I speak to audiences internationally about the role of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), digital marketing, and entrepreneurship. I have a history of delivering–not just as a speaker, but as someone who is easy to work with. I hope the information on this page will make it easy for you to get the information you need to know if I’m the right fit for your event. Thank you for considering me as a speaker.

Speaking Video Samples
Check My Availability
What You Can Expect
About Me
My Most Requested Topics
Upcoming Engagements
Past Engagements

Speaking Video Samples

You can see full length videos of me speaking on my YouTube channel.

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What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
  • A personal consultation with me by phone (or where possible, in person) prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
  • An announcement about your event on my social media channels, assuming you want the exposure.
  • A professional, engaging presentation that delivers the outcomes you want with your audience.
  • More than just a talk or presentation. If that’s all you want or need, that’s fine, but if you want someone who will get to know attendees, network with them, and provide more than merely a good talk, I’m your man. I’m typically the last person to leave a room, because I enjoy talking with everyone I can.
  • Contacts and referral to other potential speakers, should your event require multiple presenters.
  • A quick follow-up communication after the event with me to make sure I met your expectations and explore opportunities for improvement.


Here’s what event organizers I’ve worked with have to say about my presentations.

Josh has a mastery of content distribution strategies matched only by his engaging speaking style. He expertly demonstrated actionable ways to contact the right journalists, and more importantly, how to create crave-able content.

Daniel Mackey, VP of Operations at WriterAccess, Content Marketing Conference

It was wonderful to have Josh as a TEDxHongKongEd speaker.  He was thoughtful, funny, authentic and talked about something relevant and personal – the ingredients for a great TEDx talk.

Jong Lee, TEDx Hong Kong

Whenever I invite Josh to speak on a topic, whether it’s SEO or growth hacking and everything in between, he always delivers with poise, honesty and insight gained from real world experience. Josh has become a tremendous asset to the digital marketing and start-up communities in Hong Kong, fully earned through hustle and hard work.

Michael Kerr, Chair, Technology Committee, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Josh gave an outstanding keynote speech at Mosa, which was highly welcomed by the entrepreneurial community of Taiwan and attended by the leaders of the country, including the Premier of Taiwan.

Martin Talvari, co-founder of Mosa

Josh came to speak to our Master of Management students at Peking University HSBC Business School. He connected to the students with his humor and personal approach to speaking. The students responded exceptionally well to him bringing his experience to our course and he was a pleasure to work with.

Kevin Chastagner, Assistant Professor at Peking University HSBC Business School, Shenzhen, China

About Me

I am a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. My first book Chief Marketing Officers at Workrecognized in Success Magazine as one of the 5 Best Business Books of 2016, contains 29 exclusive interviews with CMOs from companies and organizations like Target, The Home Depot, PayPal, Spotify, and the Harvard Business School. I have published over 200 articles in publications like Forbes, Inc., TechCrunch, Time, and Mashable. I’ve presented at TEDx, Ad:Tech, ClickZ Live, and other marketing and business events across the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East. I have been speaking publicly in a professional capacity since 1999 and have appeared on national TV and radio in the US, and have been interviewed for various podcasts and webinars. Forbes listed me as one of 25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017, I was ranked #7 on Richtopia’s list of Top 100 Most Influential CMOs, and data from social media research firm Leadtail ranked me #11 on their list of People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs.

I started my digital marketing agency, MWI, as a college student in 1999. With offices in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, and China, my agency has created websites and digital marketing campaigns for clients like Sony, LG, Brighton Ski Resort, Standard Life, Manulife, and Symantec.

I frequently mentor entrepreneurs on their startup plans, especially with regards to public relations and marketing.

I have been married to my wife, Brynn, for 16 years. We live in Shenzhen, China with our two children and we are in the process of adopting a third. I am an ultra trail runner, triathlete, skateboarder, and snowboarder. I’m a voracious reader. I hold a Masters degree in Information Systems Management from Brigham Young University.

My Most Requested Topics

I speak on topics related to the role of the chief marketing officer, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and how to become an industry influencer. I typically give keynotes but also deliver workshops and participate on panels. Favorite topics include:

  • Why CMOs Succeed, and Fail
  • The Future of Marketing Isn’t Digital
  • Startup Public Relations 101
  • How to Become a B2B Influencer

More often than not, I now share my story of growing my digital marketing agency from a 1-man show bringing in less than $10,000 per month to a multi-million dollar, global operation, through content marketing and thought leadership.

I love doing Q&A after all my presentations, where possible.

Upcoming Engagements

  • China Marketing Summit: April 08, 2017, Shenzhen, China

    – Opening Keynote, Overview of China’s Marketing Scene

  • Content Marketing Conference: April 11 - 13, 2017, Boston

    – Creating a 2 million dollar blog post.

  • Quadriga University: April 19, 2017, Hong Kong

    – How Influencers Are Shaping the Future of PR

Past Engagements