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Linda Swick, Founder and President

Linda Swick is an industry veteran in Entertainment Marketing and has worked in many facets of the business including casting, talent management, and production. In 1989 Linda established International Promotions. Under her leadership and client-first approach, International Promotions has partnered with several Fortune 500 clients including Unilever, Motorola, Constellation Brands, Volvo, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Kraft Heinz Company.

Her longstanding alliances with Hollywood influencers, along with her strategic vision, have enabled the IP Team to spearhead award-winning campaigns and exceptional brand integrations in iconic films like Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Mission Impossible 3, Marvel’s The AvengersGone Girl, Minions, Tomb Raider, and more.

Throughout the years, Linda and her team have garnered billions of pop culture impressions for IP clients in hit television properties including Cheers, Seinfeld, ER, Law & Order, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Veep, and Orange is the New Black. These executions have commanded impressive ROIs and have led to an unprecedented level of IP client satisfaction and retention.

Linda has been featured in Variety, Ad Age, the Wall Street Journal, Brandweek, Madison & Vine and has appeared on NPR, as well as numerous entertainment industry panels and conferences. She received her degree from the University of Southern California and resides with her family in La Cañada, CA.

David Ferialdi, Vice President – Feature Films Department

David oversees the day-to-day operations of IP’s Feature Films Department, dedicated to implementing organic product placements and brand integrations for our roster of clients.

David has a broad background in global studio marketing for film and TV properties. A majority of that experience comes from Twentieth Century Fox where he worked with the various studio marketing departments, territory offices, and partner business units to implement the International Strategic Marketing efforts for all Fox distributed films. Some of his favorite campaigns to have worked on include Deadpool, The Martian, Hidden Figures, Spy, The Revenant, and the X-Men, Planet of the Apes, and Maze Runner franchises.

To diversify his experience in entertainment, he moved to FOX Broadcast to facilitate the strategic planning, buying, and implementation of paid media for all FOX shows. His portfolio includes the launches of shows such as The Gifted, The Orville, Beat Shazam, 9-1-1, The Mick, and diversity-led campaigns for Empire, Star, and The Four.

David was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Entertainment from Chapman University and a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Visual Culture from U.C. Riverside.

Samantha Dammeyer, Vice President – Television Department

Samantha oversees IP’s ever-growing Television Department, specializing in brand integration, product placement, and client sponsorship on today’s most popular television shows and web content.

Originally from Chicago, Samantha started off in “the business” from the other side of the spectrum – as an actress working in front of the camera. Spending four years at USC’s conservatory theatre program, she earned her BFA in Acting for Stage, Screen, and New Media.

Samantha executes effective brand integrations with careful consideration of client goals by working closely with productions and reviewing, activating, and tracking opportunities. Her credits include Corona Extra’s integration in HBO’s Insecure as well as Pacifico’s integration in Hulu’s High Fidelity. Samantha has successfully established Volvo’s role in NBC’s This is Us, HBO’s Watchmen, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy . She is also responsible for Siete’s ever growing presence on several shows including It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Modern Family, and Superstore.