Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency that advises Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Anheuser-Busch, and PepsiCo on how to find their social media voices and build digital brands.
Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
Gary Vaynerchuk rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first e-commerce wine sites, WineLibrary, helping his father grow the family business from $3 million to over $60 million in annual sales in just five years. He then stepped away from the company to build his digital media agency, VaynerMedia, with his brother.
In addition to running VaynerMedia, he also serves as the CEO of holding company VaynerX, which houses The Gallery, a publishing company started after Vaynerchuk acquired leading women’s lifestyle publisher PureWow in January 2017. Gary also serves as a partner in the sports representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.
Gary is currently the subject of “DailyVee,” an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world. He is also the host of “#AskGaryVee,” an online business Q&A show, and appears on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps” with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Will.i.am.
Gary is the New York Times best-selling author of “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion,” “The Thank You Economy,” “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World,” and “#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness.”
Gary also serves as a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity: Water. Gary frequently keynotes at conferences such as Le Web, ANA Masters of Marketing, Web Summit, and more.
While Gary routinely delivers custom content, here are his most popular topics:
-The Thank You Economy: In his session, Gary Vaynerchuk teaches entrepreneurs how to take advantage of the current business environment, while also preparing them to succeed as it changes and evolves into what he’s termed “The Thank You Economy.” With the rise of the Internet and the power of the common consumer, businesses must look backwards and scale the caring their grandparents’ businesses exhibited towards their customers, or watch the competition pass them by. Today, individuals and brands that out-care and out-love their competition – those emphasizing quality, value, responsiveness, and attention to detail, among other essentials – see the biggest returns.
-CRUSH IT! Cash in on Your Passion: Everything has changed. The social media revolution has irreversibly changed the way we live our lives and conduct our business. There are billions of dollars in advertising moving online, waiting to be claimed by whoever can build the best content and communities. Despite this change, most people keep working at jobs that don’t make them happy and businesses continue to ignore the major marketing and public relations benefits that can be found online.
-Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World: From figuring out how to effectively communicate on modern platforms – through a picture, through a SnapChat, or through an animated GIF on Tumblr, Gary’s latest insights and information promises to become tomorrow’s standards.
-It’s Not Work If You Are Having Fun & Crushing It
-Three Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Self Awareness, Hustle & Empathy
-Why Smart People Dismiss Social Media & Why They Shouldn’t