Ryan has brought brands, press, and financing to Influential while transforming the Wild West of influencer marketing. Taking the entire space to new heights, his mission to optimize and streamline branded content with a data-first approach has already shifted the industry—and he’s just getting started. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Rollins College.
Afdhel is a brand strategist and marketer. As Director of Absolut Vodka, he leads the liquor company into numerous collaborative campaigns, from social media integration to big name music partnerships. Afdhel is the co-author of Good Is the New Cool: Market Like You Give A Damn, a guidebook for marketers that provides a new way to approach marketing, including interviews with marketing leaders.
Top minds from Quirky and GE discuss how an usual business partnership led to the rapid execution of crowdsourced inventions.