"THE BEST TALK I'VE SEEN IN OVER 25 YEARS GOING TO CONFERENCES. YES, REALLY."
- Christina K. (attendee at a global brand’s annual summit in San Francisco)
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.
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Jay Acunzo is the founder of Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and a decorated show host and executive producer. He's a former Google digital media strategist, head of content at HubSpot, and Vice President of Content and Community at the VC firm NextView.
A former sports journalist, 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, Entrepreneur, and more. Salesforce called him "a creativity savant," while the American City Business Journals named him to Boston's "50 On Fire" list.
Jay has produced more than a dozen original series in audio and video about creativity at work, including his narrative-style podcast, Unthinkable, and his work with innovative brand clients like Wistia, Drift, Help Scout, Flipboard, the Content Marketing Institute, and more. In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay earns a living by crafting genuinely enjoyable tales about people who do great work.
"An original thinker and must-see speaker."
- Joe Pulizzi, CEO, Content Marketing Institute
"A savant in all things creativity."
"We'd have Jay back in a heartbeat!"
- Michael Beahm, Senior Manager, Blackbaud
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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
"Enlightens and motivates the audience. Jay is really onto something."
- Leah Peterson, EVP, SEN Design Group