TESTIMONIALS

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Kelly Browne
Kelly Browne
Marketing Content Coordinator | HitPath
Ah-ha moments across the board...

Andrew's participation in our conference events this year really delivered an unforgettable experience for me. Once I learned that Andrew would be delivering our keynote, I looked forward to our conference for purely selfish reasons. My new role as Marketing Content Coordinator was accompanied by lots of questions – so the personal benefit of Andrew’s participation can’t be understated. He delivered – totally. He was dynamic and had a contagious enthusiasm that delivered ah-ha moments across the board; everyone walked away with something. Also, Andrew was gracious enough to answer questions and provide feedback – even after the conference.

Laura Holloway
Laura Holloway
Owner, Simply Content Marketing
Completely change your perspective...

You can't describe Andrew Davis' workshop without the word personable, or imaginative, or creative, inspiring, thought-provoking or entirely educational. From moment one, Andrew is entirely dynamic, engaging workshop participants to not only participate in the discussion but also to immediately start directing new knowledge towards their own marketing plans. His high-energy presentation will completely change your perspective on selling, creating, and planning for your business. For someone who clearly has a firm grasp on how to succeed in business, Andrew is also obviously someone who enjoys helping others learn and find their own success. This is the workshop for anyone who wants their business to be better; period.

Jennifer Lehner
Jennifer Lehner
President, Posner Lehner Group LLC
Completely Captivated...

"Andrew Davis is without a doubt the most dynamic, entertaining, and engaging presenter I have ever had the pleasure to watch. From the moment he took the stage, his audience of 2500 was completely captivated. Best of all, he delivered valuable, important insights and ideas."

John Lenser
John Lenser
John Lenser, Chairman, CohereOne
A WOW Performance...

Andrew Davis again gave a WOW performance at our annual client summit electrifying the audience with his insights on consumer behavior and marketing opportunities. The sheer energy that he displays and his excellent use of Presi to visually communicate his thoughts keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. This was Andrew’s second appearance our Summit, having been invited back because he received the highest rating by attendees of any speaker we have ever had. He did not disappoint!

Sara Gorlick
Sara Gorlick
FUN!

"Andrew Davis is an engaging, informative, smart, and FUN speaker! Our annual conference has over 700 Ecommerce and Digital Marketing professionals. Each year it is a challenge to find a speaker that will teach our attendees something they do not know while keeping them inspired. Andrew Davis did just that. It is evident he truly cares about doing a great job and has a passion for what he does. He was a key component to the success of our event."

Absolutely Hit The Mark

"We needed a speaker to help connect the dots between the use of social media and it's impact on the bottom line and brand awareness. A professional colleague, who'd seen Andrew speak before, recommended we use him to close out the second day of our event. Andrew's customized presentation, high energy, and smart insight absolutely hit the mark. In fact, his message resonated so much with our attendees that they talked about his presentation throughout the evening and during the next day of our event."

Challenged and Inspired

"The Bonnier Men's Group first heard of Andrew Davis when our Chief Marketing Officer and Publisher saw him speak at the MPA Conference. They thought his knowledge of niche marketing would fit our group's needs perfectly. Needless to say, they were right. The Bonnier Men's group was challenged and inspired by Andrew Davis' lecture. Attendees actually said that he energized them to go back to the office and start reworking their marketing, sales and presentation strategies based on his insights and recommendations. When one of the Publishers asked Andrew for his handwritten critiques, we knew that Andrew had struck a nerve that will change the Bonnier Men's Group for the better."

Shay Klomp Bueters
Shay Klomp Bueters
International Classified Media Assoc.
Set the tone for the entire conference...

"When we started searching for someone to facilitate a solid, hands-on, business-oriented, bootcamp for our members, one of our board members thought Andrew would be great. They were right! Andrew enthusiastically set the tone for the entire conference by challenging our members to look at their business from new angles. Andrew was inspiring and tactical at the same time. His real world examples put our own ideas to the test."

Sarah Laxton
Sarah Laxton
Senior Production Coordinator, Beacon Press
Never a Dull Moment

“Once you attend a presentation by Andrew Davis, you’re likely to recommend him to others simply for the opportunity to attend one of his presentations a second time . . . Never a dull moment, he captivated the audience with a dynamic blend of humor, technology, enthusiasm, and clear research on the subject matter. Drew makes learning fun . . . for adults!”

