Dr. Jen Bennett
Dr. Jen Bennett is a Social Media/Communication Specialist who is passionate about helping businesses, ministries and individuals, #BeWorthFollowing online. Jen enjoys speaking, training, consulting and writing on all things that inspire and equip leaders to build a digital footprint and personal brand that is different and engaging. Her goal is to provide a positive influence to those trying to navigate a noisy social world.Jen is also a college professor and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Jen’s book, “#BeWorthFollowing: How to Be Different and Influence People In a Crowded Social World” will be released in 2017.
Dr. John Bennett
Dr. John Bennett is a 26-year healthcare provider, small business entrepreneur, certified John Maxwell TEAM coach, teacher and speaker. He has used his extensive experience in therapeutic mind-body healing to develop an extremely successful wellness model. His functional approach to caring for clients, combined with his drive to share effective production strategies has led to a unique teaching style that aligns goals and purpose to achieve heightened levels of personal and professional success.Dr. Bennett currently travels the country sharing these principles with his own unique and energetic ability to motivate an audience to action. In working with major corporations, small businesses or individuals he helps connect the dots and build strategies that are simple, achievable and unique.
Dr. Bennett feels the key to unlocking effortless success lies in the goals that you choose to pursue. The more your goals are aligned with your purpose, the more joy and less stress you’ll have … and the more easily you’ll achieve the success you desire. Most importantly, by spending time together he can help you focus on what is wildly important to you, turn your goals into specific action steps.
Jenny Brennan is a passionate social media marketer and lover of all things sales. Based in Ireland, she is currently working as Director of Prospect Happiness for International social media tool company, Agorapulse. Before her role, Jenny ran her own successful boutique social media agency and specialized in Facebook ads training. She is passionate about helping you win online and finding the right strategies to generate more business.
Antonio Calero is a Social Media author, speaker, and the Head of Marketplace Services for AdEspresso – an SaaS that simplifies optimization and reporting of Facebook and Instagram Ads. With a strong background in behavioural marketing and online advertising, he is a regular contributor to industry leading websites like Social Media Examiner, Razor Social or Jon Loomer Digital; and has been invited to present in multiple international events. Antonio has been helping businesses achieve their online goals for over 10 years, and started losing his hair at about the same time – although those two events may not be necessarily related.
Brian Carter is the #1 bestselling author of The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business, Facebook Marketing, and The Cowbell Principle. He’s respected as an international authority on how organizations can generate bigger business results. His 18 years of business success guide The Carter Group, a boutique agency with world-class expertise using digital and social marketing to boost profits for growth-minded businesses. The Carter Group implements innovative ideas to get extraordinary results.Brian has keynoted and developed marketing programs and strategies for companies of all sizes, including top 50 companies in the Fortune 500 like NBC and Microsoft. As a speaker, he delivers entertainment, motivation and practical takeaways.
Brian has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, and Entrepreneur Magazine, just to name a few.
He has an overall reach of more than 150,000 fans through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and his other marketing channels. And has taught more than 25,000 students and his teaching has reached more than 3 million people in the last year. His new “Social Marketing Profits System” online course will be available from in November 2015.
Brian’s hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, and background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a keynote speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not only entertained, but also armed with powerful strategies and tactics.
Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and the Strategic Director of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago.
Over the past 16 years, Andy has provided web strategy and advice to more than a thousand businesses. As a top-rated speaker at national conferences and as a writer for many of the biggest blogs, Andy has dedicated himself to teaching marketing.
Andy has written hundreds of articles, many of which have been published on the top marketing blogs and media websites. Favorite topics include content strategy, search engine optimization, social media and Analytics.
- Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Watch in 2015, Forbes
- Top 50 Marketing Influencer in 2016, Entrepreneur Magazine
- Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Watch in 2017, Social Media Explorer
He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.
Malanie Deziel 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, best practices, and growth strategies to content creators, marketers and brands. Melanie was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times where she wrote the “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix, which won the OMMA for Best Native Advertising in 2014, and the “Grit & Grace” piece for Cole Haan that won the same award in 2015. She has also done content strategy work for Time Inc’s 35+ US magazines, the Huffington Post, and Arianna Huffington’s latest venture, Thrive Global. As an Expert in Residence with BRaVe Ventures, she offered content strategy consulting, training and advisory to Turner, Viacom, and other major media companies.
After spending 20 years in traditional broadcast Steve re-invented himself learning the world of social media, online community building and Internet Marketing as he build his YouTube channel into his new career.
YouTube is Steve’s new network of choice, where he serves 2 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 Social Network, specifically, a YouTube channel.
Juan is a social media professional with over 20 years’ experience in marketing for the best marketing organizations around. His passion is to help his clients build and maintain customer relationships with the right social media channel.
Notable entities including Social Media Examiner, Mari Smith and Amy Porterfield have contracted him as social media professional to support their social team with community management, content marketing and social customer care.
Some of his writing endeavors include Editorial Contributor to Social Magazines, Associate Writer for Smedio and regular contributor to Marketingfacts.
