Bryan Brandenburg to be Awarded & Share Insight on Building “Best Comic Con in the World”

Bryan Keynote imageSALT LAKE CITY, November 7, 2014 – Grow Utah, Salt Lake Comic Con, Zions Bank, and Salt Lake County today announced Bryan Brandenburg of Salt Lake Comic Con as a featured speaker at the 2014 Pushbutton Digital Media Event on November 12, 2014.

As Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Salt Lake Comic Con, Brandenburg will take the stage this year to receive Pushbutton’s Best Use of Digital Media award and share insight on how he and his partner Dan Farr helped create “the greatest comic con in the world,” as declared by “comicbook” legend Stan Lee.

Now in its fourth year, Pushbutton 2014 will be held at the Rose Wagner Center in downtown Salt Lake City on November 12, 2014.  It is designed to bring together thought leaders, students and supporters of all forms and uses of digital media to celebrate and showcase the momentum occurring in this growing Utah industry.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Pushbutton and honored to receive the Pushbutton Summit award for the marketing strategy that helped us become the largest first year comic con in North America history,” said Brandenburg. “Utah’s digital media industry is thriving and we hope it continues.  We have a lot of creative, talented people here, many whom come to our convention, that make this one of best states in the country for this type of work. I believe that events like Salt Lake Comic Con and Pushbutton will help create even more opportunities to grow and expand the industry in Utah as we create the future here today.”

During the program, Brandenburg and Salt Lake Comic Con will receive the Pushbutton award for their extraordinary digital media campaigns around their massively successive convention.  Through nearly 140,000 fans, their social media pages reach up to 3 million people in the region in one week. Their targeted media approach has helped create the most attended convention in the state and one of the fastest growing comic cons in the world.  During the presentation, Brandenburg will share insight into building effective media campaigns and what has made his Salt Lake Comic Con campaign so successful. He will also present a donation of the $3,000 award to Operation Underground Railroad, a charity that helps free kidnapped and exploited children around the world.

Other Pushbutton events include a $13,000 on-stage competition for Best Digital Media Student Work and Best Digital Media Innovations where selected finalists will pitch their ideas to the crowd for voting.  Selected film shorts, a digital media legacy award and an industry reception will also be part of the evening’s events.

“This year Pushbutton will center on an recognition and awards that promise excitement, competition, innovative presentations, food and entertainment”, said T. Craig Bott, event organizer and CEO of Grow Utah. “Anyone involved in this industry should be there.”

Registration and event details can be found at


About Grow Utah

Grow Utah, is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the future growth of Utah’s economy. The vision of Grow Utah is to create a robust entrepreneurial eco-system in Utah that fosters entrepreneurial talent, drives innovation to solve market needs, aligns community resources and support, and ensures funding for products, entrepreneurs and businesses of promise.  Pushbutton is one of many industry related events that Grow Utah hosts throughout the year to foster innovation.



Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at:,,

PR Contacts:

Justin Bott

Grow Utah

(801) 593-2269


Jeremy Kartchner

Snapp Conner PR  



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