Guest – Jim Kukral

Here’s a few bullet points about some of the things he's done:
Worked with Fortune 500 companies like Sherwin Williams, Ernst & Young and Fedex
Helped thousands of small businesses and brands skyrocket their profits and publicity online
Written professionally for online and offline magazines like and, as well as Revenue Today
Founded and sold several successful online businesses

About Jim Kukral
For over 14-years, Jim Kukral has helped small businesses and large companies like Fedex, Sherwin Williams, Ernst & Young and Progressive Auto Insurance understand how to:
Build successful new online businesses or energize and refresh existing ones
Learn how to leverage social media for more sales, leads and publicity
Create imaginative marketing campaigns that get talked about
Innovate new products and services that could positively change your business bottom line
Attract first-class publicity that actually means something and gives an ROI
Make more profits with less work
A graduate of The University of Akron with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Sales & Marketing, Jim has spent time working for publicly traded firms and small businesses alike. Jim’s work and experience in the Internet marketing industry has branded him as a leading thinker and thought-leader in the community.
Jim started work in the Internet business in 1995, mostly in the trenches writing code, designing websites and managing large projects for one of the USA’s first Web firms based in Cleveland, OH. Jim is credited with building some of the first major Fortune 500 websites and blogs in America. His work has been viewed by millions around the world.
As a serial Web-entrepreneur, Jim has consistently innovated many online businesses such as, an online tip jar built for bloggers, or BlogKits, an affiliate marketing network designed for bloggers. Jim was the part-owner/creator of a search engine marketing firm that now ranks as the world’s top 15 SEO agency according to Adage.
A blogger since 2001, Jim has reached millions of readers through online channels/networks and offline by writing for magazines and trade journals that are sent all over the globe.
You can currently see Jim’s writing in magazines like Revenue Today and FeedFront. Jim has also spent time writing professionally for online sources like clickZ and as well as the Web’s largest tech group blog at where Jim served as the Publisher for 2-years.
Jim has done well producing publicity for himself and for his projects or others who have hired him to do so. He has been quoted or featured in some way in online and offline print publications such as Forbes, Brandweek, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Inc., Small Business Trends, FeedFront, Revenue Today, Marketing Sherpa and Duct Tape Marketing network… to name just a few.
On stage is where Jim really finds his passion. As a professional speaker Jim has presented to thousands of people at many different events all across America on the topics of Web-entrepreneurism, success and failure, Internet marketing and more.
As an emcee and moderator, Jim has organized countless panels and had the pleasure of introducing some of the Web’s biggest celebrities, such as Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Mahalo’s Jason Calacanis, Dallas Maverick’s billionaire owner Marc Cuban, social media guru Chris Brogan and more.
Most recently, Jim is working on two new books to be released in the Fall of 2009 and is actively traveling the globe helping to inspire entrepreneurs to find success online. The first book is called Your Pitch Sucks and focuses on the art of the pitch and how individuals and businesses use pitches every day to accomplish their goals.
The second book is all about attention marketing. Blend This Book tells stories from businesses and brands that are effectively using creative marketing campaigns and attention-getting ideas to drive more sales, leads or publicity.
On a daily basis Jim spends most of his time helping entrepreneurs and small business owners learn how to find success online. His passion for teaching shines through in his training and coaching programs that have been taken by hopeful business owners from around the globe.
Most recently, Jim serves as a Program Faculty Member for the University of San Francisco’s Internet Marketing Program where he teaches classes to students around the globe on the topics of Internet marketing, Web monetization and social media.