Its not often we are given a chance to look into the lives of some of the people who drive the machines behind the scene of this culture we all take part in in some fashion. R+I Creative created Influencers to look deeper into what it means to be just that, an influencer as well as the viral nature of trends and ideas. Featuring the Likes of Jeff Staple, Peskowitz and Sky Gellatly the film’s subject matter is certainly intelligent and well focused in nature making this one of the more highly anticipated project for myself. The full list of creatives is below ranging from entertainment, music, advertising and fashion, the knowledge that this film should be packed with may be the cornerstone for the careers of tomorrow.
Rob Stone: Rob is the Co-CEO of Cornerstone, a creative lifestyle marketing agency pioneer in branded content (Converse, Nike, Pepsi…).
He is also the Co-founder of The FADER Magazine which is the definitive voice of emerging music and the lifestyle that surrounds it.
Through in-depth reporting and a distinct street sensibility, The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the mainstream to the heart of the underground.
Jon Cohen: Jon is the Co-CEO of Cornerstone, a creative lifestyle marketing agency pioneer in branded content (Converse, Nike, Pepsi…). He is also the Co-founder of The FADER Magazine which is the definitive voice of emerging music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Through in-depth reporting and a distinct street sensibility, The FADER aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the mainstream to the heart of the underground.
Josh Peskowitz: Josh is a fashion editor, writer, stylist and consultant. According to filmmaker Jake Davis, not only is Josh Peskowitz one of the best dressed men he knows, but he is also one of the most articulate when it comes to style. Davis puts him in a small group of men that lead the pack in New York City. “Whether he is breaking down the difference between fashion and style or what makes something classic, Peskowitz is always insightful.”
Sky Gellatly: Sky is a marketing strategist, journalist and artist manager based in New York City.
He is the Director of Strategy for the marketing and PR agency EPIPHANY, the former Director of Marketing for the world-famous sneaker store Flight Club. He is also the Manager for DJ Neil Armstrong (Jay-Z’s Tour DJ, 2008 + 2009) and 13thWitness. Prior to his current duties, Sky served as an editor for Details Magazine, Complex Magazine and MTV.com. He has also contributed to GQ Magazine, Nylon Magazine, New York Magazine, and URB.
Deirdre Maloney: Deirdre is the Co-founder of BPMW Agency.
BPMW offers sales and public relations services to some of the world’s most sought after brands.
The agency is the producer of “Capsule”, the trade show for international progressive design for men and women that takes place in New York, Paris and Las Vegas. BMPW also produces Compass, the new directional shoe show in NYC that spotlights the world’s coolest footwear brands, from independent dress shoe designers to the big box sneaker labels.
Jeff Staple (C. Ng): Jeff Staple is the founder and the Creative Director of Staple Design (Reed Space, Nike, LVMH, Levi’s, Sony, Kia Soul, Oakley…) since 1997. He is also the owner of the Reed Space shops, which can be found in New York and Tokyo.
Jeff is one of the most influential people in street culture today.
Damon Crepin-Burr: Damon is the Creative Director at FullSIX NY.
He is also a contributing author of TheTrendWatch.com on strategies, marketing concepts and creations survey.
Dao-Yi Chow: Dao is the Creative Director and Co-founder of Public School, the finely tailored menswear fashion brand. His natural sense of style and innovative talent has established him as a pioneer in an array of creative arenas.
Previously the Creative Director for Sean “P. Diddy” Combsʼ Sean John line, he was responsible for getting the brand nominated for the CFDAʼs Best Menswear Designer award for four consecutive years, eventually taking home the coveted title in 2004.
David Gensler: David is a strategist, designer, creative director and publisher based in New York City. He is also the Co-Founder of The Keystone Design Union (The KDU) a Creative Strategic Consultancy.
During these last years, Gensler has helped grow creative businesses and build powerful brands such as Hennessy, Diesel, Reebok…