Akvile DeFazio is the remarkably impressive founder and president of Akvertise, a social media advertising agency in California. She’s been on PPC Hero’s list of the top PPC influencers for the past three years.

She’s a regular presenter on topics related to paid social. She’s spoken at numerous industry conferences including Pubcon, Paid Traffic Conference, Engage, and the Utah DMC Conference.

Akvile had a really interesting journey to business ownership. She served in many manager and senior level positions including a stint at Third Door Media as Digital Marketing Manager. How she decided to start her own agency was a topic I definitely wanted to ask her about.

It’s common to find Akvile mentioned in roundups and on webinars about social media marketing. Early this year, the state of California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA for short. The CCPA regulates how social media platforms are allowed collect user data. Akvile is a leading voice on the ramifications of this law for social media marketers.

Grab a beer and join Akvile and me for a conversation all about social media marketing, entrepreneurship, and what savvy marketers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.