Chris Brogan believes in doing business the human way and argues passionately that success comes from building relationships of trust and treating people like individuals. As CEO of Human Business Works he educates and consults with both small business and multinationals on improving business outcomes. He was one of the first 'social media rock stars' and believes in the huge potential of online and social media channels.
A fast talking American with a great deal of charm, Brogan wins followers wherever he goes. He has a huge following among the new generation of business people who see social media marketing and a new more human form of business practice as key to succeeding in todays market. But what makes him exceptional is his ability to cut though the fashionable hype and identify what is really useful to businesses who want to win while presenting a more human face.
He shares his insight in keynote speeches and courses like Mastering the Digital Channel and in his blog chrisbrogan.com which is in the Top 5 of Advertising Ages Power150. He is a regular speaker at the South by Southwest conference events.
He is the cofounder of the PodCamp new media unconference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value. He serves on the board of advisors of HubSpot.
He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Impact Equation about making social media pay, Trust Agents and Social Media 101. He has a monthly column at Entrepreneur Magazine and has appeared in articles in Forbes, The Boston Globe, Success, USA Today, and has featured on TV shows like Dr Phil. He won the Mass High Tech All Stars award for thought leaders in 2008.
Brogan has over 13 years of experience in online networks, social communities, and other elements of digital business including a spell as president of the social media agency New Marketing Labs. Further back he built data centers, released software and acquired companies while working for a wireless telecommunications company. He has also worked on an Internet video startup and collaborated on many social media and social networks projects.
"Chris was a HUGE hit at the Conference. He had many fans in the audience and made new ones of the rest. He was not only engaging but also affable and approachable. He spent a few days with us and added tremendous value even after his presentation! Thank you so much for your help in drawing him to the Conference and facilitating a change in schedule one week out! We will never forget your support in the final inning. It was a close call but you pulled it out for us. Thanks again!" - PRSA 2011 Annual event
"Chris is a rockstar of sorts in social media circles and I felt that he would be a natural to speakChris at the Summit. I didnt know what to expect, I didnt know what kind of a speaker he was I just knew his content was great. To answer the questionhe is a GREAT speaker. He was entertaining and kept the audience engaged and entertained through the entire keynote. What I like about Chris is that he keeps things in perspective regarding social media. Social media is about being social. It is about listening and being a promiscuous connector. Chris couldnt have been nicer to deal with or more accommodating with his time." - Michael Bowers, Chair of the Ohio Growth Summit
"Chris Brogan was an overwhelming success at our most recent event. Chris presentation style was authentic, engaging and entertaining. Most importantly, Chris proved to be an effective and informative speaker. We will definitely be asking Chris back." - Michael Geoghegan, CEO of Gigavox Media