CBS-2

This virtual press kit has long and short biographies of Mark Schaefer, a selection of downloadable photos and fun facts about Mark.

Mark W. Schaefer is a popular and quotable media resource for topics including:

  • Future of marketing and business
  • Social Media Trends
  • Influence Marketing
  • Personal Branding
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Content Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social media news and ethics

Short biography

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized author, keynote speaker, futurist, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} — one of the top five marketing blogs of the world. He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has written nine best-selling books. Mark’s new book Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business and Life Against All Odds is an essential new path to being seen and heard in a busy world.

His many global clients include Pfizer, Cisco, Dell, Adidas, and the US Air Force. He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs. Mark has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS News.

Complete Biography

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, futurist, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for more than 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions.  He specializes in marketing strategy and social media workshops. Clients include both start-ups and global brands such as Adidas, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, The U.S. Air Force, and the UK government.

Mark has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development. He is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University.

He and is the bestselling author of nine books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world), The Content Code, named by INC magazine as one of the Top Five marketing books of the year, and KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age, the all-time bestselling book on personal branding. Mark’s new book Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business and Life Against All Odds explains an essential new path to being seen and heard in a busy world. His books are used as textbooks at more than 50 universities, have been translated into 14 languages, and can be found in more than 750 libraries worldwide.

He the co-host of The Marketing Companion, one of the top 10 marketing podcasts on iTunes.

Mark is the seventh-most mentioned person by CMO’s on Twitter and is among the Top 10 most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world. He was listed as one of the Top 10 authorities on Social Selling by Forbes. His blog is in the top 1 percent of blogs in the world, based on the number of reader comments. He was named as the number two blogger in the world by Social Media Examiner and was named number one on a list compiled by Buffer. He is among the Top 10 Marketing Influencers in the world.

He is among the world’s most recognized social media marketing authorities and has been a keynote speaker at conferences such as Social Media Week London, SXSW, National Economic Development Association, Word of Mouth Marketing Conference Tokyo, National Association of State CIOs, and the Institute for International and European Affairs (an EU think tank). Mark has lectured at Oxford University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Princeton, and many other prestigious institutions.

Mark is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on many national television shows and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, the BBC and the CBS NEWS. He is a regular contributing columnist to The Harvard Business Review.

Interesting fun facts about Mark:

  • Honey from his bees won the blue ribbon at the Tennessee State Fair.
  • In graduate school, Mark studied for three years under the legendary Peter Drucker.
  • Mark has seven patents.
  • In college, he was a national case study champion.

Important links

Mark Schaefer’s website

The acclaimed marketing blog, {grow}

Mark Schaefer’s books

The Marketing Companion Podcast

Mark Schaefer’s speaking highlight reel

Photo Gallery

Photos (right click to download)

 

Mark W. Schaefer

 

 

Keynote speaker Mark Schaefer

 

Keynote speaker Mark Schaefer

 

Keynote speaker Mark Schaefer

marketing rebellion

marketing rebellion

KNOWN by Mark Schaefer

content code

 

 

tao of twitter

 

Social Media Explained - Book by Mark W. Schaefer

Return On Influence

 

Born to Blog

 

Mark W. Schaefer in the News:

The Marketing Companion Podcast

Why not tune into the world’s most entertaining marketing podcast that I co-host with Brooke Sellas.

View details

Let's plot a strategy together

Want to solve big marketing problems for a little bit of money? Sign up for an hour of Mark’s time and put your business on the fast-track.

View details

Close