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MediaATX Panel ft. R/GA & Beast Editorial | R/GA Austin | Wednesday, 24. January 2018

Colaborator's January MediaATX Panel will be featuring executives from R/GA + Beast Editorial, two of the most innovative creative services agencies in Austin, and leading trends in digital and video content internationally. Are you interested in branded content, becoming involved in high-end video production, or new advertising strategies? Come meet and network with the best in the business!

Location: R/GA Austin Office, 405 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite 300 Austin, TX, 78703
Time: Wednesday January 24th 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
As always, free tacos, beer, + wine will be provided! Be ready to stay the entire duration as we will begin with a panel that then opens up into smaller groups where you can speak more intimately with the panelists. Panel will begin promptly at 7pm. Are you a video professional looking for work? Check out:
Moderated by Josh Rubin, Executive Director of The Daily Dot.

Laura Beattie- Senior Content Producer, R/GA
Laura Beattie is a senior content producer in R/GA’s Austin office, focused on delivering great content to clients in today's dynamic media and advertising landscape. She’s worked on Crocs, Royal Caribbean, Verizon, RaceTrac, Constellation Brands and Chobani.

Prior to joining R/GA, Laura spent five years in the Casino division at C3 Presents where she focused on music marketing and event production. When she wasn’t managing her accounts, she was busy helping to produce over 20 live events including Austin City Limits Music Festival, the NFL Draft, and the Presidential Inauguration (just to name a few small ones). In her spare her time, you can find her eating tacos and riding her bike through the hill country.
Jonathan Woytek- Executive Creative Director, R/GA
As ECD, Jonathan Woytek is helping to grow and shape the direction of the Austin office by serving as key creative lead, including product and partner work. Prior to R/GA, he was Executive Creative Director at Pereira & O'Dell, and has also held senior roles at MRM Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup, Digitas, Publicis, and Razorfish.

He brings over 16 years of experience to R/GA, ranging from user experience to overseeing development and implementation of global advertising campaigns. He has created award-winning work for clients such as the Skype "Stay Together" campaign featuring "The Born Friends Family Portrait,” and the LEGO/DC Superhero Moviemaker mobile app. His most recent work includes the "It's Good Not to be Home" global campaign for Hyatt Regency, the "More Than Just Chocolate" holiday campaign for Godiva, and a Corona Beach Break app in support of the global "Find Your Beach" campaign.

Over the course of his career, Jonathan has been named “One of the 30 Most Creative People in Mobile Advertising” by Business Insider, and the work he’s helped create has received multiple awards and accolades, including Cannes Lions, London International Awards, Webbys, One Show, and Communication Arts Awards. Jonathan has served on Branded Content and Entertainment juries for One Show, London International Awards, and the Interactive jury for the Clio awards. An Austin native, Jonathan holds a BA in English from Texas State University.
Ron Rendon- Executive Producer, Beast Editorial
Ron Rendon is the executive producer of Beast’s Austin office where he provides creative solutions for his advertising agency and corporate clients. Beast Austin is a creative editorial and VFX shop focusing on quality broadcast and digital content for a variety of brands including Dodge, Bumble, Crocs, Whataburger, Reliant Energy, Lee Jeans, and most recently, Joseph A Banks. Beast has offices in larger markets across the country and is owned by Deluxe Corporation.

Ron has been a fixture in the Austin advertising and production community for almost 22 years where he has worked for various companies like Charlie Uniform Tango, 501 Post, and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas during his career. When Ron isn’t overseeing the quality editorial work at Beast Austin, he’s more than likely combing the internet for vintage movie posters, practicing his Billy Jack roundhouse kicks, or running his side-hustle karaoke business.