Joe Pulizzi


Short Bio

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading educational organization for content marketing, which hosts the largest physical content marketing event, Content Marketing World. In 2014, Joe was honored with the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.

Joe is a highly sought after public speaker and a 5x author, including Killing Marketing, Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine.

After selling CMI in 2016, Joe spends his time with his wife and two teenage boys and actively fundraises for the Orange Effect Foundation, which he and his wife founded in 2014 to help children with speech disorders pay for therapy.

Joe loves the color orange and the city of Cleveland, where he’s an active ambassador to the city and a long-time season ticket holder of the Cleveland Browns.  You can find Joe on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

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Longer Bio (Never use. Only read if bored.)

Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and podcaster. He’s the founder of multiple startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading content marketing educational resource for enterprise brands, recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2014 and 2015. CMI is responsible for producing Content Marketing World, the largest content marketing event in the world (held every September in Cleveland, Ohio), as well as the leading content marketing magazine, Chief Content Officer. He began using the term “content marketing” back in 2001, now the fastest growing internet marketing industry. CMI also offers advisory services for innovative organizations such as HP, AT&T, CVS, LinkedIn, SAP, the Gates Foundation and many others.  Content Marketing Institute was sold in June, 2016 to Informa, the world’s largest business events company based out of London.

Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.  Joe’s third book, Epic Content Marketing was named one of “Five Must Read Business Books of the Year” by Fortune Magazine. His newest book, Killing Marketing was released in September 2017. His fourth book, Content Inc.has been a top direct marketing best-seller since September of 2015.  Joe has also co-authored two other books, Get Content Get Customers and Managing Content Marketing.  Joe has spoken at more than 400 locations in 18 countries advancing the practice of content marketing.  He’s delivered keynote speeches for events and organizations including SXSW, NAMM, Fortune Magazine’s Leadership Summit, Nestle, General Motors, Oracle, DuPont, SAP, HP and Dell.

Prior to 2018, Joe wrote one of the most influential content marketing blogs in the world, a column for and was a LinkedIn Influencer.  You could also hear Joe on his podcasts, “This Old Marketing” and “Content Inc.” . Joe stopped a number of these activities to focus on his family and the not-for-profit he founded, Orange Effect Foundation, which he and his wife founded in 2014 to help children with speech disorders pay for therapy.

If you ever meet him in person, he’ll be wearing orange.   You can find Joe on Twitter @JoePulizzi.


Joe receiving the John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award

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