Deb Rox is the Entertainment Editor for BlogHer.com and co-host of BlogHer's annual Queerosphere party. In addition to writing, she consults and trains on diverse communications and management topics including community development and social media and works on a diversity of blog-related projects including the Listen to Your Mother Show. She blogs at Deb on the Rocks and Tweets way too much at @debontherocks
Lynne d Johnson is the SVP, Social Media for the Advertising Research Foundation, where she is responsible for content, brand and social media development and strategy, as well as developing consumer insights, market research, and true metrics for the industry at large via the ARF Social Media Council. As a consultant, Lynne works with Web and media properties on content, brand, and social media development and strategy. She’s also a sought after speaker, and has presented keynotes and moderated panels around the world about the future of media, web 2.0, women in tech, African-Americans in tech, hip-hop and tech, and the intersection of music and technology.
A widely published author and blogger, Lynne wrote the foreward for Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build their Brand, by Shel Holtz and John C. Havens (Wiley, 2008), was the technical editor for Google Voice For Dummies, by Bud E. Smith and Chris Dannen (For Dummies, 2009), and was a technical editorial contributor to the second edition of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success by Lon Safko and David K. Brake (Wiley, TBD). Since 2001 Lynne has published Lynne d Johnson || Diary (Music, Media, My Life), the winner of the 2006 Black Weblog Awards Black Blogger Achievement Award. She also currently blogs social media insights for Jack Myers MediaBizBloggers.
Prior to the ARF, Lynne was Senior Editor & Community Director for Fastcompany.com where she oversaw both content and community functionality, wrote the Digital Media Diva blog covering technology, media & marketing, social media, and gadgets, and also built the foundation for the magazine’s expert bloggers’ network. Prior to Fast Company, Lynne served as General Manager, New Media for VIBE and SPIN magazines, where she and her team launched the first ever magazines for mobile devices.
Lynne is an advisor for BlackWeb20.com , Interactive One, and Girls In Tech NYC . She is also a co-founder of the The New York Android Software Developers Meetup. Lynne holds a BA in Journalism, an advanced certificate in multicultural studies, and an MBA in Media Management.
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is celebrating her 12th year of blogging! Her art and crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Michaels. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books, including Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing and the novels, Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing. She has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. Kathy lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and four Chihuahuas. Her mission is to spread positivity through creativity.
Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. She is one of the chef stars on this season's Recipe Rehab show on ABC.
You can also watch her cook monthly on Daytime Show, syndicated in 140 markets. Jaden has been a food columnist for Discovery Health, TLC and for The Tampa Tribune. Jaden is a cookbook author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and the Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites.