Brian Carter, internationally bestselling author of three books: The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business and Facebook Marketing, is one of the best known names in digital marketing and social media and is respected as an international authority on how organizations can generate bigger business results. His 18 years of business success guide The Carter Group, which strives to provide the best possible service and results in the digital marketing industry.Brian has keynoted and developed marketing programs and strategies for companies of all sizes, including Microsoft, Universal Studios, The U.S. Army, The World Health Organization, NBC Universal, PrideStaff, PediaCare, Chloraseptic, Dramamine, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.
Brian has been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC News, Information Week, U.S. News & World Report, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Brian has written for many top marketing blogs including Social Media Examiner, Mashable, Convince & Convert, Search Engine Journal and AllFacebook. He has an overall reach of more than 150,000 fans through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and his other marketing channels. He has taught more than 10,000 students.
Brian has spoken at top marketing conferences including Social Media Marketing World, Moz, SMX, Pubcon, The AllFacebook Expo and Socialize and the American Marketing Association.
His hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a keynote speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not only entertained, but armed with powerful strategies and tactics. Brian is a seasoned expert and most entertaining presenter in Internet marketing.
“Success is more than being good at what you do, it’s about being consistently chosen to do it.”
Garrison helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. He gets them to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles—or those of their competitors— are selected. As he says, “If the world agreed on what’s best, everybody would choose the best and nothing else would be considered. Decision making doesn’t work that way.” His presentations help people become more influential regardless of circumstances.
Garrison has presented to some of the world’s most effective leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers and national associations to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses. He has a background in manufacturing, instrumentation, telecommunications, financial services and is a former professional stand-up comedian. In his teens, Garrison worked with Magnavox and baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world’s first video gaming system, and by age 27 he became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history. He researched and designed processes for 38 locations nationwide and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
Garrison is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller The REAL Truth About Success, has contributed weekly to The Washington Post, and has coauthored with Stephen Covey. He is also a chemical plant explosion survivor who helps organizations communicate safety more effectively. His award-winning success tools receive high praise, but his greatest strength is a magnetic live performance that keeps him in high demand, with more than 600 inquiries and 100 speaking dates per year.