30 Below 30: Advertising Professionals
  • Ellie Mirman
    Age: 28
    • Company HubSpot
    • Job Title Inbound Marketing Head

    Ellie Mirman is a true and focused leader of a great team of marketers. Ellie offers much experience to HubSpot. Ellie and her team are currently paying close attention to inbound lead generation. This qualified team that Ellie manages takes responsibility for every inbound channel. Ellie studied and graduated from McGill International. She did so with great distinction. She received a BA in World Religions. Her skills and knowledge ensured her abilities to launch several of HubSpot's many marketing initiatives. Ellie can also take credit for her leadership in the HubSpot chapter of Toastmasters. Ellie Mirman is a true asset with her management of inbound marketing at HubSpot.

  • Kevin Weir
    Age: 27
    • Company Droga5
    • Job Title Art Director

    As Art Director at New York City's Droga5 since May 2012, Kevin Weir offers a different sensibility to such things as the presentation of old photos or simply a general outlook on the world. Presenting the photos in amusing GIFs or taking a whimsical approach to the standard online biography, Weir sets himself apart from the usual creative approach. Weir grew up just outside of Binghamton, New York and graduated from Penn State, also studying abroad in Australia. He later earned a Master's of Science degree in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Brandcenter. During his time at VCU, Weir served as a creative intern at California-based marketing agency David & Goliath.

  • Melissa Rosenthal
    Age: 25
    • Company BuzzFeed
    • Job Title Creative Services Dir.

    As Director of Creative Services for Buzzfeed, 25-year-old Melissa Rosenthal's job is to create sponsored content campaigns on the website for a vast number of brands looking to connect with millennials. Much of the content ends up on Facebook as a way to engage younger audiences, usually manifesting itself in multiple-choice quizzes. Just four years ago, Rosenthal was an editorial intern for the site, which began in 2006. She gained a good deal of experience in marketing just from osmosis: her father worked for a marketing agency. Her first trip into the marketing world was during high school days, when she promoted music labels and brands.

  • Billie Edington
    Age: 27
    • Company Soho House Group
    • Job Title Digital Marketing Mgr.

    Billie Edington is the Digital Marketing Manager for SoHo House Group, a private members club for those in the film, arts, and other creative industries. Billie attended Columbia University in New York City where she majored in American Studies. Billie Edington has an impressive resume. She has served as a fashion and entertainment writer for MTV Networks, as well as as a strategist, analyst, and manager of SapienNitro. Billie is located in the New York City area.

  • Maria Alegre
    Age: 28
    • Company Chartboost
    • Job Title Founder / CEO

    Maria Alegre is the CEO and co-founder of Chartboost, a company dedicated to mobile gaming technology. Chartboost helps game developers to find users and monetize their games. Maria has previously worked with Abiquo, a Cloud software developer. She was also an early team member of Tapolous, which was later acquired by Disney Mobile. Maria Alegre and has been named as one of Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 as an innovative market leader and is located in the San Francisco area.

  • Callie Schweitzer
    Age: 26
    • Company Times Magazine
    • Job Title Digital Innovations Dir.

    Callie Schweitzer is currently serving as the Editorial Director for Audience Strategy at Time Inc. after a recent move from her post as Director of Digital Innovation at Time Magazine. Prior to her work with Time Magazine, Schweitzer worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Vox Media, Inc. and was also the Deputy Publisher for the Talking Points Memo. Schweitzer has been identified by Forbes, Time Magazine, and Business Insider for her exemplary work in the media and tech industries. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

  • Andrew Bleeker
    Age: 28
    • Company Hill & Knowlton
    • Job Title Worldwide Pract. Leader

    Andrew Bleeker is the global digital practice director of Hill + Knowlton Strategies. Andrew Bleeker has a strong background in advertising and marketing. He is the founder of the interactive agency, Bully Pulpit, which has allowed him to work with an impressive list of clientele. Previous clients include the Alliance for Climate Protection, the USO, and LIVESTRONG. Andrew helped to deliver an awe inspiring, and at the time, groundbreaking internet advertising presence when he served for Obama for America as part of the 2008 general election.

  • Dane Jerabek
    Age: 27
    • Company Adweek
    • Job Title Marketing Coordinator

    Dane Jerabek is the current marketing coordinator for Adweek, a popular magazine and website featuring news, advertising, branding, television, and more. Jerabek has served as the marketing coordinator with Adweek for the past ten months, but started out with the company back in 2011 as an executive assistant to the publisher and the executive director of custom content. Prior to coming on board with Adweek, Dane Jerabek was the executive and personal assistant to Liz Robbins of Liz Robbins Associates. Additionally, Jerabek has completed internships with Saturday Night Live and St. Ann's Warehouse. Jerabek holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University.

  • Brian Wong
    Age: 23
    • Company Kiip
    • Job Title Founders & CEO

    Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile rewards network that has attracted a significant amount of investment funding over the past four years. Before starting his own company, Wong worked in developing partner relations for Digg.com, and successfully launched the site's Android mobile application. Brian Wong has additionally founded three other projects: Aer Marketing, Inc. (2008), Followformation.com (2009), and Rocketkick (2009). He also serves on the Digital Advisory Board for American Express OPEN and the Microsoft Canada Digital Advisory Board. Wong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, and received his degree when he was just 18 years old.

  • Megan Man
    Age: 27
    • Company Freelance
    • Job Title Creative Director

    Megan Man was named as one of Business Insider's Top 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30 in 2014. Megan has spent the last five years serving as the creative director and designer for Huge. Megan Man helped to create the American Express brand design, during her time at Huge, and has brought about more than fifty creative projects for the brand. Megan has an impressive list of previous clients that include Google, Newsweek, and American Greetings. Megan Man is currently accepting project proposals