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Nobody has ever got to the top doing what everyone else is doing. To succeed, we need to get away from the mediocrity, dare to be different and achieve something amazing. We need to innovate, lead, break the mould... we need to be... Rule Breakers.

This conference is for anybody who wants to get away from being the average, stand out and build a successful business. 

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the line-up

Michael Stelzner

Michael is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society, and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers. He also hosts the Social Media Marketing podcast and the Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show.

Kim Garst

Kim is a marketing strategist, speaker and the co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a social “selling” consultancy agency that works with businesses of all sizes. Forbes has listed her as a Top 10 Social Media Woman Influencer and she has been featured by Fox News, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Social Media Examiner.

Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. is the #instagramexpert, founder of Insta-Results (the world's first comprehensive online Instagram course) and author of the #1 e-book Instagram Basics for your Business. She's a popular CreativeLive instructor, powerful speaker on prominent stages like SMMW15 and highly sought after business coach. She's passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and marketing professionals how to easily leverage the power of Instagram to get tangible business results. As a serial entrepreneur, Sue B. has started over eighteen businesses, including her own boutique SueB Do, Boxer Rebellion and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise. With her extensive knowledge in social media and 30+ years of business experience, it's Sue B.'s mission to teach, mentor and empower others to be highly successful entrepreneurs.

John Lee Dumas

John is the founder and host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has produced over 1000 episodes and EOFire generates $300,000 a month in revenue. With over 1 million unique monthly listens, EOFire has inspired Fire Nation to face their fears and take the Entrepreneurial leap!

Andrea Vahl

Andrea Vahl is a Social Media Consultant and Speaker and is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. She was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner, one of the most influential social media news sites, for over 2 years and was named 50 Favourite Online Influencers of 2014 on She also uses her Improv comedy skills to blog as a slightly cranky character, Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer.

Donna Moritz

Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of the Best Business Blog in Australia 2014. She helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media and content strategy to get more reach, referrals and results in their business. Donna is a contributor to Entrepreneur online, Social Media Examiner, Social Fresh and Amy Porterfield Inc. and has been featured in Forbes, NBC and Yahoo! Her infographics have been published on some of the world’s top websites and her creative approach to marketing earned her a listing in Australia’s Top 100 Cool Company Awards in 2013 by Anthill Online.

Geoff Ramm

Geoff Ramm is the creator and author of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘OMG Marketing’. He’s a multi-award winning speaker who has challenged and inspired audiences across five continents. With a genuine passion and an infectious love of his subject, he’s humorous with original content and will challenge you to greater results.

Amy Schmittauer

Amy is the host of Savvy Sexy Social, a YouTube show helping rising stars embrace their amazing personality and share it with the world. An internationally-acclaimed public speaker, Amy is known for her edutainment style originating from a YouTube portfolio accumulating more than 10 million views.

Andy Crestodina

Andy was named Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Follow in 2015 (Forbes Magazine) and is the author of Content Chemistry. He is also the Strategic Director and co-founder of Orbit Media Studios, an award-winning, 38-person web design firm in Chicago. Since 2001, Andy has provided web strategy advice to more than 1000 businesses.

Ian Cleary

Ian is the founder of RazorSocial, one of the world’s leading marketing technology sites focused on social media and content marketing. Ian speaks internationally on social media, writes for some of the leading social media blogs in the world and is often quoted in media such as the New York Times. As an award-winning tech blogger, Ian has also been published on Social Media Examiner,, VentureBeat and Huffington Post.

Viveka von Rosen

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert.” CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and has been a Forbes top 50 influencer for 4 years.

Nathalie Lussier

Nathalie Lussier is an award-winning entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and author who has been making web sites since she was 12 years old. She graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street, but she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college. Her bootstrapped startup AmbitionAlly, has been featured in Entrepreneur and is inspiring a culture of intuitive small business marketing software across the globe.

Nathalie has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.

Chris Marr

Chris Marr is a teacher and student of content marketing. He's the founder and driving force behind the Content Marketing Academy, the UK's largest membership organisation of its type.

Chris is the leading voice of the growing Content Marketing movement in the UK. His pioneering work has helped countless organisations grow through content marketing. His drive comes from a desire to help people break free from the world of interruption marketing

He's interviewed and facilitated events with many of content marketing’s most notable thought leaders. The knowledge he's learned from the likes of Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Marcus Sheridan and Mark Schaefer has been shared freely with the members of his growing community.

Chris has also connected with many content marketing practitioners who have achieved remarkable success through content marketing. By shining a light on these businesses and sharing the stories of their success, Chris perfectly blends the theory and practice of content marketing.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Katie Bulmer-Cooke is a multi award winning personal trainer and business woman, whose accolades include: UK Personal Trainer of the Year 2012, Sunderland Young Business Person of the Year 2012, UK Fitness Professional of the Year 2013, Top Sante Magazine’s 100 Hottest Health Gurus and also featured on BBC1’s The Apprentice in 2014.

Nevil Tynemouth

Nevil was involved in launching two of the UK’s most familiar brands in Dyson and BlackBerry. He has worked as part of FTSE100 companies management teams for over a decade and in sales for 25 years. Working at BT, Nevil designed, launched and lead a new sales coaching programme for over 400 colleagues from General Manager to front line salespeople and this programme is still in place and being used to great effect. He is a director at New Results Training and the author of “Sales Success on LinkedIn.”

Lesley Calland

Lesley Calland is a highly successful coach to award winning companies and people. After building her own business up from the ground to a million pound turnover, she now helps other people and businesses achieve their own goals.

