Brian is currently Director, Digital Media for the Vikram Chatwal Hotel Group in New York City. Brian brings over thirty years of hospitality to the group. In May of 2008 Brian was diagnosed with thirteen tumors on his spine, he used Twitter to get through six months of exhaustive chemotherapy. Brian became the front man in converting, engaging and following up with guests via Twitter at The Roger Smith Hotel
Eva Abreu is a speaker, writer, organizing coach and social media consultant. She teaches at OLLI-Rutgers Continuing Studies, writes a bi-weekly business column for the Home News Tribune, Courier News and myCentralJersey.com and is founder of NJSocialMedia.com. Eva holds a B.S. degree from Rutgers University, was a former technology manager with Credit Suisse First Boston and AT&T Solutions, is a community volunteer, wife, mom and lifelong resident of New Jersey.
Randolph K. Adler, Jr. is the co-founder and Managing Partner of RK ADLER LLP, a New York-based law firm advising entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture-backed businesses, family offices, and small to mid-cap emerging companies. Before co-founding RK ADLER LLP, Mr. Adler was a corporate litigator at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
As a product designer, Sachin draws inspiration from Apple, Audi, and Amazon. At Posterous he drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth. Sachin worked on Final Cut Pro at Apple for 6 years before starting Posterous to make it easier to share pictures, videos and stories with others. On Posterous, posting is most often done by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – making it the simplest sharing platform of them all.
Ronald Agrella is the editor of The Boston Globe's Boston.com, which is the largest regional news Website in the country. He is a former newspaper reporter who moved into online journalism in 1997. He was the former executive editor for bostonherald.com, Syracuse.com, and Community Newspaper Company's Townonline.com, which has since become wickedlocal.com. Agrella's site is known for its hard local news, superior sports coverage, and unique and innovative features.
A pacesetter in digital media for nearly 15 years, Stephanie Agresta is EVP, Managing Director of Social Media for the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick, where she focuses on social media strategy and partnerships in addition to consulting with key accounts. Stephanie was named to PR Week’s “40 Under 40” for 2010. Her first book, Perspectives on Social Media Marketing, co-authored with B. Bonin Bough of Pepsico, was released in October 2010.
Tom joined The Walt Disney Company in 2007 to focus on mobile marketing initiatives, including the launch of Mobile Magic, Disney Parks’ first mobile application. In his current role, Tom leads social and mobile marketing efforts within the Digital Marketing group, a part of the Disney Parks Global Marketing organization. Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
In 2001, he set up a desk in his friend’s garage and worked alongside Scott Dorsey and Peter
McCormick to build ExactTarget, which has since grown to become a world-leading, multi-national
email service provider. In 2007, he left ExactTarget to co-found Compendium, a content marketing
hub that simplifies the creation of search-friendly content so marketers can generate higher-quality
leads and close more new business online. Two years ago, Invesp dubbed Chris the 21st most
influential marketer in the world. In short, Mr. Baggott knows his stuff when it comes to search,
social media, and email market…
Senior VIce President, Global Programs, Voce Connect, helping clients around the world develop and execute social media strategies. Formerly director of global social media at General Motors, 2007-2011; previously IBM's "Blogger in Chief," 2005-2007.
Rob Barnett is the Founder/CEO of www.MyDamnChannel.com, an entertainment studio and distributor of “good shit” since 2007.
MyDamnChannel births original hit series including Wainy Days, Horrible People, Gigi, YouSuckatPhotoshop, and videos by Harry Shearer. MyDamnChannel creates branded entertainment and guarantees audiences for major advertisers.
Rob was a production and programming exec at MTV and VH1 for 11 years. He worked in rock radio for a decade and was President of Programming for CBS Radio.
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Andrew Baron is the founder of Rocketboom, Know Your Meme, and Mag.ma. After receiving a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Maine, Baron graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology in 2003 from Parsons in New York City. Although he has little interest in television (and did not own a TV set during the past decade), Baron has always been inspired by the implications of the democratization of media.
Josi Beck is President and CoFounder of Womensforum.com, one of the leading communities of women online with over 15 million monthly users. Jodi's Mom Talk blog has been one of Womensforum.com's most popular features for 10+ years and has became a voice for women dealing with infertility, balancing work/family, and maneuvering single-parenthood. Prior to Womensforum.com, Jodi was a reporter and poducer; she teaches graduate courses in entrepreneurship and strategy at Boston University's College of Communication.
As Director of Social Media and Public Relations at Network Solutions, Shashi Bellamkonda, the “Social Media Swami” is responsible for implementing and executing strategies for all social media initiatives, reputation management, small business outreach, brand development and evangelism, winning two SNCR awards for the team’s efforts. The Swami, one of Washingtonian’s Top 100 Tech Titans, is a self-described “internet junkie,” prolific Twitterer, blogger and product innovator.
