About Mary

Mary Charleson MBA, CSP is a marketing speaker, consultant, and author. She is President of Charleson Communications, a consulting company she established in 1991 based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Mary is the author of Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile (2013) and Five-Minute Marketing (2010), the ultimate marketing how-to-guide for the time-starved. She delivers keynotes and workshops to help business leaders manage their marketing and media strategies in an accelerated world.  Mary has taught marketing and lectured at City University of Seattle, New York Institute of Technology, Capilano University, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Acsenda School of Management. She has entertained readers of Business in Vancouver with her astute observations since 2002 through her column, 5-Minute Marketing and she has written a marketing column for the Huffington Post since 2015. The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Strategy, Marketing Magazine and Marketline have also featured her writing. Mary is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Global Speakers Federation. Her blog www.fiveminutemarketing.com is recognized industry wide as an authoritative voice and source of insight for the marketing industry.