Erik Deckers is the owner and President of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency in Indianapolis. He is a writer, personal branding expert, speaker, and humorist.
He co-authored Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Pearson, 3rd. ed. 2017), No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing (Pearson, 2011), and The Owned Media Doctrine (Archway Publishing, 2013). He recently published his first humor novel, Mackinac Island Nation. He has also ghostwritten five other books for business leaders and former athletes.
Erik has been blogging since 1997, and has been a published writer since the early 1990s. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for over 27 years, and is published in 10 newspapers around Indiana. He is also an award-winning playwright, both for stage and radio theatre. Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, and is now the president of their board of directors.
He also frequently speaks about blogging and social media, especially as it relates to personal branding, small business marketing, crisis communication, and citizen journalism.
Erik is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Philosophy and an M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration. He is married with three children and lives in Orlando, FL.
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