Adam Metz is the VP of Business Development at The Social Concept,an executive coaching and information products firm, based in San Francisco, California. Metz has worked with companies since 2006 on how to acquire, manage, monetize and retain customers from the social web.Metz’s customer community, at http://metz.customerhub.net has nearly 1400 members, and offers a no-cost 9-hour training course on social customer relationship management. Metz’s second book, The Social Customer, was released on 9/16/11 and has hit #1 on the Amazon marketing charts.

Adam’s first book, There Is No Secret Sauce, has sold or downloaded over 3000 copies, and is currently in its third printing. He has additionally published an eBook, The Metz Way.Metz specializes in social media marketing and social customer relationship management (social CRM) for awesome consumer brands and loves lifestyle, travel, apparel and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies.

Metz has worked with over 200 consumer and B2B companies, including Hershey’s Chocolate, Waggin’ Train Pet Food, Wente Vineyards (top 30 winery) Pirate’s Booty, MBT Shoes, Maestroconference, Obama Girl (Barely Political), Lynda.com, Passport Resorts, Hollywood Park Racetrack, The San Francisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Mighty Leaf Tea, Timbuk2 bags, and dozens of others. Adam Metz also worked on the first social media program for Pulitzer-Prize winning author Thomas Friedman.

Metz has lectured at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Washington, and University of California, Santa Cruz and has given keynote talks at numerous conferences and associations including the California and Minnesota Chapters of the American Marketing Association, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau Technology Conference, and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association.

Metz lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his wife, Susan.

You can reach Adam by emailing him at AdamMetz@FiveStarSpeakers.com

Adam’s web site is at: www.thesocialconcept.com

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