Rusty Shelton is the Founder and Chairman of Zilker Media, a boutique agency offering comprehensive marketing solutions for thought leaders and their associated companies. Over the last two decades, he has held high-level positions and is now the Senior Marketing Strategist at Advantage Media Group (formerly Shelton Interactive). Having spoken at Harvard at age 23 about the evolving world of PR and marketing, Rusty has established himself as a respected voice in his field.
Rusty is also a best-selling author and an active keynote speaker, regularly addressing audiences about building thought leadership, navigating the shifting media landscape, and enhancing impact with authority marketing. He taught over 20 Harvard Medical School CME courses and has spoken for organizations, including YPO, EO, SXSW Interactive, and various Fortune 1000 companies.
Tom Breeze is the Founder and CEO of Viewability, a world-leading YouTube ad agency that partners with companies selling digital products to get reliable, profitable customers at scale. He has had multiple successful ventures in presentation skills training, video marketing, and online marketing — but has now focused his expertise on video advertising. With over a decade of experience in the industry,
Tom is a leading authority in YouTube advertising. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds and a master’s in Psychology from the University of Surrey.
Manick Bhan is the Founder and CEO of LinkGraph, a full-service digital marketing agency that provides SEO services and growth marketing to hundreds of brands. He is also the Founder and CTO of SearchAtlas, the most comprehensive SEO software suite for site owners, digital marketers, and SEO professionals.
With over a decade of experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for in-house and agency projects, Manick has taught startups and Fortune 500 companies how to scale with a data-driven SEO strategy to penetrate any market effortlessly and create sustainable growth. He was also the Founder, CTO, and CEO of Rukkus (TickPick acquired the brand).
[Top Agency Series] Unlocking the Power of Franchising in Digital Marketing With Cash Miller of Titan Digital
Cash Miller, an expert in leveraging the internet for growing sales numbers, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the digital marketing landscape. As the CEO of Titan Digital, Cash’s commitment extends beyond expertise in web design, development, and online marketing. His role encompasses fulfilling promises to clients, nurturing employees, and charting a course for the company’s future growth.
With specialties ranging from search engine optimization and pay-per-click marketing to logo design and branding, Cash Miller’s profound impact on business transformation is a testament to his digital marketing prowess and business acumen.
Mina Elias is a trailblazer in Amazon selling and PPC advertising. From launching his successful nutrition supplement brand on Amazon to becoming an internationally acclaimed expert, Mina’s journey has been marked by rapid sales growth and a reputation as the go-to Amazon PPC authority. Featured prominently in Forbes for his innovative strategies, Mina’s company, Trivium Group, was born out of a passion for helping eCommerce brands flourish on Amazon.
[Top Agency Series] Unlocking the Power of Digital Advertising for Dealerships With Andrew Street of Dealer OMG
Andrew Street is an automotive advertising technologist who has made his mark in the industry by mastering cost-effective advertising platforms. While working as a Local Business Consultant for Facebook during the platform’s ad rollout, Andrew gained invaluable insights into unlocking its potential.
Wanting to revolutionize the automotive advertising landscape, he founded Dealer OMG — a marketing firm recognized for its unique blend of creative design and precise ad targeting using their AdTech, vinAMP. Under Andrew’s leadership as CEO, Dealer OMG has grown from an idea to an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company in the US.
[Top Agency Series] The Anatomy of an Effective YouTube Ad with Aleric Heck of AdOutreach and Keyword Search
Aleric Heck is a YouTube ads expert and the founder of AdOutreach and KeywordSearch.com. He has been in the online marketing industry for the past seven years and has helped thousands of business owners scale and grow their businesses using laser-targeted YouTube ads.
Aleric and his team have helped clients generate over $200 million in sales from YouTube ads. His ventures have been recognized as some of the fastest-growing companies in the industry, with AdOutreach scaling to eight figures and ranking number 60 on the Inc 5000 list. Aleric is also known for his innovation in leveraging AI technology to supercharge ad audiences.
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[Top Agency Series] The Power of Niching and Digital Transformation With John Capuano of Lone Beacon
John Capuano is a driving force behind the transformation of marketing in the financial sector. Co-founding Lone Beacon in 2013 alongside Greg Dinetz, John’s leadership has propelled the company to be among the most recognizable names in the industry. With a penchant for questioning conventions and fostering growth, John’s journey underscores the power of curiosity and the rewards of embracing change.
[Top Agency Series] Empathy and Accountability: The Dual Engines of Business Success with Jeremy Jenson of Encore Search Partners
Jeremy Jenson is a visionary leader and the driving force behind Encore Search Partners. With a strong focus on executive search and a remarkable ability to identify rare talent, Jeremy has built a successful business and is a respected figure in the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) community.
Join us as we explore Jeremy’s journey, unique leadership style, and unwavering dedication to his team and the greater business landscape.
[Top Agency Series] Improving Healthcare Through Patient Engagement with Wes Michael of Rare Patient Voice
Wes Michael is the Founder and President of Rare Patient Voice, a company dedicated to amplifying the voices of patients and caregivers through surveys and interviews to drive advancements in medical products and services. With a strong background in healthcare and a passion for improving the lives of those with rare diseases, Wes Michael’s innovative approach is reshaping patient engagement.
