Rob delivering various presentations

Photo credits (clockwise from upper left): Kris Krug, Kris Krug, David Bieber, John Biehler

Rob’s quick wit and engaging style – along with his extensive background in the online world and strategic communications – have inspired and informed audiences for organizations like the Canadian Marketing Association, IABC/BC, the Canadian Institute, Rogers/CityTV, NetSquared and the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He speaks on:

  • social media and making effective, meaningful use of networked communication
  • personal communications, from finding your voice to delivering powerful presentations
  • humour and comedy, and how they help to connect us in the digital era.

Rob cofounded social media strategy firm Social Signal, launched and led a leading social marketing firm’s new media practice, and worked for several years as a senior communications strategist and speechwriter for national political, business and labour leaders. He has taught social media courses for UBC and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, performs standup comedy, and draws a popular business-and-tech cartoon. To talk about bringing Rob to your next event, drop him a line.

See Rob in action:

Teh Funny at Northern Voice:

If I Knew Then What I Know Now at IABC/BC:

Some groups Rob has spoken to

  • Rogers
  • Canadian Institute
  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • International Association of Business Communicators / BC
  • NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference
  • Canadian Public Relations Society – Vancouver Island
  • NetSquared
  • Acuity Forums
  • Ragan Speechwriters’ Conference
  • Persuading to Win
  • Fireworks Factory conference
  • Massive Technology Show
  • BC Technology Industry Association
  • Special Libraries Association WCC
  • Northern Voice
  • BC Teachers Federation
  • Women’s Franchise Network Vancouver
  • Vancouver Twestival

Contact Rob

Rob Cottingham

604-568-8787 AIM/Skype: speechpoet