Monday, March 19, 2018
Speaker Series - West Coast
Game-Changer: Gender Fluidity
With Facebook now offering 71 different gender identity options, it’s clear that beauty marketers have to master the gender-fluid demographic. Get clear, careful analysis and actionable strategies from the top experts.
Creative Director & Co-Founder,
Beautycon Media Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jonathon Burford has made a career building brands within the beauty and fashion media industry. He has crafted Beautycon’s visual identity and brand persona into one cohesive message: embrace “imperfections” and challenge traditional beauty standards to redefine what beauty means.
He co-founded Beautycon, transforming the original B2B beauty conference into influencer-driven, consumer-focused festivals with branded products and original social-first content. All while promoting the use of make up as a tool for self-expression, leaning on the mantra: You don’t need lipstick, lipstick needs you.
His vision and direction for the brand established Beautycon Media as a cohesive 360 experience. Making use of his background in experiential, digital, marketing and design, Burford curates every detail of the Beautycon world.
Prior to the founding of Beautycon in 2014, Burford brought a whole new meaning to the title “creative director” through his innovative content production for a variety of brands. On the founding team at Maker Studios (now Disney Digital ), he collaborated to conceptualize, design and develop original lifestyle video content for the largest network and YouTube production company in the world. He transformed Maker Studio’s corporate identity, as well branded a range of owned and operated network channels and generating awareness through a range of email campaigns, web interfaces, and social media content.
In tandem with co-founder and CEO Moj Mahdara, Burford continues to direct Beautycon’s brand identity, pushing boundaries, forecasting trends, and paving a new definition of beauty for Millennials and Gen Z.
Jonathon currently resides in Venice Beach with his dog, Billy.
Co-Founder & Creative Director,
Georgie is a seasoned Creative Director with a unique combination of punk strategy, entrepreneurial spirit, pop art direction and cinematic vision. She has received countless accolades for her work in pushing the boundaries of experiential content. Georgie has directed award-winning content for incredible risk-taking brands such as Diesel, Heineken, Belstaff, Rag and Bone and Target. Having grown up in Australia, Singapore, London, New York and Boston, she approaches life and work with an open mind and a non-traditional approach. Now as Co-Founder and Creative Director of Milk Makeup, she leads the brand's visual identity with an unprecedented multi-media presence. She is redefining conventional beauty and embraces individuality and authenticity in her creative vision for the brand.
Associate Director, Global Beauty Communications,
Procter & Gamble
Brent Miller is a highly innovative and connected communicator that seeks out the stories others look past. His unique approach to storytelling blends highly nuanced observation with humor, emotion and personality. Brent constantly evolves and expands the connections brands have into the media ecosystem and creates lasting relationships that both inform and influence. Brent is a champion for LBGT+ inclusion and has been foundational in building P&G’s connection to the community. As the company leader for LGBT+ Communication and the Associate Director for Beauty Communications, Brent is paving the way for a new era of talkability that both inspires and celebrates uniqueness.
Dress code is business attire. No jeans or sneakers are permitted at the Jonathan Club.
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PARKING LOT ADDRESS:
611 W. 6th Street, Downtown LA, CA 90017
Daily Incremental of 12 minutes: $3.50
Daily Max: $35.00
Evening Rate: In after 6PM and Out by 2AM - $12.00
From Santa Monica to Downtown LA - Metro Blue Line
Jonathan Club - Downtown LA
545 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA, 90071
6:00-7:00pm - Networking/Cocktails
Registration will open soon.
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