Fashion and Media: The New Influencers
fashion+media: the new influencers
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 pm
NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication, 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)
New York’s biggest and most exciting industries come together in fashion media, with jobs in PR, editorial content, marketing, blogging, and social media. Fashion media pros share how to break into this cutting-edge industry. RSVP
Annie Georgia Greenberg, Fashion Editor at Large, Video Host and Producer, Refinery29
Annie Georgia Greenberg is Refinery29's Fashion Editor at Large, a role that's evolved to accommodate her expansive presence as brand ambassador, video host, producer, and writer. Since beginning work with R29 in 2008, when she was hired to host the company's first-ever web-show, Annie has held the position of New York Editor, and later, Senior Style Editor, before shifting her focus to producing, hosting, and directing video full time. Annie has appeared on The Today's Show, Extra!, Access Hollywood, and The Wendy Williams Show among others and has been quoted in The New York Times and New York Observer. Annie has been featured in Seventeen, Scene, Cosmopolitan, and online at Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Allure, New York Magazine and more. She has also worked at Vogue, The Chicago Tribune, Nylon, and Lucky. In her free time (and in her mind) she is a poet, comedian, documentarian, and also Beyoncé.
Claire Knebl, Senior Manager, Content & Campaign Strategy, Glossier
Since joining Glossier, a direct-to-consumer beauty brand, in 2014, Claire has worked in editorial and marketing positions. She recently became Senior Manager of Marketing, Content, & Campaign Strategy, focused on planning product campaigns and executing marketing initiatives, especially those rooted in content and community. She works on both Glossier and Into The Gloss, the company's editorial outlet. Claire grew up in Michigan and moved to New York to study Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. Prior to joining Glossier, she worked at Teen Vogue in fashion-focused editorial roles.
phillip picardi, digital Editorial director, Teen Vogue
Phillip Picardi is Teen Vogue’s digital editorial director. In his role, Picardi manages and oversees the site’s daily editorial web content, video programming, and social media strategies. Under his leadership, TeenVogue.com has experienced unprecedented social growth and record traffic, officially becoming one of the top ten fastest growing sites in the industry. During his time at Teen Vogue, Picardi has spearheaded a complete website redesign, and shifted the content to focus on current events, fitness, sexual health and identity, all while tripling content production. A graduate of New York University, Picardi has held digital positions at Refinery29 and Lifestyle Mirror. He started his career in publishing as an intern at Teen Vogue.
moderator: RAESHEM NIJHON, CO-FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, FICTIONLESS
Raeshem is a leader and strategist driven by the desire to tell compelling stories. She is a two time CLIO Award winner, Shorty Award winner and a 2014 United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator Delegate. Raeshem is the former Executive Producer of MTV World, where she spearheaded nonfiction content development. She is the producer/director of MTV's docu-series Rebel Music, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival Doc Conference and was acquired by Netflix in 2014. Raeshem served as Executive Producer for Season 1 of Intel's award-winning The Music Experiment. As Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Fictionless, she oversees end-to-end content production of bold, authentic stories across platforms.