JOSH LINKNER – TOP MARKETING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Your upcoming event is critically important, and as a marketer you are expected to deliver with flair and style. The success of your event will be accomplished by selecting the ideal keynote speaker, someone who can relate to your marketing audience while also bringing a fresh perspective. A proven marketer, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Josh Linkner will help you drive meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in the field of marketing.

Josh Linkner has the depth and experience not only to energize your marketing audience, but also to drive real results through his two-decade history as a marketing expert. As the founder and 11-year CEO of ePrize, the dominant interactive promotion agency, he is the pioneer of the digital promotions space. Winning dozens of awards in marketing and advertising, his groundbreaking work transformed an old-school industry into a new era. He has been a trusted advisor to dozens of global CMOs and has delivered excellence for seventy-four of the top one hundred brands. Major brands such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Nike, Microsoft, Verizon, Ford, and Delta have relied on his creativity and insights since the dawn of the Internet. Josh has been at the forefront of the most profound changes in marketing over the last twenty years, beginning with cutting edge web design and evolving through social media, digital promotions, permission-marketing, mobile marketing, and big data. In addition to direct work with brands, he’s also advised and partnered with sixteen of the top twenty agencies.

As a bestselling author, Josh Linkner has been published extensively on fresh approaches to marketing and brand management. Here are just a few of his notable articles in the field:

FORBES: The 5 Worst Things You Can Do To Market Your Company

INC MAGAZINE: Sales Secret #1 – Sell Aspirin, Not Vitamins

FORBES: 5 Creative Marketing Moves

FAST COMPANY: Are You a Firebrand?

INC MAGAZINE: Customer Experience Is the Next Marketing Battleground

FORBES: How to Tell Your Company’s Story So The World Takes Notice

INC MAGAZINE: Disrupt Your Industry Before Someone Else Does

POWERFUL OUTCOMES

Delivering a fun and memorable experience for your audience is only half the battle. In these highly competitive times, with new forms of marketing threatening established approaches, you need a speaker that can offer specific strategies to drive real results. Here are some focus areas Josh has delivered for other marketing organizations and events:

  • Leveraging gamification to motivate specific consumer behavior
  • Deploying innovative approaches to marketing to maximize competitive differentiation and stand out from the pack
  • Harnessing marketing trends – from programmatic to big data, from mobile to social
  • Uncovering creative and unexpected ways to build your brand
  • Using the science of creative psychology to craft more compelling and persuasive brand stories
  • Understanding buyer behavior, and using innovative strategies to boost trail, purchase, and loyalty

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a leading marketer, there is no better choice for a keynote for you upcoming marketing or advertising event. Linkner’s deep knowledge of the trends and best practices combined with an intimate understanding of marketing and agency culture makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your event.

“A JOURNEY THAT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH THINKING.”

– BILL FORD, JR., EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

“INSPIRATION THROUGH ENGAGING STORIES, POWERFUL EXAMPLES, AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW PROCESSES.”

— SCOTT DORSEY, CEO & CO-FOUNDER, EXACT TARGET

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

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active, marketing-focused CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. He’s been behind some of the biggest advances in technology-driven marketing, from online loyalty programs to mobile promotions.
  • 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 such as maximizing ad budgets through technology, cutting-edge brand-building approaches, and innovative strategies for compelling storytelling.
  • 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 makes 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.