Alec Watson

Alec Watson

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Victoria, British Columbia

Advertisting/Visual Branding and Storytelling Expert: Transforming Brands with Creative Vision

Alec Watson is a world-renowned expert in digital media; best known for his exceptional work in advertising. His photography has graced magazine covers, movie posters, album covers, and numerous ads for iconic brands such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and Britney Spears. Alec's expertise extends to cinematography, having directed ad campaigns for major companies including Starbucks, Goldwell, KMS, Microsoft, and Sexy Hair, as well as music videos, and award-winning short films. Beyond his visual artistry, Alec is a talented record producer and engineer, having earned three gold records and one platinum record for his contributions to music production, songwriting, keyboards, and backing vocals. Additionally, Alec is a successful singer-songwriter with four top 40 hits to his credit. Equally impressive are Alec’s academic achievements, graduating at the top of his class with a Master’s in Digital Media from Harvard.

ALEC WATSON BIOGRAPHY

Alec Watson is a world-renowned expert in digital media, with a diverse and impressive career spanning photography, cinematography, music production, and more. Best known for his exceptional work in advertising, Alec’s photography has graced magazine covers, movie posters, album covers, and numerous advertisements for iconic brands such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and Britney Spears.

Alec’s expertise extends to cinematography, having directed ad campaigns for major companies including Starbucks, Goldwell, KMS, Microsoft, and Sexy Hair, as well as music videos and award-winning short films. His creative talents aren’t limited to visual arts; Alec is also a talented producer and engineer, having earned three gold records and one platinum record for his contributions to record production, songwriting, keyboards, and backing vocals. Additionally, Alec is a successful singer-songwriter with four top 40 hits to his credit.

Despite his global success, Alec remains grounded, making his home on Vancouver Island with his wife Sarah, two remarkable step-children, and two beloved doodles—Abby and Arlo. Still traveling for campaign shoots, Alec’s favorite client is Healthy Role Models, Sarah’s health and fitness company, which the couple produces projects for out of a film studio on their property.

A lifelong learner, Alec graduated top of his class in Digital Media Design at Harvard and the Global Cinematography Institute in Hollywood. During downtime throughout the pandemic, Alec learned 3-D design, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and innovation. He currently leads one of the few teams in the world that can match still image shoots and video ad campaigns with a full HDR workflow optimized for hundreds of millions of viewers on mobile devices.

Looking to the future, Alec believes that the digital media landscape will be fast-paced and heavily driven by AI. He envisions AI understanding the needs and desires of clients through tracking and behavior analysis, leading to more personalized and effective storytelling. Alec emphasizes the importance of leading with authenticity in this technological landscape, believing it to be key to taking full advantage of all that technology has to offer.

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Alec Watson Topic Presentations

the visual edge: elevate your brand in an image-driven world - stop the scroll and create lasting impact with the secret language of visual branding

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Attendees of all levels, from social media novices to self-branding solopreneurs and seasoned marketing professionals, embark on a captivating journey into the world of visual branding in “The Visual Edge: Elevate Your Brand in an Image-Driven World.” Alec Watson brings stories to life, showcasing experiences with big budgets, small budgets, and celebrities, sharing both highlights and crashing failures.

    Discover how to harness AI to simplify creation of brand messaging, maintain brand authenticity, and stand out against the 10,000 daily brand ads. Drawing from campaigns for global giants like Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Britney Spears, Alec blends science, visual illusions, and interactive fun to demystify human vision.

    Discover the power of visual language, which is understood 30,000 times faster than spoken word, and gain new insights into how we perceive the world through color, texture, and experience.Leave with a renewed excitement for how you see and experience the world as well as practical strategies to elevate your brand’s visual communication. Join Alec Watson and revolutionize your approach to visual branding. Transform your perspective and revolutionize your visual narrative.

visual alchemy: mastering the art of captivating narratives - transform your business storytelling from mundane to magical

Testimonials

Alec is so genuine in his speaking and teaching style – SO easy to learn from. Chock full of information that has helped me and our to how to be powerful marketers in the digital world. I give his speaking presentation and his online course the highest recommendation if you are looking to grow your business.

Stephanie Polansky

Global Director of Education
WAHL Professional

Alec’s presentation of information is organized and directly talks to my brand!!!! All the information to thrive in the digital age in one source. His delivery is easy to understand, and it felt like he was talking right to me!  His thoughts have jumpstarted our brand and his course is amazing.

Dr. Renee Reynolds

The Innopreneur Academy

From the first moments listening to the introduction – I knew I was in the right spot and had to learn more! Alec simplifies and makes the steps to creating an strong online brand easily digestible and easy to commit to memory.  I have taken many marketing courses and listened to lots of speakers on marketing, none of the had this breadth AND concision to take tactical steps. I HIGHLY recommend Alec Watson…

Shelli Gonshorowski

CEO
Collective 7 Media Production Company

When launching ACDSee on Youtube to create media for our software company, we turned to Alec Watson to speak to us and guide us through creating story content to align with our brand. Honestly, one of the best decisions we’ve made for our company and our customers.

Warren Recker

VP Marketing and Online Sales
ACD Systems International

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