I enjoy speaking to groups both large and small about the value social media and content marketing can bring to companies and organizations, how to overcome the challenges enterprise companies face in getting started with social media, and practical tactics for creating an internal infrastructure on which to build a successful strategy. I’m also happy to be interviewed on social media topics, and, as a former journalist, I won’t waste your time.

If you’d like to find out more, email me at dave [at] dbthomas [dot] com.


“We’ve had Dave speak at several MarketingProfs events, and you definitely should not hire this guy. Go look somewhere else, please, far away from Dave Thomas. We need to keep the wisdom, warmth, humility and humor he projects from the stage all to ourselves. Go on — SCRAM!”
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs

“David was an amazing discovery for us at Ragan Communications. We host events throughout the world, so we’re always on the lookout for great speakers. David fits that bill. He is funny, intelligent, informative and compelling. This is a rare quality in speakers (would that it were not so!) He is also quick on his feet. After watching him at our recent Social Media Summit, I told David, ‘You are now a Ragan regular.’”
Mark Ragan, CEO, Ragan Communications

“David was one of the fab speakers at the Ragan/Cisco Social Media Summit! He is a great storyteller both in his slide creation and delivery. The perfect mix of humor, information and insights! I was also impressed by the overall impact he has had on the SAS adoption and implementation of social media. I look forward to seeing him present again to follow their evolution.”
LaSandra Brill, Senior Manager, Global Social Media, Cisco

“Would you recommend this session to a colleague at a future conference?”
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participant survey results from MarketingProfs seminar

From speaker evaluation forms:

“Dynamic speaker who really knows his stuff – presented measurement in a way that doesn’t scare off people who hate/are afraid of numbers.”

“Great strategies for taking the approach of a business partner.”

“Great content and very organized. Good strategies and recommendations for implementation and measurement, both.”

“He was a very engaging speaker. Did a great job showing examples and taking questions to answer how we can implement easily into our own business.”

“Very entertaining presenter who managed to be engaging without drifting off topic.”

“His insights into measurement and demonstrating value were exactly what I needed. I actually bought multiple copies of his book after the conference for team members back in the office.”

From Twitter:

“Thanks @davidbthomas – Great presentation at #ragansm – Best session I have attended yet (and we’re on day 2!)”

“Best presentation so far at #RaganCisco. Actionable and multi-level. Thank you!”

“@DavidBThomas is a perfect example of what works best to communicate via social media: stories, opinions, character.”

“@DavidBThomas killing it on stage…”

“Your #mpb2b session was one of the highlights for me and coming early on the first day was a great way to kick things off.”

Here’s a video interview where I discuss some of the ways we got social media off the ground at SAS. I touch on issues of social media governance, organization and policy – all topics that I have addressed in speaking engagements.