IMSB Who's Who

Brian Solis, CeMC®

Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning New Media marketing and branding agency in Silicon Valley. Solis is globally recognized for his views and insights on the convergence of PR, Traditional Media and Social Media. Considered one of the original thought leaders who paved the way for Social Media and PR 2.0, Solis is co-founder of the Social Media Club and is an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup. is among the top 1.5% of all blogs tracked by Technorati and is ranked as one of the leading voices in the Ad Age Power 150 index of worldwide marketing bloggers. Solis is also the publisher of, a popular lifestyle and technology blog,  and is also a contributor to TechCrunch, BrandWeek, and Mashable.


Paul Gillin, CeMC®

Paul Gillin is a veteran technology journalist and a thought leader in new media. Since 2005, he has advised marketers and business executives on strategies to optimize their use of social media and online channels to reach buyers cost-effectively. He is a popular speaker who is known for his ability to simplify complex concepts using plain talk, anecdotes and humor.

His award-winning 2007 book, The New Influencers, chronicles the changes in markets being driven by the new breed of bloggers and podcasters. It earned more than 100 favorable reviews from outlets that include The Wall Street Journal, the San Jose Mercury News and the BBC. His second book, Secrets of Social Media Marketing, has also earned wide critical acclaim.


 David Meerman Scott, CeMC®

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and the author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR, an award-winning BusinessWeek bestseller published in 24 languages. He is also the author of the hit book World Wide Rave and three other books. His Web Ink Now blog is ranked by AdAge Power 150 as a top worldwide marketing blog.

He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies.

David has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, Boston, and Hong Kong and has presented at industry conferences and events in over twenty countries on four continents.


Lon Safko, CeMC®

Among his many accomplishments, Lon Safko founded ten successful companies, has eighteen inventions and more than 30,000 personal papers in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He created numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged and developed the first CAD software for civil engineers.

Lon is an author of remarkable breadth, writing six innovative books. His books have shown corporations how to train managers to think creatively, detailed the secrets of launching a successful online business and related amazing stories about the serendipity of life. His latest book, The Social Media Bible, unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This book is transforming organizations' marketing strategies and communications in profound ways.