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Alona Fromberg-Elkayam
FOUNDER
Alona Fromberg-Elkayam, aka Brandinista®, is an award-winning creative director, brand builder, designer, and speaker.  As former founder of Marriott’s Content Studio, most recently Editor-In-Chief for IBM, and founder of a digital brand agency that was sold in 2013 (321 Worldwide), Alona has launched and relaunched some of the most well-known brands of this decade from BotoxCosmetic® to IBM Services and the Pod Hotel. 
 
Alona cut her teeth in the agency world at venerable studios like Razorfish, Saatchi, and Grey. In between, she created a brand of her own, an e-commerce on-demand lifestyle brand. Alona speaks and writes about brand, content, diversity/inclusion for Huffington Post, SXSW, Internet Week and is a mentor for startups at General Assembly and 1776. She is working on a children’s book for professional adults on how to build brands entitled, Bringing Up Brand.
 
She left IBM in March to launch her second agency, Far From Timid, and has a roster of clients including Brookings Institute, Eden, IBM, and Marriott. 
 
She is excited to meet you.
 
 
Marc Garbarini
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A graduate of Syracuse University’s Advertising Design program, and a current student at Georgetown University pursuing a Masters of Integrated Marketing Communication, Marc has spent the last 20+ years in the NYC ad agency scene – beginning as an Art Director in the direct marketing space. A 10-year veteran of Digitas, in 2013 he led a cross network creative team for Publicis’ agency-of-record pitch for JP Morgan Chase, won, and helped launch the ROAR agency.  Marc teaches advertising at the Miami Ad School.
 
He is passionate about creating captivating content that drives devotion as well as business results. He’s very happy to meet you.