As a renowned digital entrepreneur and pioneer in the social media landscape, Soraya Darabi is a leading authority on digital commerce and ways to apply new technologies to help foster efficiency, visibility and growth.
Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, which is among the first online retailers to seamlessly integrate commerce, rich media content and social media, providing customers with a truly dynamic shopping experience. Zady empowers customers to learn about the conscious consumer movement and purchase beautifully-constructed goods that are created with craftsmanship and artisanship – qualities that have been sacrificed in a world of cheap prices and fast production. In 2014, Zady was named by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative retail companies in the world as part of their annual Most Innovative Companies issue.
Darabi began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she quickly established herself as a leading thought leader on today's ever-changing digital landscape. While at The New York Times, she positioned the global news leader on networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award-winning campaigns. She was also tasked with teaching journalists and chief executives alike how to best use and leverage social media. Renowned Times columnist Nicholas Kristof credits Darabi as being "the only reason why he has [millions] of followers on Twitter."
Following her tenure at the Times, Darabi served as Product Lead for drop.io, a real-time online sharing, collaboration, and presentation service. She then went on to co-found the popular mobile application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “app of the year” before being acquired by Open Table.
Recently featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue, and Brandweek’s “Hot Digital” issue, Darabi was also named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," and included in AdAge’s “25 People in Media to Follow on Twitter.” In 2014, she received the honor of joining the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leaders." Her experience and success in identifying and leveraging the latest digital technologies make her an ideal speaker for organizations of all sizes that are looking for ways to help build sustainable growth in our new digital world.
Darabi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Georgetown University. Darabi can speak with Zady co-founder Maxine Bédat on their shared topics, including insights on participatory commerce, sustainability, and building an omni-channel brand.
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In this talk, keynote speaker Soraya Darabi addresses how to best manage multiple presences online to gain the most practical use of them, both at work and in your personal life, as well as how to manage new platforms as they emerge.
Whether your company already has a stable of loyal followers or you're just starting to build your base, an engaged community is the calling card of any successful brand. In this presentation, Darabi shows you how to leverage emerging media and up-and-coming social networks to enhance your brand presence and create an online identity that accurately represents both you and your organization. Learn strategies to engage your community; integrate brand extensions with overall company goals; maintain customer loyalty; increase revenue and proven methods for hooking the next generation of fans, followers, and subscribers; and increasing web traffic to your brand's site. Darabi will help to sift through the hype, to find social platforms that will bring the most ROI to your brand or organization.
In this back-to-basics speech, Darabi teaches businesses how to create a social media strategy, explaining why it's so important and laying out her pillars for success in social media. She offers tips on how to leverage emerging mediums and up-and-coming social networks to best enhance brand presence; maintain customer loyalty; reach a new generation of fans, followers, and subscribers; and increase web traffic to your brand's web page. It's must-have information for any company looking to stay relevant and competitive in today's digital workplace.
How to redefine traditional roles for oneself and how to create jobs internally that best meet the demands of the changing landscape of new media.
How to establish a new ROI for modern communications and marketing techniques best suited for the web (including new demographics of followers and fans, increasing web traffic to desired landing pages, and finding unique ways to monetize new media efforts).
The beauty of the Internet is its ability to help users be more malleable and inventive. Keynote speaker Darabi discusses the importance of staying creative in the workplace, and how this creativity can be harnessed into emerging media platforms. This talk will address:
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