David Meerman Scott

  • Marketing & Sales Strategist
  • Three-Time Bestselling Author

Our always-on, Web-driven world has new rules for competing and growing business. Advance planning is out – agile is IN! Those who embrace new ways will be far more successful than those who stay who stay stuck and afraid to change. No one knows more about using the new Real-Time tools and strategies to spread ideas, influence minds and build business than David Meerman Scott. It’s his specialty.

He is an internationally acclaimed strategist whose books and blog are must-reads for professionals seeking to generate attention in ways that grow their business. Scott’s advice and insights help people, products and organizations stand out, get noticed and capture hearts and minds. He is author or co-author of ten books – three are international bestsellers. The New Rules of Marketing & PR, now in its 4th edition, has been translated into 26 languages and is used as a text in hundreds of universities and business schools worldwide. It is a modern business classic with over 300,000 copies sold so far. Scott also authored Real-Time Marketing & PR, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, Newsjacking, World Wide Rave, and the forthcoming The New Rules of Sales & Service (Fall, 2014). He co-authored Marketing the Moon (March, 2014) and Marketing Lessons from The Grateful Dead

 

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The highest rated presenter at our Fortune Small Business magazine “Sales and Marketing Summit," in front of hundreds of our nation’s top mid-market CEOs and executives, David cut through the jargon and provided a practical and example-filled presentation on how executives can actually utilize the Web 2.0 revolution to drive business to their companies.

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Be Fearless: Real-Time Marketing & PR get results

Break out and breakthrough by engaging customers on their own terms.  Business is different today.  We all know it.  It’s a scary idea to set aside outdated beliefs and dusty old strategies but those old ways are costing you money.  It’s time to be fearless.  Get over the fear of trying something ne ...

Break out and breakthrough by engaging customers on their own terms.  Business is different today.  We all know it.  It’s a scary idea to set aside outdated beliefs and dusty old strategies but those old ways are costing you money.  It’s time to be fearless.  Get over the fear of trying something new, the fear of change, and the fear that it might not work the first time.  David Meerman Scott leads the way and outlines fresh, measurable and low- and no-cost strategies – like Newsjacking – to instantly and directly reach your audience.  Scott’s informative, entertaining and high-energy presentations shine a light on the best examples of success from a wide variety of large and small organizations – from business-to-business outfits to rock bands, nonprofits to entrepreneurial growth businesses.  He’ll energize the audience and show people how to get found at the exact moment buyers are looking.  Social media are the tools but it’s a Real-Time mindset that drives strategy in a world where speed and agility win – not the biggest budget.  Shift from the controlled and message-driven advertising/PR paradigm and learn to win hearts and minds by creating content that people are eager to consume and share.

Fearless Sales - Powering Social Selling in Real-Time

The way most companies sell is not aligned with the way people buy.  That’s a problem.  Buyers are bypassing the traditional selling model altogether.  They’re learning for themselves about your products/services, your competitors, and what customers say about you (whether true or not!).  At the sam ...

The way most companies sell is not aligned with the way people buy.  That’s a problem.  Buyers are bypassing the traditional selling model altogether.  They’re learning for themselves about your products/services, your competitors, and what customers say about you (whether true or not!).  At the same time, the boundary between the sales and marketing efforts has gotten blurry – so blurry it’s almost not there.  These changes have driven a revolution in how sales and service are done.  It’s time to stop thinking in the past and get fearless about how to engage customers.  Social selling is the most effective approach and speed is the ultimate competitive weapon.  Nothing is faster than Real-Time because you reach buyers on their timetable, not yours.  It’s natural to fear trying something new or different – change is never easy.  David Meerman Scott shows how the best salespeople (and sales organizations) have become information curators – communicating by delivering the precise information buyers need at just the right time and in just the right way.  Real-Time social selling gains more customers with fewer resources and David offers concrete examples of small and large companies achieving sales success right now. 

Beyond the Keynote

David Meerman Scott is available to deliver sales and marketing workshops which provide a step-by-step framework for implementing Real-Time sales or marketing/PR strategies.  These sessions drill down to explore tactical, actionable plans to reach buyers directly and in Real-Time.  Learn powerful wa ...

