Alison (Driscoll) Zarrella is a social media strategist with more than 9 years of experience in the digital landscape, including web copywriting and social media marketing. She has advised a wide variety of clients on social media strategies, most notably in the consumer packaged goods, automotive and travel industries. She is the co-author of “The Facebook Marketing Book” (O’Reilly) and currently heads up an award-winning social media team in Las Vegas while running her own social media consultancy.

A 2006 graduate of Boston University, Alison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in Advertising. While at BU, Alison was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and served as their Public Relations Vice President.

Alison has been credited as a Facebook expert in both radio and print interviews, and has been featured as a guest speaker at college courses at Boston University and Emerson College. A frequent conference speaker, including CES, SXSW and PubCon, Alison has also contributed to industry publications such as Mashable. She has lead clients to become the most checked-into hotel in the world on Foursquare, while surpassing global brands in social media reach and engagement and leading the industry with new tools and best practices.

If you would like to talk about blogging, social media, the internet, shopping or shoes, add her on LinkedIn or Facebook and start following @alison on Twitter. Alison is also available for consulting and copywriting services. Want to talk more? Email her at alison@alisonzarrella.com.