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P083019-Omar-Johnson (1)You would be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable about building a business and a brand than Omar Johnson.

That's why we're thrilled the former Chief Marketing Officer at Beats by Dre will be the keynote speaker at the J Turner Research Summit (Dec. 9-11 at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona).

Also, a former Vice President of Marketing at Apple, Johnson has been labeled a “Brand Genius” by Adweek. Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs” in 2016.

While at Beats by Dre, Johnson was responsible for brand development, advertising, retail experience, entertainment/sports marketing and digital marketing for all global brand marketing and advertising efforts. During his time there, Beats by Dre grew from a $20 million company to a $1.1 billion global icon and category leader, becoming the No. 1 headphone in North America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Korea, Singapore and over 21 countries in the process.

His groundbreaking advertising and marketing campaigns for the company included Lebron James #ShowYourColor as well as commercials for the Beats Pill that featured Chris Rock and Eminem. Johnson also used “ambush marketing” and influencers to expand the Beats brand.

Part of the mission of the J Turner Research is to arm our attendees with cutting-edge research and ideas so that they can best position their companies for success in 2020 and beyond.

Johnson will offer invaluable perspective from outside the apartment industry on leadership, developing your best ideas, marketing in the modern world and growing a brand.

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Joseph Batdorf

Written by Joseph Batdorf

For more than 35 years, Joseph Batdorf has contributed to the multifamily industry with his entrepreneurship and vision to introduce path-breaking solutions that directly impact a company’s bottom line.

In 2003, Joseph Batdorf partnered with experts in marketing research to co-found J Turner Research. The company offers customer insights that empower multifamily companies to advance their business. With its extensive portfolio of products - survey programs and online reputation assessment (ORA™) score, J Turner Research enables clients to enhance customer satisfaction, increase closing ratios, improve online reputation, and optimize resources. J Turner Research surveys more than 170,000 residents and prospects and tracks the online reputation of more than 59,000 properties nationwide, across all review sites on a monthly basis.

In his role as J Turner Research’s president, Batdorf oversees the company’s strategic growth. He has been engaged as a panelist and presenter in the industry for several years. Batdorf’s various speaking engagements include presenting in the 2009, 2010, 2012 NAA Education Conference, 2010 NAA Student Housing Conference, and participating as a panelist for the Multifamily Executive’s General Session on Concept Community for five consecutive years since 2012. He currently serves on the Houston Better Government Fund. Batdorf graduated from the Michigan State University.

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