Carl Landau
Carl Landau
Grand Poobah, Niche Media
Drew is one of the very best speakers we’ve ever had

“If this isn’t a great indication of how good a speaker Drew Davis is – I don’t know what is. We hired Drew to teach a couple of sessions for our Niche Digital Conference and his evaluations were so high that we hired him to be the keynote speaker for our upcoming Niche Magazine Conference. Drew is one of the very best speakers we’ve ever had in the ten year history of Niche Media.”

Russell Sparkman
Russell Sparkman
Fusionspark Media
Just Do It!

“If you’re considering hiring Drew to present or lead a workshop for your company or organization, or to provide marketing/branding consulting services, don’t even think twice. Just do it!”

Beth Blake
Beth Blake
Reed Exhibitions
Drew blew the barn doors off our venue

“Andrew blew the barn doors off our venue (and there were actual barn doors at this venue!).

His outstanding presentation was engaging and thought-provoking (of course) but he nailed the digital content beautifully! I would recommend him to any group who wants to inspire and entertain their troops!”

Jennifer Bergin
Jennifer Bergin
Vice President Marketing Brown Printing Company
Amazing Success!

“We invited Drew to speak at our National Sales Conference this year and he was an amazing success! Over the course of his ninety-minute presentation he entertained us, expanded our thinking and challenged the entire team to find new opportunities in the digital world. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to open our two-day event.”

Eileen White
Eileen White
Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, CDS Global CDS Global
The Highlight of Our Program

“Drew spoke at last year’s Partner Summit for CDS Global and he was incredible. His presentation was such a success we invited him to participate in a much smaller leadership event this year. Andrew always challenges our thinking and helps open our eyes to new opportunities that provide more than just food for thought, but actual revenue and growth potential that we and our partner clients can use. Drew always engages the audience in a fun and entertaining way.”

Joe Pulizzi
Joe Pulizzi
Author of Get Content, Get Customers | Content Marketing Institute
Amazing

“I attended a powerful presentation from Andrew Davis at the American Business Media annual meeting. Although the presentation was geared toward publishers, it’s amazing how many of Andrew’s points need to be executed by non-publishing brands.”

Courtney Muller
Courtney Muller
Reed Exhibitions
One of the best speakers I’ve ever seen!

“Andrew Davis is one of the best speakers I’ve ever seen or hired.

He has an extremely energetic and creative style and tailored his presentation to our company in an excellent way.

I would recommend him for company meetings, conferences or any gathering of business professionals.”

Meg Ellacott
Meg Ellacott
Executive Director, National Association of Trade Show Organizers
Absolutely the best

“I can’t say enough about Drew’s presentation to MATSO (Major American Trade Show Organizers) group during the International VISION Show last week in NYC. No droopy eyes or sleepy heads during THIS presentation — highly energetic, expert in his field and kept people fully engaged throughout. Absolutely the best — Thanks Drew!”

Brenda Larson
Brenda Larson
Publisher, Carolina Parent
Not just a speaker. An experience.

“Drew took the time to understand our core business, our unique expertise and value proposition, and organized an amazing, energetic, entertaining presentation that shook our foundations. He truly made us stop dead in our tracks and assess our business. We came away with some valuable, concrete ideas to work with and some long-held beliefs tipped over. Drew is not just a speaker; he’s an experience.”

Robert Collins
Robert Collins
Producer of Social Media Breakfast & the Inbound Marketing Summit, Social DNA
… stop Tweeting when Drew takes the stage

“Put down your iPhone … fasten your seatbelt and make sure you are well caffeinated to experience the passion, energy and strategic insights … Andrew Davis is a cross between Joseph Campbell, Seth Godin and Charlie Rose and knows how to deliver presentations & conversations that matter. He delivers stories that move.”

Michele Beaulieu
Michele Beaulieu
Managing Director, Operations and Client Leadership Mindshare
So relevant!

Your thorough research into the Canadian publishing market and your ability to read the audience was impressive to say the least. You appear to have a natural talent in connecting with your audience and making them feel a part of what you have to say. Many of our attendees commented on how throughout your presentation you engaged them in a dialogue rather than just “talked at them”.

