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"Blockchain in Marketing: Imminent Promise, Real Challenges"



FCS Chicago will stage a Cocktails with Content reception on "Blockchain in Marketing: Imminent Promise, Real Challenges." We'll be hosted at the offices of McGuffin Creative Group.

Blockchain technology has been rightly heralded as a generational shift in technology. At the same time, clear explanations are few and a discussion of the real-world communications and marketing implications are vague. This conversation promises to leave attendees with a basic grounding in core concepts and a fundamental basis for navigating the rich conversation and media interest in this space.

Our presenter, Phil Gomes is the Chief Communications Officer for Bloq, and serves as the Director of Communications for Chicago Blockchain Center.

Join us for a great night of networking where you'll also have the opportunity to learn firsthand the impact of blockchain on our industry and the financial marketing discipline.

Wine, beer, a specialty cocktail and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Phil GomesGuest speaker

Chief Communications Officer


Phil Gomes’ career in the communications field is characterized by his passionate interest in technology, media, and emerging forms of communication. His approach uniquely blends the philosophies of open-source and hacker culture with best-practices in corporate communication. As chief communications officer of Bloq, Phil leads global communications across the company’s corporate brand, the bloqEnterprise suite, and the myriad projects that spin out of bloqLabs. Prior to joining Bloq in 2018, Phil was a senior vice president of U.S. B2B Digital at Edelman and the leader of its blockchain center-of-excellence. During his thirteen-year tenure, Phil guided the world's largest communications firm's initial explorations across two generational technology shifts in its business: social media and blockchain. In his near-decade in Silicon Valley prior to Edelman, Phil worked with startups and enterprise companies alike, including renowned research lab SRI International. His work helped guide clients to win the Technology Pioneers Programme Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Twice. Known for industry “firsts,” Phil is widely considered to be the first PR professional to start a blog (2001) and the first to describe and demonstrate the value of blockchain technology in communications (2015). Phil also co-founded Corporate Representatives for Ethical Wikipedia Engagement (CREWE), a group of PR professionals and Wikipedians who seek to cooperate in the public interest of accurate articles about corporations and organizations. An avid open-source supporter and enthusiast, Phil serves as the communications director for the Chicago Blockchain Center and has used Linux since 1994.


  • FCS Chicago Gold Sponsor:

    Dow Jones
  • FCS Chicago Gold Sponsor:

    Investor's Business Daily
  • FCS Chicago Gold Sponsor:

    Seeking Alpha
  • Host Sponsor:

    McGuffin Creative Group


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McGuffin Creative Group, 566 W Adams Street, Chicago