Marketing Futurist and Author Mark Schaefer Takes Stage at the 2023 Casino Marketing & Technology Conference

The Raving team is beyond excited to welcome globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, podcaster, business consultant, futurist, and author Mark Schaefer to our 2023 event. Mark enters the casino arena to interpret the massive changes ahead for the business world and to offer simple, actionable directives for brands to be relevant in an age of constant upheaval.

Join us at his keynote presentation on Tuesday as Mark blazes a clear path forward for you and your business by turning marketing confusion into clarity. He is one of the most popular speakers in the world and you’re sure to have some fun along the way! View the Agenda

More about Mark Schaefer

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for more than 30 years and now provides services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He specializes in marketing strategy and social media workshops. Clients include both start-ups and global brands such as Adidas, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, The U.S. Air Force, and the UK government.

Mark has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development. He is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University.

He is the bestselling author of 10 books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world), The Content Code, named by INC magazine as one of the Top Five marketing books of the year, and KNOWN, the all-time bestselling book on personal branding. Mark’s new book Belonging to the Brand: Why Community is the Last Great Marketing Strategy describes an essential new path to connect to customers in the modern digital world. His books are used as textbooks at more than 50 universities, have been translated into 15 languages, and can be found in more than 750 libraries worldwide.

Additionally, Mark is the co-host of The Marketing Companion, one of the top 10 marketing podcasts on iTunes.

In 2023, Mark was named the third-most influential digital marketing authority in the world by Brand24 and he is among the Top 10 most re-tweeted marketing authorities in the world. His blog is in the top 1 percent of all blogs in the world.

He is among the world’s most recognized social media marketing authorities and has been a keynote speaker at conferences such as Social Media Week London, SXSW, National Economic Development Association, Word of Mouth Marketing Conference Tokyo, National Association of State CIOs, and the Institute for International and European Affairs (an EU think tank). Mark has lectured at Oxford University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Princeton, and many other prestigious institutions.

Mark is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on many national television shows and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, CNBC, the BBC and the CBS NEWS. He is a regular contributing columnist to The Harvard Business Review.

Interesting fun facts about Mark:
  • Honey from his bees won the blue ribbon at the Tennessee State Fair.
  • In graduate school, Mark studied for three years under the legendary Peter Drucker.
  • Mark has seven patents.
  • In college, he was a national case study champion.