One of the dopest rappers to emerge from the Seattle scene lately, Astronautalis is rumoured to be stopping by Victoria very soon. After a successful tour of Canada and Australia with Tegan and Sara and another successful tour with Eyedea and Abilities this emcee is starting to get some recognition and rightfully so. His live show is unparalleled and his freestyle skills unmatched. Check out the Youtube vid of his topic freestyling.
INFLUENCERS In-depth Series features Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, a brand management firm that arranges strategic partnerships between Pop Culture icons (Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, Lebron James, Justin Timberlake, etc.) and Fortune 500 companies.
In this episode, Steve Stoute discusses the concept of cool, how new cultural codes are redefining traditional corporation communication. He also talks about creating successful collaborations between Artists and Brands.
Named one of the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list and inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Achievement (2009), Steve Stoute is one of today’s most influential forces in entertainment marketing.
Arguably the center of the world, New York City, is perhaps the one of the first cities in the world to experience a new trend or idea going from a single person or a small group of people, to becoming a full-fledged, mass market deal. In R+I Creative’s new film, INFLUENCERS, the directors, Paul Rojanathra and Davis Johnson attempt to understand how trends and creativity become contagious; how influencers exert their influence, and how something grows from a happening into a phenomenon. The short documentary features interviews with New York City’s leading creatives from art to design to music, such as Jeff Staple, Dao Yi of Public School, and Rob Stone and Jon Cohen of Cornerstone. Learn how an influencer is an influencer, and check out the video.
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