Connie Bensen

Connie Bensen is a leading Social Media & Community Strategist who has provided resources and mentorship since 2007. Her career in social media began when she and her sister created a community for digital scrapbookers at In addition to helping digital scrapbookers get their supplies organized, Connie provided online marketing tips.

Connie's definition for the Community Manager role is linked from Wikipedia and has been referenced by many organizations. She can be found presenting at leading social media conferences around the world. She has authored a series of ten white papers on the ROI of Social Media. recognized her blog, Community Strategist, as one of the top 20 best marketing and social media blogs by women. 451 Marketing has noted her as one of the top social media strategists to watch in 2011 and she was a 2009 Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research. When she isn't in front of the keyboard she enjoys gardening, cooking and travel.