Meet the Speakers of the Social Media X Growth Summit 2021
You’ve probably heard of the Social Media X Growth Summit 2021, Wishpond’s FREE one-day summit featuring social media experts from around the world sharing proven social media tricks and tactics that will help your business grow.
Taking place on the 3rd of June, this LIVE event will feature topics ranging from creating revenue with TikTok ads to selling on Facebook groups, examples of foolproof social media campaigns, and more! Find out more about what topics are being covered in our post on 12 reasons to attend the SMX Growth Summit 2021.
If the topics have piqued your interest and you want to find out more about the speakers themselves, you’re in the right place. Read on below to find out more about each speaker.
Table of Contents:
- Scott Ayres
- Nicole Baqai
- Antoine Dupont
- Derric Haynie
- Kevin Ho
- Elaisha Jade
- Christina Jandali
- Laura Palladino
- Sheryl Plouffe
- Savannah Sanchez
- Neal Schaffer
- Payman Taei
Content Scientist, Agorapulse
Scott Ayres is the current Content Scientist for the Social Media Lab powered by Agorapulse who conducts extensive tests and research to help social media managers and business owners get the most out of their posts; busting myths along the way. Scott loves busting myths about social media marketing, even if that means going against what he was taught in the past or is still being taught by “gurus” today. Unlike many social media "experts" Scott brings a real-world approach and perspective that business owners can relate to.
Nicole Baqai manages strategic partnerships for Gorgias in the East Coast Region of North America. Prior to joining Gorgias, she worked at a technology and hospitality startup that was focused on reimagining the mini-bar and gift shops at hotels for the modern-day traveler. She worked with a multitude of brands to engage them in both wholesale and retail opportunities whilst also launching their own online Shopify store and retail store at a world-renowned boutique hotel chain in Los Angeles. She loves working with brands and helping them find automated solutions to drive brand awareness and attract more consumers.
Antoine Dupont is a recognized expert and strategist in digital marketing. He’s an award-winning marketing agency owner and a speaker at national & international conferences. He combines 18 years in marketing and 15 years in the hospitality industry. His first job out of college was working for Gordon Ramsey in London at Le Gavroche. Antoine travels the world sharing his strategy and methodology to marketers and business owners. His goal is to improve lead generation and business growth via his proven marketing strategies. As a result, he is an in-demand consultant on discovering the strategies that work. His past clients include Office Depot, Unilever, The Sports Authority, Habitat For Humanity. Recent bookings & appearances at CMC19, PRINT19, DigitalSummit19, AICPA19, MPISES19, Florida Restaurant Association, John L Scott Realty, CoachRealtors19 & Digitalium 2018 (Romania), and many others.
Chief Ecommerce Technologist, Ecommercetech.io
Derric Haynie is the host of “The Future of Ecommerce” podcast and Chief Ecommerce Technologist at Ecommercetech.io – Where Ecommerce stores go to research, discover, and buy the right tools to grow their store. Half of his day is spent reviewing tech tools, and the other half is talking with merchants to help them discover which solutions are right for them. When he’s not doing that, you can find him speaking, networking, or grabbing a drink at any of your favorite Ecommerce events.
VP of Marketing, Wishpond
Kevin Ho is the VP of Marketing at Wishpond, a SaaS and full-service marketing company that makes it easy for companies to grow their revenue online. He is in charge of Wishpond's sales, marketing, and customer support teams. Having helped agencies and businesses generate over 100 million leads over the past 10 years, Wishpond has the experience and strategies to help you choose campaigns that actually drive sales.
Sr. Social Media Manager, Thinkific
Elaisha Jade is a Sr. Social Media Manager at Thinkific and 3x Certified Corporate Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator. Her work spans over 6 years in the Canadian tech scene managing bringing multiple Instagram accounts to 1 million and launching several successful multi-channel campaigns.
She turned to meditation and mindfulness when her work left her burnt out and ill. By studying and applying meditation and mindfulness teachings she was able to find purpose and productivity in her work again.
Christina Jandali is a confidence-boosting, cash-creating Business Growth Strategist who helps online business owners create an engaged and profitable Facebook group. After becoming a millionaire in her mid 20’s (losing it and rebuilding it over again) and climbing the corporate ladder, she realized she was ready to build her own dream business, not someone else’s.
Social Media Director, BOOM!
Laura Palladino is the Social Media Director for the ecommerce cosmetic and skincare brand, BOOM! By Cindy Joseph. She is also a content creator and a course instructor for Smart Marketer, an educational platform for entrepreneurs.
As the Social Media Director for BOOM!, Laura and her team are responsible for overseeing content delivery to an email list of over 700K email subscribers and over 350K social followers. Through strategic email flows, targeted content marketing campaigns, and a loving engagement with the BOOM! Community, she has helped scale this rapidly growing brand to over $85 million in total revenue. As a content creator for Smart Marketer, she has created courses in email marketing, social media marketing and content marketing, and she has spoken on stages at Smart Marketer Mastermind events all over the country.
Sheryl Plouffe is a video strategist, former Canadian TV broadcaster, and the creator of Cash In On Camera. She has been seen by millions over the course of her twenty-five-year career in news media, has produced thousands of videos, and has broadcast over 20,000 hours of live television. She lives and works in Ontario, Canada.
The Social Savannah
Learn from Savannah Sanchez from The Social Savannah how to make TikTok and Snapchat ad creatives that convert. Savannah has worked with many top eCommerce stores on their TikTok and Snapchat ads creative, and she will share with you her tips and tricks, as well as design elements to keep in mind when making paid social ads.
Neal Schaffer is a leading authority on helping businesses through their digital transformation of sales and marketing through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small develop and execute on social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. President of the social media agency PDCA Social, Neal also teaches digital media to executives at Rutgers University, the Irish Management Institute (Ireland), and the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland).
Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Neal is a popular keynote speaker and has been invited to speak about digital media on four continents in a dozen countries. He is also the author of 3 books on social media, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley), and in March of 2020 published his 4th book, The Age of Influence, on educating the market on the why and how every business should leverage the potential of influencer marketing. Neal resides in Irvine, California but also frequently travels to Japan.
Payman is an avid technologist. He loves new trends and tries to keep up with the ever-evolving internet. Frustrated with the lack of easy-to-use tools to empower non-designers to speak visually, He went on to create Visme, the "Swiss Knife of Visual Content" bootstrapped to profitability within 18 months of launch and now used by over 1.8 million businesses, non-profits and individuals from over 100 countries including NASA, IBM, Manpower, and NBCUniversal helping to improve the way ideas are visualized into engaging Presentations, Infographics and other forms of visual content.
Now that you’re familiar with the speakers of the Social Media X Growth Summit 2021 and the level of their expertise, signing up for the summit should be a no-brainer. Who are you excited to see speak? Let me know below in the comments.