Curtis Hougland - Co-founder of Ideaology
Curtis Hoagland founded one of the first new media agencies in 1991 and one of the first social media agencies in 2004, both named Attention. Over a 25-year career, he built and sold four companies and launched nine practices specializing in word-of-mouth marketing. Curtis excels in translating complex online behaviors into purchase decisions, brand relationships and most recently, social good. As CEO of Attention, he co-developed Tracx, one of the only social listening platforms to model true ROI in social media by calculating purchase intent; incubated RANE, the first expert network of the world’s top safety, security and risk management experts; and co-launched the first social marketing practice to specialize in regulated industries such as pharma and finance. Today, he spearheads the first privately-led social media marketing program to counter extremism globally in partnership with Google, Facebook and Twitter. He is a frequent writer for Ad Age, PSFK and Knowledge @ Wharton, among others, and speaker at conferences such as Cannes, SXSW and Wired Disrupt, among others.
Tammy Kling - TEDx Speaker, Forbes Coaches Council, Leadership Expert, Best-Selling Author & CEO of OnFire Books
Tammy Kling is an internationally published, best-selling author and also, the ghostwriter of 251 books and counting, including: The Compass, Freedom, and There’s More to Life than the Corner Office. Tammy’s latest book, Words is being used by the Ritz Carlton in their leadership training. She has appeared or been mentioned on Dateline NBC, Oprah Radio, Primetime, Extra, 20/20, The Discovery Channel, Geraldo, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Tammy regularly serves as an editor and ghostwriter, helping her clients transform their stories into powerful, engaging narratives. She ghostwrites business articles, white papers, biographies, and blogs that reach 300,000+ audiences. She has particular expertise in areas, such as business, leadership, health and wellness, ministry, culture, and sports. Aside from professional writing/editing/publishing, Tammy is also a renowned speaker who addresses audiences on topics such as crisis management, goal setting, and forgiveness. In fact, Tammy was a former crisis management team leader and management executive with American Airlines and one of the first books she wrote was about an airplane crash in the Colombian jungle.