Deb Gabor, Speaker

Deb Gabor was born to brand. As the founder and brand dominatrix of Sol Marketing, she has led brand strategy engagements for organizations like Dell, Microsoft, NBC Universal, HomeAway, and dozens of early-stage tech and digital media titans. 

She is also the author of the book Branding is Sex: Get Your Customer Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything. Most branding books are either very academic or theoretical. Branding is Sex provides you with a concrete foundation and a basic how-to plan—in plain English—for building or re-igniting a brand. 


I had a lot riding on my speaker selection for a 500 person conference with an extremely sophisticated and demanding audience of entrepreneurs and Deb absolutely nailed it. She challenged us to think about branding in a completely new (and unforgettable) way. Beyond that, she made me feel like a hero for including her in the lineup. Even though she packed a punch on stage, Deb was unassuming and flexible making her a delight to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
— Tim Hamilton, CEO Praxent and chairperson for EO XCentric

See Deb In Action


As EO Cleveland Learning Chair, I hired Deb Gabor for an event for CEOs and business leaders, and she totally delivered. I’ve seen and hired countless speakers, her energy is amazing and I dare say off the charts. Her presentation was more than a keynote; it was an interactive masterclass that kept this hard-to-please crowd riveted for a full 90 minutes.
— Carmen Fiorilli, EO Cleveland, Learning Chair

The Branding Masterclass, Uncensored

Remember the last time you had a toe-curling, mind-blowing orgasm?

The best brands in the world can give their customers that same kind of feeling. Strong brands help their customers solve problems, present a positive image to the world, feel empowered, feel accomplished, and feel like the hero in their own personal stories. 

In this engaging and action-packed keynote, Deb Gabor works with audiences to help them understand how to make their customers the heroes of their own stories.

While many branding speakers drone on about abstract principles, Deb speaks in practical terms that lead audience members to walk out of the room and call their colleagues to implement her ideas.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to create audience avatars that capture what really matters
  • Where they fall on the Brand Values Pyramid, and how to get to the top
  • Why classic story archetypes should be the core of your branding

Through a lively and entertaining mix of keynote speaking and workshop activities, Deb helps everyone in the room understand why branding matters and, more importantly, what to do about it.

Other Keynote Topics

Your Brain on Stories: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling
Humans have always told stories to understand, share and recall knowledge and culture. Learn how your brain reacts to information and how to use that knowledge to connect emotionally with people to influence, inform, or sell anyone anything.

Branding is for Unicorns: The Ideal Customer Archetype and Irrational Loyalty
Do you ever wonder how top brands create irrational loyalty among their users? The world’s most profitable and well-known brands bond in highly emotional and compelling ways with their

Skunkworks Branding
(Branding on a

Hacking the Elevator

Craft Your Brand (Personal Branding)


Given her accolades as a dynamic speaker, business visionary and exceptional marketing consultant, it should be no surprise that Deb Gabor delivers much more with “Branding is Sex” than a clever title. Her insight provides a compelling resource to a broad range of professionals and executives, and she delivers it in a style that makes it enjoyable AND informative.
— Brad Mixner, CEO Yotta Data Technologies
I thought I knew branding and positioning, and I did...but not like Deb Gabor and her team at Sol. They took our existing brand and totally reframed it. It was impressive (and lucrative). If you have the chance to work with her, take it.
— Tucker Max, New York Times Bestselling Author and CEO and co-founder, Book in a Box
Deb is my go-to branding and marketing guru. I’ve booked her for events and classes of such a wide range and am never disappointed by the strength of content and engaging exercises she’s brought to each one. Her speaking style can’t be described as anything less than captivating. Her energy, raw humor, and dynamic presentations have helped further our business goals and drive our creative programming.
— Candice Digby, Speaker Organizer, General Assembly
Deb’s formula is precise and very thoughtful. Deb has deep experience in helping companies face reality and find brands that open territory that can build businesses.
— Jodi Kahn, Chief Revenue Officer, FreshDirect
Deb believes that getting the customer laid is the ultimate goal of every brand. Because of your brand, the customer feels they can accomplish more! She’s right.
— Lisa Sharples, Co-founder, Fexy Media
Deb’s methodology leads you to understand how your brand can bond indelibly with the customers most highly predictive of your company’s success.
— Kristen Mulligan, Middletown Community Foundation (hired Deb for a keynote.)