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"Hi. I'm David Murphy – I love what I get to do for a living."

I start every speaking engagement expressing gratitude for being able to work at the intersection of marketing...and everything imaginable.


I've helped design marketing strategies for some of world’s best-known companies, including Ford, Toyota, Dell, Coca-Cola Company, Mattel, Aetna, Hilton, United Airlines, Medtronic, Purina, and Callaway Golf.


I started Rehumanize to help companies grow through a diverse understanding of human behavior and motivations.

My career spans leadership roles at global agencies, a successful start-up, and client-side marketing management:  Global President for GTB; co-founded Barrie D'Rozario Murphy (named “Best Small Agency in the U.S.” by 4As); leadership roles at Y&R, Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy; client-side brand management at Aetna Healthcare.

I’ve earned EFFIE awards from the American Marketing Association and the “Anthony Bucci Award for Excellence in Communication Ethics” from Duquesne University.

I pay it forward as a university guest lecturer on Human Centered Marketing – aka, "re-humanizing marketing" – at universities including University of California-Irvine (Merage School of Business), Duquesne University, University of Michigan, Chapman University, and California State-Fullerton.

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