Shama Hyder

She's a brilliant strategist, a visionary, a powerful speaker. Shama impresses me with everything she does. You'll love what she can do on stage at your next event.


Known as the "Zen Master of Marketing" by Entrepreneur Magazine and the "Millennial Master of the Universe" by Fast Company, Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who's been invited to share the stage with the world's top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

As the CEO of the award-winning Marketing Zen Group, an integrated online marketing and digital PR firm, she's led the organization through explosive growth, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009. Shama was named as one of the "Top 30 Under 30" Entrepreneurs in America by Inc Magazine in 2013 and was honored at the White House as one of the top 100 U.S. companies to be run by a young entrepreneur by Empact100.

A trusted media expert and sought-after TV personality, Shama has frequently appeared on Fox Business, CBS, CW33 and Fox News. As a thought leader, she's been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes.

She was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of movers and shakers for 2015.

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Sage Summit 2014 Keynote
  • "Shama Hyder is the perfect blend of professional and yet real. Her ability to simplify complex subjects and capture a crowd with her magnetic personality is unparalleled."

    – Gail Goodwin, Inspire Me Today
  • "THE Zen Master of Marketing"

    – Entrepreneur Magazine

Shama's Topics

Growth Hacking – How to Build a Thriving Business in the Digital Era

Whether you're a small business owner or a marketing executive for large company, it's no secret that the rules have changed. Companies of all sizes and across industries are scrambling to find the right growth path to expand customer base, increase referrals, grow market share, and become an industry leader. Growth doesn't follow a linear path, but requires companies to be agile and to adapt strategies across marketing, sales, and customer service to stay competitive and relevant. In this keynote, learn:

  • What it takes to build a thriving business in the digital era
  • How to become an industry leader
  • Discover 5 principles you need to consistently grow your organization in the digital age

Capturing the Millennial Market

Companies are fiercely competing for millennial mindshare and it's only the beginning. There are eighty million millennials in America alone and they represent about a fourth of the entire population, with $200 billion in annual buying power. No generation has been as publicly reviled, praised, misunderstood, and analyzed as the Millennials. And, with good reason. By 2025, Millennials, also known as Gen Y or those born in the 80's and 90's, will make up the majority of the workforce.

Whether you are managing them, trying to sell to them, or being led by them, chances are you have given some thought to how this generation really works and why. In this keynote, hear the strategies, approach and mindset you need to reach the millennial market. You will learn:

  • How Millennials really think and what they expect from companies
  • Why old strategies and tactics just don't work for this generation
  • How to successfully reach, manage, and sell to Millennials

From Local to Global: The Alchemy of Invention in the Digital Age

No invention is an island. In today's globally connected world, communities and cities of all sizes have a chance to bring the best of what they have to the world. Like never before, new "inventions" or contributions from a particular community are not created in isolation. They are shaped and influenced by global environment through the power of technology.

It can be invented here, but once invented, technology allows it to become part of the global environment. One invention sparks the next.

Spread through the cloud surfing on bytes and pixels, each invention becomes the platform for greater movements around the world. Twitter was invented here. The revolution in Egypt was an invention of its people using Twitter. No invention can truly stand alone today. The digital world promises that and makes it even easier for us to bring our best ideas, talents and resources to the benefit of our community and to our greater world.

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