New York, NY – January 6, 2017 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving over 500 private and public company clients, today announced entrepreneur, author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk as the keynote speaker for the 19th annual ICR Conference at the Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida on January 9th-11th. Mr. Vaynerchuk will address conference attendees on Tuesday, January 10that noon.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back leading social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk to our conference to share his insights on everything from direct-to-consumer marketing, to the recent election and its effect on business, to the rapid convergence of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “As companies attempt to navigate the changing social media landscape, fickle consumer behavior, and the consistent influence of ecommerce, his knowledge and advice will be invaluable as we head into a new year. Attendees can look forward to another highly captivating and instructive session.”
Gary Vaynerchuk is CEO of VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, radio host, and prolific public speaker as well as a self-trained wine and social media expert. He currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, which provides insightful answers to questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses, based on Vaynerchuk’s lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. After college, he launched Winelibrary.com, taking his family wine business from $3M to a $60M business in just five years. He has become a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.
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About The ICR Conference
The ICR Conference is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 2,300. For more information please visit http://www.icrconference.com
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.
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