Adam Brown, (BS/AD ’94) was CCI’s 2015 Advertising Alumnus of the Year. He is executive strategist for Salesforce, named the World’s Most Innovative Company for the past four years by Forbes. He and his teams develop the world’s leading marketing, sales and analytics tools used by hundreds of thousands of companies around the world. Adam is also co-host of the SocialPros.com Podcast with best-selling author Jay Baer. The show was named best podcast/audio series of 2015 by the Content Marketing Association and is downloaded or streamed over 70,000 times a month.
Before joining Salesforce in 2013, Adam was Executive Director of Social Media at Dell, which was named the #2 global social media brand by Altimeter Group and the #1 global social media brand by Trendstream during his time at Dell. Prior to Dell, Adam spent four years creating and leading the Office of Digital & Social Media at The Coca-Cola Company and eight years at global public relations agency Ketchum, where he was Vice President and Director of eKetchum, Ketchum’s digital media development and viral marketing strategy group. Adam has won numerous awards for his work including four PRSA Silver Anvil Awards and a National PRSA Best of Show Award. Adam has been a member of CCI’s Board of Visitors since 2012.