2014 Techmunch Austin Speakers
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Addie Broyles Food EditorThe Austin-American StatesmanAs the food writer for the Austin American-Statesman, Addie Broyles writes about everything from farmers and up-and-coming chefs to food trends in Austin and beyond in a weekly column and blog called Relish Austin. When she’s not chasing after her two young sons, the Ozarks native and University of Missouri graduate writes about women and food at TheFeministKitchen.com and is the advisory council chair of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance.
- In just three years, Chef Brian Malarkey, together with business partner James Brennan, have created 7 wildly successful restaurants across the United States. The restaurant group, Enlightened Hospitality, includes Searsucker (San Diego, Del Mar, Austin), Herringbone (La Jolla and Los Angeles), and Green Acre (San Diego), his fast-casual concepts each with an organic garden. Each restaurant opened to rave reviews, including Time Magazine naming Searsucker the country’s #2 hottest restaurant. The accolades continue to roll in. Brian currently has 3 restaurants on Open Table’s list of the “10
Erik Deutsch PrincipalExcelPR GroupErik Deutsch (@erikdeutsch) is a media strategist with more than 15 years of experience in PR and buzz marketing. As principal of ExcelPR Group, he has created award-winning campaigns for tech, healthcare and entertainment clients. Erik teaches social media best practices at UCLA Extension and currently blogs at www.PRmashup.com.
Andrew Wilder Founder eatingrules.comAndrew Wilder writes about being a “healthy foodie” on his blog Eating Rules; provides tech support and training to other bloggers as the Blog Tutor; and created Healthy Ads, an online advertising network focused on connecting ethical companies with health bloggers and their audiences. @eatingrules http://eatingrules.com http://blogtutor.com http://healthyads.com
- Over the last 20 years, Serena Ehrlich has worked closely with public and private companies providing guidance on IR/PR and overall consumer behavior relations trends. Before returning to Business Wire as the director of social and emerging media, in September 2013, Serena created and implemented successful local, national and international social, mobile and traditional marketing campaigns for a wide range of company and brands including docstoc, Mogreet, Kraft, Kohl’s, Avon, Mattel and more. Serena started her career in advertising where she developed an understanding of branding from a l
Babette Pepaj Founder BakeSpace.com, TECHmunch & CookbookCafe.comBabette Pepaj founded BakeSpace.com in August 2006 as the Web’s first food social network and recipe swap. With virtually no tech industry experience, the former TV producer (and avid baker) has built the site into the largest online community of its kind for food enthusiasts. In the process, she has earned some of the industry’s highest accolades, including back-to-back Webby Award nominations in 2009 and 2010 in the ultra-competitive “Best Social Networking” category. Prior to launching BakeSpace, Babette worked
Kristin Guy Founder thecuisinerd.comKristin Guy is a Los Angeles based food & lifestyle expert with over a decade of experience working in the design and entertainment industries. With a New Media degree from UC San Diego, she has her finger on the pulse of all things social media and a love for new technology. Kristin has worked with brands such as Walt Disney, DC Comics and Warner Brothers, which have given her a leading edge in brand development, creative forecasting and award winning digital/new media advertising campaigns. Now dedicated to creating food-centric lifestyle content full time, Kristin has partnered with
Natanya Anderson Social Media and Community Team LeaderWhole Foods MarketNatanya Anderson is the Director of Social Media at Whole Foods Market and the Immediate Past President of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, a non-profit organization established to promote blogger philanthropy and education. Ms. Anderson has been working with new media for over a decade with a focus on both strategy and execution, helping organizations change the way they engage and communicate with customers. Through her non-profit work, Ms. Anderson is helping shape the future of social content creation as well as brand/blogger relations. Ms. Anderson blogs about enjoying food, drink, an
Eric Schwartzman CEOComply SociallyEric Schwartzman is CEO of online social media training course provider Comply Socially and coauthor of the best-seller Social Marketing to the Business Customer.