Joanne Dolezal

Joanne teaches Digital Marketing for CIM and DMI (at NESMA) and has delivered training, talks and workshops on Content Marketing, Social Media and Email Marketing as well as Mobile Marketing and Branding. She is a Chartered Marketer, CIM and holds an MA in Marketing.

Tiana Wilson-Buys

Tiana Wilson-Buys of Talking Business is a business consultant, trainer and speaker. She regularly speaks on topics such as goal setting, time management, networking skills and client retention, and is the host of the Entrepreneur's Power Hour podcast.

Sarah Callender

Sarah Callender is Managing Director of BDaily - an online publisher breaking the rules in its industry, as well as Director of Compare Fitness World, and Co-Founder of Ground Six, a disruptive technology driven business.

Victoria Flemmimg

Victoria is an energetic and enthusiastic sales training and development consultant with over 15 years corporate experience in delivering success through people. 

Victoria holds a BA (Hons) and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Managers, a qualified trainer, Growth Accelerator coach and Mentor for the Aspire Foundation.

Roberto Blake

Roberto Blake is a Creative Entrepreneur helping individuals and businesses develop engaging brands and content. He has a background in both design and marketing, which have allowed him to help his clients with visual branding as well creating content and messaging that converts. More recently he has developed a popular YouTube channel and built a community around his content of over 90,000 subscribers.

Vincent Ng

Vincent is the president of MCNG Marketing and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis which offers a step by step guideline on how to best utilize Pinterest for small business owners. His podcast, Pictures to Profits, focuses on how to use Pinterest and visual social media in marketing to increase sales, drive more targeted traffic, and increase brand awareness and engagement.

Darrell Vesterfelt

Darrell Vesterfelt is the Director of Business Development and Growth at ConvertKit. For years more than 10 years, Darrell has worked to help bloggers and authors establish and grow their platforms. He has helped some of the largest and smallest blogs on the internet achieve their growth goals. Darrell lives in Nashville with his Goldendoodle Cooper.

Ian Anderson Gray

Ian is founder of Seriously Social; a blog focused on social media tools. He’s a speaker, trainer, teacher, web developer and consultant. He has a passion for turning the techno-babble of social media marketing into plain English. Ian is co-founder of Select Performers – a family run web agency.



Jo Davidson

Jo is a coach, author and motivational speaker who supports entrepreneurs, just like you, to become fearless, nail their message, get highly-visible, and build an expert personal brand, based around passion, skills and authentic personality. Her mission is to help you to create a thriving and engaged community of perfect prospects, book enquiry calls like hotcakes, convert clients without feeling salesy, and make more than enough money doing the work you love.

Jonathan Tilley

Jonathan Tilley is a personal brand strategist who helps creative people shine online and share their talent with the world at Jonathan sees it like this: You’re like a bottle of wine. You’re the only one who can’t see yourself from the outside. It’s his job to package your talent and personality into just the right bottle that makes your dream clients drool for a sip.

He’s been featured in Freelancers Union, New Media Europe,The Husqvarna Group, Leuphana University, and Maastricht Entrepreneurship Week. Jonathan’s viral TEDx Talk “What Creativity Is Trying to Tell You” continues to inspire hundreds of thousands of actors, singers, dancers, photographers, and artists to create their masterpieces.

Steve Dotto

Steve spent 15 years as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. Labeled “Canada’s most respected geek”, Steve has entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology. YouTube is Steve’s new network of choice, where he serves 2 communities, a traditional “How To and Productivity” stream, which follows his TV tradition, and a new focus on learning the keys to growing and ultimately monetizing a YouTube channel.

Grant Leboff

Grant Leboff is one of the U.K's leading Sales and Marketing experts. His new book, Digital Selling, will be published in September of this year. It provides organisations with the insights necessary to be able to use social media and the web to generate leads and sell more. His previous book, ‘Stickier Marketing’ (2014) went straight to #1 in the Amazon Sales & Marketing Chart, and was in the top 10 overall Business Chart, on publication. This follows the success of Leboff’s two other titles ‘Sales Therapy’ (2007) and ‘Sticky Marketing’ (2011) both of which were in Amazon’s top 10 Business Books, and #1 in the Sales & Marketing bestsellers chart.

Jed Record

An entrepreneur, speaker and consultant, Jed Record is ranked in the top 0.1% of people speaking about social media & business by Klout and identified as a top influencer by Kred, TapInfluence, Webfluential and Klear. Jed is also a social marketing researcher, teacher and business owner which makes him uniquely qualified to talk about the opportunities Snapchat provides businesses today. Jed works with Fortune 500 clients like Ebay, Thomson Reuters, Quintiles and others as well as small businesses through his social marketing agency, Likeforce. Jed regularly speaks at industry conferences, corporate events and universities and classrooms around the country.

Gala Gil Amat

Gala Gil Amat is a marketing advisor helping businesses communicate marketing messages across different cultures and technology platforms. Thanks to her background in language communication and her innovative approach towards social selling, she helps brands connect with their audience through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. As a marketing mentor and speaker, she also empowers entrepreneurs to utilize the power of digital marketing and was selected as one of the top 100 Social Media Experts to follow on Twitter.

Andrew and Pete - Your Hosts!

Andrew and Pete run an award winning Stand Out Marketing company, believe it or not called... "Andrew and Pete" and founded online marketing membership site ‘atomic’. They love showing small businesses how they can blow up with creative and remarkable stand out marketing.

They were named 'Digital and Social Media Company of the Year at Newcastle Business Awards, and are your organisers and hosts of this event.



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