David Gee

Storyteller & Brand Builder

Location icon United States of America

I am a storyteller. And I believe they can be used to engage, entertain, inform, and impact their audience, while also delivering measurable business goals. I have told stories in nearly every medium possible, from TV, to radio, magazines, the blogosphere and so on. I have been a TV news anchor and reporter for a nationwide network and two network O & O's, produced and anchored news cut-ins on VH1, Showtime and USA, interviewed nearly every major star in Hollywood, did hundreds of live reports from the red carpet at five Academy Awards shows and took a struggling business magazine title back to profitability. I traveled from one end of the European continent to the other by myself, raced cars in England until I ran out of money, and lived and worked all over Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, Hawaii and Canada as a nightclub entertainer. I announced 2,220 ski races in the U.S. and Japan as the Communications Director for the U.S.Pro Ski Tour and was the motorsports PR pro for actor Paul Newman and football greats Terry Bradshaw and Walter Payton. Along the way I have also been a media trainer, corporate PR director, communications consultant and PR agency account manager. Some of the brands I have worked with include: Nissan, Pfizer, Symantec, Audi, Mitsubishi, McDonalds, Rolex, Post, Nestlé, General Foods and Pepsi.

Portfolio
LinkedIn Pulse
05/28/2015
The Most Effective & Least Expensive Marketing Concept You Will Ever Use

If you want people to know, like and trust you, and eventually do business with you, you should be constantly telling and selling. Right?Maybe that worked back in the day. But it doesn't work today. So let's reframe the sales and marketing process and sell more by selling less.How about instead of doing all the talking, you do more listening.

LinkedIn Pulse
07/08/2014
Don't "We, We" All Over Your Customers

Does your typical sales and marketing messaging sound like this? "We offer cutting edge technology." "We feature best in class service and support." "We have the best people." "We are the market leaders. "We are the fastest." "We are the cheapest." We are the ______."Don't "we" "we" all over your customers.

LinkedIn Pulse
06/25/2015
Want More Sales? Tell Better Stories

Stories and sales go together. Stories connect us. They can be your differentiator in a crowded, chaotic, commoditized marketplace. That's because your story is unique. No one else has your founding myth, your organization's DNA.

Staffingtalk
03/05/2015
Employee Engagement And Retention A

Employee engagement, retention, and culture. Those are the biggest issues facing American employers today, according to the just-released Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work ;one of the largest-ever studies of talent trends ever undertaken. The study includes research from over 3,300 companies representing 106 countries around the world.

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