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To request Mark Burgess and/or Cheryl Burgess for a speaking engagement, please contact:

Mark Burgess mburgess@bluefocusmarketing.com or

Cheryl Burgess cburgess@bluefocusmarketing.com


Pivot Cropped FF.fwPivot Conference, Mark Burgess and Cheryl Burgess,(Blue Focus Marketing, Southwest Airlines, McKinsey & Company), October 16, 2013, New York


Mark Burgess Bio

Mark BurgessMark Burgess (@mnburgess) is President of Blue Focus Marketing®, co-author of The Social Employee, McGraw-Hill, 2014.  The book features success stories from IBM, AT&T, Dell, Cisco, Southwest, and Adobe. Blue Focus Marketing is a content marketing consulting firm focused on social business, branding, employee engagement, content marketing solutions, and integrated marketing communications.  We build brands from the inside out. Mark is an adjunct marketing professor at leading universities. Mark’s career spans B2B and B2C marketing, advertising, and professional services. Mark led the PwC Global Web team, at McCann, headed the flagship L’Oreal and Sears accounts. At AT&T, he led interactive marketing. Mark delivered a TEDx Talk in May, 2014 on The Rise of the Social Employee. Mark is listed on Forbes Top 100 Must-Follow Marketing Minds on Twitter. Mark is ranked #19 in the Top 200 Content Marketing Influencers. He is a contributor to the Wharton Future of Advertising 2020.

Cheryl Burgess Bio

DSC_5517Cheryl Burgess (@ckburgess) is co-founder and CEO of Blue Focus Marketing®. She helps clients transform their brands from the inside out by implementing strategic social business initiatives. She is the co-author of best selling book, The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill, 2013) that includes success stories from IBM, AT&T, Dell, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, and Adobe, hailed by management guru, Tom Peters as his favorite #1 social business book. Her book is also featured in MIT Sloan Management Review 2015 and The Boston Globe. Burgess is a special advisory board member for The Economist Intelligence Unit, research arm of The Economist Group. She is listed as “Forbes Top 5 Influential CMOs” – 2014, “Top 40 Social Selling Marketing Masters”; Forbes “Must-Follow Marketing Minds – 2014”; #7 Top CMOs on Twitter, and named by Huffington Post as a social media “Passionista.” She is a contributor to Harvard Business Review – Italia, and expert blogger for CEO.com and CMO.com. Cheryl is a regular speaker at industry events, most recently at Social Business Forum 2014 – Milan, Italy, IBM Connect 2014, Dell World 2013 & 2014, Integrated Marketing Week NYC -2014, Pivotcon – NYC, Rutgers Business School, AT&T, and KPMG. She is a contributor to the Wharton Future of Advertising 2020.

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