DIG SOUTH Announces Marketing Pioneer Gary Vaynerchuk as Kickoff Keynote Speaker

Acclaimed entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and Internet personality set to speak on how to tell your story in a noisy, social world

Charleston, SC – March 24, 2015 – DIG SOUTH, the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy, today announced that Internet marketing pioneer Gary Vaynerchuk will offer its kickoff keynote presentation on Wednesday, April 29, 9am at Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant, SC. An acclaimed speaker and author, Vaynerchuk’s appearance at DIG SOUTH will be his first at a Southeastern interactive conference. 

A lifelong entrepreneur, Vaynerchuk rose to national fame with the success of his groundbreaking online Wine Library TV series. A brilliant combination of Gary’s gifts as an everyman educator and high-tech innovator, the site propelled him into the creation of VaynerMedia, a strategic creative agency focusing on social and digital. VaynerMedia has helped Fortune 500 companies like GE, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch build their digital brands through micro content and other storytelling techniques. What started as a six-person project five years ago has swelled to a 400-strong team spread across the country. Gary also manages VaynerRSE, a $25 million seed fund to help invest in and launch the next generation of world-changing technology companies.

“Gary’s unconventional and unapologetic perspective is the perfect fit for DIG SOUTH,” said DIG SOUTH Founder and CEO Stanfield Gray. “His commitment to trying everything, tracking everything and only doing what works applies to anyone striving to succeed in the South. We couldn’t be more excited.” 

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