Creating Purposeful Stories in a Virtual World

Live on Zoom - Wednesday, October 21st at 1PM PST / 4PM EST


The journey from combat to civilian life is one that is not often heard. Join Wounded Warrior Project, Yahoo News and RYOT Studio for a discussion on their partnership profiling veterans with inspiring stories around mental health, stigma, and recovery. The project aims to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst veterans and share valuable resources through a 3-part docustyle video series and an interactive town hall event -- all produced virtually and by remote teams during the pandemic. 

In a world that feels more divided than ever, we find comfort in inspiring stories that remind us of what connects us. Verizon Media helps brands reach passionate communities and make a lasting impression through immersive storytelling that forms deeper connections. Read more about the partnership with Wounded Warrior Project here


Hosted By

Marcia Lesser

Head of RYOT Studio

Verizon Media

Marcia is the Head of RYOT Studio, the in-house branded content division of Verizon Media. In this role she oversees a multi-disciplinary strategy, creative, production and operations team that design and execute innovative content experiences for brands.

Prior to overseeing RYOT Studio, Marcia was the Director of Brand Strategy & Sales at HuffPost where she led the development of content partnerships for a diverse set of brands including Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson and Marriott. She started her digital advertising career at Forbes, where she held a variety of sales and marketing positions for their flagship website


Kelly Brockmeier

Director Public Relations & Social Media Wounded Warrior Project

Kelly Brockmeier is a communications professional with a background in marketing, PR & broadcast journalism. She currently serves as the Director of PR & Social Media for Wounded Warrior Project. Prior to WWP, she worked in healthcare marketing and TV news. Her journalism background has led her to implement brand journalism initiatives at each of the purpose-based organizations she has had the privilege of serving. </