When selecting a professional speaker, you're looking for someone with deep experience, unparalleled professionalism, and an on-stage presence that will engage and delight your audience. Joel brings all of these qualities together and (best of all) he loves what he does.
His 40-year career in direct marketing and database marketing—including 14 years in digital marketing at SaaS icons ExactTarget and Salesforce — have enabled him to build an expansive suite of rich customer success stories that are a central component of every keynote.
After all, the best speakers educate from personal experience—not theory. Pulling from his experience helping hundreds of brands develop and deploy data-driven strategies to acquire and retain customers, Joel provides audiences a game plan for using data, content and digital technology to transform their marketing and customer service strategies and deliver a customer experience that provides genuine competitive advantage.
Many of the digital marketing success stories Joel weaves into his keynotes come from his years at ExactTarget which grew to become the world’s #1 provider of email marketing technology for brands and agencies until its $2.7B acquisition by Salesforce in 2013. There, he brought his unique teaching style to the stage countless times as speaking at industry conferences and corporate executive briefings worldwide.
What Makes Joel a Popular and Powerful Speaker?
Joel brings more than 14 years of experience in digital marketing to his keynotes—including 10 years with ExactTarget and 4 years at Salesforce.
When Joel speaks, he’s not preaching, he’s teaching! His keynotes and executive briefings are not one-size-fits-all. Each is customized so it’s relevant and useful.
Joel is one of the most popular speakers in digital marketing because he combines his own brand of "wit and wisdom" with real-world examples audiences crave.