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BJ Cunningham

BJ Cunningham

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A serial entrepreneur, business leader and expert keynote speaker, BJ Cunningham is best known for being the founder of former cigarette company Death Cigarettes. Best known for its innovative branding and authentic messaging, these days he’s best known for being one of the most popular business speakers in the industry.

When hired as a keynote speaker for your next occasion, not only can BJ engage audiences with his business expertise, but he can ensure they have a great time thanks to his wonderful sense of humour and bags of charisma.

Following the completion of his studies, BJ went travelling through South Asia where he first put his entrepreneurship to the test. Importing cars from overseas, he then went on to import classic cars and Harley Davidsons from the USA to London, initially to great success. However, due to collapsing markets, the business crashed, and BJ lost everything. For many, this would be enough to leave the world of business behind. But despite the traumatic experience, it did not deter him.

In 1991 he launched Death Cigarettes, a cigarette brand that went up against the industry’s established brands and tobacco companies. Utilising provocative yet effective branding, the brand included a skull logo that indicated the product would kill you if people persistently smoked them, and was designed to appeal to a ‘young punk rock’ demographic. As one of the most inspirational business speakers around, BJ can discuss this experience at all of his events, demonstrating to audiences how he overcomes such adversity.

BJ ended Death Cigarettes in 1999, and since then has continued his entrepreneurial endeavours. This includes setting up his own brand agency where he worked with clients such as Volkswagen, Canon, Fairline Boats and more. And, alongside his wife, he launched the popular shoe brand Georgina Goodman, which has seen a number of celebrity clients.

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Topics and Themes

  • Branding
  • Business
  • Motivational

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