From Best Practices to Next Practices: Making the Most of the Current Social Networks, While Being Prepared for What’s to Come
If every leader isn’t on social media, every leader needs to understand how social media is affecting their all aspects of their company and employees. ERIC KUHN has been leading companies through this social change for over a decade. One of the first people inside companies to lead social media, he is responsible for building social media strategies that now far exceed 1 billion followers. In this world of rapid change, Kuhn talks about how to be a leader in this social media era and what every company needs to know to embrace the tools stay ahead of the curve.
Like it or not, we are now living in a world filtered by Instagram. It has changed the way companies need to market. Worldwide social media and marketing expert ERIC KUHN (CBS, NBA, CNN, UTA) explains that tapping into a customer’s FOMO (“fear of missing out”) is now the most effective way to market a product. In this unique talk, Kuhn will break down FOMO in order to create marketing campaigns and experiences to get customers to take action.
The Power of Story
It’s four words every kid knows: tell me a story. Storytelling is the most powerful form of marketing. To sell a product or yourself for a job or promotion, telling a great story can make all the difference. Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and marketing guru ERIC KUHN has spent over a decade ensuring quality content finds an audience through the power of storytelling. He will walk audiences through the history of storytelling, teach the elements that go into a good story and bring it back to how the audience can use storytelling in their own lives.
You Belong Here: Being Part of the LGBTQ+ Community is the Most Powerful Asset
Being part of a minority can seem like a disadvantage but should be seen as someone’s biggest gift. For over a decade, ERIC KUHN has been innovating corporate America and paving the way for new ideas in marketing, media and technology. He credits his innovation to being gay. In a moving speech, Eric describes his journey to come out along with how he built his career. Weaving a personal and professional narrative, audiences are left inspired to be themselves while also receiving business lessons. Innovating, resilience, emotional intelligence, creativity are important in life and work. Being an outsider only helps hone those skills.
From Intern to C-Suite: How College Students Can Take Advantage of Emerging Trends to Always Have a Job
Students today are social media natives. Masters in Snapchating between (and probably during) classes and skillful craftsman at the perfect Instagram filter. But how can they leverage these skills into leadership positions when they graduate or to land the perfect internship? ERIC KUHN defined for a generation what it meant to lead social media. While still in his dorm room he helped massive media organizations launch on social media and has continued to work with companies to help them think about innovation and digital strategy. A natural in the classroom, since he isn’t so far removed from being a student, Eric talks with students about how to leverage their skills into great jobs and opportunities in this changing economy.
Eric Kuhn is a social media virtuoso, media innovator and successful entrepreneur. A leader across numerous media industries, Kuhn has brought some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations into the new age while working at UTA, CNN, the NBA and CBS News.
Kuhn most famously was the Chief Marketing Officer and a Co-Founder of Layer3 TV, a next generation cable provider, spearheading a new era of home entertainment. The company raised over $100 million by the most respected names in private equity, venture capital and entertainment, including TPG, Creative Artists Agency and Paulson & Company. Kuhn exited the company and sold to T-Mobile for a reported $300 million. Subsequently, Kuhn joined United Talent Agency and was dubbed "Hollywood’s first social media agent," harnessing the power of social media for some of the industry’s top writers, directors, actors and producers. He spent three years building bridges between Silicon Valley and Hollywood and also advised emerging technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations on how to harness content, technology and social media to accelerate a business.
At the podium, Eric Kuhn is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker sharing fresh ideas and actionable data that inspire listeners to re-think the way they understand and utilize innovation and technology. Key among the benefits of hearing Kuhn speak is that he provides real, practical takeaways—in the form of raw industry data, anecdotes, and tips—that organizations and leaders can readily apply to their own entrepreneurial goals. Kuhn has keynoted and moderated numerous industry conferences and events around the world and regularly speaks with companies and private equity funds to help them better understand technology and innovation.
Kuhn’s innovative work building bridges between entertainment and technology has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Fast Company and TechCrunch. Kuhn has been named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” at the age of 23, Wired 100’s list of “global influencers” (2016), The Hollywood Reporter’s “35 Under 36 Next Gen” (2016), Variety’s “Hollywood's New Leaders” (2011), Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment List” (2011), and CableFax’s “Overachievers Under 30” (2015, 2016).
A graduate of Hamilton College, Kuhn also studied at the London School of Economics. He serves on the board of Lincoln Center Theater, is a member of the 92Y’s Emerging Leadership Council, is a founding board member for NPR Generation Listen, on the Digital Advisory Council for the USO and on the Council for Earthjustice, America’s premier non-profit environmental law firm. Kuhn identifies as a gay man. He lives in New York City.