- Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Wayfarer Studios, USA
- Executive Jury
Brandy Cole is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Wayfarer Studios, an independent financial and production engine pioneering purpose driven, multi-platform film and television productions that elevate and speak to the human spirit. Cole made the transition to executive after having spent 19 years as a Creative at places like TBWA\Chiat\Day, Tribal DDB, & Hook. Building a results-oriented approach to the business of creativity has allowed her to acquire the skills necessary to help market, promote and position a content studio bridging the gap between the traditional film/tv/media landscape to the wild west of content creation and monetization of 2020 and beyond. With proven success in domestic and global campaigns and turning such opportunities into increased agency dollars and award winning pieces, Cole has shown her ability to collaborate with extensive teams and deliver desired results. In addition, she is a builder with an entrepreneurial spirit who can recognize and create quality work whether as an individual or leading a team or mentoring others. Cole has worked with brands on global and national levels, previous clients include the GRAMMY Awards, Google, YouTube, Bud Light, E!/NBC, Buffalo Wild Wings, AMP Energy, PepsiCo, Absolut, Pepsi. Nissan, Infiniti, Buffalo Wild Wings, Stacy's Chips, Palm Beach Tan, BoomTown Casino, Casino Magic, Pro-Cuts/Regis and many more. She is a member of the Television Academy (EMMYs) and the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs). Cole has been previously listed through Business Insider as one of the Top 30 Most Creative Women Globally in Advertising (2016). A recent proud moment for Ms Cole was the invitation to the White House Summit for the United State of Women in Washington, D.C. where President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah, amongst several others, spoke about the empowerment of women. She is the proud mom of a SharPei-Lab Mix named Falkor. He inspired her to take on several passion projects for non-profit animal rescues and the rebranding of doggie daycares. If you’re lucky enough to work with Cole you can look forward to her celebratory Robot dance to celebrate great scenes captured!