Kent Huffman was recently recognized as one of six Top Chief Marketing Officers in Dallas/Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine and The CMO Club. He was joined by the CMOs from Omni Hotels, Mary Kay, Samsung Mobile, TXU Energy, and Michaels Stores in accepting the award.

Kim Elenez, Publisher of D CEO Magazine, said, “Our aim at D CEO is to connect the top executive leadership in Dallas. So when The CMO Club approached us to partner in their awards program, we felt it was a great fit. From there, the Club selected six CMOs who embody best-of-the-best marketing practices, and together, we acknowledged their significant contributions to Dallas’ leadership landscape.”

Pete Krainik, CEO of The CMO Club, added, “In selecting the winning CMOs, we focused on those individuals who are taking the brand beyond the marketing department, demonstrating innovation in customer engagement, and leading the growth agenda. Kent Huffman’s passion, innovation, and leadership in these areas make him one of the best-of-the-best.”

Over the past 20-plus years, Kent has received a number of other marketing related honors, awards, and accolades, including:

  • “100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders” by World Marketing Congress
  • “50 Most Influential CMOs on Social Media” by Forbes
  • “Must-Follow Marketing Minds on Twitter” by Forbes
  • “Top 5 CMO Influencers for Customer Experience” by Forbes, LinkedIn, and Sprinklr
  • “100 Most Influential CMOs in the World” by Richtopia
  • “Alumni Masterminds” by TCU’s Neeley School of Business
  • “Top Online Influencers” by Rise Market Insight
  • “Top 10 Marketing Consultants in Dallas, Texas” by UpCity
  • “Digital Strategist Power 100” by Rise Market Insight
  • “World’s Most Influential Fractional CMOs” by Social Media Marketing Magazine
  • “Top CMOs on Twitter” by Social Media Marketing Magazine
  • “Top Marketing Book Authors on Twitter” by Social Media Marketing Magazine
  • “Best Minds in Marketing” by VentureApp
  • “Top CX Influencers” by Enhancier CX
  • “Leadership Circle” by C-Suite Network
  • “Leading Small Business Marketing Experts” by Dun & Bradstreet
  • “Thought Leaders of Customer Experience” by CXperience
  • “Top 100 Authorities in Brand Management, Public Relations, and Marketing Analytics” by Agilience Authority Index
  • “Top 20 CMOs to Follow on Twitter” by Digimind
  • “Online Influencers” by Rise Market Insight
  • “25 CMOs We Can All Learn From” by Ignite Visibility
  • “Top 100 Most-Followed CMOs on Twitter” by MWI
  • “50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50” by Brand Quarterly Magazine
  • “Top SMB Influencers and Business Marketers” by Dun & Bradstreet
  • “Trusted Advisor” by Vistage International
  • “Top 100 Customer Success Influencers” by Pulse 2015 and MindTouch
  • “CMOs Most Often Mentioned and Retweeted by Other CMOs” by Leadtail and Neustar
  • “Top 10 Must-Follow CMOs on Twitter” by Polaris
  • “Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers” by StatSocial and MediaPost
  • “100 Top Books on Social Media Marketing” by DrumUp
  • “Top 50 People Most Retweeted by Mid-Size Marketers” by Adweek Magazine
  • “Most Influential CMOs” by CEO World Magazine
  • “Top 50 Most Active Influencers in Customer Experience” by MindTouch
  • “Top 60 Customer Experience Influencers” by Digitalist Magazine
  • “Top 50 Social Media Influencers on Twitter” by Cision
  • “32 Texas Marketers You Should Follow” by Kapost
  • “Top 60 Customer Experience Influencers” by SAP
  • “CMO of the Year” finalist by American Marketing Association
  • Published author with C-Suite Press: 8 Mandates for Social Media Marketing Success
  • “International Award of Excellence” for Today’s Wireless World Magazine from Society for Technical Communication
  • Published co-author with Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books: Maximizing Your Marketing Efforts
  • “President’s Club” at CompuCom Systems
  • “Customer Respect Website Award” at Perot Systems
  • Multiple annual report awards at Perot Systems
  • “Top 25 Internet Marketers Award” by Austin Business Journal
  • “Five Star Award” at AT&T Capital
  • CBC certification by Business Marketing Association

LinkedIn Endorsements

Below are a few of Kent’s LinkedIn endorsements. The rest are posted on his LinkedIn page.

