Wed, 30 October 2013
Tom Asacker is the author of five critically acclaimed books: The Business of Belief, Opportunity Screams, A Little Less Conversation and A Clear Eye for Branding, groundbreaking books that redefine business for the new, customer-controlled economy, and Sandbox Wisdom, a heartwarming story about a CEO's search for meaning and success in the world of business and work.
A popular speaker, Tom lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world, and works confidentially with executives and management teams at a number of world-class companies. Prior to his role as a writer, professional speaker and corporate catalyst, Tom was an agitator in management posts at GE and throughout his entrepreneurial endeavors as founder of an internet startup; owner of an electronics manufacturing firm; and co-founder and CEO of a medical device company.
He is a recipient of the George Land Innovator of the Year Award; he holds medical patents and product design awards; and he is recognized by Inc. Magazine, MIT, and YEO as a past member of their "Birthing of Giants" entrepreneurial executive leadership program. Tom holds a degree in Economics and Business Management, and lives in the great Northeast. Visit tomasacker.com to learn more.
Mon, 28 October 2013
Rick Mulready was in the corporate internet marketing space for 12 years, having worked for the likes of AOL, Yahoo!, Funny Or Die, and Vibrant Media. During this time, he worked with a variety of advertisers from Fortune 500 brands to small businesses, running all different kinds of online ad campaigns.
A couple of years ago Rick realized the potential of social media and how entrepreneurs and small businesses can use it to grow their brand, so he took his years of internet marketing experience and knowledge, left his six-figure job and started his own business.
Rick is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com and runs a popular podcast called Inside Social Media. He also regularly works with the most successful brands in the world like Ford, Intel, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Coke, Gary Vaynerchuk, etc.
Fri, 25 October 2013
Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant and speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. He hosted one of the first parenting podcasts from 2005 – 2008, and he has been blogging for nearly a decade. His book, New Business Networking, is available from Que Publishing.
Since moving to Nashville, TN in 2007, Dave has co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp and BarCamp Nashville. He has also launched two monthly networking events, Nashcocktail and Geek Breakfast. The latter now has chapters across the US, South Africa and Australia.
In July 2012, Delaney was selected by Billboard Magazine as a digital marketing expert to follow. In May 2012, Delaney was featured by the Nashville Business Journal as a Power Leader of Technology in Nashville, TN. In 2011, Dave was awarded the prestigious Digital Media Champion AIM Award by the American Marketing Association in Nashville. In 2009, he was nominated for Nashville’s blogger of the year by the Nashville Technology Council.
Dave has appeared in technology stories in USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Globe & Mail, Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean and Mashable.
Delaney frequently speaks at private events, functions and public conferences. Engagements include South by Southwest Interactive, PodCamp Toronto, BarCamp and PodCamp Nashville, Social Media Club Nashville, American Marketing Association Nashville, Interlogix Partners Conference, Killer Tribes, Explore Nashville, Techville, and more.
To learn more about Dave, please visit his website DaveDelaney.com
Wed, 23 October 2013
Jared Easley has a very motivational podcast concept, called "Starve the Doubts," which aims to help those who are elevating in the profession tune out those who wish to bring them back down to their level or suppress their success!
Jared Easley is a self-described “everyday guy” who is passionate about connecting with others, communicating, leveraging new media & cultivating a community of like-minded citizens. He is married to his amazing wife Rachel & they have a beautiful daughter named Lana, and they live in South Florida.
You can listen to his inspiring podcast episodes at http://starvethedoubts.com. His interview list is quite impressive and full of individuals who are creative, unique, interesting & taking action!
Mon, 21 October 2013
Kristi Hines is a highly sought after writer, blogger, and social media commentator who's expertise in creating high quality content for business and corporate blogs has elevated the sales and status of many companies. Hines focuses on teaching businesses the right formula to educate their customers while increasing their sales. She's been featured on an impressive list of the top info marketing websites including Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch, KISSmetrics, Unbounce, and CrazyEgg.
Kristi's home base for her personal and professional blog is called "Kikolani," which covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers to succeed in search and social media marketing.
