Cathy Hackl


Lover of all things VR & AR. Founder of [email protected] in VR. Filming a 360 degree documentary #HelpErase. Writer for VR Scout. Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated broadcaster turned digital marketer, social media speaker, & nationally-recognized live video, as well as VR consultant. She’s the organizer of [email protected] in VR and is a pioneer in the immersive marketing field. Hackl is a bilingual storyteller that is recognized as one of the nation’s top latino digital influencers and tech innovators. Through her personal consulting business, she helps brands with their live video strategy and has worked with brands like Teradata, TNT Latin America and Applebee’s. Hackl is a recognized expert in Latino marketing strategies and has been featured in Telemundo, Mashable, The Huffington Post, FOX News, CNN en Español, Silicon Beat and NTN24. As the president of Latino Strategy, she is currently working with brands on Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and VR content strategies for connecting with Hispanic and mainstream audiences. She’s also the head of Hispanic Marketing at Boom! Social where she helps Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs leverage social media for business. She is an advisor to VR Salon, is an international group of VR & AR creators, influencers, actors, producers, and directors connecting talent, stories, and funding. Hackl is also a part of the team of creatives working on the #HELPERASE Child Trafficking documentary that seeks to use VR for social good. She is a member of Women in VR and recently keynoted at VR Fest MX, Latin America’s 1st International VR Festival.

Hackl was also recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Live Video Influencers to Follow and also by Onalytica as one of 2015’s Top 50 PR influencers. She’s the former director of Periscope Community Summit/Summit Live. She’s taught social media at IE Business & SDA Bocconi School of Management, two of Europe’s top business schools. Hackl has worked with CNN, FOX5, Discovery Channel, and ABC News and is currently a Huffington Post blogger and a Social Media Week contributor. She’s fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Hackl has given talks in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US.

Nominated in 2007 for an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast for coverage of the immigration marches in Atlanta.
Recognized by Hispanicize as a top Latino & Multicultural Creator:
Recognized as a top-10 Periscopers by alistdaily
Recognized as a top Latina Digital Influencer & Tech Innovator by LATISM
Quoted as Live Video and Social Media expert in:
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And many more…