Jay Acunzo


Who is Jay Acunzo?

Jay Acunzo is the world’s most passionate craft-driven marketer and a highly sought after keynote speaker.

Jay launched his career as a reporter for The Hartford Courant and PR writer for ESPN before landing a job with Google as a digital media strategist. Jay went on to lead content creation and marketing strategies for brands like Breaktime Media and HubSpot.

Today, Jay helps early-stage startups gain initial traction as the VP of Platform at NextView Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. When he’s not helping one of the firm’s five-dozen tech companies, he’s hosting two award-winning podcasts and traveling the world inspiring others to create marketing that doesn’t suck.

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Watch the first 5:44 from Unthinkable!

The Unthinkable:

How the world’s most successful businesses bridge the gap between what’s worked in the past and what your intuition tells you will work in the future.

Marketers today can measure everything. We can measure clicks, conversions, CAC, LTV, CPA, MTV, LOL, OMG. And we turn this obsession with measuring things into best practices to follow. But then we attend these events or read industry blogs and marvel at big, unique, creative things awesome brands and innovative marketers do, and we think, “Wait a sec — there’s no best practice for launching a virtual reality music studio staffed cats who are also Snapchat influencers. How did they DO that?! How can WE do that?! And why can’t I be more creative in MY work?”

Well, bad news, you can’t. (Just kidding. Imagine if that was my talk?) Good news: The era of truly creative content marketer is upon us. The only question we all need to answer is … Are you ready to do the Unthinkable?

3 KEY Takeaways (And a Bonus!)

Why we need to step back from our obsession with best practices, and what to do instead.

Case studies from some of the most creative content marketers on the planet.

Three practical steps you can take to start acting just like them and be more creative.

Attendees also receive complimentary sore abs and younger-looking skin thanks to a new app called “laughter.”

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A poised, high-energy presenter…

Jay Acunzo recently conducted a webinar for my MarketingProfs’ content marketing virtual conference. His session was titled Do the Unthinkable: Create a Never-Ending Supply of Quality Content. It was a very well received session on how to balance quality with quantity in the content marketing. Jay is a poised, high-energy presenter. This was a virtual event, but Jay made people feel as if he was in the room with them with his speaking style. He was a pleasure to work with – very responsive and timely in meeting deadlines. He’s also an all-around nice guy.

Courtney Bosch-Tanguy
Sponsorship & Events Manager / Marketing Profs

Smart, funny, entertaining…

“Jay Acunzo 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
Creative Director / Velocity Partners

High-energy, entertaining speaker…

Jay’s presentation was perfect for our modern B2B marketing team. He put forethought in to understanding our team and creating a presentation to fit the context of our Marketing off-site. Jay is a high-energy, entertaining speaker that got our team thinking about new trends and tactics to incorporate in to our Marketing strategies. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and content today and would have Jay back in a heartbeat!

Michael Beahm
Senior Marketing Manager / Blackbaud

HUGE fan of what Jay presents

I am a HUGE fan of what Jay presents. His “ah ha moment” ideas are easy-to-understand and inspire action — and he always gets rave reviews. Even better, Jay’s sessions can always be repurposed into additional editorial so the knowledge keeps giving!

Michele Linn
Vice President, Content / Content Marketing Institute

Catalyzed and captivated the audience…

A great speaker doesn’t just communicate a message, they inspire their audience to listen, take action, learn more. As a speaker, Jay has an incredible ability to relate to the audience and perform with impeccable polish. He is a seasoned speaker, and it shows. During his Unthinkable talk for Boston Content, Jay catalyzed and captivated the audience, weaving humor, inspiration and education to keep the audience on their toes and in rapt attention. As a host, I was particularly gratified with the reaction from the attendees, who stayed well past the end of the event to speak to him and have been contacting me personally to thank me since then.

Devin Bramhall
Executive Director / Boston Content

He is a master

Jay was an engaging keynote speaker for our event. He is a master when it comes to using technology to connect with people on social media. His insights were eye-opening and actionable.

Dale Bertrand
President / Chimaera Labs

Original thinker and dynamic presenter

Jay is among the top speakers at Content Marketing World every year…each time we ask him back, the scores come back better and better. An original thinker and dynamic presenter, Jay is becoming one of the “must-see” speakers at any marketing and communication event.

Joe Pulizzi

The keynote was so well received.

Everyone at the event and around our organization continues to reference several of Jay’s key takeaways in our work. We’ve even used the lessons when meeting with a larger client, a challenger brand looking to make a push for #1. The keynote was so well received.

Ian Anderson
Associate Director, Digital Strategy / Rise Interactive

Dynamic, Engaging, and Smart

Jay is a dynamic, engaging, and smart speaker who keeps the audience fascinated and wanting more. I invited Jay to speak at our CMO Confessions event, and he exceeded expectations! He delivered a clear message, included simple examples, and engaged the audience with great questions. The event sold out and the feedback was all 5 stars.

Daniel Glickman
CMO / Roojoom

Upcoming Events

january 2017

february 2017

2febAll DaySMPS Southern Regional ConferenceBig Ideas. Big Impact.

march 2017

14marAll DaySXSW Media vs. Platform. vs. Influencers

22mar1:00 am- 1:00 amSocial Media Marketing World 2017Discover the best social media marketing techniques from the world’s top experts

may 2017

18may1:00 am- 1:00 amCohere OnePrivate Client Event

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