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Shama Hyder

Founder & CEOZen Media

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Member Since March 2012


Digital Marketing
Digital Strategy
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Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of Zen Media – a global online marketing and digital PR company. She has aptly been dubbed the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country. Under her leadership, Zen Media has grown an average of 400% growth annually since 2009 to include a team of 30 and serve clients ranging from publicly-held Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses and nonprofit organizations across the globe. Shama is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age, her latest book that launched in 2016. An acclaimed international keynote speaker, Shama has shared the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama. As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009, one of the “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2014 by Inc. Magazine, and to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of movers and shakers for 2015. LinkedIn named Hyder one of its “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social Media. Her web show Shama TV was awarded the “Hermes Gold award for Educational Programming in Electronic Media” and most recently she was awarded the “Excellence in Social Media Entrepreneurship” award for 2016 by Anokhi Media.

Published content

Why Investing In Women Investment Bankers Pays Off


Is your organization doing enough to include the voices of women? If not, you may be missing out on an important competitive advantage.


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5 Tips For Leaving A Lasting First Impression


From one female entrepreneur to another, advice on leaving a strong first impression (hint: heels are a must).

What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me About Business


This entrepreneur got an earful of start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani


The president of the Marketing Zen Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received.

Using Metrics to Prove the ROI of Employee Recognition Programs


from TheSeeker'sBroom via flickr Last month in Chicago, Rideau Recognition Solutions, a world leader in web-based employee recognition programs, launched the U.S. version of their global roundtable series on employee recognition in the workplace. At this seminar, participants in Calgary, Alberta and now, Chicago, have enthusiastically delved into the [...]

Company details

Zen Media

Company bio

We’re Zen Media, a new media communications firm. Think of us as the anti-agency. Zen isn’t just our name, it’s our game. We help brands make more meaningful connections with the modern day customer via influencer marketing, experiential, and story-telling in the digital age.


Marketing & Advertising

Area of focus

Digital Marketing
Public Relations
Social Media

Company size

11 - 50