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Full Biography

Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. Since 2005 he has advised marketers and business executives at companies across the globe on how to realize the potential of new media to transform their organizations and strengthen customer relationships. He is a popular speaker who is known for his ability to simply complex concepts using plain talk, anecdotes and humor.

His critically acclaimed 2007 book, The New Influencers, chronicled the changes in markets being driven by the new breed of bloggers and podcasters. Among the more than 100 positive published reviewers were The Wall Street Journal, The San Jose Mercury News and the BBC.  His second book, Secrets of Social Media Marketing, was published in the fall of 2008. His third book,  Social Marketing to the Business Customer was co-authored with Eric Schwartzman and published in 2011. His latest book is Attack of the Customers: Why Critics Assault Brands Online and How To Avoid Becoming a Victim, which was published in 2013. He is is also the co-author with wife Dana of The Joy of Geocaching, the story of a global game enabled by an Internet community.

Paul was previously founding editor-in-chief of TechTarget, one of the most successful B2B new media entities of the first stage of the Internet. Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld for 15 years.

Paul is a prolific writer who has published more than 300 articles in marketing- and media-focused magazines and websites since 2006. He wrote a monthly column for BtoB magazine for seven years and contributes regularly to other online marketing and communications sites. His work has appeared in scores of publications, including The New York Times, Advertising Age, Media Post, Mashable and the San Jose Mercury News. His website is www.gillin.com. He also writes the popular Newspaper Death Watch blog, as well as his own blog: paulgillin.com.

Paul is a Research Fellow and a member of the advisory board of the Society for New Communications Research. Married with four children, he lives in Framingham, MA, where he lives and dies by the fortunes of the Boston Red Sox.

Shorter Biography

Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. His award-winning 2007 book, The New Influencers, was one of the first to document the growing power of individual online voices. Since then he has traveled the world working with brands in both consumer and B2B industries to help them understand the disruptive power of social media and to realize their own potential as publishers.

Paul is a prolific writer who has published more than 300 articles in marketing- and media-focused websites since 2006 while maintaining two blogs and writing five books. His other books are Secrets of Social Media Marketing (2008), The Joy of Geocaching (2010, co-authored with wife Dana), Social Marketing to the Business Customer (2011, co-authored with Eric Schwartzman) and Attack of the Customers: Why Critics Assault Brands Online and How To Avoid Becoming a Victim (2013). He wrote the monthly New Channels column for BtoB magazine from 2006 through 2013.

Paul is a veteran technology journalist with more than 25 years of editorial leadership experience. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of Computerworld magazine for 12 years.

He is a Senior Research Fellow and Director at the Society for New Communications Research and a member of the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board. His website is gillin.com. He also writes the popular Newspaper Death Watch blog, as well as his own blog: paulgillin.com.

VERY Short Biography

Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and B2B content marketing strategist who specializes in social media. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. His award-winning 2007 book, The New Influencers, was one of the first to document the disruptive power of individual online voices. Since then he has traveled the world helping organizations understand and use social media to build their brands and strengthen customer relationships.

Previously, Paul was a technology journalist for 23 years. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.

He is a Senior Research Fellow and Director at the Society for New Communications Research and a member of the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board. His website is gillin.com and he blogs at paulgillin.com and Newspaper Death Watch.

Facts about Paul Gillin

  • 23 years of technology and media journalism experience
  • Editor-in-chief and executive editor of Computerworld for 12 years; publication received more than 100 editorial awards during that time.
  • Winner of several awards for editorial writing
  • Founding editor-in-chief and sixth employee at TechTarget, a successful Internet technology publisher.
  • Has been interviewed and quoted hundreds of times by the media, including CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and nearly every major U.S. newspaper.
  • Frequent speaker; has keynoted more than a dozen technology and media conferences, spoken at more than 100 others
  • Is a Boston Red Sox season ticket holder.
  • Born Aug. 29, 1957, Hong Kong
  • Married, four children
  • Interests: cooking, jazz music, history, baseball, scuba diving, golf

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