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 the list of presenters who spoke at Social Media Marketing World 2018.

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: Digital marketing and social media customer service are broken, and Jay Baer brings the repair kit. He has created five multi-million dollar companies, and is the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers. He is the president of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that helps the world’s most iconic brands like The United Nations, Adidas, 3M, and Oracle use technology to win new customers, and keep the customers they’ve already earned. A New York Times best-selling author of five books, Jay is the host of Jay Today, and the Social Pros podcast.

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.

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.

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.

Brian Solis: Brian is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet and has been called one of the greatest digital analysts of our time by CMOs and CEOs of top brands. Additionally, Brian is an award-winning author of seven best-selling books including X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What’s the Future of Business (WTF) and The End of Business as Usual. Brian is also a world-renowned keynote speaker and digital anthropologist. He studies disruptive technology and its impact on business and society. In his work, he humanizes trends to help people understand how the world is changing, why and what to do about it. His current research explores digital transformation, corporate innovation, experience design, culture 2.0 and the future of industries, trends and behavior. With a loyal online audience of over 600,000 people online, his work makes him a sought-after thought-leader to leading brands, celebrities and startups.

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.

Brian Clark: Brian is founder of Copyblogger.com and CEO of Copyblogger Media, a serial entrepreneur, and a recovering attorney. Brian built three successful offline businesses using online marketing techniques before switching to a producer model that involves building, monetizing, and occasionally selling online media properties. With Copyblogger Media, Brian seeks to empower online writers and content producers to command attention, create engagement, and influence people as powerful players in the new media revolution.

GuyKawasakiGuy Kawasaki: Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online design tool, and a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA. He is also an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was also the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Peg Fitzpatrick: Peg is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. She works in the trenches of social marketing with global brands and brick and mortars on a daily basis and lives to write about it. Peg is currently the director of content strategy and social media for Tailwind, the premiere Pinterest and Instagram visual marketing platform. 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. Peg is a popular speaker at blogging and social media conferences.

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.

Robert Rose: Robert is the founder and chief troublemaker at The Content Advisory, the consulting and advisory group of The Content Marketing Institute. His third best-selling book, Killing Marketing, co-written with colleague Joe Pulizzi, has been called “loaded with ideas to turn marketing into profit centers.” Over the last five years, Robert has worked with more than 500 companies of all sizes, including 15 of the Fortune 100. Robert also co-hosts the podcast PNR’s This Old Marketing, frequently a top 20 podcast on iTunes, with more than half a million downloads per year across 100 countries.

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.

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 worldwide 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.

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.

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.

Tyler Anderson: Tyler is a social media marketing entrepreneur, speaker, and host of the Social Media Social Hour Podcast. He’s the founder and CEO of Casual Fridays, co-founder of Tack, and executive producer of Social Media Day San Diego. He has over 15 years of digital marketing, social media marketing, and public relations experience and has worked with hundreds of brands on social media and content marketing initiatives including top hotels and resorts for Marriott International, San Diego Tourism Authority, KAABOO Del Mar, Penske Automotive, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Deloitte, and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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.

Jason Van Orden: Jason helps thought leaders to reach a larger audience with their ideas and create new income streams from their expertise. As a consultant, trainer, and strategist, he draws from twelve years of researching top Internet influencers as well as personal experience gained by launching over 60 online courses, teaching more than 7000 entrepreneurs, and generating 6 million dollars in online course sales, and 8 million downloads of his podcast. He believes in helping each client design an online marketing and monetization strategy that aligns with their vision and values.

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.

Darren Rowse: Darren is the co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income, a practical guide to creating and marketing a profitable blog. He is also the founder of Problogger.com, and Digital-Photography-School.com which are read by close to 5 million visitors per month. With over 8000 articles, tips, tutorials, podcast episodes and case studies, Darren’s ProBlogger site has become a pivotal resource site for all things blogging.

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.

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.

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.

Amy Landino: Amy is a globally-recognized YouTuber, speaker, author, podcaster, and marketing consultant. She vlogs at YouTube.com/AmyTV where she coaches people to go after what they want in life and leverage video storytelling to make it happen. Owner of two creative companies—Aftermarq and Vlog Boss Studios—Amy speaks to and consults with a global clientele about leveraging online communication for increasing brand awareness. In her best selling book Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging, she shares her collection of strategies and tactics to help you create video that gets the attention you deserve. Amy has been a speaker for business and marketing events all over the world and has had her work featured on media channels such as PR Daily, Content Marketing Institute, Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur, and many more.

Zach King: Zach is an online filmmaker and personality with over 15 million followers on Instagram and 4 million followers on Vine. Zach creates short special-effects videos such as Jedi Kittens Strike Back, which gained over 20 million views on YouTube while he attended Biola Film School. He was named by YouTube as one of the 25 most promising young filmmakers in America in 2013 and has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Grant Thompson: Grant is “The King of Random” to over 8 million YouTube followers, and hosts one of the largest DIY and Mad Science channels on the Internet with nearly 1.5 billion views. He’s a proud husband and father of 4 boys, making weekly videos dedicated to exploring life through all kinds of life hacks, experiments, and random weekend projects. Through these weekend projects, and “mad science” experiments, Grant is making science fun for the family, and the world.

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: 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 and brands in the world, creating unique marketing strategies that work. He has helped generate billions of views and has worked on some of the most talked about video ads on the Internet. Derral thrives in live-event settings where he can share his knowledge and passion with creators and entrepreneurs.

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

Shaun McBride: Shaun is one of most well-known viral stars of Snapchat. Shaun, who is known as “Shonduras” on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter specializes in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and often silly, with detailed finger doodles over pictures. He has worked with companies such as Disney, Taco Bell, and Major League Soccer using Snapchat as a form of advertising that people notice.

Shama Hyder: Shama is the best-selling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. She was named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company. Shama has appeared on Fox Business, CBS and Fox News and been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and Forbes. She is the CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a global online marketing and digital PR company.

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 serial entrepreneur, community builder and leading Twitter marketing expert. She’s ranked the #1 social media power influencer in Houston. Each week she hosts the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat that brings together hundreds of people in an active one hour discussion. Since launching two years ago, it has reached 4.64 billion impressions. She 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. Huffington Post named Madalyn one of 50 Women Entrepreneurs to follow.

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.

Donna Moritz: Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, a Top 10 Social Media Blog for Social Media Examiner, 2015-2017 and Best Business Blog in Australia 2014. She helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business and her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur Online. Donna is a contributor and trainer for Social Media Examiner and she speaks about digital and visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.

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 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.

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. Jenn provides training, tips, and resources for small to medium sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Jenn has been featured in Inc., Yahoo Finance, and numerous other podcasts and publications. 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.

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.

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

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/producer of WDW Radio, a top-ranked and award-winning podcast (once ranked #2 overall on iTunes and named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years). Having gone from attorney to passion-chasing success story, social media pioneer, and entrepreneur, Lou provides mentoring and consulting to individuals and organizations looking to build their businesses and brands. Lou is also a keynote speaker who shares the magic of Disney and a unique message around growing an engaged, loyal and passionate community via podcasting, social media, and live video. Lou’s podcast and story has been featured in many top media outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, Huffington Post, Parenting Magazine, Readers’ Digest, and others.

