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Mark A Preston


Founder of Talk About Digital

Author of 'The Business Side of SEO'

I have been working within the digital marketing industry since 2001 and have seen many changes along the way.

I have a saying…

"If all you do is follow the crowd - you will only ever be as good as the crowd at very most. Being ‘as good as’ is just not good enough."

This mentality has allowed me to look beyond the norm to make a real difference in everything I do.

For the past 20 years, I have founded and grown three agencies, personally trained hundreds of professional marketers and have spoken on a few stages around the world, besides writing a best-selling book.

I'm on a personal mission to semi-retire in July 2025, and to achieve my goal, I work very hard, putting in the hours and doing many things...

Let's just say that I'm kept really busy!

Why I wanted to launch Talk About Digital

As a professional speaker (who gets paid to speak at corporate events), myself, I found it incredibly frustrating to be censored at many of the events and conferences I have spoken at. It may be the fact that I am unable to mention a certain digital marketing tool because their competitor sponsors the conference or there are certain things I can’t mention and certain points I get told I must mention, even if I don't agree with them. Getting paid to speak on stage at corporate events is very different than speaking at an industry event you are not getting paid for.

Why TAD is different!

None of the speakers at our TAD events are censored at all. They have total control as to the content of their talk. The only stipulation is, no sales pitches and they must provide real actionable value to our TAD members. I feel that it is important that we discuss the Truth About Digital.

Talk About Digital is a digital marketing event for the digital people by the digital people, hosted monthly. You let us know who you want to see and what you want to learn, and we will make it happen.