Do you ever ask, “Why can’t someone just tell me, step-by-step, EXACTLY what to do grow my business and SELL my products and services using social media?”
We get it. You don’t have the time to understand every little nuance of every major social media site, or spend countless hours learning strategy and theory. You want someone who knows what they are doing to tell you, in plain English, how they are making major money selling through social media.
That is what the Social Boom 2015 – Social Selling Made Simple conference is all about. We have assembled the world’s leading experts, experts who have each mastered a different social media selling strategies, in one location for 2+ days. They are going to take you “behind the scenes” and give you their secret sauce on how they make money using social media. Check out our list of confirmed speakers and you will see that they are not only the “Who’s Who” of the social media world, but also major income earners!
So, if you are EVER going to use social media to grow your business, your brand and sell your products and services, this is a MUST attend event!
Forbes Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers
Kim Garst (@KimGarst) redefines what it means to be a social media expert who actually DOES social media. She has over 280,000 Twitter Followers, almost 100,000 Facebook Fans and is active and has large communities on nearly every major social media site. She is also currently ranked as the #7 social media blogger in the world.
Kim is also the CEO of Boom! Social, a leading social media marketing firm and best selling author of “Will the Real You Stand Up – Show up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media” arriving in bookstores in January. More importantly, she is a master digital marketer and uses social media to generate revenue for a variety of different products and services 365 days/year!
Facebook Revenue-Generating Expert
Nathan Latka (@NathanLatka) is the Founder and CEO of Heyo, formally Lujure Media, a software based platform focused on creating a low barrier to entry pertinent to the creation of customized Facebook Fan Pages, mobile apps and websites.
Heyo enables businesses to create mobile-optimized campaigns that can be shared on social networks such as Facebook contests, sweepstakes & mobile-optimized landing pages to help you get more fans, leads and sales.
Leading Instagram Expert
Sue B. Zimmerman (@SueBethZimmerma) is a passionate entrepreneur and master of social media for business. As the author of the #1 selling eBook Instagram Basics for Your Business, she is a sought-after speaker who has presented at events including the acclaimed Social Media Marketing World as well as the Social Media Camp, the largest conference of its kind in Canada.
Her expertise in visual content marketing has been featured on Creative Live. The retail store owner of SueBDo, Sue also lends her expertise to coaching and training companies to leverage the power of social media platforms.
Top Social Media Tools & Analytics Expert
Ian Cleary (@IanCleary) is a social media tools and analytics genius! As the CEO of RazorSocial, Ian’s company has become internationally known for its ability to help businesses of all types and sizes optimize their digital platform performance using readily available (and often free!) tools.
Ian is also one of the world’s leading bloggers being ranked by Social Media Examiner as the #2 social media blogger and teaches hundreds of business owners how to make money using their blogs.
Chief Technology Officer
Dennis Yu (@DennisYu) is the Chief Technology Officer of Portage. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also an author at InsideFacebook and AllFacebook. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at email@example.com, his blog, or on Facebook.
Chief Customer Pain Killer at Post Planner
Joshua Parkinson(@Yessayer) is a wordsmith turned tech junkie whose passion for conversation & content led him around the world and eventually to bootstrap Post Planner. He launched Post Planner together with a developer he’s still never met in person. With $2,000, and a fortunate TechCrunch article on release day, Post Planner launched in 2011, with paid sign-ups on Day 1.
Constantly weaving in new features, Josh and Bulgarian developer, Slav, grew Post Planner from a simple scheduler and “status ideas engine” into a powerhouse publishing tool for optimizing Facebook engagement. Josh currently lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and son. He is the Founder and CCPK (Chief Customer Pain Killer) of Post Planner.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder - Blitz Metrics
Alex Houg (@AlexHoug) is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Portage. He has been called the young Steve Jobs, selling his first business at the age of 15.
Alex is a frequent contributor on Inside Facebook, Social Fresh, and FBPPC. His textbook, Facebook Nation, is being taught at 469 universities. He is an expert in Facebook advertising, social analytics, content marketing, and search engine optimization. Mr. Houg has worked with the Golden State Warriors, Infusionsoft, Adidas, Miva Merchant, and Jack Daniels.
He has been featured in USA Today, Search Engine Journal, Business 2 Community, Inside Facebook, and other publications. He is an Eagle Scout and has a passion to teach. You can reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org, his blog or on Facebook.
THE LinkedIn Expert
Viveka Von Rosen (@LinkedInExpert) is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, contributing expert to LinkedIn’s official Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide and is known internationally as THE LinkedIn Expert.
Ms. Rosen is the CEO of Linked Into Business and co-founder of LinkedProspecting, and she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter
Viveka von Rosen has 30,000+ first level connections and a network of over 38 million people on LinkedIn, and 86,000+ followers on Twitter. Her seminars, webinars and workshops have taught and trained well over 90,000 people. She has personally worked with executives at The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg, Adaptive Insights, AON, Western Union and several other Fortune 500 Companies. She is regularly asked to speak at conferences and events for thought leading Social companies like the Social Media Examiner and Marketing Profs.
Forbes has listed Viveka Rosen as a top social media influencer for 3 years running, and she has been cited in Money Magazine, Simple Living, Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner.
Renown Internet Marketing Genius
Syed Balkhi (@syedbalkhi) is an award winning young entrepreneur with several 7 figure online businesses. He was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by United Nations. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Washington Post, FoxBusiness, Entrepreneur, Wired, and many top publications.
In 2009, he created WPBeginner which is now one of the largest free WordPress resource site on the web.
