• David Carter Ireland

    Marketing & Media Executive

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    • Founding member of Electro Magnetic USA Inc. Magnetic Magazine & The Magnetic Agency Group. Currently serving as President and CEO. (2011 - Present)

    • Marketing, Creative and Business Development Consultant. Clients include: Beatgasm (2015 - present), Milan Records (2015), Cosmic World (2013 - 2014), LegitMix.com (2013), Native Instruments (2013), Live Nation (2012 - 2013), SOL REPUBLIC (2011 - 2012), Street King Energy Shots (2011), L'Oreal Paris (2011 - 2012)

     

    • VP of Business Development at Wantickets/Wantmedia (2014)

    • Marketing Consultant for Live Nation's new Electronic Music division reporting to James Barton, President of Electronic Music (2012 - 2013)

    • Joined Diesel USA as the VP of Marketing achieving strong results in digital strategy, budget management and savings, diversified media plan (Print/Digital/OOH), PR impressions and Team Structure/Organization refinement. Re-launched Diesel USAʼs brand messaging with ʻBe Stupidʼ campaign. (2009)

    • Lead Overamerica Media Group [OMG] to consecutive annual gains in revenue and positive growth. (2000 - 2009)

    • Helped develop the online division of OMG, HypeCircle Ad Network and HypeCircle PR. (2005)

    • Created and ran Infiltrate, the marketing division at OMG and acquired major clients such as Adidas, Nike, New Balance, HBO, Rockstar Energy Drink, Diesel/55DSL, Original Penguin, Krew & Supra, etc.
    (2005)
     

    • Helped develop the long-term growth strategy at Overamerica Media Group and initiated the acquisition of Vapors Magazine. (2004)


    • Founded BPM Publishing in December '95 and joined djmixed.com LLC in July of 2000 as a founding partner. (1995 - 2000)

    Wheelhouse: Extensive marketing and media expertise, sales and business development, experiential, strategic marketing and planning, brand building, retail and wholesale marketing, public relations, social media, youth culture/subculture and 360 marketing strategy.

     

  • The Magnetic Agency Group

    Welcome To Our World...

    The Magnetic Agency Group is headquartered in Denver with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Madrid. We specialize in electronic music, hip hop, cannabis, art, street fashion and all the subcultures in between. If you are looking to reach the influential millennials in a meaningful way through lifestyle marketing programs, content or experiential activations you've come to the right place!

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Magnetic Magazine & The Magnetic Agency Group

    Founder/President 

    2011 – Present

     

    Founder and acting CEO of Electro Magnetic USA Inc. & The Magnetic Agency Group

    Wantickets

    VP of Business Development 

    2014

     

    Worked with the Wantickets executive team to create new revenue channels, business initiatives and marketing strategies across the organization. Helped to develop the new Wantmedia division comprised of owned and operated sites, content studio / event space, social media channels, etc.

    LiveNation

    Marketing Consultant, Live Nation / Electronic Nation 

    2012 – 2013

     

    Worked on the Electronic Nation brand development and US Marketing efforts for the new electronic music division of Live Nation (brand identity, website build, social media and overall brand strategy). Reported to President of Electronic Nation, James Barton.

    SOLREPUBLIC

    Marketing Consultant 

    2011 – 2012

     

    Responsible for building the Keystone Marketing Program (Saviors of Sound), Digital Marketing and Business Development.


    • Reported to CMO and CEO

     

    • Developed strategy and built the foundation of the Saviors of Sound program (Digital Marketing, PR, Social Media, Experiential)

     

    • Worked with executive team on brand development, business development and strategic partnerships.

    Diesel

    VP of Marketing 

    2009 – 2011

     

     

    VP of Marketing at Diesel USA reporting directly to the US CEO and Global CMO at Diesel SPA in Italy. The VP of Marketing role is responsible for managing all marketing teams including: Media Planning, Public Relations, Celebrity Placement, Consumer Marketing (Retail & Wholesale), Presence Marketing, Creative Services and Trade Marketing in the US subsidiary. Responsible for conceptualizing and coordinating Diesel USAʼs marketing strategy across all business units (5 Pocket, Male Apparel, Female Apparel, Footwear, Bags, Intimates, 55DSL, Diesel Black Gold, Kids and Licensees). Work directly with US executive team including COO, CFO, SVP of Retail/Wholesale and VP of HR in managing company-wide operations from sales to corporate matters.

    • Managed a team of 24 employees in NYC and West Coast Offices

    • Managed a large multi-million dollar marketing / media budget

    • Managed three external agencies: Product Placement (Films/Videos/Television), Celebrity PR and Digital PR & Marketing

    • Responsible for global celebrity initiatives and product placement

    • Responsible for all retail and wholesale promotions and Diesel Planet Store window concepts

    • Responsible for creating synergy across all marketing departments / 360 Management Style

    Chicooligan Records

    CoFounder / A&R

    2003 - 2006

     

    Released critically acclaimed Astor Piazzolla Remixed album

     

    Released critically acclaimed album 4Hero's Play With The Changes.

     

    Released 10 Electronic Music Singles on Vinyl / Digitally (House / Downtempo)

     

    Offices in Paris / Los Angeles with worldwide distribution

     

     

    Overamerica Media Group - BPM, Vapors, Infiltrate Agency Group and HypeCircle Online Ad Network & PR

    Cofounder / Executive Vice President 

    2000 – 2009

     

    Acting publisher for bpm & Vapors Magazines.

    Manage all sales aspects including Marketing programs, Print and Online advertising/PR programs for the HypeCircle division of OMG.

