Meet The Team
Amy DeYoung is a freelance blog post writer covering influencer marketing and business topics. As the daughter of two business owners, she's been fascinated by all things business from a young age, which led her to graduate from college with a bachelor's degree in business. When she's not typing away, she spends her time reading nonfiction books and mystery novels, baking scrumptious desserts, and playing with her dog.
Karina Gandola was born and raised outside the city of Charleston, in the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia. Karina loves writing about the influencer marketing space and an area she is passionate about. She considers her faith and family to be most important to her. If she isn’t spending time with her friends and family, you can almost always find her around her sweet yellow Labrador retriever, Poshna.
Melody Day is a UK-based copywriter, working in developing industries such as travel, beauty, and lifestyle. She creates digestible copy that is fully optimized for SEO and gains positive engagement from readers. They are able to create engaging blogs and website copy for a range of unique brands.
Romilly A. Glenton is a Spain-based writer with a deep passion for the influencer economy and creator space. Her writings offer insightful perspectives on digital trends and the evolving landscape of social media influencers. Living in the heart of Spain, Romilly's work is infused with a unique blend of traditional cultural insights and modern digital developments. She skillfully dissects viral trends and influencer marketing strategies, making complex topics accessible and engaging. Her articles are not just informative, but a reflection of her own journey through the rapidly changing digital world. When she's not writing, Romilly enjoys exploring Spain's rich culture, drawing inspiration for her insightful pieces.
Nii A. Ahene is the founder and managing director of Net Influencer, a website dedicated to offering insights into the influencer marketing industry. Together with its newsletter, Influencer Weekly, Net Influencer provides news, commentary, and analysis of the events shaping the creator and influencer marketing space. Through interviews with startups, influencers, brands, and platforms, Nii and his team explore how influencer marketing is being effectively used to benefit businesses and personal brands alike.
Cecilia Carloni, Interview Manager at Influence Weekly and writer for NetInfluencer. Coming from beautiful Argentina, Ceci has spent years chatting with big names in the influencer world, making friends and learning insider info along the way. When she’s not deep in interviews or writing, she's enjoying life with her two daughters. Ceci’s stories give a peek behind the curtain of influencer life, sharing the real and interesting tales from her many conversations with movers and shakers in the space.
Emily Surpless, originally a devoted reader and writer, now channels her passion into amplifying well-written content for eager audiences. As a seasoned expert in the creator economy, she works tirelessly to boost the visibility of engaging articles across various topics, including influencer marketing, creator economy news, and the latest trends in the industry. With a background in writing and editing, Emily understands the intricacies of creating compelling content and is dedicated to ensuring that high-quality articles find their way to interested readers. Her drive to connect excellent writing with its deserved audience is at the heart of her professional ethos.
Formerly the Executive Editor at Business Insider in New York, she has a distinguished track record that includes leading a team to achieve over 1 billion pageviews in 2023. With over 15 years of experience in the digital media space, her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas including brand consulting, marketing consulting, blogging, brand marketing, content strategy, digital marketing, market research, editing, copywriting, and writing, with a particular focus on the creator economy.
Fiona Alston is a dynamic freelance journalist and news reporter based in Tallinn, specializing in the influencer and creator economy, technology, and the intricate dynamics of Ireland's business landscape. With a rich background in broadcast journalism from The University of Sunderland, including a multimedia work placement with BBC Newcastle, Fiona brings a unique blend of expertise to her contributions at Tech.eu, Irish Times, RTÉ, Business Post, and Image Magazine. Her passion for tech, innovation, health & fitness, and positive storytelling shines through her work, as she delves deeply into the worlds of start-ups, influencer marketing, and the rapidly evolving creator economy.
Mike is an experienced journalist with over 10 years of experience covering the tech and online culture space. He is a contributor to Forbes and has written a book about the esports industry.