Social Media Keynote Speakers
David Berkowitz is the Head of Marketing at Storyhunter, the video production marketplace, where he runs all branding, product marketing, and demand generation. Previously, he served as Chief Strategy Officer at the social listening technology firm Sysomos. Prior roles include posts as the first Chief Marketing Officer of Publicis Groupe creative agency MRY, Vice President of Emerging Media of Dentsu agency 360i, and Director of Marketing of digital agency iCrossing. Earlier, he spent several years at research firm eMarketer as their editor and director of media relations; there, he published 175 interviews with leading executives and authors.
David has contributed more than 500 columns to Advertising Age, MediaPost, VentureBeat, Mashable, Adweek, and other publications. He has frequently appeared in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Associated Press, and USA Today. He has penned his Serial Marketer blog since 2005, and he has spoken at more than 350 events globally. His many university guest lectures include appearances at Yale, MIT, and NYU, along with a commencement address at his alma mater Binghamton University. He has also delivered workshops to top global brands on-site and online through General Assembly and Econsultancy. An advisor to several cutting-edge startups, he is a mentor with New York’s Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Norway’s Katapult Accelerator, and France’s NUMA.
I’m a marketing, communication and public relations professional with 20 years’ experience working with companies such as ABCTV, Grundy Television, Fremantle Media International , The Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Monash University.
Currently, I’m a Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast where I lead the Social Media and Public Relations disciplines with a research focus also on social media.
Additionally, I deliver consulting services such as Social Media Health Checks, social media workshops, coaching and consulting to organisations within Australia and internationally including New York-based social enterprise, Thankful.
I was also recently appointed as the Academic Ambassador for the Social Media Marketing Institute
My social media research has been published by a range of peer-reviewed journals and media outlets and I’m regularly invited to speak about social media at industry events and provide expert commentary to the media.
Please contact me to chat about consulting, speaking and training opportunities.
His career began in the Emerging Media department at JWT’s New York offices, before joining the Brand Strategy and Emerging Media department at 360i. There he pioneered real-time social media marketing with his work on Oreo, securing the first social media Guinness World Record and the famous Oreo Super Bowl Blackout Tweet, among other notable campaigns.
Leo’s professional focus is on how the intersection of different technologies can be leveraged to support both businesses and people. The passion for this space led him to a position at global professional services company Accenture and leadership positions at Expion/Sysomos (enterprise SaaS social media management and research platform). He worked across marketing, change management, and sales. Leo secured millions of dollars in business from industry leaders such as Mondelez, Subway, and The Estee Lauder Companies and trained over 200 salespeople. He also spent time in sales and marketing leadership positions for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups.
Leo combines his marketing and sales knowledge to help people in all fields reach their full potential by speaking around the world, mentoring, consulting, blogging, and podcasting. Leo is also a social media and MarTech adjunct professor and teaches at West Virginia University and Iowa State University.
More on Leo:
- Social Media Strategies Summit, NYC (October 2019)
- Stukent Digital Summit, Online (August 2019)
- INTEGRATE – Morgantown, WV (May 2019)
- Talent Network – Guadalajara, Mexico (April 2019)
- UT Social Media Week – Knoxville Tennesse (February 2019)
- Real Time Summit – Chattanooga, TN (October 2018)
- Digital Association – Louisville, KY (October 2018)
- The Future of Work Powered by AI – Boulder, CO (April 2018)
- Drake University – Des Moines, IA (March 2018)
- Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, CO (February 2018)
- Interactive Advertising Bureau – Mexico City, Mexico (August 2017)
- American Academy of Advertising Conference – Boston, MA (March 2017)
- Sysomos Summit – Raleigh, NC (March 2017)
- Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ
- Virginia Tech University – Blacksburg, VA