Daniel Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative best-selling books about business, work, and management. His books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Pink’s latest work, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix of social science, survey research, and rich stories, the book reveals the three personal qualities and three specific skills necessary for effectively and ethically persuading, influencing, and moving others. To Sell is Human is a #1 New York Times business best seller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller.

In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offer a more effective path to high performance. Drive is a long-running New York Times best seller — as well as a bestseller in several of the 32 languages into which it has been translated. Pink’s TED Talk about the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time.

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated world. A Whole New Mind spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times main and extended bestseller lists—and has been a Freshman Read selection at several U.S. colleges and universities. Oprah Winfrey also gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University’s graduating class when she was Stanford’s commencement speaker.

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need is the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga. Illustrated by award-winning artist Rob Ten Pas, the book is the only graphic novel ever to become a BusinessWeek bestseller.

Pink’s first book, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, was a Washington Post bestseller that Publishers Weekly says “has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations.”

Pink’s articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company, and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation, and work practices.


Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself.

World-class branding expert Hogshead has discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication. Find out what makes you intensely valuable to others, so the world will see you at your best.

Sally rose to the top of the advertising profession in her early 20s, writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Over the course of her ad career, Hogshead won hundreds of awards for creativity, copywriting, and branding, and was one of the most awarded advertising copywriters right from the start of her career, winning almost every major international advertising award.

Hogshead is the creator of The Fascination Advantage® Assessment: the world’s first personality assessment that measures what makes someone most engaging to others. Unlike Myers-Briggs or StrengthsFinder, this test is not about how you see the world – but how the world sees you.

The science of fascination is based on Sally’s decade of research with 250,000 initial participants, including dozens of Fortune 500 teams, hundreds of small businesses, and more than a thousand C-level executives. The Fascination Advantage® system has helped hundreds of thousands of participants discover their natural advantages of persuasion.

Sally further explores the science of fascination in her internationally-acclaimed book, Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation (HarperBusiness, 2010), which explains the irresistible influence of fascination in the world of business and thought leadership. Fascinate has been translated into more than 14 languages, with praise from thought leaders such as Seth Godin and Tom Peters.

Her newest book, How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination (HarperBusiness, 2014), applies the principles of Fascination Advantages to understanding personal brands. Readers will find out which personality traits are most valuable to others, so that the world will see them at their best and they will know exactly how to describe their highest value.

Sally frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s Today show and the New York Times. She was recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest award for professional excellence.


Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins was the lead singer of seminal punk pioneers Black Flag, then later headed the breakthrough Rollins Band. He went on to become an author and founder of his own publishing house, and an enthralling spoken-word artist. And then, naturally … print, film, radio, and television personality.

So other than being the coolest thing ever, why is Henry Rollins speaking at a content marketing conference? Because content marketing is do it yourself media, and Henry has done DIY media in a way that makes us all look like slackers.

Black Flag recorded, financed, and distributed their own records, set up and promoted their own shows, and created their own merchandise. Henry published his own books (nearly 30 at last count) on his own imprint, and toured the world multiple times as a spoken-word artist under his own initiative.

And then he said “why not” to the world of traditional media. With all due respect to the late James Brown, Rollins remains the hardest working man in modern show business, and he will absolutely get you fired up about your own new media efforts with his closing keynote.


Danny Sullivan

Widely considered a leading search engine expert, Danny Sullivan has been helping webmasters, marketers, and everyday web users understand how search engines work for nearly two decades. Danny’s expertise about search engines is often sought by the media, and he has been quoted in places like The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and ABC’s Nightline.

Danny is the founding editor of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, which cover all aspects of digital marketing, search marketing, and search engine news. Danny also serves as Third Door Media’s Chief Content Officer, which owns Search Engine Land and the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series.


Ann Handley

Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the world’s first Chief Content Officer. Her two wildly popular books are Content Rules and Everybody Writes.

Ann speaks and writes about how you can rethink the way your business markets. Cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media and recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the top 20 women bloggers, Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a training and education company with the largest community of marketers in its category.


Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, and Trust Agents.

Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must-Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs.


Bernadette Jiwa

Bernadette Jiwa is the author of four #1 Amazon bestsellers on marketing and brand storytelling — Make Your Idea Matter, The Fortune Cookie Principle, Difference, and her latest book Marketing: A Love Story. Bernadette helps her clients intentionally craft marketing strategies and design their difference so that they can matter to their customers.

Her blog TheStoryofTelling.com was voted as the Best Australian Business Blog in 2012 and chosen by Smart Company as one of Australia’s Top 20 Business Blogs in 2013 and 2014. Bernadette has been named as one of the Top 100 Branding Experts to follow on Twitter and she spoke at TEDxPerth about “The Secret To Spreading Ideas.”


