Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD.
Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. HARO’s tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something”, proves over and over again to be true, as thousands of new members join at helpareporter.com each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc.
Peter is the founder of ShankMinds: Breakthrough, an online community of business professionals from around the world who come together to give and get advice, increase their business, and improve their lives.
Peter is the author of five books: Faster Than Normal, Unlocking the Gifts of the ADHD Brain (TarcherPerigee, 2017), Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015), Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration is in (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013), Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech, 2010) and Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work And Why Your Company Needs Them (Wiley and Sons, 2006) and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide.
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