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Peter Shankman

Thought-Leader in Communication & Customer Service

Thought-Leader in Communication & Customer Service

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Peter Shankman Biography

Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. HARO’s tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something”, proves over and over again to be true, as thousands of new members join at helpareporter.com each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc.

Peter is the founder of ShankMinds: Breakthrough, an online community of business professionals from around the world who come together to give and get advice, increase their business, and improve their lives.

Additionally, Peter is also the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique Social Media, Marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. His blog, which he launched in 1995 at https://www.shankman.com, both comments on and generates news and conversation. Peter’s Customer Service and Social Media clients have included American Express, Sprint, SAP, The US Department of Defense, Royal Bank of Canada, Snapple Beverage Group, Saudi Aramco, Foley Hoag LLP, NASA, Haworth, Sheraton, Walt Disney World, Abercrombie and Kent, The Ad Council, Discovery Networks, New Frontier Media, Napster, Juno, Dream Catcher Destinations Club, Harrah’s Hotels, and many, many others.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/04/2024.

Peter Shankman Speaking Topics

  • Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over–and Collaboration Is In

    The era of authoritarian cowboy CEOs like Jack Welch and Lee Iacocca is over. In an age of increasing transparency and access, it just doesn’t pay to be a jerk—to employees, customers, competitors, or anyone else. In Nice Companies Finish First, Shankman, a pioneer in modern PR, marketing, advertising, social media, and customer service, profiles the famously nice executives, entrepreneurs, and companies that are setting the standard for success in this new collaborative world. He explores the new hallmarks of effective leadership, including loyalty, optimism, humility, and a reverence for customer service, and shows how leaders like Jet Blue’s Dave Needleman, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Steve Jobs of Apple, Ken Chenault of Amex, Indra Nooyi of Pepsi, and the team behind Patagonia harness these traits to build productive, open, and happy workplaces for the benefit of their employees, themselves, and the bottom line.

  • Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work — And Why Your Company Needs Them

    This fun and friendly book looks at real-life PR stunts that will blow your mind and inspire you to develop innovative and creative ways to get your company noticed. PR guru Peter Shankman chronicles the most ridiculous, outrageous, and possibly crazy PR stunts of all time—explaining why some work and others don't. This is a funny, insightful guide to winning the PR game.

  • Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World

    How to use social and viral technologies to supercharge customer service • and avoid disasters along the way. This was written right after I sold HARO, and takes all of what I learned from my amazing time building and successfully selling that company.

Peter Shankman Videos

  • Spark.me 2019 - Peter Shankman - “Welcome to the Customer ...
    Spark.me is an interactive conference designed to unlock your creativity. Learn from renowned speakers and come up with potential business ...
  • Peter Shankman: What I Learned From Living With A Faster Brain ...
    Through his ADHD, Peter Shankman discovered four life rules that help him turbocharge his productivity and live a better life. » Subscribe to ...
  • IZEAFest 2017: Peter Shankman
    The Economy of the Next Fifty years will be run by Customer Service. The days of begging for likes are over. The customer economy is all about ...

Peter Shankman Books

  • Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
    Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
  • Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans
    Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans
  • Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In
    Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In
  • Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech)
    Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech)
  • Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work--And Why Your Company Needs Them
    Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work--And Why Your Company Needs Them

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Peter Shankman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over–and Collaboration Is In, Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work — And Why Your Company Needs Them and Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World. The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Shankman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Peter Shankman generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Spector, Micah Solomon, Denise Lee Yohn, Jason Young and Doug Lipp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Shankman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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