Michael Brenner: Biography highlights

Michael Brenner is a globally-recognized keynote speaker on leadership, culture, and marketing. Author of the bestselling book The Content Formula, Michael’s work has been featured by The Economist, The Guardian, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2017, Michael was named a Top Business Speaker by The Huffington Post and a top CMO Influencer by Forbes.

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Michael Brenner’s background

Over the last two decades, Michael has championed a customer-centric approach at organizations large and small. He led sales and marketing for software companies like Nielsen and FullTilt. As an executive at ICR, SAP, and Newscred, Michael’s innovative leadership resulted in massive growth. His workshops and keynotes for Fortune 500 brands and tiny startups have inspired profound personal and professional change.

Today, Michael is the CEO of Marketing Insider Group, founded on the belief that strong leaders who champion their teams are the key to unlocking massive growth.

When he’s not working with clients, Michael travels the world helping even the most bureaucratic organizations break down silos, create cultures of innovation, and build engaged workforces.

Michael Brenner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA). He lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and four children.


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How Smart Marketers Drive Organization-Wide Content Marketing Buy-In -  Michael Brenner
How Smart Marketers Drive Organization-Wide Content Marketing Buy-In - Michael Brenner
MeritDirect CO-OP 2017: Keynote Address- Michael Brenner
MeritDirect CO-OP 2017: Keynote Address- Michael Brenner
Chief Marketer Magazine

Michael Brenner is always one of the most highly rated speakers at our events. His sessions are filled with useful information (not theory) and his connection with the audience is immediate - probably because he has lived through what marketers go through every day!'

Susanne Sicilian
Director of Events

'Michael was the Keynote Speaker for our annual conference. He was a joy to work worth and customized his story for the unique nuances of our industry, by interviewing and including some of our customers in his keynote. Attendees left with real inspiration and practical tips - ultimately challenging them to better define our collective purpose and make an even greater impact in the market. Michael used a combination of passion, humor, personal anecdotes and powerful stories to deliver a highly enjoyable and memorable keynote. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for an opening keynote speaker.'

Jonathan Wall
Vice President, Marketing
Aviation International News

'Michael was our keynote speaker at our annual advertiser event. He was informative, friendly and engaging - clearly spending time learning and tailoring his presentation to our unique audience. Many of our attendees were thrilled to see their brands on his screen, and commented on how much they learned and enjoyed the presentation. I highly recommend Michael as a speaker for any event.'

Lisa V.
Marketing & Content Services Manager
Skyword Inc.

'Michael is such a charismatic, engaging speaker that we've had him speak at our annual conference twice! So many people said they loved his session as a great balance of inspiration and practical tips they could use right away. I highly recommend Michael as a speaker to any audience or event!'

Genevieve (Colton) Corcoran
Senior Manager, Brand & Events Marketing

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