Speakers

Dan_MorrisDan R. Morris

Founder, Blogging Concentrated

Dan R. Morris is the founder of Blogging Concentrated, a nationwide blogging workshop series for advanced level bloggers. In the past year, he’s held over 20 workshops across the country, including two sold-out events right here in Minneapolis.

Dan has been working in the online space since 2004. His career began in the infomercial world helping convert traffic driven from TV and radio spots into online customers. He has since worked with hundreds of bloggers on perfecting their online revenue strategy utilizing the tools of social media, SEO, and web copy.

Lee Wolfe Blum

Speaker, Author, Blogger

Lee Wolfe Blum is a sought after Speaker, and Author, and Blogger. In that order. Her first book, a memoir Table in the Darkness – A Healing Journey through an Eating Disorder was released in November 2013, and she learned very quickly how crucial platform and blogging is to selling books. She frantically worked to create a platform, that in hindsight should have been created years earlier.

Her persistence and hard work led her blog, www.leewolfeblum.com to earn a top blogging award and book sales to soar. She wants you to know it doesn’t have to be as hard as she made it. Come and learn from her mistakes.

Kristen_Brown_Headshot (1)Kristen Brown

Best-selling Author of The Best Worst Thing and The Happy Hour Effect

Kristen Brown is a 2-time Bestselling Author, Brand Strategist, Speaker and Widowed Mom who helps people showcase their best assets for success. She is the author of two bestsellers, The Best Worst Thing and The Happy Hour Effect.. She has been seen on over 150 media outlets including Live with Kelly & Michael, Inc. magazine, Psychology Today and many more.

Kristen spent 15 years in leadership positions in corporate America before starting her own business, Happy Hour Effect LLC, in 2009. She lives with her daughter in Minneapolis and will do just about anything for bacon.

adamAdam Dince

Director of Earned Media, Deluxe Corporation

Adam Dince is the Director of Earned Media for Deluxe Corporation.  He manages a team of enterprise SEO, social media and content strategists. He has over thirteen years of internet marketing experience spanning across SEO, content strategy, Web hosting, domain strategies, Web development, social media marketing and optimization, web analytics, and holistic digital marketing strategy.

Adam is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and spent his active duty aboard aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64).

Ferrazzo (Blue) 200x277Jeff Ferrazzo

Regional Development Director, Constant Contact

Jeff is a small business marketing expert with over 20 years experience helping businesses initiate and build meaningful professional relationships with both organizations and individuals. He has educated and trained close to 20,000 people and companies in the past 5 years.

As the Regional Development Director for Constant Contact, Jeff uses his deep consulting and training experience to help small businesses, groups and associations maximize the power of engagement marketing.

LinkedIn-Profile_Pete-GoddardPete Goddard

CEO, RedCurrent

​Pete Goddard is the CEO of RedCurrent. He has four great kids & two mischievous dogs, a good jump-shot and an $8 haircut.

Pete is well-versed in technology-driven enterprise. Over the last eight years, he co-founded and managed Walleye Trading, a high-tech securities-trading business operating in the listed options space. Walleye’s success derives from its ability to build large-scale, algorithmically driven, über-speed systems relevant in today’s competitive marketplace.

Pete also managed a development and trading group at Citigroup and Knight Financial Products, after working for Swiss Bank. He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

tai_goodwin_center_white (1)Tai Goodwin

Founder, Launchology101, LLC

Tai Goodwin is a Business Growth Strategist and founder of Launchology101, LLC. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a 2013 Small Business Influencer Top 100 Champion, Tai has over 18 years of experience in training and development. She uses her award-winning instructional design skills to help her clients find their “Bankable Brilliance”.

Tai’s specialty is helping coaches, consultants, speakers, and authors turn what they know into courses, online products, and coaching programs. Learn more by visiting http://www.taigoodwin.com.

ericarainbowRETOUCHErica Hanna

Emmy-Award winning producer, editor, writer, & director

Erica Hanna is, by trade, an Emmy-Award winning creative television “preditor” (producer, writer, shooter, director, editor). Throughout the years, she’s worked with folks like Ellen DeGeneres and local legends like Prince and Don Shelby.

Feeling the itch for change, last fall she went from the Creative Team at WCCO-TV to the social media landscape at BringMeTheNews.com, where she helped them triple website traffic in less than a year. Now, it’s time for another challenge…as she dives headfirst into the world of advertising as the Director of New Media at Curb Crowser, an integrated branding agency in Minneapolis.

Katie-KonrathKatie Konrath

Online Content Lead, TopRank® Online Marketing

Katie Konrath is an Online Content Lead at TopRank® Online Marketing. Previously, she trained hundreds of consumers and Fortune 500 clients in idea generation while at leading innovation company Ideas To Go.

She has a Master’s degree from the Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking.

RachelMarieMartinRachel Martin

Partner, Blogging Concentrated

Rachel Martin, the writer behind the site FindingJoy.net, is a partner of BloggingConcentrated.com, a cohost of the Amplify Podcast, and a featured writer for The Huffington Post.  Over the past several years, Rachel has built a site with millions of visitors that boasts a robust facebook community, and has created a successful ebook campaign resulting in her first book being published in the spring of 2015. Her articles have been featured on Huffington Post, PopSugar, iVillage, SheKnows, Parents.com, WhattoExpect, Dr. Greene, Blogher, National Foundation for Celiac Disease, and more.

In it all, Rachel believes in living each day intentionally and loves working with others to help cultivate vision and create action steps for the future.

lee-odden-smmw14Lee Odden

CEO, TopRank Online Marketing

Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank® Online Marketing and a blogger for nearly 11 years. While a small business blog, TopRankBlog.com attracts well over a million visitors a year and has been named the #1 Content Marketing Blog 3 times by Content Marketing Institute and the #2 Social Media Blog by Social Media Examiner.

Lee’s blogging has resulted in a book deal with Wiley, mentions in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and citations by numerous business books and publications. Lee has taken the lessons he’s learned from blogging, social media and search and applied them as best practices for clients like Dell and LinkedIn as well as in presentations at events all over the world.

Travis JohansenNick Rosener

Founder, Tech Nick Creative

Nick is the owner and founder of Tech Nick Creative, and a lover of all things digital. At night, he dreams about social media, web design, blog strategy, and other ways to help small and medium companies grow using the web. Nick is a speaker and instructor on social media strategy, teaching a course on the topic at Century College and North Hennepin Community College.

Nick carries a certification in Social Media Strategy from the National Institute for Social Media, and the author of the bestselling digital marketing book, Shout In The Right Direction.

James-Svoboda-at-WebRanking (1)James Svoboda

CEO, WebRanking.com

James Svoboda is CEO of WebRanking.com, Co-founder and President of MnSearch.org, the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, a current contributor to Marketing Land, and a member of the Which Test Won advisory board.

 

 

ChristophChristoph Trappe

Storytelling & Digital Branding Strategist

Christoph Trappe is a career storyteller who has worked as a journalist, nonprofit executive recognized nationally for his digital initiatives and currently helps hospitals across the United States share their authentic stories.

Christoph often speaks at conferences across North America on such topics as authentic storytelling, content marketing, and WordPress.