Lew Sabbag

Speaker: 2012, 2013: Internet Marketing Boston and Social Media Strategist Boston, Author, Founder at Publish Today Media LLC

Local Online Marketing Specialist: Website development through content managed, SEO focused sites with CRM integration. Social media marketing applications applied to support website deployment and optimization. I am an entrepreneurial minded business owner with over 25 years experience across marketing supply chain services, event marketing solutions and cross media marketing technologies.

Social Media Strategist & Founder of Publish Today Media LLC

Lew’s a passionate & driven entrepreneur, business coach & trainer. His mission is to make small business owners successful internet marketers by developing high performance websites and social media properties that generate leads and drive new sales. Lew and his teams have been integrating web properties with social media and proven brand and direct marketing strategies using the best performing tactics and creative thinking that helps people grow their businesses.

Lew graduated from Babson College in the first class of Entrepreneurial Studies Majors with a concentration in Finance. Currently he’s the VP of Social Media & Community for the American Marketing Association/Boston, Organizer of the Boston Internet Marketing Meetup, A Charter member of Boston’s ProVisors Chapter, Partner at Hidden Equity LLC and part of the founding team of BusinessPlusOne.com. VP Social Media & Community, American Marketing Association – Boston.

Connect with Lew on:

Google+: gplus.to/LewSabbag

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lewsabbag

Website: Publishing Today

Session: Google+ – “Like Facebook….for Business People”

Jeff Pucko

Senior Search Engine Optimization Specialist at Boston Web Marketing. Currently he manages over 30 medium and large business’ day to day internet marketing services including search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media management and email marketing. Jeff also works part time as a freelance web designer for small businesses on the South Shore. Most recently Jeff has also worked extensively with the non-profit College Diabetes Network in designing and building a completely new website as well as creating a full marketing plan for the company. Previously Jeff worked at Roth Insurance Group as a marketing manager focusing mainly in brand development for new group and individual insurance products. In his free time Jeff enjoys saltwater fishing, sailing, and skiing in the winter.

Session: SEO Management – How to Get Found Quick

Website: Boston Web Marketing

* Julie Burdan

Julie Burdan
Julie is an integrated communications specialist with experience in business-to-business marketing. As Marketing Coordinator at Essential, she supports marketing initiatives that enhance visibility, drive brand awareness and build upon Essential’s business.

Julie graduated from the University of Connecticut, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing before earning a Masters of Arts in Global Marketing Communication and Advertising from Emerson College. She currently manages the Boston Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s Pinterest page.

Session: How to Make Pinterest Work for You

Website: Essential

Janel Kesten

Speaker 2012, 2013-Franklin:Janel is the principal designer at New England Reprographics, located in West Yarmouth, MA. The family owned and operated company offers a wide range of print and digital services to Cape Cod and the South Shore including design, short-run digital color, oversize printing, display graphics, architectural services, scanning, fine art reproductions and more. New England Reprographics endeavors to understand the needs of each unique client and project to provide the highest quality product available.

Janel stays connected to the tech community as a board member of the Cape Cod Technology Council, a member of the Cape Cod Media Professionals and Cape Cod Young Professionals. She shares her extensive knowledge by teaching Photoshop and InDesign at the Sandwich Community School.

Website: New England Reprographics

Session: Preparing Media for Print

Robert Sanchez

Bobby Sanchez, originally from Chicago, IL, has several years of marketing and business development experience across several significant industries. He started his career as a Product Marketing Manager in the telecommunications industry. He then assumed a role as the Director of Business Development for a graphic design and print brokering company. Most recently, Bobby has been with Boston Web Marketing as an SEO/Web Marketing Consultant. He currently lives in Quincy, MA with his fiancee Brittany and their dog Banks.

Session: SEO Management – How to Get Found Quick

Website: GetfoundQuick.com

Rob Ciampa

Rob Ciampa

Rob Ciampa is Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pixability, a YouTube marketing and advertising software company based at the acclaimed Cambridge Innovation Center. At Pixability, Rob helps major brands, agencies, media companies, celebrities, and entertainment artists with YouTube strategy, marketing, advertising, audience engagement, and monetization. He is YouTube-certified and was an editor of “Video Marketing for Dummies.” Rob is also the co-author of the breakthrough study “The Top 100 Global Brands: Key Lessons for Success on YouTube,” available at www.pixability.com/youtubebrandstudy/.

