Jon Burkhart is an award-winning keynote speaker, content strategist and copywriter energised by brands who get and keep attention in brave ways. 

Jon is best known for co-authoring Newsjacking: The Urgent Genius of Real-time Advertising and co-founding Urgent Genius, the world’s first blog dedicated to real-time creativity, in 2010.

He is founder of marketing consultancy TBC Global Ltd. Employing a wildly different approach to inspiring clients, Jon invents interactive games to help you think clearly and make quickly.

When delivering a speech, Jon owns the stage like a comedian. He comes to the party with new stories every time — stories of brand taking risks that have paid off wildly. As a bonus round, he’ll rapid-fire a ton of tips/tricks your way — ones you can kick-start tomorrow.

He speaks regularly at South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) and now serves on their programming committee. He also brings the fun to the Cannes Lions and SEAT (Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology) festivals.

Right now, there’s a good chance Jon’s creating a refreshing new way for a business to harness the power of content and social media. This starts with surprising or shocking customers into giving up at least 4 seconds of their precious attention.

Jon is based in London but does his best work while travelling to speaking/consultancy gigs. The WIFI’s usually patchy. Fewer distractions.