Joel Comm (born May 5, 1964) is an American author and Internet marketer. Comm is the CEO of InfoMedia, a social media consulting company.
After a career as a radio personality, Comm started generating revenue from his Internet business ventures. In 1995, he created WorldVillage, a virtual village that offers games and trivia competitions. He created DealofDay.com, WorldVillage’s sister website, as a directory of hundreds of retailers’ discounts. Comm founded ClassicGames, a family-friendly multiplayer gaming website he sold to Yahoo! in 1997 and was the precursor for Yahoo! Games.
In 2006, Comm authored The AdSense Code, a book about how to maximize revenue through Google’s AdSense. The book that year reached The New York Times Best Seller list and the Bloomberg Businessweek bestseller list. Comm also authored Twitter Power, a book that describes how to create a Twitter account, gain a large following, and market products on Twitter.
In 2007, Comm conceived of and hosted The Next Internet Millionaire, the first Internet reality show. Based on the NBC show The Apprentice, it offered contestants the chance to win $25,000 and join one of Comm’s business ventures with the goal of making $1 million. In 2008, Comm created iFart Mobile, an app that makes fart noises. 14 days after he published the app, it had been bought 100,000 times and was ranked first on Apple Inc.’s App Store.
As a public and motivational speaker, Joel speaks on a variety of business and entrepreneurial topics. He presents a step-by-step playbook on how to use social media as a leveraging tool to expand the reach of your brand, increase your customer base, and create fierce brand loyalty for your business. Joel is also able to speak with authority on the various ways to harness the marketing power of mobile applications to explode profits. He offers an inspiring yet down-to-earth call to action for those who dream of obtaining growth and financial success. As someone who went from having only 87 cents in his bank account to creating mutiple successful businesses, Joel is uniquely poised to instruct and inspire when it comes to using the various forms of new media as avenues towards the greater goal of business success. Click here for Joel’s speaker page.
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Evangelist
In July 2017, Joel and Martech leader Travis Wright went down the rabbit hole of blockchain technology. They took their excitement and channeled it into the creation of The Bad Crypto Podcast. The show, heard in 180 countries around in the world, is one of the top crypto-related shows in the world. With over 400,000 downloads/month, the show provides an informative and entertaining take on the Blockchain revolution that is changing the world. Joel gives keynotes and participates on panels on the subject.
Joel is the New York Times best-selling author of 15 books, including The AdSense Secrets, Click Here to Order: Stories from the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs, KaChing: How to Run an Online Business that Pays and Pays and Twitter Power 3.0. He is a contributor to Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur and the Social Media Examiner, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other places. With Joel’s publishing track record, he has assisted many peers in their publishing efforts. His resume includes best-sellers from Kim Garst, E. Brian Rose, Ewen Chia, Brian G. Johnson and more than a dozen others.
Live Video Marketing Expert
On the frontlines of live video online since 2008, Joel is the leading voice in live video marketing. Whether using tools such as Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram or Snapchat to broadcast a clearly defined message to a receptive audience or leveraging the power of webinar and meeting technologies such as Belive.tv or Crowdcast.io, Joel’s tested strategies make him an in-demand speaker and consultant for brands both large and small. Whether you are seeking a speaker for a corporate event, association annual meeting or an organizational keynote, Joel delivers matches technology with the message to deliver cutting-edge solutions specifically for your target market.
With more than twenty (20) years of Internet business experience, Joel has found success in multiple niches. Corporations, small-to-medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs trust him for sound, practical advice and creative thinking. He has consulted with, trained or developed strategic partnerships with Microsoft, IBM and Twitter, among many others. Whether you are seeking general direction or you require in-depth marketing strategy, Joel brings his varied experiences to you and is available for consulting by the hour or by the day.