With 20+ years experience as a digital visionary, creative media technologist and holistic marketing strategist, Chris Heuer is a leading voice on Social Business and Engagement Strategy. Since launching his first agency, Guru Communications, in 1994, he has advised numerous startups on go-to market strategies, product design, website development, digital marketing, ecommerce and Social Media.
Seeing similarities between the rise of the Web as a vital communications technology and the current rise of Social Media, Chris formed Social Media Club in 2006 to help more people understand the greater significance of what it means to be social and how media production/consumption has changed. Today Social Media Club is the world’s leading organization for Social Media professionals with a community of 500,000 professionals in 300+ cities around the world.
After years of independent consulting, Chris joined Deloitte Digital in 2011 as a Specialist Leader, where he consulted for some of the largest brands in the world on digital strategy, innovation, organizational transformation and social business.
As a Creative Catalyst with AdHocnium, he now offers his strategy and consulting services to consumer brands, technology companies and startups to help them transform into a Social Business. He is also returning to his entrepreneurial roots and is in the midst of launching an Enterprise SaaS company that is still in stealth mode.
Chris also serves as an advisory board member for Dating Outside the Box, Stained Glass Labs, H(app)athon, and a food+tech company still in stealth mode. He is a frequent speaker, workshop leader and a trained facilitator and has organized numerous unconferences for the community and private organizations of all sizes.
Chris graduated from American University in 1991 with an interdisciplinary degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government.