Cynthia Johnson

Guest Lecturer, Mentor

Cynthia Johnson is an entrepreneur, speaker, columnist, and business advisor. She is CEO and co-founder at Ipseity Media, an executive personal branding agency. She was previously a managing partner at Ranklab, a marketing agency acquired by AAC Holdings, Inc. July 2015. She is a Forbes Agency Council and YEC member.

Contact
Email: Cynthia.johnsonla@gmail.com
Email: Cynthia@cynthialive.com
Phone: (702) 493-3733
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CynthiaLive
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaJLIVE/
Skype: Cynthia.johnsonla@gmail.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CynthiaJohnson/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cynthialive/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynjohnson

Topics
Creating Thought-Leaders, Executive Branding, Empowering Entrepreneurs, Digital Media

City, Country
Los Angeles, California USA

Other Countries
Israel, Australia, China, Canada

Language(s)
English, Some Mandarin Chinese

Education
Colorado State University, BS in Business Management and Organizational Leadership
American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Stunt Choreography and Speech.

Summary
Cynthia Johnson is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, author and keynote speaker. She was Managing Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2015. In July of 2015 RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers and Cynthia is now their Director of Brand Development. She is a Forbes Agency Council and YEC (Young Entrepreneurs Council) member, and committee member for the Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to cure Batten Disease. Cynthia is an author and a contributing columnist for Entrepreneur, Search Engine Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post. Business Collective, Startup Grind, Business2Community, Social Media Examiner, SheKnows and others.

Cynthia is a professional with 9 years of diverse work experience in entertainment, marketing and digital advertising. She has work experience in both corporate companies as well as small tech startups. She has been involved on social media and viral campaigns for Levi’s, Vans, Chevy, Susan G. Komen, Peta2 and Maker Studios. She has also consulted on campaigns for Here Media, West Management Group and several other startup ecommerce brands. She is knowledgeable in social media marketing for SEO, viral campaign strategy, branding, reputation management and community building.

Current Work

Forbes Agency Council Member
Forbes Agency Council is an invitation-only organization for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

Advisory Board Member
nGage Social Corporation
nGage.social is building a business network for social media influencers connected to a marketplace.

Member
YEC, Greater Los Angeles Area
Invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs that generate billions of dollars in annual revenues.

Awards and Honors

Inc.’s Top 30 People to Follow on Twitter
http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/30-expert-marketers-you-should-follow-on-linkedin-and-twitter.html

Top 100 SEO’s
http://www.thestorytellermarketer.com/seo-experts/

Top 5 Women in SEO
http://blog.linkbird.com/en/seo/homage-to-women-in-seo/

Making Social Media Interesting: An Interview with Cynthia Johnson

Speaker Agency/Talent Agency
Zach Mullinax
Creative Speakers Worldwide
http://www.creativespeakersworldwide.com

Topics

Business and Leadership
– Leadership in Crisis and Change
Treat Your Team Like They Will Make a Difference and They Will

– The Branded Culture
Why are We Searching for Influencers When We Should Be Creating Them?

– The Branded Executive
All leaders have a personal brand identity, but only a few control their own

Marketing and Branding
– Snapchat Hacking
Taking corporate communication to a whole new level

– Social Media for PR and Sales
What if everyone knew you before you walked into the room?

Motivational
– Learn to Ask for What You Want and Know When to Let Go
Move through life fearlessly making decisions

Bragging Rights
Cynthia is certified in stunt choreography for hand to hand combat, rapier and dagger, broadsword and knife fights. Cynthia also speaks intermediate Mandarin Chinese and has traveled to over 20 different countries.

How do you educate and support entrepreneurs?
I educate and support entrepreneurs through content, presentations, webinars, and mentorship.

Where do you educate and support entrepreneurs?
I write for several publications, such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, Business2Community, Search Engine Journal, etc. I am on the Forbes Agency Council, Young Entrepreneurs Council, and mentor several young people. I am a business advisor for three startup companies. I speak at or host roundtables for several events each year to audiences of entrepreneurs, executives, students, and marketers.

Why did you want to become a GCASE Fellow? What do you have to share to other educators, supporters, and mentors around the world?
I would like to become a GCASE fellow to help better inform entrepreneurs on the benefits of putting yourself out there in the world and taking risks. I find that many entrepreneurs suffer from imposter syndrome and don’t push themselves out into the world of media enough. I would like to help these people move past their fears, build their networks, and embrace community.