Founder - Bikerumor.com
Tyler has built Bikerumor into the world’s largest cycling tech blog by continually evolving the content to match reader interests with brands’ desires to connect on a more meaningful level. Their honest, straightforward and fully transparent branded content strategy is the model for others looking to add value for both readers and brands.
Founder - StoryFuel
Melanie is founder of StoryFuel, teaching marketers, publishers, creators & companies how to tell better brand stories. Prior to that, she was the editor of branded content at The New York Times, a founding member of HuffPost’s brand storytelling team, and served as Director of Creative Strategy for Time Inc. Her first book, Content Fuel, debuts in March.
CEO - Harmon Brothers
Benton Crane is CEO of Harmon Brothers, the creative agency behind wildly viral video campaigns that have racked up more than 1 Billion (with a "B") views for Squatty Potty, FiberFix, Chatbooks and PooPourri. Their use of humor and strong visuals make their clients' ads massively memorable and shareable while generating more than $300 million in sales!
Founder/ Editorial Director - GearJunkie.com
Stephen grew GearJunkie from a local newspaper column to a nationally syndicated column, then turned it into one of the largest, most popular outdoor gear & lifestyle media outlets in the world. Their ability to produce large-scale, highly integrated & content-centered campaigns have landed clients like Patagonia, Eddie Bauer, Columbia, Yeti Coolers, REI & more.
Award-winning filmmaker behind feature-length documentaries that have been distributed globally via Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, theatrical, and television. Creating multi-tactical brand partnerships with Salsa Cycles, Apidura, MOOTS, Big Agnes & more. Check out the trail for Inspired to Ride, his project with Apidura, here.
NZINGA C. BLAKE
Executive Producer - Tribune Media
Nzinga C. Blake is a child of the world, growing up in Tokyo, Nairobi and the U.S. After graduating UCLA's School of Film, becoming an award winning TV personality, writer, producer, actress and social impact filmmaker on ABC, CW, Showtime, BET & more, she built Tribune Media's Google News Initiative content arm for underrepresented & marginalized voices.
Head of Marketing - Ezoic
Tyler is a certified SEO marketing expert who runs Pubtelligence, the largest global series of digital publishing events held at Google headquarters worldwide. Ezoic is a leading platform for A.I.-based digital marketing, a Google Certified Partner, and Tyler heads up the marketing department and advises on white hat SEO best practices.
Founder - RWCP Video Marketing
Rob is a video marketing strategist & content producer who has created effective storytelling projects for brands like Goodwill, Delta Airlines, The Hollywood Reporter, Strava, Salvation Army & many more. At RWCP, his team partners with clients to elevate their brand through premium, results-driven creative video content.
CMO - Orbit Media
Andy is the author of Content Chemistry, an illustrated guide to content marketing, and co-founder/CMO of Orbit Media. He holds far to many "Top" rankings to fit here...but they come from the likes of Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Buzzsumo, Social Media Examiner & lots more!. He's a frequent speaker on using analytics to measure content's impact.
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