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It’s almost Hollywood Squares time at #CMWorld! Meet our Host and Wednesday Squares

One of the highlights for many of us was our Hollywood Squares live game show at CMWorld 2015. Well guess what? It’s back! We’re thrilled to bring you two games this year, one Wednesday, September 7, and one Thursday, September 8. On Wednesday, our squares will be filled with 7 CMWorld keynote speakers, and one Intelligent Content Conference Keynote!

Here’s a preview of last year’s games so you’ll know what to expect:

Take a look and read these incredible bios of amazing speakers, marketers, content marketers, business owners, authors and podcasters – and yes, most of these folks are “all of the above!” Plus, some of their side projects and passions are just epic.


Tim Washer
Tim is the creative director for Cisco Systems, who also finds time to be a comedy writer and emcee. Studying under Amy Poehler, Tim’s credits include Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Onion and many more. He’s the perfect host for this year’s Hollywood Squares game shows because of his improv and award-winning storytelling expertise!


Marcus Sheridan
The New York Times calls him a “web marketing guru”, and we’re just lucky to call him a #CMWorld speaker each year. We know more about pools than we ever planned to because of Marcus, and we also know a lot more on how to be better content marketers.

Rand Fishkin
Known as the Wizard of Moz, Rand also co-authored “The Art of SEO.” If you only see Rand once a week, be sure it’s during his Whiteboard Fridays. You’ll be saying TGIF for a whole new reason.

Mitch Joel
Dubbed the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” by Marketing Magazine, Mitch is the President of Mium, and the host of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, where he works to build the largest oral history of electric bass players in the world.

Andy Crestodina
Andy is best known as the author of Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing and the co-founder and the Strategic Director of Orbit Media, but did you know he was also named Content Marketing World 2015’s highest-rated speaker? Yep. And because of that, he’ll be on the main stage at CMWorld for us all to hear his wisdom.

Ann Handley
A Wall Street Journal best-selling author with Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, Ann is pioneer in digital marketing, and was the first-ever Chief Content Officer. MarketingProfs is amazingly successful because of Ann’s brilliance and work!

Jay Acunzo
Jay is the author of the blog “Sorry for Marketing,” one of my favorites, and is most recently spending his extra time producing and hosting of the show “Unthinkable”. He’s also the Vice President of marketing at NextView, and a long-time and highly-valued CMWorld speaker and contributor.

Joe Pulizzi
Our leader and Founder of Content Marketing Institute and Content Marketing World, Joe is also the author of Epic Content Marketing and Content Inc., Founder of The Orange Effect Foundation and lover of all things orange. We love Joe and there’s no one we’d rather have in the center square at Content Marketing World!

Andrea Ames
Andrea is aSenior Technical Staff Member and Enterprise Content Experience Strategist/Architect/Designer at IBM, and also a Certified Zentangle Teacher. How cool is that? I met Andrea at Intelligent Content Conference 2016, and she’s as funny as she is smart, and that’s something.

Marco Pardi
Marco Pardi is the managing director of UBM Tech, UBM’s technology division. With UBM’s recent acquisition of the Content Marketing Institute, we wanted Marco to get a real hands-on experience at Content Marketing World! Marco has an extensive background leading strategy for events around the world, and is excited to add Cleveland and CMWorld to his list.

Be sure to connect with our squares before CMWorld! We’ll announce our Thursday celebrity squares early next week, and also our contestants! We look forward to seeing you at CMWorld and enjoying this fun and educational break in our days!

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