Ann Handley is an American writer, marketer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for being one of the most influential women in social media and for her ForbesWoman recognition as one of the top 20 women bloggers.
As CMO of MarketingProfs and the co-founder of ClickZ, Ann has been at the forefront of the digital marketing and social media industry since the late 1990s. She is the author of the best-selling book "Everybody Writes," which has been translated into several languages.
Ann's career began in the magazine industry as an editor. In 1996, she left the magazine industry to join a B2B Internet startup, and since then, she has worked with some of the leading brands in the world. In 2009, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in social media by Forbes.
Ann's work in social media and digital marketing has earned her recognition from major publications and awards organizations. She has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. She has also been honored with awards such as the Content Marketing Institute's Content Marketer of the Year, the Direct Marketing Association's Lifetime Achievement in Content Marketing, and the DMA's Digital Marketer of the Year.
Ann is also a frequent keynote speaker at major marketing and technology conferences around the world. She is an active mentor and advisor, helping to empower the next generation of marketers and content creators.
Ann has dedicated her career to helping marketers and communicators of all kinds become better storytellers. Her work focuses on helping people create content that resonates with their audiences, creating meaningful relationships with their customers, and understanding the power of digital marketing and social media.