Our mission is to change the face and voice of the creative industry by preparing students for careers in marketing, design and advertising.
Anthony Silva, a Las Vegas Native and proud The BrandLab (TBL) alumni has been involved with the TBL for 4 years. Through his TBL tenure, Anthony has had college summer internships at Broadhead and Best Buy, an joint apprenticeship opportunity at Planned Parenthood & Knock, and was part of the Optum/Best Buy/Wunderman Thompson Fellowship cohort. During his time, Anthony has gained a variety of experiences that have allowed him to be a professional in the marketing and advertising industry. Currently, Anthony is working in the industry as an Analyst for the Video & Programmatic Media team at Ovative Group.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Tiffani Daniels was raised in a strong community of servant leaders who taught her the importance of lifting her voice for those society ignores most. It was her upbringing and training as a business leader that prepared her to serve as the inaugural Managing Director for the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE), where she is responsible for building the organization’s strategy, structure and operational plans to address racial disparities in the state of Minnesota. In a little over a year, she has positioned MBCRE for a year of unprecedented impact and action.
Her career of building household brands began in global advertising agencies BBDO Worldwide and McCann Worldgroup. As a brand manager and P&L leader for General Mills, she led growth for Wheaties, LARABAR, FiberOne and more. In addition to her official roles, she has long supported and led corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including launching a non-profit focused on career readiness for Black and Latinx undergraduate students, designing professional development programming for Black employees and serving as the president of General Mills’ marketing inclusion council. She’s an active member of her church, Fellowship Minneapolis and volunteers her time to several community organizations and non-profits. Tiffani holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband, Dameon, and sons, Quincy and DJ.
Miss Shannan was named “Best Stand-up Comedian” by City Pages Magazine in their “2020 Best of the Twin Cities.” Campus Activities Magazine® included her as one of eight Top Speaker Picks for 2015.
A self-labeled Geek, Miss Shannan Paul brings roaring laughter to even the most curmudgeonly of crowds. Twin Cities newspaper, the City Pages says, “No matter where you’ve seen (or heard) her, you know just how great Miss Shannan is. With comedy that’s personal and relatable, she has the ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends for years, even if you’re only seeing her for the very first time.” Her storytelling and irresistible smile are sure to crack up even the most stone-faced curmudgeon. She can relate to everyone whether they be business professionals, students, Sci-Fi fans, sports enthusiasts, or suburban moms.
Miss Shannan is a Comedian, Radio and Television host, Corporate Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer, Voice Actor and Event Emcee. She has appeared on “Nick Mom’s Night Out,” “Laughs TV,” Hulu and as part of the SXSW Comedy and Music Festival. She has performed with Louie Anderson, Sinbad, and Christopher “Kid” Reid.
She regularly brings her wit, whimsy and pop culture expertise to Twin Cities television as part of “The Jason Show.” Plus, hear Miss Shannan weekly on MyTalk 107.1, and her podcast called “Be Our Geek.”