizza Marketing podcast. On his podcasts, he interviews the leading minds of the pizza and restaurant industry. Bruce is a top marketing consultant, a former pizzeria owner and now runs Smart Pizza Marketing, a full-service digital agency designed and created specifically to help local business owners get more customers.

Ben Beck: Ben loves working at the intersection of technology and marketing. In addition to researching marketing technology to identify new best practices, he also enjoys building chatbots and working with a breadth of marketing tools, such as Marketo, Hubspot, SalesForce, ManyChat and Optimizely. Despite his near addiction to marketing tech, he also loves to get away from it all and spend time in the outdoors with his wife and two boys.

Azriel Ratz: Through his years of experience in online marketing Azriel has perfected his strategy for companies to find their ideal audiences and create the most relevant ads for their businesses. The long-term success of these Facebook campaigns earns an average return of five times the ad costs.

Chris Ducker: A serial entrepreneur and author of the bestsellers, Virtual Freedom and Rise of the Youpreneur, Chris owns and operates several businesses that house over 350 full-time employees internationally. He’s also a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of Youpreneur.com – the world’s number one personal brand business education company, as well as being the self-proclaimed ‘Proudest Brit’ doing business online.

Dan Gingiss: Dan is the author of Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media and the co-host of the Experience This! podcast. Dan’s career has spanned 20 years in multiple disciplines including marketing, social media, customer experience, and digital design. He has led social media efforts at three Fortune 300 companies – Discover, Humana, and McDonald’s. He is a die-hard Cubs fan and a pinball wizard.

Cate Stillman: Cate is the author of Body Thrive and Master of You. She is a leader in the field of Ayurveda, peak performance, and habits, as well as a global community builder and podcaster with 2 million downloads. Cate founded Yogahealer.com in 2001, a $1.5 million a year business that she runs with her remote team of 10 contractors and 40 workstudies so she can ski, surf and run rivers with her family in the Tetons and Mexico.

Jennifer Watson: Jennifer is an Emmy winning meteorologist, speaker, podcaster and social media specialist at The Weather Channel. There she co-manages The Weather Channel’s social pages, posting forecasts, breaking weather information and more. Along with that, she works on a variety of social media campaigns for the company. Recent achievements have included the successful launch of their Facebook Live strategy, that has opened new avenues for fan growth, engagement and brand awareness. She co-hosts the biweekly podcast Storm Front Freaks, discussing all topics regarding weather and climate, and has been a guest on several other podcasts to discuss varying weather topics and social media strategy.

Joel Comm: Joel is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience in publishing, social media, and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel leaves audiences inspired, entertained, and armed tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. He is co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

Sunny Lenarduzzi: Touted as a “marketing master” by Entrepreneur.com, Sunny is a leader in the video marketing field. From developing a series for Hootsuite that increased subscriptions by 75% to hitting 1 billion impressions in 1 day on a live-streaming campaign with Applebees, Lenarduzzi knows how to create content that works. Through 1-on-1 programs, Sunny and her team have helped clients generate over $5 million in revenue directly from YouTube content.

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: For more than a decade, Cliff had been known as the Podcast Answer Man. He’s trained tens of thousands of individuals how to successfully launch an audio podcast. Today, Cliff is a business and life coach. He mentors coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from their unfulfilling day job to their own responsible and profitable online business so that they can live the life of their dreams and do the work they feel most called to do in this world.

Carlos Gil: Carlos is an award-winning digital storyteller with over a decade of experience leading social media strategy for LinkedIn, Winn-Dixie, Save-A-Lot, and BMC Software. Presently, Carlos is the CEO and founder of Gil Media Co., a full-service marketing firm based in Los Angeles, California which works with Fortune 500 clients including DocuSign, Western Union, and Keller Williams as well as Social Media Career Academy, a consultancy for enterprise-level brands and online course platform.

Dana Malstaff: Dana is the founder of Boss Mom LLC. She launched the brand in 2016 with the Boss Mom Podcast and her first book Boss Mom. With a Facebook group community of over 33,000 people and 20,000 students, Dana helps women all over the world lose the guilt and build sustainable online businesses. She believes we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.

Neal Schaffer: Neal is a leading authority on helping businesses through their digital transformation through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small execute on social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. President of the social media agency PDCA Social, Neal also teaches digital media to executives at Rutgers University, the Irish Management Institute (Ireland), and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland). Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Neal is a popular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak about digital media on four continents in a dozen countries. He is also the author of 3 books on social media, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley), and in 2018 will publish his 4th book, The Business of Influence, on educating the market on how any business can leverage the potential of influencer marketing. Neal resides in Irvine, California but also frequently travels to Japan. Find out more about Neal at nealschaffer.com.

Megan Conley: Megan is a digital marketing expert and the CEO of Social Tribe, a social engagement agency that builds and delivers leading-edge social, content and influencer programs for enterprise brands. Since opening its doors in 2009, Social Tribe has worked with global businesses such as SAP, SuccessFactors, Cisco Systems and HP, driving measurable business impact and real world results.

Melanie Deziel: Melanie is a keynote speaker, award-winning branded content strategist and founder of StoryFuel. She is on the board of the Native Advertising Institute and travels the world teaching branded content strategy. Melanie was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times and wrote the “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix, which won the OMMA for Best Native Advertising in 2014.

