Mark Schaefer with Charlie Rose on the set of CBS This Morning. See the video link below

Mark Schaefer is a big name in social media and marketing. He is a Forbes magazine top 50 influencer in the world, a Adage magazine Power 150 marketing blogger, he was TweetSmarter’s top tweeter of the year in 2011 and had the UK’s B2B magazines social media book of the year for the Tao of Twitter.

From Marks own website:

Mark Schaefer has 30 years of global sales and marketing experience and two advanced degrees, in business and applied behavioral sciences.  A career highlight was studying under Peter Drucker at Claremont Graduate University.

Mark is a globally-recognized business writer, university lecturer, and innovator, receiving seven international patents for new product ideas with Fortune 100 companies. He is a marketing faculty member at Rutgers University and has been a keynote speaker at major conferences around the nation.  Mark is the author of the best-selling books The Tao of Twitter and Return on Influence and has appeared in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, MSNBC, Business Week, Entrepreneur magazine, and many other publications.

Yesterday Mark appeared on CBS television networked across the whole of the US, to talk about his new book ‘Return on Influence, The revolutionary power of Klout, social scoring and influence marketing’. Like a real life example from the book, Mark’s Twitter feed went crazy and his book climbed to No1 marketing book on Amazon that day.

And he’s coming to Wales to speak at our social media conference in September. For more details on this see here.

Hard to believe? Maybe? But its true. You’ll be able to buy tickets soon, and more details will be announced over the next few weeks, including confirmation of another exciting speaker!