The Webinar Way: Science of Webinars


30,000 registrants. Guinness World Record for the largest webinar ever. **Who was the webinar presenter? Hint: See Below


Dan Zarrella
is the award-winning social media scientist at HubSpot and author of three books: “Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness,” “The Social Media Marketing Book” and The Facebook Marketing Book.
He has a background in web development and combines his programming capabilities with a passion for social marketing to study social media behavior from a data–backed position and teach marketers scientifically grounded best practices.
Webinars in his “Science of…” series have drawn upwards of 30,000 registrants. And he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest webinar ever. His Science of ReTweets Report analyzes the when, why and how Twitter users ReTweet things, and explains how marketers can effectively get more ReTweets, and TweetPsych is linguistic analysis tool he built that allows users to generate psychological profiles of any other Twitter user or list based on the contents of their Tweets.
He served as a member of the Boston’s City Council’s Citizens’ Committee on Boston’s Future and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Huffington Post, The London Times, The Miami Herald, Slashdot, Smart Money, AdAge, NYPost, The Atlantic, Mashable, The Twitter Book, and TechCrunch. In 2009 he was awarded Shorty and Semmy awards for social media & viral marketing.
He has spoken at numerous conferences, including: PubCon, SXSW, SES, SMX, Iowatasmic, Convergence ’09, 140 The Twitter Conference, The Cool Twitter Conference, WordCamp Mid Atlantic, Social Media Camp, Inbound Marketing Bootcamp, and Social Fresh.


James Hilliard started his media career in San Francisco working for the top news/talk radio stations. He entered the world of high-tech in 1999 as a reporter/host for ZDTV Radio. In 2000 he joined CNET Radio 910am in San Francisco as Assignment Editor and watched over the tech bubble and it’s implosion. In 2003, he turned his attention to podcasting and webcasting and has over 450 webcasts under his belt, bringing lively and engaging content to high-tech professionals worldwide.
James is also the President of Hilly Productions, where he works with a variety of companies, supporting them with creative audio and video marketing programs.

Note: **30,000 people registered and approx. 10,000 people showed up for the Guinness World Record for Webinars – Topic was very broad: Science of Social Media


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