Steve Chou: Steve is the founder of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, a blog that reaches millions of readers interested in ecommerce and selling physical products online. He also runs a top business podcast of the same name with over a million downloads, a popular online training course with thousands of students and an annual conference specially catering to ecommerce entrepreneurs called The Sellers Summit specifically catering to ecommerce entrepreneurs.

Natasha Takahashi: Natasha is the chief marketing officer and co-founder of School of Bots and the host of the popular show, There’s a Bot for That. She co-founded School of Bots in 2017 to serve the need for bot education and it has grown to be one of the leading chatbot education brands, teaching 3,500+ people in 30+ countries around the world. Their unique approach to chatbots consists of scaling marketing, sales, and operations efforts with automation and intimacy. Natasha’s marketing agency has built 90+ chatbots for brands and influencers.

Bella Vasta: Bella is the author of the book, The Four Types of Dogs Every Business Needs and a podcast host of the long-standing show, Bella In Your Business. She is an authority on building Facebook groups and Bella has helped grow all types of businesses from multi-million-dollar corporations to mom and pops, with a unique understanding in all stages. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, ABC, NBC, FOX.

Dan Shure: Dan is the co-owner of Evolving SEO with his wife Sarah and is the host of Experts On The Wire, a well-known SEO Podcast. Dan has helped companies like WGBH, Ring Video Doorbell, Sumo and more solve challenging SEO problems and grow traffic up to 20x with content since 2007.

Mike Rhodes: Mike is the co-author of the best-selling book on Google Ads, The Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords, and the CEO and founder of WebSavvy, recently named by Google as one of the top 18 agencies. Mike is in his 15th year of creating profitable Google Ad campaigns for global businesses. In addition to being in the trenches with his team, he teaches competitor agencies to scale their agencies via his second business AgencySavvy.

Stephanie Liu: Stephanie Liu is one of the most sought-after international speakers on live video, known for her dynamic stage presence and cutting-edge Facebook engagement tactics. As an ad agency veteran, Stephanie has helped Fortune 500 companies and small businesses skip the guesswork on how to build their brands online. She is most notably known for her Facebook Live show called Lights, Camera, Live®, where she helps businesses succeed with live video.

Oli Billson: Oli’s superpower lies in strategizing and implementing conversion-led, money-making sales and marketing funnels. He started his first business at the age of 15 and now owns a portfolio of four multi-million dollar businesses, one of which is international with 170 franchises. He is a consultant to many well-known entrepreneurs and business growth experts. His latest venture is Next Level Business, which transforms “normal” businesses into fast-growth businesses that experience double-digit growth year after year.

Kate Talbot: Kate is the author of the best-selling Snapchat book, Oh Snap! which IBM named ‘Book of the Month.’ She is also a marketing consultant, speaker, and has led social media at Virgin America and Kiva. She teaches a post-graduate course on Snapchat at Digital Marketing Institute and guest lectures at Stanford and University of San Francisco. Kate writes a monthly column for Women@Forbes and is featured on NPR, Nasdaq, NBC News, HuffingtonPost, and VentureBeat.

Chris Brogan: Chris is CEO of Owner Media Group, providing skills for the modern entrepreneur. He is also a highly sought after professional speaker and The New York Times best-selling author of nine books and counting. His latest is called Find Your Writing Voice. Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more.

Owen Hemsath: Owen is a YouTube marketing consultant specializing in small business growth. He has made over 1,000 videos for the web and has a YouTube channel with almost 1 million minutes of watch time. Having recently defeated cancer in the same year he doubled his business, Owen is uniquely qualified to show small business owners and entrepreneurs the pathway for making money with online video – no matter what stage of business you’re in.

George B. Thomas: George has more than 20 years of industry experience, is an inbound and video marketing Jedi, and co-owner of The Sales Lion. Chances are you’ve heard George on the Hubcast or seen him speak at an event. George is a HubSpot accredited trainer with 13 certifications including inbound, email, and content certifications. George is an inbound, video, content, and social marketing leader. George enjoys learning, teaching, and developing solutions for companies who want to work hard and grow.

Andrew Hubbard: Andrew is the founder of Hubbard Digital, a social media advertising agency that specializes in helping online educators scale their businesses with Facebook and Instagram ads. Andrew is known for his innovative approach to advertising. He has designed and executed strategies for some of the biggest digital product launches in the industry, as well as evergreen campaigns that generate millions of dollars every year for his clients.

Michael Melaro: Michael is a public speaker, writer, mentor and executive in the furniture industry with established authority in social media marketing and online reputation. He is the senior director of retail performance for The Wellsville Group, a top Ashley HomeStore licensee with annual revenues in excess of $100 million. He is also the co-founder and principal of Brandcrush Creative, which has more than twenty years of combined experience in marketing and advertising consulting.

Rachel Farnsworth: Rachel is a creator, blogger, and Facebook video guru. Her Facebook page, The Stay At Home Chef, Facebook Watch Show, Recipe, and website, www.TheStayAtHomeChef.com, reach hundreds of millions of people each month. With over two thousand Facebook videos under her belt, and over four billion views on the content she has created, Rachel has learned what it takes to succeed on Facebook.

Chris Strub: Chris is the author of 50 States, 100 Days: The Book, which describes his solo, social media-powered adventure to volunteer with youth-related nonprofit organizations in all 50 states in 2015. Later, Chris visited Salvation Army locations in 25 states in 38 days along the 6200-mile #FightForGoodTour, raising thousands of dollars. He’s worked with Humana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and live-streaming app Live.me, and is the founder of the SocialWithStrub.com community.

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