Acclaimed Keynote Speaker Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer is the top-rated marketing and business keynote speaker at conferences all over the world. With more than 30 years of marketing experience, Mark is one of the most sought after marketing keynote speakers anywhere.

Mark’s exciting talks combine memorable insights with passion and humor. Hire Mark, and you’ll get an experience your audience will never forget. He delivers original insights, not just information! 

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“Few speakers in my career have influenced me more than Mark.” – Fitness industry executive

“He’s extremely humble, yet so brilliant — that is a breath of fresh air!” — Microsoft

“Mark was the highest rate speaker in our post conference survey but better than that, he went out of his way to customize his presentation for our needs.”  — CMO, Jebbitt

“Mark Schaefer leads your audience to transformative insights.” – Marketing conference leader

“We have since referred back to Mark’s insights and quoted him to our clients and students more times than we can count.”  — Canadian business conference organizer

“Mark is an inspirational speaker who possesses emotional and dramatic strength.” – Carlsberg Brewing

“Mark didn’t just fly in to Scotland to deliver his talk. He hung out with people. He had dinner with us. He had a few drinks. He signed books. He made friends with everyone he met. What an amazing experience it has been getting to know Mark.”  – UK Business conference organizer

“We’ve hired Mark to speak at an event three years in a row. And our team is asking for him again!” – IBM

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Keynote Speaking Engagements

Mark offers all types of business-related training and speaking engagements to meet your goals and budget.

Whether you need a keynote speaker to ignite your conference or a full-day marketing workshop, Mark can create a program to meet your needs.



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Example Talks

The Most Human Company Wins

This program will change the way companies and organizations look at marketing, sales, advertising, and overall customer experience.

Based on his brilliant new book, Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins, Mark Schaefer takes each audience on a discovery of surprising consumer realities.  Weaving research with entertaining stories, Mark shows how an entirely new mindset is needed to meaningfully connect with customers in a rebellion against marketing, advertising, and PR.

Attendees will leave with new inspiration and new information on how they can incorporate strategies such as live experiences, people and culture, and story into their marketing, sales, and customer service processes.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How marketing, advertising, sales, customer engagement, and customer loyalty have changed forever
  • Two thirds of your marketing is occurring without you
  • Why this rebellion is re-defining the business landscape
  • A more human-centered approach to marketing
  • How to build a brilliant business when your customers are in charge

KNOWN: The Future of Marketing is You

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Acclaimed author and speaker Mark Schaefer delivers the secrets to standing out in the world, based on his new book KNOWN.

Being known is not the same as being famous. It’s not about having millions of fans and red-carpet appearances. Being known is about approaching your web presence with an intent that creates the proper authority, reputation, and audience to realize your potential and achieve your goals … whatever they might be.

In this fast-paced and entertaining program, Schaefer explains why the future of branding is no longer an accumulation of advertising impressions – but may depend on an accumulation of human impressions. How do you scale this human need for connection?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Why the future of marketing will depend on human impressions instead of advertising impressions
  • A research-based approach to build a personal brand and stand out in any industry
  • Actionable tips to guide your personal brand today

Content Code: The Future of Marketing

Facebook reach is in a free fall, brands are pumping out content at a breath-taking pace, and in the next five years, the amount of information on the web will increase by 500 percent. How does your company stand out and compete in a world of such overwhelming information density? How do you cut through the clutter in a social media world gone mad?

In this exciting and fast-paced program, Mark Schaefer outlines the visionary new rules of customer engagement from his award-winning book The Content Code.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The new priority for branding
  • A revelation of the true economics of social media marketing
  • Six factors every business needs to know to cut through information density
  • Why “content” is not the finish line; it is the starting line
  • Three reasons why digital natives are connecting with your brand

This unforgettable program is guaranteed to change the way you look at marketing forever. Based on years of research, Mark drives home proven ideas with a funny and entertaining style.

Ten Vital Trends Pointing to the Future of Marketing

The world is changing so fast that keeping up seems overwhelming. Renowned marketing expert Mark Schaefer peels back the curtain on 10 trends that will determine the future of your company’s marketing program – with some surprising implications.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Which trends will most impact businesses in the next five years
  • Discover why some technologies like chatbots may not be ready for prime time
  • Learn how the regulatory environment may change quickly and impact marketing priorities
  • The mindset change required to withstand these challenges


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