Not a guru, maven, ninja, or rock star. President of the Phoenix chapter of Social Media Club. Believer in social selling and turning hashtags into handshakes. Father and husband. Fan of the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics (born into it as a Rhode Island native).
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Got more tweets than the bible's got Psalms | #SocialMedia Strategist | Community Ambassador, @WhyISocial | @SocialBeards | #VinKat | @Steelers fan | Wine maker
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Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators
at Brand Innovators
Ted is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators and in March 2009 started publicly using and evangelizing the term ROR: Return on Relationship™... a concept he believes is the cornerstone for building an engaged multi-million member database, many of whom are vocal advocates for the brand, like the one he built for e.l.f. Cosmetics as the Chief Marketing Officer between 2008 and 2010, and the one being built for the new updated OpenSky where Ted was Chief Social Marketing Officer until the end of April 2011. On May 1st, 2011 Ted announced leaving OpenSky and accepting the position of Chief Social Marketing Officer at Collective Bias (whose Advisory Board he joined in January 2011), a company he has worked closely with since it was founded by John Andrews who Ted met through the blogging community when he was leading Emerging Media at Walmart. Effective September 1st, 2013 Ted left his position at Collective Bias and is a Free Agent and Open to Opportunities. In the words of Collective Bias Founder John Andrews… “Ted, you were the vision, heartbeat and soul of Collective Bias, thank you for building a great company. From innovations like cb.Socially to the amazing relationships you built with the blogger community, clients and employees, you drove the epic growth. You will be missed!”
With e.l.f. Cosmetics from 2008-2010 and OpenSky from 2010-2011, Ted has become known for his active use of Twitter where he has in excess of 100,000 followers and grew 60,000+ followers for e.l.f. Twitter handles in 2009, over 100,000 for OpenSky in 2010, and now well in excess of 1MM for Collective Bias and growing every day… all with deep engagement and interaction.
Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013, and number #2 on the Leadtail August 2013 list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers. ROR is the basis of his philosophy…It’s All About Relationships! His book, Return on Relationship, was released January 29, 2013.
At e.l.f., Ted’s responsibilities included communicating with and building e.l.f.’s client base (membership increased from 600k to in excess of 2.4MM during his tenure), leveraging brand equity through strategic marketing programs (with many major brands and publishers), and creating/developing/managing a major thrust into social media initiatives and partnerships and building the most highly respected social media presence in the cosmetics industry. In addition, the merging of traditional PR and the ability of social media to create/spread PR opportunities was leveraged to full effect under his tenure… a first for many companies and something which many are yet to understand.
Ted believes the key to continued success for any brand/retailer/etailer is identifying with the customer. Ted is quick to point out “listening is finally getting the respect it deserves through Social Media… listen and adjust your message to make it relevant to your consumer. Brand loyalty declines due to lack of relevance… a direct result of not listening.” “Number one is always try to understand who your customer is and stay true to your brand.”
Ted has a deep online background beginning in 1997 working with best selling author, entrepreneur and agent of change Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, which was acquired in Q4 1998 by Yahoo!
Ted served as a Social Marketing and Engagement Advisor to Big Fuel Communications until they were acquired in March 2011 by Publicis Groupe, and is on the Advisory Boards of Crowdsourcing Week, EvenVoice, Expressible, Flyplist, OpenSky, SheSpeaks, and Zuberance.
A native New Yorker, Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Cornell University. He is divorced, has two teenage daughters, and lives in Long Island. Personal philosophy:
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Tamara McCleary is a national speaker, business performance specialist, writer, social media expert and relationship economist.She has spoken to over 1,000 audiences and is ranked in the Top 1% of global Social Media Influencers.Past clients include KPMG and U.S. Department of Defense.Tamara speaks on the topics of team relationships, employee satisfaction and retention, the emerging relationship economy, social media, sales performance, customer service, customer acquisition and retention, entrepreneurship and more. She was named Top Sales Achiever nationally three years in a row for a biotechnology firm before launching her own successful national consulting firm based out of San Francisco, California.Tamara is the creator of the trademarked RelationShift® method, enabling individuals and businesses to improve virtually any relationship. Tamara changes lives and transforms businesses.
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Science geek & info freak. @IntegratedChat Willful accomplice to my own children's twisted POV.
