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Rob Talbot

Partner & CMO
Works with entertainment, e-commerce, real estate and technology companies to design and execute B2B and B2C integrated marketing programs that deliver aggressive growth.

About Rob Talbot

Rob is a Chief Outsiders CMO and passionate senior business strategist based in Laguna Beach, California. He delivers pragmatic and creative customer acquisition strategies to help Fortune 500, mid-sized and growth companies grow revenues and profits. He thrives solving complex problems with thoughtful, enthusiastic teams through inventive business solutions—enabling companies to change scale and improve key business metrics while delighting and serving their customers.  

How Rob has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Crafted all facets of marketing and communication strategy as part of brand repositioning for B2B data licensor. Increased annual media value to $27 million (+38% YOY) and grew annual audience exposure to 152.4 million people (+28% YOY).
  • Established customer acquisition strategy including display and search strategies, cost-per-acquisition partnerships, mobile marketing, affiliate program and social acquisition programs for e-commerce startup that drove over 75% of new customers.
  • Repositioned streaming music services’ value proposition and pricing strategy, increasing subscriber base 40%.
  • Formulated and executed promotions and partnerships to achieve revenue targets and traffic goals for six established business lines and new product initiatives for major real estate web portal. Surpassed customer goal by 19% using 80% of budget.
  • Re-launched two basic cable networks, increasing distribution by over 50%.
  • Directed the planning and implementation of distribution, positioning and advertising strategies for the No. 1 premium cable channel. Implemented national, regional, and local promotional programs.

Client Resources

Executive Experience

  • SVP, Marketing, RealtyTrac
  • VP, Marketing, M-GO (Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation)
  • VP, Marketing, Napster (A Best Buy Company)
  • VP, Marketing, Move, Inc./
  • VP, Marketing, Sony Pictures Digital Networks
  • VP, Business Development, Lifetime Television
  • Director, Marketing Strategy, Home Box Office
  • Industry Experience: Entertainment, Consumer Products, Real Estate, Technology, E-commerce, Music, Fashion, Beauty, Construction and Digital Media

Clients Served

  • Giroux Glass Inc. (Building Materials)
  • Moody Rambin Interests (Real Estate)
  • VFS Fire & Security Services (Construction)
  • Phylmar Group Inc. (Environmental Services)
  • SC Builders (Construction)
  • Geraci LLP (Legal Services)
  • Precept Inc. (Insurance)
  • REMAX/Elite (Real Estate)
  • Iron Construction, Inc. (Construction)
  • College Hunks Brand (Consumer Services)
  • Spatialest (Computer Software)
  • Ignite Payments (Computer Software)
  • Casco Contractors Inc. (Construction)
  • Virtual Post Solutions Inc. (Consumer Services)
  • ClearPath Business Advisors, Inc. (Management Consulting)
  • SharpDots, Inc. (Printing)
  • Menlo Technologies (Computer Software)
  • Career Quest Learning Centers (Education)
  • Structural Graphics (Marketing & Advertising)
  • AmeriEstate (Legal Services)
  • MCCi, LLC (Computer Software)
  • Astute Solutions (Computer Software)


  • MBA, Marketing, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles, CA
  • BS, Psychology, Tulane University, LA


"Rob has the book smarts but more importantly the ‘people smarts’ when advising my company on business and growth strategy. Rob changed the way we approach marketing. He also hit his deliverables in an approachable, refreshing and empowering fashion. We look forward to inviting him back on future projects."
Alex Sanz, CEO, Virtual Post Mail

"My team engaged Rob in 2018 to teach and enhance our current marketing efforts. We truly enjoyed our time with Rob and learned many valuable takeaways. Rob was a great mentor and taught leadership skills, various marketing platforms, and helped our team create a dashboard that we still use today. I’d highly recommend engaging Rob and the Chief Outsider Team to grow your marketing and scale your business."
Ruby Keys, Vice President, Geraci Media

"I can highly recommend Rob, he is the consummate marketing professional. Rob brought a wide range of knowledge, expertise, and strategy to Iron Construction. He was so helpful in our Sales, Marketing and Business Development of Iron and he really cared about the project. He was with us all the way launching our new website and helping us realize our goals for 2019. We extended Rob past our initial engagement as he was so helpful advising our team on the betterment of Iron Construction."
Jim Lampkin, Director of Sales, Iron Construction, Inc.

"If you need marketing expertise, HIRE ROB NOW!! We had experienced varying degrees of failure with several different marketing resources over the years. Then we hired Rob. Rob built an A+ outsourced marketing department for us, including a marketing agency, and an SEO company. When the time came, he spearheaded our search for a full-time in-house Marketing Manager. From start to finish of his 8 month engagement with us, Rob has skillfully offered and crafted solutions that have made a huge difference for our business. He has been responsive and attentive, as well as an overall pleasure to work with. Rob is a brilliant CMO!"
Debra Phillipes, Ex

Download Rob's Resume Here


Industry Experience
  • Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Brand Strategy/Refresh
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • eCommerce
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