Sunny Lenarduzzi: Sunny is an award-winning video, social media and online business strategist. She’s worked with hundreds of clients across industries – helping Hootsuite develop a YouTube series that increased subscriptions by 75% and Applebee’s hit 1 billion impressions in 1 day. Sunny was named one of 20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business by Forbes and she’s been featured on national radio, television and online platforms like Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post.

John Lee Dumas: JLD is the host of Entrepreneurs ON FIRE, an award-winning podcast where he interviews today’s most successful entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 2000 interviews and 1.3 million monthly listens. He’s the author of The Freedom Journal: Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days and The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!

John Jantsch: John is the founder of Duct Tape Marketing and author of five books including Duct Tape Marketing and his most recent, SEO for Growth. He is also the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network, which trains and licenses marketing consultants around the world.

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.

Dan Gingiss: Dan is the author of the book, Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media. He is also the co-host of the Experience This! podcast, where he shares examples of companies providing remarkable experiences for their customers and tips on how you can do the same at your business. 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.

Ian Cleary: Ian is founder of the digital agency RazorSocial and also co-founder of OutreachPlus which provides email outreach software. He is a passionate content marketer, professional speaker, award-winning blogger and has extensive experience in marketing technology. He writes for Forbes and Entrepreneur.com and speaks regularly at 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.

Chris Ducker: Chris is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the best-seller, Virtual Freedom. A proud Brit, Chris is known for hosting energetic live events and has founded several businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. He is also a popular business blogger and podcaster at ChrisDucker.com and founder of Youpreneur.com, the personal branding business community.

Kate Ahl: Kate is the owner of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management company. She has a passion for helping bloggers and 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, you are most likely to find her out on the water somewhere, paddling her heart out.

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 Seriously Social. He is an international speaker and blogs (and live streams) about social media and live video tools. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video marketing easy to understand. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer. He’s rather partial to Indian food and single malt whisky and lives near Manchester in the UK.

Robyn Openshaw: Robyn is the author of 15 books, including best-sellers The Green Smoothies Diet and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Her latest book, the USA Today and Amazon #1 best-seller, Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success, was released by Simon & Schuster in October 2017. She is a former psychotherapist, university professor, and lectured in over 450 cities in the 6 years after launching her popular site GreenSmoothieGirl.com in 2007. She’s a single mom to four children who are now flying the coop. She skis and plays tennis competitively in Utah, and believes that everything is possible if you leverage the highest frequencies in the Universe.

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.

Jeremy Vest: Jeremy is founder of the video marketing company Vidpow and Video Marketing World Conference. He is one of the top YouTube for business experts and is YouTube certified. Jeremy often writes and speaks on YouTube for business, video marketing, video SEO and video conversion science. He has over 1 billion views to his credit for clients and has worked with many top brands. Jeremy has taught thousands of people and has a deep passion for all things related to online marketing.

AJ Wilcox: AJ is a LinkedIn Ads pro who founded B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific agency, in 2014. As official LinkedIn partners, they manage among 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 leading video production and marketing 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 Demartini, 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, together with his brother Mike he now teaches entrepreneurs and marketers how to amplify their business & brand with video FASTER at PrimalVideo.com.

Andrew Pickering: Andrew is one half of the duo ‘Andrew and Pete,’ who run a multi-award-winning content marketing company helping small businesses create shareworthy content to building brands people love. They have been featured on Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur on Fire and Huffington Post and are authors of the hit book The Hippo Campus. You can find out more about them at: www.andrewandpete.com.

Peter Gartland: Pete is one half of the duo ‘Andrew and Pete,’ who run a multi-award-winning content marketing company helping small businesses create shareworthy content to building brands people love. They have been featured on Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur on Fire and Huffington Post and are authors of the hit book The Hippo Campus. You can find out more about them at: www.andrewandpete.com.

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.

Syed Balkhi: Syed is an award-winning entrepreneur with several seven-figure online businesses. He was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by United Nations. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Washington Post, FoxBusiness, Entrepreneur, Wired, and many top publications. He created WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners. His entertainment blog, List25, has over 2 million YouTube subscribers and over 450 million video views. He’s also the co-founder of OptinMonster, the most popular conversion optimization software.

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.

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 who want to build loyal relations with their customers and employees. He has been published in hundreds of publications and is the author of numerous books including The Amazement Revolution and Amaze Every Customer Every Time.

Nicholas Kusmich: Nicholas is 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 known as a world’s leading Facebook advertising strategist and for having the highest ROI’s in the industry. He works with A-List clients including top thought leaders, The New York Times best-selling authors, and Top Inc. 500 companies creating advertising campaigns that convert. He specializes in using his proprietary Contextual Congruence methodology, which creates mass conversions on social platforms and scales sales quickly.

Zach Spuckler: Zach is the founder of The Heart, Soul & Hustle and host of a podcast by the same name where he teaches business owners how to leverage Facebook Ads and Launches to strategically maximize leads, conversions, and sales – and ultimately profit! At just 24, Zach has helped his clients execute six-figure launches and create sustainable sales funnels that leverage Facebook Ads that allow them to work less and profit more.

Chris Mercer: Chris is the owner of MeasurementMarketing.io. He is a sought-after analytics and optimization expert. Mercer and his team help digital marketers use tools (like Google Tag Manager) to track and optimize their revenue. They set up tracking, measurement, and other analytics-oriented activities on websites so their owners and managers can see how visitors are moving through the funnel. He enjoys helping people find ways to get more done with minimum stress and effort, especially through the development of more efficient systems for management and operations.

Chris Dayley: Chris is passionate about helping businesses learn what their users want on their website, through 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.

Aaron Walker: Aaron is without question a veteran entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine years later. He went on to start and sell eight more successful companies over the past 38 years. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron is co-author of The Mastermind Blueprint endorsed by many including Seth Godin, and his new book, View From The Top is guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to live a successful and significant life.

Carlos Gil: Carlos is a first-generation Latino marketing executive and award-winning Snapchat storyteller with over a decade of experience leading social media strategy for global brands. Carlos’ work has been featured by CNNMoney, Harvard Business Review, Mashable, and Social Media Examiner in addition to dozens of trade publications. Previously, Carlos served as the senior social marketing manager for LinkedIn where he helped grow and evangelize the use of LinkedIn as a sales and marketing tool. Prior to founding Gil Media Co., Carlos held roles leading social media marketing for Winn-Dixie, Save-A-Lot food stories, and BMC Software as well.

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.

David H. Lawrence XVII: David is the creator of CameraReadyU.com, guiding his clients to authority, authenticity and agility with their on-camera performances, and is the founder and lead instructor at VO2GoGo, where he helps talent create successful, satisfying and profitable voice over careers. After 30 years in radio, David moved to television and film and is now seen and heard on shows like Cars 3, The People vs. OJ, LOST, CSI, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, ANT Farm, Touch, and as Eric Doyle on NBC’s Heroes.

Tim Paige: Tim calls himself a “Webinar Superhero”. He’s hosted over a thousand live webinars and grossed nearly $10 Million in revenue directly from those webinars. His mission in hosting webinars is to deliver an experience that leaves attendees thrilled they attended (while converting at a high level). Tim is also a professional voice actor with clients such as NBC, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Weather Channel, Comcast, and more.

Jordan Harbinger: Jordan has always had an affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics and social engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive. Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.

Mark Mason: Mark is the voice behind the Late Night Internet Marketing Blog and Podcast at LateNightIM.com. He has been teaching others about Internet marketing and creating passive income online for almost a decade. The Late Night brand is all about helping busy people with a day job build internet businesses one night at a time. Mark is a busy husband and father, and an electrical engineer by day but enjoys helping others learn late at night.

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.

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.

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.

Greg Hickman: Greg is a marketing funnel strategist, coach and founder of System.ly, a marketing automation consultancy working primarily with service providers, consultants and coaches to productize their services and automate both their sales and fulfillment systems. Greg has helped design and implement systems for businesses such as Entrepreneur on Fire, Jon Loomer, Chris Ducker, Jay Baer and and other market leaders. He’s a blogger, podcaster, speaker and his work has been featured on Huffington Post, Copyblogger, Social Media Examiner, Business.com and more.

Ben Beck: Ben loves working at the intersection of technology and marketing. In addition to building out chatbots and marketing automation implementations for his clients, he also enjoys working with a breadth of marketing tools, such as Marketo, Hubspot, SalesForce, ManyChat, ChatFuel and Optimizely. Despite his near addiction to marketing tech, he also loves to get away from it all and spend time in the mountains with his wife and two boys.

Ana Hoffman: Some years ago, Ana entered the blogging world with a bang – she propelled a brand-new blog, TrafficGenerationCafe.com, from an unknown to top 18,000 global sites according to Alexa.com… in 4 months. How did she do it? Never resting on her traffic generation laurels? Tirelessly searching for and discovering innovative ways to drive profitable website traffic for free? Always perfecting existing traffic generation methods and processes?… Was she simply born with it?… Or is it ♨ caffeine?…”

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.

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

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: Duncan is an independent innovation, design thinking consultant. Most recently Duncan was vice president of innovation and creativity for Disney. Over the last three decades Duncan served in an executive role for The Disney Company in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and most recently Shanghai. He has received such honors as the “Outstanding American Citizen Award” at the White House and an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University. He also holds the Duke Edinburgh Gold Award, presented by Her Majesty the Queen.

Owen Video: 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.

Billy Gene Shaw: Billy Gene is one of the top online marketing influencers, educators, and practitioners in the world. Through his one-of-a-kind online courses and Facebook live-streams, he is revolutionizing the education system by teaching important and necessary entrepreneurial skills that schools aren’t teaching. He spends up to $200k/mo on his personal brand leveraging unique video content and ads on billboards, podcasts, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. With 22 world-class employees, his ad agency has worked with some of the world’s largest franchises and is sought after for their repeated proven success in turning “clicks into customers”…the most lucrative skill set in the world.

Larry Shapiro: Larry is the CEO of Ensemble Digital Studios, where he manages talent and produces movies that intersect today’s online creators. He recently wrapped as a producer on Shovel Buddies with AwesomnessTV and 360 Management and was an executive producer of the reality series Jack Vale Offline for HLN. Larry has a successful 20+ year track record of managing and producing creative in all forms of media and pioneering the convergence between Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

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.

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.

Calli Cholodenko: Calli is the founder of Something Social, a boutique social media firm specializing in lifestyle brands. With an emphasis on branding, creative strategies, photography and business development, Calli quickly realized social media was the perfect outlet to put her passion, talent, and innate abilities to work. Since its inception in early 2014, Something Social has grown to work with top lifestyle brands on both a local and national level, along with industry leaders and community influencers.

Ben Blakesley: Ben, author of Get Social: A Practical Guide to Using Social Media for Business, has been working in social for over a decade, spanning industries from music to finance to sports apparel and many in between. One of those “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” kind of guys, Ben lives and breathes social and thrives on making connections and making a difference. He lives in the Boston suburbs with his wonderful and socially adept wife, Lauryn, their three children, and their anti-social dog, Rufus.

Samantha Kelly: Samantha is the founder of Women’s Inspire Network, ‘brand ambassador’ for Social Media Summit Ireland and winner of best use of social media in the ‘net visionary awards 2017’. She believes in the power of Twitter to build communities and increase your sales and brand awareness. She’s also a Ted X speaker and a nice people collector!

Heidi Cohen: Heidi runs Actionable Marketing Guide, a top social media, content marketing and digital marketing blog. Cohen understands media and content from the inside out. Since working for a local newspaper at age 18, she’s worked for global media and content companies including Bertelsmann, The Economist, and The New York Times. Fun fact: Cohen studied writing with The Hours author, Michael Cunningham.

Jo Saunders: Jo is Australia’s ‘LinkedIn Demystifier’ and has been helping individuals connect and communicate since the early 90s, through pen and paper, events and now social media. She is author of Get Good or Get Off – A Guide to Getting it Right on Social Media, an Australian Web Awards judge, and was named one of the top 200 LinkedIn practitioners in the world. She guides professionals and organizations to communicate their brand message, showcase their talent, build thought leadership and engage with their ideal audience in the era of social business.

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.

Natalie Eckdahl: Natalie is a serial entrepreneur who helps women monetize and grow their businesses and/or podcasts through coaching, masterminds, speaking and her VIP membership site, The Nest. She hosts the popular Biz Chix Podcast through which she built a platform from scratch and broadcasts on air coaching calls, business trainings and select interviews. Natalie is an expert community builder and uber connector. She is the busy mom of three kids ages 2-14 and starts every day with a steaming cup of coffee. Connect with Natalie at BizChix.com.

Josh Elledge: Josh is the founder of upendPR.com and is a weekly syndicated newspaper columnist – reaching more than 1.1 million readers. He also regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country – having appeared on TV or radio more than 1500 times. Josh lives in Orlando, FL and is a US Navy veteran, a dad of three awesome kids, and is a self-proclaimed fitness geek and improv comedian.

Paul Colligan: Paul is passionate about helping others expand reach and revenue – with reduced stress and no drama. His lifestyle and business strategies are designed to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing information economy. He’s an 11-time #1 Amazon best-selling author and the secret weapon behind a number of top iTunes Podcasts and YouTube Channels. Previous projects have included work with StoryBrand, The U.S. State Department, Traffic Geyser, Rubicon International, Piranha Marketing, Microsoft, Pearson Education and more.

Tim Street: Tim began his career producing such Nickelodeon shows as All That and What Would You Do? and has created short-form content for Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Universal, ABC, CBS, NBC and others. Tim is a member of the PGA and connects YouTubers and podcasters with sponsorship deals. Currently Tim produces the podcasts Begleyesque with Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson Begley and Don’t Keep Your Day Job.

Dan Markham: Dan is the creator of the hit YouTube channel, “What’s Inside”. What started as a science fair project transformed Dan Markham and his son into YouTube superstars with nearly five million subscribers. Along the way, Markham became an engagement expert in building a brand presence on the platform—and positioning it to go viral. Explore one of the fastest growing channels on YouTube and gain insights that will apply to your channel or company’s channel.

