Julia Kocs, speaker, author and media professional, is the owner of Kocs Brand + Communications, a marketing firm based in Berkeley, California. With over twenty years of US and international experience, Julia’s expertise includes the interplay between branding, media, reputation management and ways these can be used to inspire customers and increase sales. Her recent interviews and conference appearances include NASE, Punch Radio and the American eMarketing Association. Julia’s current engagements include lecturing on Branding and Marketing for the East Bay Chapter of SCORE in Oakland, California. Prior to launching her firm, Julia directed Connecting Point of Compass Community Services, a national pilot program in San Francisco.