Laura Maurice
Laura Maurice
Manager, Print Investments Universal McCann
Outstanding presentation

“We have personally heard many keynote speakers in the advertising world, and you are without a doubt among the best and most energetic we’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Your presentation was not only informative and enjoyable, but it also provided our audience with valuable ideas that they could take back to the office and put into action right away.”

Jane Bergos
Jane Bergos
Director of Communications & Brand Management Newgistics
… on the edge of their seats, eager to hear more …

“Andrew Davis is an energetic and inspiring speaker who kept our executive-level attendees on the edge of their seats, eager to hear more. His innovative ideas helped reshape the way they view their role in customer retention.” April 25, 2012

John Balardo
John Balardo
President, Hour Media
Drew is one of the best!

“Drew delivered an engaging, informative and entertaining keynote address for our conference. I hired Drew for the annual City and Regional Magazine Association conference after seeing him speak at a similar industry event and was so impressed that he custom tailored his speech for our audience. It was extremely well received and I would highly recommend Drew for any speaking engagement. Having seen countless business speakers, I would count Drew as one of the best!”

Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson
Director of Marketing, Bathwraps
Really Customized the Presentation

“We needed an energetic kickoff speaker to fire up our dealers at our annual awards conference. Drew did that and more! He researched our industry and market and really customized the presentation for our audience. Andrew’s out of the box thinking and ideas fired up the group for a very productive day. In short, they loved it!”

Dede Dierkes, Circulation Manager
Dede Dierkes, Circulation Manager
St. Louis Magazine, CRMA Audience Development Chair St. Louis Magazine
Kept the audience on the edge of their seats!

“Andrew spoke at the 36th Annual CRMA conference in Las Vegas this past week-end. His high-energy presentation kept the room on the edge of their seats, waiting for more high power explosions. His thought provoking ideas left the attendees wanting more!”

Laura Jackson
Laura Jackson
PR + Content Specialist, Upward Brand Interactions Upward Brand Interactions
Attendees Wanted More Andrew Davis.

“After a colleague saw Andrew speak at Content Marketing World 2013 we invited him to deliver the morning Keynote at Interact14. Andrew knocked it out of the park. A quick review of the evaluations reveals the audience’s enthusiasm for Andrew’s session. Attendees used words like “inspiring” , “experience”, “fun”, “relatable” and “engaging”. More then 95% of the evaluations reported 5s (on a 1-5 scale) on overall session, speaker, and depth of topic. The examples and ideas he brought to Interact14 left people scrambling to keep up in their note taking and excited to share their findings to coworkers. After his keynote, Andrew’s breakout session was standing room only… attendees wanted more Andrew Davis.”

Dianna Huff
Dianna Huff
Website Marketing Strategist DH Communications
Blew Everyone Out of the Water

“Within the last 24 hours I’ve had the honor of hearing Seth Godin, Peter Shankman, and Andrew Davis speak. Amazing. These three blew everyone out of the water at ICON14. (Andrew, I laughed so much through your presentation I had tears running down my cheeks. And what a refreshing delivery style.)”

Harry Yaffe
Harry Yaffe
Shareholder | Belgarde Property Services
Mind expanding, energizing, idea generating, whimsical…

“Drew’s presentation at our company’s annual meeting was a mind expanding, energizing, idea generating, whimsical, irreverent, triple espresso, content filled treat. Drew provided us with on point, specific programs, a number of which are being implemented. After your time with Drew, I know you will share my sentiment.”

Tracie Rollins
Tracie Rollins
Content Strategy Manager, Infusionsoft Infusionsoft
He Should Have Been our Keynote Presenter

“After a co-worker saw Andrew speak at Content Marketing World last year, I checked out his YouTube videos and immediately knew I had to find a way to get him to speak at our #ICON14 Small Business Conference.

I asked Andrew to share his knowledge on big marketing for small businesses in our Big Ideas Track which is designed for small business professionals who want to improve sales, marketing, and general business strategies.

Andrew delivered an engaging presentation that had the audience laughing and clapping all while trying to take copious notes because they didn’t want to miss anything! After the session I had numerous attendees exclaim that he should have been our keynote speaker. That’s how good he is.”

