The GUILD Agency Signs Bert Jacobs and John Jacobs, Co-founders of Life is good, for Speaking Representation

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The GUILD Agency is proud to announce the signing of Bert Jacobs and John Jacobs from Life is good for exclusive speaking representation. Bert and John are currently accepting dates for 2014-15 corporate and college engagements.

Bert and John Jacobs

Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of Life is good.

We are thrilled to partner with Life is good to spread their message of optimism and the benefits of socially responsible business practices.

The GUILD Agency Speakers Bureau & Intellectual Talent Management, an international speakers bureau and literary agency, celebrates the end of summer with the signing of Bert Jacobs, Chief Executive Optimist, and John Jacobs, Chief Creative Optimist, of The Life is good Company. GUILD will represent Bert and John for all domestic and international speaking engagements including keynotes and appearances.

"Bert and John epitomize the values that we seek to share, and it is an honor to work with forward-thinking leaders who are truly committed to making a difference,” said GUILD Founder James Marshall Reilly. “GUILD is excited to arrange keynote presentations in which Bert and John will not only share their respective stories and visions, but also serve as shining examples of what can be attained when we use business and community to solve problems and draw awareness to the issues that matter most.”

Known for their lifestyle brand spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need, Bert and John Jacobs have grown a social following of 2.5 million optimists and counting over the past 20 years of their business. From selling their designs at street fairs to, today, over 4,500 retailers nationwide carrying Life is good products, the company’s growth and success lies in its connection to the community. The company donates 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. Bert and the company have been featured on CNNMoney, CNBC’s Business Nation, ABC Nightline, NBC’s The Today Show, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Men’s Health and Men’s Journal, among others. 

“After 20 years, we are more committed than ever to our mission of spreading the power of optimism,” said Bert Jacobs. “By teaming up with The GUILD Agency, we will be very strategic with how we bring our story and experience to an even larger community of optimists. We are eager to share how Life is good uses our business as a driver of positive social change, and hope to inspire and enable others to do the same.”

About The GUILD Agency
Founded in 2011 by James Marshall Reilly, The GUILD Agency is a full-service international speakers bureau, literary agency, social impact consultancy and smart-content media firm with headquarters in New York City. GUILD exclusively represents a variety of social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and business leaders, among others, including TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie, ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen, Emmy winner Patricia Arquette, Pencils of Promise Founder and New York Times best-selling author Adam Braun, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler, charity: water Founder Scott Harrison and FEED Co-founder and international food systems expert Ellen Gustafson. Follow GUILD on Twitter.

About The Life is good Company
The Life is good Company spreads the power of optimism and donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need. The company has raised $11 million for kids in need to date, principally through Life is good products, events and community fundraising efforts. Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company. Please visit for more details and follow Life is good on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Spread optimism with #DoWhatYouLike.
About The Life is good Kids Foundation
The Life is good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by Life is good to raise money to help kids in need. The Life is good Kids Foundation directly funds the Life is good Playmakers program, which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. Life is good donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through The Life is good Kids Foundation. For more information, visit

For more information on GUILD or to discuss Bert Jacobs and John Jacobs’ speaking availability, please contact Tori Marra at 646.837.8808; tori(at)theguildagency(dot)com.

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