Richard McGill Murphy is a senior marketing leader with deep strategic and operational experience across multiple industries. He currently serves as the editor in chief and director of brand thought leadership at ServiceNow, a Silicon Valley software company. He was named Content Marketer of the Year by the Content Marketing Institute in 2023. In previous lives, Murphy worked as a magazine editor, foreign correspondent and press freedom advocate. His journalism and commentary have been featured in many media outlets, including Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, NPR and VH1. Murphy studied literature at Harvard College. He earned a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University based on ethnographic fieldwork in Pakistan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.