Monday, March 3, 2008
The Marketing Guru is In
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Yalla Corporation is a fashion and culture-driven lifestyle marketing consultancy and music supervision company that combines a lifetime of industry know-how and connections with a conscientious vision for the future of our world. Services range from operational and marketing strategy to creative direction, media purchasing and production, event direction and management and public relations.
Ben Velez has turned a lifetime steeped in Downtown NYC culture into a craft for launching and growing brands. A multi-disciplinary background in everything from deejaying and music journalism to fashion styling and public relations, combined with an anal-retentive professionalism and a lifelong set of strong relationships with peer creatives and businesspeople alike, has led Velez through a successful and renowned career that has traversed the high-end sportswear, streetwear, action sports and music industries. Known for rebranding and growing the international streetwear brand Triple Five Soul (at which he served first as Global Brand Director before becoming Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations), his career travels have also included playing an integral role at both Burton Snowboards’ highest echelon outerwear/streetwear line, Analog and UK luxury streetwear brand, Maharishi. Velez maintains a ground-floor project sensitivity that has enabled him to proliferate brand awareness with resources as paltry as a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets. In addition to his corporate skillset, Velez has, over the course of his lifetime, built a strong, personal network of music personalities and industry folk with whom he collaborates with on various projects for advertising agencies and the film industry, alike.
AMVBBO // Benji B/Deviation // Eighty Twenty // GH A Visual Agency // The KDU // Ladies Lotto // MetroPop // Nossa // Subscript // Swindle Magazine // Ten Deep // Triple Five Soul // A Peace Treaty
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