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Darrell Keezer

CEO and Founder, Candybox Marketing;
Digital Marketing Expert

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As founder of Candybox Marketing, Darrell Keezer has transformed how businesses establish their online presence. Through offering innovative web design, high-performing search engine campaigns, and fresh social media marketing strategies, he built Candybox into Canada’s premier digital marketing agency. In his entertaining yet thought-provoking style, Keezer shows audiences how to build digital marketing strategies that actually work, unlocking the secret to better connecting with consumers online and building a more effective digital brand presence.

Candybox Marketing was named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies for three years in a row. It has also won two Awards of Excellence in Business from the Governor-General of Canada and was named one of the “Top 10 Great Places to Work in Canada” in 2022. Their clients have included such leading companies as Fox Entertainment, Erb Group, GFS, Marathon Hardware, The Weather Network, Walk At Home, Unica Insurance, and many more.

Keezer’s passion for the untapped power of digital marketing led him to become an in-demand keynote speaker. He travels across North America speaking at 50+ events each year, sharing his expertise in digital marketing as well as managing a hybrid workplace. Keezer has spoken for Microsoft, ivari, the Conference Board of Canada, the Young Entrepreneurs Conference, Engage!, Universities across Canada, the Electro Federation Conference, Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, Vista Master Mind Group, CASTLE, and many more.

In addition, Keezer has written two books: 37 Ways Your Website Died and How to Resurrect It and Pick Up Your Freakin’ Phone, an inspiring how-to guide for new business owners.

Topics & Categories
  • Business Management & Strategy
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Future of Work
  • Future Trends
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Sales & Service
  • Social Media | Internet of Things
  • Virtual Presentations

Darrell Keezer's Speaker Presentations:

Flipping the Script on AI +

AI is equal parts opportunity and loss, excitement and fear, and success and failure. What side are you on?

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, AI is no longer a buzzword. It is the most significant technology disruption since the birth of the internet. So, what’s your plan?

You don’t need to be a tech wizard to benefit from AI. In this insightful, fun, and interactive presentation, Darrell Keezer provides tangible, real-life examples of how AI can help you boost and grow your business today. Learn how to change the trajectory of your business with a few strategic ideas and embrace the future with confidence.

The CEO of Candybox Marketing, Keezer will draw from his own experience on how he reshaped the conversation around AI in his own company, moving from the risk of becoming obsolete to driving record-breaking revenues in three months. This keynote is not about pontificating a distant AI future, it’s about harnessing AI’s potential today. --

Seriously Disruptive Digital Marketing Methods +

The way consumers + businesses buy is unrecognizable from 10 years ago. We’ve accelerated our digital adoption by 10 years during the pandemic, but has your business kept up with the times? From generating sales to creating brand equity, it’s time your business builds a growth strategy that actually works. In this keynote, Darrell shares how companies are leap frogging their competition with great ideas and flawless execution.

Ideal For: Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Sales Representative, Independent Agents, Marketing Managers, Sales Managers. --

Managing Remote Teams (Without Tears) +

The pandemic plunged our companies into a mixture of remote + hybrid work that is here to stay. Although most companies have embraced this environment, few have adapted to managing a remote team effectively.

Darrell Keezer believes that companies can use remote work as a competitive advantage, but you need to transform your culture, communication, feedback and KPI’s to new models of management. In this tell-all Keynote presentation, Darrell will show practical examples of how he grows his agency ~40% every year while still working 40 hours a week.

Ideal for: C-Suite Level + Business Owners --

Pick Up Your Freakin' Phone +

We are one of the most digitally connected societies in the world, yet sales people are struggling to get through the noise. Darrell Keezer built one of the fastest growing companies in Canada out of a walk-in closet with his cellphone and some good ideas. Learn how to reach your customers by combining the latest digital tools with foundational sales principles that have never changed. It’s time to flip the script on ignored voicemails, endless zoom meetings and unanswered emails. It’s time to pick up your freakin phone and get results.

Ideal for: Sales Professionals, Sales Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Marketing Managers, Executive Leaders. --

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What Clients are Saying

Each time Darrell speaks for us, he “wows” the audience and leaves them wanting more. The one thing Darrell and I disagree on is how much paper should be on a person’s desk. My answer is “tons” and his answer is “none”.

–Director of Education, IBAO


Each time Darrell speaks for us, he “wows” the audience and leaves them wanting more. The one thing Darrell and I disagree on is how much paper should be on a person’s desk. My answer is “tons” and his answer is “none”.

–Director of Education, IBAO

Darrell Keezer is a dynamic, engaging speaker and we felt very fortunate to have him on stage for our 2018 Conference and Trade Show. His keynote presentation "Seriously Disruptive Digital Marketing Methods" was rated as “excellent.” The material resonated with our audience of real estate agents, many of whom are looking for expert advice on how to build their own successful digital plan. Darrell provided clear tips and actionable suggestions on how to do just that.

–Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Darrell’s presentation is engaging, informative and geared towards audiences with varying levels of experience in the digital world. He provides insight into current social trends and digital platforms, helping others to better understand what customers really want and the challenges they may face.   Darrell’s delivery is both humourous and interactive, leaving his audience with many relevant topics to discuss — well after Darrell has left the stage.

–Manager, Marketing Programs, Basics Office Products Ltd.

Darrell recently delivered a highly informative speech at our annual conference in Banff. He gave the members practical information on how they could improve their social media presence and electronic commerce. Darrell was also informative on how our industry could attract and retain millennials. In short, Darrell is one millennial you don’t want to miss speaking!

–President, Electrofed Canada

Darrell and his team are responsible for driving a 600% increase over our old digital presence. What is presented in Darrell’s talks is our new reality.

–VP Sales & Markting,


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