Nick Westergaard

Nick Westergaard


With a foot in the college classroom and a foot in the field, Nick Westergaard knows what works and why. As an educator, author, and speaker, he helps people tell stronger stories and
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From small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to classrooms at the University of Iowa to keynote stages at conferences throughout the world, Nick Westergaard has been called one of the “most jaw-dropping marketing speakers.” Work with him and you'll learn, laugh, and leave with ideas you can implement right away.

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The Comfortable Camouflage of Bad Communication

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The Gazette

Recently my wife sent me a text that said, “You’ve ruined me.” In the pantheon of spousal communication, this didn’t seem great at first glance. However, as I came to discover, it was intended as a compliment. In fact, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite compliments. Let me explain. (more…)

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Nick Westergaard's books provide helpful frameworks and practical tools for rethinking branding and marketing in our distracted digital world

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Nick is also the host of the popular On Brand podcast, where he interviews industry thought leaders as well as brand builders from Ben & Jerry’s, McDonalds, Cisco, Allianz, The Onion, the Minnesota Vikings, and more.

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“Nick set the tone of the conference by providing valuable insights on the ‘Future of Social’ in a humorous manner. The audience was captivated and the thunderous applause at the end only confirmed the fantastic job he did.”
Keith Jenkins, Organizer The Social Travel Summit