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Sam Zises is the Founder and CEO of Learned Media, the Venture Marketing Agency. Learned Media specializes in branded content with a focus on social, mobile and earned media. We work alongside founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs, providing them with strategic and creative marketing services to help launch or grow their business. Learned Media has serviced clients including Budweiser, BlackBerry, David Blaine, RushCard, Michael C. Fina, SplashThat and MicahJesse, among others. Before Learned Media, Sam founded the social planning tech startup, Wendr, which was featured by Mashable two weeks after its launch as The # App for Planning Your Perfect Night. Prior to Wendr, Sam managed marketing and business development at Ogilvy Mathers industry leading entertainment marketing arm, OgilvyEntertainment. At OgilvyEntertainment, Sam worked on the groups corporate communications and public relations efforts, developed several original entertainment properties while also helping to execute campaigns for clients including American Express, UPS, Kodak and IBM. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Sam managed business and brand development for a leading social media agency, Big Fuel, where he worked to develop campaigns for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Fisher-Price, McDonalds, Yahoo and KFC. While at Ogilvy, Sam represented the organization as the youngest member of the As Branded Content Committee. Sam has served on the UJA-Federation of NYs Young Entertainment Executive Committee for more than four years. Sam is a leader of the Northeastern University New York City Alumni Chapter, where he graduated with a degree in communications and a concentration in media studies. Sam serves as Founder and Chair of the Birthright Israel Alumni Council of New York and has played host to several YJP Media events throughout Manhattan. Sam is also the youngest member of the Branded Content Marketing Associations (BCMA) Advisory Board.