The Creative Network

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The Most Powerful Creative Marketplace

Welcome to StudioVox – the next generation marketplace that’s revolutionizing how creative work and the people behind it are discovered and hired. 

Where Creativity and Opportunity Unite

The StudioVox platform brings together the best that the creative world has to offer, the ultimate environment where creative pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, creative companies and change makers promote their work, connect with other creative people and hire world-class talent for their projects. 

Brave New Creative World

There’s no denying that the Internet and social media have changed the way we experience creativity and the demand for creativity.  We’ve become a visually hungry world with unlimited media channels.

This shift has accelerated the need for graphic designers, filmmakers, writers, animators, game designers, effect specialists, photographers, and people with fresh ideas. It has literally exploded creative opportunities around the world, the need for creative talent and an effective way to find them.

Amplifing this brave new world is social media. A revolution, where now any person can become the media, and any person can become a brand. It's no longer the "good ol' boy" network where only a few select individuals are chosen for success.  Time for DEMOCRATIZATION - a level playing field, where every person has the same opportunity to be discovered.

Why We're Doing It
The Creative Industry Landscape is shifting - The music industry is virtually UNRECOGNIZABLE with the emergence of iTunes. The publishing industry is REELING as readers move online and Big Box office CUTS are forcing filmmakers to find new ways to get movies made.

As the old systems crumble, forecasters predict that creative professionals will work more independently of big organizations, they'll seek innovative ways to find creative work, and need more effective ways to get exposure for their work. 

This combination of accelerated need, revolutionary climate and shifting landscape creates the perfect storm;  An extraordinary opportunity for DISRUPTION - A platform that brings Producers (Creative Professionals) and Consumers (Those who buy, provide services or make hires) together in high value exchanges.  Creating the perfect marketplace to empower creative professionals to build their brand, promote their work globally, collaborate with peers, and find their next job.

StudioVox is the only platform to combine these key elements and is well positioned to take advantage of this new climate.

How We're Different

A Disruptive New Platform for Creative Professionals

Creative professionals can’t exist in isolation. Yet, they’re completely underserved by existing digital platforms. LinkedIn is too limiting for creatives who need to showcase themselves outside of a traditional resume format and Facebook isn’t considered a professional destination.

StudioVox fills the gap as the credible platform for creatives to:

  • Showcase and promote their work
  • Connect with industry and peers
  • Collaborate on new projects
  • Find their next job

StudioVox is the only platform that brings together all stakeholders in the creative process, from the creators to the companies looking to hire them to the audiences who enjoy the fruits of their labor.

A small number of creative niche sites do exist, but they’re underutilized, their audiences are fragmented, and they only focus on a single piece of the puzzle. We’ve created a platform that gives everyone a seat at the table and gives them the tools to have a rich conversation and discover opportunities.

We Deliver Promotion & Opportunities

We've combined the two things creative professionals want most; more exposure for their creative work and more opportunities to get hired.

More Exposure - ONE PUSH
A key differentiator is our “One Push” upload to all other social media channels. Users upload their content, images, video, or music to StudioVox and instantly push it out to all other outlets: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, and SoundCloud, all at the same time. It's super-fast and super-easy.

More Opportunities - FIND
Another key differentiator is our FIND functionality.  Our users can now FIND the perfect talent to build their ideal creative team easier than ever with our Search and Compare feature, the first of its kind in the industry - leveraging Geo-locations, Interests and Keyword searches along with our proprietary algorithm technology which uses behavioural patterns and learned data to predict and present the specific information our users are searching for.

Whatever their creative need, we've got them covered.

StudioVox is truly “The Creative Network”. There's simply no other site out there that gives creatives the tools they need to succeed, all in one convenient place. 

StudioVox Traction & Milestones

Successfully met and exceeded Series AA fundraising goals of $500K, extending to $750K, closing round at $890K to include all interested investors.

Currently in a "Series A" raising $2.75M. Successfuly raised $2M with $750K left to go.

Built for Global Reach, with users on every continent representing 97 countries.

Exculsive partnership with Sundance.

Meet the Team

Mazen Hijleh - Co-Founder, CEO

Developer of advanced technology infrastructures for multi-million-dollar clients. 