Sara Benincasa is a comedian, writer, and political blogger. She's appeared on MTV News, CNN's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," NBC's "Today Show," the CBS Early Show, and one of those VH1 talking head shows. She blogs for Comedy Central and Wonkette. Her memoir is forthcoming in 2012 from William Morrow/HarperCollins.
Paula Berg is the Digital Media Leader at Linhart PR in Denver, CO, where she specializes in social media strategy, integration and crisis management. Paula earned her social media stripes at Southwest Airlines, where she served as the company’s first Manager of Emerging Media, developing the airlines’ now acclaimed social media strategy. Under her leadership, the airlines’ blog, “Nuts About Southwest,” was named Best Blog by PR News in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Jessica is the Social Media Manager for American Eagle Outfitters working on the social strategy and execution for the three brands of AEO - American Eagle, Aerie and 77kids. Previously, she was the Social Media Manager for Cirque du Soleil.
Kipp Bodnar is Inbound Marketing Manager at HubSpot, a leader in marketing software for small- and medium-sized businesses. He is a member of HubSpot's content marketing team -- the group of marketers that uses social media, content and search engine optimization to get HubSpot found by prospective customers. Prior to HubSpot, Kipp was Social Media Marketing Manager at Howard, Merrell & Partners.
Christopher Prince Boucher is a media and technology entrepreneur.
I'm an an author and the President of Mango! As a 20 + year veteran in PR & marketing, I've authored four Financial Times books including, “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations” and “PR 2.0.” I speak nationally and internationally on PR and social media. I blog at PR 2.0 strategies and I'm a co-founder of #PRStudChat, a twitter chat with students and PR pros.
Andrew Breitbart is publisher of the news portals Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv. In January 2009, he launched Big Hollywood, a group blog off of Breitbart.com on Hollywood and politics from the center/right perspective. He gained greater notoriety when his second blog endeavor, Big Government, broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal. Breitbart launched Big Journalism in January of 2010 and his newest blog, Big Peace, launched July 4th of the same year. Andrew co-wrote the best-selling attack on celebrity culture, Hollywood, Interrupted, and was the primary developer of The Hu…Read more
With over 20 years of Communications experience, Johna Burke, senior vice president, BurrellesLuce has evolved as a valued media resource and has executed successful programs in traditional and word-of-mouth media. Burke, a highly rated speaker, often presents about best practices in PR, holistic measurement, media relations, and social media initiatives – advocating for communicators to integrate all media into successful campaigns. Her commentaries and video interviews appear in PR print and web outlets industry wide.
Jeremy Caplan is Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is also a Ford Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Poynter Institute. In addition to contributing to Time Magazine on subjects ranging from business innovation to consumer technology, Caplan writes on occasion for The Wall Street Journal’s Digits.
Alex de Carvalho develops communities and social networks. He is currently running VoxMed, a worldwide community for physicians. He teaches a course on social media at the University of Miami, School of Communications. Based in Miami, Florida, he runs The Startup Forum and Social Media Club events for South Florida new media professionals. Alex obtained an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France, and speaks English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Finnish.
Ana Roca Castro started her career at Columbia University managing technical projects for the School of Public Health. She then led the implementation of Oracle systems for the United Nations. In 2007 Ana started Premier Social Media to help organizations the development of social games, web/ mobile apps. Ana is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Latinos in Social Media #Latism. The largest organization of Latino professionals engaged in social media.
My day job is at Big Fuel handling General Motors campaigns. However, I'm an integral member of SoundCtrl, a music technology organization, where I am their blog editor covering music tech news, events, and interviews. In addition, I run a music and food video series called Backyard Brunch Sessions, where artists come to my apartment in Brooklyn, cook a meal with me, eat with my friends, then perform unplugged in my backyard.
As a writer and blogger for the award-winning web site HowStuffWorks.com and a contributing writer for Discovery News, I specialize in technology and the science of everyday living. My articles have featured on Huffington Post, ABC Science and MSNBC.com. I also co-host the popular Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast, which explores gender issues such as relationships, careers and women's history.
I'm the Social Media Manager for Samsung USA. I blog and podcast at www.socialnerdia.com. I like soccer and steak.
A professional stand-up comedian for 15 years, Jordan Cooper has toured at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. As the co-founder of the Underground Comedy College, for the past 3 years he teaches classes in stand-up, improv and sketch comedy writing to aspiring creative performers. Jordan currently earns income running several niche websites, producing online multimedia and provides web design & content marketing consulting to small businesses.
Janice Croze and her identical twin, Susan Carraretto, began working online in 2003, developing two successful ecommerce stores and starting 5 Minutes for Mom in the beginning of 2006. 5 Minutes for Mom has been ranked as the Top Family Blog (Technorati) and 2nd Top Parenting Blog (Technorati and Wall Street Journal), along with being recognized on numerous lists of top blogs such as Babble.com’s top 50 Facebook Fan Pages for Parents.
