Social Media Business Hour with Nile Nickel

Joe Pulizzi is founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.

Joe’s third book, Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less was named one of “Five Must Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune Magazine. You can find Joe on Twitter @JoePulizzi. If you ever see Joe in person, he’ll be wearing orange.

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Josh Elledge, Chief Executive Angel of

He has been on TV and radio more than 1000 times in more than 100 different cities and owned a newspaper.

 Josh currently writes a syndicated column read by over 1.5 million readers each week. Has created more than $8 million in free advertising for his company.


Has taught very large audiences how to do the same thing

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Jason Hartman has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions and has owned income properties in 11 states and 17 cities. His company, Platinum Properties Investor Network, Inc. helps people achieve The American Dream of financial freedom by purchasing income property in prudent markets nationwide. Jason’s Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™ is a comprehensive system providing real estate investors with education, research, resources and technology to deal with all areas of their income property investment needs.

The United States offers nearly 400 distinct and diverse markets while most media pundits characterize the “housing market” as if it were a single entity. We realize they do this to cram a cogent comment into a simple sound bite. Real estate cannot be described that simply. It’s just not accurate. There is NO such thing as a United States real estate market. However, there IS an Atlanta, Georgia or a Dallas, Texas real estate market. To that end, we at Platinum Properties Investor Network scour the entire country with an “Area Agnostic™” approach and select the most suitable and sensible markets to recommend to our investors so they don’t waste countless hours doing it themselves. Through our podcasts, educational events, referrals, mentoring and software to track your investments, investors can easily locate, finance and purchase properties in these exceptional markets with confidence and peace of mind.

Through our podcasts, educational events, referrals, mentoring and software to track your investments, investors can easily locate, finance and purchase properties in these exceptional markets with confidence and peace of mind. Visit and one of our investment counselors will provide your free portfolio makeover. We are here to help!

Jason Hartman is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Properties Investor Network, The Hartman Media Company and The Jason Hartman Foundation. Starting with very little, Jason, while still in college at the age of 19, embarked on a career in real estate while brokering properties for clients, he was investing in he own portfolio along the way. Through creativity, persistence and hard work, he soon joined the ranks of the top one-percent of Realtors in the U.S. and in quick succession; earned a number of prestigious industry awards and became a young multi-millionaire.

Jason purchased an Irvine, California real estate brokerage firm which he expanded dramatically and was later acquired by Coldwell Banker. He combined his dedication and business talents to become a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and media personality. Over the years he developed his Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™ where his innovative firm educates and assists investors in acquiring prudent investments nationwide for their portfolio. Jason’s highly sought after educational events, speaking engagements, and his ultra-hot “Creating Wealth Podcast” inspire and empower hundreds of thousands of people in 26 countries worldwide.

While running his successful real estate and media businesses, Jason also believes that giving back to the community plays an important role in building strong personal relationships. He established The Jason Hartman Foundation in 2005 to provide financial literacy education to young adults providing the all important real world skills not taught in school which are the key to the financial stability and success of future generations. We’re in a global monetary crisis caused by decades of misguided policies and the cycle of financial dependence has to be broken, literacy and self-reliance are a good start. 

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Katie Wagner spent 15 years as a television and radio journalist, working for news outlets all over the world, including ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN & National Public Radio.

Today, Katie owns a Social Media agency made up of journalists like herself. The agency, Katie Wagner Social Media, specializes in both content creation and social media management. They work with clients like Anthem Blue Cross, The County of San Bernardino, Paul’s TV, Senegence International, FocalPoint Business Coaching, The California Landscape Contractors Association and Author Michael E. Gerber.

Katie also works as a consultant, helping business owners integrate social media into their traditional media marketing plans. She is a popular speaker, and regularly gives keynote presentations and leads workshops for small business audiences.


Katie sits on the Advisory Board for Web Wise Kids, a non-profit focused on keeping kids safe on the internet and social media. She was awarded the organization’s Champion for Children Award in 2012. Katie also serves as a Mentor in Chapman University’s MBA Program and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship.

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The Stacey Harris is a powerhouse online entrepreneur helping her clients reach rock star status with communities full of raving fans who follow them anywhere. She has a passion for building and being active in communities and teaching folks to use networking to build relationships that grow businesses.


Her passion for rock stars goes back to her roots, she graduated with a degree in audio engineering ready to take the music scene by storm. She quickly started working with an up and coming record label finding bands to sign and feature on their web radio station. Now returning to her web radio roots Stacey is the host of her own show Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris.


You can find out more and connect with The Stacey Harris and over on Twitter at @TheStaceyHarris.

