Gary Vaynerchuk

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Social Media & Word of Mouth Marketing

New York Times Bestselling Author, Crush It!

  • Why storytelling is the most important business concept in the current marketplace
  • Why Twitter and Facebook are just tools and not a social media strategy
  • How to take advantage of the half-billion dollars in advertising that are moving to the internet
  • Why transparency and being true to yourself are now winning marketing formulas
  • How to build and maintain an online community around your passion and brand strategies for turning eyeballs into money
  • Why the legacy element of the internet era is so underrated
  • How to beat unemployment and create wealth-building opportunities by building and maintaining a personal brand


Online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk (VAY NER CHUK) is a 33-year-old entrepreneur whose dual identity as both business guru and wine guy has made him known as the “Social Media Sommelier.” A self-trained wine expert, he revolutionized the wine industry with his video blog, Wine Library TV (affectionately known as The Thunder Show), and grew his family wine business from $4 million to $60 million in five years. What raised Vaynerchuk’s notoriety even more than his business acumen was his foresight combined with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. While his youthful following broke down barriers in the wine industry, the business world (and Web 2.0) admired him for creating a new generation of branding, focusing on the Internet and leveraging social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. As his viewership swelled to over 80,000 a day, and his family’s wine business grew to over $60 million a year, he made television appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Ellen DeGeneres, NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, was featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and has become a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, and a keynote speaker around the world.

In CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passions how they can boost sales using the internet. He shows audiences how to find their passion, then step by step how to turn it into a flourishing, monetized business. Vaynerchuk’s speeches on personal branding, social media, and marketing at conferences such as FOWA, Strategic Profits, and South By Southwest have occasioned praise from established web denizens and earned him the admiration of countless bloggers and aspiring entrepreneurs. As the youngest winner of Marketwatch’s Business Award at 27, as well as being named to “Silicon Alley 100” - Silicon Alley Insider - 2008 and “101 Most Influential People in New Jersey” - New Jersey Monthly - 2009, Vaynerchuk is an icon in his industry.

A sought after speaker, Vaynerchuk has given keynote speeches to a diverse group of organizations such as the Digital Marketing Mixer, Boston Wine Expo, Inman Real Estate Connect, Ramquest Users Group Conference, DeGustibus Cooking School, and the Disney Food and Wine Festival. He lives in New York City.

What people say about Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary is a force of nature. His authentic, raw passion and caring touches everyone. His insights into social media & his message of opportunity could not be more timely.

- Tony Robbins



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