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This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

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Sunday, March 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
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The impact of social media cannot be understated. Without a strong online presence, a brand will always be a step behind the competition. With each day that passes, thousands of people are signing up for popular digital platforms and hoping to establish their own brands and ride the social media wave to professional success. Little do they know how much work is required to make it in this increasingly competitive landscape.

This panel will explore the truth behind social media. It’ll cover what it takes to make it from the perspective of the names behind the names.


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Rich Jones

@Rich Jones is the Executive Editor for Single Black Male, an award-winning niche website offering the urban male perspective on topics men find interesting and questions women want answered. He's been active on social media for five years, and has developed expertise in leveraging it to grow his site and personal brand. Due partially to its social media presence, Single Black Male has been recognized in Ebony Magazine's Power 100 List of... Read More →

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Tynicka Battle

CEO / Co-Founder, Think Tank Digital
@Tynicka Battle (38), is the CEO and co-founder of ThinkTank Digital, a digital media agency in NYC. ThinkTank has lead the development and execution of digital media strategy for the 2010 US Census, Pepsi, The Bombay Company, Lady Gaga, Lionsgate; and many more entertainment releases, corporate brands and government agencies. Tynicka holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. Her... Read More →
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Jay Bobo

Strategist, LeBron Digital (LRMR) / GoodProduce
@Jay Bobo is the founding and managing director of GoodProduce, a digital solutions consultancy firm. He specializes in monetization strategy, ideation & concepting, content development, and social media management.  | He has worked with a host of companies including Microsoft (MSN), Sprite, Nike, Island Def-Jam, State Farm and Scion/Toyota among others. His celebrity client list includes basketball stars, LeBron James and Chris Paul.
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Mazy Kazerooni

@Mazy Kazerooni joined the founding team of Ustream at 17. Social media for Lil Wayne for 3 years, grew him from 1 to over 40 million fans on Facebook, and got him the Guinness World Record for most Likes on a status update. Founder of Hipset, a startup growing and monetizing artists social media. Forbes 30 under 30 2 years running.   
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Troy Nalls

Digital Media Manager, Breakwind Entertainment
Entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, coach, military veteran, husband and father, @Troy Nalls is a dynamic speaker that will uplift the audience while giving sound practical advice on how to overcome adversity, blaze your own path to success at not only business but life! After hearing Troy you will know without a doubt that there are no barriers to success except yourself and that business leadership is a state of mind that can be developed, not a... Read More →
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Latesha Williams

Lebron Digital Network
Brooklyn native, @Latesha Williams, is an accomplished sports & entertainment executive with global icon and international superstar LeBron James' marketing company, LRMR Management LLC. As the head of digital business development, Ms. Williams works with leading technology & sports companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Fenway Sports Group, and the NBA to ensure the profitability and viability of the LeBron James brand throughout the... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
BiT House | Colorado Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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