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Chris  Brogan

Chris Brogan

Social Media Guru & Trust Agent


Chris Brogan, the president of Human Business Works and CEO of Owner Media Group, is a pioneer in the social media revolution. An eleven-year veteran of using social media and both web and mobile technologies to build digital relationships for businesses, organizations, and individuals, he seeks to show audiences how to tap into the power of social networks to build a brand's influence, reputation, and overall value. Brogan is also the Publisher of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping others improve their worth by growing their capabilities and connections. Read More >

Brogan has been deeply involved in social media since 1998, creating a blog back when the activity was still known as “journaling.” He first realized the power of new media tools when he was able to save a telecommunications company he was working for $3 million by getting valuable manufacturer information from an audio podcast. His blog at chrisbrogan.com ranks in the top five of the Advertising Age Power150 and in the top ten at Technorati.

Brogan is the New York Times best-selling author of 8 books and counting, including Google+ for Business: How Google’s Social Network Changes Everything, as well as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Trust Agents, co-written with Julien Smith. Trust Agents was a game-changing book, explaining that today’s consumers are savvier, informed, and cynical than ever before and that trust itself is the most valuable currency in today’s consumer market. Social networks and personal connections have far more influence on consumers than marketing messages. His latest book is entitled The Impact Equation, published in October 2012.

Brogan is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, with over 1000 speeches delivered to everyone from company annual events like the Coldwell Banker GenBLUE conference and the HR Florida annual conference to the royalty of the United Arab Emirates. He has consulted with companies such as Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a princess. People like Paulo Coelho, Harvey Mackay, and Steven Pressfield enjoy sharing their projects and best ideas with Chris because they now he’ll share them with you. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online.

Each presentation is fresh and customized for the people in the room, with insights specific to your industry and the people you need Chris Brogan to reach. With a mix of candid humor and straight talk as well as actionable steps to back up any lofty idea he shares, Brogan delivers a unique blend of inspiration as well as tangible performance-improving insight necessary for helping you own the game you most want to win. You can rest assured that you will be entertained, enlightened, and empowered by his performance. He’ll provide education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive, by teaching you which actions will get you what you want. Using books, speeches, courses, and workshops, Chris is dedicated to helping you grow your capabilities and connections no matter where you are in the process right now.

Chris lives in northern Massachusetts. His better half is Jacqueline Carly. Between the two of them, they have three kids and love to explore many challenging and exciting hobbies and pastimes. Read Less ^

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Speech Topics

Insider: Strategies and Secrets for Business Growth in the Age of Distractions

If people can buy from anyone, why buy from you? In this age of distractions where rectangles of glass have seized our attention, how do we show people that we care about their success beyond the sale? In this new world, every business must become a media business, but how do we rise above the noise? And why does a technology from the 1990s hold some of the best hope for your future success? Join business advisor and New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan for an actionable dive into how to build an Insider strategy for success. 

The Marketing Factories are Broken: The Future of 1000 People Problems and the Database of One

Only a handful of huge companies still exist. In the midst of this, smaller and midsized companies are using marketing and sales techniques that were tooled to match the size and scale of the Industrial Revolution. Everything in the business world has changed, except for the tools of marketing and selling. And all the while, people haven’t changed one bit. Learn from Chris Brogan how to go about marketing and selling as if you’re talking to just one person at a time, and how you can do this profitably.

Marketing at Velocity: How Fresh Is Best in Marketing Data

We're in an amazing time. There's more sales and marketing data available to us than ever before. However, an abundance of data causes all new issues along with some great opportunities. How can you take advantage of the power of exceptional marketing and sales data at the time of need instead of weeks later, in a historical format? What are the opportunities related to velocity-based-marketing? How can anyone in the sales chain (from marketer to salesperson to point-of-sales person) take advantage of this great opportunity? Join business advisor Chris Brogan of Owner Media Group as he covers this and other related topics.

Ownership for Organizations: How An Owner’s Mindset Improves Employee Contribution & Commitment

Over the past five years, business has changed dramatically. Between resizing efforts, flattening of hierarchies, and a whole wave of technological shifts that encourage new methods of interaction and business-making, corporations no face new challenges. How do you retain your better employees? How do you prevent brain drain? How do you utilize the best of the new technologies without causing productivity damage? How can we encourage employees to feel a sense of ownership of their duties and roles? Starting with concepts and then moving into concrete planning examples, this speech provides guidance and execution-ready concepts for your organization’s approach to improved contributions and productivity.

Content Marketing Strategy: How to Use the Web’s Tools to Drive Business

You’ve been told to blog. You’ve been told to podcast. Someone told you to make more video. What they didn’t provide was a simple, concrete method to build up sales and marketing volume through the creation of integrated and easy-to-produce content creation and distribution strategies for your organization. Meet with a 17-year veteran of the online content space and learn a framework for creating, distributing and maximizing potential value from your content marketing and social media usage.

Winning in the Choose Your Own Adventure Economy

We used to try to sell to everyone, but times have changed. Finding the specific people we can best serve now outweighs the intent to reach the masses, but that means we must build even deeper connections, and do more with them. How have technological shifts empowered more selective marketing, selective selling, and frictionless buying? What can you do to take advantage of these trends? What will your business do to breathe life and purpose into all these new digital technologies so that you’re building business and not just bleating into the void?