Ani Okkasian

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Ghostwriter, Photographer, Videographer

A research professor/ media professional with a passion for creating clear, concise and compelling narratives

Ani Okkasian is a communications professional who seeks to close the gap between consumer data and consumer behavior by leveraging an academic background in interdisciplinary research to gain strategic insights that inform brand building, communication planning and creative solutions.

Currently, Ani leads the Los Angeles based innovation unit within OMD, the 2019 Global Media Agency of the Year (Adweek), with such clients as, Sony Pictures International, Warner Bros, CBS and Apple. In this role she focuses on research & development, brand strategy and creative solutions. Ani is also adjunct professor of Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Future Studies at Woodbury University.

Prior to this role, Ani served as the Managing Director of Impact Hub Los Angeles, a local incubator/community center part of a global network of 20,000 social entrepreneurs in 96 Impact Hubs spread across five continents. In this capacity, she oversaw program development, marketing/communications, sales/recruitment, and community management. During her time as the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce she was responsible for overseeing the conception, planning, and execution of all strategic communications. And, external and public affairs were her focus as Field Director for the Los Angeles Board of Education.

She received her master’s from Georgetown University in the Communication, Culture, and Technology program, an undergraduate degree in Communications from Woodbury University and is a graduate of the Southern California Network's Leadership Los Angeles Fellowship.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Ebook, Website Copy, Interview, Product Description, Case Study, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, Video, Direct Mail, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Presentation, Script, Corporate Photo, Live Event, News Photography, Corporate Video, Explainer Video, Narrative Video, News Video, Music Video, Documentary, Landing Page
More Information
Georgetown University , Masters, Communication, Culture & Technology
Woodbury University, Bachelors, Communications & Journalism
Los Angeles, CA, USA|English


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Key Themes from SXSW 2019

At SXSW 2019, OMDers from around the world attended to discover the latest trends and ideas considering opportunities and implications for our clients, consumers and the industry. Take a look at the 4 key themes coming out of this year’s SXSW that you need to know about.
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Spotlight on Empathy at SXSW 2019

OMD EMEA’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Murray Jones, and Strategy Managing Partner, Kate Ivory, join OMD Sydney’s Head of Strategy, Peita Pacey, to discuss their stand out topics from SXSW 2019. From the new role of empathy in marketing and why empathetic companies are more successful, to why friction is so important and is at risk in the increasingly ‘convenience-mad’ consumer landscape.
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SXSW 2019 – from AI to 5G

Global CSO, Chrissie Hanson, and North America CSO, Kristen Colonna, discuss key themes coming out of SXSW 2019. From how AI will allow us to be even greater in our human capabilities to the importance of keeping the consumer needs front and center. The pair also cover audio marketing, the introduction of 5G and some of its’ repercussions.
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ARwall 1 Min Spotlight.mp4

Check out the new way ARwall are creating virtual experiences to be more immersive and individualized. #OMDSXSW
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LINKEDIN 1 Min Spotlight.mp4

We caught up with LinkedIn at #SXSW about how they are using AR like the Microsoft HoloLens to learn more about their users. #OMDSXSW

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