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Greg Kihlström named top global thought leader in marketing by Thinkers360

by | Feb 6, 2024

Thinkers360, the world’s premier thought leadership ecosystem announced its list of their Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in Marketing for 2024, and named Greg Kihlström as the #1 top-ranking marketing expert. The list includes leaders from around the world that share their marketing expertise through writing, speaking, creation of educational content, entrepreneurship and other mediums.

“It is an honor to be included in this group of the world’s leading thinkers on the future of marketing, and I’m grateful to Thinkers360 for the recognition,” said Kihlström, a  Washington, D.C.-based entrepreneur, author and advisor to Fortune 500 brands on customer experience and marketing technology.

Kihlström, is the host of the top-ranked enterprise marketing podcast in the world, The Agile Brand with Greg Kihlström, has written several best-selling books on marketing technology and customer experience, and works as an advisor to top brands on marketing technology, AI adoption and digital transformation. 

You can view the full list of Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in Marketing 2024 list here. 

Kihlström is a best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, and serves as an advisor and consultant to top companies on marketing technology, marketing operations, customer experience, and digital transformation initiatives. He has worked with some of the world’s top brands, including Adidas, Coca-Cola, FedEx, HP, Marriott, Nationwide, Victoria’s Secret and Toyota. 

He is a multiple-time co-founder and C-level leader, leading his digital experience agency to be acquired by the largest independent marketing agency in the DC region in 2017, successfully exited an HR technology platform provider he co-founded in 2020, and led a SaaS startup to be acquired by a leading edge computing company in 2021. He currently advises and sits on the Board of a marketing technology startup.

In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur and leader, he earned his MBA, is currently a doctoral candidate for a DBA in Business Intelligence, and teaches several courses and workshops as a member of the School of Marketing Faculty at the Association of National Advertisers. He has served on the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Marketing Mentorship Advisory Board, the University of Richmond’s CX Advisory Board, and was the founding Chair of the American Advertising Federation’s National Innovation Committee.  Greg is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified, is an Agile Certified Coach (ICP-ACC) and holds a certification in Business Agility (ICP-BAF). 

Kihlström has had multiple best-selling books, including his 10-part Agile Brand Guides series on marketing technology platforms and practices. His most recent book, the best-selling House of the Customer (2023) discusses the 1:1 personalized customer experience of the future, and how brands can organize the people, processes, and platforms that enable it. His award-winning podcast, The Agile Brand with Greg Kihlström, now in its 6th year with over 450 episodes and 2 million downloads, discusses brand strategy, marketing, and customer experience with some of the world’s leading experts and leaders.

Kihlström is a contributing writer to Fast Company, Forbes, MarTech, CustomerThink and CMSWire, and has been featured in publications such as Advertising Age and The Washington Post. He has been named one of ICMI’s Top 25 CX Thought Leaders two years in a row, and a DC Inno 50 on Fire as a DC trendsetter in marketing. He’s also participated as a speaker at global industry events and has guest lectured at prominent universities and colleges.

Learn more about Kihlström here: https://www.gregkihlstrom.com

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