JOSH LINKNER – TOP CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS (CPG) KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Selecting 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, Nestlé, Philip Morris, Kraft, Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Miller Brewing, Whirlpool, Kellogg, Adidas, SC Johnson, Newell Rubbermaid, Dole, Hershey, Clorox, Levi Strauss, Hasbro, and Estée 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.
THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY JOSH IS THE PERFECT FIT
With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. Audiences will relate to Josh’s substance and depth.
Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
8. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
As a five-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 won’t 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 storytelling — 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 CRAFTED
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.