Digital Transformation Thought Leader

John Alexander Rowley has been passionate about helping businesses of all shapes and sizes improve their digital performance for over 10 years. He is a passionate and enthusiastic thought leader with a particular emphasis on ecommerce, digital innovation and sharing his experiences with like-minded audiences.

John Alexander Rowley has been passionate about helping businesses of all shapes and sizes improve their digital performance for almost 15 years.

During this time he has helped shape the digital marketing strategies for multiple organisations across various sectors, most recently focusing on e-commerce growth at Thorntons as part of a €13b global organisation (Ferrero). John is accountable for over £1m in digital marketing overheads and manages an in-house team with expertise across Paid Media, Organic Search, Email/CRM, Affiliates, Social and Direct Mail.

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John’s experience and passion for all things digital have helped him achieve fantastic results within digital marketing. He is a passionate and enthusiastic thought leader with a particular emphasis on ecommerce, digital innovation and sharing his experiences with like-minded audiences – Ultimately to help others achieve online success and drive the UK’s digital marketing industry forwards.

Oisin Lunny

Oisin Lunny

Digital Evangelist & TEDx speaker

“John was selected to present the opening keynote at the hugely influential eRetail Europe event this year in Amsterdam. He kept the packed room informed, entertained and shared some genuinely useful insights. I would be happy to recommend John for similar keynote speaking opportunities, particularly with a focus on CX, innovation and digital marketing.”


Past events:

Digital marketing public speaking and thought leadership at eRetail Europe in Amsterdam

eRetail Europe 2018 Keynote presentation (Amsterdam)

Creating best in class customer journeys is no easy task. In the modern world of micro-moments, millennials and multi-channel, the ability of digital marketing to drive consumers from awareness to purchase requires three key ingredients: People, Experiences and analysis.

Each area of this digital marketing strategy has its own challenges, objectives and benefits – Find out what they are and how they can help you drive your company’s bottom line in this 45-minute keynote presentation.

Digital marketing public speaking and thought leadership at SearchLeeds 2018

SearchLeeds 2018

John’s talk, ‘Creating a data-driven digital marketing strategy,’ focused on the power of data throughout the customer journey – From setting the foundations of a strategy using customer personas through to analysing performance and continually improving to increase investment intelligence.

Discussing profitable customer journeys at the European Union's Digital Growth Conference 2018

EU’s Digital Growth Conference ’18

During this highly engaging presentation John discussed a combination of ‘back-to-basics’ and more innovative digital marketing strategies. His talk helps everyone from sole traders to corporate giants improve their customer’s online experience, covering topics such as attribution modelling and persona segmentation.

Sitting on the Virgin Media panel discussing Digital marketing thought leadership

Virgin Media – The Power Of Digital

‘The Power of Digital’, a mini-series of breakfast briefings, has been created in response to IDC’s report The Road to the Digital Future of SMEs, which identified areas where smaller businesses could make rapid improvements to accelerate growth.

Digital marketing public speaking and thought leadership at Impression HQ

Impression – Ecommerce breakfast

John shares five tips to help businesses win when it comes to Black Friday. Pitched at aspiring and established ecommerce companies, John gives practical, actionable and first-hand advice which can be implemented to grow both the top and bottom line .

public-speaking-conferences

Date Host Event Presentation
OCT 30, 2018 Leicester Digital Consortium Ecommercial 2018 Opening Keynote: Why profitable customer journeys need people, experiences and analysis
OCT 29, 2018 Nottingham Trent University Graduate entrepenurship (marketing) guest speaker Computer geek to digital thought leader: 10 marketing lessons to improve your career development
OCT 9, 2018 eRetail Europe EMRCE (Hosted in Amsterdam) Opening Keynote: Creating profitable customer journeys
AUG 31, 2018 GEHub Graduate Entrepreneurship Using digital to launch your first start-up
JULY 2018 Branded3 SearchLeeds 2018 Creating a data-driven customer journey with personas and attribution
APRIL 2018 Boom Online Drink Digital Three steps to understanding the customer experience (Abbreviated)
MARCH 2018 European Union Digital Growth Conference UK 2018 Using digital marketing to create profitable customer journeys
FEB 2018 Virgin Media Power of Digital Panelist: Specialising in in-house digital strategy
NOV 2017 Impression Black Friday Seminar 10 tips to improve your Black Friday performance
JULY 2017 Boom Online Drink Digital The myth of the offline shopper (and why they don’t exist)
MAY 2017 Impression Breakfast Bites What is a multi-channel digital marketing strategy?

Topics of thought leadership & public speaking:

Having spoken at events hosted by Virgin Media, the European Union and multiple marketing agencies John is able to provide digital marketing thought leadership in his public speaking which is bespoke to the event’s audience and gives clear, actionable insights from a ‘real world’ perspective.

John’s experience working in multiple multi-national businesses, most recently Ferrero (on the Thorntons brand), means he can speak passionately and enthusiastically about how digital marketing works for him to drive commercial success and deliver business goals, regardless of business size (from 1 employee to 10,000).

John’s presentations can be bespoke or founded on previously well-received public speaking, depending on the event’s audience and event host’s budgets. Presentations are always sales-pitch free and regular topics of conversation include;

  • Digital strategy and leadership
  • Online customer journey and seamless experiences
  • Multi-channel marketing, micro-moments and attribution modelling
  • Customer acquisition and customer retention
  • In-house perspectives and real-life case studies

You can find a comprehensive article transcribing one of John’s recent presentations: 3 steps to creating a profitable customer journey.


Past digital marketing public speaking showreel


If you’d like to know more, or have an opportunity for a digital marketing public speaker, I’d love to hear from you.

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John Alexander Rowley has been passionate about helping businesses of all shapes and sizes improve their digital performance for over 10 years. He is a passionate and enthusiastic thought leader with a particular emphasis on ecommerce, digital innovation and sharing his experiences with like-minded audiences.

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