Chris Brogan

CEO, Owner Media Group, Business Advisor, NYT Bestselling Author, and Professional Speaker

The social media websites you enjoy today are due in large part to social media pioneer Chris Brogan, ranked by Forbes in 2012 as the #1 "Social Media Power Influencer." Brogan, president of Human Business Works, is a true veteran of the social media revolution. In 1998, he created a blog back when the activity was still known as "journaling." Not soon after that, he witnessed the power of new media tools when he saved a telecommunications company he was working for $3 million by getting valuable manufacturer information from an audio podcast. His current blog, chrisbrogan.com, ranks in the top five of the Advertising Age Power 150 and in Technorati's top ten. Recently, Brogan was named to Business Insider's list of "People to Follow on Twitter" which was compiled as a guide for the most influential users on Twitter.

Brogan is also the New York Times best-selling author of Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything, as well as Trust Agents, co-written with Julien Smith. The game-changing Trust Agents explained that today's consumers are more savvy, informed, and cynical than ever, and that trust itself is the most valuable currency in today's consumer market. His newest book, The Impact Equation will be released on October 25th.

Brogan hosts the Inbound Marketing Summit and Inbound Marketing Bootcamp events with CrossTech Media, bringing together experts to share the latest strategies, tools, and best practices that utilize new marketing methods to grow businesses. As a distinguished business speaker, Brogan's mission is to show organizations how to tap into the power of social networks to build a brand's influence, reputation, and overall value. Audiences enjoy watching Brogan's speaker-power shine as he shares his passion for all things social media.

The Impact Equation
Cultivating Visibility: How to Amplify the Human Digital Channel