Cate Stillman: Cate, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author of Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 best-seller in Ayurveda, helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at www.yogahealer.com.

Dave Jackson: Dave is a speaker, author and consultant and has been podcasting since 2005. He is the founder of the School of Podcasting, which has over 1.5 million downloads and hosts the live “Ask the Podcast Coach” show on iHeart Radio. With more than 20 years of technical training experience Dave has helped hundreds of podcasters launch successful podcasts.

Gary Leland: Gary started his first retail store in 1981, his first ecommerce site in 1996, and his first podcast in 2004. In 2006 Time Magazine included his website in their 50 coolest websites. In 2016 Gary was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame, and in 2017 Arlington, Texas proclaimed March 1st Gary Leland Day. He is a co-founder of Podcast Movement and produces over 10 podcasts including The Gary Leland Show, and The Podcast Ambassador. He operates two retail stores in Texas: Leland’s Wallpaper and Softball Junk. You can find out more about him at GaryLeland.com/about.

Ray Ortega: Hobbyist podcaster turned professional, Ray converted his love of podcasting into a full-time career as a podcast producer for a D.C. based non-profit. He also hosts The Podcasters’ Studio and Podcasters’ Roundtable, podcasts dedicated to helping others start, improve and profit from their own podcasts. When not podcasting, Ray is a YouTuber sharing his passion for creating high-quality, audio and video productions at youtube.com/rayortega.

Mike Russell: Mike is the creative director at Music Radio Creative. Audio production is his life. Mike is passionate about helping you to sound great! He presents a daily live stream about producing podcasts, cleaning up audio, improving the sound of your voice, creating music, sound design and more. Watch at: https://mrc.fm/live.

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.

Antonio Centeno: Antonio is the founder of Real Men Real Style, where he teaches men how to use clothing to build confidence, command respect, and earn more money. He’s created thousands of articles, videos, and infographics that reach millions of men every month via his YouTube channel and websites. Antonio also owns the conference Menfluential, where every year he brings together hundreds of the top men’s lifestyle influencers for a two day transformational event in Atlanta.

Darren Dake: Darren is the founder and director of the Death Investigation Training Academy. The academy serves coroners, medical examiners, and police by providing nationally approved training in both online eLearning and seminar style courses. Darren is also the host of the Coroner Talk™ podcast. Darren has served over 30 years in law enforcement and criminal investigations.

Melanie Deziel: Melanie is an award-winning branded content strategist and consultant, and the founder of The Overlap League native ad newsletter. 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.

Chelsea Crockett: Chelsea is known for beauty and makeup tutorials on her hit YouTube channel BeautyLiciousInsider. She first created her highly subscribed channel as a teen in 2011 and now has over 1.5 million subscribers. She has a second channel called BeautyLiciousKisses where she posts video blogs about her daily life.

Sean Cannell: Sean is a best-selling author and creator of Video Ranking Academy, an online course on how to grow your audience with ranked videos and turn views into income. He has built multiple successful brands online including seanTHiNKs, THiNK International, THiNK Media TV, and Clearvision Media, to over 350,000 subscribers with over 10 million video views. He has also worked with many top YouTubers, authors, businesses, and non-profits helping them increase their influence and impact online.

Beverly Jackson: Beverly is the vice president, social portfolio strategy at MGM Resorts International. She sets the strategic direction for social campaigns across the MGM Resorts brand portfolio and researches, develops, establishes and amplifies the brand voice across new and emerging platforms. As an experienced digital marketing leader, Beverly has a passion for disruptive brand strategies and innovation. She speaks regularly about key learning’s for brands on leveraging content and social strategies at scale. She has worked with some of the most iconic media and entertainment brands to create compelling content across platforms.

Bernie Borges: Bernie is CMO of Vengreso, the largest provider of digital sales transformation services. He is the host of the award winning Social Business Engine podcast. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the author of Marketing 2.0, one of the earliest playbooks written on social media strategy. He is an IBM futurist and has been recognized by industry peers, including Marketing Insider’s 60 Best Marketing Speakers, TopRank’s Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers, Cision’s Top 50 Content Marketers on Twitter.

Katie Krimitsos: Katie is the founder of Biz Women Rock, a community and education provider for women entrepreneurs around the world who want to leverage their businesses as a vehicle to live a life they love. She is a business coach and growth strategist and provides virtual and live education to help purpose-driven and action-taking women so they can get the tools they need to fulfill their business dreams! Her podcast, Biz Women Rock, provides personal business interviews, pertinent topics and actionable information that help her community thrive in their businesses.

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.

Miri Rodriguez: Miri is a storyteller for Microsoft Corporation. She is a creative journalist developing content across key technology trends, designing activities and materials for IT. Prior to this, Miri led three social care teams responding to thousands of customer inquiries via social channels in global English, Spanish and Portuguese. Her award-winning career includes 15+ years in marketing, operations and customer experience. Her work was recognized as best practice at the annual Microsoft Think Tank Summit and won her a marketing award for effectively engaging partnerships with internal teams to drive a unified social voice and customer experience.

Cassie Roma: Cassie is a California native and, after 14 years in New Zealand, a proud Kiwi. Passionate about content, social media strategy and storytelling across mediums both emerging and traditional, Cassie has been leading, growing, and motivating teams of ground-breaking social media strategists and content marketers at some of Australasia’s largest corporations for over a decade. Her goal? Delivering results while having fun doing it. Through constant innovation, growing positive community engagement, deepening customer service standards, and streamlining reporting across business units, Cassie has truly cut her teeth on the cutting edge.

Nick Cicero: Nick is the founder and CEO of Delmondo, a creative studio and technology company working with brands like L’Oreal, Red Bull, MTV, AT&T, and Lowe’s to produce and measure content on Snapchat. Nick has worked on numerous innovative projects for some of the world’s largest brands and publishers like Universal Music Group, Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast, and Clear Channel. He put the first Instagram video on TV for Oprah and built an innovative social content experience for the PlayStation launch in North America, among other projects.

Ursula Ringham: Ursula is director, digital marketing at SAP where she drives the live video and social media strategy for small and midsize enterprise (SME). She manages all aspects of the SME social channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp) and creates innovative and engaging content. Ursula began her career at Adobe Systems and Apple working in developer relations, helping companies bring products to market. In her spare time, Ursula writes thriller novels about the high tech industry.

Konstanze Alex: Konnie leads corporate social influencer relations and event digital communications strategy at Dell. She designs sustainable, long-term relationship programs with industry experts to create shared value in a world that is built on human to human communication. Konnie collaborates with teams across Dell to develop and execute a digital communications strategy that adds value, informs and engages global audiences.

Brooke B. Sellas: Brooke is an in-the-trenches digital marketer and CEO at B Squared Media, a boutique “done-for-you” social media marketing and advertising agency. She’s also a blossoming blogger, and a purveyor of psychographics. Her marketing mantra is “Think Conversation, Not Campaign” so be sure to give her a shout on Twitter.

Daniel Lemin: Daniel is co-founder and CMO at Selectivor and the best-selling author of Manipurated, a detailed guide to the online reviews industry. He’s been seen in the New York Times, USA Today and on Fox News, CBS Radio and many other news outlets. He was an early Google hire and has been in digital marketing and PR for more than 15 years. Daniel is also a strategist on digital marketing and online reputation for Convince & Convert, led by Jay Baer.