    Responsible for creative concepts, strategies, and management for custom advertising and marketing programs.

  • Philosophy

    Understand the culture you are marketing to before you market anything to it.

  • Industry Press 

    Mashable

    Diesel’s "Faces of Stupid" Campaign

     

    "The Faces of Stupid campaign is a contest in which people can come into a Diesel store and get stickers that read “BE STUPID.”  The contestants then put the stickers anywhere on themselves, take a picture, and send it to the Faces of Stupid website, along with their “stupid stories.” Contestants are then entered to win exotic prizes, like swimming with sharks off South Africa or cutting a record in Jamaica. 

     

    "This contest is a way for us to communicate the global campaign in a very viral and fun way, as obviously a huge portion of our audience are avid web surfers," says Diesel's Vice President of Marketing David Ireland. "Faces of Stupid is a great way to utilize the web for everyone to share their own 'STUPID' experience and give away a ridiculously awesome prize to the winner."

     

    Complete Mashable Article 

    WWD

    WWD Article - Quoted

    How Cool Brands Stay Hot: Branding to Generation Y

     

    Billboard

    Billboard Magazine Article UK Dance Sounds - Quoted 

    Billboard Magazine Article  After Electro Clash - Quoted

    LA Times

    Chicago Tribune

  • Wheelhouse.

     

    Strategic Planning

    Brand Development

    Digital Marketing

    Experiential Marketing

    Social Media

    Youth Culture

     

    DJ / Music Production

    Video Production

    Publishing, Business Development, and Sales

  • Overamerica Sizzle Reel

    The OMG presentation reel that was shown to clients to show a 100,000 ft look at what we were all about. Prior to that we created the BPM Magazine Sizzle Reel - link below.

     

    BPM Magazine Sizzle Reel 

  • Production Work

    This is an example of one of the shows I created and produced for Complex Media.

     

    Other productions include:

     

    The Mixdown / The Line Up / Points In Between / Camoflaug3 Music Video - Fake DJ

  • REFERENCES

     

    Kathy Delaney

    Global CCO at Saatch & Saatchi Wellness 

    David is a true creative 360 marketing professional with a strong and unique understanding of music, fashion and youth culture. David always comes to the table with an inventive solution to a creative problem, a fresh approach on how to execute and an arsenal of connections and tools to bring his ideas to life. David is also an extraordinarily nice and fun person to be around. The real deal. I very much look forward to working with him again.

    Riccardo Bellini 

    Global CMO at Diesel (Italy) 

    Solid professional, innovator and gamechanger. He was instrumental in helping Diesel moving forward in its digital strategy and in building the right digital marketing know how in the company.

    Alixe Boyer

    Branding and Business Consultant

    David was a fantastic asset to the (SK Energy Shots) team. He brought seasoned experience and know-how, crucial to the strategy build for launch. A natural problem solver with a can do attitude, his prowess in social media, web development, media, etc. was invaluable. Flexibility, calm in the face of challenges and cross-discipline experience were essential to the entrepreneurial environment.

     

    Greg Galbraith

    Global Director of Marketing: All Star at Converse

    Dave's insight and expertise are huge assets in the music and fashion industries. He is a true pioneer and played a key role in how the Converse brand was communicated in Vapors magazine/website during our 100 Year Anniversary campaign in 2007-2008. It is always a pleasure to work with Dave - in my experience he always gave great advice when it came to creating successful opportunities for his clients.

    Eric Crane

    CEO at Electric 

    David is a connector of brands to authentic culture and happenings in the tastemaking youth sect. His publishing is only shadowed by his ability to connect people with products and brands with a purpose

    Lorrie Boula

    Mngr Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant Art, Z-Trip, Founder Art Alliance Chi/

    David is a very talented individual. With great vision.

    Alain Mazer

    Global PR Director at Razer 

    A comprehensive accounting of David's positive attributes--personal and professional--would be a many-pages long list of superlatives... He is without question amongst the nation's premier experts on music and youth culture, and I've found his knowledge of both mainstream and underground trends equaled only by his ability to effectively tap into these dynamic areas of business interest with brand-appropriate, authentic and ultimately successful solutions. He is a student of conventional and non-traditional advertising/communications, and has proven himself a great marketing partner and friend over many years and through many campaigns. I had the good fortune of working with David at Op, during my stint at Pac Sun, and in the video gaming space. I look forward with anticipation at the opportunity to collaborate with him on something wonderful in the future, and I strongly advocate any brand/business taking advantage of his experience and sagacious direction, relentless work ethic and collaborative spirit.

    Aric Webb

    Entertainment Marketing Executive 

    David has unparalleled relationships within the EDM scene - which makes any activity from festivals and performances to product placement and endorsements within that genre, not only flawless, but effective and productive.

    Larry Tee

    CEO/Pop star/songwriter Carnage Music

    David has always been an amazing friend and resource for me and my businesses. He has been an invaluable connection and helped me make my career what it is today; a success. I would help David any way i could! thanks for everything, David.
     

  • EDUCATION

     

    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Mini MBA Digital Marketing 

    2011 

     

    Digital Marketing - (Social Media, Online PR, Youtube, Web Analytics, Privacy and Security, Ecommerce, Digital Strategy, etc.)

    San Diego State University-California State University

    BA Journalism with Emphasis in Advertising

    Class of 1995

     

    Activities: Pi Kappa Alpha (Secretary), SDSU Ad Club President, Inter-Fraternity Council

  • DJ Mix (Deep In NYC) 

    Mixed for the Magnetic Magazine Podcast

  • CONTACT