Marc Gordon
Branding, Marketing and Customer Experience Expert
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Marc Gordon is one of Canada's leading authorities on marketing and social media for the business whose articles have appeared in over 200 trade & business. Marc Gordon is one of the world’s leading authorities on customer experience. He shows organizations how to deliver experiences that inspire loyalty and increase sales. Companies that have applied his strategies have seen higher employee morale, reduced transaction costs, increased referrals, and higher satisfaction scores. Marc’s unique approach and engaging stage presence has made him a sought-after speaker for events throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Growth & Strategy

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive/Experience
  • Motivation
  • Sustainable Development

MARC GORDON BIOGRAPHY

Marc Gordon is a marketing and customer experience expert. He has been referred to as “Canada’s Marketing Superstar” by the Oprah Winfrey Network and regularly appears on television and radio to provide feedback and opinions on current business news.

Since 2003, Marc has studied, written and spoken about how companies can cultivate or ruin relationships as a result of how they communicate through marketing and customer service. Marc Gordon travels all over the world to train and educate organizations in the art of using customer service in tandem with marketing. His clients include Canada Post, The Canadian Securities Exchange, Johnson & Johnson, and presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

His article series, High 5 For Business, is the number one syndicated business column in the world, appearing in over 300 trade and business publications in six countries. In addition to being listed as one of the Top 100 Marketing Experts to Follow on Twitter, Gordon is also a regularly quoted expert, having been featured in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The National Post, Rogers Media and the CBC. Delivering knowledge and insight, Gordon’s true talent lies in understanding how people react to marketing messages. With over 25 years of honing his marketing skills for both his own company and those of his clients, Gordon has become one of the leading authorities on relationship building for business.

In his presentations, Marc Gordon combines real-world examples with his knowledge and experience to deliver content that is thought-provoking, relevant, and engaging. Bringing a life’s worth of experience, Gordon’s first steps into entrepreneurship began at the age of eleven as a victim of relentless bullying. By painting :Dungeons and Dragons: figurines for the students in his class, he learned how people’s behaviour and attitudes can change if they see value in what they purchase. This was a lesson he would remember throughout his career

At the age of 16, Marc Gordon was back in business for himself. Over the next 8 years, he imported collectible model cars, had his own clothing line, and even sold lingerie to escorts and strippers. During that time he would see his businesses grow faster than he could handle, stumble due to economic conditions or get squeezed out by aggressive competitors. In 1994, unemployed and with no job prospects, Gordon invested $2,500 in a gold plating machine and started GoldPro Canada. In that first year, operating out of his parent’s basement, sales totalled just $4,000. However, by 2000, the company had grown into a multi-million dollar manufacturer and distributor of automotive equipment and accessories, servicing over 2,400 car dealerships and body shops across Canada.

In 2003, after emotional and physical burnout, Marc Gordon sold GoldPro for seven figures. Owning virtually no inventory or capital equipment, the high value of his company was based on GoldPro’s name, distribution network, brands, and web presence. This was a testament to Marc’s skills as a marketer. After taking a year off, Gordon started Fourword Marketing as a way to provide the marketing and consulting services he wished were available to him when he was starting out.

Fourword specializes in developing and executing marketing programs for companies ranging from startups to public companies in dozens of different industries. Fourword’s list of services includes web design, print production, promotional campaigns, and public relations. Marc Gordon is an active participant and volunteer in several organizations and educational symposiums that provide free marketing tools and management experience to new entrepreneurs.

Marc Gordon’s approachable style and industry knowledge have made him a sought-after source for media outlets looking for opinions on business trends and events in the areas of marketing, social media, and customer service.

SELLING HAPPINESS - How to create customer experiences online or in-person that inspire loyalty and increase sales

  • Customer expectations are changing faster than ever before. Marketing, social media, technology and cultural trends are shaping people’s beliefs and values, which can often lead to a sense of entitlement. This can make it difficult for businesses to consistently deliver fulfilling experiences. And for those that try, the result is often higher transaction costs, stressed out staff, and disappointed customers.