Twitter: @robciampa
Blog: ciampa.com/blog
YouTube: youtube.com/pixabilitiesyoutube.com/robciampa
Company: pixability.com
about.me/robciampa

Session: Dominating YouTube Nation

Ed Justen

2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Ed Justen is a eight year veteran of the Apple Store, working as both trainer and technician during that time. Over the years he has trained and taught people to use their computers in an efficient manner, and helped small and home business owners and individuals navigate the social media maelstrom.

Previous to working at Apple, Ed was a national award-winning editor, and served in the armed forces as a military musician. Ed also earned a BS in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, from Salem State College.

Ed enjoys talking about computers, social media, communications, and marketing, and enjoy learning from the successes of others.

If you want to discuss any of these topics, connect with Ed through one of the various social media networks, or send an e-mail to edjusten104@gmail.com.

Session: Going further on a Mac and iDevice: Tips and tricks

Diane Darling

diane darling

2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Speaker, Author, Founder and CEO. As principal consultant for Effective Networking, Inc., she founded the company on the premise that everyone can learn to network, they just need to find their own style.

Combining interactive training, strategic planning and an exploration of the natural fears of networking, Darling demystifies the process by providing techniques that can be immediately implemented.

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Her hobbies include watching football, reading, and attempting to play tennis. In order to overcome her fear of public speaking, she took acting and standup comedy classes.

Website: Effective Networking

Session: Networking 2.0

Tim Stansky

Tom Stansky

Biz Dev and Strategic Partnerships pro for effective marketing that meshes traditional media with digital, social, & event marketing.  I like to convert engaging content into revenue. I make things work. Well, not “work” as in writing code, apps or graphic design but I make things work for clients

Sessions: Current State of Crowdfunding, Cobbling Together a Site and Social Media for a Virtual Team

* Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler is a freelance/social media journalist with 21 years experience in traditional and new media. He is also the Social Media Trainer for the Society of Professional Journalists nationwide. Jeff harnesses the power of social media in his job as a journalist and content creator. He also advises clients on the best way to reach their audiences through the use of various media and content.

Jeff has presented dozens of social media and content-focused sessions to groups as varied as the National Association of Women Business Owners, television and newspaper outlets across the country, annual conferences for Parenting Publications of America, SPJ, RTDNA, and other media, educational and business groups. He has been a guest speaker on a number of audio and video broadcasts and has even provided his opinion on the value of social media tools to FOX and other networks.

Jeff is a published author; has written for WBUR (NPR Boston), the Boston Globe, AutomotiveRhythms.com, New York Post, Gatehouse Media, MobileMag.com, Technology Review, and other publications. You can find Jeff at jeffcutler.com.

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Tricia White

Tricia White

2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Tricia White is a senior business advisor with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. Tricia is an experienced business professional who brings a succession of accomplishments developing and implementing business initiatives. She is experienced in small business ownership, non-profit management and local economic development.

Over the past 20+ years, Tricia has been working with small businesses in many different capacities. She has walked in the shoes of small business owners while working in a family business for 17 years as well as branching into a separate entity to further develop her own marketing and branding company. She is passionate about helping others while empowering them to be successful in their goal of business ownership.

As the past Executive Director of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, she continued to work with the community bringing awareness to local businesses by promoting their products and services. She also helped with economic development initiatives that brought large business into the region creating new jobs and positive economic impact.

She has created and implemented a social media program that helps small businesses better understand the importance of social media. She teaches the core beliefs of listening to your customer, creating strategies for presence on the web, developing communities within your social networks and monitoring results.