Gemma Waite French
Gemma Waite French
Vice President Marketing & Public Relations Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Simply Inspiring

“Buckle your seat belt and hold on to your hat because Andrew Davis will knock your socks off. He will wake up your audience with his high energy presentations and make you think deeply and critically about what your business/organization/city is looking to achieve. Beyond his incredible presentation style, he is funny, humble and a genuinely nice person. Thanks to Andrew the bar has been raised for our organization when it comes to keynote speakers – our audience was energized, engaged, excited and ready to take action as soon as Andrew left the podium. He is simply inspiring.”

Ann Handley
Ann Handley
Chief Content Officer, Marketing Profs Marketing Profs
Contagious Enthusiasm

“On stage, Andrew Davis is simply a force. He’s smart, funny, articulate and communicates with a kind of contagious enthusiasm that’s unparalleled: Andrew manages to lift the energy and IQ of everyone in the room!”

Beth Murray
Beth Murray
Conference Coordinator, Education & Workforce Development PMMI
A Show Stopper!

“Drew Davis provided valuable information to our conference attendees with great energy. He was hilarious and informative, a show stopper.”

Suzette Kraemer
Suzette Kraemer
Director, Consumer Marketing & IMAG The Association of Magazine Media
Drew Davis is Damn Good!

“Andrew spoke at the Retail Marketplace 2012 Conference this past Monday. He has phenomenal energy, excellent insights and he’s such an inspiring speaker. One of the best received speakers in the history of this conference, Andrew kept our audience mesmerized with his spot-on presentation and engaging style.”

Bethany Kendall
Bethany Kendall
President & CEO Executive Service Corps of New England
A marketing professional without equal…

“Andrew is a very talented strategic thinker who is way ahead of his time. Smart, high energy, provocative, fabulous speaker! A marketing professional without equal!”

Getting “Drewed” involves being inspired and motivated

Having seen Andrew previously present at Content Marketing World, I knew all about his ability to connect with an audience on multiple levels.

My main expectation was for our students, staff and faculty at Globe University/MSB to get “Drewed” as only the original Andrew Davis can do. We were not disappointed.

Getting “Drewed” involves being inspired and motivated by Andrew’s special brand of storytelling, wit and wisdom, fueled by his blend of high-energy, honesty and passion (and a considerable amount of caffeine) for mentoring others in the exploration of their personal passion projects. Mission accomplished!

Following Andrew’s Amazing Interactive Create Your Dream Job Show, colleagues and students alike flooded me and my inbox with high praise for having brought Andrew in to speak to our campuses, as well as shared accounts of their newly discovered morsels of wisdom gleaned from his insightful talk.

Andrea Larick
Andrea Larick
Conference & Events Manager, CMI
Incredible, memorable, compelling and dynamic…

“Andrew stole the show.” “Energetic, engaging, thought-provoking…” “Incredible, memorable, compelling and dynamic…” These were just a few of the hundreds of accolades we received after Andrew presented to a standing-room-only audience at the world’s largest content marketing conference- Content Marketing World. What could Andrew have done to make it better? Well, someone suggested he could have given away puppies. Maybe next year.”

Jonathan Kranz
Jonathan Kranz
Principal Kranz Communications
…Substance with style to deliver one heck of an inspiring talk!

“In a field crowded with would-be gurus and wannabe thought-leaders, Andrew stands apart with genuinely original insights rooted in thoughtful observations of content marketing in the real world. His CMW presentation, based on his new book, Brandscaping, articulated both a vision and a practical pathway for creating content brands that don’t merely “build awareness,” but actually increase demand. As Andrew points out, a 20% marketshare slice of a bigger business pizza is far more valuable than gaining two additional percentage points of a static pie. Brandscaping — a melding of content, audiences and partners — is the means by which smart businesses can expand their pizza by creating valuable content brands. That’s the gist of Andrew’s presentation — but it doesn’t do justice to the zest with which Andrew delivers it. He combines substance with style to deliver one heck of an inspiring talk!”

Jim Cory
Jim Cory
Editor Replacement Contractor Magazine
Thinking out loud, brilliantly, for your benefit!

