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Lynette Young
Works at Purple Stripe Productions
Attended Rutgers – New Brunswick
Lives in Riverside, NJ
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Social Technology Strategist & Women SMB Entrepreneur
Google+, Social Media Technology, Public Speaker & Trainer, SMB Specialist
  • Purple Stripe Productions
    Owner, 2006 - present
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Lynette Young : Where creativity meets technology

Digital Media & Marketing • Published Author • Professional Keynote Speaker • Google+ Trainer • Geek • Doctor Who Fan

Lynette Young has been helping professionals and companies thrive on social media platforms and digital publishing since 2006 when she founded her company Purple Stripe ProductionsHer goal is to make the technology invisible to both her clients and their customers, instead focusing on an immersive brand and storytelling experience that moves the needle forward.

With a expert-level understanding of the popular networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, Lynette makes a point to keep her clients from becoming stale and out of date by constantly creating and curating content on fringe and niche networks. Platforms such as Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, iTunes Podcasts, Kickstarter, Vemio, Instagram, and SlideShare help her clients reach where others don’t. Multimedia content is of top importance and Lynette is highly proficient with all aspects of social media technology and rich online media such as podcasts, streaming video, and blogging, multi-screen content (mobile, desktop, tablet) as well as cross channel marketing and publishing.

She is comfortable heading up an in-house team or working with agency and client staff to build the best possible solution for her clients to meet goals. Equally effective with both executives and developers, Lynette builds connections and breaks down walls between staff, departments, clients, and vendors. She enhances and augments the participation and involvement of executive, public relations, marketing, advertising, legal, human resources, product development, customer service, and executive in all social media endeavors she champions. She has worked with clients ranging from family owned local retail businesses to Fortune 500 firms directly.

Lynette’s expertise gives her a distinct advantage as an engaging and informative speaker and corporate trainer. Her specialties include social media, online community engagement, and digital communication trends.

Lynette is one of the most followed women in the world on Google+ with over 1.5 million followers. She strives to illustrate the unique and powerful voice women have online and work with companies that want to reach them.




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Most of the content I publish on Google+ is related to my business and work I do with professionals, brands and companies to help them bridge digital communications & business bottom-line results.


Lynette's new book Google+ for Small Business (Que Press) is available for now.


Never let your best be your only. - Lynette Young

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Ex-roller skating queen. 42 years young with (sometimes) purple hair, raising two kids & keeper of one husband.
  • Rutgers – New Brunswick
  • Manville High School
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Lynette Radio, Lynette Day, Lynette Wozniak
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What an amazing accomplishment! Two women in their 70s fly in a plane for the first time in their lives. Just so sweet!! An & Ria's #First  flight.
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Pretty dang awesome interview with +Jessica Kupferman and +Scott Stratten. TOTALLY worth a listen & subscribe.
Rosy cheeks a flush with irritation at marketing #fails and bad business practices. Polite Canadian demeanor. Insanely hilarious sense of humor. He’s my ideal guy, right? This January I got [...]
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+Jessica Kupferman to be honest I was on the fence about +Scott Stratten for a long time. I have always appreciated and respected his intelligence and message, but was not so sure about the 'chest-thumpin' way he presented everything. I've seen him speak a good half dozen times but only recently turned a corner on finally getting what he was all about. Presenters like Scott and +Gary Vaynerchuk bristle me a bit, I always thought I was the 'wrong audience' for them - but I AM a huge fan of the cussing <grin>
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This is such a great idea. After you wipe the tears of joy from your eyes, please press SHARE and get this project some attention and love, okay? 
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Just in time for April Fool's Day! Hmm, since I work with my husband I think it best not to take his beloved Red Swingline Stapler and put it in Jello!
There’s always at least one person in every office that is known for pulling pranks. With April Fool’s Day coming up, you may be interested in what that person may have up their sleeve or what you can do to get them back this year. Read More We also know that there is a fine [...]
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Make a tissue ,,,, roll in his desk ,,,, mybe that easy ...
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This is the single most important piece of advice and information to read if you are a brand involved in any way with influencers - NOT "just" bloggers... thanks +Marcy Massura & +MSLGROUP 
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Thank you for the super kind words Lynette!
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+Marketing Land : Study: Per Fan Engagement On Google+ Narrowly Trails Facebook, Nearly Doubles Twitter

I was recently asked what social actions in Google+ I thought were worth worth tracking. Outside of trackable links (a 'given' but not always common marketing sense) I felt that shares were worth a bit less than +1's and comments. Why? For pretty much the same reason 'subscribers' in an email list or RSS feed are a beginning sign of interest - but actual reads/listens or comments on a blog are worth more (to me) because it indicates and shows actual human interest. Sharing a piece of content alone doesn't equal the same strength of engagement (again, to me). I value conversation over reach.

So, marketers, what social interaction / validation to you measure from a social media network community?
Here’s more evidence that smart marketers shouldn’t neglect to include Google+ in their social media mix: Google+ generates nearly as much engagement per follower as Facebook and nearly twice as much as Twitter. The surprising results come from a Forrester Research study of the social profiles of 50 global brands on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, […]
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I would agree on comments... You know (hope) the person has read and reflected. But hey.. I'm just dipping my toes in Google + so still tons to learn ;)
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Here's my latest email newsletter featuring +Chris Brogan's new book and +Social Media Examiner's Social Media Marketing World reviews on +Lee Odden & +Pat Flynn's talks. Be sure to hit the subscribe button!
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Hey thank you! That's very kind. : ) 
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30 Marketing Thought Leaders, 1 Awesome Online Event

Calling all agency & in-house marketers looking for expert help with influencer outreach! Here's a great (free) event for you! I'll be presenting "Three Powerhouse Secrets to Make the Most of Google+".

Besides my presentation, 30 top authors and thought leaders from the online marketing industry will come together to give presentations on Advocate, Influencer, and other cutting-edge digital marketing strategies. (Held on April 8th 2014)

Other presenters include +Marcy Massura (MSL Group), +Lee Odden (TopRank Online Marketing), +Stephanie Scott (+American Airlines), and +Laura Fitton (+HubSpot).

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Social Media Marketing World 2014

There is something magical about meeting people in person that you see all the time online. I'm in San Diego again (and brought the cold weather sorry!) to spend a few days with some of the top social marketers & exchange ideas. I am offically overwhelmed at how amazing and excited all the attendees and speakers are to help each other. Meeting people like +martin shervington has been a total 'fangirl' moment as well! (He's brilliant.)

As I walked around the various networking events, attended a few sessions, and chatted in hallways and over drinks... it dawned on me that other industries do not always 'enjoy' the same level of friendship between strangers as digital marketing folks do. I genuinely love what I do and love helping others be better at their own 9-to-5.

For me, the only pitfall is having to narrow the scope of the types of clients I work with (I focus on woman-forward companies/brands, tech & lifestyle brands -- and the agencies or in-house that serve them). Seeing the diversity of careers, brands and people at #SMMW14 really does make me want to help everyone succeed! I want to reach for the stars and DO EVERYTHING, and it becomes really hard to stay focused. Concentrate Lynette, concentrate!

I'm going to be growing my team really soon and I had hoped to use Social Media Marketing World to help find talent & a few more clients, but it has just been too much of a whirlwind to meet everyone I'd like to. So if you are at the conference and want to chat, come find me on Twitter or after my talk!

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It was great to meet you Lynette! 
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