When Jessica was growing up, she had a lot of dreams and aspirations. To be an entrepreneur, to write a book, to be a mom, and to live happily ever after.
Up until 2012 she had achieved all those dreams and in October she finally started to draft her book, originally titled "The Blogger's Little Book of Secrets", that eventually became Spill.
For Jessica, writing a book is a rewarding creative process. She loves the ideation, bringing concepts together, designing the book cover, and identifying and sharing with those who will benefit the most.
She is currently working on another non-fiction book as well as a novel.
Jessica Smith enjoys more than a decade of marketing strategy, business development, and social media experience. She's worked with big brands, start-ups, and media titans to craft their digital marketing strategy, identify impactful influencers, develop active and engaged communities, and generate conversations both online and off. She has also served as a spokesblogger for Ford Motors and EA Sports Active and has written for media outlets, including Mashable and Lifetime TV's Lifetime Moms.
By day, she is currently Director of Sales at HyperOffice, a cloud collaboration software company.
A super user and first adopter, Jessica has been using Twitter and Facebook since 2007. She started connecting with people online in the late 1980′s when she started using Prodigy and in college in the mid-90′s she was learning and sharing with other college students on Greekpages.com. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Jessica started her career at Sapient Corporation.
Jessica has been a speaker, moderator and panelist at several conferences including PRSA International Conference, Vocus Users Conference, M2Moms, Blogher, Blissdom, Type-A Mom Conference, and Blogalicious Weekend.
Notable panels include:
"The Blend: Mixing Online and Offline to Activate Momfluentials" at M2Moms 2009
"Looking Ahead: The Nexus of Social Media & Public Relations" PRSA International 2009
"The State of Social Media" Vocus Users Conference 2010
Listed on Hub Spot's list of "100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter", she was also named one of the Top 25 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Social Media in Immediate Influence Blog in Fall 2009, named one of the Nielsen Online's Power Mom 50, #7 on Babble's Top 50 Twitter Moms 2010, one of the 25 Women Who Rock Social Media by TopRankBlog in 2010 and #67 on BigMoneyWeb.com's 200 Most Fearless Women Online and in Social Media in 2011.
Jessica resides in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area with her husband and young son.