Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

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Digital Marketing Futurist

Brian Fanzo is a keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing – to stand out from the noise and engage with customers of all ages.

He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity, then as a technology evangelist at a booming cloud computing startup. He is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees, and SAP.

Brian’s #ThinkLikeAFan philosophy has powered first-of-their-kind storytelling campaigns for many Fortune 50 enterprise companies leveraging Periscope, SnapChat and Facebook Live.

Brian has delivered keynotes in 11 countries highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and community.

A proud pager-wearing millennial and dad of three girls, he hosts two podcasts, has traveled to over 70 countries, and has spoken at many of the world’s largest events including South By Southwest, Social Media Marketing World, Consumer Electronics Show, and Mobile World Congress.

He is also a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan, and a semi-professional poker player that isn’t afraid to leverage his fast-talking skills to read your body language and spot when you’re bluffing!

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Press the Damn Button


In today’s digitally noisy world, people crave an emotional connection to the brands with which they do business. The increased rate of change and the speed of innovation make it harder to stand out to today’s hyper-connected consumers.

In order to capture the attention of more customers, make more sales, and increase awareness for your products and services, you must first tell your authentic story.

In this program, individuals and companies will learn:

  • The importance of sharing their story to create trust, awareness, and connection
  • How to identify and share what makes them unique How to remove the barriers of needing to be perfect
  • How to create meaningful connections with customers and colleagues
  • The Principle of Test, Tweak, and Repeat

Shrink the Distance: The future of technology on today

Technology should bring people together, not push them apart. In this program, Brian teaches how to leverage new technology and collaboration tools in order to achieve better business results. (Spoiler alert… his advice might surprise you!)

Before you focus on the next shiny object, you must first set the course for your business, learn how to embrace innovation, and identify the right technology for today.

In this program, individuals and companies will learn:

  • The process for evaluating the need for new technology in your business
  • Future trends that will impact your industry and your customers
  • How to increase collaboration, not distract from it
  • The impact technology has on productivity
  • Stop using technology to solve people problems

Think Like a Fan: The Future of Marketing is Relatability

Your marketing success isn’t determined by you (the brand); it’s determined by your customers. Contrary to popular belief, customers don’t have a short attention span… they just have no time or patience for crappy content.

In order to reach your customers in the ways and places they prefer, you must create marketing from their perspective. This program teaches how to think like your ideal customer – and connect your story to their story.

By engaging with customers where they are today, and listening to where they will be tomorrow, you will also uncover who [and what] influences them.

In today’s world, you can no longer expect customers to come to you… you must learn new ways to connect with them where they are.

In this program, individuals and companies will learn:

  • Change your marketing from talking at your customers to talking with them
  • Turn customers into fans and fans into influencers
  • Empower user-generated content, influencer marketing, and employee advocacy
  • Identify who your customers are – and how and where they want to receive information
  • Amplify your offline experiences
  • Reach the influencers who influence the people making the buying decisions

Digital Empathy

Today, every business must be in the “trust” business.

Layers of complexity and innovation have amplified the importance and value of storytelling and relatability. Even though the world has become much more digitally-connected, many business practices haven’t changed that much.

This means: marketers must shift their mindsets – focusing on being relatable through transparency and vulnerability while maintaining authority ultimately bridging the gap between emotional connection & digital innovation.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand digital native consumer behaviors and the mindset required to integrate emotional intelligence in today’s business.
  • Learn about the three Ts required to create synergy between the need to humanize/personalize our business by leveraging technology and social media.
  • Walk away with a game plan to create a strategy that leverages dynamic virtual emotions into emotional storytelling and digital empathy.

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Speaker testimonials

We were able to squeeze in an all-day session at Dex Media. Brian did an absolutely phenomenal job coaching and strategizing with our Leadership Teams. He was able to help them learn the techniques and skills needed to bridge the gap between Millennials and Baby Boomers. We were absolutely thrilled to have Brian present at our company. He was professional, transparent, and patient with us, and we highly recommend him to others. His knowledge on connecting generations is simply unprecedented!

Dex Media

Working with Brian was such a breath of fresh air! I have worked with countless keynote speakers who stress how big and important they are, presenting ego first instead of showing interest in our event. Brian wanted to learn everything he could about our event to ensure we were a match, and then he customized his content to ensure it was the right fit for our niche audience. We can’t wait to work with him again!

G3 Communications

Brian’s keynote was rated in the top and the feedback fantastic! The collaboration with Brian has been outstanding – and he really lives his #Thinklikeafan philosophy– especially when he took his time to talk and engage with the participants at the conference all day long, evening and even night. Both before and after the event, Brian has been very flexible regarding customer sessions and meeting the press. I hope to be able to work with Brian again in the future. My highest recommendation

Digital Odense

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