We've earned a reputation for delivering the right opportunities to our clients, and the right speakers to the conferences
"When I start programming a conference, one of my very first calls is always to S3. Not only are they top speaker placement professionals, they go out of their way to be helpful. Their knowledge of big-picture issues, what's happening in the event world, and my specific needs is unrivaled. They always offer invaluable feedback and ideas. And they are an absolute joy to work with. I couldn't recommend S3 more highly."
- Program Manager, Forbes Conference Division


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"The team at S3 have been great partners. The extensive knowledge they have of the conference and trade show industry coupled with their professional contacts has proven invaluable to the success of IBM's executive visibility program. Without them we would have needed an in-house department to do what they do so well. S3 delivers tangible results, fully integrated with my marketing-communications program, with minimal project management."
- Marketing Manager, IBM Global Business Services
"S3 continues to be a valuable resource for finding and evaluating the right speaking opportunities for our management. Their industry depth and networking relationships are outstanding. I'm happy to share my successful experiences with S3's amazing industry intelligence and relationships to anyone."
- Manager, Speakers Program, FedEx Corporation
"When we brought S3 onboard as the agency to support speaker placement activity across Corporate and Product, we made the explicit decision to place all the speaker placement activity with them. S3's exclusive focus on executive speaker placement differentiates them from any PR or communications agency. They have the relationships with the conference coordinators and they help cut through the red tape of the process. They streamlined the speaker placement process for us and they are always willing to go the extra mile."
- Senior Director, Global Communications, Yahoo!
"We have worked with S3 for years as they do an exemplary job of supporting all of GE's major businesses and initiatives through their management of our executive speaking program. We have found tremendous value with S3 and their services; providing strategic counsel on where our top executives should speak, securing speaking opportunities at global high profile events, developing a program that is aligned with our key messages and reporting all activity directly to each GE business. S3 has become a fantastic asset to our external communications program."
- Director, Executive Communications, GE
"S3 impresses the heck out of me. Their speed. Their expertise. Their professionalism. Their judgment and counsel. Their knowledge of the speaking circuits. Their can-do attitude. They are the tops in my book and a pleasure to work with!"
- Director, Executive Communications, The Dow Chemical Company
"S3 has the most experienced Speakers Bureau pros I've ever worked with. They know the events, they have the contacts, and they get the results. S3 far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend them anytime!"
- Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal
"Executive visibility at key industry and business gatherings is incredibly valuable to Network Appliance. Partnering with S3 increased that visibility significantly, and is one of the most impactful and cost-effective public relations decisions we have made. The entire S3 team understands our target audiences and how to get in front of them, and is focused on helping us achieve our business goals."
- Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Network Appliance, Inc.
"We are very happy with S3. They replaced another executive speakers bureau/agency we were working with, and are heads and shoulders above that previous firm, for the same cost. They are incredibly well connected with event organizers, and have a good deal of influence/persuasion with organizers, regularly getting them to provide flexibility on deadlines, topics, etc. They also have a very methodical, process driven approach to managing the program, which brings us great piece of mind, knowing that nothing is slipping through the cracks, and each opportunity is truly program managed from start to finish (they even make sure to solicit feedback to identify the value of the event, and apply the feedback to future planning). They are persistent and driven - both with events planners AND with the client!"
- Vice President of Communications, Polycom, Inc.
"I had the challenge of promoting my newly formed division to a broader audience. S3 advised us on creative new strategies and found ways to get me and my staff speaking to large, targeted audiences where we were able to share our ideas on areas where we're experts - all without spending sponsorship dollars. These opportunities helped us establish key relationships and spread the word about how we're helping business managers, entrepreneurs, and researchers find answers to their toughest questions. Collaborating with S3 as a marketing partner has been a great experience for me."
- General Manager, Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.
"We started working with S3 after reading an article they wrote about the value of a corporate speaking program. They were right! S3's knowledge, insights, counsel and contacts have enabled GoGrid as a company and me as co-founder and CEO to deliver our key messages to our targeted audiences. We've been able to meet with industry influencers and renew and develop relationships with potential customers, press and analysts. Our experience with S3 has demonstrated that a speaking program is a vital part of our overall communications effort."
- CEO and Co-Founder, GoGrid
"The folks at S3 get it! They understand the audiences we need to reach and they get us in front of them. Speaking opportunities have become an invaluable tool for SpotLife to convey our messages. Collaborating with S3 as a marketing partner has been a great experience."
- Director of PR, Logitech, formerly SpotLife
"S3 is one of the best communications-related suppliers out there. The S3 team helped GE pioneer an Executive Visibility strategy and they worked hard to demonstrate metrics showing results. They have unparalleled and industry-unique understanding of using speaking opportunities globally to build a company's thought leadership strategy and they know how to get executives booked consistently. They are excellent partners in creating compelling thought leadership strategies that drive markedly improved corporate awareness. In addition, the S3 team is strategic, proactive, and eminently personable."
- Executive Communications Executive, GE
"From the beginning S3 understood the business and communication needs the Risk Consulting Practice of Marsh had as it repositioned itself within the marketplace. One facet of this repositioning was the recognition of the importance of promoting Risk Consulting's thought leadership and risk management expertise to a new audience. We were pleased with the quality and quantity of speaking opportunities S3 obtained on behalf of all of our executives. S3's professionalism, flexibility and efficiency provide us and our executives with a cost effective communications marketing tool that has far exceeded our expectations."
- Managing Director, Risk Consulting Practice of Marsh
"S3 gets results! This firm's exclusive focus on executive speaker placement differentiates them from any PR agency. They have the relationships with the conference coordinators and they help cut through the red tape of the process. They streamlined the speaker placement process for us, and made me look like a shining star."
- President, Kido Communications
"Our executive team has decades of management experience in information security, fraud examination, business intelligence and financial systems integration. S3 helped us to increase executive visibility, showcase our expertise, and reach potential customers."
- Chief Executive Officer, Oversight Technologies
"S3 recognizes the fact that my time is valuable. They have secured a variety of executive-level speaking opportunities for me which have produced real results for my business. These speaking opportunities have also provided me the opportunity to network with my peers, build alliances and conduct "face-to-face" meetings with our customers. It would have taken me weeks to get in front of the audiences they've been able to bring to me."
- Principal and Founder, Danerius, LLC
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