Who Do I Love? Mark Schaefer!

By: Viveka Wednesday February 13, 2013 comments Tags: business tip, Mark Schaefer, Blogcast

Hot and Hotter Business Time Podcast with Mark Schaefer!

Mark Schaefer

Why do I love Mark W. Schaefer?  Well, he has been a thought leader (and maybe unbeknownst to him) mentor of mine for years!  If you use social media (and I know you do) then you have seen Mark's posts, article and info graphics!  He is a globally-recognized blogger, speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for nearly 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions.  He specializes in social media training and clients include both start-ups and global brands such as IBM, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, and the UK government.

Mark has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development and holds seven patents.  He is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University and is the founder of Social Slam, a national social media event that takes place each April.  He is the author of three best-selling marketing books, Return On InfluenceBorn to Blog, and The Tao of Twitter, the best-selling book on Twitter in the world. Return On Influence was named to the elite “Top Academic Titles” of the year by the American Library Association, which declared it an “essential” book of 2012.

He is among the world’s most recognized social media authorities and has been a keynote speaker at conferences such as Social Media Week London, New Media Expo, National Economic Development Association, and National Association of State CIOs. Mark has lectured at Oxford University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Princeton, and many other prestigious institutions.

Mark is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on many national television shows and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, CNBC, and the CBS NEWS. In 2012, he was named by Forbes magazine as one of the Top 50 social media “power influencers” of the world.

And we have him on the Hot and Hotter Business Time show today at 1 PM EST!

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Important links

Mark Schaefer’s website


The acclaimed marketing blog, {grow}


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About the Author: Viveka

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CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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