Geoffrey Colon is a compelling voice at the intersection of marketing, tech, and popular culture. DJ, data punk, podcaster and author, Geoffrey is the Head of Brand Studio for Microsoft Advertising in Redmond, WA. Colon's role is 33.3% using and experimenting with emerging media, 33.3% experiential activation at the intersection of technology and culture, 33.3% future proof evangelism with customers and clients and .1% tinkering.
Colon has written for or been quoted in media outlets including Business Insider, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Billboard Magazine, AdWeek and Entrepreneur. He has also appeared on Cheddar TV, NASDAQ Live, WABC-AM New York and Marketplace on NPR.
He is an avid speaker on the global marketing conference circuit and has keynoted events in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, Bangkok, Portland, Raleigh, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Oslo and Tromso.
Written in 2015 and published in 2016 in what has become a "cult classic for marketers," Disruptive Marketing is his first book.
Geoffrey is host of DISRUPTIVE FM the radio show where business and culture collide.
Geoffrey has also programmed the Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana and Google Assistant Skills: Insights with Microsoft. You can add and enable it on all three ecosystems or subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
Colon is also the creator of FUTURE BOUTIQUE. A video show presented by Microsoft that broadcasts from Cannes Lions, Advertising Week, Consumer Electronics Showcase, SXSWi, Winter Music Conference, Worldz and many other large business industry events.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2013, Geoffrey was vice president of digital strategy at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City and a creative lead at 360i, Splendid and Bond Strategy & Influence.
Colon has spent 20 years in various marketing capacities working for and with several of the most influential brands including Red Bull, Spotify, Netflix, American Express, The Economist, Coca-Cola, IBM, WWE and Food Network. He spent a few years in the New York City tech startup world and several years in the music industry working with several high profile musical artists including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The White Stripes and Moby.
He is a 1994 graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Geoffrey resides in Kirkland, WA with his wife and two daughters after spending over two decades in Brooklyn, NY and Maplewood, NJ. He invites his readers to converse in real time with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and many more emerging communication platforms.