Ann Handley is a digital marketing and content expert, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and international keynote speaker.

Ann Handley’s Writing

Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of the books, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (co-authored with C.C. Chapman), and Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content . Her books are nationally acclaimed and have been translated into 19 different languages including Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Korean, and Italian. She has written for Entrepreneur magazine, the Wall Street Journal, IBM’s Think Marketing, Mashable, Inc. magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, and American Express.

Business and Social Media

As the world’s first Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, Ann Handley’s accolades include being named by IBM as one of the seven people who is shaping modern marketing, and Forbes considers her a top thought leader. She has over 420,000 followers on Twitter and is a LinkedIn influencer. She is considered one of the most influential marketers on social media and a digital marketing pioneer. Her company, MarketingProfs, is the leading training company when it comes to marketing, having over 600,000 subscribers. MarketingProfs trains marketers through its in-person and online education programs throughout the world. Its B2B Marketing Forum, for business-to-business marketers, is considered the premier forum for marketers. Her former company, ClickZ, which she sold in 2000, was one of the first sources of digital marketing information anywhere.

Ann Handley as a Keynote Speaker

Ann Handley is an engaging keynote speaker who mixes humor with her practical and applicable messages. She offers marketing insights with real-world ideas and examples, giving listeners practical examples and takeaways from her keynote speeches. She motivates her listeners and teach them how to shed their mediocrity while still be engaging and fun at the same time. She has been called the best speaker on the planet — and not just in marketing — by Joe Pulizzi, Founder of Content Marketing World.

Personal Fun Facts

Ann Handley lives in Boston, and somehow finds time to be a mom and a dog mom. She is a dog lover and fan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Her favorite author is E.B. White, and she considers herself a superfan of his work. Her office is a tiny house where she keeps her vintage typewriter collection and works on her latest writing. Fun fact: she is also a novice tap dancer. You can visit her website at

Want to meet Ann Handley? Come to the Content Marketing Conference in Boston April 21-23, 2020.

Maggie B. is a professional, multiple award-winning writer and editor of more than 30 books and more than a thousand articles. She earned her Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in creative writing at the University of Denver. She has written articles on science, pets, sustainability, hunting, technology, outdoors and recreation, food, writing, publishing, careers, and other topics. She is the publisher for Sky Warrior Books and Garnet Mountain Press.