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11:11 Media Co-founders Paris Hilton and Bruce Gersh Join Licensing Expo for a Keynote Discussion

LAS VEGAS, NV — Licensing Expo, the world’s leading event dedicated to licensing, brand extension and collaborations, today announces an intimate fireside chat with 11:11 Media CEO and celebrity entrepreneur Paris Hilton alongside her co-founder and media veteran Bruce Gersh, moderated by licensing industry leader, Elie Dekel. The session, “Paris Hilton and 11:11 Media: Building a Global Brand across Culture, Content and Commerce, and its Vision for Launching New Kids and Family Franchises,” will take place at Licensing Expo on Wednesday, May 22, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV.

As the original influencer, Paris Hilton continues to engage with a global fanbase of more than 80 million across a portfolio of products that capture her iconic essence. Through her media and consumer lifestyle company, 11:11 Media, Hilton and her team are successfully rolling out content and consumer products, as well as facilitating best-in-class licensing partnerships across categories Hilton is most recognized for, from beauty and home to pets and more. Overall, Hilton has generated over $4B in retail sales.

The keynote discussion will feature insights from Hilton, Gersh and Dekel on how to leverage influence, build a brand and scale IP across multiple categories and platforms. 11:11 Media will also share new information about the company’s expansion into the kids and family space, and the development of new entertainment franchises.

“Over the past 10 years, influencer brands have grown to become a trusted and sought-after franchise development opportunity. Whereas once there were met with skepticism in terms of longevity, today they are engines of true and authentic engagement. Diving into audience, consumer appetite, manufacturing and production value, all the insights that Paris and 11:11 have perfected will no doubt be insightful to the Licensing Expo audience,” says Amanda Cioletti, Vice President of Content at the Global Licensing Group, Informa Markets, organizers of Licensing Expo. “New tentpole concepts can now come from anywhere, and 11:11 Media, the Hilton-founded media and content company, prove just that.”

“11:11 Media is at the forefront of a new approach to building franchises for the next generation of audiences. Today’s audiences are more actively engaged in their fandoms than ever before, and Paris connects with her global fanbase better than anyone. What Paris has built at 11:11 Media is truly special and 11:11 is uniquely positioned to expand its ecosystem with top-tier licensing partners around the world,” added Elie Dekel.

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About Global Licensing Group
The Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LON:INF), is the licensing industry’s leading tradeshow organizer and media partner. Its mission is to provide licensing opportunities around the world by bringing brands and products together. The following events and information products are produced for the licensing industry by the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets: Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Shanghai and License Global. Global Licensing Group events are sponsored by Licensing International.

About 11:11 Media
11:11 Media is a global, next-gen entertainment company at the center of pop culture – connecting content, community and commerce – founded by Paris Hilton and entertainment industry veteran Bruce Gersh in 2021. The company spans a broad array of businesses including film, TV, audio, music, books, consumer products, digital and web3, with passion points around lifestyle, fashion, beauty, wellness, art, travel and more. Elevating brands, building communities, and driving social impact through the power of storytelling, experiences and products is the core mission of 11:11 Media.

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