Today’s interview is with Dave Kerpen, the cofounder and CEO of Likeable, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm which includes Likeable Media, Likeable Community College, and Likeable Local – a provider of social media solutions for small business using proprietary software.
He is also a New York Times bestselling author and today he joins us to talk about his recent book Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver, which was released in October of last year.
This interview follows on the back of last week’s interview: Doing more to help creative business start ups grow and succeed – Interview with Doug Richard and is number fifty-three in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things and helping businesses innovate, become more social and deliver better service.
Here’s the highlights from the interview I did with Dave:
About Dave (taken from the Likeable Books website)
Dave is the cofounder and CEO of Likeable, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm comprised of Likeable Media, Likeable Community College, and Likeable Local. Dave and his wife Carrie lead a team of 50 in working with brands, small businesses, and individuals to better leverage social media. Likeable was named to both the 2011 and 2012 Inc 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.
Dave’s first book, a New York Times bestseller, was Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (and Other Social Networks). His second book, Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver, was released in October of last year. Dave is a frequent keynote speaker an contributing writer for Mashable, Inc, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Washington Post. His work has been featured on CNBC’s “On the Money,” ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, BBC World News, and the New York Times.
Dave is proud of his Likeable business accomplishments but prouder of his other joint venture with Carrie, Charlotte and Kate, their two daughters at home in Port Washington, New York.
Here’s how you can connect with Dave:
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