Please enter your username and password below to add this speaker to your folio.

Philip Kotler
Illinois, USA
Speaker Fee Range SPEAKING FEE RANGE ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
Book This Core Agency Speaker BOOK PHILIP KOTLER
Philip Kotler
Illinois, USA
$30,000 to $50,000
Email Core Agency Book Philip Kotler
  • Known as “the father of modern marketing” and “the world's foremost expert on the strategic practice of marketing.”
  • Thought leader in the field of marketing, having developed numerous new concepts with over 150 articles and 58 books published.
  • Author of seminal textbook Marketing Management, the world's most widely used graduate level textbook in marketing.
  • The S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, considered one of the best business schools in the United States.

In the field of marketing, Philip Kotler has distinguished himself on many levels. He is an innovative thought leader, a revered educator, an accomplished author of over 50 books, well-traveled speaker, social activist, and trusted consultant to the world’s most recognized corporate brands. He is hailed by Management Centre Europe as "the world's foremost expert on the strategic practice of marketing." He has consulted for companies including IBM, General Electric, AT&T, Honeywell, Bank of America, and Merck in the areas of marketing strategy and planning, marketing organization and international marketing.

Today, Kotler is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kellogg was voted the “Best Business School” for six years in Business Week’s survey of U.S. business schools. It is also rated the “Best Business School for the Teaching of Marketing.” Kotler has significantly contributed to Kellogg’s success through his many years of research and teaching there, since 1962.

Kotler is the author of Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, and Control (1967). The seminal textbook is now in its 15th edition and considered to be the definitive treatment of the discipline; it is the world's most widely adopted textbook in graduate schools of business. In 2016 he became an advisor to The Marketing Journal, an online website dedicated to sharing insights and next practices in marketing. Though an economist by training, he is also known for his work in the field of political science, as he acknowledges the “disturbing interaction between Capitalism, our economic system, and Democracy, our political system.” His latest book, published in 2016, is titled Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future.

Philip KotlerMy presentations address our economic, political, and marketing systems: how they work, affect our lives, and how their performance can be improved.

CORE Agency What do you want people to learn/take away from your presentations and what types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

Philip Kotler
My presentations address our economic, political, and marketing systems: how they work, affect our lives, and how their performance can be improved. My work on capitalism and democracy is designed to help people - who have not thought much on how our economic and political systems function - to become inspired about learning more and discussing key ideas with others.

Almost anyone with an interest in marketing and global politics will benefit from my presentations, but I suspect that the middle class will derive the most benefit since they are in the best position to encourage discussion and debate. I think that lifelong learners especially will derive some pleasure in moving through my arguments and debating them as well.

Though my recent books focus mainly on events in the U.S., my main messages extend and are easily tailored to a much more global audience. I have been giving presentations abroad for over 40 years. My most frequently visited countries have been Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Korea, and Mexico.


Partial Client List

    AT&T Wireless
    SBC Communications

    Cenus Technologies
    Lotus Development Corp.
    Nortel Networks

    Financial Services:
    First American National Bank
    JP Morgan
    Northwestern Mutual

    Paper & Forest Products:
    Champion International
    Papel e Celulose
    Weldwood of Canada

    Bayer Pharmaceuticals
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Malinckrodt Veterinary

    Amoco Chemical
    Shell Chemical

    Boots Contract Manufacturing
    Ford Motor Company
    Grupo Industrial Saltillo
    Levi Strauss & Co.

    SAS Airlines


Marketing principles are only as effective as the people who apply them. Philip Kotler combines his expertise in marketing with an expertise in training. He works with clients to develop training programs that are industry-specific and tailored to their unique needs in order to deliver high quality programs that are practical, relevant, and designed to deliver meaningful results.

Kotler’s programs include Mapping Marketing Consequences, in which Kotler works with companies to determine customized marketing competencies in order to guide development in areas like career development and succession planning; Value-Based Marketing, which is a consulting program intended to help clients (especially B2B suppliers) present a solid “business case” for their products; and Marketing Training, which are designed to help clients accomplish marketing and sales objectives with the ultimate goal of improving business performance.

As Kotler says, “Marketing is a learning game.” With Kotler’s teachings, clients will learn concrete strategies to help them achieve and succeed.

Marketing principles are only as effective as the people who apply them. Kotler Institute combines its expertise in marketing with an expertise in training. He works with clients to develop training programs that are tailored specifically to their unique needs in order to deliver a high quality program that is practical, relevant and is designed to deliver meaningful results.

Mapping Marketing Competencies

Companies today want to apply more business discipline to developing and evaluating their marketing personnel. In response, Kotler Marketing Group works with clients to define and develop marketing competencies customized to their business and organizational needs.

Armed with a well-defined set of marketing competencies, companies and individual employees are able to guide decision-making in the following areas:

  • Job Performance: What are the specific skills that marketing personnel need to be successful? How do these skills vary across businesses, job functions and grade levels?
  • Career Development: What marketing skills do individuals need to master to advance their careers?
  • Recruitment & Selection: What marketing skills and experiences should potential employees exhibit?
  • Succession Planning: What is the right progression of responsibilities and skills within an organization?