    However, there is a way to deliver experiences that are easy to manage and cost effective, while successfully building customer trust and loyalty. During this presentation, Marc will share the secrets of what it takes to keep customers coming back. Best of all, how to do it without the effort of “wowing” every customer. Combining the science of human behaviour and best business practices, Marc shares personal stories and real-world examples to provide you with the skills and techniques to create manageable processes that deliver rewarding customer experiences.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • Find out what customer experience really is how every employee can contribute
    • Learn what influences expectations, and how to use that to engage with customers more effectively
    • Find out the single easiest way to deliver experiences that keep customer coming back
    • Discover what truly drives customer loyalty (Hint: it doesn’t involve exceeding expectations)
    • Learn the three traits that start every successful customer experience
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

SELLING LIKE A SHERPA - Using value and insight to guide customers (and yourself) to success

  • The sales landscape has changed. Technology has empowered customers to know more about products than the people who sell them. New distribution channels allow customers to side-step the sales process by purchasing direct. And a world-wide pandemic has reduced the need or opportunities for making in-person connections.

    But what has not changed is that people and the companies they work for need help. They have questions that need answering, problems that need fixing, and most importantly, the need to be heard and understood.

    Selling Like a Sherpa shows salespeople from any industry how to increase sales by going from selling to servicing. By embracing the professional qualities of Sherpas, the Nepalese people world renowned for their skills in guiding climbers to the top of Mount Everest, anyone can become a superstar salesperson.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • What Sherpas can teach us that can elevate any salesperson, regardless of experience or industry
    • Why turning down a sale can create a customer for life – and more sales
    • Learn ways to leverage Customer Experience into a powerful sales tool that can benefit your entire company
    • How to provide value in a way that builds customer trust and loyalty
    • The easiest one-step method to increasing sales while delivering greater value
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

NO APOLOGIES NEEDED - How to turn negative situations into positive outcomes

  • No matter how much you try, sometimes things won’t go right. And this can result in an unhappy customer.

    Dealing with unhappy customers is when an organization shows their true character. This comes from a combination of company culture, employee empowerment, and pre-defined policies.

    Some companies will do whatever it takes to make the situation right for the customer, regardless of cost or resources. Other companies will become passive, choosing to hide behind policies or pass the customer off to various departments. And then there are those companies that just don’t care. So which approach is the right one?

    In this presentation, Marc explores and debunks the myths of customer service. How far should you go to keep a customer happy? What would be considered an ideal outcome? Should every customer be treated the same?

    You’ll learn the art and science of dealing with unhappy customers from any industry. And, how to handle their issues – rational or otherwise ­– by offering practical, manageable solutions that lead to a mutually beneficial outcome. Marc will also share strategies to deflate emotional situations and keep everyone focused on the solution rather than the problem.

    Delivered with Marc’s high-energy style, this presentation is designed for management, customer service staff and anyone who deals with customers.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

BECOMING A SAFE HAVEN - How to deliver positive experiences in a world of conflicting beliefs.

  • Sometimes it feels like the world is getting angrier. From social media to news media, from the dinner table to the service counter, people seem to be ready for a fight. Ideas and beliefs that were once shared are now challenged. People with differing views have gone from being inspirational to adversarial.

    Whether it’s employees demanding change or customers asking for fairness, many institutions that were once trusted are now seen as dishonest and self-serving.

    This situation presents a unique opportunity for your organization. Because as much as people are ready to challenge an establishment, they feel is oppressive, they are even more ready to be embraced by one that makes them feel valued.

