AFCI Podcast

AFCI Podcast

Episode 2: Shama Hyder - CEO of Marketing Zen Group, Co-Founder at MADE, Keynote Speaker, Forbes & INC 30 Under 30

January 10, 2018

Known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing (4th edition), Momentum; and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who has been invited to share the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

A trusted media expert and sought-after TV personality, Shama has frequently appeared on Fox Business, CBS, CW33 and Fox News. As a thought leader, she’s been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes.

As the CEO of the award-winning Marketing Zen Group, she’s led the organization through explosive growth, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009. Under her leadership, the company has grown to include clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organizations across the globe. As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was also named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009 and one of the “Top 30 under 30” Entrepreneurs in America by Inc magazine in 2015. In addition, Shama has been honored at the White House and the United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in North America.

Beyond her roles as a media personality, international speaker, and CEO, she also serves as a mentor to the next generation of entrepreneurs. She is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world.

She was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Movers and Shakers.

Shama is the Keynote at the Association For Creative Industries' (AFCI) Creativation trade event on January 20, 2018.