John speaks, writes and practices at the intersection of marketing, sales, and technology. He is the producer of Marketing Over Coffee, a weekly audio program that discusses both new and classic Marketing with his co-host Christopher S. Penn, and has been featured on iTunes.
His work has been profiled by Forbes, The CBS Evening News, The Associated Press, and DM News.
He has held positions specializing in Customer Relationship Management and sales support systems at both venture funded and privately held businesses (companies including MarketingSherpa and the Digital Consulting Institute), working with clients such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce.com.
John has lived in every corner of the United States and now resides outside of Boston. You can see what he is up to at RoninMarketeer.com
Labeled a visionary in new media with an intuitive sense for how marketing and community outreach should be done, Mr. Penn is co-founder of the groundbreaking PodCamp New Media Community unConference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast. He is an adjunct professor of Internet marketing at the University of San Francisco and the lead subject matter expert and professor of Advanced Social Media at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Penn has been called upon for expert information by researchers for the Congressional Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as being sought after for conferences and private intensive seminars.
Mr. Penn has spoken before diverse audiences ranging from executives of major venture capital firms, to state Departments of Education heads, to aspiring college students looking to make their mark on the world. Mr. Penn has also been featured in many books, newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, magazines such as BusinessWeek, television, and publications for his leadership in new media.
You can read what he’s up to on his site, Awaken Your Superhero.
Both John Wall and Christopher Penn are available for public speaking, together or separately.
Assume you have none. Then you’ll never be disappointed.
We intend to make money off you. We even have an episode titled that. We’re going to try to sell you stuff, okay?
Marketing Over Coffee is recorded every business Wednesday at 5:30am Eastern at a coffee shop in Natick, MA, just outside of Boston. Chris is on the legendary Shure SM58 microphone, John on an Electro-Voice N/D767a. The audio is captured on a Marantz PMD 660 that has been custom modified by Oade Brothers for enhanced performance. The audio file is then edited in Adobe Audition, run thorough the Levelator, cleaned with SoundSoap and uploaded to LibSyn. The blog is hosted on WPEngine, with a plugin that automatically generates the RSS feed. We monitor stats with LibSyn Stats, and Google Analytics.