“I’ve known Kent for some time now, having met via social channels. Kent is, without question, one of the savviest marketing executives on Earth. His passion and ingenuity are without peer. I’m honored to know him.”
~Jeff Ogden, President of Find New Customers and Host of Marketing Made Simple TV

“Having worked with Kent in the past few months, I can firmly state that he is one of the brightest and results-oriented marketers and business developers that I’ve seen. His knowledge of the latest social media tools, digital marketing strategies, and business opportunities is superb, while it is absolutely actionable and fruit-bearing. He clearly understands branding and demand generation and how it can benefit a growing company, while measuring ROI and delivering accountability to business. It’s a pleasure to be associated with this top-notch professional.”
~Alex Romanovich, Managing Partner of Social2B

“Kent is an exceptional marketer. While he is a big-picture guy, he is still willing to get into the trenches if that is what it takes. He is also a high-energy guy, which rubs off on everyone that works with him or for him.”
~Holt Hackney, Owner of Hackney Communications/Publications

“Kent is an results-oriented marketing professional who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his position. Through his leadership, our marketing team was rebuilt and energized, and it served as the catalyst that launched our rebranding that gave us the visibility we needed as we continued to move up-market.”
~Thomas Vetterani, Vice President of Strategy & Messaging at CompuCom Systems

“Kent is an effective communicator who can work at all levels within an organization. He understands how to communicate the vision of marketing concepts to others and can lead the work to a successful outcome for the organization.”
~Doug Johnson, Global Human Resources Executive

“Kent is an experienced marketing professional who is an excellent manager. He hires the right people, gives them the freedom to carry out their responsibilities, and is responsive and always ready with coaching or support when needed. Kent is approachable and provides clear guidance and direction. His knowledge and people skills are reflected in the core team he built and developed when he joined the organization that is still in place today and continues to be recognized for quality work and the ability to get the job done.”
~Andrea Hannahan, Senior Internal Communications Manager at CompuCom Systems

“I worked extensively with Kent on a variety of marketing related projects. His work ethic is exceptional and integrity beyond reproach. Kent is amazing in a stressful environment. He is always professional, poised, and has a great sense of humor.”
~Pam Simpson, Corporate Marketing at Dell

“I had the pleasure of working with Kent for a little over a year at CompuCom Systems. During this time, Kent impressed me as being a true professional with a commitment to excellence and a great eye for the details. He was very knowledgeable of the IT services business and well versed in the various marketing strategies a firm like CompuCom should employ. He is extremely personable, responsive, and always seeking a win/win.”
~Jeffrey Grubb, Vice President & General Manager of Data Center Services & Shared Services at Pomeroy

“Kent is calm, cool, and collected. He gets the job done, and in my experience, it was always done well. When all around him there was chaos and confusion, he stayed focused and delivered results that made you proud. And, he’s just a damn nice guy, too!”
~Tom Stewart, Vice President at Buckalew Media

“Kent Huffman is quite simply one of the hardest-working, most impactful professionals I have ever had the pleasure knowing. I literally used to have to force him to go home late nights and weekends, and he wasn’t putting in those hours due to inefficiency. He simply always went the extra mile and then a couple of more after that. In addition, he was a caring coach and mentor to those in his line of authority, and he never failed to shepherd company resources well. I count myself extremely blessed to have had Kent as a part of my leadership team, and I can offer my highest recommendation!”
~Eddie Reeves, CEO of Reeves Strategy Group