Sam Tomlinson

Global Keynote SpeakerWorld-Recognized Digital Strategist& Early-Stage Investor + Advisor

About Sam

As one of the world’s leading authorities on the intersection of performance marketing, digital advertising, analytics and technology, Sam is a highly sought-after keynote and session speaker. His award-winning presentations are inspired by his work for clients around the globe as EVP of Warschawski – and are designed to challenge attendee’s preconceived notions and inspire fresh, innovative approaches.   If you’re looking for a speaker to simply recite best practices and procedures, Sam is not the speaker for you — but if you’re looking for a speaker who will challenge the way your audience approaches a problem, offer cutting edge solutions and leave your attendees thinking about what’s possible.

Sam is available to speak at in-person or virtual events on a variety of topics, including:

  • Digital Advertising + Digital Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Social Media Advertising (Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Digital Analytics + Marketing Measurement
  • Omni Channel Marketing
  • Trends Shaping the Digital Ecosystem

If you’re interested in having Sam speak at your virtual event, conference or corporate retreat, please get in touch by clicking below.

About Sam

Sam's Areas of Expertise

Digital Strategy

The divide between the digital and the physical has collapsed, and brands are forced to adapt to this new reality. Sam’s innovative approaches to digital business models, customer experience, personalization & data-informed decision making have allowed dozens of organizations to thrive in today’s digital-first reality.


As a subject matter expert in statistics, econometrics and web analytics, Sam is one of the leading authorities on how data can be leveraged to improve bottom-line outcomes and performance.

Performance Marketing

Throughout his career, Sam has been a champion of the idea that marketing must be a profitability drive for a business – not a cost center. That belief, coupled with his approach to marketing as a scientific art, has allowed him to help hundreds of organizations across verticals and continents realize unprecedented, bottom-line results through his innovative approaches.


Whether you’re B2B or B2C or B2G (or a hybrid), Google is your new homepage. As a recognized authority on SEO, SEM + Shopping, Sam has pioneered an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach that reflects how customers actually use search engines.

Social Advertising

Sam is a recognized social media expert, specializing in full-lifecycle performance social advertising across all major platforms, including: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat & YouTube. He has spoken at dozens of national & international conferences on his approach to performance social for DTC, eCommerce & Lead Generation.

eComm + DTC

There are dozens of eComm approaches, platforms, tactics and cost structures – making it difficult to know what works, how to execute, and how to determine profitability (not just ROAS). Sam has been working in eCommerce for nearly 7 years — and understands how to scale brands from $1 to $10M and beyond.

104Presentations Given
20Courses Taught


Sam is an active member of the faculty at several of the world’s leading Colleges & Universities, where he teaches classes on a variety of topics related to his areas of expertise.

During his career, Sam has won dozens of awards for his work, both individually and on behalf of clients.

Daily Record 40 Under 40 VIP List
Target Marketing Marketer of Tomorrow
PPC Hero Most Influential PPC Expert

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Sam writes a weekly newsletter covering topics of interest at the intersection of tech, media, digital advertising & commerce. It’s a thoughtfully curated distillation of what’s happening, how it’s relevant and why it matters – along with smart, witty commentary and analysis to help make sense of it all.


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Sam is consistently rated as one of the top speakers at our event – which is why he’s back year after year. And each year, he delivers a fantastic presentation that’s better than the last. He’s great at what he does, he’s incredibly knowledgable, and it shows. He’s one of the best at what he does.
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