Zontee is located in New York City
Zontee graduated from NYU’s Stern Business School with a BS in both Marketing and International Business in 2007, and received her MS in Strategic Communication from Columbia University in 2014.
Zontee loves to explore new cities with her husband, cook and eat new foods, craft all the things, and read both fiction and non-fiction.
Zontee Hou is a passionate advisor and teacher of communications. She’s the founder of Brooklyn-based digital marketing agency Media Volery and has been a part of the Convince & Convert team since 2013.
Her nearly 20 years of marketing industry experience includes work for the IMF, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Allstate Insurance, Indiana University, Natixis, SAP, and many more. She is one of TopRank’s top 50 most influential content marketers, one of LinkedIn’s 16 marketers to follow in 2021, and her work has garnered multiple awards including several PR News Platinum Awards and a Forrester Groundswell Award.
In addition to her work with Convince & Convert, where she has lead the strategy team since 2017, Zontee’s years of experience as a faculty lecturer at Columbia University and adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York—CUNY’s flagship college—inform her unique ability to draw connections between marketing methodology and business goals. She also credits her nearly 10 years on the brand-side for shaping her no-nonsense approach to shaping strategic digital marketing practices—and for her hundreds of hours logged podcasting, producing video content, and engaging with consumers face-to-face.
She is a highly sought after speaker—which is lucky because she loves to travel the world—who focuses on data and storytelling. You may even catch her in our latest webinar.
At home, Zontee has a multilingual family, speaking French and Mandarin Chinese, in addition English, so her house is always a cacophony of languages.
Zontee brings a unique blend of strategic, academic, and practical thinking to her keynotes, speeches, and workshops. She presents both at conferences, summits, and retreats, as well as private workshops for executive teams and marketers. Zontee has spoken at Social Media Marketing World, ContentTech, Innovation Congress, and PCMA EduCon as well as for numerous brands and industry events.