In this episode author, TV personality and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen dishes about his sponsored wedding (on a baseball field!), his work as the co-founder of Likeable Social Media and his NYT bestselling books.
I’m a father of 2 beautiful girls, Charlotte and Kate, and baby boy Seth, the husband to an amazing business partner, Carrie Kerpen, and friend to many. I’m an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. I’ve been writing here on LinkedIn for 2 years, so I’ve amassed a pretty incredible community of 600,000+ people. Welcome to the “family”!
In my day job, I’m the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and cofounder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands.
Following my sponsored wedding which raised over $100,000 including $20K for charity, my wife Carrie and I started and built theKBuzz (founded in 2007) into Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine.
As one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 10 up and coming leaders, I have been featured on the Today Show, CNBC’s “On the Money”, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, and countless blogs. I have also keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco, Cologne, Toronto, Bangkok, and Mexico City.
I am a Venture Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners an early-stage venture firm, which is leveraging Gen Y to support Gen Y.
My 1st book was a NY Times bestseller – Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook and Other Social Networks (Now in its 2nd edition). I followed up Likeable Social Media with 2 more books, Likeable Business & Likeable Leadership. My newest book, The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want, is out now: http://buyartofpeople.com
Dave’s book, The Art of People