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Named one of Marketing Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30”, Erin Bury is an entrepreneur, marketer, former technology journalist, and startup advisor/investor. A monthly columnist for the Financial Post and a tech commentator on CTV News, Bury shares the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship, marketing to millennials, creating a killer personal brand, and how to harness the latest digital trends from chatbots to VR. If that’s not all, her other claim to fame is she’s been retweeted by Oprah — twice.
Most recently, Bury spent six years as managing director at Eighty-Eight, a creative communications agency that works with consumer brands and technology companies to tell their stories. At that agency, Bury worked with big brands including Sony Pictures Television, Torstar, Yellow Pages, and PayPal, as well as countless startups. Prior to Eighty-Eight, Bury was the managing editor at startup publication BetaKit, and the director of communications at Sprouter, which was acquired by Postmedia in 2011.
A journalism graduate, Bury has written for publications such as The Globe and Mail, Mashable, Marketing Magazine, Strategy Magazine, and VentureBeat. She comments frequently in the press about marketing and entrepreneurship, including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, The Toronto Star, and Canadian Business.
Bury has spoken at events across North America with up to 1,000 attendees, including Haste & Hustle, CTAConf, Content Marketing Conference, and the Profit W100. She has also hosted events for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Square Canada, Microsoft Canada, and several entrepreneurship organizations, and has interviewed leading executives and entrepreneurs on-stage, including Shark Tank entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
Bury is currently the co-founder of The County Wine Tours, a bicycle wine tour company based in Prince Edward County, and advises multiple startups including Willful and Pressed News. She is also a board member at Save the Children Canada, and a committed mentor to young entrepreneurs.