Andrew Davis’ stage presence recalls the restless demeanor of a caged tiger. He shakes his head, paces, gestures. He does what a lot of presenters aim to do but don’t quite get around to pulling off: he blends a sense of total mental preoccupation with his topic—social media and marketing—with edge-of-your-seat audience engagement. It’s like he’s thinking out loud, brilliantly, for your benefit. He performs, and the audience goes along, warily at first, then with ever-mounting enthusiasm.

Bubbling with Enthusiasm!

“In one day Andrew Davis took our team from a state of general ambivalence about current branding practices to a new awareness and a bubbling enthusiasm for the new opportunities. Following his seminar we all felt we were ready to build new brands and new audiences. We hired him to invigorate our branding efforts. He did. His seminar was a great investment.”

Enlightening & entertaining!

“I would highly recommend Andrew to be part of your event. The way he crafts a message; the way he delivers it; and, the way he engages the audience make him a speaker you really can’t find anywhere else out there in the industry. He’s enlightening and entertaining at the same time and that earns him a wonderful rapport with the audience. Several people came up after the event and told me that his speech was worth the entire conference.”

We loved every minute of it!

“During our recent SpanTech CPd conference Drew Davis delivered the most passionate exchange of information we have seen in a very long time. Our attendees are still talking about Drew and his new book – Brandscaping – Drew’s style is high energy. PASSION DRIVEN CONTENT is exchanged at a fast pace, Drew engaged our audience and we loved every minute of it. Do your organization a favor and buy the book Brandscaping – then Book Drew to speak at your next event.”

Exceptional, Dynamic, Provocative, Awesome

“Andrew Davis’ recent Printing Industries of America presentation was rated as the top speaker for our event with 100% evaluations indicating Drew as “exceptional” and “exceeding expectations.” Evaluators used words such as “very dynamic” “provocative”, “energetic” and “awesome.” His grasp of all dimensions of media and its relevance in the marketplace ranks Drew in the very top tier of presenters in terms of content. Combining laser-focused branding content with Drew Davis’ high impact delivery style ensures the perfect ingredients to launch a valuable, successful event.”

Rebekah Darksmith
Rebekah Darksmith
Conference Manager | Niche Media, Inc.
Part entertainer, part evangelist and all educator…

“Drew gets it. Wicked smart. Incredibly knowledgeable. Sharply strategic. [Check.] High-energy as gross understatement. [Check.] More fun than a barrel of muppet-wranglers. [Check.] Drew is part entertainer, part evangelist and all educator — hands down the best speaker I’ve seen. He’s able to marry deep knowledge and strategic insight with respect to brand, social media, technology, and markets with a delivery specific to the needs of your audience. Highly recommended.”

Kyle Dacuyan
Kyle Dacuyan
Executive Service Corps of New England
Dynamic, funny, moving, and spot-on…

“Andrew spoke recently to a group of our consultants about the power in leveraging stories and personal relationships to promote your nonprofit brand. He was dynamic, funny, moving, and spot-on in sharing that the stories we tell as nonprofits must inspire as calls to action. Andrew is a true marketing expert with his finger on the pulse — and we were very privileged to benefit from his willingness to share.”

Marta Stiglin
Marta Stiglin
IHAF & Stiglin Consulting
1 part rock star, 1 part comedian, and 2 parts digital marketing guru!

I’ve heard Andrew Davis speak a handful of times and each time I want to ask for his autograph—he’s that good! Drew is one part rock star, one part comedian, and two parts digital marketing guru. His range of experience, the topics he covers, and the highly caffeinated manner in which he delivers his keynotes are second to none. If you’re wondering who to invite to speak at your next event, there’s one answer: Andrew Davis.

Top 3 Reasons Successful Event Producers Invite Andrew To Speak

Don't take our word for it! We have hundreds of testimonials from Andrew's 50 keynote speeches a year.

Event-after-event the same three things come-up in the post-event surveys of Andrew's sessions. Here are the three most-often referenced reasons event producers invite Andrew back to present.

  • Customized Presentations

    “His thorough research into our industry and his ability to read the audience is impressive, to say the least.”

  • Earns Top Ratings

    “Andrew rated as the top speaker for our event with 100% evaluations indicating Drew as “exceptional” and “exceeding expectations.” Evaluators used words such as “very dynamic” “provocative”, “energetic” and “awesome.”

  • Inspiration with Style

    “Andrew combines substance with style to deliver one heck of an inspiring talk!”

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