    Ultimately, an effective set of competencies offers individual contributors and managers a roadmap of where people are going in the organization. Employees can create their own path by choosing which skills to master over time, and then work with their managers to create that path. This helps motivate employees and reduce turn-over. It also allows managers to see their organization from the point of view of their employees. It can also help streamline the review process.

    Value-Based Marketing

    For nearly two decades Kotler Marketing Group has worked with leading companies to solve marketing and sales challenges. We specialize in helping B2B suppliers – from the Global 1000 to startups – implement a value-based sales and marketing approach. Our suite of consulting and training services is designed to help clients:

  • Defend their pricing, and
  • Accelerate sales
  • Training front-line personnel on how to articulate the value of their offering.

    B2B suppliers face intense, challenging sales environments and their sales people need the skills to accelerate the sales cycle and defend pricing and margins. Our sales training and negotiation programs can be integrated with our clients’ existing training programs and are designed to leverage the investment made in sales tools and other forms of collateral. Our programs are industry-specific and can be delivered on-site at client facilities.

    Marketing Training

    Marketing and sales strategies are only as effective as the people who implement them. That is why training is an integral part of any company’s effort to achieve marketing and sales excellence.

    Other Marketing Program Topics:

  • Business Marketing
  • Consumer Marketing
  • New Product Development
  • Innovation
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Planning


    Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future
    An examination by the 'father of modern marketing' into how well a long cherished product (democracy) is satisfying the needs of its consumers (citizens), bringing conversation and solutions on how we can all do our bit to bring about positive change.

    At a time where voting systems are flawed, fewer vote, major corporations fund campaigns and political parties battle it out, democracies are being seriously challenged and with that the prospects of a better world for all.

    Philip Kotler identifies 14 shortcomings of today’s democracy and proposes potential remedies whilst encouraging readers to join the conversation, exercise their free speech and get on top of the issues that affect their lives regardless of nationality or political persuasion.

    Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System
    With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic model emerged triumphant. Capitalism--spanning a spectrum from laissez faire to authoritarian--shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations. But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer. In the U.S., Europe, and Japan, economic growth has slowed down. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; natural resources are exploited for short-term profit; and good jobs are hard to find.

    With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more. Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Movements toward shared prosperity and a higher purpose are reinvigorating companies large and small, while proposals abound on government policies that offer protections without stagnation. Kotler identifies the best ideas, linking private and public initiatives into a force for positive change. Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism--that works for all.

    Exclusive Interview Philip Kotler
    “When the two political parties running the American government are stuck in gridlock and refuse to work together on the mounting problems the nation faces...something is terribly wrong in America. ”

    In this interview, Dr. Philip Kotler discusses:
    • How big money in politics is destroying democracy in the U.S.
    • Restructuring our election processes to boost participation.
    • Ways to reduce the growing income gap and save a troubled economic system.

    Daymond John
    Marketing and branding expert Daymond John drew his inspiration and his first successes from the hip-hop scene in his native community of Hollis, Queens, New…
    Joan Lunden
    Award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor, Joan Lunden has been one of the nation’s most trusted voices and personalities for over 30 years. The author…
    Ty Pennington
    Television show host, designer, model, writer. Born on October 19, 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia. Known for his enthusiasm, creativity, and good looks, Ty Pennington is…
    Gabor George Burt
    As an expert on overstepping boundaries, Gabor George Burt helps companies expand and succeed by teaching them how to eliminate perceived limitations. He provides an…
    Marian Wright Edelman
    Marian Wright Edelman has been a pivotal force of justice within the last half century. As founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, she has been…
    Robert Herjavec
    One of North America’s most respected businessmen, Robert Herjavec is most recognized for his role as a dragon on Canada’s Dragon’s Den and a shark…
    Michio Kaku
    One of the most renowned scientific figures alive today, Dr. Michio Kaku is widely acclaimed in two separate areas. In pure science, Dr. Kaku is…
    Joseph Grenny
    Social scientist Joseph Grenny uses his cutting edge research on leadership practices, influence, and human behavior to boost business productivity and foster high performing work…
    Jeremy Rifkin
    Author of 19 books which are available in more than 35 languages, leading futurist thinker Jeremy Rifkin's works are required reading in a multitude of…


