A REFRESHINGLY WARM & INSIGHTFUL KEYNOTE SPEAKER. A PROLIFIC SHOW HOST & PRODUCER.
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.
Forged at some of the world’s best companies (Google, ESPN, HubSpot, and the VC NextView Ventures), 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.
"THE BEST TALK I'VE SEEN IN OVER 25 YEARS GOING TO CONFERENCES. YES, REALLY." - Christina, Event Attendee, San Francisco
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Jay Acunzo is waging war on 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.
Today, Jay is the founder of 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 actually understands how to tell great stories -- stories that entertain, surprise, teach, and above all, push people beyond conventional thinking so they can do their best work. His book, Break the Wheel, inspires others to do exactly that.
"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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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
"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