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WHO IS JAY ACUNZO?

Jay is in a fight with "best practices." But more on that in a moment...

Jay was the #1-ranked speaker from Content Marketing World 2016 and earned the opening keynote in 2017.

Jay is an award-winning podcaster, a dynamic keynote speaker, and a veteran digital and content marketer. He was a digital media strategist at Google and head of content for multiple startups, including HubSpot. He spent several years scaling a venture capital firm called NextView using content marketing and narrative storytelling, and he is now the host and producer of several web series about the meaning people find in the work they do.

Jay’s podcast, Unthinkable, explores examples of work that seems crazy … until you hear their side of the story. The show is a journey to understand what it takes to break from conventional thinking and achieve more exceptional things in your work.

Over the past decade, Jay has built editorial strategies from scratch for startups and produced attention-grabbing shows about intuition at work. He's toured the world speaking to organizations big and small about the power of questioning best practices, and his work has been cited in courses at Harvard Business School, by writers at the New York Times and the Washington Post, and by investors on TV's Shark Tank.

In a world overflowing with gurus, Jay is here to be a guide. He doesn't have any answers. Instead, it's his firm belief that you do. And it's his mission to help you hone and trust your intuition to do more exceptional work.

EVENT MANAGERS: Planning to introduce Jay at your event? Try this bio instead.


 
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"One of the must-see speakers."

- Joe Pulizzi, CEO, Content Marketing Institute

 
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"Jay is truly amazing." 

- Michael Stelzner, CEO, Social Media Examiner

 
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Hosts "one of the hottest new podcasts out there." 

- Entrepreneur Magazine

 

"A savant in all things creativity."

- Salesforce


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JAY'S SHOW, "UNTHINKABLE"

Stories of conventional thinking at work and the people who dare to question it.

Jay's performance as a host has garnered mentions in Inc, Fortune, Forbes, and more.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Oct 16 // BC Auto Conference // Whistler, British Columbia

  • Oct 17 // Content Marketing Institute's Creativity Day // virtual event

  • Oct 17 // SEN Design Group's NextGen Summit // Austin, TX

  • Oct 18 // The Best Marketing Seminar Ever // Atlanta, GA

  • Oct 22-24 // DrivingSales Executive Summit // Las Vegas, NV

  • Nov 13-14 // BrandStorm // San Francisco, CA


"Best Session I've Seen in 25 Years"

Jay's was the best session I've ever attended in my 25 years of conferences! (I grew up watching my parents do keynotes.) I had so much energy and aspiration walking out of there!

- Christina Kay, event attendee

"Enlightens and Motivates the Audience"

Jay brings a certain energy to the room that enlightens and motivates the audience. He’s really on to something. Jay gave our attendees the energy and enthusiasm to start taking the right steps.

- Leah Peterson, Executive Vice President, SEN Design Group


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"Smart, funny, entertaining…

Jay is the guy you hope you'll get when you settle into your seat at that conference you paid so much for: a super-smart, funny, entertaining speaker who generously shares his unique insights and front-line experience."

- Doug Kessler, Co-founder & Creative Director, Velocity Partners