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Marketing’s NeXt Connect…The Business of Social Media

Wednesday, October 13

Social media’s business side has been a puzzle to many–“how do we monetize its worth” is one of the hottest topics of the day. From Jet Blue and Pepsi to Dell and the NBA, it seems like everyone has some kind of social presence. This incredible line-up of panelists featuring global experts and social media royalty will bring DMA2010 to a close with a session designed to have you running back to your office to implement strategies that will impact your business. Just remember to tweet about the results.


Suzanne Vranica, Advertising Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Suzanne Vranica is the advertising and marketing columnist for The Wall Street Journal, which is published by Dow Jones & Company. Along with leading the Journal's advertising coverage, Ms. Vranica makes frequent appearances on media outlets such as CNBC, ESPN, CNN and local news outlets to discuss advertising and marketing topics.


Jack Dorsey, co-Founder, Twitter

Dorsey is an American software architect and businessperson best known as the creator of Twitter. BusinessWeek called him one of technology's "best and brightest,” while MIT's Technology Review named him in the TR35, an outstanding innovator under the age of 35. Dorsey has described the commercial use of Twitter and its API as two things that could lead to paid features. His three guiding principles, which are shared by the whole company and through its culture, are simplicity, constraint and craftsmanship.

Jeff Hayzlett, Former CMO, , Eastman Kodak, author of The Mirror Test

Gary Vaynerchuk, author, New York Times best seller, CRUSH IT

Gary Vaynerchuk is an online marketing trailblazer and entrepreneur whose dual identity as both business guru and wine guy has led to him becoming known as the "Social Media Sommelier." In CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion (HarperStudio) he shares with business owners how they can boost sales using the internet to turn their passions into flourishing, monetized businesses. Vaynerchuk is the youngest winner of Marketwatch's Business Award at age 27. He was also named one of the "Silicon Alley 100" by the Silicon Alley Insider and one of the "101 Most Influential People in New Jersey" by the New Jersey Monthly. He is an icon in his industry.

David Jones, Global CEO, HAVAS Worldwide, Euro RSCG Worldwide