So far, we’ve got a phenomenal list of speakers and it’s growing…
It’s worth noting that our list of speakers are utilizing real world social strategies in growing their brands and social marketing firms. These are NOT theorists, these are the folks using social media and blogging strategies every day and while working with real clients to achieve measurable results!
In addition to being bloggers, this cadre of presenters includes: a former “Tech Tczar”, digital agencies owners, authors, speakers, coaches, strategists, marketers, sales professionals, copy writers, PR and e-Marketing gurus, radio and talk show hosts, community leaders, a foodie, and all around cool and smart women!
Check them out and plan to come and learn from them as they share what works, and what doesn’t!
Meet Jennifer Abernathy
She’s America’s Sales Stylist and SHE-EO of the Sales Lounge.com. Jennifer
has sold tens of millions in products and services but she turned to social
media to grow her business and brand and she shares all of her tips and
strategies in her book. As the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to
Social Media Marketing (Penguin 2010) Jennifer inspires and teaches hundreds
around the country how to use powerful success, sales and social media ideas
combined with your authentic personality to grow your business and brand.
For Free Success*Sales*Social Media tips get Jennifer’s Award winning ezine
Meet Sara Barton
Her tenure with SOS Video Communications as a Senior Copywriter, positioned her to work with industry powerhouses, such as ALDI and American Signature, creating barrier-breaking television and radio campaigns. It was during this time that Sara discovered a passion for blogging and social media. It didn’t take long for her to realize the unbridled power of search engine optimization, social communities, and grassroots marketing.
Currently, Sara is a freelance writer. Between writing engaging copy for websites, banner ads, and email and print campaigns for SBC Advertising, inVentiv Communications, and other clients, she continues to evolve as a digital marketer, speaker, and aspiring author…read more here.
I am a singer/songwriter and digital marketing executive who launched Dream Town Media to help my artistic friends deal with the ever-increasing complexities and time constraints to create good promotions for their work online. Since our launch we have helped musicians like Carissa Knoles write and record her first childrens single, “I Love Me”, authors like Chad Jeffers publish and release his first book online at www.25notes.com, fine artists like Graceann Warn with PR and galleries like the River Gallery in Chesea with social media strategies to increase attendance at their openings.
I have a proven track record of positive results on global accounts like Ford Motor Company’s 2010 Mustang, 2010 Taurus, SYNC powered by Microsoft, Ticketmaster.com, Hotels.com and Expedia.com. Now, I am putting this experience to work…read more here.
Hi, I’m Kate, and I’m Founder of the Other Side Group, an online brand management firm serving companies and individuals.
Professionally, I’m the Director of Outreach and Strategy for The Meta-Activism Project (MAP), I’m CMO of Girls in Tech Global, and I’m in the Strategy Advisory Group of Boston World Partnerships. Because I’m apparently a masochist, I also blog at Ad Your Comment Here and B2B Voices.
In my past, pre-graduate life, I was in two start-ups (one technology transfer and one critical infrastructure preparedness; one successful, one not so much) and still love the start-up and small business feel of things…read more here.
Meet Michael C. DeAloia
Social Media Studio @ Virginia Marti College of Art
Michael is a nationally recognized blogger through his Tech Czar Notes and Cool History of Cleveland blogs. He has also spoken at numerous national economic development, technology and social media events including – NOTACON, Gov 2.5, the Online Marketing Summit and the Cool Twitter Conference – and many others. He has appeared on the Fox News channel’s John Stoessel Show and was included in the Drew Carey supported Reason Foundation documentary on Cleveland titled Reason Saves Cleveland. He recently completed the book “Lost Cleveland” for History Press which was published in late 2010. He also has two books of poetry Published – Roses on the Gates of Hell and Forever Mantras.
Perhaps best known for his term at the City of Cleveland as the Senior Executive for Technology Development, or “Tech Czar,” where he was responsible for the economic development of the technology industries in the City…He was also instrumental in developing the eTech Hatchery, Hanna Tech Hotel, Idea Center and the Tyler Elevator Complex as tech hubs for the City.
Currently, Michael is Co-Founder of the Social Media Studio, which is a educational forum for social media, and is the co-founder and partner in EmergingChefs.com, a Cleveland, Ohio-based firm that specializes in creating distinctive events around emerging chefs, culinary trends, and destination dining experiences.
Debba Haupert is passionate about social media! Starting with over 20 years of corporate marketing, she has focused her marketing efforts on social media to help companies reach/build their ‘communities.’ She built the online community of women called: GIRLFRIEND and OLOGY (http://girlfriendology.com). ‘Addicted’ (in a good way!) to social media, Debba has over 21,000 Twitter followers 14,000 female Facebook Fans. She/Girlfriendology has worked with Biz, Kroger, Frito-Lay, Healthy Choice, Crystal Light, International Delight and other brands. She teaches/speaks on social media marketing. She/Girlfriendology can be found at: http://girlfriendology.com, http://twitter.com/girlfriendology, http://facebook.com/girlfriendology and http://linkedin.com/in/debbahaupert.
