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Shama Hyder

FounderZen Media

Miami, FL

Member Since June 2021


Online Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Digital Marketing


Shama is the Founder & CEO of Zen Media, a B2B PR and marketing agency, serving tech-driven B2B companies globally from New York to Israel, including Chase Business, AdRoll, Dwolla, ATB Ventures, Cox Communications, and more. Shama has been a media correspondent for Fox Business, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CW, and she's one of the world’s leading experts on marketing and PR in the digital age. She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company. Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country. She is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition, and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Shama has delivered keynotes in over 20 countries and spoken for recognized brands including Movado, Chase, Tupperware and Inc 5000. As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009, “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2014 by Inc. Magazine, and Forbes “30 Under 30” movers and shakers for 2015. LinkedIn has named Hyder one of their “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social Media for four years in a row. Shama holds a BA in Communication Studies and a Master’s in Organizational Communication and Technology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

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Company details

Zen Media

Company bio

The #1 PR and Marketing Firm for Technology-Driven B2B brands. The only new media agency to be honoured by both the Whitehouse and the United Nations as a Top 100 company in North America.


Marketing & advertising

Area of focus

Public Relations

Company size

11 - 50