In 2011, he created a site called List25, an extremely popular site that within 3 months of launch was receiving 5 million page views per month. List25 has over 1.5 million subscribers and 300 Million video views on Youtube.
In 2013, he launched OptinMonster, the best lead generation software that helps businesses grow their email list. To date, it has been viewed by billions of people and has helped businesses collect millions of emails. Aside from these, Syed is also the founder of ThemeLab, Soliloquy, and Envira Gallery.
Visual Marketing Specialist
Donna Moritz (@SociallySorted) is a social media strategist and visual marketing specialist based in Queensland, Australia. She is passionate about word of mouth marketing and content strategy and loves visual social media. What lights her up is helping people like you learn how to use visual social media and content strategy to get results in your business.
Emeric (@EErnoult) is the co-founder of AgoraPulse, a Facebook Marketing Software company launched in 2011 and based in Paris and San Francisco. AgoraPulse is currently being used by more than 17,000 Facebook Pages across 137 countries.
Since 2000, he has been one of the European pioneers in the field of Social Media Marketing. He has advised French and international brands such as Virgin Megastores, FIA and Microsoft.
He is a regular speaker at International conferences such as the AllFAcebook Marketing Conference, Facebook Success Summit and BOLO. He is also an accredited instructor at the Online Marketing Institute.
Peg (@PegFitzpatrick) is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki.
Social media is her passion. And her job. She shares her professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. Peg works with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. She's spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. She works with the best brands to make them even better!
Melonie(@MelonieDodaro) is the author of the #1 international bestseller The LinkedIn Code. She is also the founder of Top Dog Social Media, an agency that helps businesses, sales teams and professionals use LinkedIn and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue.
Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert she is highly sought after internationally as a LinkedIn and social selling speaker and trainer. To learn more about Melonie visit TopDogSocialMedia.com.
Steve Dotto(@DottoTech) is one of Canada's most respected geeks. For over 15 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve has entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology. Steve now hosts Dotto Tech as a weekly radio show and podcast. A very popular speaker, Steve is in demand addressing audiences on the changes technology is bringing to the workplace, and our society. Steve has one mission, to help us master our technology, at home, at school or at work, his message....we need to be in charge.
Kim Vij(@EducatorsSpin) is a Pinterest Consultant, Educator, Blogger, Freelance Writer and Speaker. She has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.6 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting. She’s successfully partnered with leading children’s educational bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education.
In the past three years she has discovered how to reach out to parents to encourage them to become their child’s first teacher by blogging and pinning resources and tips onto her Pinterest Boards.
Nate is the CEO of Optimized Assets, a Digital Marketing Agency that focuses on optimizing your client conversion funnels with Facebook & Google Ads. He created Optimized Assets with a vision to help businesses crack the paid traffic code and rapidly scale their business online. They make it happen by handling all your paid traffic and conversion optimization, so you can focus on growing your business.
Lately, Optimized Assets has been helping their clients wade through the intricacies of being Facebook Compliant, so they can successfully use Facebook Ads to generate more leads and sales. Prior to launching Optimized Assets, Nate built and sold 2 different online companies. The experience and knowledge gained helps him understand the difficulties of building your business online.
Danny(@danielpmaloney) discovered his love of the internet while attending the University of Pennsylvania. He founded an e-commerce company out of his dorm room that came to fund his education and helped him learn the ropes of the industry. He has spent the last decade building products that connect people with the brands and content they love at Google, YouTube and AOL.
Today, Danny is CEO and Co-founder of Tailwind. Each day, two billion images are shared- many on platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram. Tailwind analyzes those images to make sense of how we engage with visual content, and then uses those insights to guide marketers to build more impactful campaigns. Tailwind serves over 40,000 marketers in 150 countries. Tailwind is headquartered in OKC. The company is passionate about putting our city on the global map for tech innovation.
Susan (@SusanWJackson) is the VP of content partnerships for Ahalogy, a technology startup company focused on delivering results from Pinterest and beyond. She heads up the Ahalogy Content Network, a partnership with the web’s top bloggers, writers, photographers and designers creating amazing content. Susan cofounded the blog Working Moms Against Guilt and is a regular contributor to iBlog Magazine.
She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Miami University. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, PR professional, copywriter and social media consultant. Susan lives with her husband, two children and puppy in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Zoe Waldron (@ZoeWaldron) is the social media strategist at HelloSociety. HelloSociety, a premier social media marketing agency, represents a network of 1,500+ of the most talented and top-followed influencers on social media. The company has the largest collective network of influencers and creators on Pinterest. HelloSociety connects brands with these elite influencers to create beautiful content around everything from food and fashion to tech and home.
Pinterest is Zoe's passion and specialty. She has written over 100 blog posts on best practices for Pinterest. She has also managed several brand accounts, including HelloSociety’s which she grew from 4k to 65k+ Pinterest followers in under 2 years. When she’s not researching or pinning, Zoe consults with brands to help them understand simple ways they can make more money with Pinterest.
The Social Boom 2015 – Social Selling Made Simple conference will be held September 18 – 20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. The hotel is a quick shuttle ride from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport and just steps from fabulous dining and other great downtown activities.
The conference is run as a “single-track” event with everyone following the same agenda, so you do not have to worry about missing any of the great information that our industry leading speakers will be sharing.
Lunch is provided Saturday as well as breakfast Sunday morning. You are also invited to our welcome reception Friday night. If you really want to turbo charge your experience, get one of the event VIP Passes.