My journey started in 2008 when I was between jobs… That’s code for “unemployed”.
I made an observation about people’s obsessive behavior on Facebook. When signing up to Twitter a few months later, I noticed the same activity.
At the time there were only 70 million people on Facebook and a mere 5 million on Twitter.
I was curious. Why was this happening and what did it mean?
But what became apparent to me as I sat on the sidelines, was that the rise of social networks was a game changer.
The power of these platforms was promising to democratize publishing, marketing and business.
Now we all had a global voice.
No longer did I need permission to publish or pay for attention.
I was excited.
In response to this, in March 2009 I started a passion project with a $10 investment.
It’s this website you have landed on today.
I started creating content, a community, and conversations about social media. It’s growth, impact and inner secrets.
A year later the creation escaped the lab, and I started traveling the world speaking about how to use social networks to grow your business and change your life.
Now we have millions of visitors a year to our site, and a tribe of over 600,000 social media followers… we make data ripples.
We also influence our industry and markets globally.
The persistent process of creating, publishing and sharing produced a profound effect.
The world showed up.
Today, the conversation here is not so much about what social is, but what it does.
How we use the power of social, content and digital technologies to transform our lives and businesses.
My mission is to inspire and educate people on “How to win at business and life in a digital world”.
It is no longer business as usual.
I am here to help you grow as a person and as an entrepreneur.
Welcome to a project that escaped the lab.
I look forward to having you join our community and come with me on the journey.
Some bragging rights include:
- Featured on Forbes as a “Top 20 Influencer of Chief Marketing Officers” – 2018
- #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer – 2018
- Included on Entrepreneur.com as one of the “50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch” – 2018
- Listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” – 2017
- Ranked by Apollo Research in the “Top 20 Influencers of Digital Marketers in the USA” – 2016
- #1 Global “Digital Marketing Influencer” – 2016
- #1 Content Marketing Influencer from 6M+ daily web updates in 2015 by Appinions
- Listed as the #1 Content Marketing Influencer by Onalytica – 2016 & 2015
- World’s #1 Business Blogger – 2015
- Included in the “Top 100 Social Media Influencers – 2015 ranked at #7
- Featured in Inc.com’s “20 Digital Marketing Experts to Follow on Twitter” – 2015
- Ranked #8 on Forbes” The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent” – 2014
- Ranked #1 Content Marketing Influencer Globally in 2014
If you want to discuss business opportunities, joint ventures or you have something awesome to share, then you can contact me by clicking here