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Steve Raquel is the president of IOV Media, a social media and marketing consultancy in the Chicago area. He has more than 20 years of experience working with some of the biggest brands in the world including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and the Olympic Games. In his current role at IOV Media, he helps professional athletes, small businesses and large corporations determine how to use social media wisely.
Within the last five years, Steve has been an active participant and contributor in the social media arena, having been featured on CNN and as a regular contributor on bleacherreport.com, writing on the impact of social media in sports as well as consumer behavior. He has also been a guest lecturer on social media at Northwestern University, Notre Dame and just completed a semester as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Illinois teaching foundations of brand strategy. He has been selected as a session speaker at the 2014 @Midwest Social Media Conference.
Steve and his wife Stephanie live in Naperville with their three daughters. He earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more about Steve, visit his web site,www.iovmedia.com.
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