Shama Hyder has certainly proven that women can make it and make it big in the competitive marketing industry. An overachiever in many ways, she is a well-known Zen marketing guru, a technology entrepreneur, and a bestselling author as well as television and web personality and a public speaker. She was also awarded as the Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO and the only female speaker at the mentorship program for tech entrepreneurs conducted by the U.S. State Department in Cairo.
Hyder, however, is more popular for her status as a recognized Zen marketing guru. As the founder and current chief executive officer of The Marketing Zen Group, she continues to lead it toward ever-greater success. She launched the web and social media marketing firm with just $1,500 but has since parlayed it to a 400% annual average growth rate, 25 full-time employees, and dozens of clients from around the world.
The Marketing Zen Group now counts as its clients virtually everything from small businesses, non-profit organizations, and Fortune 1000 companies from around the world including Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. For her able leadership, she was also named as one of the “Super Sonic Youth”, an award given by Entrepreneur Magazine, which cited her as a “Zen master of marketing”. She was also honoured with other citations, such as the “20 Young Professionals to Watch in 2012” by Business Insider and the “30 under 30” list in 2015 by Forbes.
Under her direction, The Marketing Zen Group delivers outstanding digital public relations and social media marketing services to its satisfied clients. She continues to maintain her company’s headquarters at Dallas, Texas.
Hyder translated her success in the marketing business into an equally successful authorship of a bestselling book – The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue. In it, she discusses the wide range of social media tools, the steps in using them, and the results that can be expected from their effective use.