Gahan (@brendangahan) is a YouTube expert helping Fortune 500 brands with their YouTube influencer and community building campaigns. He was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising, invited to the White House as one of the nation’s youth leaders to advise on how to get the word out about the Affordable Care Act, and was named one of the 25 Top YouTube Business Power Players for 2013.
Brendan was previously the VP of Brand Strategy at Fullscreen, the number one YouTube multi-channel network, and the Director of Social Media for the creative agency Mekanism. Brendan has been responsible for creating social media campaigns and strategies for clients including Pepsi, Virgin Mobile, Axe, and 20th Century Fox.
Brendan was among the first to leverage YouTube stars – partnering with Smosh in 2006. He has since orchestrated digital influencer and viral campaigns including the 18th most viral ad of all time. He also drove the implementation of the first ever ad integrations on Imgur and Formspring.