Kim Garst is one of the world’s most retweeted people among digital marketers. She is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and an international best-selling author of Will The Real You Please Stand Up, Show Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media. Kim focuses on helping business owners grow a business they love while living the life they want.
She is the co-founder of Boom! Social, a business strategy consulting firm that helps business owners create more sales using the power of digital and social media.
Kim is also internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers. Her blog, kimgarst.com, is one of the top social media resource in the world.
Carlos Gil is the Global Head of Social Media for BMC Software. Previously, he served as Senior Social Marketing Manager for LinkedIn. His proven track record includes leading consumer-facing digital and social media programs as Social Media Manager for Winn-Dixie, where he developed strategy and led the launch of all Winn-Dixie’s social channels, social listening, and blogger influencer program. In addition, Carlos served as the Head of Digital Marketing for Save-A-Lot food stories. A true digital native, Carlos maintains an active presence on Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube in addition to speaking at industry conferences.
Donna is a professional and engaging speaker with 25 plus years’ experience. She is an award-winning instructor in her field. Donna is the Founder of MOSTRAINING where she provides training in Microsoft, Cloud, and Social Media technologies.Donna also writes social media articles for Executive Secretary Magazine and OfficePro Magazine.
Donna has been spotlighted in the Entrepreneur’s section of the Birmingham Business Journal. She was also featured in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Ideas for Growing Your Business Strategies. Donna’s clients have included a vast array of industries and include many Fortune 500 companies.
Mike is President of Digital Hill Multimedia, a web development & marketing agency, co-founder of TabSite.com, a leading Facebook Page app for contests, and Waftio, a website lead capture tool. He is a noted Facebook Marketing speaker, as well as author of the book, Game Plan for Social Media Lead Generation. Mike’s passion is to see businesses and people grow into their highest potential.
Mike has the unique ability to dive deep quickly, understanding businesses, social networks and trends, while delivering energetic and practical ideas marketers can understand. Mike has 10+ years experience in Internet Marketing, a Master’s in Organizational Development and Leadership, and a proven track record of providing innovative digital and social strategy consulting for businesses.
Mike hosts a regular podcast for small business digital resourcing at HalftimeMike.com. He hails from the Hoosier heartland of Indiana and yet escapes to the beach whenever possible! He is a avid runner and triathlete.
Cathy Hackl is the Chief Communications & Content Officer for Future Lighthouse, one of the top VR companies in the world that’s creating VR narrative and fiction. She’s also the founder of Latinos in VR/AR and one of the women leading the virtual revolution. She’s been named by Onalytica as a leading augmented reality influencer and also by NBC News as one of the top Latina women in VR. She’s a pioneer in immersive marketing and is a VR Scout contributor. Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator who has spent more than 12 years working in public relations, social media, marketing, and journalism (CNN, ABC News, Discovery Communications).
Jenn Herman 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. Through her blog, consulting, and speaking Jenn provides tips, resources, and training for small to medium sized businesses that need to structure their social media strategies. Her business background includes Administration, Sales, Human Resources, and Marketing and she enjoys bringing all these skills together to help you grow your business. 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”.
Christian is the CEO and Founder of Social Chefs (http://www.socialchefs.com/blog), a leading social media training and education site, where his goal is to make creating a winning social campaign as easy as following a recipe! He is also a frequent contributor on major media sites like Huffington Post and frequent speaker on Facebook marketing topics.
Logan Mayville is a freelance copywriter and content strategist with a penchant for inbound marketing. Based in Sacramento, CA, he is active in the startup community and the co-leader of the Sacramento HubSpot User Group. A strategist at heart, Logan is never afraid to ask why, even if it brings the meeting to a screeching, uncomfortable halt. He believes that content should drive business results, not just clicks.
There’s more online content today than there was yesterday (and there will be more tomorrow!), therefore companies must evolve their digital brand, analytics, and communications to adapt to consumer behavior and stand out from the crowd. Logan helps businesses connect communication to commercial results, and does it with style.
Pam is ranked by Forbes as a Top 5 Social Media Power Influencer, is an avid international keynote speaker and best-selling author. She has 20 years experience helping entrepreneurs to Fortune 10 organizations build winning brands and integrated platforms that sustain business and life.
Phil makes a living by ensuring the best of beautiful branding and effective digital strategy for clients. His sweet spot is making brands look incredible for the public eye. Phil build brands for TV personalities, experts and businesses. His roster includes Sharks and entrepreneurs on ABC’s Shark Tank, and personalities on Dancing with The Stars, The X Factor, American Idol, MasterChef Junior, Project Runway, The Doctors, and many others. Los Angeles is his home, but he speaks at conferences around the world. Phil often weighs in as a celebrity brand expert on Access Hollywood, and launched his book Shut Up and Tweet at the 2014 California Women’s Conference. With game-changing strategies that will turn anyone into a Twitter rockstar, it wound up being the event’s #2 best-selling book after Arianna Huffington’s autobiography. Whether it’s in entertainment, lifestyle or the world of startups, Phil helps clients enhance their competitive advantage through a strategic online presence.
