Speakers

Chris Abraham

Has been doing blogger outreach and influencer engagement campaigns for top global brands since 2003, including Mizuno, Alzheimer’s Association, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Sage Software, Smucker’s, US Olympic Committee, Sharp, Snapple, and others. Chris is currently Principal Consultant of Gerris Corp. Gerris offers its clientscomprehensive online conversation marketing campaigns

Bill Achola

Bill Achola is a financial publisher who writes about best investing strategies and actionable ways of making money @ http://traderushreview.us.com.

Danny Ashton

Is the founder of NeoMam Studios, a leading visual content agency in Manchester, UK that believes in the power of visual information. At 3 years old, NeoMam studios now creates infographics for the top brands on earth – including Adecco, Macy’s and the United Nations.

Hana Bieliauskas

Hanna Wheeler is the talent and production manager for loop88, the Pinterest marketing platform. What this means? Hanna works with loop88 Pinterest influencers on the creation of boards and pins for paid campaigns, maximizing the Pinterest experience for both the brands and the Pinners. She also keeps the loop88 community happy with her outreach and support.

Liz Brohan

Liz Brohan, Co-CEO of CBD Marketing, is a B2B and consumer marketing expert, renowned speaker, and the creator of Market What’s Meaningful®. Having worked with some of the world’s leading brands on product launches, lead generation, customer acquisition, retention programs and more, Liz’s unique ability to inspire people to think strategically and take action has led to numerous successful campaigns for CBD Marketing – and even bigger results for its clients.

Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, who has written 3 best-selling books, one of which "Get Bold" , has been translated into 9 languages. Sandy is a recognized leader in social business and one of the most influential women in Web 2.0 technology, receiving numerous awards such as: Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters, 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech, Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT), CNN Women of the Channel, Top Nifty-50 Women in Technology, Top 50 Social Business Influencers, and Top 10 in Social Media.   

Alison Chew

Alison Chew serves as director of affiliate marketing at Acceleration Partners, where she works with clients to develop, manage, and optimize their affiliate marketing programs. She has broad professional experience in operations, marketing, account management, and education having previously worked at Kaplan Test Prep and a Bay Area start-up.

Emma Cunningham

Emma Cunningham is a Digital Strategist at FCB, working on Canadian campaigns for international brands including Mondelez and Del Monte. But first and foremost, Emma is a conversationalist. Besides sharing too many opinions in public forums, Emma believes that listening is the best way to effectively communicate.

Devon DeMars

Devon DeMars helps brands understand their online audience and reach their social media goals as the Director of Social Media at Internet Marketing Inc. She’s particularly passionate about building authentic relationships between brands, bloggers and consumers; and educating on the word-of-mouth marketing power of social media. You can connect with her at @ThereDGoes.

Gini Dietrich

Is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

Glenn Gaudet

Glenn Gaudet is the President and Founder of GaggleAMP, the leading employee advocacy platform that empowers employees to participate in corporate social media and online marketing efforts. Glenn is a former CMO with 20+ years of experience in marketing and business development.

Leigh George

A PhD who is passionate about finding innovative ways to help brands connect online with the people they are trying to reach. She has over 15 years of experience helping clients develop, implement and track digital strategies for brand awareness, customer acquisition, relationship management, online engagement and community management. As VP in Ogilvy’s Social@Ogilvy practice, Leigh George leads branding, digital and social strategy for public and private sector clients, both locally and nationally, including Five Guys, Enroll America and the FDA. Before joining Ogilvy, Leigh led branding and digital strategy teams at several digital agencies in the DC area.

Maddie Grant

CAE – founder, Culture That Works LLC. Maddie draws from more than 15 years of experience in internal and external online community building to help organizations build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. In addition to her culture change work through Culture That Works, Maddie consults as a digital strategist and is editorial director for SocialFish, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for nonprofit and association executives, where she manages a team of 30 guest bloggers.

Chuck Hester

Has over 25 years experience in public relations, marketing and branding, with stints as an in-house marketing director, and public relations director for two marketing agencies. Some of the clients Chuck has worked with include TEAC, Western Digital and the Department of Defense Technology Transfer Program. A LinkedIn power connector, Chuck has more than 8600 direct connections. He is a sought-after expert on the subject of using LinkedIn for media relations, personal and professional branding, and how to use social media to build business contacts.

Sherry Heyl

Award-winning marketing professional with 10+ years experience of using digital media to build brand equity and amplify brand experiences. Since 2005, I have been developing digital marketing strategies that enable organizations to integrate new technologies and capabilities with their existing campaigns and business goals. As the founder of Amplified Concepts, I use my expertise in strategy development and project management combined with my relationships with some of the smartest freelancers in the digital world to deliver customized solutions and deep expertise to client projects.

Jamie King

Jamie King is the founder and CEO of SweatGuru an online marketplace for fitness and FitApproach, a community for active people. Jamie is a professional networker who thrives on forging strong partnerships and building communities.

