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Current Speaking Topics

  • Social Selling – Proven methodologies for enterprise sales organizations to optimize their social media presence, build authority and trust via social media, and drive referrals and sales.
  • Consumer Buying Journey – Companies have struggled to adopt to new media and are seeing their marketing and sales suffer. This session educates your corporate leadership on how their buyers’ behaviors are changing so that there’s buy-in to new-media adoption.
  • Content Marketing – Content production is labor and time-intensive but your organization continues to struggle to see the return on investment. This speech helps your content team set goals and build a world-class content library that is superior to your competitors and drives engagement and response.
  • Marketing Stack – What is the elusive holy grail of marketing technology platforms? How do you determine what to purchase, how much to budget, and how to implement an omnichannel strategy that increases the return on investment while reducing the resources needed to operate it.


The speed of digital media and marketing technology continues to accelerate, making it difficult for businesses and marketing departments to adjust, adapt, and build success. Resources are finite while the number of channels and mediums continue to grow.

My programs are customized for the audience to understand and implement changes immediately in their digital marketing strategy. The goal is to not add work to your team’s plate, it’s to help them build efficiency and effectiveness utilizing their current toolset.


You can’t expect the level of excitement of your audience to be greater than your own. Richie Norton

Let’s face it. The majority of conference speeches and presentations put you to sleep before you can pick up anything useful. What if you could be entertained and actually benefit from listening to your next marketing speaker?

That’s why businesses, universities, and associations have Douglas Karr speak to them.

Recent Speeches and Presentations

  • Indiana University
    Educate finance and business leaders and educators on the changing customer journey.
  • American Marketing Association
    Educate marketers on consumer purchase behavior and omnichannel marketing.
  • Meltwater
    Public relations professionals on the impact of content on the customer journey.
  • Social Media Marketing World
    Dispell the myths of influencer marketing and provide practical steps to succeed.
  • Webtrends Engage
    Enterprise adoption of content strategies and corporate blogging best practices.

Single Dad, Navy Vet, Marketer

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m a single father of two incredible children. My son, Bill, has graduated with a PhD in Math from the University of Illinois and is currently working as a Data Scientist at a young startup in Indianapolis. My daughter, Katherine, has graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations. My children are my greatest pride and accomplishment.

I am a Veteran of the United States Navy and a Veteran of Foreign War, having served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I was honorably discharged with an RE-R1 (highly recommended for retention) discharge and decorated with many awards, including a Navy Achievement Medal.

I started my career in the Newspaper Industry when the internet was still new, blessed to have worked for an early adopter. My career advanced from traditional database marketing, direct mail, subscriber acquisition and retention to digital media. I left the newspaper industry behind and started my career online. I was an early employee at ExactTarget (sold to Salesforce) and co-founder of Compendium (sold to Oracle).

In 2007, I opened my own agency – DK New Media. We did due diligence for $3 billion worth of acquisitions in the space and helped countless companies become successful – including SmartFocus, Angie’s List, GoDaddy, Chase Paymentech, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Compendium, and dozens of startups that we work with.

Not cheap, but I am easy

I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. Ron Burgundy

Travel takes me away from family and business, so I travel business class and I am paid well. I prepare for every presentation, tailor every speech to my audience, and I ensure that I always exceed expectations. The value I will bring you and your audience will exceed my speaker fees.

Contact me through DK New Media if you’d like to hire me for your next event.

My business is a Certified Veteran-Owned corporation.

  • Details
    • Business travel and accommodations paid in advance or paid for by the client
    • Full payment must be made prior to the event
    • I accept all major credit cards
  • Address
    47 South Meridian Street, Suite 200
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Phone Number
    (844) 356-3963
  • “Your presentation provided timely and critical essential information about how the new media is changing the customer journey. Attendees have responded, saying this was the best presentation the School has offered.” - Anna S. Rominger, Dean    
  • “Your knowledge of the new media and its influence is truly impressive.” - Anna S. Rominger, Dean    
  • “The strategies you suggested were important for all the organizations present. Even this business- minded audience who was torn by their need to return to work stayed in their seats throughout the presentation and enthusiastically asked strategic questions about your recommendations.” - Anna S. Rominger, Dean