Speakers

Kari Dilloo is a PR and integrated marcom pro with more than 15 years of experience promoting consumer brands. Currently, Kari helps drive consumer PR for Bing and MSN at Microsoft, including leading the team's social influencer and blogger programs. Prior to Bing and MSN, Kari also worked at Xbox (consumer and corporate PR), Expedia (consumer PR), Edelman (MSN, Cranium), Imagio/J.Walter Thompson (Atom.com) and Publicis (Washington State Potatoes, Nestle).

Some of her favorite (although not always glamorous) career memories include getting dressing up in a potato suit and appearing on Evening Magazine, going on Dr. Phil to give away a vacation package to a couple that lost their ‘spark’, eating cheese with Christie Brinkley at her house in the Hamptons, helping convince Toru Iwatani (creator of Pac-Man) to make a new version of Pac-Man before he retired, and working with a variety of "celebrities" that felt compelled to wear sunglasses indoors long after their careers peaked.

Kari is a Montana native who grew up in a small town self-proclaimed as the Malted Barley Capital of the World. Kari and her husband Ken have 3.5 year old twins, Luci and Mason, that keep them very happy and very busy.

Susan Getgood has been involved in online marketing since the early 90s, and watched the web evolve from the first browsers to the interactive communities we participate in today.

In Fall 2010, Susan joined BlogHer Inc. where she currently serves as Vice President of Influencer Marketing. In this role, she connects social media influencers with the brands they love through mutually beneficial business and advertising opportunities.

As an independent consultant from 2004 to 2010, she helped organizations integrate social media into their marketing strategies to meet their customers online, build their brands and drive revenue. Clients included HP, Kaplan University, Kraft, Goodwill Industries and CamelBak as well as PR agencies, start-ups and small businesses nationwide.

Prior to that, Susan held a variety of corporate marketing and management roles including Senior Vice President of Marketing at Internet software company SurfControl, General Manager of Cyber Patrol and Director of Corporate Communications at The Learning Company.

Her professional marketing blog, where she writes about social media and marketing strategy, is Marketing Roadmaps. She also writes a personal blog, Snapshot Chronicles. Her first book, Professional Blogging For Dummies (Wiley), was published in July 2010.

Susan speaks regularly at social media conferences like BlogHer, Mom 2.0 and New Comm Forum. She is a co-founder of ethics initiative Blog With Integrity and appeared on the Today Show in April 2010 to talk about respect and responsibility in the blogosphere.

Carley Knobloch is a personal tech expert and Today Show contributor. Carley scours the web to find gadgets and apps that make managing life a little easier. Her Webby-nominated show Digitwirl offers up bite-sized tech tips and gadgets that save time and money.  Carley also decodes social media on eHow's Tech channel and The Ricki Lake Show. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids, springer spaniel, and myriad tablets.

Teneshia Jackson Warner’s life story has been one of perseverance, diligence, risk-taking and inspiration. Her motto “It’s not enough to follow your dreams, we must chase them”, is a theme that is weaved throughout Teneshia’s career in multicultural marketing and inspirational life coaching.

Teneshia began her career as a mentee of the globally successful innovator, entrepreneur and hip-hop Mogul, Russell Simmons. For five years under Russell’s leadership, Teneshia gained valuable experience as the General Manager of Rush Communications. Inspired and encouraged by Russell, Teneshia embarked upon her own entrepreneurial path, and founded her own marketing firm, Egami Group (Egami).

Egami is an award-winning multicultural marketing firm and as CEO/COO, Teneshia connects brands to urban and multicultural consumers. Egami enables brands to “INSPIRE”, “CONNECT” and “ACTIVATE” consumers through innovative, invigorated and engaging best in class marketing campaigns, strategic partnerships, custom community programs, public relations and/or new product launches. Since 2007, she has led the firm from a dream concept to a thriving multi-million dollar business.

Egami formed a strategic partnership with the world’s third largest communications firm MSL Group, a Publicis Groupe global engagement firm As their exclusive diversity marketing partner they delivered award-winning client work for leading brands such as P&G’s Bounty and My Black is Beautiful, Verizon Wireless, Hennessy, Heineken, Dasani, General Motors, Western Union and KFC.

Teneshia has won several business awards including the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star 40 and Under in 2012 and in 2010 and The Network Journal Forty Under 40 Award for US African-American achievers. DiversityBusiness.com has ranked Egami among the Top 500 Diversity Businesses for 2012. In 2009 as testament to their collaborative prowess, Egami and MSL Group received an ADCOLOR Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) award.

In fall 2012, Teneshia made her debut as an author released Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences. Published by Paramount Marketing, with the foreword provided by Russell Simmons, her book received rave reviews from leading marketing influencers, celebrities and industry press as the first book to be written on multicultural Purpose-Driven Marketing.
On November 13th 2012, Teneshia launched the Inaugural Purpose Awards which salutes and honors brands, companies and individuals who are purpose driven in their respective fields.

Teneshia was born in Marianna, Florida and raised in Dothan, Alabama. She is a graduate of HBCU, Alabama A&M University, where she received a BS in Computer Science and minor in Communications.