Sam Shepler is a filmmaker turned entrepreneur with nine years of experience in B2B video marketing. Sam founded his first company, Skyscope (a B2B video marketing agency) in 2012 and sold it to Matter Communications, a national PR agency, in 2016. In 2018, Sam founded his current venture, Testimonial Hero. Currently used by nearly 100 clients worldwide, Testimonial Hero is a global B2B video testimonial creation service. The company mission is to make world-class customer storytelling effortless – so B2B revenue teams can establish trust faster with new prospects, accelerate the buyer journey, and drive more revenue.
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Max Kirby is a thought leader in digital identity and data privacy. He leads Cloud Solutions at Publicis Groupe, one of the big players in the agency world, and he is helping his clients adapt to new technologies and data privacy laws as they come out. He’s also a big believer in the next phase of the internet: the decentralized web. Abstracting the underlying essence of technological concepts, Max helps the layperson understand advances in technology and how our principles might change as technology progresses. Max spends his professional days working with the internet giants (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) and platforms to better his client’s strategies and help them become modern, customer-centric organizations. Max’s optimistic passion comes through his explanations of how technology can advance business and politics without compromising what makes us human.
Kelly Miano is the senior director of marketing at Perennial®, a human health science company dedicated to developing targeted, plant-based nutrition for adults 50+. She is a passionate marketing leader with 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. She has a strong track record of creating and executing innovative, integrated programs that build brands - from start-ups to iconic brands including Silk Soymilk, Madhava Natural Sweeteners, Smart Balance/Earth Balance, TCBY and Mrs. Fields. Kelly holds an MBA from the Leeds School of Business and BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado, at Boulder.
Jennifer Holtvluwer is the chief marketing officer at Spirion, the leader in data privacy and protection software. Their solutions discover, classify, and remediate sensitive personal data that are highly targeted by cybercriminals. Jennifer’s passion is to protect what matters most – the personal data privacy and data security of Spirion’s colleagues, customers, and the community. Spirion builds and delivers the most accurate data discovery and classification solutions on the planet so that we can ultimately protect humanity (yes, humanity) by eliminating data privacy breaches. Period. Jennifer is guided by the belief that customers don’t want fast and easy – they want accurate and persistent.
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Mark Lake is chief technology officer at Roccor, a disruptive military and commercial hardware supplier in the rapidly growing small satellite market. He oversees technology and advanced product development efforts, multi-organization cooperative ventures, and strategic partnerships for technology capitalization. Mark started his career as a research engineer and program manager for NASA. He has published over 50 research publications in the field of aircraft and spacecraft structures and a book entitled, The Inventor’s Puzzle: Deciphering the Business of Product Innovation. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and an adjunct member of the graduate faculty of the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado.
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Brad Smith is the founder and CEO of Codeless, a content production company whose content has been highlighted by The New York Times, Business Insider, The Next Web, and thousands more. He is also the cofounder of uSERP, a digital PR company that helps connect its clients with leading SaaS, eCommerce, SEO, tech, business, and marketing sites to boost brand authority. Fast. Brad has been an in-the-trenches marketer for over a decade, rolling his sleeves up and doing all the dirty work from copywriting to SEO to marketing automation to site redesigns and more. All while working in-house, freelancing, consulting, and providing agency services to almost every industry that crosses your mind. As Brad sees it, companies today don’t need more content. They need better content that actually performs. His companies fix that by producing and ranking SERP-topping content in the most competitive spaces – tech, cybersecurity, finance, etc. – on the Internet.
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Janis Carmena, founder of eCommerce Queen Bee, helps entrepreneurs to build their own private label product lines to sell on platforms like Amazon, Ebay, sales funnels and through their own website. I will guide you through the whole process and help you scale your business so you can quit your 9-5 and do something you love. She also developed Four Degrees of Brand, a course designed to help entrepreneurs get selling online fast and efficiently and help scale their products into a whole product line and brand.
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Curt Mercadante, founder of Merc Enterprises, helps businesses and entrepreneurs increase their authority brand exposure to the right clients so they can make more money. For more than 25 years, he has counseled small business, entrepreneurs, as well as some of the largest corporations and associations in the country. He has built three profitable businesses, including a seven-figure public relations and advertising agency, is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Trainer, host of the Freedom Mindset Radio podcast, and author of the bestselling book, Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle. Curt has spoken, trained, and coached around the world. His YOUThority Branding System helps brands build authenticity through consistency, truth, and third-party credibility.
Making our clients authority brands for 40 years. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!
