Former CEO of Bunim-Murray Productions takes the helm of digital marketing and social media firm known for industry’s largest influencer network
LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2018 – Elevator Studio, a leading digital, social media and influencer marketing company that works with leading brands around the world, has named entertainment industry veteran Joey Carson as president and CEO. Carson will oversee all day-to-day operations of the company, including client services and new business development. Carson will report to co-founders Dan Fleyshman and Branden Hampton.
Before joining Elevator Studio, Carson worked with several startups and ventures in the digital media and entertainment industries in Southern and Northern California. Previously, Carson was the CEO of television-industry leader Bunim-Murray Productions where he guided the company in the pioneering of the reality television genre that developed and produced hits shows such as “The Real World,” “The Simple Life,” “Starting Over” and “The Bad Girls Club.” Earlier, Carson oversaw Fox’s 20th Television $100 million production division where he was responsible for a production slate that included the hit shows “Cops,” “Divorce Court” and “America’s Most Wanted.” Carson also held a variety of financial positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
His television credits during the past 25 years include a variety of programming for MTV, HBO, A&E, FOX, ABC and NBC. The Producers’ Guild of America and The Hollywood Reporter selected Carson as one of the top 50 producers and innovators shaping the future of digital entertainment.
“I have great respect for the phenomenal business that Dan and Branden have built with Elevator Studio and who they are as people,” said Carson. “Being able to combine our digital content production capabilities with an extensive influencer network enables us to offer brands an unprecedented level of reach and impact.”
Elevator Studio works with a variety of private clients and brands including Postmates, Lyft, Fit Tea, Fashion Nova and 1st Phorm.
“Our business has grown exponentially during the past year and I greatly look forward to working with Joey to harness our entrepreneurial vision and bring Elevator Studio to the next level as a major force in digital advertising, content creation and influencer marketing,” said Hampton.
Elevator Studio is a digital, social media and influencer marketing company that helps brands connect with and influence consumers through meaningful and high-impact engagement. The company works with clients to develop growth strategies, craft messages that resonate, create brand experiences, produce compelling content and connect with the most prominent and influential voices on social media. The company manages a portfolio of investments through Elevator Ventures, which consists of companies in which it both invests and helps grow through product development, distribution and marketing. Elevator Nights, also part of Elevator Studio, produces conferences and business networking events attended by thought-leaders in a variety of industries. Elevator Studio is headquartered in Los Angeles. More information can be found at www.Elevator.Studio and on social media (IG: @elevator; Twitter: @elevator_studio; Facebook: ElevatorStudio.co).