• Elias213.com Biography: from Los Ángeles to Paris to Dubai


    Elías Jabbe is an award-winning American Communications Consultant and a native of both California and its digital community that is the birthplace of most major social media networks. A native of Los Ángeles—known by locals as "the 213" due to its first telephone code—he is fluent in several of the 96 languages spoken in Southern California and specializes in international communication. His global portfolio of productions as a creative director, executive producer, filmmaker, photographer, videographer, podcast producer, speechwriter and content strategist have been internationally acclaimed by California's government leaders at the Los Angeles City Council, New York Times executives and prestigious juries at major European film festivals.

    For over a decade, the go-to-market strategies he has successfully executed after traveling in 21 countries on four continents and leveraging his ability to speak, read and write the English, French, Arabic and Spanish languages have been cited in a 2010 case study by the Harvard Business School and led him to be awarded by the London-based PRWeek UK in the PRWeek 2020 Power Book.

    He launched his Californian Creativity (CaliCreativityCourse.co) series while gaining global experience in the USA, Latin America, Asia and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) since 2005. His roles have included constantly excelling as an early adopter to new technologies as a consultant to award-winning Hollywood filmmakers and actors, renowned Silicon Valley-based go-to-market leaders at Alphabet (Google and YouTube), Apple and Mixberry Media, Top 4-ranked global marketing agencies (JWT, Publicis), Indego Africa, Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of California-Los Angeles, California State University Northridge, University of Texas, Jeddah College of Advertising, American University of Sharjah, MIT Media Lab, OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), United Nations (UN), France's Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Louvre Museum, La Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM - West Africa's stock market), BDA (Africa Development Bank), Apple-awarded podcasting production company CEOs, media publications, e-learning SaaS firms (Cornerstone OnDemand, Accenture-owned Cirruseo) and multiple venture-backed startups in Los Ángeles, Paris and Dubai.

    The #CaliCreativity series teaches how to creatively use California-made platforms as a part of successful integrated Marketing Communications and digital transformation strategies. The series launched in 2012 and has included KPI-centric private coaching delivered to C-suite executives and leaders of global organizations along with live presentations on four continents in English and French, anglophone and francophone webinars, viral written 'How To' guides featured on Page 1 of Google and cited by global industry leaders headquartered in California (Social Media Club, Business Wire, GrowthHackers.com, Social Media Examiner) and in EMEA (Oxford College of Marketing).

    Contact Hi@Elias213.com, visit CaliCreativityCourse.co or fill out the contact form below to inquire about his services and upcoming online Californian Creativity (#CaliCreativity) Course sharing strategies for impactful online storytelling.

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    Californian Citations

    Visit my profile on Academia.edu (https://independent.academia.edu/EliasJabbe) to learn about my projects supporting MIT Media Lab, KFUPM, USC and UCLA, my presentation at the 2015 edition of the annual academic conference International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design (ICCMTD) and my revenue-raising Marketing strategy cited in 2010 in a case study by Harvard Business School and sold by Harvard Business Publishing Education.

    * Purchase a 2010 Harvard Business Review case study about market entry and my francophone / anglophone go-to-market and brand partnerships strategies I created and executed to grow regional revenue for a retail product line from zero to four figures without a marketing budget as a founding member of Indego Africa's California board and early supporter of Chairman Matt Mitro. My strategic partners included senior leaders in Silicon Valley (Eventbrite) and Los Angeles (Cafe Industry & Jazz), XPRIZE, Net Impact, Clean Tech Los Angeles, MBA students at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business and executive directors at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

    Click here to access and buy the 16-page Harvard Business Publishing Education Case Study by Kathleen L. McGinn and Rachel Gordon in English in PDF or Hardcover formats.

    Click here to access and buy the 16-page Harvard Business Publishing Education Case Study by Kathleen L. McGinn and Rachel Gordon in Spanish in PDF or Hardcover formats.

    Click here to read my summary of a Indego Africa partnership I launched at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.

    Click here to read my report on the U.S. e-commerce sector and American conscious consumption trends followed by customers of Indego Africa and similar startups affiliated with the UCLA Anderson MBA Retail Management Association such as TheBouqs.com.

  • Californian creativity GUIDES (#CaliCreatiVITY)

    Social Media Marketing strategy webinar on YouTube with Paris startup Mention (in French and English)

    Insightful Interviews conducted in my role as a Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) Strategy Board Member - Californian Creativity #CaliCourse Excerpt of course on interviewing leaders

  • A short story about my journey, achieving significant goals and Multicultural Marketing (read here)

  • Portfolio, AWARDS and Testimonials

    2008 UWIRE 100 USA Journalism award: details on UWIRE.com, CNN & CBS

    2020 PRWeek Middle East Powerbook: PRWeek.com details & my interview

    Projects: Elias213.com/Blog

    Contently Portfolio: Elias213.Contently.com

    Elias213.com photo of Contently portfolio of work by award-winning writer Elías Jabbe http://Elias213.Contently.com


  • "Elías served the organization that I founded, Indego Africa, on our Los Ángeles Regional Board. I can confidently say that volunteers like Mr. Jabbe have played a substantial role in the
    success that Indego Africa has recently experienced, including its selection for a case study by Harvard
    Business School
    and its continued financial growth in the face of a recession."
    -Matt Mitro, Indego Africa Founder and Google executive

    "Elías utilized his marketing expertise and French-to-English translation skills to help several French startups gain international visibility and shared with them vital resources in the Silicon Beach Los Ángeles startup community, which he's a very well-connected member of."

    -Olivier Cotinat, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Schoolab Cofounder, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford, ESSEC Paris, École Centrale Paris and UC Berkeley.

    "One of the hard workers, big thinkers and gifted storytellers with potential to shape the media industry in the years ahead. Filled with energy and idealism, fueled by a hunger for new experiences and ideas, with an honor-worthy portfolio, as well as the esteem of colleagues..."
    -Ben French, New York Times Vice President (presenting 2008 UWIRE Top 100 Journalists Award to Elías Jabbe)

    "En mi trabajo de realizador audiovisual, tuve el placer de contar con Elías como negociador frente a diferentes grupos de mass media en USA (New York). Gracias a sus conocimientos del mercado audiovisual y de las relaciones públicas Elías sabe como vender la esencia de un proyecto.

    Puedo decir de él que es una

    persona responsable, trabajadora y honesta."

    -Ivan Castellano, Realizador/Director Cinematográfico, IvanCastellano.com

    "Elias est un excellent traducteur du français vers l'anglais, ce qui est une grand avantage lorsque l'on travaille sa visibilité sur les réseaux sociaux. Il est rare de trouver un profil aussi complet..."
    -Hervé Collignon, Fondateur de HOOKS Innovation

    متميز في اختصاصه وهو مجال التسويق كما انني أحببت التعامل معه خصوصا أنه يحاول داإما ربط العلاقات بين مختلف الجاليات العربية وبناء مجتمعا رياديّا... شكرا إلياس


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