Tricia has a food blog Friends Food Family (www.friendsfoodfamily.com) which she uses to show results from blogging, networking and monitoring your SEO. She is also Google Adwords Certified.
Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/fff92461
Facebook Fanpage for MSBDC: http://www.facebook.com/msbdc

South Shore 2013 Sessions:

Facebook for the Business Professional

Pinterest for Small Business and NonProfits

What is SEO? (Search Engine Optimization)

Jonathan Bishop

Speaker 2013 – South Shore, Franklin, 2012: My name is Jonathan Bishop and I am a Web Developer, Public Speaker and Internet Marketing Specialist from Boston, MA. I specialize in the understanding and developing of up and coming web technologies. As a social-networking analyst, my expertise with online social patterns and the usage of interactive communication technologies allows me to provide value when discussing strategies with customers.

I’ve been developing websites since 1999 and developed an early fascination with interactive technologies like Flash and JavaScript. Over the years I have acquired in depth knowledge working with a variety of assorted web, mobile and software specific languages.

A lot of my work is with WordPress where I maintain several plugins in the WordPress repository. In an effort to educate and enable others with WordPress, I help run the local WordPress meetup and speak at conferences and meetups.

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Matt Ulvila

3thoughtSpeaker 2013 South Shore, Franklin, 2012, 2011: Co-Owner/Principal Graphic Designer, 3thought, Inc.
Matt has been in the design business since the age of 16 when he started as intern with a local design studio. After graduating from Keene State College in New Hampshire, Matt continued to hone his design skills becoming a production and Photoshop expert. He enjoys helping his clients through the conceptual phase to reach the best solution for their needs. An avid consumer of online media and general gadget geek, Matt helps his 3thought clients to see their marketing efforts in a larger strategic context.

Website: 3thought Creative

South Shore 2013 Sessions:

Got Social Chops? Tech Day Camp Social Critique Panel

Kurt Eng

2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Kurt Eng :: is a biochemist/biomedical engineer by training. When not researching liver diseases, he can usually be found at the Boston WordPress Meetup, LiveWP.tv or gaming! After installing and using WordPress “the hard way”, Kurt has become active in making technology and cooking easier for people who want to learn through consulting at kurteng.com.

Website: kurteng.com

Session: Complete WordPress Beginners Workshop

Shea Baker

Shea Baker

3thought2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Co-Owner/Principal Graphic Designer, 3thought, Inc.
Shea began her design career designing play posters and working at a sign shop while still in high school. She attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in graphic design and an AAS in illustration. In her career, she believes she as worked on most every type of design project imaginable from logos and websites to t-shirts and ice cream trucks. At 3thought, Shea works with clients to help then find their “visual voice” and create marketing solutions that are both distinct and practical.

Website: 3thought Creative

Session: 10 Things You Need to Know BEFORE Starting a Website Project

Michael Hertz

2013, 2012, 2011 Speaker: Michael Hertz: SOHO Systems, LLC

Michael brings to the IT services business over 30 years of experience. For the last 11 as proprietor of SOHO Systems LLC, an IT services business located in Norwell, MA focused on supporting the computing and networking needs of small business.

Michael’s prior experience was in Healthcare IT as a Systems Engineer with MedAptus and IDX Systems and in Enterprise IT as a Sr. Customer Engineer with Wang Labs. Michael’s achievements include Microsoft Certified Professional a Certified Cisco Network Associate.

Website: SoHo Systems

Session: Computer Security-Protecting your Data

Laura Willis

Laura Willis

Speaker 2013 South Shore, Franklin, 2012: Since founding Willis-Works Communications in 2004, Laura Willis has been providing fully integrated marketing and branding solutions to help clients succeed in both online, print and broadcast media. Starting with a strong design and creative background from over 20 years experience in advertising agencies and the corporate environment, she adds a business marketing approach and brings real-world expertise from a wide range of both retail and business-to-business in vertical industries such as, non-profits, high technology, consumer packaged goods, food, health care/elder care, real estate, financial, legal and insurance services.
Willis-Works recently added the Gen-Sights division to help businesses target and successfully reach the Baby Boomer market which is over 78 million strong, and has more than $2 trillion in annual purchasing power, using a unique combination of archetypes, stories and generational insights that resonate with this valuable audience.

