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How to reach an influencer or become one – with writers for Forbes, TechCrunch, Mashable, etc

October 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Influencer marketing is one of the hottest trends in digital marketing. Join us to learn how to reach influencers, how to work with them, and even how to become an influencer yourself

We have assembled a stellar panel for this event:

HEIDI YU – Founder of Boostinsider, a platform with over 110,000+ influencers reaching 400M people across the globe

DAVE PECKPaypal’s Global Head of Social Media and marketing strategist for Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, The Grammys and many others.

MURRAY NEWLANDS“Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley” according to Huffington Post

JOHN RAMPTON#2 on “Top 50 Online Marketing Influencers”​ according to Entrepreneur Magazine



Founder of Boostinsider – influencer platform

Heidi Yu is the Founder of Boostinsider, one of the largest influencer marketing platforms, with over 110,000 influencers who can reach 400M+ people around the globe.


Boostinsider bridges the gap between brands and celebrities, social media rock-stars, and micro influencers. Many mobile apps and Kickstarter campaigns have used Boostinsider and have been able to successfully launch or/and get funded.


Heidi teaches “fast go-to-market strategy” at Draper University. She is a frequent speaker at various events including GMIC, Mobile Growth Summit, etc.
She was featured as “Geek of the Week” by GeekWire and won several business plan competition awards.

Dave Peck

Global Head of Influencer Marketing and Social Media at Paypal

Dave is the author of the book “Think Before You Engage: 100 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Social Media Marketing Campaign” and he has helped build online communities and develop social media strategies for Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, The Grammys, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, and many others.


As PayPal’s Global Head of Influencer Marketing and Social Media, he is focused on defining the company’s voice in social media, promoting it via influencers and creating stronger connections to customers through online communities.


He has been featured as a speaker at many events, as well as on radio and TV, including in Current TV’s “Twitter Tweeters”, On-Air Social Media Resource for KCBS,KGO & Sirius Radio, profiled MSNBC, NBC, CNBC India, etc.


Inc Magazine listed him in “Top 25 company digital hires” and Forbes listed him as “Top people to follow on Twitter”. Other accolades include 100 Top Tech Twitter Accounts #21 and Top 100 Social Media Experts to Follow #17.


Dave’s work has also been nominated for Sabre, PRWeek and Shorty Awards.

Murray Newslands

Writer for Entrepreneur Media, Forbes, The Huffington Post

Murray has been named by the Huffington Post as one of “The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley”.

Entrepreneur Magazine included him in the “Top 50 Online Marketing Influencers”​.

Inc. Magazine recommended Murray as one of the “21 Thought Leaders Every Entrepreneur Should Follow in 2016”.

Murray is a regular writer for Entrepreneur Media, Forbes, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat, Sina.com (China’s biggest publications with 100 million users), Mashable, Business Insider, Adrants, Digital Journal, etc. His topics include entrepreneurship, startups, investing, interviews with VC and founders, etc.

He is also the Deputy Editor of Search Engine Journal “SEJ”  a digital marketing site with an audience of 700,000 monthly visitors (hardcore marketers who are hungry for the best tools, tips and strategies).

Murray is an influencer with over 1.3M followers across several social media platforms and he is the Founder of Influence People, a full service marketing and PR agency.

He is also an Adviser to Draper Nexus Ventures (Network of Things Fund) that invests in IOT companies, consumer, enterprise applications and infrastructure.

Murray is the Founder of Due.com, an online invoicing company that helps over 75,000 businesses and was also the Founder of TheMail, a news site covering performance, SEO, SEM, display, mobile, domains, content marketing and tech.

He used to be US Correspondent of YourStory Media, providing event coverage for events such as SXSW and CES.

He is a Lecturer at the Academy of Art University where he talkes about Marketing, PR, and Entrepreneurship.

Murray earned his Green Card by being recognized by the US Government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.”

Murray is also the author of several books:

“Online Marketing: A User’s Manual”

“How to Get PR for your Startup: Traction”

Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals: How to Use Content Marketing and SEO to Communicate with Impact, Generate Sales and Get Found by Search Engines”

John Rampton

Motivational Speaker and Blogger 

John Rampton was recently ranked #2 by Entrepreneur Magazine on their list of the Top 50 Online Influencers in the World.

He is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World.

John blogs about his success and epic failures on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, Mashable, Huffington Post and many more.

Time Magazine recognized John as a motivational speaker and he currently advises several startups on content, marketing, branding, leadership, motivation and conversion marketing.

He is the Founder and CEO of Due.com, an online invoicing platform with over over 75,000 clients.

He also founded, Blogging.org, a company acquired few years ago by MoneyReign and was CEO of Pixloo Real Estate Virtual Tours (over 80,000 customer signups in the first 2 months), a company also acquired.

John was VP Marketing at Adogy and Partner at Maple North a full service marketing agency whose clients include the Toronto Film Festival, Starbucks and Adobe.

He is the Managing Editor at Search Engine Journal, used to be CEO of Red Bulb Media and Marketing Manager at ReeNev where he managed an affiliate advertising budget of $7.8 Million a month.

John has also authored an e-book titled “Search Engine Journals Beginners Guideand co-wrote Performance Marketing for Professionals with Murray Newlands.


6:00pm – 6:45pm: food and networking, demo/sponsor tables

6:45pm – 7:00pm: intros, demo/sponsor tables mentions

7:00pm – 8:30pm: speaker program and Q&A

8:30pm – 9:00pm: meet the speaker, networking



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October 26, 2016
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