Speaker Profile

Debra Aho Williamson
Principal Analyst, Social Media / eMarketer

Debra Aho Williamson is eMarketer's lead analyst focusing on real-time marketing and social media. She has written more than three dozen reports delivering key insights covering how marketers, media and consumers are engaging with social media and related topics. 

Debra has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Associated Press, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, Fortune, Advertising Age and other publications, and she has appeared on television and radio outlets including Bloomberg Television, CNN, Bloomberg Radio, and KCBS-San Francisco. Her speaking credits include presentations to the iMedia Brand Summit, Word of Mouth Marketing Association, ad:tech, the IAB, the Conversational Marketing Summit, Virtual Worlds Expo, Special Libraries Association and the Seattle Direct Marketing Association. 

Earlier in her career, Debra was the founding executive editor of The Industry Standard, the first newsweekly for the internet economy, and editor of Advertising Age's Interactive Media & Marketing section.