Keynote Speaking

Looking for a speaker to help your audience take advantage of the endless opportunity of our new digital world? Neil has presented in front of audiences across North America, numbering from hundreds to thousands.  Let’s talk.

Workshops & Bootcamps

Bring your team together for a customized workshop, built around your organizational goals.  Attendees will leave with more than newfound knowledge and inspiration and an action plan for continuing the momentum when they return to their desks.

In-Company Events & Meetings

Add an element of education to your next meeting or corporate event.  Previous audiences have ranged from volunteer organizations to advisory boards.  Sessions can be customized to meet the duration and topic that best fits the event.

Recent Topics

The Age of Digital Storytelling:

Storytelling is nothing new; in fact, it has been a common theme of human civilizations for thousands of years.  Learn how your organization must adapt in order to tell better stories, hear the stories being told about you already, and empower customers to get involved in the narrative of your brand.

The Social Organization

Studies have demonstrated that conversations with colleagues are the #1 source of new knowledge within organizations. Learn how to leverage that power of social tools within your organization in order to break down silos, increase collaboration, and ensure optimal communication between business units.

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About Neil

With a background combining formal training in education with extensive expertise in social media, web analytics and digital marketing, Neil Bearse is able to bridge the gap between technology and business – delivering a talk that is, at once, informative, inspiring and entertaining.

His pioneering work to market the music of independent artists online and through word-of-mouth channels like podcasting and blogging led to him representing artists from across North America, and the incorporation of his marketing consulting company TWOSIX.TWO. His grassroots campaign that placed an independent band’s single on the iTunes charts in 16 countries worldwide has been cited as one of the first crowdsourced social marketing campaigns to gain worldwide traction.

An active consultant and speaker, his list of current and former clients includes WestJet, SaskTel, Kidrobot, Starbucks Canada, Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. He is frequently featured as an expert in social media and digital marketing for major media outlets including Bloomberg, CBC, CTV, the Globe & Mail and The National Post. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of, a quickly growing social network for music fans around the world.

Neil has four times been selected as a guest speaker for Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Symposium; including the inaugural event in Mexico City in 2010. Bearse also teamed with former Yahoo! Canada General Manager Kerry Munro for a seven-city Canadian speaking tour, teaching managers and executives how to better leverage digital communications and social media.

In addition to the role of Associate Director, Marketing at Queen’s School of Business, Bearse is a regular contributor to the School’s world-renowned executive education programs, with experience teaching on Queen’s Marketing Program, Queen’s Executive Program and Queen’s MBA Programs across North America. In 2013, he led the team responsible for launching QSB Insight; a publishing platform dedicated to sharing the research and knowledge generated by QSB with the global business world.