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Chris  Brogan

Chris Brogan

Social Media Guru & Trust Agent

Chris Brogan

Social Media Guru & Trust Agent


Chris 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. Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, offering business and marketing advisory help for mid to larger sized companies. Chris is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting. His next book is Be Where They Are. Go Where They’re Going: Share, Sell, and Serve Your Customers From Their Side of the Story.

Chris has consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, 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 know he’ll share them with you. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. 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 to reach. With a mix of candid humor and straight talk as well as actionable steps to back up any lofty idea he shares, Chris 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.

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Be Where They Are. Go Where They’re Going: Share, Sell & Serve Your Customers From Their Side of the Story

We all want to reach and sell to our best customers, but people are more busy and attention-starved than ever. Your current marketing is still rooted heavily in “me me me” and “what we sell,” but it is only when a customer feels seen and understood that they’ll be willing to evaluate your offerings. This is why marketing must “move the camera” and build story support and tiny media to connect and serve people to help them succeed in their goals. To be where they are, your company will have to build more personalized digital and experience-based marketing designed to break through busy people’s cocoons and connect with their story.

What does it take to create and share brief, useful, connection-minded tiny media that earns you the right to sell and serve? What does this mean for your current marketing and media spend? And how do the principles and ideas here influence more than just the marketing and sales functions of your company’s future success?

Give Your Brand a Voice: The Package Approach to Marketing & Customer Experience

For years, the story of digital marketing has been told technology-first, even while we say “it’s all about the customer.” You’re being told to have a Facebook strategy, a Snapchat approach, start a podcast, and sprinkle in some automation, too. Tools tools tools. We need a better path.

The Magazine approach teaches you to design interactions that move a prospect to become a customer. By focusing on experience design first and tools second, we can craft an executable brand voice that reaches customers where they are and in ways that best suit their context. The goal is customer acquisition and retention and a “magazine” is how you’ll earn more customers. Join business advisor and NYT bestselling author Chris Brogan for a passionate walk through of a method you’ll want to try for yourself when the talk is over.

Blockchain: It’s Not About the Coins

Right now, most people hear “blockchain” and they think immediately of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But blockchain is a wide-reaching platform technology that has implications in healthcare, logistics, food safety, identity management, security, government, and more. This technology’s a bit fuzzy to most people and yet many of us need to know more so that we can align our company strategies to account for this shift. (Hint: this is as big as the Internet.) My speech on blockchain is tailored to the specific industry who requests it and will help everyone get from 30,000 feet, down to “what do we really have to do next and when?”

AI, Alexa, Chatbots & CRM: How Technology Must Empower Smarter Customer Experiences

You can talk to your lights, book a hotel room with a robot in a chat bubble, and hear eerily accurate recommendations for what you should buy next. But while all this gee whiz technology seems either daunting or cool, it won’t mean much to your customers until it makes some part of their life better. With all this big data and “smart” technology, there’s also the risk of people feeling invisible, unseen because your CRM wasn’t updated and lacks a “memory.” Here’s a human perspective on all these tech innovations and a path forward for your company to see the best possible outcomes.

Building a Company’s Identity: Relationship Building Beyond Branding

Marketing often falls back on “show them what we’re selling” and “remind them who we are.” But branding in any kind of business must push beyond this. Many companies have built media experiences into their marketing and sales. Some do video and have a podcast. Others are branching out into other means of connecting with the customers they most want to serve, and building customer experiences and interactions that earn more opportunities to sell and serve. Learn how to create and extend a trusted relationship that will lead to more sales and business opportunities.

Leading in the Age of Fast & Far: Leadership for the Digital World

Technology strives to make everything faster, with less friction, and more connected. Companies now work with distributed workforces of permanent and “gig” employees. Everyone is customer-facing. How do leaders execute their primary role of distributing the organization’s vision and empower the right actions to match their intentions while staying on top of an even faster-paced landscape than ever before? And how will you distribute some of the responsibilities of representing the brand to your teams while still maintaining the ability to coordinate and steer?

The Database of You: Beyond “Big” Data & Into Mass Personalization

For many companies, the big opportunity (and challenge) will be in creating smarter and more useful personalized data profiles of your customers. Collecting data isn’t new. The vast volume of what’s collected might be new, but it isn’t entirely useful yet, either. At least not to the individual. What would it look like to build personalized data around your customers (alongside your aggregate numbers), and how will that drive even more potential business success?

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.

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?