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Susan Silver is a community focused strategist who uses social data insights as the foundation of her work with ARCOMPANY. Her philosophy “Humanity in Data
” is informed by a background in cognitive-behavioral psychology. She is making positive change in people’s lives, and the world, with thoughtful communication on behalf of her clients.
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Bree Kelley is a passionate millennial who is revolutionizing the way millennials are perceived and how they go about their work. Her passion for people, business, and their success has helped her throughout her 5+ year B2B sales and marketing career. Bree graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Business Organizational Communications and Sales Management. She’s a sales and marketing associate for an enterprise software and business intelligence consulting firm, and community manager and brand ambassador for several brands from apparel to IT.
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Shelly Kramer is the Co-CEO of V3 Broadsuite, a marketing agency specializing in the digital space. A 20+ year marketing veteran, she's a brand strategist focused on delivering integrated marketing solutions and helping businesses leverage the web for growth and profitability. She's an expert at content strategy and execution and tying social media to business initiatives. Recognized by Forbes on a number of occasions, most recently as one of the Top 40 Social Selling Marketing Expertsand Top 50 Social Media Influencers, she's half marketer, half geek, with a propensity for numbers, producing results and a dash of quick repartee. Her blog has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Best Marketing and Social Media Blogs and by PostRank as one of the Top 100 Most Engaging Social Media Blogs. Find her on LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter.
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First generation Canadian. Social media aficionado. Community engager. Communications connoisseur. A small person trying to make big change.
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Founder, Strategist, Marketing, Consulting, and Thought Leadership
at Social Magnets
Ross is a thought provoking digital strategist who loves startups, entrepreneurship, innovation, and everything digital. With a diverse background, he has a never-ending passion for learning and experiencing new challenges. He is a "Collector of Expertise" and a full brain thinker.
He was interested in business since he was young and started his own businesses early along with managing for many companies. This led him to consulting and thought leadership.
He ran a successful real estate team for over a decade and has taken the skills used to dominate his market to help other agents with training and coaching. Father to 7 children, he has had many hobbies from being a sponsored snowboarder, to 3 time battle DJ champion, songwriting, blogger, and craft beer reviewer on Youtube.
An ENTJ, he is a visionary and natural leader with a zest for life and helping people. If you have a project he can make it better.
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Ron is a digital marketer and conversion optimizer, focusing on maximizing ROI with content marketing campaigns.You can find and connect with Ron on Twitter at @RonSela
and read his thoughts on his personal blog at RonSela.com
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Rachel Miller is Chief Listener at Pipeliner CRM where she manages all digital communications including social selling initiatives and influencer, advocate, and partner programs. She is also Excellence Officer at BroadSuite Media Group and Community Strategist at Talent Culture.
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Olivier Blanchard is a French-born, American-based Brand Management and Digital Marketing strategist, consultant and keynote speaker. (Not to be confused with the IMF economist of the same name, whose IQ may be significantly higher.) When he isn't helping clients avoid making terrible marketing mistakes, Olivier likes to travel the world in search of the perfect Instagram photo. His client list over the years has included Verizon, Microsoft, the CDC, K2 Sports, Lexis Nexis, Ford Canada, Design Centers International, Smartbrief, Hincapie Sportswear and Raytheon.
Olivier also the author of the best-selling #1 social business desk reference for digital managers and business executives: 'Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts In Your Organization' (Que/Pearson), so if you have any questions about tying digital spend to business objectives, he might be able to help you with that.
In his off hours, Olivier likes to ride his bike up absurdly steep mountains, take photos of random objects, and stuff his face with freshly baked croissants (... sometimes all of the above).
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Like every generation before them, Millennials carry a vast array of interests, hobbies, and views of the world that they work and play in. Although many choose to focus on the Millennial Lifestyle through a professional lens, there’s far more to this demographic than the time they spend at the office or in front of a glowing screen.
