#36 - Brands are from Mars, Consumers are from Venus with Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR. Ted left his position as Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias on August 31, 2013. He remains the 5th largest shareholder.

In the words of Collective Bias Co-Founder John Andrews... "Ted, you were the vision, heartbeat and soul of Collective Bias, thank you for building a great company. From innovations like cbSocially to the amazing relationships you built with the blogger community, clients and employees, you drove the epic growth. You will be missed!" 


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, and number #2 on the Leadtaillist of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers.


Return on Relationship, ROR, #RonR, is the basis of his philosophy… It’s All About Relationships! His book, Return on Relationship was released January 2013. His new book, How To Look People in the Eye Digitally, was released January 2015. Connect with Ted at TedRubin.com or @TedRubin.


Video... Ted Rubin talks about the value of "Return on Relationship"



#35 - Pioneering Social Sales with Tim Hughes

Timothy Hughes is a UK Commercial Industries Business Development Director at Oracle UK as well as a social selling evangelist, avid tweeter and blogger. Tim led a social selling initiative that was rolled out across 600 European Sales professionals at Oracle.


#34 - Motivating Entrepreneurs with John Frazier

Helping the small business and entrepreneur community is John’s passion. For over 30 years, John has followed that passion as a former small business lender, founder and chairman of a public tech company and as a serial entrepreneur. John, one of the leading social media contributors on the topic of entrepreneurship, is known nationally as a catalyst for bringing about positive change and inspiring fellow entrepreneurs. His popular NBC News Talk Radio Show – BizBuzz Florida - was a game changer, hailed as “a mentoring program on steroids.” John is working on the launch of a new entrepreneur TV talk show – BizBuzz America. In September, 2014, Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology named John to the Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champions in North America. John continues to follow his passion by coaching & mentoring entrepreneurs, appearing on TV, radio & podcast shows, speaking engagements for a variety of organizations, writing articles on the entrepreneur topic and working on a new book, “Hack Your Business.”


#33 - Being Authentic in Social with Theresa Potratz

Theresa Potratz helpsbusiness owners tell their stories and better communicate with the world around them. Theresa started out in marketing, after landing a job with Red Bull. While Red Bull was great at helping her implement an established marketing campaign, it was in working for a private, family owned jewelry store in Portland, Oregon, that she found her calling. The jewelry store provided an opportunity to start with a blank canvas and build up a brand online.


#32 - The Fresh Thinking Approach with Vincenzo Landino

 Vincenzo represents a Millennial generation that is intent on changing the world - one tweet at a time. He is the Founder and CEO of Landino Marketing, a boutique Digital Media Agency with a fresh thinking approach to digital and social media advertising. They help plan, create and measure the brand impact of online advertising.


#31 - Telling your Story with Clark Gaither, MD

Clark Gaither is a board certified family physician in private practice in Goldsboro, NC. I have been in the full time practice of medicine for the past 22 years. This is my website, Dr. Burnout. I blog, produce podcasts and post them here. They are not just about change, but about Reigniting With Passion And Purpose, a metamorphosis of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. My primary focus is to help transform the lives of individuals who feel they are burned out by retooling their mindset for success and unleashing their creative potential. If you feel you are merely existing rather than living, laboring through work you detest where your true passions can not be expressed or where your talents can not be developed or constructively explored, then this is the site for you. If you want to restore balance in your life and return joy and pleasure to the everyday practice of medicine then please keep reading.   


#30 - Setting your Social Strategy with Vanessa DiMauro

Vanessa DiMauro is the CEO and Chief Digital Officer of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and online community building. She is a popular executive advisor, author and speaker. With over 20 years’ experience in social business leadership positions (Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, CXO Systems), Vanessa has founded and run numerous online communities. With Leader Networks she has developed award winning social business strategies for dozens of the largest and most influential companies in the world.


#29 - Shareology with Bryan Kramer

           Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. He's also one of the world's foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social.

In a unique sharing experiment conducted in his recent TED Talk at IBM titled Why Sharing is Reimagining Our Future, Bryan witnessed the true power of sharing when inspiration combined itself with reach and technology. The results were stunning - 21 million impressions in just 4 hours, spanning the globe to over 10 countries. No stranger to lists, having worked hands-on as a senior advertising account executive, interactive planner and strategist, managing consultant, online producer, and marketing consultant for some of the Bay Area's largest marketing firms, Bryan has built his career on understanding every part of this business.

      As President/CEO of PureMatter, Bryan's leadership has steered the agency to consistent growth over the last 10 years, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley for over five years by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.


#28 - The Power of Video Content with Jon Spenceley

Jon Spenceley is a Community Marketing Manager at Vidyard, a technology and social media enthusiast, and gentleman buccaneer. Jon is passionate about fine cocktails, exotic libations, and other memorable moments in the art of intoxication.


#27 - Visualizing your Success with Dwight Hurst


Dwight Hurst has been in the field of Mental Health since 1999, and has worked in a wide range of services, from inpatient to outpatient. He works with many clinical issues, including Autism, Domestic Violence Recovery, Addiction, and Sexual Compulsivity. He also teaches graduate courses to counselors-in-training. Dwight created Innovate Mental Health Solutions in order to bring together quality therapy staff and clever programming. He believes that all problems have a solution, and that his clients are the best experts of their own situation. Dwight is also the creator and host of The Broken Brain Podcast.