Mazen has spent his 20-year career developing advanced technology infrastructures for clients such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ticket Master, Whole Foods, LA Clippers, and Westfield Malls. From building data centers that meet the strictest of industry standards, to securing corporate networks, to laying data and voice infrastructures that are scalable, secure and reliable – Mazen’s done it all. Most importantly, Mazen has the proven ability to reach “return on investment” goals while improving business practices through technology. He’s led large teams of vendors and partners on complex projects, while successfully managing multi-million dollar technology budgets.

Amanda Slingerland - Co-Founder, CMO

Marketing & Business Development veteran with a passion for connecting smart, creative people. 

Inspired by the magic that occurs when connecting smart, creative people, Amanda developed the concept for StudioVox with her business partner Mazen Hijleh. Prior to StudioVox, Amanda was a marketing and business development executive in the architecture industry where she put teams of creative people together for high-end projects, for clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., and Hilton Hotels. Following that, she became an executive coach at Dale Carnegie, Inc. where she honed her skills in “Winning Friends and Influencing People.” While with Carnegie she worked with executives and their managers to strengthen their leadership skills and discover the keys to creating great teams; attitude, action and people. Amanda’s formal education is in marketing, communications and design. She completed her degree at the University of Utah and attended Woodbury University’s Interior Architecture program.

Board of Advisors

Steve Wadsworth

CEO of Tapjoy and former President of Walt Disney Interactive Media Group 

Steve is the President, CEO and Board of Directors Member of Tapjoy, a mobile advertising and monetization platform for mobile apps. Steve spent 11 years as the President of Walt Disney's Interactive Media Group and is a leading authority in building successful online businesses including the number-one kids' site, the number-one sports' site and ABC television branded sites. He led DIMG's global creation and delivery of content across interactive media platforms including, mobile, Internet, video games, and social media. He also served as chairman and chairman emeritus of the Board of Internet Advertising Bureau and was named to The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power 50 List in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Bob Sirmans

Board of Directors CareerBuilder, VP of Strategy and Business Development TENGA Digital (formerly Gannett), former Senior VP Business Development AOL  

A passionate negotiator and dealmaker, Bob spent seven years as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at AOL. He was responsible for multiple business development teams supporting $850 million in annual revenue across AOL's content, programming, commerce, marketing and product businesses. He personally negotiated, restructured, and closed close to one billion dollars of partnerships including relationships with mission-critical partners. He is an expert at leading complex negotiations and transactions, managing and growing strategic client relationships and creating and executing business strategies with twenty years of experience. Currently, Bob is the Vice President, Business Development at TENGA and on the Board of Directors at CareerBuilder.

Scott Donaton

Chief Content Officer at Digitas LBi, former Publisher and Editor of Entertainment Weekly and Advertising Age 

Scott is the Chief Content Officer at Digitas LBi, a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age. An advertising agency veteran, Scott is the former CEO and founder of Ensemble Branded Content (IPG Media Brands) where he led teams of award-winning content strategists and producers around the globe who developed creative programs for clients, including Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, and Sony. A recognized expert on branding and media, Scott was honored as one of the most 21 Intriguing People in Media and recognized for his "uncanny ability to anticipate the next big thing." In 2012, his work on “Always Open,” an original web series garnered Scott a Cannes Lion in the Branded Content category. Prior to Digitas and Ensemble, Scott served as the publisher and editor of Entertainment Weekly and Advertising Age. During his tenure with Advertising Age, Scott founded Ad Age China, and launched the highly regarded multi-platform franchise Madison & Vine.

Larry Thompson

President of Ringling College of Art and Design and Chairman of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) 

Dr. Larry R. Thompson is currently serving his 15th year as president of Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota, Florida. Ringling College of Art and Design is one of the premier art and design colleges in the country. Dr. Thompson is responsible for transforming Ringling College into one of the most prestigious design colleges in the US, attracting recruiters from the world’s most creative companies, including: Amazon, Apple, BMW, Disney, DreamWorks, Lego, Lions Gate, Pixar, Saatchi & Saatchi, Universal, etc. Prior to his Ringling College post, Dr. Thompson was founding director and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Thompson was responsible for making the Hall of Fame a reality, including raising the money for it, working with architect I. M. Pei to design it and directing preparations for its construction. Currently, Dr. Thompson is also the Chairman of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) which is a consortium of the top 43 art and design schools in the US and Canada.

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