Janet Cullum is a member of the Cooley LLP’s Litigation Group in the firm’s New York office, practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation. Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for many years in IP & Technology Law, she has been listed in New York Magazine as one of ‘The New York Area's Best Lawyers.' From 2006 to present she has been named annually to the Super Lawyers list.
Paul Cushman is the Senior Director of Mobile Sales Strategy and is responsible for the monetization strategy for all of Yahoo’s mobile products. Prior to Yahoo!, Paul held senior positions in 3 mobile start ups in the US, starting in 2001. Before coming to the US, Paul worked for McCann-Erickson Worldwide in Hong Kong, Saigon and Jakarta for 10 years and he began his career in London, working in sales promotion.
Jamie Davis, RN, EMT-P, B.A., A.S., is a nationally recognized health care educator. As a media producer, he has been recognized for the MedicCast Podcast, a weekly program for emergency medical providers and the Nursing Show, a similar program for nurses and nursing students. Creator and managing director of the ProMed Network, Jamie has collected the best independent health care focused online radio and TV shows in one place with over 45 programs now available.
Ramon De Leon started with Dominos Pizza in Chicago as a pizza delivery driver. 25 years later he is the Operating partner of a six store Domino’s Pizza Franchise in Chicago. Extreme Passion and High Energy are words that best describe his love for the pizza business. Ramon has been using Social Media for his business since before the word existed. AOL Instant messenger was his micro-blog long before Twitter was invented.
Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communication firm. She also is the founder of the professional development site for PR and marketing pros, Spin Sucks Pro, and co-author of Marketing In the Round.
Gini is the author of the PR and marketing blog, Spin Sucks, which is a 2012 Cision Top 100 Blog, the 2010 and 2011 Readers Choice Blog of the Year, a Top 42 Content Marketing Blog from Junta42, a top 10 social media blog from Social Media Examiner, and an AdAge Power 150 blog. And she is co-host of Inside PR, a weekly podcast about commun…
Ric Dragon is the author of Social Marketology and the DragonSearch Online Marketing Manual, both published by Mc-Graw Hill. He is the CEO and co-founder of DragonSearch, with more than 20 years of extensive experience in graphic design, information architecture, web development and digital marketing. As an artist, Ric has been shown in countless group and solo shows. He is a regular guest columnist for Marketing Land, and Social Media Monthly, and a speaker at many marketing and business conferences. @ricdragonConnect on LinkedIn… Read more
Leigh is a 19 year veteran in business strategy, operations, customer management, e-commerce and digital media. She helps Fortune 100, startups, non-profits, public sector and SMB clients understand business shift and strategically extend their businesses using new technologies. She is an internationally recognized author, speaker and teacher who serves as a champion for great customer experience, and an enemy of silos, hype and the status quo.
As a writer for the award-winning web site HowStuffWorks.com, I specialize in articles on health and medicine. I am also the co-host of the popular Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast, which explores gender issues such as relationships, the glass ceiling and women's history.
Senior International executive-entrepreneur who has created successful brands for mobile, Internet, new media, and software companies over the past 24 years in the US, EU, China, and Korea. A strategic thinker whose strong business acumen and unique ability to capitalize on emerging market trends has driven more than 500 million dollars in value during his career. Industry leader, team-builder, and public personality with a strong C-level network spanning the private and public (government) sectors around the world.
John Federico is known in digital media circles for his innovation, expert perspective and bottom-line results. He consults with clients and agencies in the areas of digital strategy, new product development and go-to-market programs. John has developed successful new media businesses for companies like Audible.com (now a subsidiary of Amazon.com), Advance Internet, NJ.com, NetCreations (now ReturnPath), MarketSource (now Youth360), and MaMaMedia. You can learn more about John and his work at http://newrules.com
Bo Fishback is the cofounder and CEO of Zaarly, a proximity based, real-time, buyer powered market where buyers make an offer for an immediate need and sellers cash in on their local marketplace. If you’ve ever said, “I’d pay _ for __” then Zaarly is for you. If you’ve ever said “I want money," well… you’re welcome. He was previously the president of Kauffman Labs and the vice president of entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation.
Dave Fleet leads Edelman’s Digital practice in Toronto. Prior to joining Edelman, Dave developed and executed strategic and social media communications programs for some of North America’s largest organizations, and also worked for nearly five years within strategic communications in the public sector. His blog, davefleet.com, is dedicated to exploring the intersection of public relations, social media and marketing and he tweets at @davefleet.
Maggie Fox is founder and CEO of Social Media Group, a leading independent social media agency established in 2006. The SMG team counts Ford Motor Company, Norwegian Cruise Line, SAP, 3M, Thomson Reuters and one of the world's "big three" banks among their clients. Maggie is frequently asked to speak to the media and conference audiences about web 2.0.
