Buzz Marketing Group Voorhees, NJ
Wells’ market research firm has positioned itself as a key player offering companies from MAC Cosmetics to American Eagle effective marketing and research strategies–related to beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment–for 6 to 24-year-olds. With a worldwide network of nearly 10,000 teen consultants, the research aggregator is highly sought out.
Director, Business Development
Foursquare LabsÂ Inc.Â Palo Alto, CA
With nearly 2 million users “checking in,â€ Foursquare is elbowing its way into the Holy Trinity of social networking platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). Spearheading business development, Walker has closed deals with clients such as Starbucks, providing a 40% increase in check-ins in its nationwide promotion. The former Twitter intern and Stanford Business School grad says a number of brands are gaining benefits from location-based marketing.
Visual Artist/Designerâ€ƒNew York
Known for his larger-than-life paintings, Wiley manages to showcase and diversify his abilities on more than just a canvas. In his business partnership with PUMA, Wiley offered his artistic eye to its Spring/Summer 2010 “Africa Lifestyleâ€ line, which includes bomber jackets, T-shirts, laces, and patterned sneakers. PUMA also commissioned the Los Angeles native to create life-size paintings of African footballer stars to tour Paris, London, Milan, and Johannesburg as a symbol of unity among those countries participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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