Author of "Socialnomics" and "Digital Leader," Professor, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Erik Qualman has recently advised/given international keynotes with the following: Coach, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association, IBM, Facebook, ADP, Credit Union League, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Raytheon, Home Furnishings Association, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and more. Qualman gave the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of McCombs Business School (University of Texas).
Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of "Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business." "Socialnomics" made Amazon's #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His latest book "Digital Leader" helped earned him the selection as the 2nd "Most Likeable Author in the World" behind "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.
"Socialnomics" was a finalist for the "2010 Book of the Year" awarded by the American Marketing Association. Qualman produced "Social Media Revolution," the most viewed social media video series in the world, which has been used by NASA to the National Guard. Fast Company Magazine listed him as a Top 100 Digital Influencer.
Qualman is a frequently requested International speaker from Brazil to Thailand and has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including: "60 Minutes," The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He has been fortunate to share the stage with Julie Andrews, Al Gore, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, Jose Socrates (Prime Minister of Portugal), Alan Mulally, James Carville & Mary Matalin and many others.
Qualman is an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School. For the past 18 years Qualman has helped grow the digital capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is the founder and owner of socialnomics.com, which PC Magazine ranks as a Top 10 Social Media Blog. He sits on the Boards of Manumatix, Bazaarvoice Inc,, and WannaBeeSocial. Qualman holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from The University of Texas. In 2011 Qualman was honored as the Michigan State Alum of the Year and in 2012 he was selected as one of the Top 50 Professors in the world. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest continuous podcast. He was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and still finds time to follow his beloved Spartans while living in Boston with his wife and two daughters.
"Erik Qualman's keynote was the highlight of our Starbucks Conference. He is one of the most engaging and entertaining speakers I've come across, and was able to make the content relevant to our audience and fitting to our theme. His depth of insight and breadth of examples have prompted us to shift our thinking to stay connected to our partners and our customers." -- Katya Cautillo, Recruitment Manager, Starbucks
"Erik's presentation was the most important business presentation -- in terms of immediate impact in how I approach my job -- that I have sat through in 10 years!" -- EVP of Sales, ADP
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