Does Nature Have Marketing Problem?
Justin Bogardus, a filmmaking writer/director and speaker, was rooted in New York City for over a decade, producing award-winning documentaries and television about wrongful convictions and post-conviction DNA exonerations. In 2014, he moved to Boulder, Colorado to open his own production companies. The following year, Bogardus launched the award-winning NatureRx series with over 40 million aggregate views through posts on Facebook and Youtube ("Best 'drug' commercial" - Outside Magazine). A hilarious satire NatureRx explores the cure to society’s ills: a deeper connection and relationship to nature. The effectiveness and innovativeness of Bogardus and his storytelling has led to several worldwide speaking engagements about how to better market nature and social causes. In 2016 Bogardus was a featured speaker at TEDxVail, Wisdom 2.0 (sharing the main stage with Russell Simmons, Prince Ea, Eileen Fisher, Ram Das, Jack Kornfield, Jon Cabot-Zinn, CEOs of Google/Yahoo), and the IUCN World Conservation Congress (speaking alongside Jane Goodall and other luminaries about next generation engagement). Recently Justin gave the Keynote address at the Brazilian National Parks summit in Sao Paulo.