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Mikal E. Belicove is an Entrepreneur Magazine columnist and a member of the Board of Trustees at Keystone College. He also serves on SXSW's Accelerator Advisory Board and writes for SUCCESS Magazine. For more information, visit www.MikalBelicove.com
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Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized Talent Management and HR Tech brand strategist, analyst, digital catalyst, author and speaker. As founder and CEO of TalentCulture and Co-Founder of the #TChat World of Work Community, she has worked with hundreds of companies, from early-stage ventures to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google, helping them recruit and empower stellar talent. Meghan has been a guest on numerous radio shows and online forums, and has been a featured speaker at global conferences. She is a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and several other media outlets. Meghan regularly serves on advisory boards for leading HR and technology brands. Meghan has been voted one of the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers in 2015 by StatSocial and Forbes, Top 50 Most Valuable Social Media Influencers by General Sentiment, Top 100 on Twitter Business, Leadership, and Tech by Huffington Post, and Top 25 HR Trendsetters by HR Examiner.
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Matt Black is a social strategist, content marketer and the creator of Matt Black Ink, a blog jam-packed with practical insights on leadership, social, organizational culture, and networking. Matt believes both individuals and organizations should "let words work," and provides communication solutions that address real-time issues facing professionals and brands. Matt is also currently a contributor for YouTern and SocialHangout.
Matt is very active on Twitter at @mattblackink and always up for a conversation, or feel free to send him an e-mail at email@example.com.
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Mandy is the founder of ME Marketing Services, a social marketing company located in Statesboro, Georgia. A proud graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia she has a thorough marketing background of over 12+ years covering sales, event planning, local store marketing, advertising and now social media. Mandy has been mentioned in Forbes and Crain's Chicago Business, named to the Statesboro Herald's Top 20 under 40 for 2013 and was listed as on of the top 100 social media power influencers by StatSocial for 2015.In the fall you can find her along with her family at Sanford Stadium cheering on their beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
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Director of Content Services
Lindsay Bell is the Director of Content Services at V3*Broadsuite. That means she’s the big dog. She leads our team with regard to content marketing, including strategy, ideation, execution, and editorial expertise.
A former television producer (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) with over 20 years of experience, she anticipated the marriage of journalism and digital content marketing, and brought her knack for creating audience responsive content to the digital space in 2010.
Since that time, she has preached her ‘be human online’ mantra to pretty much anyone smart enough to listen, both in Canada and the United States. Which is good, because she’s right.
Lindsay is a well-regarded figure in the world of digital marketing, especially as it relates to expertise with content. She’s our token Canadian and lives in Toronto, with her cool kid, patient husband, two annoying cats, and Hank Dawg—a Vizsla/Foxhound/moose hybrid. Ok, maybe not a real moose. And yes, she’s also prone to occasional exaggeration. Which is another reason we love her. That, and of course her accent.
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John is digital marketing executive at Interactive Services, an award-winning developer of custom e-learning and blended solutions for global Fortune 500 companies. He has been working in sales and marketing for over 10 years. His skills range from blogging to search engine optimization and web design. John can be contacted @Learn_IS or via LinkedIn.
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You might think of Jess as a social internet scientist: always experimenting and testing social media theories in the world wide ocean called the internet. Jess is a social media junkie at SocialFlow, co-host and mobile-first evangelist at Internet Pandas podcast, and author.
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A digital native, Jacob has studied and participated in the evolution of social media as a preferred method of communication for both companies and individuals. A big fan of video production, Jacob produces video tutorials on social media
on his personal website and is always available to connect on Twitter
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Brian Fanzo is a proud Dad of 3 girls, Pittsburgh Sports Fan, Social Technology Geek and Millennial Change Evangelist.Brian is a Millennial Keynote Speaker, Podcaster, Digital Strategist, Social Business Influencer, and Futurist.He was recently awarded the Top 25 Social Business Leaders of 2014 by IBM & The Economist Intelligence Unit.His social philosophy is #ShowUcare & he talks fast and tweets faster at @iSocialFanz
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A marketing/storytelling veteran with experience across both digital and traditional content platforms.
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Dom is a Social Media Junkie. He loves authentic, organic communication that translates both online and off. Dom is a huge fan of business, baseball, and brews (mostly in that order). Movy celeb, Co-Host of #CMGRHangout and a rabid fan of any and all things Michigan State. Tweet him, he likes to chat.
Connect with Dom on Twitter at @domgarrett or on Google+.
