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Bob Garfield

Advertising & Marketing Commentator; Host of "One the Media" and "The Genius Dialogues"

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 Bob Garfield Biography

Bob Garfield is a journalist and commentator and currently the co-host of On the Media on WNYC and host of The Genius Dialogues on Audible.

Apart from On the Media, Bob has been a columnist for 30-plus years, at the moment on the subjects of media and marketing for The Guardian and MediaPost.

Garfield also broadcasts with former OTM producer Mike Vuolo on the insanely popular Slate language program “Lexicon Valley.” In print, Bob has been a contributing editor for the Washington Post Magazine, Civilization and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Atlantic and Wired and been employed variously by ABC, CBS, CNBC and the defunct FNN as an on-air analyst. As a lecturer and panelist, he has appeared in 37 countries on six continents, including such venues as the Kennedy Center, the U.S. Capitol, the Rainbow Room, the Smithsonian, Circus Circus casino, the Grand Ole Opry, the U.N., Harvard University, Princeton University and, memorably, a Thai Kickboxing ring in Cape Town, South Africa.

He is the author of five books, most recently Can’t Buy Me Like. His first book, Waking Up Screaming from the American Dream, was published by Scribner in 1997. His 2003 manifesto on advertising, And Now a Few Words From Me, is published in six languages. His 2009 book The Chaos Scenario, about the supposed collapse of mass media and advertising, has all come true. Garfield co-wrote “Tag, You’re It,” a snappy country song performed by Willie Nelson, and wrote an episode of the short-lived NBC sitcom “Sweet Surrender.”

In 2015, Garfield founded the Media Future Summit at Wharton, an annual gathering of high-level executives, owners and academics aimed at addressing the flailing media economy. He is a senior fellow at the Wharton Future of Advertising Program, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Professor of Practice at Penn and a Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Media Ecology at Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

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Bedfellows

Bedfellows

The Chaos Scenario

The Chaos Scenario

WAKING UP SCREAMING FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM: NPR's Roving Correspondent Reports from the Bumpy Road to Success

WAKING UP SCREAMING FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM: NPR's Roving Correspondent Reports from the Bumpy Road to Success

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  • Bob Garfield's Chaos Scenario 2.0

    Maybe you'd better lean forward. Presently you will be given five reasons to consider something barely imaginable: a post-apocalyptic media world substantially devoid of brand advertising as we have long known it.

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    Booking fees for Bob Garfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Garfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Bob Garfield

Advertising & Marketing Commentator; Host of "One the Media" and "The Genius Dialogues"

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Bob Garfield Biography

Bob Garfield is a journalist and commentator and currently the co-host of On the Media on WNYC and host of The Genius Dialogues on Audible.

Apart from On the Media, Bob has been a columnist for 30-plus years, at the moment on the subjects of media and marketing for The Guardian and MediaPost.

Garfield also broadcasts with former OTM producer Mike Vuolo on the insanely popular Slate language program “Lexicon Valley.” In print, Bob has been a contributing editor for the Washington Post Magazine, Civilization and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Atlantic and Wired and been employed variously by ABC, CBS, CNBC and the defunct FNN as an on-air analyst. As a lecturer and panelist, he has appeared in 37 countries on six continents, including such venues as the Kennedy Center, the U.S. Capitol, the Rainbow Room, the Smithsonian, Circus Circus casino, the Grand Ole Opry, the U.N., Harvard University, Princeton University and, memorably, a Thai Kickboxing ring in Cape Town, South Africa.

He is the author of five books, most recently Can’t Buy Me Like. His first book, Waking Up Screaming from the American Dream, was published by Scribner in 1997. His 2003 manifesto on advertising, And Now a Few Words From Me, is published in six languages. His 2009 book The Chaos Scenario, about the supposed collapse of mass media and advertising, has all come true. Garfield co-wrote “Tag, You’re It,” a snappy country song performed by Willie Nelson, and wrote an episode of the short-lived NBC sitcom “Sweet Surrender.”

In 2015, Garfield founded the Media Future Summit at Wharton, an annual gathering of high-level executives, owners and academics aimed at addressing the flailing media economy. He is a senior fellow at the Wharton Future of Advertising Program, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Professor of Practice at Penn and a Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Media Ecology at Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Bob Garfield Videos

  • The Human Element: Bob Garfield at TEDxNashville
    Bob Garfield has never worked in advertising or marketing a day in his life. He has no relevant education, experience or data. He owns exactly one...
  • Bob Garfield Commencement Speech Part 1
    Bob Garfield, NPR host of On the Media, was the guest speaker at the University of Michigan's School of Art & Design 2008 Commencement.
  • Bob Garfield - 'The future isn't in hyper-local news'

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  • How to book Bob Garfield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Garfield for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Garfield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Garfield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Garfield?

    Booking fees for Bob Garfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Garfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Garfield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Garfield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Garfield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Garfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Garfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Garfield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Garfield for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bob Garfield generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shel Horowitz, Michael E. Kassan, Ron Baker, Dave Ridley and Andy Cohen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Garfield for an upcoming event.

Bob Garfield Speaker Videos

  • The Human Element: Bob Garfield at TEDxNashville
    Bob Garfield has never worked in advertising or marketing a day in his life. He has no relevant education, experience or data. He owns exactly one dark suit. He is also the most prominent commentator...
    Bob Garfield Commencement Speech Part 1
    Bob Garfield, NPR host of On the Media, was the guest speaker at the University of Michigan's School of Art & Design 2008 Commencement.
  • Bob Garfield - 'The future isn't in hyper-local news'

Bob Garfield News

  • Bob Garfield's Chaos Scenario 2.0

    Maybe you'd better lean forward. Presently you will be given five reasons to consider something barely imaginable: a post-apocalyptic media world substantially devoid of brand advertising as we have long known it.

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