(Speakers) John Santiago
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, John co-founded Media 8, since re-branded as M8, and currently a leading digital advertising agency throughout the Americas, representing clients such as General Mills, Sony, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hertz, and other Fortune 500 brands. John began his career in interactive marketing during its infancy stages in 1996. Since then, John has been involved in launching 2 industry-leading digital agencies and is recognized as an industry leader and veteran digital marketer. John received the prestigious honor of being named one of “Los Pioneros” in Hispanic digital marketing by the governing body of interactive advertising, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
M8 is an agency that helps brands and consumers connect in a Life On Screens™.
We’re a team of creative, multicultural, multiscreen marketers who combine storytelling, insights, and technology to create experiences that connect brands with consumers who are now living their lives on screens.
John is a frequent public speaker at Industry events for his thought leadership, knowledge and experience with best practices in Digital marketing and has been frequently published/ interviewed by industry publications such as Advertising Age, OMMA Magazine, Portada Magazine, and others.
(Moderator) Andrew Quarrie
Andrew Quarrie is the Founder of Jurnid, a web platform where digital marketers and creative agencies source freelance content writing. Over a decade as a multifaceted creative, Andrew now focuses on user-centric B2B and B2C brand offline and online content. His freelance/consulting career involved projects spanning both regional companies throughout South Florida and multi-national brands. Andrew has worked in myriad professional creative roles, which includes chief audio engineer, multimedia producer, web UI/UX design, and digital marketing. He now pours his experience into Jurnid as CEO/Chief Content Strategist. Andrew is also the host of Jurnid Sessions, a tech and content strategy meet-up. He recently launched Urbanism Summit, a full day event for multi-disciplinary discussions and activations by expert practitioners of new urbanism. Andrew is also a board member of The Fairchild Palms, supporting the environmental conservation initiatives of The Fairchild Challenge of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and a member of the Vizcaya Museum’s Tech Advisory Committee. Find him on Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/andrewquarrie
Brainfood is a monthly, hands-on discussion with local entrepreneurs who share the secrets of their success. These monthly gatherings will help Miami startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career. Brainfood is presented by Endeavor Miami and takes place at The LAB Miami in Wynwood, generally on the last Tuesday of each month.
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