Joe Gagliese

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Viral Nation

Recognized as one of the founders of the creator economy, Joe Gagliese is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Viral Nation, a global digital and social innovation group that powers the social ecosystem through integrated solutions that align strategy, talent, media, and technology. Viral Nation works with tens of thousands of influencers across the social landscape and fuels growth for the world’s leading brands, including Amazon Prime, The Coca Cola Company, Hasbro, Meta, Oculus, Sonos, Tencent, Walmart and Uber.

A recognized expert in influencer marketing and social technologies, Joe is regularly cited in outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WIRED, CNBC, Vox, Business Insider, Forbes, and Inc.

Joe is the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Toronto and founder of the YES Scholarship in partnership with the university to support the value of post-secondary education and true entrepreneurial talent.


thursday – 01:55pm Creator Summit

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Jane Mallett Theatre

Hacking the Creator Economy: Crafting Lasting Impact Through Influencer Collaboration

Join us as we unveil the strategies and secrets behind “Hacking the Creator Economy.” Discover how brands can forge authentic partnerships with influencers to create enduring marketing campaigns that resonate deeply with their target audience. Learn how to navigate the dynamic landscape of influencer marketing, turning short-lived trends into lasting impacts. Join the revolution and empower your brand to thrive in the creator-driven era.