Social Media Week Lima

2017 Conference
June 21-22

Our Speakers

We’re bringing exciting speakers to Lima, Ohio, for our Social Media Lima 2017 Conference

A conference can only be as good as its speakers. That’s why we’re bringing in some of digital and inbound marketing’s best thought leaders!

Jessika Phillips

jessika_phillipsJessika is on a mission to return relationships to the forefront of business marketing. Jessika founded NOW Marketing Group in 2010 and built the company by offering free social media training workshops online and within her community. Starting with a laptop and a vision, Jessika has grown her agency to become a Gold Hubspot partner who works with clients internationally. As a relationship marketing evangelist, Jessika founded The Relationship Marketing System, an online membership site that provides videos, articles, and worksheets to help businesses learn the art of growing repeat referral business. Jessika teaches comprehensive relationship marketing and hosts weekly #MagnetMarketers trainings, which focuses on becoming a magnet vs. a bullhorn while growing relationships and ROI in business.

Mike Gingerich

mike_gingerichMike offers straight talk on helping businesses grow leads and leverage online, and he’s all about digital and business development for small and medium-sized businesses. He helps them elevate their game and win online via training, consulting, and products.

Mike has a background in business development and web design sales.  As social media took off, he gravitated towards Facebook and the marketing side of how to use social media and digital tools to grow audiences, increase leads, and convert more sales.

Mike is also co-founder of TabSite, the industry-leading promotion and contest app platform. He also thoroughly enjoys leading social and online marketing trainings. He offers digital marketing strategy consulting for multiple businesses as President of Digital Hill Multimedia.  At Digital Hill, Mike oversees four divisions: Web, Apps, Digital Marketing, and Online Stores.

Jason Falls

Jason-FallsFalls is one of the most widely read and respected voices in the digital marketing and social media industries. A social listening and analytics innovator, he spends much of his time analyzing online conversations for consumer insights for clients of the Conversation Research Institute and Elasticity, a full-service digital firm where he serves as a strategy advisor. Falls shares his no-nonsense ideas regularly at ConversationResearchInstitute.com, GoElastic.com and JasonFalls.com. He loves Louisville, sports and bourbon.

Chris Dessi

Chris-DesiAn award-winning digital thinker, author, television and radio commentator, public speaker, and educator, Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social, an award-winning digital marketing agency.

Throughout his career in London and New York, Chris has worked with a wide array of businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as notable personalities, products, and brands. Chris travels the country, coaching executives and college students how to leverage social media to benefit their personal brand message and their career.

Chris’s savvy marketing acumen has propelled his personality into the national media landscape. Chris regularly appears on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, and Fox Business’s Varney & Co. He has lectured to the United States Marines aboard the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum. Chris is a contributor on INC.com.

Shayla Price

Shayla-PriceShayla Price creates and promotes content. She lives at the intersection of digital marketing, technology, and social responsibility. Originally from Louisiana, Shayla champions access to remote work opportunities. Connect with her on Twitter: @shaylaprice

Donna Gilliland

Donna is a professional and engaging speaker with 25 plus years of experience. She is an award-winning instructor in her field. Donna is the founder of MOSTRAINING, where she provides training in Microsoft, Cloud, and social media technologies. Donna also writes social media articles for Executive Secretary Magazine and OfficePro Magazine.

Donna has been spotlighted in the Entrepreneur’s section of the Birmingham Business Journal. She was also featured in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Ideas for Growing Your Business Strategies. Donna’s clients have included a vast array of industries and include many Fortune 500 companies.


Martin Jones

Martin JonesMartin Jones is a Sr. Marketing Manager with the Cox Communications corporate marketing team, where he leads the social media, content, influencer marketing and employee advocacy strategy for Cox Business.

He is also the editor of the Cox Business content hub, CoxBLUE.com, and his writing has appeared in Forbes Inc., Yahoo Small Business Advisor, The New York Times and other leading business and marketing publications and websites.

He is a recognized speaker and emcee at conferences and events including SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, Think Content, Digital Marketing World Forum and more.

His recent awards and recognition include: Top 100 Content Marketing Influencers – Onalytica, Top 42 Social Business Thought Leaders – IBM, Top 150 Marketers to Follow – Likeable, Top 100 Small Business Influencers – Small Business Influencer Awards, and Top 100 Digital Marketers – AdSpringer.

Cami Baker

Cami BakerCami Baker is an International Speaker, Fiercely Entrepreneurial, HGTV House Hunters veteran and Networking Strategy Expert who has given over 1,000 presentations to audiences as large as 30,000.

Her keynote, “Mingle to Millions, The Art and Science of building business relationships and mastering referrals” is also the name of her book. Cami has worked with companies like Berkshire Hathaway, Ronald McDonald House, Keller Williams and hundreds of other groups assisting their people in the art and science of building resources, relationships and revenue that ROCK! She has been featured in Success from Home Magazine, on HGTV twice and as a judge on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice.

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