David Meerman Scott is available to deliver sales and marketing workshops which provide a step-by-step framework for implementing Real-Time sales or marketing/PR strategies.  These sessions drill down to explore tactical, actionable plans to reach buyers directly and in Real-Time.  Learn powerful ways to create content that gets attention using blogs, viral marketing, podcasts, online video, search engine marketing and online thought-leadership.  Programs are custom-tailored to suit unique needs.  Please inquire for specific details.

Real-Time Mindshift - In-Person Team Coaching Session

Get your team together and roll up your sleeves!  David Meerman Scott comes to your office to coach your team to re-imagine ways to reach your audience.  Learn to take advantage of new Real-Time marketing and sales realities.  Then set your organization up to exceed your goals by implementing new lo ...

Get your team together and roll up your sleeves!  David Meerman Scott comes to your office to coach your team to re-imagine ways to reach your audience.  Learn to take advantage of new Real-Time marketing and sales realities.  Then set your organization up to exceed your goals by implementing new low-cost (and no-cost) strategies and tactics in that are proven to

grow business.  By the end of the day with David, your team will be eager to implement the new ideas.  Everybody will be armed with a clear set of objectives and actionable & fresh Real-Time approaches that create immediate results.  The live coaching session works because David tailors each one from the ground up for your specific needs.  He’s conducted events at dozens of varied organizations around the world including Dow Jones, Microsoft, United States Marine Corps, NY Islanders, Century 21, Jackson Healthcare, National Geographic, and many more.

The New Rules of Marketing and PR

Want to generate attention in today’s always-on, Web-driven world? The answer isn’t just slapping social media onto dusty old strategies. The rules have changed. David Meerman Scott cuts through the confusing new communication landscape and lays out meaningful, measurable and no-cost strategies to i ...

Want to generate attention in today’s always-on, Web-driven world? The answer isn’t just slapping social media onto dusty old strategies. The rules have changed. David Meerman Scott cuts through the confusing new communication landscape and lays out meaningful, measurable and no-cost strategies to instantly reach your audiences directly. This informative, entertaining and high-energy presentation shows the best examples of success from a wide variety of large and small organizations — from business-to-business outfits to rock bands, nonprofits to entrepreneurial growth businesses. Scott energizes people to put fear aside and inspires them with confidence to apply new thinking: social media are the tools – but Real-Time is the crucial mindset. With a rebel’s heart, Scott abandons the controlled and message-driven advertising and PR paradigm. He shows how to win the hearts and minds of your audience using blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Newsjacking, and other new tools — by creating content that they’re eager to share.

Grow Your Business Now

Today’s communications revolution presents tremendous growth opportunities for those who know how to tap this once-in-a-millennium transformation. Gone are the days of planning marketing and public relations programs to suit your timetable. It’s a Real-Time world now — if you&rsquo ...

Today’s communications revolution presents tremendous growth opportunities for those who know how to tap this once-in-a-millennium transformation. Gone are the days of planning marketing and public relations programs to suit your timetable. It’s a Real-Time world now — if you’re not engaged, you’ve opened doors for your competition. David Meerman Scott shows how to make the power of Real-Time to work for you! His inspiring, high-energy presentations are tailored to each audience, revealing ways to generate attention for products and services in minutes (not months.) Audiences walk away with relevant and actionable ideas: how to develop (or refine) products or services based on feedback from customers or events in the marketplace; how to engage when people are eager to do business; how to make speed and agility a competitive weapon; how to get the media talking about you; and much more. Real-Time business means acting first — and — while your competitors scramble to adjust, opening new channels that grow your brand. Scott shows how to succeed NOW . . . in real-time.

Agile Selling in a Real-Time World

The ongoing communications revolution has profoundly affected how sales and service is done. Buyers are now in charge! Referencing blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and other Web-based tools, they often bypass the traditional selling model altogether – learning for themselves about y ...

The ongoing communications revolution has profoundly affected how sales and service is done. Buyers are now in charge! Referencing blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and other Web-based tools, they often bypass the traditional selling model altogether – learning for themselves about your products/services, your competitors, and what customers say about you (whether true or not!). Don’t struggle to adjust to this new environment – be agile and master it. David Meerman Scott inspires audiences with fresh, real-world tested strategies and tactics for establishing and maintaining relationships and building new business. The key is an agile Real-Time mindset and an arsenal of new communication tools. Scott shows how to use them to win hearts and minds by creating low-cost (and no-cost!), measurable strategies and tactics that help buyers you don’t yet know discover you! He shows why the best salespeople have become information curators – communicating by delivering the precise information that buyers need at just the right time and in just the right way. Agile, Real-Time selling means gaining more customers with fewer resources – and David Meerman Scott shows you how to make it happen.

