Dr. Perry D. Drake

Professor of Digital and Social Media Marketing in St. Louis, Missouri

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Perry Drake is currently the Co-Chair and Assistant Teaching Professor of Marketing at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He is also the faculty advisor to the UMSL Marketing Advisory Board and the Executive Director of the Marketing and Sales Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Prior to this role he was an Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing at New York University for 14 years.

He has been responsible for creating some of the very first courses dealing in web analytics, social media analytics and SAS data mining certifications at the university level. In addition, he was among the first faculty to use Adobe Sitecatalyst in the classroom (then known as Omniture).

At UMSL Perry has implemented a certification program in Digital and Social Media Marketing at the graduate level and within Continuing Education. He offers courses in advanced Facebook advertising, CRM strategies, Google Analytics and Tagging, video production and editing, LinkedIn Strategy, and more. To see all details of his program visit http://www.umsldigital.com.

Dr. Drake is also the founder of the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) featuring speakers from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Microsoft and more. It is held annually at Union Station in St. Louis with attendance well over 1,700. Session tracks cover digital, social, tech, data, analytics and more. Visit www.bestmarketingconference.com for more information. It is now in its 7th year.

Perry is a regular on the speaking circuit. He is passionate about everything digital and social. He embraces all disruptions that are occurring in the world of marketing and communications.

Last but not least, Perry, in his spare time, is also a competitive runner. Typically finishing in the top 8%. He has run the New York City Marathon many times. He also cycles when needing a change of pace.

  • Work
    • UMSL
  • Education
    • University of Missouri–St. Louis