Ted Royer, Executive Creative Director at Droga5

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March 20, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Ted is a partner and executive creative director at Droga5, a global advertising agency based in New York. Since it was founded in 2006, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year three times; Fast Company also named it the only advertising agency on its list of 50 Most Innovative Companies 2013. Originally from Philadelphia, Ted graduated from the Atlanta Portfolio Center in 1995. From there his advertising career took him to Singapore, Argentina and Australia working on accounts like ESPN and Heineken - it was as fun as it sounds. After a trip around the world, his feet finally started

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Adam Berger, Creative Strategist at Facebook

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March 20, 2013  |  Engage, TMA13  |  No Comments

Adam is a passionate brand marketer, who brings this background to his Creative Strategist role at Facebook. Most notably, he co-developed and executed Facebook Publishing Garage, a intensive three-day client/agency work session that transforms the way brands leverage News Feed to drive business objectives. He has also worked on client projects for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Heineken, Diageo, Capital One, Citibank, and more. Prior to Facebook  Adam spent 5 years in brand management at Unilever, working across the men's personal care portfolio. Most recently he championed Degree Men's move into social content production with TheAdrenalist.com and multiple Bear Grylls webisodes. Prior to that

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Jonathan Perelman, Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, BuzzFeed

Jonathan Perelman, Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, BuzzFeed

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March 14, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Jonathan Perelman is the VP of Agency Strategy and Industry Development at BuzzFeed.  At BuzzFeed he will work closely on all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on educating advertising agencies on the BuzzFeed platform and ad products. Prior to BuzzFeed, Jonathan spent six years at Google, most recently as the Global Lead for Industry Relations.  He was responsible for brand identity initiatives and relationship management within the advertising and media industries. This also includes aligning Google's business and public policy priorities.  Google’s Operating Committee awarded the prestigious OC Award to Jonathan for his work on mergers and

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Brian Ballard, CEO of APX Labs

Brian Ballard, CEO of APX Labs

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March 14, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Brian’s passion is pioneering new technology developments and catalyzing the evolution of mobile paradigms. As the CEO and Co-Founder of APX Labs, Brian uses his background in national intelligence systems and computer engineering to position APX Labs as a competitive business in mobile application and wearable computing development for the enterprise. He previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of Mav6, where he was involved in the development of emerging networking technologies and embedded systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications in government and the military intelligence. Brian spent more than a decade working as a field operations officer and

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Nick Parish, Editorial Director of the Americas, Contagious Magazine

Nick Parish, Editorial Director of the Americas, Contagious Magazine

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March 14, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

A longtime journalist and editor, Nick Parish helps run London-based Contagious in North America. Nick works on Contagious' award-winning quarterly briefing book, frequent special reports, web platforms and client-based consulting projects, all focusing on turning emerging innovative technology and marketing into future-facing business intelligence. He's spoken at dozens of leading industry events including the Cannes Lions, SXSW Interactive, IDEA, CaT: Creativity and Technology, Yahoo! Provoke Summit, CreateTech, FutureFlash, Interesting New York and his work has been published in the New York Post, New York magazine, Advertising Age, Creativity, Slam, Comstock's, Mashable and the Globe & Mail. He resides in Brooklyn

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Nick Moore, EVP Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman

Nick Moore, EVP Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman

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March 4, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Nick Moore took creative charge of Wunderman New York in September 2006 and is quickly transforming the agency into a conceptually-driven, multi-channel creative powerhouse. Embracing today's media landscape of real-time data, co-creation with consumers, and almost limitless channel combinations, Nick is pioneering exciting new ways to develop lasting conversations between brands and consumers. Nick is responsible for leading every aspect of the creative process for New York?s diverse global client base, which includes Microsoft, MSN, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, Diageo, AstraZeneca, and Land Rover. Wunderman has won over 30 industry awards in less than 2 years under Nick?s creative leadership. Nick began his 20-year

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Jory Benerofe, Vice President of Branding at Vineyard Vines

Jory Benerofe, Vice President of Branding at Vineyard Vines

Jory Benerofe, Vice President of Branding at Vineyard Vines
February 28, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Jory Benerofe is the Vice President of Branding for the lifestyle apparel brand, vineyard vines. He originally joined the company as a tie designer, but quickly focused his efforts to help shape the visual presentation and voice of the company. Over the past 12 years, Jory has been responsible for the creative direction of the vineyard vines catalog and website as well as building and leading the Creative Services Team. Currently, his focus is on pushing the overall brand presentation and voice to customers across all areas and touch points.

David Bryant, Chief Creative Officer of Organic

David Bryant, Chief Creative Officer of Organic

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February 26, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

David Bryant is Chief Creative Officer of Organic. He graduated from Kings College with a degree in Computer Science and Management. He most recently worked as a Creative Strategist for Google, where he created films and experiences for many different products and platforms. At the age of 29 he was a founding member of another Omnicom digital agency - Tribal DDB. Over his career Bryant has received more than 40 awards for digital and film work at festivals and shows including Cannes, D&AD and One Show and served on their Juries. “It’s an exciting time to be a creative when technology, strategy, and

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Marissa Evans, Founder & CEO of Go Try It On

Marissa Evans, Founder & CEO of Go Try It On

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February 21, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Marissa is the founder and CEO of GO TRY IT ON (www.gotryion.com) a social retailing start up based in New York City. GO TRY IT ON seeks to transform the social retailing space by helping people answer the question "What should I wear?" Her past experiences include working at the digital media agency, Digitas in Strategy & Analytics. Here she focused her efforts on helping brands build out digital social media marketing initiatives. Marissa started her first company, a personalized merchandise company, A Shirt Thing, LLC in 2005. Marissa attended Cornell University ('06) and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School ('08). Marissa resides in New York

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Mike Nizza, Editor of Esquire Digital

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February 21, 2013  |  Engage  |  No Comments

Mike Nizza is Editor of Esquire Digital, a newly-created position that he accepted after spending his career of the frontiers of digital media. Just as the dot-com bubble was bursting, he joined the crew guiding The New York Times from print to Web giant. In eight years, he coded and cropped photos, reported and edited, wrote headlines, selected the front-page lineup and managed teams and new initiatives. He also penned The Lede, the Times' breaking news blog, providing real-time coverage on banner news days and writing hundreds of articles on everything from foreign affairs and politics to technology and music. Later, Nizza became co-director

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