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Best-selling Author and Social Media Expert Gary Vaynerchuk to Keynote DomainFEST Conference

DomainFest 2014 logo[news release] DomainSponsor®, the online monetization business of® and organizer of the critically acclaimed DOMAINFest® series of conferences, announced that New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk will be the opening keynoter at this year’s DOMAINFest Hollywood, which will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2014 at the luxurious Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. 

As a social media trailblazer, Vaynerchuk began video blogging in 2005 and now has nearly 1 million Twitter followers. He has been included on BusinessWeek’s list of the “Top 20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow.” Some of his best-known YouTube video clips include “Get Off Your Ass & Get Noticed,” Future of Social Media Marketing,” and “Care Immensely or Die!”

“We’re thrilled to have Gary keynote DOMAINFest 2014,” said Dwayne Walker, Senior Vice President of  “He will share his wealth of knowledge and experiences about the Internet economy, social media and online business.  Gary will continue our 9-year tradition of innovative DOMAINFest keynote speakers that have included Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter; Bob Parsons, CEO of Go Daddy; Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos; and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. “

Vaynerchuk’s first business book, Crush It! Why Now Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion, hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press Best-Sellers lists in its first weeks. His second New York Times bestseller, The Thank You Economy, details the effect of social media on business and has become required reading for business leaders around the world. Vaynerchuk’s most recent book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, shares how to knock out the competition through the most effective social media strategies.

In 2009, Vaynerchuk and his brother launched VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like General Electric and PepsiCo find their social media voices and build their digital brands.

Vaynerchuk has appeared on countless shows – from Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Ellen to MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and NPR.

DOMAINfest Registration

Available now is a “late bird” registration fee of $795. Regular pre-conference registration is $995. This year, a special one-day pass will be available for the first day of the conference. Priced at just $295, it encourages a broad range of participants involved in the Southern California technology scene.  To register, visit

DOMAINFest has arranged for discounted hotel room rates at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  For reservation details, please visit:

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