The 4 Day Week : How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability And Well-Being With Andrew Barnes Of 4DayWeek.com
Introducing Andrew Barnes, an innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has revolutionized industries through market-changing innovation and digitization. As the founder of Perpetual Guardian, he sparked a transformation in fiduciary and legal services, impacting both local and global landscapes. Notably, Andrew co-founded 4 Day Week Global, a not-for-profit advocating productivity-focused, reduced-hours workplaces. With a passion for sailing and an extensive business background, Andrew’s expertise spans governance, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and the four-day workweek.
[Sweet and Snack Series] Healthy, Flavorful, All-Natural Chips From Chicken Breast With Jason Wright
Jason Wright is the Founder and CEO of Wilde Brands, a firm that produces impossibly delicious high-protein snack chips crafted from only natural ingredients. Before Wilde, he held senior sales roles at POM Wonderful and Yumnuts Naturals. Jason was also the Founder of FEED Granola, a producer of backed healthy granola snacks. He is a CPG veteran on a mission to create junk food for healthy people.
Zack Dugow is the Founder and CEO of Insticator, a leading global publisher engagement platform. Considered one of the most rapidly expanding companies in North America, Insticator’s products reach over 2 billion users annually. Nearly 2000 publishers utilize its content engagement units, commenting, and monetization solutions.
In addition to heading Insticator, Zack is a mentor and invests in startups. He is a member of YPO, the IAB, and a contributor to the Forbes Tech Council. He has also been recognized on the DMN Top 40 Under 40 list and named to Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40 list.
Corinne Milien is the Founder and CEO of WRK, a trusted talent acquisition and management partner for employers in sports and entertainment. She is a passionate and innovative leader with over 10 years of experience in sports and entertainment, specializing in optimizing human capital for organizations.
Corinne is an engaged civic leader and previously served as the Executive Direct and Co-founder of The Winning Edge Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization which empowers and elevates minority student-athletes and young professionals in sports, media, and entertainment.
Arian Radmand is the CEO and President of IgnitePOST, a firm specializing in creating memorable customer experiences by sending personalized handwritten notes. These notes stand out amidst the digital clutter and leave a lasting impression on customers throughout their shopping journey. Arian is the driving force behind the company’s vision and product development.
Before his role at IgnitePOST, Arian served as CEO and President at TurnGram, a concierge service that delivers personal photos and artwork to your doorstep without a hassle. As an engineer passionate about entrepreneurship and new technology, he has a diverse skill set and a keen eye for innovation. He is also a board member at CoachUp.
Jim Jacobs is the Founder and CEO of Focus Insite, a leading market research firm specializing in qualitative recruitment services for various industries. The company takes on projects of diverse complexities and offers invaluable insights that help shape its clients’ business strategies.
With a strong background in sports, particularly hockey, Jim has leveraged his leadership skills on the ice and in the boardroom. Before founding Focus Insite, he worked in sales and management roles across multiple sectors. His blend of entrepreneurship and coaching has uniquely equipped him to build effective teams and nurture talent, consistently driving his company toward success. Jim’s dynamic approach to business and development led him to make significant contributions to the field of market research, establishing him as a respected figure in the industry.
[Top Agency Series] How To Approach Creativity in Public Policy With Nathan Imperiale and Josh Shultz
Nathan Imperiale is the CEO of NJI Media, an award-winning creative agency solving complex public affairs challenges with fully orchestrated, elegantly crafted content. He uses his insider knowledge from Capitol Hill and the White House as an asset when planning campaigns and the associated digital assets. Nathan also acts as a partner at FamousDC and FDC Media.
Josh Shultz is the Founder and CEO of NJI Media. He is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of managing creative and digital media professionals. As a seasoned executive and communications professional, Josh has a unique blend of public affairs experience, business savviness, and digital marketing expertise that has helped shape the creative concepts, architectures, and strategies instrumental in helping clients to succeed online. He is also the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of FamousDC, one of the most widely-read and talked-about blogs in the Beltway.
Hannah Smolinski is the Founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group, a virtual CFO agency providing small businesses with financial clarity and profit maximization strategies. As a CPA, Hannah’s professional experience with one of the world’s largest accounting firms shaped her vision of bringing high-level financial expertise to the small business community. She founded Clara CFO Group as a trusted resource for small businesses as they navigate key financial decisions, work toward sustainable revenue, and plan for scale.
In addition to her work with Clara CFO Group, Hannah hosts a YouTube channel with over 50,000 subscribers, where she continues her mission of empowering small businesses. Through this platform, she shares financial strategies, best practices, and educational resources that assist companies in understanding their financial statements and achieving financial success.
Jeffrey Ryznar is the Founder and President of 898 Marketing, a strategic integrated marketing consultancy empowering brands through accountable business solutions. In addition to ranking among the top 10 places to work in Ohio, 898 Marketing was recognized by Adweek and Inc. magazines as one of the fastest-growing companies in Ohio and 23rd in America. For over 20 years, Jeffrey has delivered results for brands like the Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before 898 Marketing, Jeffrey was the Vice President at Phizzle, an engagement automation software.
Marina Byezhanova is the Co-founder of Brand of a Leader, a personal branding agency for entrepreneurs and executives. As an entrepreneur, global speaker, show host, and personal branding expert, she has been quoted and referenced in various publications, including Inc.com, Forbes.com, Yahoo News, Financial Post, Fast Company, and Success Magazine. Marina’s mission is to inspire entrepreneurs to speak up, stand out, and be radically authentic through the power of building their personal brands. She’s a tenured member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and has served in local, regional, and global roles.