Becky Schol is the communications and marketing manager for the Public Works & Natural Resources Department at the City of Longmont. As a marketing leader, strategist, and writer she is focused on community awareness and engagement. Becky began her career as a newspaper reporter, then directed communications for three Colorado municipalities and a top-5 Colorado marketing agency. She later served as the digital marketing leader for Boeing Global Services. She is certified in FEMA emergency communications and Pragmatic Marketing, and she is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.
Jacqueline Lieberman is the founder of the brand strategy consultancy, BrandCrudo. She’s honed her no-B.S.-approach to marketing strategy over the years guided by one belief – when you make brands more human, you connect them to more people. Throughout her career, she has developed a narrative-based approach to traditional strategic planning to uncover the brand truth that resonates with audiences. She has worked with many brands, most notably for many of Unilever's iconic brands, Beech-Nut, General Mills, and most recently with Happy Family Brands and fintech disrupter, the Alternative Investment Exchange. Jacqueline applies both art and science to understanding human insight and to interpreting findings in order to unearth the real reason people should care about your brand. For Jacqueline, it’s all about finding a brand's raw truth and making it matter.
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Bea Wray has five years of experience in personal branding and authority marketing. Her expertise is in strategic and partner marketing, gorilla marketing, company launches, and event management. She is also an author and keynote speaker on a wide range of topics including executive leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and women in business. Corporations increase employee engagement and excellence through her engaging presentations and active workshops on “Leadership Lessons,” professional development, and innovation. Associations and conferences hire Bea to energize audiences around collaboration, building personal brands, and leveraging networks to grow net worth. Her book, What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn, is available on both BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com.
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As an owner and principal of a PR agency for over a decade, Chris Dickey has thoroughly explored the intersection of PR and search engine strategy. PR has always been a top-of-funnel marketing strategy, and Search, which on average receives six billion queries every day, is by far the world's largest product discovery platform. Yet brands typically approach toward search strategy through the narrow lens of advertising or SEO — largely ignoring the majority of high-value results that already exist on the first page of search. Chris' newest venture, Visably, is a new SaaS software the identifies a brand's footprint in search. Visably is currently in open-beta and available for anyone to trial it at no cost. Chris is passionate about helping brands reach their needle-in-the-haystack customer and evangelizing multi-channel search strategy, and Visably is poised to be an indispensable tool for PR and digital agencies. Chris has raised more than $700K to date.
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Gideon Shalwick is a serial entrepreneur who’s been creating content in the online video space for over a decade. Gideon launched Splasheo – a video captioning service made up of a team of real people who manually transcribe videos for brands and influencers, and then burn those captions directly into the video using engaging layouts – because he believes that captions…and not just native captions, but real, personalized captions…are what elevate video content to the next level. For Gideon, it is this personal touch that makes for true, authentic engagement.
Carolyn Lowe founded ROI Swift in 2015 to help emerging consumer brands get expert help in Amazon, Paid Ads for Facebook/Instagram, and Paid Search. So many smaller businesses were being taken advantage of by paying agencies big dollars for no results, and Carolyn thought that was wrong. Her team grew an apparel and footwear company from $0- 12M in 18 months through paid Facebook and Instagram ads. In addition to helping her clients see larger profits, she is also an expert in e-commerce marketing communications, email marketing, market research, customer acquisition, lead generation, and agency management. Carolyn is a mom of two and a licensed pilot.
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Bethany Claypool brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to Fathom Events, where she serves as head of marketing. In her role, Bethany leads the development of custom-tailored marketing plans for more than 160 box office titles each year, ensuring the entertainment experience and success of each title while leading the strategy of Fathom’s advertising, event marketing, digital marketing, branding, sponsorships, and PR practices. Prior to joining Fathom Events, Bethany was the senior marketing manager at the University of Denver where she was responsible for creating, deploying, tracking, and measuring marketing strategies. She also gained experience at multiple advertising agencies, with a focus on employer branding and strategy development, and marketing for some of the world’s largest consumer package goods brands.
Nate Woodbury, owner of Be The Hero Studios, is a YouTube producer, currently producing a variety of "How To" YouTube channels. He helps his clients grow their YouTube following and turn their channels into lead generation machines that generate seven figures. His largest channel generates over $1M per month all from organic YouTube traffic. The strategic videos Nate produces ensure that customers find his clients, and more importantly, trust them. Nate is a master of efficiency and his brain always thinks in reference to the end result. He believes that activity without a focus on results is a waste of time, so he is always innovating ways to minimize time and expense and maximize results.