Michael King

An artist and a technologist, all rolled into one, Michael King recently founded boutique digital marketing agency, iPullRank. Mike consults with companies all over the world, including brands ranging from SAP, American Express, HSBC, SanDisk, General Mills, and FTD, to a laundry list of promising startups and small businesses.

Mike has held previous roles as Marketing Director, Developer, and tactical SEO at multi-national agencies such as Publicis Modem and Razorfish. Effortlessly leaning on his background as an independent rapper, Mike King is a dynamic speaker who is called upon to contribute to conferences and blogs all over the world.


Joanna Lord

Joanna Lord is VP of Marketing at Porch, the home network. Prior to that she served as CMO at BigDoor, a loyalty software provider in Seattle, WA, and VP of Growth Marketing at Moz (previously SEOmoz), a leading inbound analytics software. She’s an expert in brand marketing, acquisition models, engagement tactics, and retention marketing that drives business growth.

She’s a global keynote speaker on all things digital, as well as a mentor to a variety of tech incubators and teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the University of Washington. Additionally, she is a tech advisor to a handful of startups around the globe and founded her own social shopping app, ISITaYES, which helps shoppers crowdsource their social networks for fashion decisions.


Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.

Joe’s third book, Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less was named one of “Five Must-Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune magazine. If you ever see Joe in person, he’ll be wearing orange.


Sonia Simone

Sonia Simone is Chief Content Officer and a founding partner of Copyblogger Media. She has created several successful tribe-based businesses, and she runs Authority, the Copyblogger community of content marketers, as well as the education and community for our Certified Content Marketer program.

Having been a citizen of web-based communities for more than 20 years now, she’s pretty sure she’s seen everything that an online tribe can do. Sonia’s superpower is creating better customer relationships with remarkably effective communication.


Jerod Morris

Veteran podcaster Jerod Morris is VP of Marketing for Rainmaker.FM, the digital marketing podcast network launched by Copyblogger Media. He currently hosts The Lede, one of the top marketing podcasts in the world, and is preparing to launch The Showrunner podcast and podcasting course.

Jerod was a featured presenter at Authority Intensive 2014 and speaks regularly throughout the country about content strategy. He also has first-hand experience with directing content teams of multiple contributors for high-traffic websites, even before he joined Copyblogger Media.


Sean D’Souza

How do you increase your prices without losing customers? Sean D’Souza of Psychotactics.com has consistently increased prices of his products/services using a system that allows any business owner, with any product or service, to achieve similar results.

Increased prices has meant better, more valuable customers and has allowed him to take his now famous “three-month vacations” year after year. When he’s not tweaking with pricing strategy, he draws cartoons, cooks up yummy Indian food, and spends time with his Fujifilm x100s camera.


Scott Brinker

Scott is the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive, a marketing software company that provides a platform for web-based marketing apps for many of the world’s leading brands. He is also the author of the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, which covers strategy, management, and culture at the intersection of marketing and technology.

Scott has degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University, as well as an MBA from MIT. You can reach him on Twitter as @chiefmartec.


Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson is Vice President of Educational Content for Copyblogger Media. Pamela offers a unique perspective that stems from the intersection of design, branding, content, and conversion. This rare viewpoint fits perfectly within an integrated content marketing strategy, and brings big results to companies of any size.

Pamela heads the editorial team at Copyblogger, and helps bring life to the educational content we create.


Brian Clark

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. He’s the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media, the company behind the Rainmaker Platform, StudioPress, Scribe, Synthesis, and this very online marketing conference.

Brian began publishing online in 1998, and by 1999 he had his first entrepreneurial success — powered by what is now known as content marketing. He went on to launch two additional offline businesses using purely online marketing and infrastructure, attaining even greater success, before starting Copyblogger in January of 2006.

Scott Stratten

Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the need, they choose you.

Scott now has over 175,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter and was named one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on Forbes.com. It’s the only time he’s felt comfortable being compared to Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Justin Bieber. He has written four best-selling business books, the newest being “UnSelling: The New Customer Experience” which was just named “Sales Book of the Year” by 1-800 CEOREAD.

Ryan Deiss

Ryan Deiss is the co-founder Idea Incubator LP and CEO of DigitalMarketer.com. Over the last 36 months Ryan and his team have:

  • Invested over $15,000,000 on marketing tests
  • Generated tens of millions of unique visitors
  • Sent well over a BILLION permission-based emails, and
  • Run approximately 3,000 split and multi-variant tests