#26 - Selling your Passions with Kevin Thomas Tully

Kevin Thomas Tully is Founder and CEO of ScealCom. Kevin has employed the principles of Social Selling long before the term entered the popular business vernacular. With a C-level background in Sales, Marketing, and PR, Kevin built multi-million dollar sales infrastructures and trained award-winning sales teams across variable verticals both as an entrepreneur and corporate officer. Kevin brings extensive experience managing senior-level sales and marketing strategy, brand development, integrated communications, and social media content strategy for regional and national brands. For more than two decades, clients have trusted Kevin to do what others “can’t do, won’t do, or haven’t thought of doing.” Kevin Thomas Tully believes in the prescient advice of his father: The most important business skill is the ability to develop integrity-based relationships.


#25 - Speaking your Mind with Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone, also known as "Simply" Sue, started her speaking and training career over a span of 40 years as an AT&T executive, and Diamond Leadership with Premier Designs Inc. Sue is a leading expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, customer service, negotiation, speaking, and training. Sue is author of a best-selling book called, The Lighthouse of Hope-A Day by Day Journey to Fear Free Living. Sue is the founder and owner of "Simply" Sue Speaks, a global booking agency.  Simply Sue Speaks books, markets, and promotes speakers, trainers, coaches, and authors.  


#24 - Accelerating Business Growth with Tom Zbaren

Tom Zbaren founded Beyond the Hedge to help small to medium-size businesses accelerate their growth. He helps organizations adopt, integrate and scale growth. Tom always strives to develop workflows that are teachable and repeatable because this improves efficiency and can reduce costs. Far too often the highest cost employees spend too much time on routine tasks that can be performed by a much lower cost fellow employee, or with a seamlessly integrated outsourced service. We live a very exciting time for entrepreneurs and small businesses because digital marketing and the growth of social media virtually eliminate the barriers of cost and time. Anyone can setup their own website for less than $10 per month and engage with global market opportunities within a millisecond. Tom’s passion involves helping businesses grow beyond their boundaries and knock down their barriers to growth.


#23 - The Science of People with Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.


#22 - The Value of Authentic Content with David Amerland


David Amerland is the author of eight best-selling books including "Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Gets Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence" and "Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time." His very latest one: SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will help your Business Grow is a practical guide to semantic search optimization for busy webmasters and marketers. He helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques.


#21 - Dreaming Global with Stephie Rockwell

        Stephie Rockwell, CEO of Rockwell Global Media is a seasoned veteran in the world of digital and social media marketing. Stephie began working in finance, consulting and fashion buying, and fashion public relations, before parlaying these experiences into her own custom-designed jewelry and fashion apparel business. She is also an Executive Editor for Embark Magazine, which is an international luxury interior design publication.


#20 - How to Scale Your Social Networks with Phil Glutting

Phil Glutting is the Founder and Owner of Your Strategic Marketing. Founded in the 20013, Phil made it his mission to develop affordable marketing services for small businesses. In one year, Phil grew his Twitter followers to over 100,000. Phil assists clients with social media marketing, sales funnels, email marketing, paid online advertising, and lead generation.


#19 - Telling your Brands Story with Courtney Smith Kramer


Courtney has been successfully branding and marketing companies since 1991. She began her career as an art director in East Lansing, MI, and then launched a successful design firm, which she owned and operated for three years.

       In 2002, Courtney relocated to California and co-founded PureMatter where she currently serves as creative and strategic lead for the PureMatter brand and its clients. An accomplished creative thinker, designer and copywriter, Courtney has a knack for simplifying the complex. Since its inception, Courtney has earned over 100 awards including ADDYs (Best in Shows, Special Judges Awards, Gold, Silvers and Bronzes), Neenah Paper International Design Award, PRINT International Design Annual, Logo Lounge Master Library Series and Graphic Design Monthly.


#18 - The Doorway to Social Media Distinction with Onyi Anyado

Onyi Anyado is a multiple award-winning international Global Thinker, Entrepreneur, Conference Speaker, Author and Life Coach who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship, employee development and youth impact coaching. From his message of distinction, Onyi speaks on educational, business and corporate platforms around the world teaching, training & equipping people how to become distinguished in their chosen field.


#17 - Social Selling Strategies with Lori Richardson


As founder and CEO of Score More Sales, Lori leads efforts for B2B front-line sales growth and works with (or in conjunction with) technology brands worldwide.

         Beginning in technology sales for companies like Apple, IBM, HP and Siemens, Lori rose through the ranks from retail to corporate accounts, then from individual contributor (closing multi-million dollar deals) to inside sales leader. Her last corporate position was as Director of Education for a technology / financial services company in Boston which was sold to Thomson Reuters. There Lori coached and trained in sales, assessed employees, improved customer service, created and led cross-functional manager training and grew bottom-line revenues.


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