Greg Swan
“Greg Swan leads ‘Innovation and Trend Workshops’ for Fortune 100 clients to discuss trends and shifts in consumer behavior and content consumption. He has repeatedly demonstrated to clients the ROI for social media and the dangers of misusing it. He makes small bets on pilot programs, scaling them up once they prove their value.” – PR News

Greg Swan is an accomplished speaker, presenter and guest lecturer at national conferences, professional organizations, business meetings and universities.

Greg is a nationally-recognized thought-leader, brand strategist and creative team leader who blends experience with creativity, emerging technology, earned engagement and social media for Fortune 500 brands.

Greg has a reputation for being proactively minded, relentlessly innovative, and just plain passionate about his clients. And he is always on the lookout for ways to co-opt culture — in work and play.

Greg’s unique style and approach caters each presentation to the target audience, weaving thought-leadership, inspiration, and over-arching strategies with real-life, tangible take-aways.

To connect with Greg about topics for your conference or event, e-mail greg@gregswan.net or call 612-845-1020.

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  • Ad 2 Student Ad Summit (Minneapolis, MN) – Jan 31
  • Social Media Breakfast (Minneapolis, MN) – Feb 28
  • Augsburg University (Minneapolis, MN) – March 23
  • Digital Summit Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) – May 13-14


  • Ad 2 Student Ad Summit (Minneapolis, MN) – February 1, 2019
  • 4A’s CreateTech (New York, NY) – February 5, 2019
  • IABC Convergence Summit (Minneapolis, MN) – March 28, 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) – April 9, 2019
  • Mobile Twin Cities with Buzzfeed (Minneapolis, MN) – May 14, 2019
  • Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (Minneapolis, MN) – May 15, 2019
  • Brand Innovators Future of TV & Media (Minneapolis, MN) – May 15, 2019
  • Land O’Lakes MarTech Summit Keynote (Arden Hills, MN) – June 12, 2019
  • Social Media Breakfast: “A Conversation with Greg Swan” (Minneapolis, MN) – June 27, 2019
  • St. Thomas Academy: Digital Wisdom Workshop (Minneapolis, MN) – June 27, 2019 
  • Courageous Storytellers (Wichita, KS) – July 24, 2019
  • Digital Summit Minneapolis 2019 (Minneapolis, MN) – August 14-15, 2019
  • Digital Summit DC 2019 (Washington, DC) – September 4-5, 2019
  • Thomson Reuters Synergy Users Conference (Virginia Beach, VA) – September 23, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Satellite Women’s Conference (Scottsdale, AZ) – October 7-8, 2019
  • University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) – October 16, 2019
  • American College of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece) – October 21, 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) – November 6, 2019


Conference Presentations:

  • South By Southwest Interactive Festival (x4)
  • Digital Summit Series
  • 4A’s CreateTech
  • Spredfast Social Summit
  • BlogWorld & New Media Expo
  • PR News Next Practices Annual Conference
  • PRSA Professional Practices Conference
  • PRSA Institute
  • IABC Communicator Conference
  • MIMA Summit Conference (x4)
  • McCann Worldgroup HFD Growth Week
  • AdFed/Ad2 Advertising Student Summit
  • Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Forum (x2)
  • Minnesota Blogger Conference (x2)
  • American Red Cross Conference

Professional Organization Presentations:

  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA)
  • Ad Fed MN
  • Social Media Breakfast MSP
  • Social Media Shepherds

College Lectures:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Drake University
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • Minnesota School of Business
  • Iowa State University
  • Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD)
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • American College of Thessaloniki (Greece)


  • Capturing Attention in an Algorithmic World
  • Tradigital: Marketing Trends for the Modern Age
  • Growing in Digital Wisdom: RIP Social Naivete
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Voice + Chat Go Mainstream
  • Immersive Storytelling
  • Digital + Social Best Practices
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Brand Innovation
  • Dark Social
  • Quantified Self & Wearables 101
  • Content Marketing
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Corporate Reputation Management
  • The Brand of “You” in the Digital Age
  • Social Media Ethics
  • Social Media as a Crisis Response Weapon
  • Too Much Information? Surviving Data Overload
  • Bloggers, Bribes and Blasphemy: Engaging Influencers in a Changing World
“A Conversation with Greg Swan” – Social Media Breakfast 2019
Digital Summit Washington, D.C. 2019


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