Neen James is the author of nine books including Folding Time™ and her most recent, Attention Pays™. Named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, BMW, and the FBI, among others.
Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can get more done and create more significant moments at work, and home.
Jay helps businesses clone their customers. He is a 7th generation entrepreneur, has written 6 best-selling books, and has founded five multi-million dollar companies. He is the president of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that works with the world's most distinct small businesses and iconic brands to gain and keep more customers. A recent inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame, he's also an avid tequila collector, and a certified barbecue judge.
Kara is the editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts and co-executive producer of Recode's Code Conference series. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, host of the Revolution series on MSNBC, and an MSNBC contributor.
Kara co-founded Recode and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s "D: All Things Digital" conference series (now called the Code conference) with Walt Mossberg. It was, and still is, the country's premier conference on tech and media. She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media Web site, AllThingsD.com, founded in 2007.
Ann is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. IBM named her one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, a keynote speaker, mom, dog person, and writer.
Ardath helps B2B companies with complex sales create and use persona-driven content marketing strategies to turn prospects into buyers and convince customers to stay. Ardath is the author of Digital Relevance: Developing Marketing Content and Strategies that Drive Results and eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale. She has been one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales and Marketing for the last five years and was selected as a 2014 Woman to Watch in B2B Marketing by FierceCMO.
Michael began his career at Mighty Interactive, the digital shop founded by Jay Baer. Mighty was one of the first agencies to leverage the future email behemoth ExactTarget, ultimately helping the organization develop its ad agency offering before it was acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion. Michael went on to lead strategy and planning at Sitewire, Nomadic Agency and COHN, before founding his own consultancy, barber&hewitt. In 2018, barber&hewitt joined Godfrey, one of the largest U.-based B2B agencies. He was named one of Marketo’s Fearless 50 which recognizes the top marketers around the globe driving bold, fearless marketing and digital transformation.
Kathleen is the vice president of marketing at IMPACT, an award-winning content marketing agency and media company. As head of IMPACT’s marketing team, she is charting a new course for the agency as a brand publisher and events company. She is also the co-host of The Inbound Success Podcast, which features weekly interviews with leading marketers and CMOs. Prior to joining IMPACT, Kathleen spent 10 years as the owner of a digital marketing agency where she won numerous national marketing and entrepreneurship awards.
Michael has been recognized as a Forbes top CMO influencer, a Top Business Keynote Speaker by the Huffington Post, and a Top Motivational Speaker by Entrepreneur Magazine. He is CEO of Marketing Insider Group, where he has worked with more nearly 100 brands in building effective content marketing and employee activation programs. Michael is also the co-author of 2 books including The Content Formula, and Digital Marketing Growth Hacks, and is currently working on his 3rd book on the power of Empathy in business, marketing, and life.
Top global digital, content, and social media marketing influencer, Heidi runs the award winning Actionable Marketing Guide. As a consultant and a professor, Heidi helps executives and students understand and apply actionable tactics to execute their marketing strategy. She has worked with top global companies including Citibank, The Economist, and Bertelsmann, as well as startups and private equity firms. Fun fact: Heidi trekked across the Andes from Argentina to Chile.
Co-Founder, Strategic Director | Orbit Media Studios, Inc. @crestodina
Andy is a co-founder and CMO of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 18 years, Andy’s provided guidance to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at national marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs, and hosts a little podcast. Andy has written hundreds of articles on content strategy, SEO, influencer marketing, conversion, and analytics. He is also the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.
Brian inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing to stand out from the noise and how to connect, empower, and engage today's digital natives!. He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cyber security, then as a technology evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup and is currently the CEO of iSocialFanz which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees, and SAP.
Amisha is head of influencer marketing at SAP and previously led mobile product marketing. In her current role, she is leading the charge at SAP for the global influencer marketing program to help drive demand gen and global marketing campaigns. She’s worked in public relations firms and marketing roles in Silicon Valley for the past 15 years, working for everyone from startups to large enterprises such as HP, Google, Accenture, and Time-Warner.
A Top 50 B2B Marketing Influencer, Online Marketing Institute Top 40 Digital Strategist, and Social Top 50 email marketing leader, Nancy's creative-directed integrated campaigns for B2B clients large and small. She currently serves as chief creative officer at HBT Marketing, a boutique digital and direct firm that specializes in the impact of behavioral science on marketing. A top-ranked speaker, she's wowed audiences from the US Department of Defense to Moscow marketers to SXSW attendees.
