Digital Marketing Speaker Alison Knott

Inspiring audiences to do more with what they already have through high-energy humour

Are your members asking for webinars that help them do more with their digital marketing without being technical?

Running a conference and want a woman in marketing who keeps audiences engaged and laughing instead of thumbing through their phones?

Does your cohort want a guest expert that tells it like it is, answer any AMA thrown at them, AND give plenty of take-home goodies?

Then you need to book Alison Knott, pronto!

Helping your audience grow their business, while laughing their asses off doing it.

Alison K (Alison Knott) is an international speaker who uses the world’s weirdest analogies to make digital marketing make sense. Her presentations are an unusual blend of high-octane enthusiasm and actionable how-tos, because when learning makes you laugh, it sticks.

Alison supports brands putting good into the world with marketing consulting and training that’s ethical, manageable and effective. Ethical marketing is Alison’s activism; she throws all her expertise in SEO, email marketing, UIUX, design, customer research and content optimization behind it, to help caring businesses reach more people and do more good.

In addition to running her own B2B marketing consultancy and public speaking, Alison has held teaching positions at NSCAD University and NSCC IT Campus, mentoring hundreds of students about design and the web. A proud queer woman in tech, Alison produced Atlantic Canada's first WordPress conference and Meetup. She also mentors emerging female and gender-diverse designers and marketers.

Years of being the extroverted, energetic, geeky kid have paid off. Now it’s your turn to find out what happens when geeky meets cheeky meets strategy meets committed social consciousness.

Business Conference Keynote

"We’re so happy we chose Alison K to kicked off our small business conference. Her energy and humour had the audience laughing and learning first thing in the morning. As promised, Alison delivered an accessible blend of action items and marketing wisdom anyone could benefit from, no matter what stage of business they were at. We wholeheartedly recommend having her start (or end) your event, because her passion for thriving online truly energizes a crowd."

- Michelle Champniss, Executive Director,
Sackville Business Association

Custom Workshop Series Via Zoom

"We approached Alison K to create a custom series on Google Analytics for museum professionals and we were absolutely delighted with the results! Alison’s enthusiasm made for really engaging sessions. Participants were able to take what they learned in the sessions and apply it directly to their work! A wonderful experience all around!"

- Brendan Cull, Content Creation & Technology Manager
Ottawa Museum Network

Will your audience fall asleep during a session with Alison K? No way:

"Members at our coworking space enjoyed Alison K's energenic talk on audience research. You know it was well received when some stayed to continue a discussion on the topic instead of hurrying back to their desks. The talk created a moment for founders to share their experiences, and that's what our space is all about!"
- Aleema Khan, Community Manager,
Huddle Sharespace, Scarborough

“Alison K gave a marketing essentials workshop to one of our Grow Now cohorts, which is a virtual accelerator targeted at female-led tech companies. What we appreciated about her content was how it applied across the different industries and stages of growth that makes our cohort unique. Her delivery was warm and enthusiastic, which makes a big difference when you want concepts to stick and resonate. Alison also provided hands-on activities that helped participants think about the purpose behind their marketing, before getting too far into tactics. She is as advertised!”

-Tamasha Fernando, Project Lead, Center For Women In Business

"We had the pleasure of Alison speak to our Digital Skills for Women+ cohort, a program for women and gender diverse folks looking to learn about the tech industry. Alison’s vibrant presentation on SEO was informative and in-depth while simultaneously clear and accessible to a group of beginners. She engaged the participants throughout, instantly connecting with them and made them feel seen. And the most incredible part - she did this all virtually! Five stars!"

- Ila Jay, Project Coordinator with Digital Skills for Women+

"You think webinars are boring? Then you haven’t had the pleasure of participating in one of Alison’s presentations. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and her advice is always actionable. So get inspired, get practical, and get solutions from the remarkable Alison Knott."

- Elijah van der Giessen, TechSoup Connect BC Chapter

“Out of the 30 incredible speakers we have hosted this semester, Alison K had to be one of the best we had brought an unmatched energy into her presentation, it only made me want to listen more. Her presentation was simple, digestible and honestly, inspiring for all our creative students.”