    This presentation introduces strategies to creating corporate environments that make both customers and employees feel that they are recognized and appreciated.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • Understand how to effectively communicate – regardless of the person’s beliefs
    • How to structure departments and staff to deliver manageable and fulfilling customer experiences
    • The three essential parts of the perfect customer experience
    • Ways to keep staff motivated and inspired regardless of job or title
    • The proven technique to turn any unhappy customer into a loyal ambassador – even if they didn’t receive the outcome they hoped for
  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

BECOME A BRANDING CHAMPION - What it takes to influence, engage and inspire

  • Branding is more than just a logo, website or business cards. A brand is your company’s reputation based on the experiences customers have with you. By sharing those experiences with others, your customers have the ability to strengthen or ruin your brand.

    While marketing can play an important role in influencing your brand, it is just one piece of the puzzle. It all starts with understanding what kind of company you want to be in and what values you choose to embody. Companies that embrace this concept, convey it through marketing and support it in action will have the best chance of success, regardless of market conditions or competition.

    Consumers support brands they believe share the same values as them. They can see a brand as a reflection of what they are, or what they want to be. For them, it can feel like a relationship. The brand provides positive experiences, and the consumer learns to trust the brand to keep those experiences coming.

    In this presentation, Marc Gordon will show you how to develop a strong brand from the inside out that turns staff into ambassadors and customers into fans. This presentation uses real-world examples from relevant industries, as well as features lots of stories and humour.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

THE ART OF ADVERTISING: How to create powerful and influential campaigns

  • Do you want to build greater awareness for your business in order to increase sales? In this groundbreaking presentation, Gordon shares his proven methods for creating effective advertising campaigns that will capture interest and build sales – while creating a more customer-focused culture for your company.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

MORE THAN LIKES AND FRIENDS - How companies can be more successful on social media by being less social

  • Has your organization seen the benefits of social media? More sales, increased awareness, viral videos, trending topics, online communities talking about how awesome your products are? For most, the answer is no.

    And for the most part, it’s not their fault – or yours. Social media has been one of the most over-hyped marketing tools ever. And while some companies have made the leap from social post to social consciousness, it’s usually been due to luck and timing. And even then, success has been measured in likes and views instead of dollars and cents.

    So what’s the problem? Are companies not using social media properly, or is social media just more interested in photos of your lunch, funny dog videos, and Donald Trump’s Twitter account?

    In this presentation, Gordon will take everything you thought you knew about tweets, likes, and followers and turn it upside down. Packed with stories, humour, and commentary, he will dispel some of the big marketing myths surrounding social media while providing proven advice for any industry.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Marc was totally on from the second they announced his name. I was so entertained that I didn’t even realize I was learning. Every conference needs Marc Gordon on their stage.

Marc Forgette

Business Development Manager

Tourism London

Marc brought massive value to our event. He was humble, thought-provoking, and full of positive energy. Everyone loved him.

Dr. Sepehr Tarverdian

CEO

World Management Forum, Iran

This presentation has had a huge impact on how our teams communicate and service the needs of our clients. They have taken a more proactive role in sales yet do not actively sell. The result has been a 6-8 percent increase in sales in addition to higher FCR scores.

Joseph Cheng

President

Prilink

A wonderfully entertaining and informative presentation. This is how every company should manage their salespeople. It’s better for the customer and better for the company. We look forward to putting many of the ideas Marc shared into practice.

Rahmi Benali

Operations Director

Telkom

A powerful presentation that made us thoroughly re-examine a number of our customer service policies and procedures. I believe we will be a better company because of it. Marc’s advice and stories highlighted the need for every company to up its game.
A powerful presentation that inspired us to re-examine a number of our customer service policies and procedures. I believe we will be a better company because of it.

Rafael Arroyo

Market Manager

Travelocity

Marc’s ability to energize an audience was felt as soon as he hit the stage. His energy, storytelling, and clarity helped drive home key concepts. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Richard Carleton

CEO

The Canadian Securities Exchange

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Marc Gordon CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive/Experience
  • Motivation
  • Sustainable Development
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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Marc Gordon creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Marc Gordon from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Marc Gordon is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Marc Gordon focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Marc Gordon will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Marc Gordon’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Marc Gordon speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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