Thomas R. Marks
Thomas R. Marks



I’m always amazed how people can say they were pleased to learn one new thing from someone’s keynote speech. Spend five minutes with Tom Marks and you’ll learn five new things.

Megan Decker
Mega Rentals, Inc.

As has been said, Thomas R. Marks is where sales and marketing thought leaders go for their thought leadership. Over the course of his more than four-decade career, Tom has counseled Fortune 500 Companies, and other organizations of all shapes and sizes, on the Disciplines of Market Leadership, how to use Critical Insight Selling™, his revolutionary selling approach that uses knowledge and insights to sell goods and services, and how to implement thought leadership positions into a company to distance themselves from the competition more decisively and with more dynamic narrative pitch flows and messaging.

Tom founded TMA+Peritus, a nationally recognized marketing consulting firm more than 35 years ago, and over time has worked with leading clients including McDonald’s, Foot Locker, Honeywell, Finish Line Sports, American Family Insurance, Rakuten OverDrive, Bombardier, Associated Bank, PowerSchool, FIS Global, California Avocado Commission, National Mango Board and countless others. Tom is the former President of the American Advertising Federation (Wisconsin Chapter), and with TMA+Peritus, is a 65 time winner of the American Advertising Awards.

Tom is the author of hundreds of articles, white papers and stories including Of Socrates, Plato & Aristotle: How Thought Leadership Drives Stronger Sales, Marketing & Ethics, How to Put the ROI in Your URL, The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: Lessons in Screwing-Up an Already Screwed-Up Mess and Is the Bankruptcy of Trust Diluting Brands.

Tom is also considered to be a master storyteller, understanding the art, science and neuroscience behind why storytelling increases both recall and recall accuracy in your sales messaging. His speeches and workshops are educational, insightful and bring practical and useful knowledge to any organization.

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Tom Marks is a true sales and marketing original and innovator. His speeches and workshops are intentionally designed to develop skills that are rarely taught today. From his Critical Insight Selling and Disciplines of Market Leadership to Tom’s take on corporate ethics and thought leadership, you’ll want to see and visit with Tom every chance you get.

Sharon Pertzborn-Jensen
American Advertising Federation