Website: Willis-Works Communications, Gen-Sights

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Barbara Oliver

Barbara Oliver

Speaker 2013 South Shore, Franklin, 2012: Barbara has a BA is Communications Media and has worked in the communications field for 10+ years. Her clients include the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other municipalities, nonprofits and mid sized businesses. One of her passions is providing a safer web experience for vulnerable populations; she recently presented a collaborative conference with the Shriver Center/UMass Medical School that addressed Internet safety and emergency uses of social media targeted toward adults with learning disabilities and their caregivers.

Barbara Oliver presents seminars on Social Media and Facebook Safety Strategies for various groups including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. She has initiated successful integrated social media strategies for businesses and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about the role of social media platforms in branding, story and community building. She is a member of the board of the Community Leadership Institute of the Cape and Islands, and has served on the Philanthropy Day Committee of the Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod. Her formal educational background is in Art and Communications, When she is not happily working with her clients, she performs in 16th century costume ( with men in tights 😉 in a Renaissance Music Ensemble.

South Shore 2013 Session:

“Social” Privacy

Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fonanilla

Trish Fontanilla (@trishofthetrade) is the community manager at Vsnap, a web/mobile platform that allows businesses to record, send and measure short video messages as a way to engage and move customers and prospects. When Trish isn’t vsnapping, she’s working with the Asian American Women in Leadership Conference, Wonder Women of Boston, and the Together Festival. She is also a volunteer project leader at Boston Cares and a mentor for Technovation Challenge and other programs. Fun fact: Trish’s first tweet was about penguins and she thought Twitter was a dumbed down Facebook. Fast forward to 4 years later, she’s found a majority of her work (consulting + her current full time job) using Twitter, as well as connected and maintainted relationships with industry leaders and some really awesome friends.

Website: Vsnap

Session: Twitter 101

Ed Nute

Ed-Nute photography2013-South Shore, Franklin, 2012 Speaker: Ed Nute has been taking wicked good pictures for over 30 years.Originally from Pembroke MA, Ed graduated from Boston’s New England School of Photography in 1972. A classically trained photographer, Ed has the reputation, experience and knowledge that goes beyond just owning a fancy camera.

Commercial Photography Services: No project too big or too small. My core commercial services include foodproducteditorialcatalog and music photography as well as senior and executive portraits. Other services include travel, tourism, real estate, museum, creative and family portraits. Ed is also available for specialty and commissioned projects.

Website: Ed Nute Photography

Session: Take A Wicked Good Picture

Marc Baizman

Marc Baizman

My Computer Guy Nonprofit Technology Consulting“Marc is the owner of My Computer Guy Nonprofit Technology Consulting, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits with cloud-based technology such as Salesforce.com, Google Apps, others. Marc has been involved with nonprofits and technology for the past ten years. He was the co-chair for the Young Nonprofit Professional’s Network – Boston chapter from 2010-2011 and the founder of the Boston Nonprofit Salesforce User Group. Up until the end of 2009, Marc was Technology Director at Root Cause, a nonprofit in Cambridge, MA that helps social innovators and educates social impact investors. As the first and only technology staff person, he was responsible for all things tech, from debugging network cables to disaster recovery planning. Marc brings a wealth of experience in the private sector, having worked at Motorola and Xerox, as well as a passion for the nonprofit sector and connecting organizations with technology in a positive way. Marc has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a TESOL Certificate from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City. He lives in Boston with his wonderful wife, Rachel, and their terrific cat, Hadley.”

Website: my Computer guy

Session: Moving Your Organization to the Cloud on the Cheap

Nancy O’Keefe

Speaker – 2013,South Shore, Franklin, 2012: Nancy O’Keefe has over 35 years of business experience and is the owner of Simple Small Business Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in business operations and system implementations for small business. Nancy has held management positions in customer service, direct sales, software engineering, software implementation, project management, company operations and outsourcing. As an entrepreneur, she has founded several successful businesses, including a $3 million process improvement and outsourcing business that was one of the first virtual offices in existence. Nancy holds an MS in Quality Systems Management from Anna Maria College and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. Nancy loves to paint, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Website: Simple Small Business Solutions

South Shore 2013 Sessions:

Quickbooks Basics for the Non Financial BusinessOwner

The Virtual Office: 10 Online Productivity Tools for the Small Business Owner on the Go.