Technology and Social Media Expert; Author of Socialnomics
Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, Digital Leaderand What Happens in Vegas Stays on Youtube. Socialnomics made Amazon's #1 best-selling list for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His book Digital Leader helped him be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is being adopted by the top universities and global brands and is nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO). Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the worlds most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News and The Huffington Post. He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast. Socialnomics was a finalist for the Book of the Year. Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. He made Forbes Top 50 Power Influencer list.