"Hands down, one of the smartest, most insightful people I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Dave has the unique ability to bring the audience perspective, coupled with cultural influence, and business initiative to the very point where great creative campaigns are born. Creative teams respect him, account people appreciate him, and clients hang on his every word."
"What I appreciate the most about David is that despite his many years of working with multi-million dollar companies, he has no ego. And, through thoughtful questions, deep listening, and "out of the box" thinking, he is able to easily get what I'm doing and who I am. He distills information quickly and has added tremendous value to the message of my small business. Thank you, David."
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"I'm 100% confident that I've never worked with a marketer who can simplify an idea in a way that is as approachable and meaningful as David Weaver. I've had the good fortune of seeing David with our client partners and watching as they sat, enthralled, with an almost childlike glee at what David had articulated about their brand.
David is an outstanding presenter who creates drama while bringing his audience along for the enjoyable ride. It's hard to be in a room with David, in a meaningful discussion, without leaning in - he has that sort of command of strategic thought and ideas.
It's been a treat for me to work side-by-side with David. He's made me a smarter thinker and marketer as a result."
Founder of Goff + Marketing
AccessCMO’s Founder is David Weaver, a strategic planner, a relentless self-experimenter, provocateur, long-time TEDster, and...according to many, "a darn nice guy."
Realizing a more contemporary and cost-effective solution in today’s marketplace was needed, David founded AccessCMO with an eye towards giving startups and growing companies a better solution to their increasing marketing needs.
A native Iowan, and a 30-plus year advertising and marketing veteran, David has conceived and implemented marketing programs and advertising campaigns that have done more than win gold EFFIEs for effectiveness and a Cannes Gold Lion for creativity, but also differentiated companies in ways that drastically built brands and sales.
With over thirty years of experience directing strategy for some of the most respected and innovative companies in the world, David’s worked with a wide variety of clients, from technology (Samsung, HP, T-Mobile), automobiles (Nissan, Infiniti), sports (the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fox Sports Network), travel and tourism (American Airlines, Washington State Department of Tourism), and traditional packaged goods (Nestle, Hot Pockets.)
David has spoken on the TED Mainstage in 2010, TEDActive in 2011, at TEDxPhoenix and TEDxOmaha in 2010, and at TEDxSMU in 2010. David has also spoken at the SXSW conference in 2017, and has been an Effie judge multiple times.
David prides himself on marrying metropolitan-city trained talent with authenticity and genuine Heartland values.
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