One of the world’s foremost social media marketing strategists, and a multiple bestselling author.

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized author, speaker, educator, podcaster, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} – one of the top five marketing blogs of the world.

Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He specializes in marketing strategy and social media workshops, and clients include both start-ups and global brands such as Adidas, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, and the UK government.

He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University. Mark has lectured at Oxford University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Princeton, and many other prestigious institutions. Mark has written six best-selling books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world) and The Content Code, named by INC magazine as one of the Top five marketing books of the year, and his new book KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age. Mark also wrote the classic first book on influence marketing, Return On Influence. His books are used as textbooks at more than 50 universities, have been translated into 12 languages, and can be found in more than 750 libraries worldwide.

He is the co-host of The Marketing Companion, one of the top 10 marketing podcasts on iTunes. Mark is the seventh-most mentioned person by CMO’s on Twitter and is among the Top 10 most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world. He was listed as one of the Top 10 authorities on Social Selling by Forbes. His blog is in the top 1 percent of blogs in the world, based on number of reader comments. In 2015 he was named as the number two blogger in the world by Social Media Examiner and was named number one on a list compiled by Buffer. He is among the Top 10 Marketing Influencers in the world.

He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs. 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, CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, the BBC and the CBS NEWS. He is a regular contributing columnist to The Harvard Business Review.

Website: https://www.businessesgrow.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/markwschaefer