    “The retreat was extraordinary, professional, and personable. Everyone is still raving about it. They said it was the best experience of their lifetime. And, I would have to agree. I most certainly hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.”
    YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
    YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
    “I'm extremely impressed with your speakers bureau's follow-through, responsiveness and willingness to understand our needs so that he could match the best speakers with what we are looking for. I will definitely work with you again in the future. Thank you for all that you did to help us create an exceptional learning experience for our attendees.”
    American Society of Association Executives
    American Society of Association Executives
    “Everyone at your speakers bureau was incredibly attentive and easy to work with; you have been a conference organizer's dream!”
    ABS Capital Partners
    ABS Capital Partners
    “Our event was what I would call 'over the top'... The survey results were at 92% very favorable. The speakers formed such a good relationship with myself and others at the conference. I am confident we will bring them back to do more. I will definitely contact you when we are in need of additional services. You have been the best!”
    American Express
    American Express
    “Our speakers were absolutely outstanding and top class. Once again, thank you for making this happen for us. You have been outstanding and the best speakers bureau we have ever worked with!”
    “This has been one of the most outstanding speaker agencies I have had in my 25+ years in the hospitality industry. They have helped my company secure speakers for years to the delight of my attendees. They have secured high profile speakers, even within the confines of a tight turnaround and an even tighter budget. I recommend their services without hesitation. They are truly leaders in their profession looking out for their clients: excellent is all I can say!”
    “My Account Executive was able to work within my quick turn around time and price limitations to find the perfect speaker for the job. Although I thought finding and booking a speaker for our sales meeting would be the most difficult part of the planning process, your agency made it the easiest.”
    Ales Group USA, Inc.
    Ales Group USA, Inc.
    “Our Account Executive was a pleasure to work with to arrange our keynote presenter for the Sustainable Brands Sydney Conference. He was swift to respond and his communication was always clear. If I am looking for international speakers, I will think of SPEAKING.com in future.”
    Sustainable Brands
    Sustainable Brands
    “Finding the appropriate speaker for an event is a challenge. Your stellar speakers agency made the process extremely easy. I would recommend your agency to anyone.”
    Mercury University
    Mercury University
    “It was an extreme pleasure to work with our account rep. She was friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about all their speakers. She made the process simple. I cannot begin to put into words the impact that our speaker had on our audience. People are still taking about his presentation and his program set a standard on all diversity programs.”
    FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    “Our agent was great to work with. Very easy to reach when needed and promptly returned messages. Thank you for making our event such a big success, we are looking forward to working with you again soon!”
    American Lung Association
    American Lung Association
    “SPEAKING.com / Core Agency were very helpful in every way possible. I would recommend them to others and we will most definitely secure all our future conference speakers through them again.”
    Babcock & Wilcox
    Babcock & Wilcox
    “Working with your speakers agency on our training projects during the year proved to be a great business choice. I felt that my account reps were always around when I needed them, willing to help and listen. They showed flexibility when it was required and were reliable and dependable. ”
    KPMG, Europe
    KPMG, Europe
    “My account executive was very professional as well as patient with us. The entire experience of working with your agency was cordial and professional, with attention to all the, sometimes complicated, important details.”
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    “Your speakers bureau was a tremendous resource for the NHL as we planned and executed our NHL Club Business Meetings. Their assistance with securing our keynote was invaluable. They provided detailed information in a timely manner which was crucial to the success of the event. The execution was seamless! ”
    National Hockey League
    National Hockey League
    “Our account rep was fantastic; he is very responsive, handled registration for our speaker, submitted the contract and invoice quickly - so easy to work with. Thank you!”
    “Everyone at your speakers agency were professional and helpful throughout the process, making it easy to book, communicate, and prepare for our event.”
    Hewlett Packard
    Hewlett Packard
    “I will certainly recommend to others that they contact you for guest speakers in the future. It was a pleasure working with you as well. We all appreciate your professionalism and exemplary service.”
    “I just wanted to send a quick follow-up note to say – THANK YOU! I appreciate your partnership, and perseverance in helping us to find the right speaker for our group. Our speaker was absolutely excellent! The group loved him; it was perfect.”
    DeVry Education Group
    DeVry Education Group
    “SPEAKING.com does a wonderful job! Our AE always responds promptly and is very professional, thank you!”
    “Our client rep was a pleasure to work with. He was well organized and kept me updated every step of the way. The level of professionalism and the quality of the materials received were excellent. I will be in touch for future speakers!”
    “Once again our agent did an outstanding job. Not only did he provide me with a number of options for potential speakers but he helped with seeing who was available, when they could speak, and getting everything done in a timely fashion. I look forward to working with him again.”
    Auburn University
    Auburn University
    “I so appreciated my representative for his responsiveness and for the ease with which I could communicate with him. This was my first time having to secure the talent for our program myself, and I could not have asked for a better experience with your speakers agency.”
    Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
    Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
    “Working with your speakers bureau has been a pleasure. Everyone on your team was extremely responsive and informative, and really helped us to customize our event. I will be sure to reach out to your agency again in the future with any speaker needs that I may have.”
    The Advisory Board Company
    The Advisory Board Company
    “Our Account Executive is an extraordinary person. Always available, very kind and funny. Eager to help and always quick to respond. I have so much fun working with him. A very delightful experience. I hope continue working together for years to come!”
    Credicorp Bank
    Credicorp Bank
    Core: the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.
    Contact Us