Samuel J Scott: Biography highlights

A former journalist, consultant, and director of marketing in the high-tech industry, Samuel Scott is now a global keynote marketing speaker and writer of the regular The Promotion Fix column in The Drum.

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Samuel J Scott’s background

He is the only person who uses his experience in journalism and marketing to show businesses, conferences, and universities the truth of the present and future of the marketing industry as a neutral observer with nothing to sell. Samuel is a member of Toastmasters International and served as a judge of the 2019 UK Ad Association’s Young Lions competition in advance of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The Internet obtained mass adoption when Samuel was in high school. As a result, he is uniquely positioned to comment on the world both before and after the birth of the World Wide Web. Samuel remembers marketing before the Internet, but he is almost a tech native as well. Samuel understands how the two worlds are reflections of each other, and his columns and keynote addresses give frank, no-BS, and no-holds-barred talks on how marketing and communications professionals can integrate online and offline marketing.

Samuel’s knowledge and experience come from his first career as a journalist and newspaper editor who then moved into marketing and communications and worked in executive agency positions, personal consulting capacities, and in-house in the high-tech world. Born and raised in the United States, he is now based out of Tel Aviv.



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Keynote Marketing Speaker Samuel Scott -- A 60-Second Introduction
Keynote Marketing Speaker Samuel Scott -- A 60-Second Introduction
The Biggest Myths in Online Advertising
The Biggest Myths in Online Advertising

Samuel Scott was one of the keynote speakers at our TES Affiliate Conference from 1-4 March 2019 in Lisbon-Cascais. He delivered a highly motivational keynote speech with lots of valuable insights. If you host an event, we would highly recommend you to hire Samuel Scott as your keynote speaker.'

Andreas Bischoff
3XE Digital in Dublin

'Samuel delivered an excellent keynote talk at 3XE Digital in Dublin on the biggest myths in digital marketing. With the perfect mix of provocation, humour, and data-based insights into the marketing industry, his speech was much enjoyed and then later debated at the conference. Samuel is an inspiring and original speaker who educates marketers and helps them to do their jobs better.'

Anthony Quigley
I help you sell more, to more people, for more

'Samuel delivered a great presentation at the book launch of Eat Your Greens in Amsterdam. He was asked to be the first speaker and set the stage. He was thought provoking and delivered an entertaining and fact-based talk on the state of the industry. I look forward to sharing the stage with him in the future and highly recommend him to anyone who values a (keynote) speaker that can offer valuable perspectives on how marketing can better itself.'

Wiemer Snijders
Digitalzone Conference

'Samuel is highly effective speaker who we worked with for Digitalzone '17. His vision of the future of marketing is really impressive. He looks from really different perspectives that got the attention of our 600+ attendees and left the conference with really high feedback scores. Thanks to him for having us on his list, and I hope to work together with him for next year's event.'

Yigit Konur
Founder @Zeo & Organizer
Israeli Digital Organization

'I had Samuel as Keynote Speaker at D-Summit, Israel's Digital Organization's yearly summit. His talk was absolutely brilliant! Provided tons of value for our members who feedbacked a 4.6/5 satisfaction score for the talk. I would definitely recommend having Sam over to speak! Very professional and just an awesome guy in general :)'

Carmel Baran
Ogilvy Worldwide

'Everyone in marketing should read this. Smart. Honest.'

Tham Khai Meng
Chief Creative Officer

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