Mathias is a globally known expert on Marketing, public relations, and communication who founded multiple successful public relations and interactive marketing agencies authored One forward-thinking marketing book.
Don is recognized as a thought leader on how software, the Internet and digital technologies have created seismic shifts in the practice of marketing that deliver entirely new levels of customer engagement. Today, Don’s focus is on how this marriage of technology and marketing has created a powerful platform for authentic marketing across paid, earned and owned channels, further advancing the evolution of the discipline.
Don helps both multi-national and emerging companies harness authentic marketing strategies – including reinventing themselves around this new form of the good – to create powerhouse brands. Among the companies Don has counseled are Microsoft, BELL, 7- Eleven, Canadian Tire, March of a dime Canada and Enercare.
Barbara is a marketing & Finance Graduate Based in the United States with Experiences in Sales, Management, Event Planning and Marketing , consulting & leadership with a vast background in Finance. Demonstrated history working in marketing agencies ,Non -Profits, Auto-industry, Small Business and charitable institutions. skilled in consulting, retail and direct sales, customer service experience, management and innovation. Working with all the above has provided her with extensive knowledge , experience and leadership skills.
Hottensiah is also the Programmes Director and Digital Content Manager as well as a Broadcast Journalist at Radio Afrika International Vienna, Austria.Having had and currently involved in first hand experience, education and collaborations in the media, music, fashion, arts and digital industry both in Africa and Europe, she brings on board a wealth of communication and digital marketing expertise in the above mentioned industries which include their emerging and revolutionary trends, communication and digital strategies.
Events Director at Eminent Media Inc.
• An experienced marketing professional with a passion in brand building and over 8 years experience in Event Management and Brand Activations.
• Past roles as Head of Activations at East Africa’s Premier Entertainment Company, Homeboyz Entertainment Ltd, with years of experience in end to end to end event management for both local & international clients including Pernod Ricard, East African Breweries and Sport Pesa.
• First hand experience and a key role in conceptualization and execution of major marketing campaigns and events including Stanchart Marathon, Tusker Project Fame, Brookside Dairy Best Campaign, Tusker Twende Kazi Campaign, Telkom Kenya Rebrand, POTUS Visit, Jameson Live, Guinness Fanzone with Thierry Henry, Nescafe 3-in-1 Launch, Seven Seas Stronger Generation Launch, Giants Summit In Kenya, Tusker Airshow & Maasai Mara KQ Marathon.
• Manages Bar In The Bush, which is Nairobi’s most refreshing beverage catering service, offering bespoke mobile bar services to corporates and high-networth private entities .
• Seasoned professional with great networks in East Africa within the corporate sector and entertainment industry.
With more than 20 years of agency experience under his belt, Jerad Gonne brings a unique perspective of branding to the digital landscape. He challenges his creative team to design experiences that invoke curiosity, engagement and participation, and above all remain strategically aligned with a client’s business objectives.
With his clients, Jared is a trusted advocate for their business. This relationship affords him the space to present stellar creative ideas that haven’t been done before. Instead of following others, Jared’s clients pave the way in new thinking around social and digital media, and with great success.
Audrey Kizito is a graduate from Tyndale University & Seminar with a B.A in Psychology and Business minor. Audrey is also a TV Host on Canadian Top TV station 416 and the City. Moreover, shes a Brand influencer for big cooperate such as Puretropix, 416 and the City
Tay Kelly is tasked with forming and overseeing EMI’s Thought Leadership Group which will focus on research and development of content to support the business strategy and communications needs of the agency and its clients. Tay will also work with EMI’s MD and the leadership team on growth strategies of the firm.
Tay is an experienced strategy consultant and business development leader known for competitive strategy development and implementation, and organizational strategy and capability building at the intersection of business and government.
Toronto based freelance videographer. Born in Russia, moved to Canada in 2015, finished high school in Toronto and currently taking a Broadcasting-Television program at Seneca College. Specializes in interviews, music videos, and promotional content. Enjoys being part of a team and putting creative ideas to work.
Kahindi James is an experienced film producer and marketer in the Kenya film industry with over 5 years experience.
Kahindi is a graduate from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (Diploma in Film Production) and The University of Nairobi (B.Com Marketing Major Second Class Upper Divison honors). He is also a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.
Kahind James is part of the new age of Kenyan film makers who are detrmined to take the Kenyan film industry to the world stage. He lives in Nairobi Kenya
Tim is the Social Media Manager at EMI, working in our digital, social, and creative services team.
Having spent over a decade leading social media strategy and guiding community management in house for brands and at agencies, Tim’s extensive hands on experience includes stints in sectors such as real estate, publishing, finance, luxury goods, education, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, travel, and telecom.
Prior to joining EMI, Tim worked as a consultant, refining marketing strategy, training community managers, 1:1 C-level social media training, and providing content editorial. Tim has also taught college classes on marketing metrics, and integrated marketing and communications
Oleksandra Shevchenko is a Toronto based freelance creative designer. Moreover, photographer and choreographer with 5 year experience. Currently a student of York University. Specializes in graphic design, logo design, animation, fashion / commercial photography and video directing.
Roselene is a creative content writer at Eminent Media Inc. Her role includes writing stories behind services offered by EMI to its clients and the outcome of the services offered.
Prior to joining EMI, Roselene worked in the marketing industry, as a brand ambassador for various clients and their brands, pushing the sale of various products and services in the marketing world.
She also works as a freelancer, a detail oriented, professional English audio transcriptionist and editor with over three years’ experience in the world of transcription. She has exceptional work ethic and strives to produce quality work for her clients, with utmost accuracy