In his role leading new product development and strategic-investments for Network Solutions, Navin works to understand trends and technology that are transforming small business marketing. Over a diverse career, he has endured the joys and pains of founding technology startups, relished the thrill of taking new products to market and honed a deep appreciation for analytics. Currently, he shapes NetSol’s strategies for local/social marketing, social commerce and most importantly for mobile presence, marketing and commerce.
As Director of PR and Social Media for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, Matt has led the organization’s efforts to connect with the next generation of home buyers, sellers, agents and entrepreneurs through new media platforms. Additionally, as author of his personal blog, “The Social Guy,” Matt discusses the challenges and opportunities of optimizing the power of social media within a multinational corporate enterprise.
Ellen Gerstein is the Director of Marketing at John Wiley & Sons. Her blog is Confessions of IT Girl (confessionsofanitgirl.com) and she tweets as @elleinthecity.
Scott Ginsberg is the World Record Holder of Wearing Nametags. He's the author of twelve books, an award-winning blogger, independent publisher, commissioned artist, professional speaker and creator of NametagTV.com. He specializes in approachability, identity and execution.
Shauna Glenn. Forty something year old woman trapped in a 12 year old boy. Mother of four. Wine drinker. Part-time knife juggler. Alphabet belcher. Author of two books and the wildly popular humor website Is It 5 O’clock Yet? (http://www.shaunaglenn.com). Winner of nothing except a Cabbage Patch doll when she was a twelve. Yes, she’s THAT accomplished.
Justin works at Fleishman-Hillard Kansas City where he focuses on IMC and social media strategy. Before that, he managed Sprint's employee social network, Sprint Space, and led customer outreach efforts via Twitter. Justin is a huge Bon Jovi fan and once won third place in a karaoke contest at Chicago’s John Barleycorn’s with a rousing rendition of Livin’ on a Prayer. He’s also a diehard Kansas City Royals fan, so go easy when talking baseball.
Eric Greenberg is Co-founder and Manager of Jersey Angels, LLC. He is also President of EG Consultants, LLC, a marketing consulting services firm focused on brand management and customer-centric strategies. Prior to these positions, Eric founded and served as the CEO of Millennium Teleservices, LLC, one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced call center services, employing more than 5,000 employees. Eric shares his experience with the world of academia, and currently serves as the Associate Director at the Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD).
Howard Greenstein is a Marketing Technology Strategy Consultant and President of the Harbrooke Group, which specializes in helping companies communicate with their customers and employees using the latest web technologies. Harbrooke clients have included Pearson Education, WE tv, New York Road Runners, and numerous start-ups and small businesses. He also teaches Social Media courses at NYU SCPS. He has been a blogger on Inc.’s Start-Up Toolkit since 2008.
Lisa has a strong background in the intersection of public relations and emerging technology and how the two work in unison to establish brand voice and mutually beneficial business relationships. As digital PR specialist at Mall of America, Lisa’s time is dedicated to developing and implementing social media strategy, community management and integrated marketing communications
Strategist with Voce Communications, a Porter Novelli Company, providing social media consulting and development work with brands like Monster.com, Nokia and CVS Caremark. Two decades of radio, PR, marketing and social media experience and cyclist vs cancer
Tim Hayden is a popular speaker and marketing advisor to brands and organizations, continuously studying communications behavior and the technologies that reshape it every day. Coining the term "Live+Mobile+Online", Tim is co-Founder and CMO at 44Doors, providing social and mobile engagement solutions to agencies and brands such as Fleishman-Hillard, Coca-Cola, Fujitsu, Jackson Family Wines and AT&T through proprietary technology and strategic consulting services.
Eric Hippeau served as CEO of The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) from June, 2009 through March, 2011. He began serving on the board in 2006 when Softbank Capital, where he was managing director, invested in the company. Before joining Soft Bank Capital in 2000, Hippeau served as Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, Inc. Until April 2011, Hippeau served on the board of Yahoo! He now serves on the boards of several public and private companies.
Jason is the VP, Product Development Discovery Communications collection of Digital websites and mobile applications, including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HowStuffWorks.com and TLC. He is laser focused on continually improving user experience and launching innovative new digital products for the world’s number one non-fiction media company.
Shel Holtz, ABC, is principal of Holtz Communication + Technology, helping companies communicate online. He is the author of “Blogging for Business” and five other books, along with several manuals and countless articles, on using technology to communicate. He is a founding fellow of the Society for New Communications Research and a member of the advisory board of The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
Former National music correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation before moving to New York and currently working for indie PR firm Tell Al Your Friends. Works with bands ranging from Yoko Ono to up and coming bands like Oberhofer and everything between.
Digital marketer interested in the convergency of communications media technology