My Mantra

Helping brands and leaders be more influential
by embracing their humanity and personality.

About Rohit Bhargava

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RohitHeadshot_Sc1_100x100Hi, I’m Rohit – nice to meet you! It is never easy to introduce yourself through a written bio – but this page will tell you much more about me and my background.  I always listen first, then speak. My passion is sharing non-obvious advice to help others be more influential. On this page, you’ll find my backstory as well as a few of my favourite video interviews to help you get to know me. Of course, the most personal connection is to speak directly … so feel free to email me at rohit@trustimg.com to connect or request a phone call!

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Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group, and an expert in helping brands and leaders be more influential. He is the author of five best selling business books on topics as wide ranging as the future of healthcare, how to build a brand with personality, and why leaders never eat cauliflower. 

THE “SHORT ON SPACE” LESS THAN 100 WORD BIO:

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group, and an expert in helping brands and leaders be more influential. He is the author of five best selling books on topics as wide ranging as the future of healthcare, building a brand with personality, and why leaders never eat cauliflower. Rohit has advised hundreds of global brands and is a Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University. A two-time TEDx speaker, Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 27 countries and is regularly quoted in media outlets including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and NPR. 

THE “KEYNOTE SPEAKER” STANDARD 239 WORD BIO:

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group (IMG), and the author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics (shortlisted for Best Sales/Marketing Book of the Year by 1800CEORead). His popular keynotes have inspired audiences from 50 to 5000 people to lead with personality and create more human organizations. He has been featured as a two time TEDx speaker and given keynotes and workshops in 27 countries for brands including Intel, Vodafone, SABMiller, Pfizer, SAP, American Express, Swissotel, Ford, and many others. Prior to starting IMG, he spent 15 years as a marketing agency executive at two of the largest creative agencies in the world (Leo Burnett and Ogilvy) leading global digital and social media strategy.

His signature annual “Non-Obvious Trend Report” has been viewed more than half a million times online and his personal blog has been named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine. Outside of speaking and writing, Rohit teaches Global Marketing at Georgetown University and is regularly quoted as a marketing and business expert in  media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, and NPR.  He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to four so far!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!), and has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential by embracing their humanity and personality. 

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Rohit’s Backstory

Rohit believes the world would be a better place if companies and leaders acted in more human ways, and he has dedicated his career to advising organizations and people on how to do it.

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group (IMG), and the author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics (shortlisted for Best Sales/Marketing Book of the Year by 1800CEORead). Rohit has advised dozens of marketing and business leaders to lead with personality and build more human brands and frequently delivers keynote speeches to audiences from 50 to 5000 people.

Rohit_TEDx_SmallBoxHe has been featured as a two time TEDx speaker and been invited to present or consult in 27 countries around the world for brands including Intel, Vodafone, SABMiller, Pfizer, SAP, American Express, Swissotel, Ford, and more. Prior to starting IMG, he spent 15 years as a marketing agency executive at two of the largest creative agencies in the world (Leo Burnett and Ogilvy) leading global digital and social media strategy. He co-founded the world’s largest team of social media strategists at Ogilvy and the first digital group at Leo Burnett back in 2000.

2014TrendReport_CoverA well known futurist and thinker, Rohit’s signature annual “Non-Obvious Trend Report” has been viewed more than half a million times online and his personal blog has been named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine. His writing was described as “intellectual and educational” by the Wall Street Journal and PRWeek noted after an interview that “the knowledge he holds in his head is like gold dust … in 30 minutes he taught PRWeek more about the Internet than most people learn in a decade of being a web consumer.”

Outside of speaking and writing, Rohit teaches Global Marketing at Georgetown University and is regularly quoted as a marketing and business expert by media outlets including The New York Times, Fast Company, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review and NPR.  

He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to four so far!), and actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!).

Bio – Bullet Point Format

In case you need just the facts – here is Rohit’s bio in bullet point format instead:

  • CEO & Founder of Influential Marketing Group
  • Professor of Global Marketing at Georgetown University
  • Award winning keynote speaker invited to multiple TEDx events and the World Communications Forum in Davos
  • Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of 5 marketing books
  • Likeonomics (latest book) was named by 800CEORead shortlisted for “Best Sales/Marketing Book of 2012″ and #4 on the list of “What Corporate America Is Reading”
  • Interviewed or featured as a marketing expert in publications worldwide, including the BBC, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Guardian, The Economic Times of India, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and dozens of others.
  • Spoken in more than 27 countries around the world
  • Visual presentations have been viewed more than 1 million times on Slideshare
  • Named to the prestigious “2013 Top Thought Leaders In Trustworthy Business List” by Trust Across America
  • Named to the “Most Influential South Asians In Music And Entertainment” list by Korn Ferry
  • NOTE: For more bullet points, download my PDF Fact Sheet

My Story: A “Behind The Brand” Interview

This is one of my favourite personal interviews, where I had the chance to share more about my career path – how I started in marketing, what the big idea behind Likeonomics is and why it matters, and just about everything else.  It is probably the one interview that will give you the best sense of who I am …

(And in case you want to keep watching, here is a link to Part 2 of the interview!)

My Big Idea And Why It Failed: A Talk On Entrepreneurship

Given during the week of launching Likeonomics, I shared several stories I never told publicly in this talk, including my greatest failures and what I learned from them … as well as some of the techniques I used during launch week to help propel Likeonomics to become a global best seller.  For anyone who is an entreprener, loves to hear stories of failure AND success, or anyone looking to launch a product or book, I promise you’ll enjoy this one!

A Personal Look At How I Wrote Likeonomics: