Marketer | Author | Speaker | Professor | Nice Guy

About Rohit Bhargava


Rohit Bhargava - Marketing Keynote SpeakerHi, I’m Rohit – nice to meet you! It is never easy to introduce yourself through a written bio but this page is my attempt. I always listen first, then speak. My passion is sharing non-obvious advice to help others be more influential and I to do that through keynote speeches, published books and strategic advice. If there is a way I might help you, I’d love to speak to you directly!



IMGLogo-transparentblue-150x150The Influential Marketing Group is a new consultancy founded to help brands and marketing leaders improve their digital strategy, realize the potential of social media, and create more human organizations.  IMG offers a range of strategy workshops, day long facilitated Innovation Day summits and a new “Concierge Marketing” service to offer one on one strategic counsel for senior leaders on brand and digital strategy.



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.

3DLikeonomicsFrontCover_250pxRohit 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.

rohittedx_squareHe 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.

presentation2014A 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!).

My Story: A “Behind The Brand” Interview

This is a few years old (while I was still with Ogilvy), but it is one of my favourite personal interviews with the great Bryan Elliott where I had the chance to talk about my career path – how I started in marketing, where the big idea behind Likeonomics (my most popular book) came from and many other personal stories.  It is 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!)