Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Fast Company ranks him as a Top 100 Digital Influencer and PC Magazine lists his blog as a Top 10 Social Media blog. A frequently requested international keynote speaker (42 countries), he has been featured on almost ever media outlet including 60 Minutes, The Wall Street Journal, and ABC News.
He is listed as a Top 50 MBA Professor and is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo®; today he sits on several company boards. Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video.
Socialnomics was a finalist for the “Book of the Year.” Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and Erik was honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year.
He recently gave the commencement address to 4,000 people at the University of Texas and has given keynotes for Coach, Sony PlayStation, IBM, Facebook, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, and more.
He also holds a Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.