In our new digital world, everyone is a content producer. As an advertising creative director with a passion for social media, Justin Reves leapt headlong into that digital world, masterminding a series of viral platforms and a social media consultancy. Reves delivers practical, hilarious, and data-driven talks on how businesses can take creative risks—punching above their weight class with digital-age marketing and storytelling.
How does a former advertising creative director join a NASCAR pit crew, work with Facebook’s Live team, or end up in The New York Times for starting an international “Moose War”? For Justin Reves, co-founder and Chief Storyteller at Pidgeon Social, it started with a decade of working with tech startups, ad agencies, and private sector marketing before waking up to the power of storytelling and social media. Now, he’s created videos that have reached hundreds of millions of people and shows others how to do the same. In his funny, fast-moving keynotes, Reves shares the stories, insights, and failures that he’s gathered, inspiring and educating you on what’s possible in this new digital world.
Before going rogue, Reves spent ten years leading teams in the traditional advertising and marketing worlds. With the papers in hand to become a partner at well-respected ad agency, he chose instead to start a blog, a vlog, and a YouTube tech channel to give him real-world experience for his social media consultancy. After creating over 200 videos that first year, he and Greg Moore, a fellow ad-man turned content-convert, started their Facebook Live show and co-founded a number of content platforms, including Pidgeon Social. His work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, The BBC, NBC, CBC, CTV, The Guardian ABC, CBS, and Stephen Colbert.