Jonathan Mildenhall

Former CMO of Airbnb

Jonathan is an internationally renowned thought leader in the worlds of business strategy and creative excellence. A proponent of purposeful branding – Jonathan is passionate about connecting consumers with brands in a meaningful, authentic way and building community-driven brands that promote positive societal change.

The former CMO of Airbnb (2014-17), Jonathan also led The Coca-Cola Company’s marketing initiatives from 2007-13 as VP of global advertising strategy and content excellence, where he radically overhauled Coke’s creative approach, overseeing a number of successful global campaigns.

His unique background also includes working with several of the world’s most recognizable brands including Audi, Smirnoff, General Motors, Guinness, and PlayStation. While at Airbnb, Jonathan propelled the company into becoming the world’s first community-driven SuperBrand.

Jonathan draws from his previous experiences to share strategies on creativity, corporate social responsibility, and branding with audiences around the world.

A champion of accelerating diversity in advertising, Jonathan also equips audiences with genuine ideas and insights on the role of disruption, creativity, inclusivity, and purposeful branding in sparking positive change and uniting humanity around a movement.

Jonathan is now running his own firm, 21st Century Brand, where he is helping high-profile startups and venture-capital firms in their creative and business strategy initiatives.

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Jonathan Mildenhall can speak on the following topics:

  • The Power of Purpose
  • The Business Case for Creativity
  • Building The World’s First Community-Driven Super Brand