Craig Klein is the founder and CEO of SalesNexus.com, a leading CRM, marketing automation and lead generation solution for sales teams from 10 to 100. He’s also the author of Inside-Out Selling, a guide to growing and managing sales teams. Prior to founding SalesNexus, Craig spent 15 years building and leading sales teams selling multimillion dollar, multi-year contracts to energy companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, and Chevron. The long, complex selling environment within these energy behemoths gives Craig a keen sense of the risk of misallocated sales time. Craig’s belief that business growth is the engine of human advancement has led him to serve as a mentor to students in the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.
Randall Scott White is a driven innovator recognized for his proven business results. Throughout his 20-year career, he has been in marketing and Internet leadership positions with Clear Channel Radio, Dave's Killer Bread, Safeway, Urban Airship, and several major technology companies. His expertise is in brand integrity and reputation, corporate crisis management, product development, virtual reality, augmented reality, and effective content creation. An entrepreneur who celebrates creativity and originality, Randall is taking his career to the next level and pioneering the concept of what he calls, “resilience marketing.”
As VP, Head of Marketing for Cognite North America, John King drives the development and execution of the company's global marketing, communications, production, and media strategy. An early executive at the company, John built and manages the marketing organization, is the founding editor and production director of the quarterly publication, Cognitive Times, and founding producer of the company's annual global tech conference, Time Machine. John is in what he calls, “a constant state of learning,” and is a thoughtful leader driving his team to be analytical, creative, collaborative, and in a state of perpetual improvement.
Jennifer Livingston has worked in PR and marketing for 16 years. She has worked in the entertainment industry – managing Red Carpet events – and with nonprofits. Since 2012 she has worked for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. where she manages all PR and social media for the organization. She is responsible for all corporate communications, celebrity endorsements and ambassador deals, the PR for product launches, as well as for advocacy and outreach to the nutrition and medical communities. Jennifer has an innate passion for marketing, communications, and media, and loves to help others thrive and find their voice in this industry.
“When a brand gets clear on why they exist and what kind of contribution they want to make to society, that automatically puts them into the better-for-you space.”
David Lemley is a brand strategist with a strong history in restoring growth to declining brands, developing new brands, and accelerating growth on established brands. He is the president and head of brand strategy for Retail Voodoo, a firm that helps specialty food and beverage brands address their toughest growth challenges. David focuses on the growing Better-For-You category and has worked with big brands like Starbucks and REI and Kind Bars to name a few. He loves nothing more than to dig in deep to figure out what it takes to build a strong and lasting brand. His expertise in brand strategy, innovation, consumer markets, and consumer behavior builds brand awareness and equity.
“eCommerce and Amazon might be the only channel that is actually performing for some brands and keeping the rest of the business afloat.”
Kiri Masters is the founder and CEO of Bobsled Marketing, which helps consumer product brands grow their sales on Amazon. Kiri is also a contributor to Forbes, the host of the Ecommerce Braintrust podcast, and the author of two books, The Amazon Expansion Plan and Amazon for CMOs. Recently, Kiri and the Marketplace Institute team have launched the "Amazon Hotline," where members can get on-demand, real-time answers to critical questions, and join a mastermind of peers to workshop issues and opportunities as a small group.
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“Yes, you have the data. But you have to be able to decipher it; is there a compelling story there?”
Michelle Howard is a senior product marketing manager at Xactly. She is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for numerous products, including Xactly Insights, Xactly SimplyComp, and Xactly Objectives. She has a strong background in product marketing for software companies in the events, telecom, internet marketing, and insurance industries. Michelle is a keen observer of trends in data application, most specifically in how it can solve complex needs and identify key problems. She is an expert on the benefit of using real-time data insights to proactively identify important areas of focus, understanding the intersection of pay and performance across sales teams, leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to predict sales rep attrition, and in using benchmarking data elements like tenure and pay mix to identify when your team will hit optimal sales performance.
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“If you say you’re innovative and then force everyone to call your 1-800 number, then you’re not doing what you say you can do.”
Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education at Smith.ai, which provides integrated phone and web chat services for solo and small businesses, including their virtual receptionist and intake service, live website chat, and Keypad cloud phone system. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California and has expertise in digital marketing, small business communications, lead conversion, email marketing, SEO, and event marketing.
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“Brand is in the mind of the consumer.”
Magda Houalla is the director of marketing strategy at AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform empowering businesses to generate branded creative at scale. Magda plays a pivotal role in ensuring all existing and new brands using the AspireIQ platform are set up for success by aligning their needs with best practices and world-class strategy. Her guidance has helped brands such as Zevia, Freshly, Bed Bath & Beyond, L.L. Bean, and Walmart both expand their Influencer programs and increase campaign ROI.
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