“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple Inc.

We have a dream to change the wine world and we firmly believe that one of the great catalysts is social media. Over the last three months VinTank has continually focused on our free social media listening platform, Social Connect. But if you want to change the world, you need the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the innovators and the geniuses. We have sought out the support of the best of the best in social media, location based services, wine, successful entrepreneurship and overall kung foo to form our first Board of Advisors. They have joined VinTank not only to help us guide our Social Connect innovations, but to help the wine industry in general. Please let me introduce you to the Dream Team:

Barry Schuler – Former CEO AOL/Time Warner, CEO of Meteor Vineyards, and Managing Director of DFJ Growth Fund. Twitter: @bschuler
Gary Vaynerchuk – Social Media Expert, Wine Industry Innovator, Best Selling Author, CEO of Vaynermedia. Twitter: @garyvee. Blog:http://garyvaynerchuk.com/PS – As you can see, Gary’s not done revolutionizing the wine industry as was hinted in an article yesterday. Wait till you see what he does next!
Michael Brito – SVP Edelman. Successful Author of Smart Business, Social Business. Twitter: @britopian. Blog:http://www.britopian.com/.
Aaron Strout – Head of Location-Based Marketing at WCG. Thought leader in Location Based Services and co-author of Location Based Marketing for Dummies. Twitter:@aaronstrout. Blog:http://blog.stroutmeister.com/.
Margot Sinclair Savell – VP at Weber Shandwick, Social Media Analytics. Thought Leader, frequent speaker at events such as Blogworld, PR News Digital Summit, Centre for Digital Media & more, passionate wine blogger and columnist. Twitter: @writeforwine @margotsavell. Blog: http://www.writeforwine.com/.
Bob Wozniak – Senior Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn Corporation. Wine industry enthusiast from growing up around his family’s former business, one of the oldest Michigan wineries: Bronte Champagne and Wines Company. Twitter: @bobwozniak

Our motto has always been “Wine Online, We Believe!” and we are excited for what the future holds and what this dream team will do to help us, our customers, and the entire wine industry!

The official press release: http://bit.ly/vXQQhe