Joseph Jaffe

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Range USD 20,001 - 35,000

Tagline: Business Strategy

Talent Highlights

  • After speaking at countless high level Marketing and Innovation events across the globe, Joseph has honed his craft and is ready to engage with your audience. 
  • Provide your attendees with the future of Marketing innovation and strategic thinking before it gets here.
    Not all strategic planning sessions are created equal. 
  • If your team wants to expose your companies true strengths and make them the driving force behind your next strategic business plan, connect with Joseph Jaffe.

Keynote Topics

The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation…and how to save it?

Take a look around. Companies are falling like flies. Entire industries are starting to wobble as a result of the seismic forces of change, disruptive effect of technology and destabilizing force from startups. Corporations have themselves to blame.

As the saying goes, “let’s see how big we can get until we suck.” Mission accomplished. Corporations that once graced the Fortune 500 are now casualties’ of war.

They’ve become too bureaucratic; too political; too dysfunctional; too risk averse and as a result, have lost their competitive edge. And if you expected good news or a happy ending, there may not be one.

That doesn’t mean we can’t try. In this keynote, Joseph Jaffe will offer a path to redemption, but with full warning, it may be too late.

Joe Jaffe, Admiral at The HMS Beagle, will discuss how Technology, Startups and Disruption have created a perfect story of change and chaos in business and what business leaders can do about it. 

Attendees will get a sneak brief to the upcoming book, “Built to Suck: The inevitable demise of the corporation…and how to save it?” and how the “heresy” philosophy is built for companies and brands that know they need to change but are struggling to make the first step.

Learn what it means to “put yourself out of business” and how to use brand extinction as a launch pad towards business transformation (new business models, revenue streams).

A perfect storm is coming…in fact it may already be here. A combination of forces that could very well  cause the bottom to fall out the media model.

To prepare for this scenario, consider a new marketing model in which the optimal paid media budget would be zero.

In this bold and provocative keynote, 4-time author and thought leader, Joseph Jaffe – Strategic Consultant will outline the Z.E.R.O. Manifesto of how brands can move from being tenants to landlords and successfully adopt and activate the 4-pronged approach of Zealots, Entrepreneurship, Retention and Owned Assets.

Jaffe will introduce a 10-point action plan based on his Marketing BowTie framework designed to help brands get to a 50/50 split between “direct” investment and “indirect” expenditure before 2020. Be a hero…commit to Z.E.R.O.

How to use existing customers to gain new ones

What if we got it all wrong? What if we’ve been going about marketing completely the wrong way?

In this provocative keynote, Joseph Jaffe will outline how retention can become the new acquisition for businesses today and in doing so, literally transform the way companies go to market and establish a critical competitive edge and advantage.

Using his new “flipped funnel” methodology, Jaffe will outline the notion of customer experience, introduce the 10 new rules of customer service and present a social media-powered customer activation model that harnesses the true potential and impact of customer-generated word-of-mouth, reviews and referrals.

If “getting more from less” has become your new mandate, you won’t want to miss a new approach which presents the possibility of doubling your revenues whilst halving your budget in the process.

The Brand-Startup Imperative

In this presentation, author, entrepreneur and thought leader will topline and outline the role startups can play in terms of providing brands a lifeline to collaborate, differentiate and evolve. 

Today startups seems to be all the rage and arguably the next big thing.

Only they aren’t. As in they always WERE the big thing. So how should brands be thinking about partnering with startups?

Or should they be collaborating at all in the first place?

And what’s in it for the startups? Perhaps the best place to begin as the point at which these two diametrically worlds come together: marketing.


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Joseph Jaffe is a multiple author, serial entrepreneur and one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on marketing, innovation, disruption and change. Joseph is Admiral at the HMS Beagle, a strategic consultancy that helps its clients navigate the journey to survival…and ultimately thrival. HMSB specializes in developing training, facilitated workshops, survival and growth […]

Joseph Jaffe is a multiple author, serial entrepreneur and one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on marketing, innovation, disruption and change.

Joseph is Admiral at the HMS Beagle, a strategic consultancy that helps its clients navigate the journey to survival…and ultimately thrival. HMSB specializes in developing training, facilitated workshops, survival and growth plans for the smallest of startups to the largest of legacy brands.

Throughout his career, Jaffe has worked with some of the largest brands in the world, including the likes of IBM, Coca-Cola, ABInBev, Pearson, Nestle, Purina, Steelcase, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez International, Keurig Doctor Pepper and many more.

Joseph Jaffe | Business Strategy

Jaffe Jaffe 5th book, “Built to Suck: The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation…and How to Save It?” (Ideapress) was released in March 2019. Built to Suck announces the coming Corporapocalypse and outlines a clear path to salvation, rebirth and transformation.

His impassioned, straight-shooting and honest perspectives have found their way to every major media outlet, including CBS, ABC, Bloomberg, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Ad Age, Adweek and the list continues.

In 2019, he joined West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media as an instructor in the Integrated Marketing Communications online graduate program, where he wrote and lectures a course on brand evolution strategy.

Joseph’s impassioned, straight-shooting and honest perspectives have found their way to every major media outlet, including CBS Evening News, ABC World News, Bloomberg, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Newsweek, Business Week, Ad Age, Adweek and the list continues.

He is a member of the Founder’s Institute, Entrepreneur’s Round Table and Techstars, and has lectured at NYU’s Stern Business School, Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, West Virginia and Syracuse University.

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