Award Winning Poet and Filmmaker Max Stossel speaks at Northeast

Award Winning Poet and Filmmaker Max Stossel speaks at Northeast

Steven Hamling, reporter

Award winning poet and filmmaker Max Stossel  visited Northeast Community College  on April 18th, at Hawks Landing.

Max Stossel is an award winning poet + filmmaker, and one of the leaders of the Center for Humane Technology, a movement to realign technology with humanity’s best interests. His work has spanned across 14 languages,  has won two Webby Awards, multiple film festivals, consistently goes viral, and influenced the way digital media organizations tell the stories of mass murder in the news.

Stossel’s  talk was called “Internet vs Humanity”. The Student Activity Association handed out Starbucks brewed & iced coffee and Hawk Webcam Covers to the first 75 people.

Before entering the worlds of poetry, film & digital activism, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social. He ran social for Budweiser, where he drove a 3,400% increase in average engagement, before being trained by Gary Vaynerchuk and creating social strategies for Dove and several other major multinational brands. He has written on the subject for Quartz and The Huffington Post.

The merging of these fields allows Max to provide a fascinating perspective on modern content and culture. He is currently helping select brands tell their stories in his style via video, speaking at schools, corporations, & events and helping content-focused brands stop wasting their money and start focusing their content resources effectively.