Chief Marketing Officer,
UNICEF: No Bedtime Story
The Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Good winning animation series, ‘Unfairy Tales’, depicts the heartbreaking plight of Syrian refugees through the eyes of children. The true stories bring to life the horrors the children are escaping, and the danger and uncertainty they face. It’s impossible to be unaffected by the ‘tales’. Nicholas Ledner, UNICEF and Steve Larkin, 180LA will share the story behind the campaign and discuss its effectiveness at promoting positive perceptions of the millions of refugee children around the world. #actofhumanity
About Stephen Larkin
In 2013 Stephen made the move out west to join 180LA as Chief Marketing Officer, leading new business development and agency growth. In the last three years the beachside agency has seen tremendous momentum with continual revenue growth and staffing increases. The agency has won roster spots for both Pepsi and HP. In addition, the agency has generated significant organic growth for both digital and social with existing clients. A rebranding project for the Oscars last year led to becoming agency of record for the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences – an account Stephen also runs in addition to driving growth for the office. Prior to 180LA, Stephen spent a decade at Mullen leading new business and running their Pittsburgh office as Managing Director. He worked on high-profile brands such as Bank of America, Stanley Tools, MSNBC, Planet Fitness and the Boston Bruins to name just a few.