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Bozoma Saint John[Photo by Donald Bowers Stringer, Getty]
Most Creative People 2013

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Brand Officer, Uber

The fan-engagement rock star

Bozoma Saint John became the chief brand officer for Uber in June 2017.

Previously, Saint John was the head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, and she was head of marketing for Beats Music, which Apple acquired for $3 billion in 2014. In that position, she led all of Beats Music marketing initiatives, from brand and performance marketing to collaborations with AT&T and Target, and Beats Electronics. At Apple, she called on more than a decade of experience combining music with powerful international brands. 

Before Apple and Beats Music, Saint John was Cultural Branding Marketer for Pepsico. As the gatekeeper to PepsiCo's artist collaborations, Saint John rethought relationships between artists and PepsiCo, one of the music industry's largest sponsors. During her tenure, she activated celebrity endorsements with Beyonce, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Katy Perry, and her idol, Michael Jackson, as well as managed brand integrations with media juggernauts like the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, the MTV VMAs, and the CMA Awards. At Katy Perry's 2012 Hollywood gig, Pepsi became the first brand to live-stream a concert on its Twitter page, giving fans incentives to chime in. At the 2013 Super Bowl, Saint John created a commercial lead-in to Beyonce's half-time show--crowdsourcing 500 photos of fans jumping and air-kissing into an animated intro befitting the much-ballyhooed performance that followed.

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