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Seth Casteel     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Seth’s series of photos showcasing dogs diving into swimming pools became an Internet sensation overnight, reaching over 100 million people in less than 24 hours. This sudden attention resulted in the publication of the book Underwater Dogs, which remains one of the best selling photography books of all-time. Seth has gone on to publish a total of seven books and his eighth book, POUNCE, is scheduled to be released October 18, 2016. This January Seth will make his TV debut hosting a new reality series called FINDING FIDO, where he will provide guidance for people who are interested in adopting a dog.

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Bryan Kramer     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Bryan Kramer is a renowned digital strategist, best-selling author, TED Talk speaker and CEO who consults with individual entrepreneurs in a variety of industries including pets and Fortune 500 clients such as IBM and Cisco. He’s also one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H human business movement in marketing and social. His latest book, Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy, made the USA Today’s Top 150 Book List the week of its release, as well as #1 on Amazon in four categories including Business & Planning.

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Sunny Lenarduzzi     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Sunny Lenarduzzi is a video, social media and online business strategist who thrives on helping businesses leverage social video to raise brand awareness, most recently helping Hootsuite develop a YouTube series that increased subscriptions by 75% and Applebee’s hit 1 billion impressions in 1 day. She’s also the creator of BOSS Video Branding, a digital course on how to leverage social video from Snapchat to YouTube for your brand or business. She’s spoken across the world from NATO’s Headquarters in Brussels to Creative Live in San Francisco and been featured on national radio, television and online platforms including Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post. 

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Andy Crestodina     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Andy Crestodina is the co-founder and strategic director of Orbit Media and published author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.  Listed as Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Marketing Influencers in 2016 and as one of Forbes Top 10 Online Marketing Experts to Watch, Andy’s approach to content strategy, search engine optimization, social media and analytics has been leveraged by more than a thousand businesses to help expand their reach and revenue. 

Brian Fanzo     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Voted one of the top 25 social business leaders in the country, he has lead first-of-their-kind live streaming storytelling campaigns for many Fortune 50 enterprise companies. In 2016, Brian will keynote at over 40 events globally highlighting his passion for change, collaboration and community – dubbed the 3 C’s, these elements are the foundation of his first book A Millennial Mindset due out Spring 2017.

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Daniel Lemin     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Daniel is an expert on digital marketing, public relations, and reputation management. An early Google hire, he was one of the first pioneers to realize the importance and impact of online ratings. His work has been featured in leading media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, and Fox News and has consulted for prominent Fortune 500 companies, including Petco, Nestlé USA, and Procter & Gamble.

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Ryan Bell     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Ryan Bell is a VR film director at VRSalon who leads the charge for SocialVR. As a multimedia & multiplatform storyteller he has helped develop strategy for Fortune 100 brands, been written about in Forbes, Inc., Mashable, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, AdWeek and has been recognized by The White House for his philanthropy. Ryan is also passionate about and is heavily involved with pet rescue having adopted three dogs of his own.

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Peg Fitzpatrick     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Peg is the co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Peg is known for her brand management, social media marketing strategy, and innovating the world of social media marketing. Peg has spearheaded successful campaigns for everyone from pet entrepreneurs to public companies including Google, Motorola and Audi.

Shorty Rossi     BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Pit bull rescuer / activist, motivational speaker, talent manager, author, and producer, Shorty Rossi works tirelessly to help relieve the suffering of and prevent cruelty to pit bulls through education and activism. Shorty is currently on tour promoting breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for animal rights, supporting spay and neuter clinics, and promoting his book “Four Feet Tall and Rising.”

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Deirdre S. Franklin is the founder, President and CEO of Pinups For Pitbulls, Inc. Deirdre’s strategy and efforts have gained the attention of over 500K Facebook followers and have allowed her to publish two books and a calendar that sells out every year. In 2015, Deirdre was the recipient of the Wallace Award, presented to the individual that brings the most positive attention and change to the pitbull breed throughout the year.

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Pookie and Shannon, Nala’s parents, have created an internet and retail empire that boast over 2.4M followers. When Nala isn’t busy making appearances or posting videos on her You Tube channel, she hangs out with her many celebrity friends including WWE Diva Natalya.

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Travis DesLauier – Travis and Jacob became instant sensations when their workout video went viral. Together, they’ve raked in 2M+ followers in just under 18 months. Their 21-second video has been viewed over 21-million times on Facebook and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and People.com, as well as thousands of blogs and Facebook feeds.

Alyona DelaCoeur    BWtwitter-128    INstaIcon

Alyona DelaCoeur, UW-AAB, is the founder of Why Does My Dog, a dog behavior platform designed to reflect the changing way we use the web and help people form a greater connection with their dogs. Aly was inspired to become an expert in practical dog interactions after saving the life of an euth listed dog. In the few months since launching, WhyDoesMyDog.com has grown at twice the rate of your average startup with over 50,000 minutes of video viewed to date. Aly now tours the country making various radio and television appearances to share her science backed training techniques.

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Kristen Collins, an animal behaviorist and senior director of Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation for the ASPCA, oversees the operation of the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, N.J. At the Center, Ms. Collins and her staff design and implement behavior modification treatments to reduce fear and anxiety in severely undersocialized, fearful dogs, making adoption possible. The Center’s findings will serve as the basis for a study to be shared with the animal welfare and scientific communities.

Before joining the ASPCA, Collins started her career as a private animal behavior counselor and group class instructor in 2000. In 2005, she joined the Richmond (Va.) SPCA’s Behavior and Education Department and was responsible for designing and implementing behavior modification and enrichment programs for shelter dogs. Her responsibilities also included teaching public obedience and agility classes and supervising advanced volunteer trainers.

Kenn Bell     BWtwitter-128

Dog Files Creator – With over 356,000 Facebook Followers and 45,000 Twitter Followers, Kenn’s goal with Dog Files is to get the message out to the world, that dog’s deserve our love, care and respect.

After adopting an American Foxhound/Pointer mix named Max from a local shelter, Kenn Bell decided to combine his skills as a filmmaker with his immense love of all things canine to create the very best Dog Video Series and Website on the web. Kenn christened it, Dog Files, made Max the mascot (that’s him in the logo), and began to travel around the country documenting how involved dogs are in our lives.

Recent projects include Animal Planet’s Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Special (Executive Producer, Director) and a new documentary, Second Chance Dogs that Kenn directed, edited and produced for the ASPCA that debuted in 2016 on Animal Planet. Kenn is also the main filmmaker for American Humane and their Hollywood contingent, the No Animals Were Harmed program.