About: David Meerman Scott

David worked for nine years at real-time marketing firms and has been a Wall Street bond trader and a male model.

David Meerman Scott

A leading real-time marketing expert

An advisor and an in-demand speaker who has delivered presentations in 41 countries

The way most companies sell is out of alignment with the way people buy.

David Meerman Scott is the leading real-time marketing expert who shows companies how to close the gap with new sales & and marketing strategies & tactics. He is author of 10 books including four international bestsellers. He’s an advisor to emerging companies, and an in-demand speaker who has delivered presentations in 41 countries and on all seven continents.

David’s book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the web. An international bestseller published in more than 28 languages from Arabic to Vietnamese, New Rules, now in its 5th edition, is a modern business classic and helps companies stand out, spread ideas, win hearts & minds, and drive sales by creating content that gets noticed when people are actually ready to buy.

David’s background is diverse. He worked for nine years at real-time marketing firms in Japan and Hong Kong, has been a Wall Street bond trader and a male model. He’s a certified Deadhead and co-authored Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead. David collects artifacts from the Apollo Space Program and has a Lunar Module descent engine in his living room. He’s done TV commercials, acted in the movie American Hustle, and was even in an opera, at La Scala, no less.




“David was a fantastic addition to the agenda of LinkedIn’s event, ConnectIn Sydney. He was very easy to work with and took the time to understand our objectives suggesting ways that he could add maximum value. The session, “Content in Context”, captivated our audience of sales and marketing professionals and left them wanting more.”

- Nell Norman-Nott
Head of Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions ANZ

“David has truly opened our eyes to the latest trends in Real-Time Marketing. His passion and enthusiasm about the subject is inspiring. The powerful results he shared that can be achieved by embracing the “New Rules” of Marketing and Sales collaboration have left a lasting impression on our team. I am excited about implementing the ideas in the pursuit of revolutionizing the way we connect with our customers.”

- VP Marketing & Technology
Geoservices, Schlumberger

“David was the keynote speaker at our HPE Storage Marketing All-Hands team meeting and he KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK! For an established business that deals with B2B relationships, he challenged the team’s thinking of how our customers interact with us in a world of social media and ubiquitous information availability. I can’t wait to see how our team rises to the challenge of the Real-Time Marketing mindset.”

- Director of Product Management and Marketing
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)