Former music exec to join disruption panel at RVX

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RESTON, Va. — As the former chief marketing officer at Beats by Dre, Omar Johnson helped take the company from $120 million to a $1.1 billion-dollar global icon and category leader, becoming the No. 1 premium headphone in North America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, the RV Industry Association reported.

His creative methods helped spearhead viral social campaigns and, on March 14, Johnson will join Katie Linendoll and Uri Levine for the RVX panel on industry disruption.

Attendees at the session will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how to drive innovation and encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators.

At Beats Electronics, Johnson was responsible for brand development, advertising, retail experience, entertainment/sports marketing, and digital marketing for all global brand marketing and advertising efforts. Adweek labeled Johnson a “brand genius” in 2013, and Business Insider named him one of the “most innovative CMOs” in 2016.

Prior to his role at Beats, Johnson led innovative marketing programs for international brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup.

Johnson built the Nike Plus sports music platform, establishing Nike’s first revenue-generating relationship with record labels and his team created an industry-first sports music program with Universal, Interscope, Sony, Capitol, Def Jam and more than 25 independent labels. The collaboration sold more than 5 million tracks and deepened the connection between music and sports, RVIA noted.

To register for RVX, visit www.rvx.org.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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