September 25, 2015

Bio

Agresta 2015 Brick backgroundStephanie Agresta is award-winning, digital-first marketing executive with a hands-on understanding of the changing media landscape and the global start-up ecosystem. PRWeek named her #6 among digital creators, innovators and strategists in public relations and Business Insider cited her as one of the top 25 advertising executives on Twitter. In 2010, she was named to PRWeek’s “40 under 40”roster. Her first book, Perspectives on Social Media Marketing, co-authored with B. Bonin Bough of Mondelez, was released in October 2010.

For the last 8 years, Stephanie has redefined the Public Relations discipline through the integration of digital talent and technologies into earned media organizations. Stephanie served on the jury for the first IN2 Sabre Awards in 2014 and has been a part of the Shorty Awards Academy since its inception in 2008. Stephanie is a popular speaker at leading industry events including: SXSW, Mashable, DigiDay, and BlogHer.

Stephanie has delivered on thought leadership and client excellence in digital for over 15 years. Over the course of her career, she has been recognized as a hands-on counselor instrumental in developing digital and social media initiatives for major brands such as P&G, PayPal, Samsung, PepsiCo and Microsoft.

A long-time supporter of the SXSW Interactive festival, Stephanie launched the “Bloggers Lounge” in 2008, a networking hub for digital media influencers at the conference. She continues to manage the lounge with her TechSet co-host Brian Solis.

Stephanie has served in senior executive roles at world-class agencies including MSLGROUP, Weber Shandwick and Porter Novelli. She began her career with iVillage.com, one of the first sites to build an online community. At a pivotal time in the industry’s evolution, Stephanie also served in business development roles at Barnes & Noble.com, Spafinder.com and Register.com.

Stephanie recently launched a new growth accelerator for start-ups. You can learn more at StephanieAgresta.com.

Specialties: Digital and Social Media, Public Relations, Integrated Marketing, Events, Thought Leadership, Emerging Technology

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