Saturday, March 24, 2018

Jonathan Mildenhall Selected as 2018 PRSA Conference Keynote Speaker

The recipient of a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Northern Colorado, Ryan Shucard serves as Vice President of Media Relations with Washington, D.C.-based SevenTwenty Strategies, where he directs content development and media outreach for clients. Augmenting his professional pursuits, Ryan Shucard holds membership with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

The 2018 PRSA International Conference will be held from October 7 to 9 in Austin, Texas. Guests will have the opportunity to network with thousands of colleagues as well as more than 150 industry experts from a variety of business sectors. There will also be technique-based workshops and educational programs covering subjects such as integrated marketing, leadership and management, and special interests. The three-day conference will be kicked off by keynote speaker Jonathan Mildenhall, an internationally recognized marketing expert who previously served as chief marketing officer of Airbnb. 

The recipient of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Creative Marketer of the Year award in 2013, Mildenhall is a strong proponent of purposeful branding and creating authentic, community-driven brands that actively push for positive societal change. He was also named to Forbes' list of the World's Most Influential CMOs in 2017. In addition to his work with Airbnb, Mildenhall has helped shape marketing campaigns for popular brands such as Audi, Guinness, PlayStation, and Coca-Cola.