"Rotimi is the perfect choice for this season's campaign. He is a rare talent who embodies AKOO's mantra of self mastery as he continuously strives for excellence in his artistry," says Director of Marketing & Public Relations of AKOO Clothing, Jeff Belizaire.
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- Republic of LettersOwner, present
Jeff Belizaire is founder and creative director of the Republic of Letters, a NYC-based business strategy and marketing collective. Comprised of the world’s top strategists, creatives and executioners, ROL is heavily sought-after by brands and agencies seeking breakthrough-marketing solutions that are unique, relevant and revenue generating. Belizaire's unique talent for brand-building, strategic focus and program implementation is recognized by a wide range of clients.
As former Marketing Director for the RP55 Group, an apparel and fashion accessory conglomerate, Belizaire was directly responsible for all advertising and promotional efforts of it’s multiple licensees. Before joining RP55 Group, Jeff Belizaire served as the Senior Marketing Manager of Boost Mobile, the lifestyle-based telecommunications division of Sprint Corporation. While at Boost Mobile, he was responsible for regional marketing initiatives and national campaigns focused on the gen-y demographic. By tapping into his entertainment resources and combining them with relevant consumer passion points, he spearheaded the development of groundbreaking platforms.
Belizaire's keen marketing sense and sharp intuition make him a distinguished authority in global youth culture. In 2009, he was selected to deliver the keynote address at the United Nations inaugural commencement of New York City’s first world soccer festival, Copa NYC. The following year, Belizaire was invited to Dubai and South Africa to curate a series of soccer inspired exhibits during World Cup 2010.
For ten years, Belizaire has been a proven marketer in a variety of industries. Before joining Boost Mobile, he was the Global Brand Manager New Era Cap Company. Prior to joining New Era Cap, Belizaire launched a youth marketing agency, Krush World Media – a media/pop culture think-tank and lifestyle-marketing boutique.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst