How will you ease your customer’s buying journey?
How will you make them feel confident to buy from you?
How will you motivate them to return and buy again?

In my brand new 2017 presentation deck, UNTEMPLATE: CONVERSION STRATEGY FOR THE CUSTOMER-CENTRED RETAILER I will share with your audience an actionable ‘how to guide’ to drive customer conversion and retention without trashing prices.

Sharing ideas to help ecommerce professionals take ownership of their marketing message and drive conversion success adapting to a customer-centred marketing strategy.

I’m now booking conferences and industry events in the UK, Europe, USA & Canada for 2017.

UK Digital Marketing Speaker

CRO Speaker & Digital Marketing Keynote

Ecommerce growth consultant
& marketing speaker

Ian Rhodes

“Ian’s presentation was more of a show than a speech. It was strikingly visual and very memorable.”
Austin Nicholas - Founder of


Berlin Germany – Chemicals Sales & Marketing Toolbox 22nd/23rd November 2016
London UK – Design Business Association (DBA) – Content Marketing For Agencies – October 19th 2016
Warsaw Poland – Conversion Optimisation Full Day Workshop – October 25th 2016
Bucharest Romania – Conversion Optimisation Workshop – October 27th 2016
NEC Birmingham UK – Moda – Fashion Summer Expo & Conference – August 8th 2016
Bournemouth UK – Marketing Homebrew Live March 22nd 2016
NEC Birmingham UK – Moda – Fashion Spring Expo & Conference – February 22nd 2016
London UK – Design Business Association (DBA) – Content Marketing For Agencies – October 13th 2015
Riga Latvia – LMT Digital 2015 – September 2015
Athens Greece – eCommerce 2015 Conference – August 2015 – Keynote speaker

“A natural speaker with the ability to catch and hold the attention of the audience throughout. We would definitely have Ian back at our event.”Nicole Yates - Event Organiser at MODA

Conferences are like websites. You give your audience something to remember you by.

That’s the approach I’ll take speaking at the event you’re currently organising. The takeaway? Ideas to inspire your audience to rethink their marketing strategy and untemplate how they communicate with their customers online.

European Marketing Keynote Speaker - Industry Events & Ecommerce Conferences


I think we’ve all had enough of the textbook speakers. It’s time to share how marketing is done in the real world.

That’s why I pack my retail marketing talks with actionable insight and takeaways with real examples your audience will be able to identify with.

Retail Speaker on Brand, Marketing and Customer Conversion


My 2017 keynote presentation, UNTEMPLATE: CONVERSION STRATEGY FOR THE CUSTOMER-CENTRED RETAILER, teaches your audience of retailers and makers the value of shifting to a truly customer-centred ecommerce marketing strategy.

Shifting from a focus on ‘how to sell’ to ‘how to help people buy’ I’ll share practical and actionable insight to help ecommerce marketers develop a culture of testing and learn how to act on the over-used promise of being a ‘customer-centric’ business.

A keynote presentation designed for retail marketing practitioners, ecommerce founders, owner-led and established retailers alike.

Other ecommerce speaking topics include:
Content Caffeine: How to successfully blend Content Marketing & CRO for Ecommerce businesses
Differentiator: Learn how to differentiate your online brand from your retail competitors with impact
Emotive Selling: Learn how to write effective web copy using emotive techniques

Marketing Speaker For Events and Conferences in UK, Europe and America


For each new conference keynote speaking event I create a new deck based on the theme of your event. No two audiences are the same. That’s my approach to conference speaking. Something fresh. Something to remember.

We’ll work together to ensure there’s 100% compatibility between the topic I wish to focus upon and the intention behind your conference.

I love speaking with niche audiences. I’ll always ensure all examples and case studies are of high relevance to your delegates.


Ian Rhodes – Founder of the Ecommerce Growth Company

Ian is a highly sought senior-level ecommerce marketing strategist, trainer and speaker. A strategic partner to an ever widening variety of retail and ecommerce entrepreneurs in the UK, Europe & North America.

Ian partners with retail clients across the globe to escape the clutch of conventional ecommerce marketing tactics. Teaching teams how to build and manage a successful customer-centred growth strategy.

An ecommerce marketing practitioner with 20 years of hands-on learning. Experiencing what works (and what doesn’t) online.

Ian’s digital journey began in 1996 (when search engines were hand-built and animated gifs dominated the digital landscape) at a bootstrapped eCommerce startup business in London.

4 years later Ian joined Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN), the world’s largest travel company, as European Marketing Director.

Then he decided to get uncomfortable. Giving up his swanky office in Mayfair to explore a gap he spotted in the exceptionally competitive Musical Instrument market. He built a retail business that grew from £0 to £2m revenue in 3 years creating a market for niche brands.

Since 2008, Ian has dedicated his time to working alongside retail marketing management teams and at boardroom level as an advisor on successful ecommerce marketing practice, process and strategy.

Ecommerce and Conversion Optimisation Speaker


My fees are dependent upon the time commitment and the nature of your event. I will need you to cover my travel and accommodation costs. Wherever in the world that may be. We can discuss and clarify costs in a quick phone call. I see speaking as a privilege of my work. To share what I’ve learned.

I’ll also actively promote my attendance at your event. This will include activity through social media channels and to my own newsletter audience. Happy to do interviews and provide articles for your promotion too.


I’m limiting the time I spend time speaking at events in 2017 to 2 per month. My calendar is filling quickly.

Please use the form below to check availability and provide information regarding your upcoming event.