Mark Beal

Marketer, Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Gen Z Expert

"Gen Z’s entrepreneurial mindset is unprecedented. They have launched startups, side hustles, companies, and nonprofit charitable organizations as early as middle school by leveraging the digital and social media platforms and technology which has been readily available to them at a young age and which they eagerly adopt. They want to take that same entrepreneurial approach on the first day that they join a company as an employee. Leaders and employers who recognize this truth about Gen Z will flourish and succeed.”
- Mark Beal, Fast Company Magazine


Marketer, Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Gen Z Expert

Mark Beal

For more than 25 years, Mark Beal served as a public relations practitioner and marketer developing and executing public relations campaigns for category leading companies and brands around such major sports and entertainment platforms as the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA March Madness, US Open Tennis and The Rolling Stones.

Today, he collaborates daily with Gen Z as a full-time professor of practice in public relations in the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. Mark’s ongoing research of Gen Z has led to keynote speeches with the American Marketing Association, the Association of National Advertisers, Public Relations Society of America as well as corporations, brands, conferences and agencies.

It was Mark’s Gen Z students who inspired him to write his first book, 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In College, which was published in 2017 and his second book, 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In High School About Going To College, which was published in 2018. Both books are available for purchase on Amazon. Mark’s third book, Decoding Gen Z: 101 Lessons Generation Z Will Teach Corporate America, Marketers & Media, captured the attention of media, marketers and employers nationwide as the oldest Gen Zers joined the workforce and the entire Gen Z cohort became the primary focus of corporations and brands. Mark’s most recent book, ZEO: Introducing Gen Z, The New Generation of Leaders, is available on


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