Gobi is motivated and passionate. He was Born in London, England. He actually lived on the top right floor of the building in the Beatles Abbey Road album cover.
He worked his way up as a production assistant, production manager and producer, before being given his first directing gig by acclaimed rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. His first music video is still hold the record as one of the most played videos on MTV.
He's gone on to direct and produce over 350 videos and commercials. He's had the pleasure of working with A list talent such as Alicia Keys, Missy, Trent Reznor, Tupac, Snoop, Dre, Mary J. Blige, Yoko Ono and many more. He's also directed commercials for HP, Shell, Nestle, Hot Pockets, Butterfinger and Microsoft.
He's produced 3D Film Festivals in Asia, concert events in South Africa and been responsible for award winning branded content for brands such as Butterfingers and Hot Pockets that have garnered over a BILLION media impressions. He's producing 7Dayz, a film about the 6 nights he sat security for Tupac Shakur in Vegas, after the rapper was shot.
Originally from South Africa, Jared has cultivated an accomplished and extensive career as a senior creative executive in branding, advertising, digital media content & technology for some of the largest advertising and marketing conglomerates in the world across 4 continents.
Jared brings creative management experience forged from over a decade in the corporate world from working at companies like WPP & Edelman along with having founded and managed 2 new media startups. While his early career focus was across traditional advertising, he quickly transformed his attention to the digital transformation that shook the industry and became a leading strategic thinker across digital and social media lead by content development.
Jared’s clients have included global brands such as: Nikon, Samsung, McDonalds, Sara Lee, Deloitte, Pitney Bowes, Subaru, Booking.com, Vimeo, Jet Blue, Virgin America, United Airlines, Clorox, CoverGirl, ClearChannel, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Diagio, Microsoft,Nikon, Purina, VitaminWater, Ebay, Walmart, Ben & Jerry’s, Microsoft, HP, Starbucks, Burger King, Quaker, Amtrak, American Heart Association, Unilever, Glaxo Smith Kline and Sundance Institute.
Karen brings her passion for empowering socially responsible companies to turn their vision into reality. With a Bolivian artist mother & a father with an international career, Karen made the most of a global upbringing and traveled and worked in over 70 countries in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia & Africa. This global lifestyle has broadened her personal outlook on life & has fueled her desire to have a positive impact.
Karen has a career spanning 17+ years, she has held management positions with Fortune 500 to family owned businesses, including positions for celebrity brands such as George Foreman, Bob Marley and Akon.
Karen supports organizations in strategic planning, business development, events, marketing and branding. She has the ability to attract and research the right partners and investors for businesses.
Currently, Karen is the Chief Marketing Office (CMO) for Akon Lighting Africa in a strategic role in the planning and marketing of this initiative bringing solar energy solutions to 1 million rural households in 17 countries. Here Karen worked with several agencies to produce marketing and video content resulting in over 2,000 articles and worldwide coverage in over 50 countries.
In 2010, Karen collaborated with Gobi on a video project for the House of Marley. They have been collaborating ever since. Karen was founding member of House of Marley leadership team and 1Love.org charity. Here, Karen played a strategic role in launching the brand in 33 countries in 3 years with the goal, to create a better world and spread Bob Marley’s vision through earth friendly products.