Dan Miller: Dan is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. Over 130,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter, his 48 Days podcast consistently ranks in the top 3 under Careers on iTunes and the 48 Days.net business community is viewed as an example around the world for those seeking to find—or create—work they love. Dan has been a guest on CBS’s The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Moody MidDay Connection and The Dave Ramsey Show.

Dana Malstaff: Dana is the CEO and founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of both Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro and Confessions of a Boss Mom. Using her degree in broadcast journalism, and a corporate background in program development, company culture, and marketing, Dana grew the Boss Mom brand into a six-figure business in less than a year and has taught over 10,000 students.

Shannon Paul: Shannon has more than a decade of experience specializing in social media and content marketing. She has led successful social media programs in highly regulated industries, including financial services and health care, for many types of businesses from FORTUNE 500 to startup and nonprofit. She also helped launch the social media presence of the NHL Detroit Red Wings in 2008. Shannon has been recognized by Top Rank Marketing as one of the “50 Influential Women in Digital Marketing,” and “25 Women Who Rock Social Media.”

Vincenzo Landino: Vincenzo is an entrepreneur, video producer, vlogger and investor. He is the the co-founder and CEO of Aftermarq, a new media creative studio, specializing in brand amplification and digital storytelling through the use of video. With experience as a brand correspondent and video producer, Vincenzo’s portfolio includes a 1 billion impression campaign launch for Applebee’s as well as work for Barilla Pasta, DC United, Homes.com, Intel, Kia Motors, Oracle, Paul Mitchell Schools, SAP and Zoomph.

Lizi de Jong Reuveni: Lizi is a digital marketing lead at VMware. She leads a team that is responsible for driving qualified leads through innovative demand generation digital programs like paid social, content syndication, email and digital nurture, web personalization and social selling. She takes corp social media programs to the next level, and pushes her media agencies and her team to try new tactics, to innovate, to be creative and dare!

Amisha Gandhi: Amisha is head of influencer marketing at SAP and previously led mobile product marketing. In her current role, she is leading the charge at SAP for the global influencer marketing program to help drive demand gen and global marketing campaigns. She’s worked in public relations firms and marketing roles in Silicon Valley for the past 15 years, working for everyone from startups to large enterprises such as HP, Google, Accenture and Time-Warner. Amisha has a passion for tech gadgets and always seeking out the next big trend.

Jason Schober: Jason is a social media manager at U.S. Bank. He provides training, guidance and leadership on social selling best practices for sales teams across U.S. Bank. He also manages B2B social marketing and advertising programs. Before joining U.S. Bank, he lived and breathed everything LinkedIn as the agency account manager for clients LinkedIn Marketing and Sales Solutions.

Monica Pruett: Monica is a public speaker, teacher, and trainer at The6FigureBlog.com. In just one year, Monica pitched, landed and created 100 sponsored posts and thousands of pieces of sponsored content, quadrupling her income and tripling her subscriber base. Now she teaches other bloggers how to do the same in her signature course. Don’t miss this presentation if you want to learn how pitch brands authentically, align campaign objectives strategically, and earn more in 2018.

Karin Aviles: Karin believes every employee wants to be engaged, but most don’t know how. She’s dedicated her marketing career to giving employees a voice and helping them share in the brand story through social media. After all, an engaged employee is a happy employee. Karin currently leads North America demand generation and field marketing for Centrica Business Solutions and most recently oversaw MarCom and content operations for Verizon Business Markets. Karin is married, has two boys, and wishes she had more time to spend with her Puggle, Peanut.

Peter Hollens: Peter is an American entrepreneur, pop singer, and producer best known for his work on YouTube. With more than 1.7 million subscribers, his videos have reached a half a billion views on Facebook and YouTube. Hollens has collaborated and performed with award-winning artists including Brian Wilson, Jason Mraz, Hunter Hayes, Gladys Knight, Lindsey Stirling, George Watsky, Jackie Evancho, and ThePianoGuys. Hollens also acts as a consultant to many of his peers, advises companies including Patreon, Loudr, Tubular and is on the YouTube creator advisory board. With a decade of success as a digital artist under his belt, Peter has set his sights on teaching other artists how they can create for a living with his new educational company, the Hollens Creator Academy.

Marcus Drenth: Marcus is a senior marketing manager at HarperCollins Publishers. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing digital marketing strategy for the Zonderkidz brand including email, social media (paid and earned), and website development. Marcus also acts as manager for The Berenstain Bears and I Can Read brands and is the marketing lead on 30+ book launches a year.

Becky Roth: Becky is a creative and forever-curious product marketing manager for the Expedia Mobile App. She specializes in un-complicating complexity and communicating with customers in simple and easy-to-understand ways. Previously, she has worked on mobile apps for giants including Samsung and AAA, as well as smaller startups, most recently, Rocket Lawyer. She is now working at the intersection of her passion for travel and mobile apps at Expedia.

Fiona Birch: Fi, founder of Pro Athlete Online, is a digital strategist specializing in social media risk in the sports industry. She helps athletes navigate, manage and leverage social media risk to create opportunities and build a resilient brand. Sports agents, athletes and teams across North America hire her to work with them to build a brand that will protect the athletes and/or the team’s current and future opportunities – and also during and after a brand is challenged. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant in the corporate world – bringing her experiences from the sports world, her 18 years of marketing in heavily regulated industries, and reputation for pioneering real-time response campaigns. She has appeared in inc.com, TheAthletic.com, SportingNews.com, the nationalpost.com and on AlhurraTV.

Tanner Patrick: Tanner is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Internet sensation. His self-titled YouTube channel has over has over 1,000,000 subscribers. He was selected by Nigel Lythgoe Productions to star in E!’s Opening Act, where he shared the stage with country music super star, Brad Paisley. He plays acoustic guitar, bass, and piano, among other instruments.

LaSandra Brill: LaSandra is a change agent and marketing innovator. As the head of digital planning and insights at NVIDIA, she is driving adoption of AI in marketing as it applies to social media, email marketing advertising and analytics to deliver personalized customer experiences. Prior to NVIDIA, LaSandra held leadership positions at Symantec and Cisco. She serves on the board of directors for the Special Olympics and Abilities United.

Adam Goldston: Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) was founded in Adam and Ryan Goldston’s dorm in 2009 at the University of Southern California. APL created the first shoe to be banned by the NBA for providing the wearer with an undue competitive advantage. In 2014 APL launched men’s and women’s running shoes and are now sold in luxury retailers world-wide and are the sole footwear brand to be sold in Lululemon. APL has been awarded with numerous accolades including being the first performance brand to be inducted into the CFDA. Adam and Ryan were named among Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and WWD’s 40 under 40 list in 2017.

Ryan Goldston: Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) was founded in Adam and Ryan Goldston’s dorm in 2009 at the University of Southern California. APL created the first shoe to be banned by the NBA for providing the wearer with an undue competitive advantage. In 2014 APL launched men’s and women’s running shoes and are now sold in luxury retailers world-wide and are the sole footwear brand to be sold in Lululemon. APL has been awarded with numerous accolades including being the first performance brand to be inducted into the CFDA. Adam and Ryan were named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and WWD’s 40 under 40 list in 2017.