Lauren MacEwen is the primary strategist and creator of SM Cubed Consulting. She has her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Smith College and her Masters of Business (MBA) from Arizona State University, the W.P. Carey School of Business. After working for Disney Publishing for 3 1/2 years, Lauren decided to branch out on her own and started consulting in social media in an official capacity.
Since that time she has been active in the Social Media community, forging relationships with national and international social media firms, communities and strategists. She has been asked to guest blog on numerous top industry specific blogs, as well as top topic blogs such as technology, business development and politics. She is also a speaker on social media topics and has done public speaking engagements as well as radio interviews. Lauren has also been a part of application testing groups for emergent social media technology. Other members of the groups consisted of developers from Paypal and Facebook.
Lauren has a unique way of implementing social media strategy that combines the use of technology, engagement strategy and TEQ (technological emotional intelligence) relationship building. Her multifaceted approach delivers fast and powerful results…read more here.
Meet our fabulous MC: Monica McGee
All Things Marketing Show
Monica is the show creator of the “All Things Marketing Show” that features marketing experts, business professionals, and individuals who will share marketing tips and engage in discussion on how marketing effects the day to day operations of their business and personal image…read more here.
Empowering you to do what you love, and do it better. Making the sales process easy, straightforward and enjoyable. Ridding the world of manipulative, controlling, dishonest sales practices one business at a time.
Using my razor-sharp insight to help you focus on making a difference.
You create. You make. You craft. You do your thing. I show you how to get your thing out there. I work with people to create unique sales solutions…read more here.
I’m a business savvy — geeky girl turned digital strategist. Known best for being an “expert idea generator”. Author of the social media guidebook: Now What Do I Do – An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting to the Next Step with Social Media.
Totally loving being the Global Leader for Social Media for Girls In Tech (a niche community that empowers girls and women to advance in technology) and at the helm as the Managing Director for the Columbus chapter…read more here.
Meet Kari Palmer
Oxiem Marketing & Technology & President, of Social Media Club Columbus
Meet Pam Perry
Pam Perry PR
Pam Perry is a PR Coach and Social Media Strategist delivering online branding and marketing solutions for best-selling authors, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. She is the Chief Visionary of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc. and internet radio host of Chocolate Pages where she has interviewed authors such as Kirk Franklin, Rev. Run, Demond Wilson and Yolanda Adams. Perry, an Emmy-award winning TV producer, is also a columnist with Gospel Today and blogs for MyBlogalious.com, Examiner.com on Branding, Marketing and Public Relations 2.0 tactics…read more here.
I consider myself a Digital Communication Commander. In short, I spend a lot of time working with people offline to create compelling online content. Currently, I work as an Interactive Communication Coordinator and Young Professional Network liaison with the Columbus Board of REALTORS. Prior to taking in this role, I worked on a freelance basis as digital communication consultant, writer and assistant professor of communication.
I am excited about my internet radio show called Digital 411 heard exclusively on TalktainmentRadio.com, recorded live 10am Saturday. Digital 411 features guest co-hosts and myself, giving the‚ digital 411‚ on social media…read more here.
Two sisters who started a company to provide superior services and products to busy people. They focus on providing high-quality, thoughtfully priced services to small business and women entrepreneurs. They offer superb Social Media Services to women-owned companies from the east coast to the west coast.
Nate Riggs works with mid-sized & large organizations to help them adopt and use social media communication tools, and build social media offerings designed to serve their clients. He is a proud dad and lucky husband who enjoys music, photography and distance racing. Nate also blogs about business strategy, communications, parenting and life in Columbus, Ohio at nateriggs.com.
Mayra Ruiz is a blogger, e-marketing consultant and founder of Ruiz McPherson Communications, a web technologies and digital marketing service based in historic Charles Town, West Virginia. With more than 15 years of hands-on marketing, communications and PR experience, Mayra leads her clients forward on all aspects of creative direction, online promotion and marketing communications with innovation and skill. She can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mayraruiz or via her practice account www.twitter.com/ruizmcpherson. Her email newsletter, the e-Marketing Insider, has over 1,000 subscribers. Subscribe here: http://conta.cc/gwfm65
The Naked Redhead (TNR) writes under the assumption that life is more fun when you’re honest (naked), when things are funny and when people get together to try to do the right thing. She is also a speaker, storyteller, social media nerd, community enthusiast and authenticity hound. It is also possible that she may or may not have a slight obsession with Kraft dinners. You decide.
Rachel Tayse Baillieul is a blogging urban homesteader. She shares recipes, photographs, stories, and local events at www.HoundsInTheKitchen.com. Rachel uses her blog to inspire others to grow and cook local whole foods.
Co-Owner of 360 Degree Social:
At 360 I create digital strategies that allow brands to both market themselves in the social media space, and connect their social online identities to their offline branding and marketing materials. All of that is just a long way to say that I’m a nerd and a good thinker
Serial Small Business Entrepreneur:
As of January 2010, I have started or been involved with the launch of 16 businesses from 2003 to Present. I am always looking to invest in entrepreneurship and develop new business ideas either offline, or via my personal blog…read more here.