10/10/2016 - Omar Johnson is winding down his dual service as Apple's Vice President, Marketing and as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Apple-acquired Beats. Agency Spy reports that Johnson will step down from both roles at the top of November.
Johnson hails from Brooklyn, NY and completed both undergrad and b-school in the South at Georgia State University and Emory. Before helping usher in the cultural phenomenon of Beats, Omar was a successful Brand Manager for companies including Nike and Campbell Soup. In fact, Johnson contributed to Nike's classic "Three Rings" spot featuring LeBron and Kobe muppets:
After six years with Beats (two with Apple), Johnson publicly announced his departure from his current roles in a heart-felt LinkedIn post titled Dear Best Marketing Team on the Planet.
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