Mike Morrison: Mike is co-founder of The Membership Guys and Member Site Academy, where he helps guide the growth of high performing memberships and online communities. With 15+ years experience in digital marketing, Mike has worked closely with brands such as McDonalds and Ancestry.com; and has been the driving force behind a multitude of 6 and 7 figure membership businesses.

Cathy Heller: Cathy is the creator and host of the popular podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, where she is growing one of the biggest, most engaged audiences in the podcasting world. She started out pitching her own music, and was featured in Billboard, LA Weekly, Variety and Music Connection Magazine for having licensed her songs hundreds of times to film, TV and ads. She has been successful pitching other artists through her own licensing company, Catch the Moon Music.

Jeremy Johnston: Jeremy is a YouTube lawyer and a YouTuber. His channel, J House Vlogs, has over 1 million subscribers and 700 million views. His law firm, Johnston Law, represents YouTubers large and small, including several of the largest YouTubers in the world. Jeremy helps his YouTube clients with brand deal negotiations, contract revisions, FTC compliance, YouTube ToS, and copyright/trademark issues.

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.

James Royer: James serves as the director of digital media and strategy for the Kansas City Chiefs. In this role, he leads digital strategy, including web, social media, and mobile across all business units. He oversees all paid social marketing and advertising efforts as well as digital analytics, customer service, and fan engagement. He has also worked on digital efforts for major brands like Jeep, Hilton Hotels, Delta Faucet, Coca-Cola, Heineken, the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Amanda J. Henson: Amanda is the director of online reputation at Kindred Healthcare. In this role, she oversees the training and implementation of the online reputation program for more than 882 enterprise locations. Managing a team of more than 80 field CEOs, facility champions and internal staff gives her the opportunity to increase adoption through education and communication of best practices.

Jenna Kutcher: She took a $300 Craigslist camera and turned it into a 7-figure business. Jenna spends her days in her small town of Wisconsin inspiring entrepreneurs online through her resources, courses, and The Goal Digger Podcast. At the age of 23 she walked away from the corporate world to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. Jenna’s passion is equipping the dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs out there to have a creative, authentic marketing strategy that drives profits and grows a devoted audience!

Noah Stanley: Noah is the vice president and GM of CBS Interactive. He leads multiple businesses for CBSSports.com including ad and subscription driven divisions in 247Sports.com, Scout.com and SportsLine.com. Noah has strong professional skills in navigating start-up to large scale media sites, social media, subscription and ad driven businesses, mobile applications, management, and sports marketing.

Carmen Shirkey Collins: Carmen is the social media lead for Cisco’s award-winning talent brand, and manages the team and strategy behind the @WeAreCisco accounts. PRNews named her 2017 Digital Communicator of the Year also 2016 Social Media Professional of the Year. Over her career, she has helped several Fortune 500 companies connect with their audience through engaging social content. You can find her @cshirkeycollins on Instagram and Twitter, when she’s not on one of the beaches near her house in Florida.

Tiana Madera: Tiana is the head of social media, enterprise for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and their family of brands. She and her team develop enterprise-wide social media strategies which include influencer marketing, content planning and creation, social partnerships, blog tours, live streaming, customer care social experience, and sweepstakes. She was the top Instagramer/Influencer while living abroad in Florence, Italy under her personal account @tianapix, and was featured by Instagram, Thrillist, Dolce & Gabbana’s blog for the work she has done for her passion project @notmynonni.

Pete Vargas: Pete and his team are responsible for booking over 25,000 stages worldwide. He has been educating speakers about how to book stages for over a decade and has helped speakers, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, non-profits and small business owners land speaking engagements and leverage the stage to grow their businesses. Pete believes that speaking is the most powerful marketing tool you have and the best way to build your business. With literally millions of stages in every niche, Pete has become the expert in how to identify which stages to go after, how to find them and how to win them.

Lewis Howes: Lewis is a New York Times best-selling author of, The School of Greatness, and author of the new book, Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 35 million downloads and 500 episodes since it launched in 2013. Lewis is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and has been featured on Ellen, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, Forbes, Inc, Fast Company and other major media outlets.

Caitlin Angeloff: Caitlin heads global social strategy & operations at DocuSign, the pioneer and global standard for eSignature and digital transaction management. An experienced social media leader, Caitlin oversees all of DocuSign’s social media channels, listening and analysis, social support, the DocuSign blog, employee advocacy, influencer programs and more. Prior to DocuSign, Caitlin was CEO and co-founder of Admosis, a leading social content strategy and social advertising firm.

Kelley O’Brien: Kelley is the director of social media at Krispy Kreme®. Kelley contributes to managing Krispy Kreme’s social media channels, customer relations and the website KrispyKreme.com. During her time with Krispy Kreme, Kelley’s expertise in social media has helped make advancements in fan engagement, growth, created a series of interactive live events, and grow participation.

Tamara McCleary: Tamara is the CEO of Thulium, a marketing and digital consulting agency specializing in social media, brand amplification, influencer marketing and account-based marketing. As an internationally recognized expert in new technologies, branding, storytelling, and social influence, Tamara McCleary is the world’s leading female technology influencer, at or near the top of every digital and social media ranking in key technology disciplines, ranging from AI to robotics, big data to digital transformation, blockchain to augmented reality. In 2016, Tamara was named the Most Influential Woman in Martech by B2B Marketing.

Michael Melaro: Michael is the director of marketing and advertising for The Wellsville Group, an Ashley HomeStore licensee and one of the top furniture retailers in the United States. He is also co-founder of Brandcrush Creative, a Buffalo-based boutique creative agency that has served businesses from single operators to Fortune 500 companies. Michael has more than a decade in social media marketing experience managing more than $1 million in campaign spending annually, and is an industry-recognized leader in digital reputation.

Jillian Vorce: For over a decade, Jillian has been helping professionals make connections and attain their business goals. An expert at networking and relationship development, she has the ability to open doors and create opportunities. Jillian’s trustworthiness and highly positive energy has inspired senior-level executives and business owners across the nation. In 2003 she founded The Jillian Group, Inc., where she and her team provide idea generation, digital marketing & strategic relationship development services. Her previous work includes: (her first book) 20-20 Mind Sight: Refocus, Reignite & Reinvent Your Life From the Inside Out, the TEDx Talk “The Lens of Connectivity” and 9 Steps to Increase Your Professional Network ebook.

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

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.

Karianne Stinson: Karianne is a marketing manager at Microsoft, managing social media marketing for the Microsoft Surface products. Before joining Microsoft, she was the social media manager for Priceline.com, creating and executing all of the social media efforts across all channels. Karianne has a decade of social media and digital marketing experience with clients including HTC, Wells Fargo, MapQuest, Claritin, Coppertone and Juniper Networks.

Brian Peters: Brian leads Buffer’s digital marketing campaigns and initiatives. He is primarily responsible for channel growth and engagement as well as experimenting with cutting edge digital technology. Brian also co-hosts and manages Buffer’s brand podcast, The Science of Social Media, where each week they discuss the latest social media marketing news and strategies.

