JOSH BLACK

JOSH BLACK

OWNER & CEO, 247X GROUP

Josh is a highly driven marketer with 20+ years of experience in brand marketing, advertising, content marketing and media. In 2016 he was recognised in the region’s 40 Under 40 list for people leading change in the industry – something he is keen to drive at both a business and, more importantly, personal level.

Josh is a published author – in 2017 he released his first book, Personal Best: Transform Your Life By Thinking Like An Athlete – a book that he penned over 2 years investigating the mindsets that drive some of the world’s best athletes.

He is an entrepreneur and start-up investor and has recently launched his own media, health and capital venture – 247X Group – which has various interests in Australia, South East Asia, China and the US. He sits on several boards and acts as a strategic adviser to several companies including Comedy.com – the world’s number 1 publisher on Instagram.

Before starting 247X Group, Josh was the former CEO for GroupM’s Content division across the APAC region – a business which operates across 16 markets and comprises the largest network of brand-focused content agency businesses (embedded within the GroupM media management agencies) in the Asia Pacific region with over 350 dedicated specialists developing content strategy, production, measurement, optimization and integration for some of the world’s largest advertisers and brands – including Unilever, P&G, PepsiCo, Colgate and Ford, as well as many others.
Before joining GroupM Josh spent 10 years working at PepsiCo International in various regional Brand Marketing roles and has lived and worked in Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Manila and Hong Kong.