Influence & Co.

Influence & Co. is a content marketing firm that specializes in helping businesses position key individuals as industry influencers and thought leaders through the creation and distribution of online, high-quality content that educates and engages their target audiences. Its clientele ranges from startups to fast-growing Inc. 500 to Fortune 500 companies, and its clients have been published in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., and many other reputable publications. Influence & Co. has grown from two to 66 employees within the past three years and is still growing quickly. It’s now one of the leading providers of expert content to the world’s top publications and is No. 72 on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” list. Influence & Co. is headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and has offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, and New York.

  • Industry: Advertising & Marketing
  • Year Started: 2011
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 35 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

John Hall

Co-founder and CEO

John Hall is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co., the market leader in helping businesses and leaders establish influence and credibility through content. John began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 19 when he bought his first investment property, which quickly expanded into a student housing business. John shares his expertise in a weekly column on Forbes and has contributed articles on entrepreneurship, startups, and content marketing to sites like The Huffington Post, LinkedIn, Business Insider, Inc., The Washington Post, and many other reputable publications.

  • Age: 33
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kelsey Meyer

Co-founder and President

Prior to co-founding Influence & Co., Kelsey ran a B2C marketing company in Columbia, Missouri, and founded The League of Innovators, an organization focused on developing Columbia’s entrepreneurial community. Kelsey is a mentor through Mizzou’s Alumni Mentor Program, and a board member for a local nonprofit. She has contributed her expertise and experiences to Forbes, Entrepreneur, LinkedIn, and many other publications.

  • Age: 29
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

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