John Davis’s career spans the academic and business worlds. He has spoken around the world at top conferences, including TEDx, GlobalBrandForum, World Knowledge Forum, BrandFinance Annual Forum, and the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He is the best-selling author of several business and marketing books, translated into multiple languages, including: Sports Marketing-Creating Long Term Value (©2013 Edward Elgar UK); The Olympic Games Effect-How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands (2nd edition ©2012; 1st edition ©2008 Wiley); Competitive Success: How Branding Adds Value (©2010 Wiley); Magic Numbers for Sales Management (©2007 Wiley); Measuring Marketing: 110+ Key Metrics Every Marketer Needs (2nd edition ©2013; 1st edition ©2006 Wiley); Magic Numbers for Consumer Marketing (©2005 Wiley). He is also a contributing author to Fast Track to Success-Marketing (FT Prentice Hall 2009).
Currently, John is Dean-Global MBA & MGB at SP Jain, where he helped lead it to #68 in the Financial Times rankings of the world’s top business schools after being unranked prior to his tenure. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, where he received the BAC Teaching Award. He was honored as the 'Best Professor of Marketing' by Asia’s Best B-School Awards. His academic experience also includes serving as Department Chair of Marketing Communication and Professor of Marketing at Emerson College, and Professor of Marketing Practice and Director of the Centre for Marketing Excellence at Singapore Management University, where he was honored as 'The Most Inspiring Teacher'. He also teaches at the International Olympic Academy in Greece and in executive education programs with faculty from University of Chicago, INSEAD, Emory, Wharton, Munich Business School, and the European Business School for many of the world’s most respected companies.
Prior to academia John led national and global marketing organizations within Fortune 1000 companies including: Nike, Informix, and Transamerica, and was an award-winning entrepreneur. He is regularly interviewed by global media including: CNBC, BBC, MSNBC, ChannelNews Asia, Bloomberg, New York Times, and more. John is Chairman of Brand New View (www.brandnewview.com), a firm that provides strategic advice to senior executives, and he is a member of the board of several ventures.
Industry Expertise (10)
Sport - Amateur
Sport - Professional
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (2)
Creating Competitive Success Branding
Sports & Profitable Loyalty
Received Best Professor of Marketing Award (professional)
The Best Professor of Marketing Honor was awarded by CMO Asia in 2010
Dean's Teaching Honors (professional)
Given to the top 20 faculty.
The Distinguished Teaching/Most Inspiring Teacher Award (professional)
Given by Singapore Management University to its top faculty.
Columbia University: MBA 1990
Stanford University: BA, Political Science 1983
Columbia University Business School: MBA, Business 1990
Stanford University: BA, Political Science 1983
- Stanford University Alumni Association
- Columbia Business School Alumni Association
- American Marketing Association
Peter Yao, Executive Director | TEDx Five Star Square
"I should say 'Great!' first! Thank you so much"
Chungyeol Lee, Yonsei University | World Knowledge Forum
“Superb insights that help companies and nations create distinction.”
Maria del Mar Velasco , Vice President, Learning, Entreprepreneurs Organization (EO) | Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Tokyo
“John was a standout. Very engaging and well-informed.”
Liu Tingan Liu Tingan , President | China Life Insurance (Overseas) Co China Life Insurance (Overseas) Co
“We really loved your talk and your good sense of humor.”
Tavia Thomas, Co-Chair | American Marketing Association
"You were FANTASTIC!!! What an AWESOME way to start off the conference. The feedback we received from audience members was great - they loved you and the info you presented! We would be happy to blubber on and on about you! :)"
Richard ZHENG , Brand Director | Harvest Fund Management
“What a great presentation you provided, it’s amazing!”
Event Appearances (7)
The Stateless Brand
Competitive Success: The New Paradigm of Brand Leadership for Achieving Growth
International Conference on Brand Management Hong Kong
Branding Through Sports Marketing
World Knowledge Forum Seoul
The Olympic Games Effect
Beijing Olympics Summit Taipei
The Impact Of Sports Marketing And Sponsorship On Corporate And National Brand Building: The Development Of The Olympic Brand And The Olympic Games In The Modern Era
Lausanne Sports Management Conference ‘Bridging Research and Practice’ Lausanne
The Five Ambassadors of Leadership
Entrepreneurs Organization Tokyo
The Olympic Games Effect-How Value is Created for the Olympics and its Sponsors
BrandFinance Annual Forum 2012 London, England
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance