Meet Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults.
Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.
He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit.
Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CBS Evening News and is co-author of Facebook Nation – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.
He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo.
He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70 mile ultramarathon.
Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.
"Dennis Yu is a wonderful resource and Social Media Dallas was so lucky to have him as a speaker and trainer!" -Kathy F. Catoe
"Dennis Yu is the King of Facebook ads." -Mari Smith
"Dennis has not only been amazing with us at the Warriors but someone I consider a great friend" -Kenny Lauer
"If I had a class on social media, I'd make Dennis Yu's book required reading." -Gordon Borrell
"Not gonna lie, Dennis Yu in the span of just an hour dropped some knowledge that will change the entire course of my future! #genius" -Rich Thurman
"Dennis Yu is incredibly knowledgeable about Facebook ads. Follow him immediately!" -Larry Kim
"Who's better than Dennis Yu? If someone meets that person, please introduce me to them." -Eric Ludwig
"Dennis Yu rocks! :)" - Andrea Vahl
"Dennis Yu is the King of Facebook ads."- Mari Smith
"Dennis is always awesome." - Bryan Eisenberg
"The future of social media marketing is bright with guys like Dennis...helping people and brands figure out how to optimize their strategies." - Phil Mershon
"Dennis Yu IS larger than life." - Laurie Shook
"Every time I hear Dennis Yu speak I am WOWed and inspired." - BWD Blogger Template
"Dennis is indeed the man! The absolute real deal!" - Alison J. Herzog
"Dennis is one of the most well-thought, forward thinking analytical, and truly compassionate people I've ever met. If you're marketing and don't already follow Dennis, or his company BlitzMetrics, stop what you're doing right now and do it. You won't regret it." - Kevin C. Walker
"Dude you ROCK. You produce the best real world, take action Facebook content on the planet. You really get social media." - Charles Kirkland
"Dennis Yu is the most power user I can think of..." - Ilan Klein
"Dennis, my students thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! Thank you for a wonderful presentation on Facebook advertising. I hope you will visit us again. You're the best!" - Sabrina Kizzle
"Blessed to have Dennis Yu offer his mentorship, and be a part of his content juggernaut." - Mike McEuen
June 11th, 2014 – Congres Facebook Marketing 2014
March 17th – 19th, 2014 – Conversion Conference San Francisco 2014
June 5th, 2013 – AllFacebook Marketing Conference
April 22nd – 25th, 2013 – PubCon New Orleans
April 15th – 17th, 2013 – Conversion Conference West 2013
March 19th – 20th, 2013 – Digital Media Summit
Jan 27th, 2012 – Socialize Toronto 2012
Nov 7th – 10th, 2011 – PubCon Las Vegas 2011
Oct 20th – 21st, 2011 – Socialize West 2011
Jun 28th – 29th, 2011 – AF Expo
May 23rd – 24th, 2011 – Social Media Optimization Conference
Nov 8th – 11th, 2010 – Pubcon Las Vegas 2010
Oct 5th – 7th, 2009 – SMX East 2009
May 16th, 2014 – Interactive Day San Diego (IDSD)
June 11th – 13th, 2013 – Conversion Conference Chicago 2013
May 14th, 2013 – SFIMA Summit 2013
April 8th – 10th, 2013 – Hero Conf 2013 http://www.ppchero.com/dennis-yu-hero-conf-2013-interview/
Feb 6-10, 2012 – Online Marketing Summit 2012
Nov 9th – 10th, 2011 – Local Social Summit 2011
Nov 3rd – 6th, 2011 – Blogworld and New Media Expo LA 2011
Oct 10th – 13th, 2011 – Web 2.0 Expo New York 2011
Jun 2nd – 16th, 2011 – Webtrends Brings You: The Facebook Sessions
March 28th – 31st, 2011 – Web 2.0 Expo 2011 SF
June 9th – 10th, 2010 – SES Toronto
Apr 2nd – 3rd, 2009 – SMX Sydney
In his own words:
"Small businesses don't have a lot of money to spend, yet they also want a great site that looks good, shows up in search engines, makes the phone ring, and in general--provides a measurable return on their hard-earned dollar. They want something that is simple to understand. And they don't have time to learn all the technical details, but want a partner that can handle it, because they have a dozen other things to worry about.
My main focus is on training up students with real-world experience at no cost to them-- funded by packages. And we do this for pro sports teams plus customers of Infusionsoft, since they have funnels to amplify with social.
I know BlitzMetrics has that team of people--a group of highly-trained analysts, not salespeople or call center people. The person you talk to when you come onboard is the same person who works with you on an on-going basis. They are paid according to how well you do, just like your clients are.
Do you have at least $1 a day to spend for online marketing? And are you willing to work with us as we gather information that you'll need to present to your clients and customers? Then we might be able to help you show up in local search results. If you're a franchise with many locations or if you're a professional service firm that is willing to spend money on advertising, we have a few other options, as well."