OFFICIAL BIO: Amber Mac, President, Konnekt Digital Engagement
Amber Mac(Arthur) started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.
Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, with her brother, she started her own digital agency called Konnekt. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins. Her company’s clients include Microsoft Xbox, Ford Motor Company, Tony Robbins, Canada Goose, Fast Company, PayPal, Canadian Blood Services, and many more leading organizations.
“With few equals,” writes YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, “MacArthur continues to demonstrate a keen insight towards the continually evolving fabric of the social web.”
In 2010, she wrote the national bestselling business book Power Friending (Portfolio: New York). In 2016, she co-wrote an Internet safety book called Outsmarting Your Kids Online (with security expert Michael Bazzell). Amber has keynoted more than 300 events around the world. Topics include business innovation, Internet of things, online safety, and what it takes for companies to adapt and grow.
She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, The Marilyn Denis Show, and Sirius Radio. She was recently hired to serve as an entrepreneur advisor on a new reality pilot called Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide, created by Mark Burnett.
As a child, Amber attended a two-room country schoolhouse and shared a party telephone line with neighboring houses. She is now recognized internationally as an innovation and technology leader.
Amber is one of those rare people that actually lives this social movement and I don’t know about you but I like listening to people that ‘LIVE IT’ more than people who read about it.Gary Vaynerchuk WineLibrary.TV & Author of Crush It! & Jab Jab Jab Right Hook
Social media is here to stay, and Amber Mac’s Power Friending is the ultimate guide for all those looking to understand (and profit) from our highly connected future.Jeremy Gutsche Chief Trend Hunter at TrendHunter.com, Author of Exploiting Chaos
I've worked with Amber on a social media strategy... I think she's a leader in the space... Amber, you're the very best!Tony Robbins the world's foremost motivational speaker
Amber... (gave) me valuable web usability advice when we were a tiny 3 person company. I always enjoy chatting with Amber as she understands social media and where things are going.Kevin Rose Founder of Digg, Milk & Revision3
Writing from the virtual center of the social media storm, Amber Mac explains exactly how and why your business can benefit from social media. And you could have no better teacher: Amber is the authentic authority on how to use social media to expand your market, learn more about your customers and save on marketing, whether you run a Fortune 100 company or a blog.Dina Kaplan blip.tv Co-Founder
Amber provides a sweeping yet detailed look at the correlation between marketing and social media in the online world. With few equals, Amber has and continues to demonstrate a keen insight towards the continually evolving fabric of the social web.Steve Chen YouTube Co-Founder