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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 1:40pm
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Founders Luncheon: Brands in the Age of Distraction 


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What makes some brands soar in our multi-channel, user-generated world, while others crash and burn? Branding veterans trade insights - and horror stories - from the front lines.

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Margo Bulka

Senior Product Strategist, WillowTree
Margo is a Senior Product Strategist at WillowTree in Charlottesville, Virginia. She works with Fortune 500 clients (including HBO, Regal Cinemas, and Wyndham Hotels) to develop and hone concepts for mobile, web and IoT applications by performing user-centered research in tandem with... Read More →

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Z Bryant

Creative Director, Journey Group
Zack Bryant leads Journey Group’s digital studio—crafting web and video projects that are goal driven and people centered. He’s dogged about carving the right path from intention to outcome, pursuing results in which a few seconds on a screen give way to meaningful experiences... Read More →
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Magnus Hierta

Founder & Executive Creative Director, Hue&Cry
Magnus Hierta is the Creative Director at The Martin Agency and Founder / ECD of Hue&Cry. From design to animation, advertising, architecture, photography, or any other creative field, he prefers not to think of each as a professional silo standing on its own. The act of applying... Read More →
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Darcey Lacy

Founder & Creative Director, Watermark Design
Over the last 10 years, Darcey has grown Watermark Design into an award-winning branding and package design studio, serving businesses nationally, and gathering accolades from The Dieline and HOW Magazine, among others.
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Lindsey Norment

Interim Brand Director, Virginia Tourism Corporation
Lindsey Norment serves as the Interim Brand Director for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In this capacity, she leads the Brand department to strategically execute the vision of the iconic Virginia is for Lovers brand. Ms. Norment was raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate... Read More →

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Sir Speedy

Decades of experience. Industry leadership. Attentive customer service. These & more define Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing. For decades, companies have made us part of an iconic ritual: Got a challenge, go to Sir Speedy. Our people have a "whatever it takes" attitude. Add... Read More →
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We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.
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Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.

Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Downtown Grille
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