Business Lessons from the Grateful Dead

What every business can learn from the most iconic band in history. The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book. They encouraged their fans to record shows and trade tapes; they built a mailing list and sold concert tickets directly to fans; and they built their business mod ...

What every business can learn from the most iconic band in history. The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book. They encouraged their fans to record shows and trade tapes; they built a mailing list and sold concert tickets directly to fans; and they built their business model on live concerts, not album sales. Learn key innovations from the Dead’s approach you can apply to your business. Find out how to make your fans equal partners in your journey, “lose control” to win, create passionate loyalty, and experience the kind of marketing gains that will not fade away.

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Biography

David Meerman Scott is a master of the new rules for growing business, spreading ideas and generating attention in our always-on, Web-driven world.  Advance planning is out – speed and agility are IN!  Scale and media buying power are no longer a decisive advantage.  Instead, Real-Time is the mindset – and content matters – you are what you publish!  Those who can be fearless and put away old strategies and tactics in favor of a new way will reap the rewards. 

David is an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing/PR strategist whose books and blog are must-reads for professionals and organizations seeking to stand out, get noticed and capture hearts and minds for their products, services and ideas.  He is author or co-author of ten books (including three international bestsellers) with one million books in print.  The New Rules of Marketing & PR, now in its 6th edition with over 350,000 copies sold, is a modern business classic that is available in 29 languages from Albanian to Vietnamese and used as a text in hundreds of universities and business schools worldwide.  Real-Time Marketing & PR is a Wall Street Journal bestseller while Newsjacking, and The New Rules of Sales and Service have each broken new ground with fresh ideas.  David is also co-author of Marketing the Moon (being made into a feature film entitled The Men Who Sold the Moon) and Marketing Lessons from The Grateful Dead.

David’s ideas have captured the attention of the most respected firms and organizations all over the world.  He is an in-demand keynote speaker on sales and marketing who has appeared in more than 41 countries and on all seven continents.  His tailored and high energy presentations are an entertaining and urgent call to action where fresh ideas are punctuated rapid-fire with bold images, video and success stories to energize audiences.  He inspires them to set old ideas and fear aside and use these new tools and Real-Time strategies to achieve real, measurable, no-cost results and seize the initiative, open new channels and grow their brand.  David’s groundbreaking strategies don’t just slap social media onto dusty old strategies – they reinvent the way to engage the marketplace.  Audiences walk away knowing how to use blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Big Data and the strategies like Newsjacking to engage the media, crowd-source product development, increase sales, exert influence, disseminate ideas, and command premium prices by using speed and immediacy as a strategic weapon.

David Meerman Scott is a lifelong globalist with real-world experience and an eye for the bigger marketplace.  He moved to Tokyo at age 26 to establish the Japan office of a Wall Street Real-Time economic advisory firm.  He worked for global Real-Time media companies in Tokyo for seven years and Hong Kong for two.  David was Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder in the mid-1990s before moving to the Boston area where he was marketing VP for two publicly-traded U.S. companies.  Losing his job following the sale of NewsEdge to Thomson Reuters delivered David the gift of reinvention as a strategist advising organizations on the new realities of agile, Real-Time business.

In addition to his work as a writer, researcher and international speaker, David is a co-founder and partner in Signature Tones, a sonic branding studio.  Signature Tones works with clients to create sonic logos and original music for use perfectly in tune with their brand.  Sonic branding includes original music that is used in videos, podcasts, products and services, as walk on music for speaking engagements, in TV and radio commercials.  David is also an advisor to emerging companies who are working to transform their industries by delivering disruptive products and services.  Besides delivering success as a member of the board of directors of NewsWatch KK (successfully sold to Yahoo Japan) and Kadient (successfully merged with Sant), and on the board of advisors of Eloqua (successful IPO in mid-2012 and sale to Oracle in early 2013) and GrabCAD (successfully sold to Stratasys in mid-2014), his current portfolio of advisory clients includes HubSpot, where he serves as Marketer in Residence (successful IPO in October 2014), digital selling firm Vengreso, Mynd, RISEcx, Set The Set, SlapFive, VisibleGains, ExpertFile and GutCheck as well as non-profits including the Grateful Dead Archive at University of California/Santa Cruz and HeadCount.