Scott Allen


A 20-year veteran technology entrepreneur, executive and consultant, Scott “Social Media” Allen is currently Vice President of Marketing for OneCoach, a business coaching, training and consulting firm serving growing businesses. He is also a popular and prolific writer and speaker on the topics of marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

Scott is coauthor of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online and The Emergence of The Relationship Economy, and a contributor to over a dozen books on social media, marketing and entrepreneurship. He is currently a resident expert/columnist at Business.com and American Express OPEN Forum (beginning April 2010) and an occasional/past contributor to FastCompany.comGTD Times and numerous other sites. He blogs about social media at  TheVirtualHandshake.com and LinkedIntelligence.com and maintains a personal blog, Social Media Is My Middle Name.

Scott is a recognized authority, having been quoted or featured in ABCNews.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CFO Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Sales and Marketing Management, Networking Times, Southwest Airlines Spirit, Worth and other major publications, as well as appearing on radio and at industry conferences. He consults with businesses and individuals on social media strategy and social media product/site design.

Scott has offered training programs in conjunction with business networking sites LinkedIn, Ryze, and others, plus courses on creating a powerful personal presence and growing your personal network on the internet. He is an experienced presenter, both virtually and from the podium, with clients and event partners including Microsoft, ERE Media, Business Development Institute, Execunet, American Marketing Association, American Management Association, and others.

During his career, he has implemented enterprise solutions for companies including IBM and Amazon and has managed several remote teams.

You can contact Scott Allen via our contact form or by email at scott (at) thevirtualhandshake.com