Waging War Against Best Practices
Topics: Business Development | Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Workplace Culture | Communication | Team Building, Innovation | Creativity | Disruption, Leadership, Marketing | Branding | Social Media, Motivation | Inspiration
Jay Acunzo is waging war on conventional thinking. As a digital media strategist at Google, he was responsible for pushing marketing executives and practitioners into the digital age more rapidly, in ways that benefitted both companies and careers. He held multiple leadership positions at high-growth tech startups, including Head of Content at HubSpot, and served as Vice President of Brand and Community at the venture capital firm NextView. On the side, Jay created the award-winning podcast, Unthinkable, and co-founded Boston Content, the northeast's largest community of content creators and marketers.
Courses at Harvard Business School have cited Jay’s work, as well as writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, Forbes, and more. He has been called a “creative savant” by Salesforce and named to the city of Boston’s “50 on Fire" list.
Today, Jay is the founder of Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and a decorated show host and executive producer. In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay actually understands how to tell great stories -- stories that entertain, surprise, teach, and above all, push people beyond conventional thinking so they can do their best work. His book, Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work, inspires others to do precisely that.
Jay is among the top speakers at Content Marketing World every year...each time we ask him back, the scores come back better and better. An original thinker and dynamic presenter, Jay is becoming one of the "must-see" speakers at any marketing and communication event.
Joe Pulizzi, CEO
Content Marketing Institute
Just the right amount of humor, energy on stage, and buzz created among the audience. I'd definitely recommend him for our audience again and to any other conference that wants an A+ speaker!
Lydia Miner-Voigt, Marketing Manager
Keynote Speaker Sizzle Reel
Content Marketing World 2017 Opening Keynote
15 MINUTES OF FAME
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