Justin made his foray into experience media quickly after graduating Magna Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Rhetoric, Communications and Eastern Philosophy from Northeastern University in 2002. His first big job was Associate Producer of the documentary film “The Wetlands Preserved,” profiling the legendary TriBeCa nightclub.
Soon after in 2004, at 24, he became Production Manager for global digital film hub RESFEST. In 2006, Bolognino was festival director for the Green Apple Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History & produced Jonathan Levine Gallery’s “Ruas de Sao Paulo” launch campaign. He also produced Tomorrow Unlimited’s “Creators Series” of interactive art, live music in early 2007.
Learned Evolution, born in 2006, was a creative digital agency that specialized in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing, and tech-savvy experiences. Learned Evolution’s signature event is #FEED powered by Twitter.
Learned Evolution was first retained by Brooklyn Bowl in 2007, where Bolognino crafted a unique marketing and design strategy that favored social media over traditional advertising—a move that, upon the venue’s opening in 2009, launched Brooklyn Bowl as a celebrated institution. In 2011, Brooklyn Bowl was the 10th most searched Google keyword in the NYC metro area, and is has grown into a national brand with Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and Brooklyn Bowl London now in full swing.
First launched in 2012 at SXSW, #FEED brought social media to life in real time with interactive art, @NIGHT parties, daytime summits, and health and wellness activities. LE is currently on ice until it finds its next evolution.
Bolognino currently lives in Brooklyn with wife Elizabeth, daughters Chloe and Francesca, and dog Charlotte Mingus.
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