"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)
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Jay Acunzo is a globally touring keynote speaker and author of the book Break the Wheel. He’s hosted and produced over a dozen original series about creativity at work, built together with brand partners, and he’s the founder of Marketing Showrunners, a media company for creative marketers, with subscribers from Red Bull, Adobe, Salesforce, Shopify, the BBC, Mailchimp, and more.
Jay got his start as a sports journalist and previously worked in tech for Google, HubSpot, and the venture capital firm NextView. His thinking has been cited in courses at Harvard Business School and by writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and more. Salesforce called him "a creativity savant," while the American City Business Journals named him as one of Boston's "50 On Fire.”
In a world where “storyteller” has become a buzzword, Jay earns a living by creating truly original narratives that make you rethink the status quo and pursue better work with renewed energy and ideas.
A NOTE ON JAY’S SPEAKING:
Jay has delivered keynotes to diverse and international audiences, ranging from 40 executives in Toronto to 400 public educators in Amsterdam to 4,000 marketers in Cleveland. He’s spoken for industries including: marketing, sales, HR, dentistry, retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, higher education, entrepreneurship and tech, and more.
Jay’s sneaky advantage to deliver relevant, insightful, and refreshing new speeches is his work as a showrunner, host, and producer. Through his work as a podcaster and documentary series creator, Jay has told thousands of stories (with more publishing every week) which he uses to perform research, pull out insights, and customize every speech.
Jay is committed to working as a true partner with his clients, going above and beyond the typical drop-in, run-out keynote speaker. (It’s just how his mama raised him, quite frankly.)
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"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
JAY HAS DELIVERED OPENING & CLOSING KEYNOTES FOR EVENTS & BRANDS LIKE THESE
JAY HAS APPEARED IN
6.18 - Shine Bootcamp for Womxn Speakers - Vancouver
7.23 - Corporate Event Marketing Association - Las Vegas
7.30 - Nat’l Assoc. of Electrical Distributors - Nashville
8.22 - Private Client Event - New York City
9.4 - Content Marketing World - Cleveland
9.5 - FL Governor's Conference on Tourism - Boca Raton
9.17 - BKBG Annual Conference - Austin
9.22 - Skucamp - Pittsburgh
10.15 - TRUNO Retail Tech Conference - Frisco
11.8 - DPHA Annual Conference - Seattle
1.29 - Carnegie Dartlet Higher Ed Conference - Orlando
JAY'S SHOW, UNTHINKABLE
Jay's story-style podcast has garnered mentions in Inc, Fortune, Forbes, and more.
JAY'S COMPANY, MARKETING SHOWRUNNERS
For marketers who want to build passionate audiences, MSR provides education and community to make it easier and more effective to create original series (podcasts, video shows, documentaries, and more). Marketing isn’t about the people who arrive. It’s about the people who stay.
"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