As an experienced Internet marketing entrepreneur, content creator, consultant, international conference speaker, and author, Brian has spent the last 20 years helping brands excel online. His latest book, Content Marketing Ideas, is a complete guide to content creation which has been highly praised by critics and is rated five stars on Amazon. He’s the head of well-established online marketing brands including Uniseo.com and RedstoneX.com, as well as the Editor-in-chief of Citynet Magazine (a Montreal lifestyle and food website), President of the Canadian Internet Marketing Association, Senior Editor at The WP Crowd, and a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Digital Marketing Degree at Algonquin College. You may have caught his appearances on CTV News and various radio shows. An award-winning writer, he frequently contributes articles on content marketing, SEO, social media, business, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. His work has been used by USA Today, ABC News, Social Media Today, Search Engine Journal, and other prominent sources. Brian holds two Master’s degrees and has taught university courses. His love affair with WordPress began in 2005 when he started with version 1.6! On Twitter and Instagram: @brianrotsztein
Brian will be giving a talk titled “How to Succeed as an Independent Blogger“.
What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?
Not so much an improvement but a continuing effort to make WordCamps happen is high on my list.
Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?
My team specializes in WordPress, using it for design, development, and marketing projects. This is a way to give back to the community and keep it strong.
What is your talk going to be about?
I’ll be discussing the different ways to view success as a blogger and influencer. Yes, monetization will be a part of my talk but there’s more to it than just financial incentives. Come to my session to find out what they are!
What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?
An understanding of what it takes to be a successful influencer.
Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?
TheWPCrowd.com – Get exclusive insight into design, development, running a WordPress website, being a freelancer, business issues and other great info.
What new feature would you like to see in the future?
Making speech-to-text easy would be a nice touch.