Selected as Young Leader of the Year – Jessika is on a mission to make relationships the forefront of business marketing. She’s known for this outspoken dedication to Relationship Marketing. Jessika lives by her statement that “Relationships will always be more powerful than marketing,” and she believes in being a magnet vs a Bullhorn to truly connect with your tribe.
As a social media strategist, Jessika 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 Gold partner with Hubspot. NOW Marketing Group works with more than 100 clients across globe, choosing to serve – not sell.
As a relationship marketing evangelist, Jessika also founded The Relationship Marketing System, a membership site that provides curriculum to help businesses grow. Jessika also teaches comprehensive Relationship Marketing, presents in a weekly videocast – Magnet Marketers and hosts the largest social media Midwest conference, Social Media Week Lima.
Chad Pollitt, a decorated veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and former Army Commander, is VP of Audience and Co-founder of Relevance, a digital magazine, agency and events company dedicated to content strategy, promotion and marketing.He’s also an Adjunct Professor of Internet Marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an Adjunct Instructor of Content Marketing at the Rutgers University Business School.
A member of a Forbes Top 100 list, Chad authored “The Native Advertising Manifesto,” “The Content Promotion Manifesto” and “51 Things Your Mother Taught You About Inbound Marketing.” He is a regular contributor to industry media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Guardian and Social MediaToday.He has been creating profitable online campaigns for over 15 years for some of the World’s most recognizable brands. All while delivering tens of millions of dollars of tracked return on SEO alone.Named a top five content marketing thought leader and top 20 CMO influencer, he continues to innovate by leading the emerging industry of online content promotion and distribution.
Wes combines Southern common sense with his formal training and attention-to-detail that took root during four years at the United States Air Force Academy to continually produce cutting edge yet practical processes for his clients. He has sold millions of dollars of products, consulting, and training to companies such as Google and Dell, and since 2008 he has been the #1 reseller of the #1 sales and marketing automation software for small businesses, which has generated at least $50,000,000 in recurring revenue for the company and created a monthly residual income that enables him to provide for his family of nine without ever getting out of bed. He is a prolific writer with two books already in print, his third set for release this winter, a daily blog, and The Weekly Whisper. Wes is a sought-after speaker who calls Southern California home with his wife of 21+ years and their 7 children.
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 “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.
Deepak Shukla is something of an outlier. Founder of Digital Marketing Agency Purr Traffic and social media influencer. He has the numbers to back this up.Having taken a Quora account to 2 million views per week. Built a LinkedIn network of 10,000 people as well as 25k strong email list and more. Social media is more than a business for him. It’s a lifestyle.
He’s made it work for him to such an extent that Deepak made all of this happen whilst living in 9 countries, running 20 marathons, 2 full ironmen, fighting Thai kickboxing and training as a British Soldier.
If finding a method to achieving more in less time than ever is a goal for you. He is the man that will take you there.
Ravi Shukle is a social media and relationship marketing expert with over 10 years experience working with brands such as Samsung UK, Amazon UK, Tmobile and many more. Ravi is well known as a leading expert helping businesses online to build better relationships with their customers, co-workers and online communities through human-touch social media and online support.
Kim Vij is a social media consultant, blogger, speaker, and a recognized Pinterest expert. She’s the marketing director and cofounder of the popular parenting site The Educators’ Spin On It. As a pinfluencer, she connects with 1.6 Million followers on Pinterest. Her passion for Pinterest influenced her decision to become a coach to others which includes hosting a weekly twitter chat called #PinChat and facebook community. Kim provides for small business owners and brands tips, resources, and training focused on optimizing their marketing efforts on Pinterest.
Viveka von Rosen
Viveka von Rosen is an internationally known LinkedIn speaker and author. She is the “LinkedIn Expert” and is author of the best selling “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day” and “LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock!” As a contributing “expert” to LinkedIn’s official blog and their “Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide,” she is often called on to contribute to publications like Forbes, Money, Entrepreneur, Social Media Examiner, etc. She has taken the business knowledge she has perfected over the past 10+ years and transformed it into engaging and informational training, providing over 100K+ people the tools and strategies they need to succeed on LinkedIn.
April Woodcock is a seasoned professional, creative marketer with over 18 years in the field working with medium size business owners. She is passionate about helping business’s succeed and navigate through the digital marketing world.
At Touching Clients, April helps her clients develop a robust online digital footprint utilizing the latest technology available.April is also consistently engaged by leading experts to assist them with their own digital marketing efforts. April is a strong proponent of Marketing Automation, getting all your online entities to work together and tracking results. This philosophy allows her to help clients increase their online presence and eliminate noise, increasing a positive return on investment for best utilization of there marketing dollars.April speaks regularly on Digital Marketing throughout the US.When April is not on formal assignments. She regularly volunteers her time within her local community supporting start up businesses with mentoring and education on the vast digital marketing world. At Touching Clients she works with her partner Kevin, not only in business but in life. They together have 3 children, 2 pups and live in Norwich, CT.