JOSH LINKNER – TOP CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS (CPG) KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JL2015_edit390Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming CPG event is an important decision. Entrepreneur, hyper-growth leader, venture investor, and bestselling author Josh Linkner will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in CPG marketing and branding.

Josh Linkner built one of the most successful digital marketing companies in the field. He was the sole-founder and CEO of ePrize, the dominant leader in digital promotions. The company grew to service 74 of the top 100 brands, with CPG being the largest category. Throughout his 11 years as CEO, Josh was intimately involved in the brand strategy of many of the world’s leading consumer marketers including: P&G, Coca-Cola, Nike, ConAgra Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Nestle, Philip Morris, Kraft, Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Miller Brewing, Whirlpool, Kellogg, Adidas, SC Johnson, Newell Rubbermaid, Dole, Hershey, Clorox, Levi Strauss, Hasbro, and Estee Lauder.

In addition, Linkner has delivered keynotes to many of the top CPG brands including: Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Campbell’s, Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Eli Lilly, Land O’ Lakes, and Heineken.

An active leader in consumer marketing and creating vivid customer engagements, Linkner brings deep industry experience combined with extensive research in the field. He has unique perspective, having worked with some of the top CPG companies in the world, and understands the full value-chain – from R&D to distribution, from marketing and packaging to talent acquisition and culture.

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An active leader in consumer marketing and creating vivid customer engagements, Linkner brings deep industry experience combined with extensive research in the field. He has unique perspective, having worked with some of the top CPG companies in the world, and understands the full value-chain – from R&D to distribution, from marketing and packaging to talent acquisition and culture.

“JOSH’S PRESENTATION WAS PERFECT. THE CONTENT WAS SPOT ON AND YOU COULD TELL HE REALLY PREPPED. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.”

– STUART BECK, DIRECTOR, FRITO-LAY

“YOU WERE FABULOUS AND WE HAVE RECEIVED WONDERFUL FEEDBACK!”

— KATHERINE TWELLS, GROUP DIRECTOR, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

“IT WAS QUITE LITERALLY ONE OF THE MOST MOTIVATING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING TWO HOURS OF MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER. I WAS BLOWN AWAY!”

— ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, HEINEKEN

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your CPG Event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep CPG industry experience.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world challenges.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh will make every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.