Karen Post, a branding enthusiast, entrepreneur, and businesswoman, Karen ignites action. For more than 28 years, she has been developing solutions and implementing methods that make things happen and help organizations prosper.
She started her first business at the age of 22, built two successful companies—an award-winning ad agency and a legal communication firm specializing in high-stakes litigation. In 2001, she took her vast marketing/communications and branding expertise to the international stage as a speaker, author and consultant. Her work has benefited Fortune 500 organizations and emerging small businesses in both consumer and business-to-business sectors.
She has worked with diverse retail, technology, healthcare, hospitality, finance, real estate, media, and consumer packaged goods companies. Specific expertise includes research design, administration and analysis, strategic brand planning, development and management, brand naming, public affairs and media relations, packaging, marketing, sales, promotions, social media and internal and external branding programs.
In 2006, Karen co-founded an online publication called Oddpodz. Today, it boasts an active community of creative-minded entrepreneurs, small business people and marketing enthusiasts from around the globe and provides tools and support for this market.
Karen is a down-to-earth communicator and visionary thought leader. She has been featured in international business and marketing print, broadcast, and online media outlets including Brandweek, Adweek, Bloomberg TV and radio, ABC, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Financial Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, and National Public Radio. Karen authored the best-selling book Brain Tattoos, Creating Unique Brands That Stick in your Customers’ Minds that was published by American Management Association (AMACOM) in the US and this year in Korea.
In addition to more than two decades of real-world practitioner experience, Karen studied commercial art and communications at The Art Institute of Houston and later became a guest instructor. She also completed Harvard Business School’s OPM, a multi-year management, leadership and entrepreneurial business program. Karen is also an alumnus of Leadership Houston.
- Frogs, NGOs and Your Bottom Line: Leveraging New Eco-Markets for Business & Planet Sustainability
- Reinvention - U, Your Brand, Your Destiny: When Change Calls, Pick Up Your Smart Phone!
- Odd Fish Finish First: Distinguishing Your Brand From the Competition
- Brain Tattoo With social media. How to Build and Manage an Online Business Brand
- A to Z Creativity: 26 Ways to the Next Big Idea
- Born-Again Brands
- Brandtown, USA: Become a Destination Magnet
- The Brand Inside - Attracting and Keeping the Right Talent
- Brand Moi™: Personal Branding for Professionals
- Branding on a Heart String: Creating a Nonprofit Brand
Social Media/Networking, branding, sales, business, humor, marketing, communication, women, entrepreneur, media, creativity, networking
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Best presentation we've had in three years. “Just wanted to thank you for coming to Chicago and impressing everyone with your presentation.” “Heard from several people that they thought yours was the best presentation we've had in the three years we've been doing the Mobium New Paradigm Series. And that includes presentations from the likes of Al and Laura Ries, Emanuel Rosen, Don Schultz and Douglas Atkin. We especially appreciate all the extra effort you put in to make it b-to-b friendly." - Mobium Creative Group
Karen’s presentation was outstanding “Her energy is contagious. Her insight, smart and inspirational. She was able to communicate the complex concept of branding in a simple, actionable way.” - Saudi Arabian Airlines
Branding Diva ROCKED! “Thank you so much for your fantastic presentation. The feedback has been tremendous–a nearly unanimous ‘excellent’ rating on our post-event surveys.” - Tech Data
“The material really resonated with the team. We are underway to Brand Up, Juice Up (the creative), Differentiate and blow away the competition! Seriously, your presentation was the best in a standout crowd. Thanks again for a job well done.” - Chamberlain Group