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Omar Johnson

Marketing Expert

  • Former VP of Marketing at Apple
  • Former CMO at Beats by Dre
  • Marketing & Branding Keynote Speaker

Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000

Topics: Sales & Marketing, Innovation, Leadership, Business,

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    Omar Johnson

    Marketing Expert

    Business, Innovation, Leadership, Sales & Marketing

    Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000

Branding and marketing keynote speaker for hire Omar Johnson is at the forefront of today’s best marketing practices and innovations. Omar has worked as CMO of Beats by Dr. Dre and as VP of Marketing for Apple. Under Omar’s leadership at Beats, the headphone company grew from an $180 million regional company to a $1.1 billion category leader and worldwide icon. Through groundbreaking campaigns, Johnson has driven explosive growth in every company he works for. Some of Johnson’s hit campaigns include PowerBeats with LeBron James, the #ShowYourColor Solo Campaign, and the Beats Pill marketing campaigns starring Chris Rock and Eminem. Johnson was also an industry leader in using “ambush marketing” and influencers to expand brand awareness. Both practices that are heavily used in almost every industry today. 

Ambush marketing is a practice in which free product is used to beat the competition at events that already have premier sponsors. For example, Omar was part of the team that got free Beats headphones into the hands of celebrities and influencers to build brand awareness through each personalities’ respective audiences. This helped turn Beats into the headphones of choice in the last decade. In the UK, France, Germany, North America, Singapore and South Korea, Beats became the #1 selling premium headphone brand. This multitude of success with Beats led to Omar being named “Brand Genius” by AdWeek in 2013, and one of the “Most Innovative CMOs” by Business Insider in 2016.

At Apple, Omar ran similar successful campaigns especially utilizing social media to drive clicks that have brought in millions in revenue. Johnson has also helped manage successful campaigns for companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and Campbell Soup. While working with Nike, Omar developed the Nike+ sports music platform. This was Nike’s first revenue-generating relationship with record labels. 

Omar is also an accomplished keynote speaker, who has spoken for many big corporations worldwide. Omar’s keynotes generally center around one or more of four suggested speeches, although they can be fully customized to fit your company’s unique needs. These speeches include: Marketing Brands with Authenticity and Emotion, The Beats Story: Building an International Brand, The Best Idea Wins: How to work with the crowd, ignore the data, and use the art of listening to develop your best ideas, and The New Rules of Marketing: From Influencers to Ambush Marketing.

Omar is a top keynote speaker for organizations looking to hire a speaker who can lead them into the future of marketing, innovation and branding.

Would your organization like to hire Omar Johnson as a keynote speaker for your next corporate conference, business expo or special event? Contact Celebrity Speakers Bureau today to hire Omar Johnson or another top marketing speaker via email at booking@celebrityspeakersbureau.com or call (212) 410-2853.

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