Nick Westergaard

Nick Westergaard

NICK’S BEEN CALLED “THE INDIANA JONES OF BRANDING AND MARKETING.”

With a foot in the college classroom and a foot in the field, he knows what works and why. Named one of the "most jaw-dropping marketing speakers,” he keynotes conferences and events throughout the world.


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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 helps people build better brands by telling smarter stories. Learn, laugh, and leave with ideas you can implement right away.

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Stop Lying About Communication


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The Gazette

Stories are transformative. They’re powerful tools for accomplishing our objectives. Studies have shown that stories are more memorable than bullet points in communicating ideas. However, a story in the wrong hands can be a dangerous thing. In fact, there’s another word for it — a lie. Sadly, because of the power of story, tall tales often travel as effectively as their sincere siblings. (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