Rohit Bhargava helps brands and leaders win by learning to see what others miss. He is the Founder of the Non-Obvious Company and previously spent over 15 years leading digital and marketing strategy for global brands at two respected marketing agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on business trends and marketing in the world.
A popular and “non-boring” keynote speaker, he has been invited to share his insights at events in 32 countries around the world, including multiple TEDx appearances and headlining roles at high-profile executive gatherings from Davos, Switzerland to NASA headquarters in Houston.
Rohit is the bestselling author of five books on topics as wide ranging as building a human brand with personality, creating marketing that earns real trust and the surprising reason why great leaders always eat left handed. His signature book, Non-Obvious, has been a Wall Street Journal best seller, read and shared by over 1 million readers and is currently in its 8th annual edition featuring his signature method for getting leaders and teams to think different.
His insights on business strategy and disruption have changed the way teams and leaders think at the World Bank, Intel, LinkedIn, MetLife, Under Armour, Univision, Disney and hundreds more. Rohit’s original thinking has also been featured widely in the global media. He has been quoted as a marketing and business expert by the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR. He also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil and his personal blog has been named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine.
Outside of his work with companies and research, Rohit also teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC – where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to five so far!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!), and has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders win by embracing their humanity and personality, learning to see what others miss, and predict the future.
What if you could predict the future? It may not be as impossible as it seems. In this exclusive talk, participants will learn five “non-obvious” habits to curate ideas and see what others miss. Based on his #1 best-selling annual trend series read by more than a million people online, Rohit Bhargava will also share some specific trends from his 8+ years of research that matter for your industry... along with highly actionable ideas for how to use them.
We are living in a time when it is harder to earn trust than ever before. People skip ads, mistrust brands and believe government and institutions are manipulating them. People disagree on what “facts” actually are.
Why do employees follow some leaders and not others? What separates brands that have true loyalty and even love from their customers and those that desperately cling to promotions to entice unwilling buyers?
People respond to stories, and they love human brands with personality. Authenticity is certainly a buzz word in marketing today, but the power of being more human and approachable is critical today for brands and leaders alike.
“I was fortunate enough to hear Rohit Bhargava speak at the Amazing.com Summit in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Rohit knocked the ball out of the park! He is an extraordinarily engaging, knowledgeable, and personable storyteller. His message was insightful, easy-to-follow, and professionally delivered. The Amazing.com audience learned a lot from his talk, and absolutely fell in love with him!”
“Rohit was really wonderful to work with. As the planner, I appreciated how organized, responsive, and committed he was to creating a custom presentation for the client's audience. He was definitely a crowd favorite which was clear when all 1500 people stood up at the conclusion of his presentation to show their appreciation for his awesomeness!”
“After a long day for our attendees, I was originally reluctant to have a post dinner address to our marketing executives. However, Rohit’s content and delivery had all of us hanging on his every word. He somehow feels the mood of the audience and tailors his message accordingly. This is not the first time we’ve used him, nor will it be the last."
“The knowledge he holds in his head is like gold dust for any one trying to create a credible digital marketing strategy. In 30 minutes, he taught us more about how information is disseminated on the Internet than most people learn in a decade of being a web consumer.”
"Rohit Bhargava is a master at weaving stories together on stage, taking the audience on a journey, all the while, teaching them about real marketing and business tactics. We've worked with Rohit many times and love having him speak at our events."
“This was my favorite session! Best presenter. Great energy and presence. Clear and concise. Relevant and interesting. Phenomenal! I could listen to him for hours. Would love more time with him. Best presentation of the conference.”
“Rohit is a dynamic speaker, bursting with knowledge and examples about content creation/curation and the business value of likeability. He was one of the Vocus Conference favorites.”
"Rohit took the time to understand his audience and this was KEY! He also invested time AFTER the session later in the day to thank those who tweeted about his session. And went several steps further by engaging people in conversation who raised points or questions via twitter. Class act!"
"I've enjoyed hearing Rohit speak many times over the years. His perspective is refreshing in a world of many well-meaning but generic speakers. Rohit though is the opposite of generic! I am regularly impressed at just how different and customized every one of his talks are. He brings distinct clarity of mind, warmth, and humor to audiences, all anchored in his deep expertise for marketing and business."
"His talk reminded us that we're not just in the business to sell tickets to our product, but to tell our story and engage us as people."
"Rohit was a great keynote and added an element of needed business strategy to the Demand Success line-up. His session was lively, and forgive the double entendre, likeable. Most importantly, our attendees walked away thinking about new ways to invigorate their businesses."
“Rohit’s ability to simplify and portray marketing tactics that any marketer can implement resonated with our audience, as shown by the number of live social posts during his session. Not only is he credible, but he’s also practical and authentic.”
"Rohit Bhargava has clearly embraced his own principles because the audience at Brand ManageCamp didn’t just like his session on “Likeonomics” – they loved it (and him). From providing the audience with free copies of his latest work to delivering ‘steal-able ideas’ that they could use right away to apply his concepts to their brands, Rohit went above and beyond in making sure his topic to close Brand ManageCamp was valuable and memorable. He is that rare mix of scary-smart and super engaging and he is a pleasure to work with. We look forward to our next opportunity to do so.”
"The best general session I have ever attended. Enjoyed the specific examples he gave. Far too often speakers pontificate or entertain, which is fun at the time, but then you really don't use it afterward. I feel like I'll actually use things I learned from this session."
“Rohit’s presentation was one of the most successful in our chapter’s history … his presentation drew rave reviews for delivering real content in an entertaining and easily accessible style.”
"When we asked Rohit to create a custom keynote and training video to teach our team about digital, we expected it to be educational. What Rohit managed to deliver blew us away! His content and style makes digital and social media approachable. His non-obvious trends were perfectly customized for the insurance industry and his content and delivery received rave reviews from our entire team. After the live event, his segment also received the most number of on-demand views from our global team."
“When we looked for a voice of inspiration on the power of innovation for our annual, global team meeting, Rohit was the natural choice. There are few speakers that deliver not only a vision for the future that are as clear as his, but the method to develop your own version of the same.”