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Belmont New Century Journalism Speaker Series

Belmont University New Century Journalism Program Speakers

Belmont University is offering a phenomenal lineup of Digital Media experts as part of the New Century Journalism Speaker Series. The series is free and open to the public.

If you’re interested in Digital Marketing and Communication, this is a tremendous opportunity to learn from some of the top experts in their fields.

Ross JonesSEO 101: Just Google it Baby!Friday, 3/2210-11amBSLC Beaman A & B
Marcus WhitneySocially Speaking: Get Engaged without a RingMonday, 3/2510-11amBunch Library Multimedia
Dave DelaneyNetworking 101: Getting to Know You VirtuallyWednesday, 4/310-11amBSLC Beaman B
Erik QualmanMy Digital LegacyFriday, 4/510-11amInman Hall Frist Lecture Hall
Nancy VanReeceBuilding Trust: Why It's Time to Have a Social Media StrategyMonday, 4/810-11amBunch Library Multimedia
Kate O'NeillMeet the [meta]marketer: Leveraging Language, Tech & TimeWednesday, 4/1010-11amBSLC Beaman A & B
Dr. Sybril BennettSearch Me: Your Digital FutureFriday, 4/1210-11amMcWhorter Hall #114
Clint SmithEmma: Who is She?Monday, 4/1510-11amMassey Boardroom

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Ross Jones, CEO 2 the Top Web Design & Promotion

Ross Jones
Ross Jones is a recognized expert in Search Engine Optimization, having specialized in SEO since 1997.

As CEO of 2 the Top Web Design, Ross delivers results for businesses and organizations that need to improve their web presence and grow their bottom line.

You can regularly find Ross sharing best practices with business owners, web designers and students. An Adjunct Professor at Aii.edu, he is also the organizer of the Nashville SEO & Internet Marketing Special Interest Group which meets the last Thursday of each month at Belmont.

Twitter: @2theTopDesign
FB: 2theTopDesign
Linkedin: Ross Jones
Google+: Ross Jones
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Marcus Whitney, Co-Founder, Moontoast

Marcus Whitney
Marcus Whitney is the CTO and Co-Founder of Moontoast, the leader in Social Activation software. They build products & services that improve the quality, value and insight of brands’ relationships with people. To learn more, visit Moontoast.

He is a startup mentor and founder, speaker, music lover, social relevancy innovator, and responsible party. And also a Managing Director of Jumpstart Foundry, a TNInvestco microfund accelerator managed by Solidus and run out of the Entrepreneur Center.

Twitter: @marcuswhitney
Linkedin: Marcus Whitney
Google+: Marcus Whitney
Google+: Moon Toast

Dave Delaney, President of Delaney Digital Marketing Consulting

Dave Delaney
Dave Delaney is an author, consultant, speaker, and recognized leader in technology and marketing. His book, New Business Networking, teaches breakthrough techniques for integrating traditional business networking skills with the newest social media, making them both far more effective for students and business professionals.
Twitter: @davedelaney
Linkedin: Dave Delaney
Facebook: Dave Delaney
Google+: Dave Delaney

Erik Qualman, Author Digital Leader & Social Media Revolution

Erik Qualman
Erik Qualman is a leading speaker on the use of social media.

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie, he is the author of Socialnomics which made Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List in 8 languages.

Erik’s book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

His video company Equalman Productions produced the most watched social media video in “Social Media Revolution”.

Twitter: Erik Qualman
Linkedin: Erik Qualman
Youtube: Erik Qualman
Google+: Erik Qualman

Nancy VanReece, Owner of Carpe Diem Management

Nancy VanReece
Nancy Van Reece is the owner of Carpe Diem Management. Her work allows her to help small businesses and nonprofits understand and use social media to reach, build and lead core audiences. She has worked for more than 25 years in the music business, served as the executive director of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, senior director of partnership development at Cool People Care, Inc., strategist for GivingMatters.com, the Nashville Library Foundation, and the new media consultant on record for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee. She is currently the social media strategist for Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Twitter: @NVanReece
Linkedin: Nancy VanReece
Facebook: Nancy VanReece
Google+: Nancy VanReece

Kate O’Neill, CEO and Founder of [meta]marketer

Kate O'Neill
Kate’s experience prior to [meta]marketer includes holding the first content management role at Netflix, leading cutting-edge online optimization work at Magazines.com, developing Toshiba America’s first intranet, building the first departmental website at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holding leadership positions in a variety of start-ups. She speaks regularly at national conferences such as Online Marketing Summit and Conversion Conference on analytics and optimization as well as the role of empathy in driving profitable marketing, and is a contributor to top marketing publications such as CMO.com.

Locally, Kate serves on the board of the Nashville Technology Council, on the IT Workforce Recruitment Committee for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, on the advisory board for Startup Tennessee, on the Business Information Systems Technology Advisory Council for Tennessee State University, and as a mentor for Jumpstart Foundry, a local tech-oriented seed-stage microfund and business incubation program.
Twitter: Kate O’Neill
Facebook: KateO’Neill
Linkedin: Kate O’Neill
Google+: Kate O’Neill

Dr. Sybril Bennett, Professor of Journalism at Belmont University

Dr. Sybril Bennett
Dr. Sybril Bennett, is a disruptive facilitator, mentor and speaker spreading the word about and through social media. She is Vanderbilt educated, Harvard trained, two-time Emmy award winning multimedia journalist. As Professor of Journalism at Belmont University she helped to establish the New Century Journalism Program in 2003.

With more than 20 years of experience in television news, she’s worked behind the scenes at ABC in Milwaukee and at CBS in Chicago. Her last television gig was at CBS in Nashville where she was a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and fill-in talk show host. She has been commissioned by the American Association of Colleges and Universities to participate in the Bridge to Theory and Practice monograph project focusing on civic engagement and social media.

Her book “Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad” examines the UGRR and the Internet as among America’s most effective, innovative and disruptive networks.
Twitter: @drsyb
Linkedin: Dr. Sybril Bennett
Google+: Dr. Syb Bennett

Clint Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Emma®

Clint Smith
Clint Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Emma®, the Web-based service that helps organizations manage their email campaigns and online surveys in style. Clint is a graduate of Vanderbilt University – a history major. He is a past president of the Nashville chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) and is a regular speaker in entrepreneurship and marketing classes at Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities.
Twitter: @emmaemail
Linkedin: Clint Smith
Facebook: Emma

Come out to hear some of the real thought leaders in Digital Marketing and Communication. The 1 hour sessions are free and open to the public, courtesy of Belmont University’s New Century Journalism Program.

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