Julien Smith and Chris Brogan
Julien Smith is an author, consultant, and speaker who has been involved in online communities for over 15 years – from early BBSes and flashmobs to the social web as we know it today.
He was one of the first people on the web to use podcasting in 2004, as well as being one of the first web personalities to get broadcast by traditional radio. He has since worked with and been interviewed by numerous media organizations such as CNN, CBC, CTV – and a bunch of others that don’t start with the letter C.
Julien is co-author of “Trust Agents,” which was written with Chris Brogan. It hit:
– the “New York Times” bestseller list (#13)
– the “Wall Street Journal” bestseller list (#8)
– the Amazon top 100 list (#30)
– the Amazon Best Books of 2009 list (Business and Investment category)
Julien has been a voice actor for much of his life. He has done a number of commercials, radio dramas, and voice-overs both for broadcast radio and the web, such as for Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop. Julien’s site was named one of Canada’s best arts and entertainment blogs by the CBC.
Chris Brogan consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and more, on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. He is a “New York Times” bestselling co-author of “Trust Agents,” and a featured monthly columnist at “Entrepreneur” Magazine. Chris’s blog, chrisbrogan.com, is in the Top 5 of the Advertising Age Power150. He has over 11 years experience in online community, social media, and related technologies.
Chris is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency serving primarily Fortune 100 and 500 clients, and president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs.
Chris is also the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.
He has 16 years of enterprise telecommunications and wireless experience prior to all this.