Jay Baer

  • 20 years experience in digital marketing
  • His blog was named the world’s #1 content marketing blog
  • Founder of firm Convince & Confirm

Jay Baer Speaker Profile:

Jay Baer has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 30 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides social media and content marketing advice and counsel to leading companies such as Oracle, Salesforce.com, California Tourism, Billabong, Hardee’s, DOLE and more.

His second book, Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype, was #3 on the New York Times business best seller list, and a runaway #1 Amazon best seller. Jay Baer speaks approximately 50 times per year world-wide, often with lessons about how businesspeople can use today’s shifts in technology and consumer expectation to make their companies more USEFUL.

Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert blog was named the world’s #1 content marketing blog by the Content Marketing Institute, and is visited by more than 200,000 marketers each month. Jay also hosts and produces the Social Pros podcast, which is downloaded 25,000 times monthly.

A fixture in social media, Jay draws attention to interesting and useful articles, videos, blog posts and events via following on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google Plus, which number more than 100,000. He is also an active venture capitalist, and is an investor or advisor to more than a dozen early stage technology and social media companies.

Convince & Convert is the fifth multi-million dollar company Jay Baer has started from scratch. Before his move into digital marketing in 1994 he was a brand marketer and a political consultant, with major roles in state, federal and presidential electoral campaigns.

Befitting his roots in Arizona, Jay is a tequila collector and maintains his allegiance to the teams of his alma mater, the University of Arizona.

Jay lives in the idyllic college town of Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and children, and travels from Indianapolis to speaking opportunities world-wide.

To book Jay Bear call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Emcee, Marketing, Social Media

  • Travels From:

    Indiana

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Jay Baer Speaker Profile:

Jay Baer has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 30 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides social media and content marketing advice and counsel to leading companies such as Oracle, Salesforce.com, California Tourism, Billabong, Hardee’s, DOLE and more.

His second book, Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype, was #3 on the New York Times business best seller list, and a runaway #1 Amazon best seller. Jay Baer speaks approximately 50 times per year world-wide, often with lessons about how businesspeople can use today’s shifts in technology and consumer expectation to make their companies more USEFUL.

Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert blog was named the world’s #1 content marketing blog by the Content Marketing Institute, and is visited by more than 200,000 marketers each month. Jay also hosts and produces the Social Pros podcast, which is downloaded 25,000 times monthly.

A fixture in social media, Jay draws attention to interesting and useful articles, videos, blog posts and events via following on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google Plus, which number more than 100,000. He is also an active venture capitalist, and is an investor or advisor to more than a dozen early stage technology and social media companies.

Convince & Convert is the fifth multi-million dollar company Jay Baer has started from scratch. Before his move into digital marketing in 1994 he was a brand marketer and a political consultant, with major roles in state, federal and presidential electoral campaigns.

Befitting his roots in Arizona, Jay is a tequila collector and maintains his allegiance to the teams of his alma mater, the University of Arizona.

Jay lives in the idyllic college town of Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and children, and travels from Indianapolis to speaking opportunities world-wide.

To book Jay Bear call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Youtility: Smart Marketing is About Help, not Hype

Smart marketing is about help, not hype. If you’re wondering how to make your company seem more exciting, you’re asking the wrong question. You’re not competing for attention only against other similar products. You’re competing against your customers’ friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: “How can we help?”

Youtility is Jay Baer’s most popular and powerful presentation, and he has delivered it worldwide to B2B, B2C, small business, large businesses, technology-centric and technology-phobic audiences. It’s a smash hit because it’s relevant, resonant, practical, funny and true.

In Jay Baer’s presentation Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype he delivers a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life.

Filled with dozens of real-world examples, this hilarious and powerful presentation will fundamentally change the way you think about your business, and is based on a New York Times best-selling business book.

Jay also often conducts follow-up workshops/Webinars for event attendees, signs copies of Youtility and hands out free checklists of the key principles of the book.

Jay will customize the presentation for your audience, including examples of people SITTING IN THE ROOM.

The NOW Revolution: How to Get Faster, Smarter and More Social

Does it seem like business has changed more in the past five years than in the 50 prior? Maybe it has. Today, technology changes and social media have created a scenario where every customer is a reporter, and every employee is in marketing.

To keep up with these changes, companies need to fundamentally retool their corporate culture, staffing, operations, and success metrics. Business must get faster. Business must use real-time data to get smarter. And business must break down silos and get more social – internally and externally.

In this innovative, intriguing and sometimes hilarious keynote presentation, Jay Baer demonstrates with real-world examples how to transform business to meet the changed expectations of modern customers.

For companies that are trying to determine whether social media is real, and how to operationalize it and meet the changing expectations of their customers, The NOW Revolution is the presentation for them. This keynote is based on a best-selling business book.

Why Before How: Create a Winning Social Media Strategy

The goal isn’t to be good at social media, the goal is to be good at business because of social media.

In this dynamic, entertaining presentation, Jay Baer unveils his 8 step process for cutting through the tools and technology and creating sound, effective social media strategies that are sustainable long-term.

This is an ideal presentation for small businesses, or companies that are largely still on the sideline of social media. Jay’s social media strategy presentation has been downloaded more than 150,000 times, and event attendees routinely say this keynote helped them understand social media more than anything they’ve ever seen or read.

This presentation shows you how to BE social as a company, not just how to DO social media. With big ideas, practical wisdom, and personal anecdotes, Jay will have attendees scribbling notes like crazy….when they’re not laughing out loud.

Emcee & Host

Jay was named “most likely to be a game show host” in high school, and that dream may be fulfilled some day!

Jay Baer Event Emcee IBM Meanwhile, Jay thrives in the emcee/event host role, with real-time commentary, insightful questions, tons of humor and an approachable style. He’ll take your event to a whole different level.

Jay prepares vigorously, reviewing presentations of all main stage speakers with event organizers beforehand, but remains largely unscripted, to be able to connect the thematic dots on-the-fly.

Jay also takes on many panel moderation assignments each year, and can easily pull double or triple duty at your event (keynote + emcee + moderator). He’s even done several awards ceremonies, and loves handing out trophies!

President Association of Management Consulting Firms

Not only does Jay Baer command extraordinary knowledge and expertise on social media and deep understanding about the implications for PR and marketing across multiple industries, but his ability to capture an audience’s attention and imagination for an entire day is unique.

Wyoming Office of Tourism

"Jay put the social media phenomena in just the right perspective. Easy to understand, clear action items, and realistic expectations about what is involved in social media integration. Best speaker I've heard on this topic!"

Strategic America

"We are huge fans of Jay Baer. At our two-day series of staff and client sessions, Jay brought a unique blend of arresting, high-level strategies complemented by many practical, “we-can-do-this” type of applications. Jay knows his stuff. We’ll be back for more."

US Olympic Committee

"Jay's talk was the highlight of the day at our Olympic Public Relations Association workshop. The delivery was interesting and engaging and the content was fresh and relevant. His customization of the presentation to include specific notes and examples on some of the organizations in the room made it even better."

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