"THE BEST TALK I'VE SEEN IN OVER 25 YEARS GOING TO CONFERENCES. YES, REALLY." 

- Christina Kay, Event Attendee, Marketing Nation Summit

Forged at some of the world’s best companies (Google, ESPN, HubSpot, and the VC firm NextView), and fueled by refreshingly different stories and ideas, Jay combats conventional thinking in everything he does. After a Jay Acunzo keynote, attendees feel they can run through walls, because they have the inspiration and tools they need to do their best work yet.

ABOUT JAY

>> Are you introducing Jay on stage? Try this shorter bio instead. It's written specifically to be spoken out loud.

Jay Acunzo is the author of the book Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition, and Do Your Best Work. He’s a critically acclaimed show host and executive producer, as well as the founder of Unthinkable Media, which creates documentary shows with brand clients.

As a digital media strategist at Google, Jay was responsible for pushing marketing executives and practitioners into the digital age. He then held multiple leadership positions at high-growth tech startups, including HubSpot, and served as Vice President of Brand at the venture capital firm NextView.

Jay’s work has been cited in courses at Harvard Business School and by writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, Fortune, Forbes, and more. He’s been called a “creative savant” by Salesforce and was named to the city of Boston’s “50 on Fire” list.

In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay has earned a living by understanding how to tell actual stories -- emotional tales of people and teams doing their best work that help inspire others to push past conventional thinking in theirs. 

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"An original thinker and must-see speaker."

- Joe Pulizzi, CEO, Content Marketing Institute

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"A savant in all things creativity."

- Salesforce

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"We'd have Jay back in a heartbeat!"

- Michael Beahm, Senior Manager, Blackbaud


EVENT PRODUCERS WHO LOVE JAY

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JAY'S SHOW, UNTHINKABLE

Jay's performance as a host has garnered mentions in Inc, Fortune, Forbes, and more.

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Unthinkable explores conventional thinking in our work and tells stories of the people who dare to question it.

APPLE PODCASTS | OVERCAST | SPOTIFY

Listen to Season 3, Episode 1: the surprising, moving story of Grado Labs.

JAY'S NEWSLETTER, DAMN THE BEST PRACTICES

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RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • June 5-7 // Experience Inbound // Milwaukee, WI & Green Bay, WI

  • June 19 // Growth Acceleration Summit // Boston, MA

  • June 20 // Boston Content @ Fidelity // Boston, MA

  • June 21 // Unleash leadership summit // Boston, MA

  • August 17 // Society for Marketing Professional Services // San Diego, CA

  • August 21 // OnDeck's Internal Sales Meeting // New York, NY

  • September 4-7 // Content Marketing World // Cleveland, OH

  • September 20 // National Agri-Marketing Association // Minneapolis, MN

  • October 21 // DrivingSales Executive Summit // Las Vegas, NV


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"Smart, funny, and entertaining. Jay is the speaker you hope you'll get when you settle into your seat."

- Doug Kessler, Co-founder & Creative Director, Velocity Partners

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"Enlightens and motivates the audience. Jay is really onto something."

- Leah Peterson, EVP, SEN Design Group


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