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Mitch Joel's Bio:

When Google wanted to explain online marketing to the top brands in the world, they brought Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and in 2006 he was named one of the most influential authorities on Blog Marketing in the world. Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image - an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency. He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. He is also a Blogger, Podcaster, passionate entrepreneur and speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his marketing insights on digital marketing, new media and personal branding. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada's Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly-prestigious Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (recognizing individuals who have achieved a significant amount of success but have not yet reached the age of 40).

Joel is a Board Member for the Canadian Marketing Association, an executive for the National Advertising Benevolent Society of Quebec and an instructor of the CMA eMarketing professional certificate course. He is also a former Board Member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. He sits on the content committee for both Shop.org and the Web Analytics Association, and is on the advisory council for many businesses and charitable organizations.

Joel speaks frequently to diverse groups like Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Hewlett Packard, The Power Within and has shared the stage with former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Anthony Robbins and Dr. Phil. As a professional speaker, Mitch is represented exclusively by Greater Talent Network in the U.S. and by Speaker's Spotlight in Canada.

He co-launched Distort Entertainment, the only hard music label in Canada to have major label distribution (Universal Music) and whose roster features the platinum-plus, Juno Award and MuchMusic Video Award-winning acts, Alexisonfire and City And Colour.

Joel is frequently called upon to be a subject matter expert for CTV National News, Canada AM, CBC Newsworld, Marketing Magazine, Strategy, The Globe & Mail, The National Post and many other media outlets. His newspaper business column, New Business - Six Pixels of Separation, runs bi-monthly in both The Montreal Gazette and Vancouver Sun, and his monthly column, Ultraportable, is featured in enRoute Magazine. He is the author of the book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful Blog and Podcast which is published by Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group (formerly Time Warner Books).

Visit Mitch's website at www.twistimage.com/blog