Business Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has been an entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. In the nineties, he started winelibrary.com, which took his father old liquor store that he had converted into the Wine Library, into the world of online sales growing his profits at an enormous rate. Gary is also well-known as a social media expert after founding VaynerMedia, a social media consulting agency that has helped build the digital brands and reputation of powerhouse companies and teams such as GE, Pepsi, The New York Jets, and the Brooklyn Nets.
His daily internet video podcast Wine Library TV gave reviews, answered questions via Facebook, hosted guests, was an internet sensation and won the American Wine Blog Awards Best Wine Podcast or Videoblog award in 2007. Gary retired from wine blogging officially in 2011 announced on Wine Library’s new video podcast The Daily Grape. He is affectionately known as “the first wine guru of the YouTube era” and his development of the Wine Library digital brand presence is remarkable.
Gary’s career as an author has now expanded to four books with his most recent book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook released in 2013. His book, Crush It, urged people to find what they were passionate about and take to the internet to make money from that passion. He outlines ways to build your digital brand and other web marketing tips. His third book The Thank You Economy called for companies to be willing and ready to adapt to changes in the internet era. Both peaked at #2 on the New York Times Advice bestseller list.
Social Media Speaker Brian has been featured on many popular TV programs and written publications to share his business experiences including Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The New York Times Newspaper, GQ magazine and Time magazine. He now focuses mostly on sharing his knowledge with others through speaking engagements as well as through his agency VaynerMedia.