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Jim McCann

President & CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

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 Jim McCann Biography

Jim McCann likes to make things grow. Just as he built an international business from a single Manhattan flower shop, McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has helped expand the definition of retailing in just a decade.

Recognizing the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with quality, gift-giving opportunities, McCann pushed traditional boundaries to create not just one, but several access channels. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers can send a wide variety of floral products and other thoughtful gifts around the block or around the world by clicking a mouse on a personal computer, walking into one of its stores, or by dialing 1-800-FLOWERS.

McCann acquired the 1-800-FLOWERS number in 1986 after successfully building his own chain of 14 flower shops in the New York metropolitan area. Using a thorough understanding of his customer base and market, he focused on creating a reliable brand name and instilling a sense of trust and convenience in an industry that had previously had no leader. As his business grew, McCann pioneered its entry into other retail access channels—going online in 1992. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has one of the best-known websites (1-800-FLOWERS.COM) and maintains strategic online relationships with a number of online services, including America Online, Microsoft Network (MSN), Yahoo!, and Google.

McCann attributes much of his success to the training he received in his first job—as a social worker. As an administrator at St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway, New York, McCann recalls, he had to help underprivileged teenagers learn how to overcome the challenges of poverty, drugs and despair. His experiences greatly influenced the open management style he uses today.

McCann’s humanitarian efforts, his entrepreneurial acumen and his retail vision have been widely recognized in the business community. Among his many honors are Entrepreneur of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Direct Marketer of the Year. He has also been named one of the Top Business 100 in Irish America Magazine.

Active in numerous business and community organizations, McCann is on the national boards of directors of Gateway 2000, OfficeMax, the National Retail Federation, The Boyds Collection, Willis Group Holdings Limited and GTECH Holdings Corporation, as well as the boards of Hofstra University and Winthrop-University Hospital. He also supports programs for the developmentally disabled. McCann is the author of Stop and Sell the Roses and the co-author of Celebrations: A Joyous Guide to Holidays from Past to Present, as well as A Year Full of Flowers.

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Celebrating Weddings: Share, Remember, Cherish

Celebrating Weddings: Share, Remember, Cherish

A Year Full of Flowers: Fresh Ideas to Bring Flowers Into Your Life Everyday

A Year Full of Flowers: Fresh Ideas to Bring Flowers Into Your Life Everyday

Stop and Sell the Roses

Stop and Sell the Roses

Speaking Topics
  • Stop and Sell the Roses

    The story of Jim McCann, tracing his early days as a social worker in New York City through the development of 1-800-FLOWERS.com as an internet pioneer and a leading gift company.

  • What Being a Social Worker Taught Me

    How McCann's years spent running a home for boys in New York City influenced the management style he uses today.

  • The Importance of Relationship Building and Customer Service

    Nothing is more important than customer service, and to McCann, nothing establishes strong customer service more than building a relationship. But how do you do that? He has some definite ideas...

  • Lessons as an e-Commerce Pioneer

    1-800-FLOWERS.com was a pioneer of e-commerce in 1992, when it became one of the first companies to sell online. The company has continued to enhance its pioneer reputation over the years. Learn some of the company's secrets of its online success.

  • The Re-Re-Re-Reinvention of Retailing: So-Lo-Mo – the Fourth Wave

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jim McCann?

    Booking fees for Jim McCann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Jim McCann, 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 Jim McCann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim McCann 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 Jim McCann for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Jim McCann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim McCann 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.
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Jim McCann

President & CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

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Jim McCann Biography

Jim McCann likes to make things grow. Just as he built an international business from a single Manhattan flower shop, McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has helped expand the definition of retailing in just a decade.

Recognizing the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with quality, gift-giving opportunities, McCann pushed traditional boundaries to create not just one, but several access channels. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers can send a wide variety of floral products and other thoughtful gifts around the block or around the world by clicking a mouse on a personal computer, walking into one of its stores, or by dialing 1-800-FLOWERS.

McCann acquired the 1-800-FLOWERS number in 1986 after successfully building his own chain of 14 flower shops in the New York metropolitan area. Using a thorough understanding of his customer base and market, he focused on creating a reliable brand name and instilling a sense of trust and convenience in an industry that had previously had no leader. As his business grew, McCann pioneered its entry into other retail access channels—going online in 1992. Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has one of the best-known websites (1-800-FLOWERS.COM) and maintains strategic online relationships with a number of online services, including America Online, Microsoft Network (MSN), Yahoo!, and Google.

McCann attributes much of his success to the training he received in his first job—as a social worker. As an administrator at St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway, New York, McCann recalls, he had to help underprivileged teenagers learn how to overcome the challenges of poverty, drugs and despair. His experiences greatly influenced the open management style he uses today.

McCann’s humanitarian efforts, his entrepreneurial acumen and his retail vision have been widely recognized in the business community. Among his many honors are Entrepreneur of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Direct Marketer of the Year. He has also been named one of the Top Business 100 in Irish America Magazine.

Active in numerous business and community organizations, McCann is on the national boards of directors of Gateway 2000, OfficeMax, the National Retail Federation, The Boyds Collection, Willis Group Holdings Limited and GTECH Holdings Corporation, as well as the boards of Hofstra University and Winthrop-University Hospital. He also supports programs for the developmentally disabled. McCann is the author of Stop and Sell the Roses and the co-author of Celebrations: A Joyous Guide to Holidays from Past to Present, as well as A Year Full of Flowers.

Jim McCann Videos

  • On Undercover Boss, By Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS ...
  • Background story on Jim, By Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS
  • Jim McCann - 1-800 Flowers.com - The Brand - YouTube

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Jim McCann Speaking Topics

  • Stop and Sell the Roses

    The story of Jim McCann, tracing his early days as a social worker in New York City through the development of 1-800-FLOWERS.com as an internet pioneer and a leading gift company.

  • What Being a Social Worker Taught Me

    How McCann's years spent running a home for boys in New York City influenced the management style he uses today.

  • The Importance of Relationship Building and Customer Service

    Nothing is more important than customer service, and to McCann, nothing establishes strong customer service more than building a relationship. But how do you do that? He has some definite ideas...

  • Lessons as an e-Commerce Pioneer

    1-800-FLOWERS.com was a pioneer of e-commerce in 1992, when it became one of the first companies to sell online. The company has continued to enhance its pioneer reputation over the years. Learn some of the company's secrets of its online success.

  • The Re-Re-Re-Reinvention of Retailing: So-Lo-Mo – the Fourth Wave

FAQs on booking Jim McCann

  • How to book Jim McCann?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim McCann for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim McCann, 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 Jim McCann or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim McCann?

    Booking fees for Jim McCann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Jim McCann, 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 Jim McCann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim McCann 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 Jim McCann 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 Jim McCann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim McCann 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.

Jim McCann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim McCann for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Jim McCann 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 Richard Florida, Paul Orfalea, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Josh Linkner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim McCann for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jim McCann Speaker Videos

  • On Undercover Boss, By Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS ...
    Background story on Jim, By Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS
  • Jim McCann - 1-800 Flowers.com - The Brand - YouTube
    Jim McCann's New Book "Talk is (Not) Cheap" - YouTube

Jim McCann Speaking Topics

  • Stop and Sell the Roses

    The story of Jim McCann, tracing his early days as a social worker in New York City through the development of 1-800-FLOWERS.com as an internet pioneer and a leading gift company.

  • What Being a Social Worker Taught Me

    How McCann's years spent running a home for boys in New York City influenced the management style he uses today.

  • The Importance of Relationship Building and Customer Service

    Nothing is more important than customer service, and to McCann, nothing establishes strong customer service more than building a relationship. But how do you do that? He has some definite ideas...

  • Lessons as an e-Commerce Pioneer

    1-800-FLOWERS.com was a pioneer of e-commerce in 1992, when it became one of the first companies to sell online. The company has continued to enhance its pioneer reputation over the years. Learn some of the company's secrets of its online success.

  • The Re-Re-Re-Reinvention of Retailing: So-Lo-Mo – the Fourth Wave

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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