Shama Hyder (born 25 April 1985) is a technology entrepreneur, a best-selling author, a public speaker, and a web and television personality. She is chief executive officer of the Marketing Zen Group, a full-service web marketing agency she founded in 2009 and author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue which is among the top three selling web marketing books on Amazon.com.
Shama Hyder was born in Goa, India in 1985. When she was 9 years old, she and her family immigrated to the United States, settling in Carrollton, Texas. In 2003, she graduated from Carrollton's R. L. Turner High School, and then attended. The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a master’s degree in organizational communication in 2008.
As the founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, Shama Hyder runs a web marketing firm with an emphasis on social media marketing based in Dallas, TX. In 2009, the firm was launched with $1,500 and has experienced annual growth at an average 400%. Shama directs the company’s 25 full-time virtual employees, delivering social media and digital public relations services for clients that range from publicly held Fortune 1000 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organisations. The company serves clients worldwide, including companies in Europe, Asia and Central and South Americas.
She is a recipient of the Technology Titan – Emerging Company CEO award. In 2011, she was named one of four “Super Sonic Youth” by Entrepreneur Magazine, which called her a “Zen master of marketing.”
Shama is an author, Public speaker, and columnist with Forbes and several magazines and have won a lot of Honours and Awards.
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