Adam Rucker: Adam is the commercial communications specialist for Southwest Airlines. In addition to being a company spokesman, he has served as a social media specialist where he helped find new ways to make the brand relevant, engaging, and FUN in the social media space. Adam is also an Internet personality and professional video marketer who loves to travel the world and visit the Disney Parks. He demonstrates how to use video with personality to impact a bigger, and more active, audience. His adventures are featured on his YouTube channel, Ajruck.

Buck Joffrey, MD, is a surgeon turned serial entrepreneur, asset manager, and podcaster. Dr. Joffrey finished his surgical training in 2008. Since then, he has started multiple seven and eight figure businesses and has amassed a substantial portfolio of investments in the real estate, energy, internet, and health sectors. Dr. Joffrey is also a financial educator. He is the host of the highly regarded Wealth Formula Podcast and international #1 best-selling author of 7 Secrets of Eternal Wealth. His mission is to provide financial education for high paid professionals.

Collins Key: Collins is an entertainer, magician, YouTuber and America’s Got Talent finalist. Key was a magician act from Season 8 of America’s Got Talent. He finished the competition in 5th place. After amassing a fan base on the show, he has become one of the top-subscribed teen/young-adult-magicians on YouTube with over 9 million subscribers. Key opened for Demi Lovato on her 30-city Neon Lights Tour. As well, he is a featured TEDx speaker and was a presenter for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.

Andrew Yaroshevsky: Andrew is the COO and CPO at Chatfuel, building the easiest way for non-technical people to create powerful chatbots. Backed by Greylock Partners, Yandex, 500 Startups, YC and Knight Foundation, Chatfuel is used by some of the world’s top brands, such as MTV, The New York Times, Adidas, Audi, TechCrunch and many more. Andrew was previously the head of image search at Yandex (aka “Russian Google”) for 5 years.

Jorge Narvaez: Jorge created the enormously popular YouTube channel RealityChangers, where he posts videos of himself and his daughters Alexa and Eliana recording cover songs, taking family adventures, and chronicling their lives. Ever since their cover of Home by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros went viral in 2010, the Narvaez family’s life has not been the same. The video they created was recognized by Ryan Seacrest, The Huffington Post, CNN, Time Magazine, America’s Got Talent, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Mikael Yang: Mikael is the CEO and co-founder of ManyChat, a bot platform that allows small and medium businesses to communicate, market, sell and support through Facebook Messenger. ManyChat has more than 150,000 Facebook pages connected to ManyChat by businesses in over 100 countries around the world.

Lee Odden: Lee is a digital marketing strategist, author, international keynote speaker and CEO of TopRank Marketing, a digital marketing agency serving major B2B brands that include SAP, Oracle and LinkedIn. Lee has evangelized a customer centric approach to integrated marketing by writing over 1.4 million words at toprankblog.com. He’s also given over 200 presentations about content, search, social and influencer marketing in 17 different countries and continues to lead marketing innovation and strategic development at his agency. When he’s not in full stack marketing mode, he’s traveling the world, spending time with his family and lamenting his average beard.

Brad Martineau: Brad is the CEO of SixthDivision and co-founder of PlusThis. Brad started SixthDivision about 6 years ago to help entrepreneurs make sense of how to automate their businesses without having to rip their hair out. They did seven figures their first year in business, and have been growing ever since. Since then, Brad and his team have invested multiple millions of dollars and logged well over 70,000 hours in the trenches with entrepreneurs at every stage of business and across nearly every industry. Some big names that they’ve worked with that you might recognize include: DigitalMarketer, Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership group, Amy Porterfield, Frank Kern, Joe Polish, etc…

Chandler Bolt: Chandler is the host of the Self Publishing School podcast and the author of 6 best-selling books including his most recent book titled Published. He’s also the founder and CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, podcast, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

Conner Kutsunai: Conner is an award-winning marketing manager leading integrated channel strategy for Microsoft Corporation’s global employer brand. With a passion for storytelling, brand advocacy, and digital media he has a proven success record leading highly visible multinational campaigns. Before assisting with talent marketing efforts at Microsoft, he was previously at Deloitte Digital leading influencer relations helping Fortune 500 companies connect with new media influencers and increase their impact with their customers.

Track Leaders

Bernie Borges: Bernie is CMO of Vengreso, the largest provider of digital sales transformation services. He is the host of the award winning Social Business Engine podcast. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the author of Marketing 2.0, one of the earliest playbooks written on social media strategy. He is an IBM futurist and has been recognized by industry peers, including Marketing Insider’s 60 Best Marketing Speakers, TopRank’s Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers, Cision’s Top 50 Content Marketers on Twitter.

Laura Rubinstein: Laura is co-founder of Social Buzz Club, a content amplification network. As an award-winning social media and marketing strategist, she has optimized marketing plans for over 1000 small businesses and is the author of best-selling book, Social Media Myths BUSTED: The Small Business Guide to Online Revenue.

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.

Ramon Ray: Bacon, burnt pancakes and eggs is what Ramon enjoys on the weekends. His favorite love is small business growth and the journey of entrepreneurship. Ramon is a successful entrepreneur, global speaker and best-selling author. Get to know Ramon at www.ramonray.com.

Daniel Lemin: Daniel is co-founder and CMO at Selectivor and the bestselling author of Manipurated, a detailed guide to the online reviews industry. He’s been seen in the New York Times, USA Today and on Fox News, CBS Radio and many other news outlets. He was an early Google hire and has been in digital marketing and PR for more than 15 years. Daniel is also a strategist on digital marketing and online reputation for Convince & Convert, led by Jay Baer.

Molly Mahoney: Known across the net as “The Prepared Performer”, Molly Mahoney is a master at helping entrepreneurs, artists, and direct sales professionals up their visibility and online presence by helping them leverage all of the newest and most powerful features that Facebook has to offer. This host of Camera Confidence Live, a weekly show for BeLive.TV, jazz singer, and mom of 2 boys, is an up-and-coming force of marketing magic. From attracting customers to your Facebook business page, understanding how to run highly converting Facebook ads, host Facebook Live broadcasts, and how to create Facebook Messenger bots that serve more of your perfect clients and customers in a uniquely authentic way, Molly is the boost of energy and joy that will take your business to the next level.

Dustin W. Stout: Dustin is co-founder of Warfare Plugins, a WordPress plugin company where he oversees social media and content marketing initiatives, branding, and product development. His blog, Dustn.tv was named one of the best social media blogs of 2017 by Social Media Examiner and continues to be a growing resource for bloggers, digital entrepreneurs and marketers.

Loren Bartley: Loren is as a social media strategist, Facebook Ads specialist, speaker, consultant and co-host and producer of the top-rated podcast, #BusinessAddicts. Loren has 20+ years’ experience teaching and helping businesses leverage technology, build communities and achieve success. She is the founder of Impactiv8, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses strategically invest in proven social media strategies that will attract, nurture and convert their ideal customers.

Katie Lance: Katie is the founder of Katie Lance Consulting and the #GetSocialSmart Academy. Katie specializes in working with companies to help develop their social media and content strategy. Katie has consulted for companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, Realtor.com, Mason McDuffie Mortgage and many others. In 2017, she published her first book on Amazon, which became a best-selling top new release, #GetSocialSmart. Katie is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly the chief strategist for Inman News.