Ty Heath Lead for Agency and Partner Education | LinkedIn @tyrona
Tyrona (Ty) joined LinkedIn in 2015 as the lead for agency and partner education. She is also the president of LinkedIn’s Black Inclusion Group (BIG). In her role she is responsible for scaling education on LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions product, empowering agencies and partners to deliver successful marketing on behalf of their clients. In 2017, Ty launched Marketers of Tomorrow, a step-by-step online course on how to deliver an effective inbound marketing plan. Clients benefit from Ty’s nearly 15 years of experience in digital marketing education at Google Inc, consulting within IBM as a social business manager, and leading her own B2B agency consulting practice, Spectacled Marketer.
Carlos is founder and CEO of VisumCx, a Customer Experience Strategy Firm. He has over 20 years of experience working with B2B organizations in delivering multi-channel customer experiences. Carlos is widely recognized for his expertise and as an international speaker on how organizations need to transform to meet the needs of their customers and buyers. He is the author of Driving Demand, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management for the last six years, and is recognized by Onalytica as the “Most Influential Person in B2B North America in 2015.”
Advisor, Speaker, Agency Founder | Media Volery @Zonteehou
Zontee is a passionate advisor and teacher of communications. She’s the founder of Brooklyn-based agency, Media Volery, and co-lead of consulting for Convince & Convert, founded by Jay Baer. She brings more than a decade of experience in the marketing industry and her work has garnered multiple awards, including several PR News Platinum Awards and a Forrester Groundswell Award. In 2017, she was named one of TopRank’s most influential women of content marketing, and she’s been a judge for the Content Marketing Awards for three years. In a previous life, Zontee was also a podcaster, a crafts & hobbies personality, and has been seen on PBS and the Martha Stewart Show.
Keith Reynold Jennings
Vice President, Community Impact & Corporate Marketing | Jackson Healthcare @keithjennings
Keith is on a mission to activate the hearts and minds of business and nonprofit professionals. He serves as vice president of Community Impact for Jackson Healthcare. In this role, he leads the company's LoveLifts initiatives, which include associate volunteerism and community partnerships, as well as business mobilization and philanthropic efforts. He also helps the company’s 1,300+ associates discover their purpose and values through serving others.
Sean is LinkedIn's senior manager of content marketing, editor in chief of both the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions and Sales Solutions blogs. He's also an award-winning content producer. Steve Kearns is the LinkedIn Marketing and Sales Solutions social media lead. He serves as the external voice of the brand and is the mastermind behind the launch and distribution of all brand campaigns.
Paul is founder and CEO of PR 20/20, a Cleveland-based content marketing agency and HubSpot’s first agency partner. He is author of The Marketing Performance Blueprint and The Marketing Agency Blueprint, and founder of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute. Paul has consulted for hundreds of organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.
Jamie is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and network TV news contributor who has worked with The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Holiday Inn, and other global brands. He is a brand ambassador for GetResponse, an all-in-one online marketing platform. Jamie has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Business Insider, Mashable, Entrepreneur, and can be seen on CNN and HLN where he provides insights on business, digital media, and leadership.
Tish has over 15 years of experience in both B2C and B2B companies. Her experience spans a large range of marketing functions including strategy, demand generation, marketing automation, product marketing, brand messaging, and creative management. Her consulting business focuses on helping traditional marketing organizations become revenue-focused marketing organizations by building the processes, infrastructure, and skills marketing teams need to drive qualified leads and ultimately business results for their companies.
Janet brings nearly twenty years of search engine marketing experience to Marketing Mojo and is considered a leading expert in her field. She has spoken at search engine and marketing conferences including SMX Advanced, Search Engine Strategies, Digital Summit, and Pubcon and is a columnist for Search Engine Land's All Things SEO column. Janet is also a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities.
Robert is the founder and chief strategy officer of The Content Advisory — the consulting and advisory group of The Content Marketing Institute. Robert has been helping marketers tell their story more effectively through digital media for more than 20 years. Over the last five years, he has worked with more than 500 companies of all sizes, including 15 of the Fortune 100. He’s provided strategic marketing advice and counsel for global brands such as Capital One, Dell, Ernst & Young, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UPS. Robert is the author of three best-selling books, including his latest with CMI Founder, Joe Pulizzi, entitled Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost Into Profit.
Randy is president and CMO at Uberflip, a platform that allows marketers to create, manage, and optimize content experiences at every stage of the buyer’s journey. Randy wears many hats, including overseeing the marketing, strategy, operations, sales, and execution of Uberflip's solution. His focus is to understand customer needs and provide solutions which simplify access to content in today's digital era. Randy is also host of the podcast The Content Experience Show.
