Session Moderator: The Social Influencer Revolution and the Opportunities it Presents
Gil Eyal is the CEO and co-founder of HYPR, which organizes social media information and makes specific audiences reachable at scale. Founded in 2013, HYPR’s Search Engine leverages its smart index that houses profiles and audience demographic information for over 10 million influencers across major social channels.
Under Gil’s direction, HYPR boasts a client base of over 100 Fortune 500 brands and 25 of the biggest advertising and PR agencies in the world, including LVMH, Next Models, PepsiCo, Hearst Magazines, Calvin Klein, Time Inc. and Estée Lauder.
Gil is a pioneer in the influencer space, having worked on projects involving mainstream talent such as Pitbull, Drake Bell, Kris Allen and Daughtry (Acento Digital Media), as well as for social media stars such as Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Bart Baker, Carter Reynolds and Hayes Grier (26 MGMT).
Gil also served as the COO of early player photo-sharing app Mobli Media, where he collaborated with the world’s biggest stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Serena Williams, Lil Wayne and Lance Armstrong.
Selected as one of the top ten Israelis influencing the New York tech scene in 2016, Gil has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Bachelor of Laws from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.