Marketing Keynote Speaker Samuel Scott

Marketing Keynote Speaker
Samuel Scott

marketing keynote speaker samuel scott

samuel scott

(Note: If you may be changing plans for events because of the coronavirus outbreak, I can offer in-person or virtual marketing keynotes and workshops from my home office in Tel Aviv.)

Marketing truth from an expert trade journalist with nothing to sell but my ideas. I create customized presentations based on your desired general topic.

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A former newspaper editor​ and director of marketing in the high-tech industry, I am now a professional marketing keynote 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

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I have keynoted private events such as three Facebook Brand Summits in Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia for the company’s advertising customers as well as a media company event in Lithuania and a mobile platform’s company staff gathering in Spain.

Keynote Speech Topics That I Customize

Media Planning in 2020 and Beyond
How to Integrate Traditional and Online Marketing
(30 minutes)

I argue that we are seeing the tyranny of online direct response and short-termism, both of which are hurting our long-term advertising effectiveness. Then, I use the latest research to show that we need to get out of our bubble and rethink our approach to media planning today by integrating traditional and online channels as well as long-term and short-term strategies in the most effective ways. (Example deck.)

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“Thank you so much for the best 25 minutes
I’ve spent in a long time!”

— Hanne Kjeldstadli Hansen, head of customer care
at Finnish HR management software company Simployer

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I also give marketing workshops at conferences and companies:

  • Marketing 101 — an introduction into marketing and communications that covers customer-facing research, strategy, product-market fit, segmentation, pricing, positioning, messaging, promotional tactics, media mixes, and measurement
  • Marketing communications — an in-depth seminar on marcom planning that discusses the pros and cons of each tactic and channel and shows how to create effective tactical and media mixes 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!


January 29-30 — Copenhagen, Denmark — 600 Minutes, Marketing and Digital Experience
April 17 — online — The Fearless
April 23 — online — West Chester University (Pennsylvania)
June 30 to July 2 — Monte Carlo, Monaco — One-to-One Retail E-Commerce
August 9-12 — Boston, Massachusetts — TBA
September — Stockholm, Sweden — TBA
September — London, England — TBA
October 7-8 — Oslo, Norway — ANFO
October — Slovenia — TBA
November — Slovenia — TBA
December 4 — online — MPI’s Experiential Designers Virtual Summit


May 25-27 — Frankfurt, Germany — IMEX

Contact Me

References available upon request.

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