Justin Antony is Instagram’s head of emerging talent partnerships based out of Los Angeles, California. In his role Antony helps actors, musicians, digital influencers and video creators leverage Instagram to build their personal brand and expand their audience globally. Antony also leads Instagram’s work in youth culture and trends within the entertainment community.
Previously, Antony was vice president of social media, content & analytics at Nickelodeon, where he led social media, digital strategy, and influencer relations. In 2015, Antony was responsible for TV’s most socially engaged program, the Kids’ Choice Awards and his work on social influencer campaigns and 360 VR content led to a Finalist Honor at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards and a Creative Arts Emmy Award 2016 nomination. Prior to his supervision of the social media team, Antony managed all live-action talent relations for Nickelodeon.
Antony earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Sociology with a minor in Music Performance. He also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
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