Marketing Speaker

David is a marketing speaker who works internationally as a strategic marketing consultant, trainer and keynote speaker. He speaks worldwide about strategic marketing, international business and international marketing communications.

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David is the author of the marketing book: “Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Techniques, Tips and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs” [eBook / paperback / audiobook / signed copy / info, extracts, reviews]

David draws on his experience of working in more than 60 countries across the globe, combined with his direct experience of managing international businesses and advising successful businesses around the world. He has professional qualifications in marketing and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is regarded as a Thought Leader in business and marketing.

Event organisers and clients say that David’s speeches and presentations are inspiring and entertaining. As a marketing speaker, he uses stories and examples from his own international business experience, case studies based on his clients’ successes, and academic research.

“David Parrish is a very inspirational speaker. The way he illustrates his points is excellent. He makes you laugh and instantly you start to think about your own ideas and projects.”
– Eli Folkestadaas. British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. Oslo, Norway

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) in the UK and a CIM ‘Chartered Marketer’. Both are qualifications which recognise his world-class expertise in marketing.

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David Parrish. Marketing speaker

David is the author of a highly-acclaimed book on strategic marketing.  His marketing book ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success’ includes 63 creative marketing tips, techniques and tales about marketing that can be put into practice immediately. The book is available now as an eBook to read on your phone, in paperback format and also as an Audiobook. David’s marketing book is published in English, Spanish and French.

This marketing book is a popular bonus for delegates at conferences and other events. Conference organisers can give each delegate a signed paperback copy of the book as part of the conference package. Alternatively, the books can be made available for sale at conferences and other events.

Book by marketing speaker David Parrish

“Easily the best book on marketing I’ve ever read.”
– Ray Hanks (watch video)

As a marketing expert, David’s extensive professional qualifications include Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM). He also has ‘Chartered Marketer’ status, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK to a limited number of marketing professionals in recognition of their experience, expertise and ongoing commitment to keeping at the cutting edge of the marketing profession. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and several other professional institutions.

David is a registered TED speaker and delivered a TEDx talk at TEDxENCGJ in Morocco on marketing. His marketing talk was on the subject of ‘Marketing: Power by Illusion?’ (See associated article: “Is Marketing a ‘Paper Tiger’?”). He has spoken at TEDx events in Italy, Morocco and Norway.

David speaks at conferences, corporate events, forums, summer schools, creative hubs, startup events, creative cities conferences, confex events, trade shows, launches, international summits and conventions. He also gives speeches and presentations at executive meetings, management conferences, company events, promotional events, and staff conferences. David has been a guest speaker at “away days” for company directors, senior executives and at corporate strategy events. His clients are business support agencies, conference organisers, government departments, events organisers, creative hubs, business centres, professional associations, public sector agencies, commercial companies, government ministries, NGOs, charities, city councils and universities.

Contact David’s offices in London, Liverpool or Manchester regarding his availability to speak on Marketing at your event.

David has a track record in helping businesses to make their marketing strategies more successful by providing marketing advice that is in tune with clients’ values and objectives. He works in partnership with his clients to devise winning marketing strategies and action plans that deliver successful results.

He shares his marketing expertise through his keynote speeches, interactive training workshops, books and business advice consultancy with individual clients worldwide.

David’s expertise in marketing is in demand internationally. He advises clients around the world and his close involvement with his marketing consultancy clients keeps him at the cutting edge of  best practices in marketing, the most up to date marketing methods and innovative marketing techniques.

“David helped us to devise a marketing strategy which focuses on our competitive strengths and the best market segments. Using effective marketing techniques we have improved the way we connect our creative talents with profitable markets.”
– Janina Gaudin. Director. Pepperbot Studios Ltd. New Zealand

David has designed and delivered marketing presentations, lectures and interactive training workshops for businesses in many countries around the world.

Marketing expert David Parrish delivering a training workshop on strategic marketing advice for creative entrepreneurs in Ukraine
David delivering a training workshop on strategic marketing for creative entrepreneurs in Ukraine

“AMAZING! The workshop has changed the way I think about marketing, and I have lots of new ideas. Dave Parrish was brilliant.”
– Christopher Moss. Gecko Design Ltd.

“More does not mean better! The rhythm of the Workshop titled “Strategic Marketing” given by David Parrish in Bilbao Ekintza, in which 15 new entrepreneurs attended, has allow them to analyze, understand and use the insights of strategic marketing thanks to examples in a pleasant and illustrative way. Through this workshop we have understand the importance of Strategic Marketing, of listening to the customers and of using of the right message and media for each target of customers. Besides, each participant has been able to establish an action plan to invest in an efficient way the resources.
Thanks David.”
Susana Bilbao. Bilbao Ekintza. Bilbao. Spain

International Marketing is a part of David’s skillset and draws on his international experience of business in more than 50 countries world-wide. He understands the opportunities and challenges of international business development from growing his own businesses internationally and helping clients to increase exports. He is a speaker on International Business, which includes aspects of international marketing. His international business expertise includes an understanding of business etiquette and customs in a range of countries and cultures around the world. He gives international marketing advice as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer.


“David helped us to grow our digital business by working with us to clarify our vision and devise a feasible plan of action. He helped us orientate our business towards the best market segments, refine our marketing messages and improve our internal systems. Working with David was both enlightening and profitable.”
– Chris Abram. Managing Director. Brighter Design Ltd.

“David is a marketing expert who understands and emphasises the importance of strategic marketing when growing a business. It’s really helpful to be able to talk things through with him as we grow.”
Rhiannon Eames-Jones. Milky Tea Ltd. UK

Korea Creative Economy Forum 2013
Korea Creative Economy Forum 2013

“David has been instrumental in developing our business strategy, and creating a new brand. I have worked with other consultants who facilitate rather than pitch in. David, with his wealth of experience within the creative industries, offered his own ideas and solutions, which was refreshing and hugely beneficial.”
Neil Adams. Managing Director. Powerhouse Digital Photography Ltd. UK

David is an inspiring and entertaining marketing speaker. He has delivered keynote speeches at conferences, summits and other events around the world on creative marketing, international marketing and strategic marketing.

Marketing expert and keynote speaker spoke about creativity and marketing at the Business Wisdom Summit in Ukraine
Marketing speaker David Parrish at the Business Wisdom Summit Ukraine