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After 12 years of running technology companies including a CEO appointment at the age of 28, I traded the corner office for a chance to drive the discussion on how the digital economy is going to forever change the way business is done. I'm an MBA, adjunct business professor and 4x author of best-selling business books including "The Millennial CEO" and "The New Rules of Customer Engagement." Pianist, soccer fan, husband and father, not in that order. Oh and for work...I'm the co-founder of V3B [Broadsuite], a marketing firm specializing in the digital space, helping companies be found, seen and heard in a cluttered digital world.
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Community Manager for Social Business Hour (#SBizHour)
Beer & bacon analyst. Marines & bikers are my friends.
A.k.a. クリス /Chris/Tink.
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Cheval John is the founder/blogger of Vallano Media, LLC, an online media site dedicated to sports, travel and social media. Cheval is also asocial media consultant and host of an online radio show/podcast called, "What's The Word?" on BlogTalkRadio. He is the author of two books, "8 Things You Need To Do Before Quitting Your Job and the Amazon Best-Seller, "8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn."You can visit his media site at www.vallanomedia.com and see his diverse portfolio at http://about.me/chevaljohn.
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Chris Westfall is the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, and a sought-after expert on persuasion and influence.His strategies have helped his clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank – Australia.He is the publisher of The Millennial CEO by Daniel Newman, as well as six other business books. As the official pitch coach at the nation’s fifth-largest university, he has helped Millennial business leaders to raise over $3 million in new venture funding over the past two years.He regularly speaks to thousands of corporate leaders each month on effective communication, collaboration and leadership.
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Sr. Social Marketing Manager Sales Solutions at LinkedIn
Global Sr. Social Marketing Manager @LinkedIn. Transforming @LinkedInSelling. @CarlosGilTV on YouTube. Love sports, travel, great food & cigars.
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Chris Barrows is Social Media and Mobile Products Coordinator for New York University. He is the host of the Why I Social Podcast and co-host of #JVMChat every other Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST.
He is currently a contributor to Millennial CEO and NEPA Blog Con. His favorite job and privilege is his role as father and husband.
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Chris Mikulin is the owner of CLYW, a high-end yo-yo company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Previously Chris first started out his career as a mechanical engineer, but through his experiences running CLYW he discovered a passion for digital marketing. Chris’ goals for this year are to meet people doing BIG things, write about his experiences, help others, and learn as much as he can while doing it. To connect with Chris you can find him on Twitter.
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Cari Bennette is a blogger and content creator at custom writing service Jet Writers
. Cari has 4+ years experience in writing and works with various types of texts: from how-to guides to academic essays to social media posts.
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Brent Grinsteiner is a talent acquisition professional for ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing. His areas of expertise include sourcing/recruiting, as well as exploring the latest technologies and solutions to help his fellow team members succeed. Brent’s experience includes non-human resource focused work, which allows him to approach talent acquisition with a unique, out-of-the-box mindset.He has gained a broad range of experience through supporting various clients, as well as recruiting for ManpowerGroup.
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CEO at ArCompany, and a seasoned digital strategist having held management positions for top Ad Agencies including Ogilvy, Rapp Collins, and Isobar Digital. She also has extensive start-up experience with launch successes like Yahoo! Answers. Hessie is also an active blogger/writer for Huffington Post, Digital Journal and WhatsYourTech.ca
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Freelance Writer/Social Media Consultant
Andrew Hutchinson is an internationally published author, award-winning blogger and social media consultant from Melbourne, Australia. He has more than 12 years experience working in media monitoring, helping clients locate, evaluate and action keyword occurrences in all forms of traditional and digital media. He's also a Hootsuite Ambassador for the APAC region and one of the 'Best Thinkers' on leading social media news website Social Media Today. If you're looking for a writer for your business, or advice on how to maximise your digital media presence, please go to www.andrewhutchinson.com.au for more information.
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Alissa M. Trumbull recently co-founded #BizGalz, a Twitter chat starting in September 2015 geared for women in all stages of life and career. She is also one-half of the Social Outlaws, a new blog dedicated to the areas of social media and social business. Passionate about business ethics, Alissa seeks opportunities to strengthen individuals and organizations through the application of best practices and human understanding. She is also a graphic designer, voracious reader, and fitness enthusiast. Always remember that the more love you pour into the world, the greater your reward. Don't be afraid to risk for what's important!
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