Doug is co-founder and creative director for Velocity, the B2B agency you’ve heard so much about. Velocity creates and executes content programs for the likes of Sprint, Xerox, Informatica, and other soon-to-be household names. Doug also writes a lot about content marketing, including slideshares like ‘Crap’, ’The Search for Meaning in B2B’, ‘Insane Honesty,’ and ‘The BIg, Fat, B2B Content Marketing Strategy Checklist’.
Katie is an independent voice in the marketing community and known as the “unapologetic marketing truth-teller.” She has been named “one of the most interesting people in B2B marketing,” a "marketing expert to follow" and a top marketing writer on LinkedIn. She advises high-growth brands as a consultant, with experience including CMO and co-founder of Cintell and Director of Buzz at NetProspex (a D&B company). Katie is a frequent speaker and emcee at conferences and serves as the co-executive director of Boston Content. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Rabble Rousers, and hosts the Explicit Content podcast with Enterprise Marketer.
Jon is the CEO and co-founder of Engagio, He previously co-founded Marketo, a leader in marketing automation that went public in 2013 and was sold to Vista Equity for $1.8B. He is a speaker, writer, and thought leader when it comes to marketing best practices and is the author of multiple marketing books.
Lee is a marketing strategist, author, speaker, and bearded world traveler. He’s also CEO of TopRank Marketing, a digital marketing agency that serves top B2B brands with “best answer” marketing strategies that integrate content, search, social, influencer marketing, and online advertising. Cited by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Forbes for his marketing expertise, Lee has evangelized a customer-centric approach to marketing at over 200 events in 17 different countries, through numerous industry publications and an award winning blog at toprankblog.com.
Content Strategist and President | Aha Media Group @ahaval
Ahava has more than 20 (gulp) years of writing, content, and marketing experience. A well-known speaker and expert, she lectures across the country on content strategy and content marketing. She's also great for a laugh and knows all the words to “Aliens” by heart.
Christopher S. Penn
Co-Founder and Chief Innovator | Trust Insights, Inc. @cspenn
Chris has been recognized twice by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in social digital marketing. Marketo named him a marketing illuminator, and PR News nominated him as Social Media Person of the Year. He is the vice president of marketing technology at SHIFT Communications, co-founder of PodCamp New Media Community Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast.
Bobby is a passionate storyteller and creative writer who loves to feature real-world success from entrepreneurs who thrive at building distinct brands with unique voices. He is the chief cContent officer for commonsku, a cloud-based CRM, order management platform, and creative community that empowers entrepreneurs. Bobby crafted the MarketingProfs workshop, “Storytelling: Using the Power of Story to Drive Action” and is a frequent speaker on the topics of marketing and storytelling.
Samantha is the founder of The Marketing Advisory Network and author of Unleash Possible: A Marketing Playbook that Drives Sales. Throughout her career, she has launched go-to-market initiatives and lead award-winning marketing strategies for technology companies including Netezza, SAP, and Powersoft. Her book is a how-to guide for high growth marketing in complex selling environments. Through case studies and actionable advice, Samantha doesn't just tell you what to do, she shows you how to do it, and how to partner with sales to get the right results.
Vice President and Executive Creative Director | Godfrey @CapnSkot
Scott is vice president and executive creative director at Godfrey, an exclusively B2B marketing agency. Applying his design education to the world of business, Scott leads teams in creative problem solving for top industrial clients with the goal of tethering outlandish ideas to workable business realities.
Allen founded MarketingProfs in 2000 and continues to provide strategic direction for the company. He currently serves as both a professor of marketing and the director of mindful at the University of Southern California. Prior to MarketingProfs, he served as a professor at Stanford University and a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. His research and consulting expertise is in the marketing of high technology products and internet marketing. He has consulted with leading technology companies, including Texas Instruments, Intel, IBM, and Hughes Space and Communications. He also teaches mindfulness in companies at InsightLA.
Nick is chief brand strategist at Brand Driven Digital, where he helps build better brands at organizations of all sizes — from small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to the President Obama’s Jobs Council. He’s also the author of Brand Now: How to Stand Out in a Crowded, Distracted World and Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small. An in-demand speaker at conferences throughout the world, he also teaches branding and marketing at the University of Iowa and hosts the popular On Brand podcast.
Director of Agency Marketing | TopRank Marketing @azeckman
Ashley is the digital strategy director for TopRank Marketing, a fully integrated digital marketing agency. In addition to finding innovative ways to showcase the exceptional work of her team, she is also responsible for developing program architecture that drives customer acquisition and growth. Her background includes expertise in content strategy, influencer marketing, branding and social media.