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Entrepreneur, Speaker, Columnist & author


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Entrepreneur, Speaker, Columnist & author


about cynthia

Cynthia Johnson is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, author and keynote speaker. She is Co-Founder and CEO at Bell + Ivy, a digital marketing and personal branding agency in Santa Monica, CA. Previously, she was Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies, until RankLab was acquired in 2015 by AAC Holdings, Inc. Cynthia is an Advisory Board member for The Millennium Alliance, a leading technology, business, and educational advisory firm serving Fortune 1000 C-Level executives.Cynthia was listed as top personal branding experts in 2017 by Entrepreneur, top 50 marketers on SnapChat by Mashable, and Most Influential Women in Business by Tenfold Research. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and several other industry specific publications. Her first book Platform published February 2019 with Penguin Random House and Ten Speed Press.


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ABOUT PLATFORM

The indispensable guide to developing a personal brand, finding an audience, and nurturing followers, by digital marketing thought-leader Cynthia Johnson.
 
In the modern world, influence is everything and personal branding equals influence. Platform is the why-to, how-to handbook by top expert Cynthia Johnson for everyone who wants to develop and manage a personal brand. In Platform, Johnson explains the process of going from unknown to influencer by achieving personal proof, social proof, recognition, and association. Johnson herself went from an on-staff social media manager to social media influencer, entrepreneur, and marketing thought-leader in just three years using her process of accelerated brand development, continuous brand management, and strategic growth. Fans of #GirlBoss and #AskGaryVee, who wonder how their favorite influencers found their voices and built their audiences, will find the answers here and discover that the process is technical, creative, tactical, and much easier than they might have expected.

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MISSION


To always be helpful and to inspire people through action, transparent communication, and unbiased education to reach for their dreams and continuously challenge the status quo. 

MISSION


To always be helpful and to inspire people through action, transparent communication, and unbiased education to reach for their dreams and continuously challenge the status quo. 

PRESS AND MEDIA


PRESS AND MEDIA


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Upcoming Events


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Past events


Past events


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Bogazici University Keynote

Istanbul, Turkey 2019

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Personal Brand Workshop in Italy

Milan and Rome, June 2019

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Millennium Alliance’s CMO Assembly

Las Vegas, NV 2019

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Alibaba’s Golden Bull Awards Keynote

Hangzhou, China -Alibaba’s Headquarters April 2018


Recognition


Recognition


The top 50 marketing influencers on Snapchat (that aren’t DJ Khaled)
— Mashable
The Influencers That Digital Marketers Are Following on Twitter in 2017
— Inc. Magazine
12 Female Entrepreneurs That Inspire Us to Keep Going
— Darling Magazine
Social Media Savvy Entrepreneurs that all VCs should be following
— AdWeek