We’ve got some more great speakers to announce today and we hope you’ll want to join us in Athens to see them on the TBEX stage. There’s still time to register and take advantage of all the educational and networking opportunity and, of course, all the fun. See you there!
Andrew Dobson is a full time travel writer who has visited over 60 countries. He regularly finds himself on the road visiting two to three destinations a month. Based in Toronto, he manages his blog dobbernationLOVES full time while also regularly contributing to Metro Newspaper Canada, XTRA Newspaper, The Vancouver Sun and Eat In Eat Out Magazine. Andrew is known as an expert in branded storytelling working as an ambassador for brands such as Canada Beef, Canon, Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness Travel, Stoli Vodka, Pilsner Urquell and Ford. His blog was acquired by Metro Newspaper in February 2014.
Andrew will speaking on How to Monetize your Culinary Content.
Carol Cain is a former PR Pro turned award-winning travel and food blogger. She enjoys sharing her adventures, with or without her beautiful family in tow, in the hopes of inspiring and motivating others to travel. Originally from Brooklyn, Carol has studied and lived abroad, experiences that have nourished her wanderlust. Her travel stories have appeared in publications for Expedia Viewfinder, Forbes Travel Guide, American Airlines, G Adventures, as well as New York Family and Better Homes and Gardens magazines. She has appeared on broadcast outlets for both Spanish and English media, including Telemundo, CBS, NBC, and ABC.
Carol will be speaking on Building and Maintaing Online Credibility
Ciaran Blumenfeld is a full time marketer and co-founder of Hashtracking.com, a popular hashtag analytics service widely used in the travel industry. She is also the creator of Momfluential.net, a popular family lifestyle blog offering travel advice. Ciaran enjoys a large and engaged social following across multiple networks. She is fairly obsessed with hashtags. Ciaran’s talents like in digital storytelling and helping brands, bloggers and individuals make powerful, authentic connections. When she’s not working on new technology and innovative client marketing campaigns, her passions are family travel and photograpy.
Ciaran will be speaking on Harnessing Hashtags for Bloggers and Content Providers.
Jen Leo writes the nationally syndicated Web Buzz column for the Los Angeles Times, and has her own site, JenLeoDeals.com for curated travel deals to Las Vegas, SoCal, Hawaii and her personal favorite travel theme — family travel. She co-hosts the popular podcast “This Week in Travel,” available on iTunes. Jen co-founded BestKidsApps.com, a website that reviews children’s iPhone/iPad apps and edited the award-winning five-book “Sand in My Bra” travel humor series with Travelers’ Tales. Find Jen on Twitter (@jenleo) where she co-hosts family travel focused Twitter parties.
Jen will be speaking on How to Get the Most out of TBEX (or any event).
Jason Falls is a leading digital strategist, author, speaker and thinker in the digital and social media marketing industry. His strategies and ideas have touched iconic brands like General Motors, AT&T, Maker’s Mark, Humana and Cafepress among others. Jason leads digital strategy for Elasticity, an innovative agency that blends public relations, social media, mobile and SEO to help brands adjust and excel in an ever-changing marketing landscape. He is the co-author of two books and founder of SocialMediaExplorer.com, one of the industry’s most widely read blogs.
Jason will be speaking on The Convergence Imperative: How Social, Content and PR Combine For Marketing Success On and Offline.
Paul Lasley, along with Elizabeth Harryman, create half hour radio shows and podcasts on travel topics every day which are distributed globally on satellite by American Forces Radio Network. They air daily in 180 countries to an audience in excess of 2 million with a goal to help listeners travel better, smarter, cheaper and have fun. They also produce and voice a one-minute travel feature for AFRN. Airing several times a day it includes news and information on travel and travel related subjects. Podcasts are available at www.ontravel.com.
Paul will be speaking on The Making of a Podcast (we’ll do it live).
Sara Robles Romero
Sara Robles Romero is a hands-on solutions provider, using Social Media to deliver happiness, and managing blogger relationships for Tourism and Technology companies.
Sara will be co-presenting on Brand Partnerships: Before You Think Big, Think Medium.
Tammilee Tillison is a professional US blogger that resides in the state of Washington. Using her Masters of Business Administration degree, Tammilee has moved from the corporate world to the blogging world with smooth and accurate precision. In a few short years her blog has grown and thrived in the competitive blogging world. Tammilee Tips receives over 500K page views a month and has readers in over 170 countries. Her social media outreach encompasses over 250K fans. Tammilee has a passion for food, travel and helping others. She shares all of her knowledge and personal stories daily at www.tammiletips.com
Tammilee will be speaking on Building a Blogging Business: Getting it Done Every Single Day.
Tom is a no nonsense, straight-talking 20-year veteran of the advertising and marketing business who favors stiff drinks, good debates and helping destinations grow their visitation. As an internationally recognized digital marketing keynote speaker, blogger, founder of Converse Digital, and Author of The Invisible Sale, Tom marries his two passions, marketing & technology, to teach travel marketers how to leverage digital marketing channels to achieve and sustain sales growth, enhance brand perception and painlessly prospect for new visitors. His first book, The Invisible Sale, is available for sale at TheInvisibleSale.com. Follow him on Twitter @TomMartin or contact him at http://ConverseDigital.com.
Tom will be speaking on Propinquity: Leveraging the Secret Science of Relationship Formation to Grow Your Sales.