Announcing Trey Ratcliff as #PBEVENT Keynote

March 28, 2013 By


trey-bio-picThe most common piece of feedback I’ve had about this year’s PBVENT has been ‘you’ve got some amazing speakers this year’ (check out who we’ve announced already here).

I tend to agree – we’re particularly lucky this year… but you don’t think we’ve finished yet do you?!?

I’m really excited today to announce another international keynote speaker for this year’s ProBlogger Training Day.

It is… Trey Ratcliff.

I first came across Trey in my research for an article I was writing on Digital Photography School because Trey is an one of the most amazing photographers – particularly known for his HDR photography (one of his photos was the first HDR photo to hang in the Smithsonian) – but it quickly became obvious to me that Trey was someone to watch not only for his photography but for the way in which he built his online brand and business.

Trey’s website – Stuck in Customs – has over half a million monthly page views, he’s launched the highly successful Flatbooks site (which sells eBooks from a large number of authors), has created numerous apps and speaks regularly around the world at amazing events.

Oh… and then there’s his social media presence!

SocialStatistics.com ranks Trey Ratcliff as the 6th most followed person on Google+ (with over 4.6 million followers) (behind Britney Spears, Lada Gaga and David Beckham but ahead of Madonna, Usher and Richard Branson). Add to that his 4.8 million Pinterest followers and you’re starting to get a picture of what he’s built. I particularly love the way that Trey has used G+ and have asked him to speak at our event on some of what he’s learned about that platform.

On top of all Trey has achieved (and I’m just scratching the surface here) I’m pleased to say that he is one of the most genuinely nice people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the online world.

He’s genuinely interested in connecting with and helping those he meets and I’m certain that many of those who attend this year’s ProBlogger Training Event are going to come away better off for listening to and meeting Trey.

Update on Ticket Sales

When we announced PBEVENT 2013 we anticipated an event for around 300 people (around the same size as last year). However when we released Early Bird tickets two weeks ago and saw 200 of them sell out in just a couple of hours we released that we’d need to find more room.

I know a lot of you are worried you won’t be able to get a spot when we release the final round of tickets early in May but I want to let you know that in talking with QT Gold Coast (our venue) that we’ll be able to fit more than 300 attendees (with a bit of a change to how we were going to set things up).

I can’t guarantee everyone will get a ticket but we’ll do our best to accommodate the demand.

To be notified of when the final round of tickets will go on sale make sure you’re subscribed to our email notification list as it will be this list who gets the first go at whatever tickets we release. Add your name and email below to be notified.

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