Award-Winning Advertising Creative
He won many advertising awards during this time, including eight SouthStar Awards from the American Marketing Association/Direct Marketing Association (unique among advertising awards, the SouthStars are given - not just for creativity - but for increasing a company's return on investment). As a result, he was invited by four colleges (including: Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia State University, Portfolio Center, and the Savannah College of Art & Design) to teach advertising.
He accepted the opportunity offered by Georgia State University where,
Speaker - Storyteller - Innovation Consultant
Rob began his professional speaking career teaching the science of advertising with his workshop:
Create Advertising That Sells. With his clients demanding more programs, he developed keynote and motivational presentations in leadership, sales and customer service. Overtime, seeing his audiences' enjoyment of the creative thinking portions of his seminars, Rob developed his flagship motivational program:
The Innovator's Toolbox. Through his speeches, seminars, coaching and consultant work, Rob has helped hundreds of people understand how innovation works, how to use it to make their businesses more competitive, and how to develop a culture of creativity within a company.
A powerful storyteller, Rob's stories create vivid images in the minds of his listeners and readers. Whether it is for his speeches, articles, fiction or advertising, they convey memorable messages that inspire people to deal with their most difficult challenges and achieve their greatest dreams.
Rob is also a humorist. He is the winner of 10 humorous speaking contests. He has appeared at the Punchline Comedy Club. And, he has been a guest on more than 100 radio stations. He was even proclaimed the second funniest person in Georgia by Toastmasters International. He still delivers hilarious comedy roasts. Always good-natured and never mean-spirited, Rob's Roasts,
are a great way to honor someone for a birthday, retirement, or for tireless devotion to an organization.
Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on achievement, innovation, and leadership:
The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in more than 400 publications. Each month Rob explores the many aspects of motivating yourself and others, how to harness creative thinking and innovation for fun and fortune, and how to provide leadership using authenticity and emotional intelligence instead of the stick and carrot. Plus, he shows how to apply them in a competitive business environment.
Wilson has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today with his blog
The Main Ingredient. For an appreciation of the depth of understanding Rob has for achievement, innovation and leadership, please check out this collection of articles.
Rob is co-author of the wildly funny book: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America, an illustrated collection of witticisms taken from bathroom walls. He and his co-author Ken Frankel have appeared on more than 100 radio shows entertaining AM and PM drive audiences all over the United States and Canada.
Rob is the author of the humorous children's novel,
The Annoying Ghost Kid, which was optioned by Lead Lion motion picture company. It is a story about a ten year old boy, who is bullied by a ghost. As a children's author, Rob routinely visits elementary schools where he talks about the creative process, gives animated readings from his book, and teaches kids how to deal with bullies. For more information click on Author Visits.
Rob is also the author of the psychological thriller novel, ...and Never Coming Back. It is an exciting page-turner about a motion picture maker with a secret psychological problem that is so subtle only his wife can even suspect it, yet this very defect makes him the hottest director to hit Hollywood in decades.A Supporter Of The Community
Rob Wilson is a dynamic keynote speaker and humorist based in Atlanta, Georgia. His highly entertaining and interactive presentations on innovation, achievement, and leadership will inspire and motivate your audience to succeed. Delivering fun and laughter since 1997, Rob is a consummate professional who will make your meeting sensational. His high-energy and humorous talks have WOWed audiences in 35 states and Canada. Contact Rob to Jump Start Your Meeting today!
Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a professional speaker, a keynote speaker and humorist. And, he is a storyteller, a motivational speaker, an advertising speaker, an innovation speaker, a leadership speaker, a seminar speaker, a college speaker, a humorous speaker, and a lunch & learn speaker. Rob is also a writing and speaking coach. Plus, he is an advertising consultant, and an innovation consultant. Schedule a speech, a session, or a phone call with Rob today.