Associate Director of Social Media at Burrell Communications
Brandi Rand is an award-winning marketer with over 13 years in the advertising industry. Brandi has launched digital and integrated campaigns for many brands including AT&T and Uber, and her current client Toyota, and has led social media and influencer activations at events from the College Football Championship to the Soul Train Awards.
As a speaker and trainer, Brandi loves to educate on the power of social media, personal branding, diversity, and networking. Brandi currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair for the Dallas chapter of the American Advertising Federation and is a 2020 winner of a Silver and Bronze Telly award for her recent work on the For Jason: Black is Human campaign, which shed light on how the Covid-19 pandemic is adversely impacting the Black community.
Program Director, Platypus Media powered by ReviewTube
Raffaele Riconosciuto has been in the digital and online marketing space for over 20 years as a Creative Agency owner, in addition to holding positions as a Marketing Director, Program and Sales Director. He currently oversees operations and creative development for all accounts and consults with internal teams to grow affiliate based marketing efforts. In addition, to his current responsibilities, he also has over 20 years of digital, print, and video marketing, with an extensive background in web, SEO, and project management. Raffaele holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Jorge ‘Rosie’ Rosales
Associate Creative Director at Johnson & Sekin
When I’m not counting down days till to beginning of The State Fair of Texas, I’m wrestling and spoiling my hippopotamus of a bulldog. I am blessed to still be living and working in the very city I was born and raised in; Dallas, Texas. On a serious note, I art direct for fun. Don’t ask me how, but the discipline and brainwashing from the Marine Corps stuck around and has worked to my advantage on this one. Advertising is an amazing industry and has always ensured I’m never the smartest person in the room, and I’m more than okay with that, but one thing is for sure, I’m the hardest working one in the room.
Senior Account Manager, Strategist and Director of Video Production, Belo + Company
Collin Quick is a senior account manager and strategist at Belo + Company, where he oversees content and client interaction, specializing in the finance, retail, civic and non-profit fields. He also oversees the video department and is a Telly Award-winning video producer, helping create the first-ever heart transplant video filmed in 360 degrees. He engages with clients, bringing their stories and brands to life through interactive and engaging visual elements, and expand their marketing efforts through interactive video solutions. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he grew up in the Midwest, though has called Dallas home for the last 11 years.
Content Editor at WFAA
Fluent in English and Spanish, Lourdes Vazquez has utilized her bilingual skills to cover a wide range of topics from immigration to breaking news. Vazquez has worked as a reporter for a number of years in Dallas working in print, digital and television. Currently she is a content editor for WFAA a hybrid position between the assignment desk and digital storyteller.