Fri, 18 October 2013
Rich Brooks is founder and president of Flyte New Media, a web design and marketing firm in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, Internet marketing and social media.
He presents and blogs at flyteblog.com on web marketing topics such as social media, search engine optimization, email marketing, blogs and building websites that sell.
He is a founder of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, an annual conference on search, social & mobile marketing.
He is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine's Center for Continuing Education.
Wed, 16 October 2013
Greg Hickman is the Creator/Host of Mobile Mixed, a Mobile Marketing Consultant focused on retail. Hickman is also the
Co-Founder of Thumbfound, a boutique, independent mobile marketing agency. Greg started off as a self-professed "agency guy," and had the opportunity to work on brands like Pepsi, Lipton, and Walmart. In this line of work, he created and managed digital, in-store and grassroots marketing campaigns.
In 2005, Greg moved on from the larger agency to a smaller operation, but still worked with major brands, including AT&T, EA Games, Sony Pictures, The New York Jets, Florida Marlins, Winterfresh and Axe. Greg created mobile marketing campaigns for these giants, bringing them into a new space.
Over the last 3 years, Greg has spent his time and focused his passion towards developing, implementing and managing mobile marketing programs for a media network of 300 shopping centers across the country. It's an understatement to say that the mobile marketing space for retail is a hot commodity right now. According to Hickman, "Implementing the right mobile strategies can have huge impacts on your business. Whether it’s driving people to your establishment, generating increased sales online or improving retention I can help. I’ve managed initiatives that cover Mobile Web, Smartphone apps, SMS, QR Codes, Location based services, mobile SEO etc."
Mobile marketing for businesses big and small in the retail space is not going anywhere any time soon. That's what makes Greg so passionate about his strategy through Mobile Mixed. Greg wants to help you create integrated mobile marketing strategies by talking with the best and most successful mobile marketers out there.
Learn more about Greg Hickman and Mobile Mixed at http://mobilemixed.com/about/
Mon, 14 October 2013
Cynthia Sanchez launched Oh So Pinteresting in February 2012 and after a few months she was approached by a company and asked if she would not only help them with Pinterest but also manage their social media accounts. In September 2012, Cynthia left her job as full time radiation oncology nurse to focus on growing Oh So Pinteresting and her new social media business.
Just like the medical world, social media is ever evolving and changing. It requires continuous study to stay up to date on the latest methods and products. Since launching the blog, Cynthia spends time taking courses and attending several conferences a year focused on social media.
In growing and marketing her own business, she has had to learn multiple social media platforms and how to create content for them. Cynthia writes the content for the blog, produces her own podcast, records videos and creates graphics.
Cynthia uses her experience as a nurse to help her empathize with clients. She continues this approach in her business and encourages clients to take the same approach in their social media marketing.
For fun, aside from exploring the usefulness of Pinterest, Cynthia enjoy traveling with her family, which consists of two sets of twins, crafting, and learning photography.
Fri, 11 October 2013
Dan Schawbel is Managing Partner of Millennial Branding and author of, "Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success." He's also the Founder of the Personal Branding Blog. He authored the #1 international bestselling book, "Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future."
Schawbel explains what future leaders need to know for career success and how social media is changing the game. He answers whether millenials are expensive to hire and retain.
Schawbel also tells us more about Millennial Branding and his Personal Branding Blog, and how he's made them so popular.
Wed, 9 October 2013
David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, advisor to emerging companies, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media.
His previous experience is as a recovering marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded companies and was also an Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at one time the world’s largest information company. David has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He currently resides in the Boston area.
David currently works as an advisor to numerous emerging companies in the marketing technology field including HubSpot, GrabCAD, Libboo, VisibleGains, ExpertFile, GutCheck, and Newstex. He also spends his time working with various nonprofits that interest him including the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, HeadCount, and Nashaquisset. In the past he was on the boards of directors of NewsWatch KK (successfully sold to Yahoo Japan) and Kadient (successfully merged with Sant) and the board of advisors of Eloqua (successful IPO in mid-2012 and sale to Oracle in early 2013).