Warren Whitlock

Warren Whitlock is a renowned digital business development strategist, author, and speaker, and CEO of Stirling Corp.
Summary

Warren Whitlock is a renowned digital business development strategist, author, and speaker who has helped hundreds of businesses achieve rapid and continuing results from their marketing process. He is the Senior Managing Partner at Warren Whitlock and Associates  a company that matches marketers with top influencers of media, social networks, industry alliances and power brokers to meet their objectives of influence in social media, customer acquisition, and online marketing.

Warren helps businesses transform into a new way of doing business using social media and online marketing and promotion to attract the right audience from the 2 billion people using the Internet.

He is associated with several startups, including Carbon Digits, Ochen Publishing, and the Billions Rising Foundation. He is the host of Social Media Radio and is known on social media sites as @WarrenWhitlock, where he engages with his followers daily. Whitlock is associated with the Billions Rising Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring anything that is helping to empower self-reliance. The foundation produces SelfReliance Radio, the BillionsRising Blog and News site, books, events, and documentaries that highlight the stories of those who give a hand up rather than a handout.

He is the author of several books, including "Profitable Social Media: Business Results Without Playing Games" and "Billions Rising: Empowering Self-Reliance Around the Globe." Warren has been named one of Forbes' Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 and one of the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers.

Biography

Warren Whitlock is a renowned social media expert and business consultant who has worked with several companies in various industries. He began his career in March 1987 and worked with Landmark Printer for twenty years, where he resold computers with a focus on imaging and imaging supplies. He also provided online and offline support and services to thousands of clients worldwide.

In November 2012, Warren co-founded the Billions Rising Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing individuals and organizations that empower self-reliance, particularly for those in need. The foundation produces SelfReliance Radio, the BillionsRising Blog and News site, books, events, and documentaries that highlight the stories of those who give a hand up rather than a handout.

Warren is the founder and CEO of Carbon Digits, where he helps businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and lead generation. He is recognized as one of Forbes Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers, and his team creates social media content strategies and business growth consulting using new media platforms.

Warren was also the director of Startup Grind Las Vegas, a local chapter of the world's largest independent startup community that educates, inspires, and connects founders in over 200 cities. He has also worked as a senior advisor for Guerrilla Marketing, where he advised on social media, lead conversion, community building, and business development.

In June 2013, Warren founded Ochen Publishing, a publisher of blockchain and crypto ICO site CoinHash.co, Ochen.com, and other future-facing properties. The company specializes in smart curation, community, and relevant sponsored content. He was also a senior managing partner at Warren Whitlock and Associates, where he matched marketers with top influencers of media, social networks, industry alliances, and power brokers to meet their objectives of influence in social media and customer acquisition.

Before starting his own ventures, Warren worked as a computer reseller with an emphasis on imaging and imaging supplies. During this time, he also managed several computer printer-related websites and provided both online and offline support and service to thousands of clients around the world. His experience in the industry gave him a solid foundation in the technology sector, and he would later use that knowledge in his future business ventures.

In 2007, Warren founded Carbon Digits, a company that provides social media marketing and lead generation services to businesses. His company helps businesses embrace social selling, social media marketing, and lead generation by providing strategic consulting packages, speaking engagements, and training. During this time, he also became known as one of Forbes' Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers, and his team created social media content strategies and business growth consulting using new media platforms and content marketing.

In 2012, Warren co-founded the Billions Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering self-reliance, especially for those most in need. The foundation produces SelfReliance Radio, the BillionsRising Blog and News site, books, events, and documentaries that feature the stories of those who give a hand up rather than a handout. During his time at the foundation, Warren worked tirelessly to identify individuals and organizations around the world who were empowering self-reliance and showcased their stories to inspire others.

In addition to his work at Carbon Digits and the Billions Rising Foundation, Warren also served as the Director of Startup Grind Las Vegas from 2012 to 2017. Startup Grind is a global independent startup community that actively educates, inspires, and connects founders in over 200 cities. As a director, Warren interviewed founders and investors and led meetings, helping to showcase successful Las Vegas firms and grow the startup community.

Published Work

Warren's book, "Billions Rising: Empowering Self-Reliance," is a documentation of projects, non-profits, and companies that aim to provide a hand-up to people in need, rather than a handout. The book highlights the importance of self-reliance and offers sustainable solutions to help individuals and communities rise above poverty.

His book, "Profitable Social Media," provides guidance on how businesses can effectively utilize social media to grow their audience and increase their bottom line. The book offers tips, resources, and strategies to help businesses avoid trial and error in their social media efforts. The book also stresses the importance of measuring ROI to ensure that social media efforts are profitable.

"Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing are Changing the Way We Do Business," is a guide to using Twitter to promote businesses and communicate with customers. The book emphasizes the power of social media lies with the people who use it and offers tips to help individuals and businesses harness that power.


Vision

Warren Whitlock's vision is to empower self-reliance and inspire individuals and organizations to give a hand up rather than a handout. Through his various ventures, including Carbon Digits and the Billions Rising Foundation, he helps businesses embrace social media marketing, content marketing, and lead generation to grow their audience and increase their bottom line. 

He believes in the power of social media to connect people and promote businesses, and his books, "Profitable Social Media" and "Twitter Revolution," offer guidance on how to effectively utilize social media to achieve these goals. Through his work, Warren aims to showcase the stories of those who are empowering self-reliance and inspire others to do the same.


Recognition and Awards
One of his notable achievements was founding an industry trade association and serving as its first president, where he recruited member companies, planned trade shows and educational events, proposed and lobbied successfully for state legislation, and merged it into a national association with ties to many international groups representing the industry. Whitlock was also recognized as one of Forbes' Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, ranked #8 in January 2013. As an IBM Social Business VIP Futurist, he was hand-selected by IBM and PureMatter to participate as one of only 30 guest VIPs and social thought leaders in a series of events surrounding the IBM Verse Signature Moment launch event in New York City. Whitlock is also the author of the best-selling book "Billions Rising: Empowering Self-Reliance Around the Globe," which documents and highlights the efforts of people and organizations worldwide that are empowering others to become self-reliant. He is associated with the Billions Rising Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to exploring anything that is helping to empower self-reliance.

References
Warren Whitlock
Residence
USA
Occupation
Digital business strategist, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, podcast host
Known for
Bestselling author "Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing are Changing the Way We Do Business"
Accolades
Forbes’ Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers
Education
Communications (Brigham Young University)
Social Media
Sat Mar 02 2024
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