About Todd Defren


Todd Defren is recognized globally as a Social Media & Public Relations innovator, thinker & lecturer.  His blog, PR-Squared,  is routinely among the top 50 blogs on AdAge’s Power150.

Defren is a CEO at SHIFT Communications, a hybrid PR firm named “Digital/Social Agency of the Year” in 2012, “New Media Agency of the Year” in 2008 and “Agency of the Year” in 2007.  The $14M+ company works with clients such as McDonald’s, Salesforce.com, TechCrunch, H&R Block and Tyson Foods.

Defren is the visionary behind the Social Media Release and Social Media Newsrooms; a co-founder and Board Member of the Social Media Club, a PRWeek “40 Under 40” honoree, an Advisory Board Member for the SmartBrief on Social Media, a Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research, and, a frequent Social Media speaker.  He was referred to as a “Social Media Marketing Master” in Mashable in 2010.  He is also featured in over 1,750 “Twitter Lists” including Robert Scoble’s “Tech PR Brands & People.”

If you’d like to book Todd as a speaker, or would just like to make an introduction, please send an email to tdefren (at) shiftcomm.com.



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