Danica Kombol

Danica Kombol is President of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media agency which activates influencer marketing campaigns on behalf of their Fortune 500 clients. Everywhere is skilled at getting bloggers and influencers to share stories - today she'll be talking about the #DeedADay movement, a wildly successful New Year's campaign.  

Kristen Matthews

Kristen Matthews is the marketing manager at GroupHigh and is in love with the creative and collaborative elements of modern marketing. When she's not geeking out with marketing case studies or writing content on epic outreach, she enjoys life through travel, creativity and food.

Lisa Arledge Powell

Is the President of MediaSource, consecutively named Best Health Care PR/Marketing Agency by Ragan Communications for 2013 and 2014. Lisa, a former television news reporter, specializes in brand journalism and works with the nation’s top hospitals and brands to get their message to targeted audiences.

Vicki Psarias

Critically acclaimed professional blogger and award winning filmmaker, Vicki is the founder and author of Honestmum.com and Mummysgotstyle.com

Rebekah Radice

Is the founder of Rebekah Radice, LLC and a founding partner of Imagine WOW; digital marketing agencies committed to helping business professionals align strategy and intention for breakthrough social media results. Rebekah is the author of and the author of “How to Use Social Media to Virtually Crush the Competition and recently named an Inman Top 100 Most Influential Leader for the second year in a row, as well as one of the Top Social Media Professionals to Follow in 2013.

Erin Richards-Kunkel

Erin Richards-Kunkel is the Social Media Director for Excelerate Media, a social media management and digital advertising agency. Erin focuses on strategy and storytelling, using digital components and multimedia content and has worked with both emerging and established brands.

Camille Ricketts

Camille Ricketts is Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital, where she oversees the First Round Review, the most widely-read publication in venture capital, and helps startups develop their early marketing strategies. Previously, she led content marketing at global nonprofit Kiva, managed communications at Tesla Motors and reported for The Wall Street Journal in London and New York. 

Brandon Schaefer

Brandon Schaefer is a corporate business strategist whose strengths lie in helping organizations improve their sales processes, improve their client and prospect communications, and improve their lead generation campaigns. Brandon assists his clients in discovering the best ways to effectively manage their business processes, including leveraging employee engagement, social media marketing, content marketing, and network marketing.

Brandon has considerable experience in streamlining business processes to maximize productivity, working with executive leadership to come up with new ways to grow the business, forming enterprise content marketing strategies, analyzing data to make more informed educated business decisions, and creating personalized marketing and lead generation campaigns that get results. Brandon helps his customers be accountable, consistent, and accurate, in every aspect of their business.

Erik Severinghaus

Erik Severinghaus is the founder and CEO of Chicago-based SimpleRelevance, the modular, open predictive learning platform that enables digital marketers to communicate with customers via any channel, automatically. He specializes in leading disruptive innovation in enterprises both large and small, which he demonstrated from his time establishing a cloud solution during his 6-year contribution at IBM as well as co-founding iContact, a leading email service provider

Andy Theimer

Andy Theimer is the Co-Founder of GroupHigh and is responsible for overseeing the company's direction, product innovation, and market strategy. Andy was a leader at other internet start-ups in the recruiting, crm, finance, and publishing space. He is from Wisconsin and currently lives in Boulder, CO. Things he enjoys when he’s not working are quad copters and spending time with his fiancé.

Lindsay Tredent Mauch

Lindsay is the Founder & CEO of LTM Digital, a Digital Marketing Consulting Firm based out of Los Angeles, Ca. Lindsay has more than a decade of online experience with a focus on digital marketing strategy, product development, and social media and has worked for top brands such as MySpace, Fabletics by JustFab, Future US, and Transworld Media. She is constantly keeping her fingers on the pulse of new and emerging trends in the digital marketplace and was one of the first million users on Twitter. Lindsay serves on the Board of Directors for Social Media Club Los Angeles and in her free time enjoys surfing, snowboarding, playing soccer, and maintaining her health and fitness blog, FitandAwesome.com.

Warren Whitlock

Is a digital business development strategist. In 2008, he wrote the first book about Twitter and Mobile Marketing, and the best selling “Profitable Social Media: Business Results Without Playing Games.” He is the host of Social Media Radio and speaks frequently about social media marketing, online publicity and marketing, social networking and building lifetime value for rapid growth. He was also named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013.

Stephen Wynkoop

Stephen Wynkoop is the founder and editor for SSWUG.ORG – the SQL Server Worldwide User’s Group where he writes a daily column and maintains the site overall. SSWUG features a weekly video program about the database and IT world, webcasts, articles, quarterly online virtual community events and vConferences several times a year. Stephen is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and the author of more than 10 books, translated into at least 7 languages. Stephen has been working with SQL Server since the very first version, with a prior experience in database platforms that included dBase and Btrieve.