Georgii Speakman is an Australian who has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA for the past five years. Since arriving in LA (beg. 2013), Georgii has worked with startups: Playing an instrumental role in building companies from scratch and/or establishing new divisions within existing companies – predominantly across entertainment, disruptive innovation, media and new technologies. This has seen Georgii work with:
> Talent (numerous traditional, celebrity and influencer)
Georgii has a valuable skillset that spans across strategy, business development, project management, experiential, influencer and content marketing; communications and PR, social media, organizational development, branding and writing.
Georgii has joined Ignite Capital Partners – an LA based boutique merchant bank and entertainment law firm who specialize in disruptive innovations across media, entertainment and technology, having most recently worked for global insurgent media startup, blackpills as their Global VP of Marketing – establishing the marketing team and division from scratch; developing all foundational material for the brand (internally and externally) as it pertained to marketing, communications and PR. Prior, Georgii played an instrumental role in establishing from the ground up, and launching “Vol. 4” for ROC Nation as Director of Strategic Business Development: A new creative + consultancy agency. Georgii worked as the LA Business Director for brand consultancy, the projects*, having helped the business transition from events into global influence marketing with an experiential influencer lens. Formerly, Georgii worked with IZEA (the largest influencer marketing network in the (USA) – home to over 300K + influencers, across all leading social channels, including celebrities, athletes, musicians, reality TV stars, YouTubers, Bloggers, etc) as the Director of Influencer Marketing (Entertainment) – launching their first time west coast entertainment arm. Georgii is the Founder/Creator of The People Series – a platform that explores subjects and individuals in and around Los Angeles on topic of entertainment, tech/innovation and disruptive media, which is available via iTunes and Dash Radio (currently on hold due to prior employment contractual arrangements).
Prior to LA, Georgii accumulated in excess of 8 + years experience across PR, marketing, communications, brand consultancy, business development and social media; with startups, agencies through to Fortune 100 brands.
Georgii has spoken at workshops and on panels addressing subjects within the disruptive media / tech / entertainment / influencer space (for Digital Hollywood, Digital LA, Digital Entertainment World Expo, Silicon Beach Festival, Ambition, Northern Sound System), and holds advisory roles for ILA Global, Upper Diamond, and SAMO VR. Philanthropy has always been and will continue to be a passion; having worked with, spoken to, served, mentored and sponsored groups, such as Sunrise Children’s Association (Nepal), Ambition Entrepreneurial Program (LA), The Smith Family (AUS) and A Place Called Home (LA).
Panels: ‘Digital LA’ at the famous ‘House of Blues‘ (Actors and Musicians looking to ‘socialize their careers and monetize their platforms’); DEW – the ‘Digital Entertainment World Expo’ 2015 (‘Is Silicon Beach hyper reality or fact?’); at ‘Digital Hollywood’ on topic of (‘Growing Revenue + Users: Content, Marketing & Tech Trends across Social, Mobile, MCN’s and Influencers’); at ‘Silicon Beach Festival‘ 2015 on topic of (‘Start-Up Marketing’); and on two Fall 2015 ‘Digital Hollywood’ panels – (‘Growing Revenue & Users: Tech Start-Up’s’) and (‘The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media’), Hosted by Alliance for Women in Media Socal. Georgii Moderated the Fireside chat with Freya Estreller & Natasha Case called “Don’t Believe The Hype: Entrepreneurship Unfiltered” for the Worthy Women 2016 Conference, LA and was recently hand selected by Audrey Bellis (Founder, Worthy Women Conference) as an inaugural 100 #WomenofWorth.
Personal inspirations include photography, travel, art, architecture, music, film and television, urban culture; being exposed to incredible ideas and innovation in and around Silicon Beach, and being influenced by genuine game-changers and shape shifters of culture, community, business and the arts. Georgii is qualified with a Bachelor of Business Communications and Film & Television, majoring in Corporate Communications and Marketing, and has near completed a Masters in Arts (Writing).