Recovering fine artist, comedy impresario, and marketing consultant Jamie Benson defies performance traditions and dares a mass audience to interact with art. Heralded as “Chaplin-like” by Backstage, “insightful and irreverent” by LA Weekly, Benson’s high meets low work has been presented throughout the U.S., across the international film festival circuit, featured in the Phaidon book Wild Art, and funded by Brooklyn Arts Council.
Benson is also a bonafide marketing nerd who graduated magna cum laude from Baruch College with a BA in digital communications. He revolutionizes how creative industries advocate for worthy causes through social media, press solicitation, email marketing, advertising, and search engine optimization. Wielding a bold, irreverent voice, Benson overrides the assumption that marketing is not a creative, humanistic pastime.
Through unorthodox strategy and shear strength of will, Benson has won features in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, NY1, PIX11, Brooklyn12 News, InStyle, NPR, Good Magazine, LA Weekly, Steve Harvey Show, and Dance Magazine. He’s worked with Sony Pictures, Houston Symphony, CUNY Dance Initiative, LMCC, Joyce Theater, Karole Armitage, and NYU Tisch. Rockwell Group’s Lily Binns says that “for all of the conferences, books, newsletters, and blogs we follow, Jamie’s approach is hands-down the best.” Learn more at jamiebenson.myportfolio.com.
You can also learn a bit more about Jamie’s speaking and training here.