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Social Media Brand Strategist, Business Consultant , and Speaker, Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimar e Group, LLC. Having “been there and done that” i n the arena of losing (and then re-finding) a focu sed approach to business and life, Karen now offer s coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs. Her u nique specialty blends her “get it done” attitude with a passion for soulful living in her personal services and online workshops.

Social Med ia and LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen guides entrepren eurs to creating wealth by combining smart busines s practices with simple proven systems that develo p and maintain strong customer relationships. She offers results oriented and expert Conversational Marketing strategies that position her clients to bring in instant results. Karen’s background inclu des over twenty years in the fields of information technology, marketing, and customer relationships , making social media her ideal niche.

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Kathleen Gage is the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist, and owner of Power Up For Profits.


She helps entrepreneurs make money online. Her clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice

As an early adopter of online marketing, Kathleen is considered to be one of the nation’s most passionate speakers.


She is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people leave their sob stories behind so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future. (This isn’t by accident)


She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty, and living with passion and hope. 

Although Kathleen is recognized as a top leader in her field, this wasn’t always the case.         - - -  Now’s please listen,  Business life isn’t always easy - - -  But let’s talk about stacking the deck against yourself - - - Kathleen has that story as well


You see, Kathleen made choices in her teens and early twenties that took her from a comfortable middle-class upbringing to a life of homelessness and being unemployable. 

But that condition didn’t stop her or define her.

Kathleen Gage rose above seemingly insurmountable odds to become an award winning business owner, bestselling author, Internet sales and marketing trainer, and award winning keynote speaker. 

With more than thirty years of experience in sales, marketing, management, public relations, and promotions, Kathleen has consulted with and trained organizations such as the U.S. Marine Corps, Novus Corporation, and AT&T. She has acted in leadership and advisory capacities for many organizations, including being past president of the National Speakers Association Utah Chapter, past vice-chair and marketing chair for the Central Region Council for the Department of Workforce Services of Utah, and a member of the legislative council for the American Cancer Society of Utah.

Kathleen has written dozens of information products and books, has hundreds of interviews to her credit, and is a highly skilled, inspirational keynote speaker.


Her mission is to help people understand that their business is merely a means to get their message out to the world.



She teaches that it’s not just about what you do, but the reasons behind why you do it.

Kathleen’s most recently published book is, Power Up for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing.

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Jason M. Silverman, Martial Arts Master Instructor, Information Marketer, Marketing Expert & Coach, Sought-After Speaker, CEO of Powerful Words Character Development and Co-Founder of Dance Sites Done Right / All Star Cheer Sites, is known for his no-b.s. yet supportive approach to helping entrepreneurs and their businesses to thrive.

His “Out of the Box, Powerful” Marketing and Business Systemization Strategies have proven successful for the growth of not only the Powerful Words Character Development System (now being implemented in over 500 schools in 10 different countries), but also in the successes his clients experience in their businesses.

Jason has been a featured expert at The Martial Arts SuperShow, The Dance Teacher Summit, ASGA Conference, USA Gymnastics National Congress, USA Gymnastics Regional Congress and the US Swim School Association’s International Convention.

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When Debra was a kid, her Dad programmed the first mainframe computer for The Salvation Army’s Western Territorial Division. In 1985 he gave Debra her first computer, a TRS-80 from Radio Shack with an 8-pin, dot matrix printer. In 1989 Debra was on Prodigy chatting with a friend who moved to Kentucky, on dial-up. She was desktop publishing by 1991 with the first version of Microsoft’s Publisher.

In 1990 she created The Business Resource, a local small business publication with a community of business owners who wrote articles for the paper. The members networked twice a month at business luncheons. Because of her desktop publishing skills, McGraw-Hill persuaded her to help them build their first New Media Division.
Debra worked for McGraw-Hill from 1994 to 2003. It was an exciting time on the Internet. McGraw-Hill was pioneering online learning tools. Eventually Debra was programming the websites that supported McGraw-Hill’s textbook division.

When they closed their Carlsbad office in 2003, Debra started a business helping other business owners use the Internet to market their businesses. In 2006, Debra started podcasting, North San Diego Business @Large (, where she interviews business owners in North San Diego County. Today she consults with business owners who want to work with WordPress, social media and podcasting.

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Ted Prodromou (pro-dro-mo) is the award-winning author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press 2012). Ted is also frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and

Ted is an online advertising consultant generating leads for his clients using Google Adwords, Facebook ads, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms. He also teaches online and in-person classes on LinkedIn, Twitter, and online advertising.

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