Marc Freedman is a visionary, futurist, and entrepreneur on the edge of the digital revolution. As a national authority, executive, speaker, and management consultant, Marc has helped clients develop innovative world-class growth engines through his Breakthrough Marketing practice.
Marc's specialty is the fast-paced intersection of business and consumer markets, marketing, technology, and community. He builds industries, architects ecosystems, and propels companies and innovation. He features select consulting areas in breakthrough marketing, digital and social media, Web 2.0 business, entertainment, and ecommerce.
Marc developed the leading personality and brand as your LinkDaddy on LinkedIn, the world's largest business network. He created several top LinkedIn networking, broadcast, seminar, and user-generated content properties. He was the 3rd most connected networker in the world on LinkedIn, which now has 500 million members.
Marc founded DallasBlue, a leading North Texas business network, with 35,000 members. He gives back to the community through DallasBlue events and resources and mentoring local entrepreneurs.
Marc is an activist for consumer rights. He founded the consumer watchdog site DiaRIAA and raised money for the EFF and other non-profits. He has presented to and consulted with the U.S. Senate, FBI, and FTC. He works with international, state, and local law enforcement in the area of Internet safety and child protection. He was featured in the lead story in the June 1 2005 Dallas Morning News business section for his work with the FBI.
Marc holds an MPPM from the Yale University School of Management and BS in computer science from MIT. An accomplished creative, Marc trained in the Screenwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama.