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Zach Clayton CEO, Three Ships Media

Zach Clayton is an entrepreneur interested in the intersection of digital media, technology, and marketing. Zach is the Founder & CEO of Three Ships Media, a digital marketing company focused on helping brands "localize" their digital marketing. Three Ships Media generates new customers and leads for its clients through channels such as Web, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and online display advertising. Three Ships Media supports an in-house think tank, the Emerging Media Research Council, an advisory network that provides communications executives with proprietary research and data centered around digital marketing. Clients include leading corporations, advisory firms, and national associations such as American Airlines, AARP, American Medical Association, AT&T, Bayer, Deloitte, Edelman, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Verizon. Previously, Zach co-founded New Media Campaigns, a technology and online marketing company based in North Carolina. As President of New Media Campaigns, Zach guided the company from inception through the launch of Epicenter One, a proprietary software platform for online marketing. Today, the company serves more than 400 clients across North America and has released several software products, including a framework for the PHP software language and HiFi, an intuitive content management platform. Zach currently serves on the Board of Directors of Global Citizen Year, the Foundation Board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Board of Advisors for the Broughton Capital Foundation. Zach has written for The Hotline, authored two books, published numerous articles on digital media, and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. He was named “Tarheel of the Week” by the Raleigh News & Observer for his political and community involvement. Zach holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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