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Rohit Bhargava is a marketing expert dedicated to bringing more humanity back to business. He is the author of 4 best selling marketing books (including the award winning Likeonomics), CEO & Founder of the Influential Marketing Group and Professor of Global Marketing at Georgetown University.
An early marketing pioneer, Rohit co-founded the world’s largest team of social media strategists back in 2004 and spent more than a decade leading digital strategy at two of the largest marketing agencies in the world (Ogilvy & Leo Burnett) in the US and Australia. His client list has included Intel, American Express, Novartis, Pfizer, IBM, Unilever, Pepsi, Heineken, and dozens of other brands across multiple industries. In 2013, he started his own “concierge marketing” service (Influential Marketing Group) to offer more personalized Digital CMO style consulting for brands & selected startups. He is a sought after speaker on marketing, social media and the future of business – and has delivered “non-boring” keynotes to audiences from 20 to 5000 at respected events including TEDx (multiple), SXSW, the World Communication Forum (Davos) and at hundreds more events across 27 countries (and counting!). Rohit’s highly visual presentations have been viewed and downloaded on Slideshare over 1 million times and his popular “Influential Marketing” blog has been read by more than 2 million professionals and was named one of top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine.
Rohit is publishes a highly anticipated annual trend report and is frequently interviewed by media globally as an expert on business trends, consumer behaviour, marketing, and social media. Recently, his insights have been featured in The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian (UK), Fox News, MarketingChina, Times of India, and CNBC. This year, he was also named to the prestigious 2013 Top 100 Thought Leaders In Trustworthy Business Behaviour list along with Richard Branson, Tom Peters and Howard Schultz.
Rohit was born in India and holds dual citizenship for the US and Australia. He currently lives in Washington DC with his wife and two young sons. He loves theater, soccer and cooking … and passionately dislikes cauliflower (a quirky fact he actually wrote about in one of his recent books).
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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!)
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!