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From Google to HubSpot to Startups & VC...

Throughout his career, Jay's been a prolific creator, entertaining storyteller, and a guy who's just plain bothered by conventional thinking.

Jay has delivered keynotes to audiences ranging from 40 global brand executives to 400 fire chiefs to 4,000 fired up marketers. The commonality: They all expect better of themselves and their teams.

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

 

About Jay

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Jay Acunzo can't stand conventional thinking. As a digital media strategist at Google, Jay was responsible for pushing marketing executives and practitioners into the digital age more rapidly, in ways that benefitted both companies and careers. He held multiple leadership positions at high-growth tech startups, including Head of Content at HubSpot, and served as Vice President of Brand and Community at the venture capital firm NextView. On the side, Jay created the award-winning podcast, Unthinkable, and co-founded Boston Content, the northeast's largest community of content creators, with over 2,000 members.

Jay’s work has been cited in courses at Harvard Business School and by writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, 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.

After relocating to New York, Jay founded Unthinkable Media, which works with fast-growing startups and challenger brands to create entertaining B2B shows. In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay understands how to actually tell great stories -- stories that entertain, surprise, teach, and above all, push people beyond conventional thinking so they can think for themselves.

 

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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.

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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:

  • Jan 16 // McGraw-Hill Marketing Webinar // Digital event

  • Jan 26 // James Hardie Contractor Summit // Miami, FL

  • Feb 1 // The Branded Content Event // Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Feb 13 // ZoomInfo Creativity Webinar // Digital event

  • March 6 // Children's Hospitals Week // Orlando, FL

  • April 9 // Emma's Marketing United // Nashville, TN

  • May 9 // Creativity in Marketing // Digital event

  • 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

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

  • September 20 // Private Client Event // 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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