As one of very few marketers to work at both YouTube and Instagram, Jon hasn’t just seen the digital revolution; he helped create it. During five years at YouTube, Jon was Head of Creator Product Marketing. In this role, he worked with YouTube’s biggest celebrities and brands to grow their audiences — and their incomes. Last year, Instagram recruited Jon to lead marketing for their new video platform with goals of empowering a new generation of stars and businesses. Named Forbes 30 Under 30, Jon is heralded for “cracking the code for going viral” and ranked by NPR as “one of the best commencement speakers since 1774” alongside Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and John F. Kennedy.
Jon also has a track record of creating viral content himself. As the cartoonist behind “Every Vowel,” which Business Insider called “Dilbert for a new generation,” Jon built an audience of 400,000 subscribers who read his weekly comics.
Jon’s opening keynote will incorporate learning with laughter and insight with inspiration. No fluff. No BS. Only the practical tips, tools, and templates that audiences crave.