Jed Record: Jed is a consultant and public speaker who trains and guides corporate teams through the quickly changing landscape of emerging marketing technologies. In addition to working with clients and speaking at industry events around the country, Jed is also an adjunct professor of social media marketing at Meredith College’s School of Business.

Angus Nelson: Angus is director of strategy for the influencer marketing agency, Life of Dad. He was formerly the founding member of Crowd Companies and Brain+Trust Partners; an advisor, consultant, and facilitator, speaking at headquarters of Walmart, Whole Foods, Coke, BMW and more. He is host of Inc.com Top 20 business podcast called, “Up In Your Business”; and featured on Aol.com, Huffington Post, and VentureBeat. His book, Empowering Work, releases fall 2018 by Morgan James Publishing.

Heather Heuman: Calling South Carolina home, Heather is the CEO/Founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing, where she gets great joy helping successful brands, entrepreneurs and business owners scale to the next level with social media marketing strategy. She is a social media speaker, strategist, trainer and serves clients globally with her new summit ‘How She Built It: Women creating legacy and success in business without sacrificing faith and family!’ Along with being a Huffington Post contributor, Heather is the podcast host of the Business, Jesus and Sweet Tea podcast airing a new episode every Tuesday.

Chloe DiVita: Chloe is a digital marketing strategist, a speaker, and a recovering accountant. Chloe’s 8 years of digital marketing experience with BlogPaws, a PetSmart brand, were specialized in social media and influencer marketing for the pet industry. She has worked with brands such as Sony, Subaru, Bayer, and hundreds of pet brands. She is the founder of Perceptive Presence, a digital marketing strategy company that helps brands feel less overwhelmed by social media, influencer marketing, and digital brand consistency.

Kathy Klotz-Guest: Kathy MA, MBA, is a speaker, author, strategist, and comic. Founder of Keeping it Human (keepingithuman.com), her mission is to help people, teams and companies kill jargon-monoxide and unleash their creative and storytelling superpowers for good. A livestreamer (The #yesandbrandshow), she is the author of Stop Boring Me! How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv – voted a top marketing read by LinkedIn Marketing and Inc.com. She has been published in fancy places including Convince & Convert, MarketingProfs and Huffington Post. Kathy studied and performed at ComedySportz, Second City and BATS. Follow her @kathyklotzguest.

Tim Washer: Tim is the creative director for Cisco, where he produced a 2013 Webby Honoree film selection entitled The Network Effect. He studied improv under Amy Poehler, comedy writing with Tom Purcell (executive producer, The Colbert Report), and has appeared on SNL, Conan O’Brien, Onion Sports Network, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Tim has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, CDC, Google and The White House. His award-winning corporate work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, ADWEEK, and Fast Company. He holds an MBA from McCombs at UT Austin, where he majored in PowerPoint.

Juntae DeLane: Juntae is the founder of the Digital Branding Institute, Sr. Digital Brand Manager for the University of Southern California, and CEO of DIGITAL DELANE. Juntae has worked with many brands across various industries such as Coca-Cola, Sony, Verizon, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures and many others. He is noted as a Top Social Media Influencer in several publications and has spoken around the country advancing the practice of digital branding. Juntae has delivered talks for events and organizations including Social Media Week, Content Marketing World, Social Fresh, Hootsuite, Social Media Marketing World, Brand+Aid, and Digital Hollywood to name more than a few. Juntae is the digital brand manager for the University of Southern California, where he creates vision and strategy for the admission and financial aid department’s digital and online platforms. His passions for digital marketing, trends, and creativity serve to further his quest to help businesses grow their platform. Juntae has experience working within a management or consultant capacity for brands such as Coca-Cola, Sony, Verizon, NBCUniversal, and Paramount Pictures.


Scott Page: Scott is known for his diverse career within the music industry as a saxophonist and guitarist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and others, as well as an early pioneer and innovator in new media. He is co-founder of publicly traded 7th Level Inc, an interactive game and educational company with more than 100 cross-industry awards. He also co-Founded New Media Broadcasting Company, a communications enterprise that focused on social media and collaborative technologies. Clients included, Will Smith, Monty Python, TOTO, Institute of Systems Biology.

Tanner Patrick: Tanner is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Internet sensation. His self-titled YouTube channel has over has over 1,000,000 subscribers. He was selected by Nigel Lythgoe Productions to star in E!’s Opening Act, where he shared the stage with country music super star, Brad Paisley. He plays acoustic guitar, bass, and piano, among other instruments.

Peter Hollens: Peter is an American entrepreneur, pop singer, and producer best known for his work on YouTube. With more than 1.7 million subscribers, his videos have reached a half a billion views on Facebook and YouTube. Hollens has collaborated and performed with award-winning artists including Brian Wilson, Jason Mraz, Hunter Hayes, Gladys Knight, Lindsey Stirling, George Watsky, Jackie Evancho, and ThePianoGuys. Hollens also acts as a consultant to many of his peers, advises companies including Patreon, Loudr, Tubular and is on the YouTube creator advisory board. With a decade of success as a digital artist under his belt, Peter has set his sights on teaching other artists how they can create for a living with his new educational company, the Hollens Creator Academy.

Monica Moore Smith: Monica is a singer, and actress and is best known for starring as Julie Flinders in the cult classic Saturday’s Warrior, the viral Mormon Message Bullying – Stop It, the Hip Hop Hygienist, her creative story music videos, and myriad other commercials and films. In 2017, she won 1st place in the music division of CVX’s Next Big YouTuber contest.

Steven Ybarra: Texas born country pop artist Steven Ybarra has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music. His last CD What I Really Want to Say debuted in the iTunes Top 100 Country Chart. Ybarra is a 4-time San Diego Music Award winner, a member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and GRAMMY Recording Academy. He tours nationally and has been featured with Frankie Ballard, Eric Church, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Gavin DeGraw, and many others.

Nadia Khristean is a singer/songwriter, public speaker and co-founder of the Daddy Come Home Foundation. She is passionate about writing music for causes such as songs for families of fallen soldiers, anti-bullying, women and inner beauty, addiction recovery, and abuse. She is is the head of numerous programs such as the Daddy Come Home Foundation, You are Beautiful Program, and anti-bullying events, and is a dynamic public speaker, teaming up with several foundations, charities, and events to support a cause.

CJ OperAmericano: CJ first became known for her fun and engaging Snapchat adventures as well as reality-altering art. Her weekly singing segment “What’s That Tune Tuesday” has greatly influenced the strategy and existence of the Snapchat weekly segment trend, as it was one of the first to gain traction. She has worked with many large brands including Coca-Cola, FOX, Disney, and Apple. CJ recently started a YouTube channel called CJ VS Reality! She takes her quickly-growing audience along for her first experiences and quirky mis-adventures.

Mayssa Karaa: Mayssa is a Grammy nominated singer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Mayssa graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2012. She has toured with the Berklee World Strings Orchestra. In 2013 she was the featured vocalist on the Arabic version of “White Rabbit” on the American Hustle Soundtrack, which was nominated to the Grammy Awards as Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media in 2015.

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