Gary Vaynerchuk, May 18th, 2011

by Bryan on December 20, 2010

this is going to be awesome!

Who is Gary V and what is he going to to be talking about? Here are a few of his words…

“The world of business is coming full circle. The rise of the Internet and the empowerment of the common consumer has created a fundamental shift in how businesses are expected to behave.

To take advantage of this opportunity, businesses will need to look backwards and scale the caring their grandparents’ businesses exhibited towards their customers or watch their competition pass them by.”

Join us for a special night…

Networking & expert marketing insights from one of the most passionate and energetic business people on the planet, Gary Vaynerchuk.

You don’t want to miss this one!

When: Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00-9:30pm

Where: Orange County, venue to be announced soon.

Ticket Options:

*General Admission: $29

*General Admission + Gary’s new book: $45

*VIP: $49

*VIP + Gary’s new book: $65

[VIP Admission includes access to the VIP Networking Reception, & preferred seating]

Agenda 7:00-7:30 pm-General & VIP reception and networking

7:30 pm — Welcome

7:35-8:45pm Gary V keynote

8:45-9:30 pm more networking

Who should attend?

Marketers, business owners, managers, executives…

*Linked OC is a 1 Goodbrain Company. Please note that you’ll see 1 Goodbrain Company on your credit card statement and receipt. ;)

Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors:

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Wanna be a sponsor? Contact Bryan Elliott at: or call for questions- Tel. (714) 318-6086

More about Gary…

Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times bestselling author and American businessman who was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Gary’s entrepreneurial instincts took over at a young age, when he owned a franchise of neighborhood lemonade stands and made $1,000 a weekend selling baseball cards. Much to his dismay, his father Sasha pulled Gary into the family business, a local liquor store called Shopper’s Discount Liquors. Before long, Gary recognized that consumers collected rare wines just like people collected baseball cards, and he was off to the races. Gary transformed himself into a wine expert, rebranded the store as Wine Library, launched a retail website in 1997, and by 2008 he had raised annual revenue from $4 million to $60 million. In 2006 Gary achieved one of his life-long goals when he was caricatured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in an article about online wine sales.

In February of 2006, Gary launched Wine Library TV, a daily video blog about wine. With the tag line “changing the wine world,” the show offered an unpretentious approach to an historically stuffy subject. As the audience grew and word spread of his informal and unorthodox approach to wine, Gary made numerous national television appearances as a wine expert, including spots on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Today Show, Nightline, and Mad Money with Jim Cramer. In 2009, Gary was recognized as “Innovator of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine, and as part of Decanter magazine’s prestigious “Power List” of the most influential figures in the industry. Wine Library TV garners 90,000 daily viewers and has now surpassed 800 episodes, featuring celebrity guests including hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, Travel Channel star Samantha Brown, Food Network host Ingrid Hoffmann, rock star Maynard James Keenan, founder Kevin Rose, and esteemed wine critics Jancis Robinson and Daniel Rogov.

While developing the audience for Wine Library TV, Gary eschewed the traditional media tools he had relied on when building the retail store, turning instead to the social web. Gary joined the online conversation by becoming an active member of blogs and forums, and then proceeded to utilize web 2.0 tools such as Facebook and Twitter to connect with consumers online. The business world took note of Gary’s approach, and before long he was being invited to speak at conferences and corporations around the world.

Gary launched a second blog,, where he dispenses business advice and comments on emerging technologies and cultural trends. As his following grew online, Gary became one of the first to reach Facebook’s friend limit and accumulated more than 800,000 followers on Twitter. Gary’s first business book, entitled Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion, was released in the Fall of 2009 and debuted as a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Gary proceeded to make tv appearances as a social media expert and business consultant on programs including CNN Your $$$$, Fox Business’s Your Money Your Questions, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.

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  • BradleyWill

    this will be great! I’ll be there : )

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, this is going to be fun

  • Mel Kotlyar

    See ya there Brad!

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  • K!M PHAM

    Can’t wait to see Gary again! Wish May was here already!

  • Anonymous

    I’m excited for this event!

  • Mitch Devine

    Is Gary going to bring the wine? (He could probably sell at least as much wine as books if he’s so inclined.)

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