- Adam Khamis,
Project Coordinator, Skills, Development and Training,
Saint Mary's University Entrepreneurship Centre

"We had Alison K present a number of seminars to our members about online marketing during the pandemic. Her content is accessible and actionable, with fruitful Q&A sessions. We appreciate Alison's energy and ability to tailor the presentations to the audience."
- Nick Fry, Manager Business Development, Tourism Nova Scotia

"Alison K delivered seminars and webinars for both our own members and programming partners across the province. Her blend of humour, expertise and genuine enthusiasm really resonates with audiences. Her professionalism as a speaker has made it easy for us to plan events both in advance and short notice. We highly recommend Alison K!”
- Digital Nova Scotia

“Alison K brings an infectious energy and deep honesty to her presentation - it’s certainly refreshing. She has a knack for breaking down a complex topic into easily digestible parts for her audience.”
- Anne You, Faculty, NSCC Ivany

"Alison delivered one of the most entertaining and informative webinars to our group of small independent business owners that I've ever attended! Full of effective and doable, digital marketing tips without the jargon and overwhelm. Super accessible with so many actionable takeaways for small business owners. Highly recommend!”
- Melanie Little, vLife CEO & Co-founder

Marketing podcast guest appearances

Other speaking appearances

SEO Brunch, Craft East Buyer's Expo, NetSquared Vancouver, Tourism Nova Scotia, Digital Nova Scotia, Ignite Labs, Digital Skills For Women, Atlantic Technology Summit, WordPress North East (UK), Boston, Web Unleashed, Truro & Colchester Chamber Of Commerce, Social Media Day Halifax, BlogJam Atlantic, WordCamp Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa

Digital marketing presentations and workshops your audience will love. Especially if they're into bad puns.

Known as everyone's favourite hyperactive marketing nerd, Alison K enables your audience to achieve marketing in a way that feels good to them. Armed with humour and insight, she leaves attendees stoked that they attended your event and ready to take action.

Sure, she's known to swear on stage. Or make a business metaphor using farts. But that's because she's the genuine deal that embodies effective marketing that turns heads and gets brands noticed.

Don't you want someone like her inspiring your audience instead of some safe snooze-fest, anyway?

Of course you do! Here's a selection of topics she covers:


Alison K at Social Media Day Halifax 2023. Photo Credit: Ashley Field

Get Outta Your Own Butt: easy audience research for awesome content (signature talk)

The list seems endless in terms of what you have to put online to get the attention of your ideal audience. Butt… what the hell should you actually spend time and creative energy on? Join Alison K, everyone’s favourite hyperactive marketer, as she shows you the magical world of *~Audience Research~*. Reverse-engineer what your customers and clients crave, and start creating marketing content in a sustainable way. It’s time to stop throwing spaghetti at the walls, and instead:

  • Save creation time with research
  • Escape the “what the hell do I create next” trap
  • Explore free and low-cost ways to truly understand what your audience values
  • Uncover ways to collaborate with other brands to amplify your own brand growth

Marketing When You Give A Damn: how to create audience growth ethically and sustainability

Tired of traditional marketing strategies that prioritize profits over values? Dive into the world of ethical marketing and explore how you can create audience growth while staying true to your values. Marketing can be challenging when your goals extend beyond simply selling products or services.

This session focuses on four essential aspects of ethical marketing: honesty, transparency, social responsibility, and permission-based approaches.

Search Intent: the key to successful SEO (and digital marketing)

If you feel SEO is only about pleasing the Google Gods - think again!

Alison K breaks down what search intent really means from a customer attraction perspective. Plus, how understanding the fundamentals of search fits into marketing and sales funnels.

This is not the jargony SEO talk you were expecting. But it is the marketing insight you really need to attract people who don’t know about your brand… yet.

Top 4 Free or Low-Cost Ways to Get Your Online Presence in Order

There’s plenty of low-hanging fruit to be had in getting your online presence in order. Get a clear understanding of which tactics are best for your business and how to take immediate action. The tactics reviewed in this webinar are:

  • Google My Business
  • Newsletters
  • Social Media Automation
  • Website Auditing

Lead Magnet Magic

Turn your under performing lead magnet into the MVP it was meant to be. This turbo-charged strategy session looks at multiple aspects of your lead magnet – how people find it, how to convince them to sign up, and what happens after they do.

By the time you’re done, you’ll know exactly:

  • What you need to communicate the true value of your lead magnet
  • How to promote it across different marketing channels
  • How to measure results in a simple but effective way aligned with your goals

8 Step Traffic Growth Approach (interactive workshop)

Want to attract prospects who are already thinking about your products or services? Wondering how SEO, social media and newsletters work together to bring leads?

Participants are lead through an 8-step process that turns existing content into website traffic magnets. Complete with tips, tricks and treats to save time and generate content ideas.

How to Grow Awareness by Leveraging the Audiences of Others

You wrote the post, designed the one-sheet, tabulated the data, or created a compelling case study. But how do you get it in front of more eyeballs? Alison K will go over the power of audience research and how reaching out to other brands boosts awareness!

Alison Knott looking down

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