Deltina Hay

Deltina Hay is the prin­ci­pal owner of the inde­pen­dent press, Dal­ton Pub­lish­ing, and the social media con­sult­ing and Web 2.0 devel­op­ment firm Social Media Power. She is also the founder of the social media Web­site ser­vice PlumbSocial.com.

Ms. Hay is noted for her dynamic pre­sen­ta­tions that focus on hands-on, do-it-yourself tools to truly make the Web a place where all voices can be heard and access should not be lim­ited to those with large cap­i­tal. She has pre­sented on social media and Web 2.0 at such events as IBPA’s Pub­lish­ing Uni­ver­sity, the Publisher’s Asso­ci­a­tion of the South’s Win­ter Con­clave, the Writ­ers’ League of Texas’ Edi­tors and Agents Con­fer­ence, the Pacific North­west Bookseller’s Asso­ci­a­tion, AuthorSmart.com, AuthorsAccess.com, and will present on three pan­els for IBPA’s Pub­lish­ing Uni­ver­sity pre­ced­ing Book Expo Amer­ica in May 2009.

She is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor of arti­cles on social media and Web 2.0 to IBPA’s Inde­pen­dent, The SPAN Con­nec­tion, SiteProNews, and many online news sites. Her sec­ond book, A Sur­vival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Opti­miza­tion: Strate­gies, Tac­tics, and Tools for Suc­ceed­ing in the Social Web, will be avail­able in March 2009, avail­able now for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Ms. Hay has the advan­tage over many social media con­sul­tants in that she is both a devel­oper and a user of social media. As a pub­lisher and small busi­ness owner, she knows first­hand how to apply the tools of social media to the indus­try, and as a devel­oper, knows how to build them. While she has taught at the uni­ver­sity level, her deep work­ing knowl­edge of social media ideas as well as how to apply them in the real world make her pre­sen­ta­tions and writ­ings some of the most excit­ing and acces­si­ble in the indus­try today.