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Over the past 20 years, Rob has been on the front line of innovation in advertising, digital marketing, and branding. His groundbreaking work for GE’s “Ecomagination” campaign and Obama’s HopeActChange.com site created a new barometer for success in the industry and set the stage for a new form of strategic partnership between agency and client. Prior to founding Matter Unlimited, Rob was founder and CEO of Syrup, which he created in 1998. In 2007, he successfully navigated Syrup through their acquisition by LBi (now Digitas/LBi, part of Publicis).
Rob serves as an industry expert for the United Nations Media & Social Impact Summit, Sustainable Brands Conference, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), AIGA, The Art Director’s Club, The One Club, Hyper Island, NYU and the League of Advertisers, and is often asked to appear as a guest speaker on digital strategy and integrated advertising. He is a certified Shared Value Initiative Affiliate and a mentor for Brazil-based technology accelerator 21212. Rob volunteers as a mentor for global entrepreneurial non-profit organization Endeavor.org and is the board chair for the non-profit Lineage Project.
Jake is an award-winning creative director who began his career in Los Angeles as a student of design and film. In his prior roles for agencies DeutschLA and 72andSunny he created memorable campaigns for clients such as Samsung , Google, PlayStation, Microsoft, and Activision. As self-taught coder, he has served as a consultant for several startups in San Francisco, Chicago and Tel Aviv; advising on interactive content, experience design and building a brand. He’s taught courses on design and creative process. He speaks and runs workshops around the world on ideation, design thinking and planning a purpose-driven career.
Jackie began her career in marketing 10 years ago, focusing initially on public relations before realizing her passion for people, which led her to specialize in account planning. She is a truly multi-faceted planner, with a strong background in digital media, rounded out by rigorous brand and communications planning.
In previous roles at Skive, LBi, mcgarrybowen and J. Walter Thompson she has driven strategic direction on branding and campaigns for clients including Johnson & Johnson, Marriott, Rolex, The Shelter Pet Project and Nestlé.
Jackie previously started and ran an Instagram-based startup (InstaDerby), has guest lectured for New York University’s Integrated Marketing, Consumer Behavior course and currently sits on the Ad Council Research Committee. Hailing from Toronto, she has lived and worked in Montreal, Boston, London and New York.
Alexandra has over 11 years experience in the Advertising Industry. Her first gig was at a boutique digital firm in Sydney, Australia where she got her first taste of the social impact world working with Greenpeace. Before re-discovering the social impact world at Matter Unlimited she worked across a diverse range of global brands. She has led numerous integrated campaigns for brands within the Marriott International portfolio and their Rewards Program bringing a highly strategic and results focused approach to her clients. Her previous experience at DDB and M&C Saatchi allowed her to understand the importance of flawless execution having delivered effective campaigns for clients such as McDonald’s, Qantas Airways and Optus. She has forged successful and lasting partnerships through deep client knowledge.
Seth Zalkin has spent much of his life building companies as an investor and entrepreneur and is a leading advisor on early stage investments, mergers and acquisitions and innovative growth strategies. Seth has led the sale of businesses to both public and private companies and successfully cultivated client relationships with companies such as The Carlyle Group, HIG Capital, Soros Fund Management, Time Warner, IBM, Bacardi, The Gores Group and Perrier.
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