Highlighting the top marketers in Los Angeles from across entertainment, fashion, technology, start-ups, agencies and much more.
LA is a hotbed of talent in almost every industry you can think of, in fact, it has been called the Creative Capital of the World. Here are our picks for the most talented marketers making big waves and representing the best of Los Angeles.
While we couldn’t feature all of Los Angeles best marketers (LA is the second biggest city in the US), make sure you know these top 20 LA marketers.
Top 20 Marketers in LA
Aimee was voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Art and Style in 2016.
Ty was voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising in 2016.
Tony Trujillo currently heads the entertainment marketing division at PMK•BNC, a PR firm based in LA. One of Tony’s most notable recent projects was launching the world premier of Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now” single for all of Samsung’s digital platforms.
Tony was voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising in 2016.
Dylan La Com is currently the Product Manager at GrowthHackers – a online community where they share marketing techniques on scalable and sustainable growth.
Dylan’s story starts way back in high school where he grew his marketing chops as he co-founded a apparel company that still exist today. With an eye for marketing, Dylan eventually became the Growth Product Manager a Qualaroo, the parent company of GrowthHackers. In 2013, Dylan and his team helped launch GrowthHackers, and he continues to manage the site today.
Loren was voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising in 2016.
15. Orlando Baeza – Senior Manager of Global Consumer Marketing: Guitar Hero at Activision Publishing
Orlando Baeza is a seasoned marketer who has worked on both the agency and brand side. Orlando has worked for some of the top brands like Nike and Adidas and served as manager in global and brand marketing efforts for those companies. With nearly a decade of marketing experience, Orlando is currently a senior manager at Activision and is leading a team tasked with re-launching Guitar Hero.
Orlando was voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising in 2016.
Stephanie also holds the record for largest female executive exit with StyleHaul being sold to a European entertainment firm for $107 million.
Cynthia Johnson, who previously worked as the Partner and Director of Marketing at RankLab – a digital marketing agency in LA, helped the agency become one of Inc. Magazines Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2015. Within the same year, RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers where she now serves as the Director of Brand Development.
Ross McCray, Co-Founder and CEO of VideoAmp, developed the first Screen Optimization Platform which allows advertisers to deliver consistent brand messaging across all screens from laptops and phones to your TV. On his platform, companies can plan, buy and measure digital video ads across all devices setting new standards and strategies for brand engagement.
Ross was also voted one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising in 2016.
Bruce Clay is a expert in SEO, PPC and social media marketing. As Founder and President of a internet marketing optimization firm, he was also recognized as one of the 29 Expert Marketers You Should Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter by Inc. Magazine.
Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and Owner of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country. She is one of the most prominent figures in the retail industry and was named Fashion’s New Phenom by Forbes in 2012 at the age of 28.
A leader in the social media marketing space, Neal’s blog (Maximize Social Business) was named one of Inbound.org’s Top 30 Marketing Blogs. He also has his own podcast and is the another of three social media strategy books.
Danny Sullivan is the Founding Editor at Marketing Land and Search Engine Land, two online publications that cover the digital marketing and search marketing industries. Danny is also the Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, a content provider for such websites and events as Search Engine Land and MarTech Conference.
7. Stephen Butler – Chief Creative Officer: TBWA/Chiat/Day LA
Stephen Butler currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at TBWA/Chiat/Day LA, one of the first advertising agencies to put Los Angeles creative agency scenes on the map. He was also the former Creative Director of Mother London where he founded the agency’s experience design unit. Stephen also led the creative for Levi’s across Europe when he worked at Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
Stephen’s appointment as CCO has helped TBWA/Chiat/Day LA reestablish the agency as one of the top destinations for creative in the country.
Michael Accavitti is a marketing executive with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Working for such big automotive brands like Chrysler, Honda and Acura, Michael helped innovate the marketing strategies at these different companies.
While serving as CMO at Honda, Michael led marketing programs that generated multi-billion dollars in revenue, achieve record breaking levels of demand and sales, and also re-engineered National Marketing Operations.
Eric Hirshberg was the former CEO at Deutsch LA before he took the job as CEO and President of Activision Publishing, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard. When Eric took control of Activision Publishing, the company was facing trouble with one of its leading development studios and the future of the company was in doubt. But after his arrival, the game studio’s stock prices more than double and saw their most popular game, Call of Duty, sell more than 120 million units worldwide.
Evan Spiegel. What can I say? The Co-Founder and CEO of one of the best and hottest social media companies in the world. Billionaire at the age of 24. Staple of Silicon Beach and LA start-up scene. And most recently, just a guy Miranda Kerr is dating.
2. Jen Neal – EVP of Marketing: E! & Esquire Network
Before becoming the marketing chief at E! and Esquire Network, Jen Neal worked on the agency side of the business. As the CMO of BBDO North America and Managing Partner at PHD, Jen landed a pretty impressive list of clients which included Arby’s, Hyatt and New Balance to name a few.
After moving to LA to become the EVP of Marketing at E! and Esquire, Jen made big waves for her innovative digital marketing tactics like this viral stunt for launch of E!’s new series The Royals that had news outlets going crazy.
With a list of accolades as long as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Neil was called one of the Top 10 Online Marketers by Forbes, recognized by President Obama as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneur Under the Age of 30, and KISSmetrics, a company he co-founded, was called one of the Top 100 Most Brilliant Companies in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Neil was born with the ability “to help websites get a ton of eyeballs on the web,”and he continues to do that for some of the top brands and companies in the world to small and medium startups trying to make it in the business.
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