Hello everyone, my name is Adrian Samano and I am an award-winning Digital Marketer from Houston, TX. As a self-taught photographer and videographer, I have always strived to accomplish and create art to the highest ability. Originally from Houston, TX – I moved to Denton, TX in 2010 and started creating my own world from scratch. In a matter of a couple of years, I became the Assistant Editor and Photographer at NAKID Magazine as well as the Director of Photography for Oaktopia Music Festival and did various freelance work that includes editing episodes of a reality tv series titled ‘Real Naija Ladies of Dallas’, casting assistant for The Voice, producer and location scout for ‘Adobe and the Frog’ ad. In 2017, my wife was accepted into medical school which led us to move to Houston, TX and that is where I was introduced into the marketing world. I became the social media coordinator for Houston First Corporation which is a local government corporation that operates performing arts and convention facilities in Houston. These venues include the George R. Brown Convention Center, Wortham Theater Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.  My main focus at Houston First was to manage 21 different social media accounts including Visit Houston, Avenida Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center, Wortham Center, My Gay Houston and more as well as serve as Campaign Coordinator for Spacey Casey which included scouting opportunities for filming episodes of the Spacey Casey campaign as well as produced, filmed and edited all content, images, and videos.

Awards include:

Telly Awards

  • 2018 Bronze Telly Award Winner
    “Saint Arnold Brewery” – General – Social Video
  • 2019 Bronze Telly Award Winner
    “Wortham Homecoming” – Non Broadcast General – Travel/Tourism
  • 2019 Bronze Telly Award Winner
    “Wortham Homecoming” – Non Broadcast General – Internal Communications

HSMAI Adrian Awards 

  • 2019 Gold Adrian Award Winner
    Visit Houston AR Browser – Facebook Mobile Video
  • 2019 Gold Adrian Award Winner
    Visit Houston AR Browser – Innovation

Addy Awards

  • 2019 Gold Addy Award Winner
    “Battle of the Beans: HOU vs. CHI” – Social Media Campaign
  • 2019 Silver Addy Award Winner
    “#PayItForwART Instagram Campaign – Social Media Campaign

Webby Awards

  • 2019 Webby Award Honoree
    Visit Houston – Social Media Presence – Social, Travel

As well as a proclamation from the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner.

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