Keynote Marketing Speaker Samuel Scott

Keynote Marketing Speaker
Samuel Scott

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samuel scott

Marketing truth from an expert trade journalist with nothing to sell but my ideas. How can I help to solve a marketing problem that your event attendees will be facing?

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A former newspaper editor​ and director of marketing in the high-tech industry, I am now a professional keynote marketing speaker as well as a consultant, The Promotion Fix columnist for The Drum, and a member of Toastmasters International.

I use my prior careers in journalism and marketing to show businesses, conferences, and universities the true present and future of the marketing industry as a neutral observer with nothing to sell. I have served as a judge of the UK Ad Association’s Young Lions competition in advance of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Born and raised in the United States, I am now based out of Tel Aviv.

A 30-Second Introduction

I Have Nothing to Sell

If you hire agency executives to speak, they will be biased and promote their services. If you hire in-house staff, they will be biased and promote their company’s products. As an independent columnist and professional speaker, I have nothing to sell except my ideas. I make my living by writing and speaking — not selling anything.

“Thank God for someone talking some fucking sense”

— Claire Strickett, planner and strategist at London creative agency VCCP

Corporate Events

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I have keynoted private events such as three Facebook Brand Summits in Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia.

My Main Keynote: The Biggest Myths in Marketing Today

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I explore six of the myths in the marketing world today: that consumers want personalized and targeted ads, channels do not matter, short-term results are the most important, targeting solves the problem of waste, ad tech saves money, and brand building is less important. I then show exclusive research on how marketers should think instead.

Other Topics

  • Future Trends in Marketing
  • Is Everything Online Fake?
  • Best Practices: DTC
  • Best Practices: Influencers
  • Best Practices: B2C Marcom
  • Responding to the Next Recession
  • Stop Using the Word “Content”
  • Best Practices: Podcasts
  • Best Practices: B2B Marcom
  • Best Practices: B2B Marcom

Examples of Presentations and Talks


I also give workshops at conferences and companies:

  • Marketing 101 — an introduction into marketing and communications that covers customer-facing research, product-market fit, segmentation, pricing, positioning, messaging, promotional tactics, media mixes, and measurement
  • Marketing communications — how to create the most effective marcom campaigns and incorporate them into your overall marketing strategy
  • Media relations, PR, and publicity — how to create a media relations plan from research to publication and reporter targeting to pitching stories to measuring the right metrics
  • SEO — how to get found in organic search results for relevant queries that relate to you, your product, the solutions that you provide, and the questions that you can answer
  • Public speaking — workshops and personal coaching for executives and others who want to improve their presentations

Where I Have Spoken

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My Future Schedule

If your company or organization would like an appearance while I am in your area, contact me ASAP so I can make the necessary arrangements!


September 25 — Amsterdam, the Netherlands — 600 Minutes, Customer Experience
October 7-10 — Berlin, Germany — DCX Digital Content Expo
October 11 — Berlin, Germany — Future Customer Experience
October 23 — Helsinki, Finland — Future Customer Experience
October 30 — Bussum, the Netherlands — 600 Minutes, Customer Experience
November 27-29 — Portoroz, Slovenia — SEMPL
December 5 — Fornebu, Norway — 600 Minutes, Customer Experience


January 29 — Copenhagen, Denmark — 600 Minutes, Marketing and Digital Experience
September — London, England — TBA

Contact Me

Video and references available upon request.

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