Building Lasting Relationships & Intentional Community (With Janina Lundy)

Building Lasting Relationships & Intentional Community (guest Janina Lundy)

Janina Lundy, Head of Emerging Audience Development at Amazon Studios & Prime Video, joins Melissa in Episode 5 of Season 3, to share her story. 

Listen in as Janina walks us through her career journey and learnings, while digging into the importance that community and other women play in her life. She shares more on the topic of intentional relationships (personal and professional), and how they have helped her to grow. 

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  • 4:05: Where Janina’s career journey first started.
  • 9:00: How Janina ended up joining Amazon and heading a brand new team.
  •  10:55: What it was like moving from being an entrepreneur back into the corporate world. 
  • 15:20: How Janina has identified opportunities for her own growth.
  • 21:30: The one thing that other women need in their life.
  • 24:42: Janina’s intentionality with her friendships.
  • 28:32: On managing and growing relationships.
  • 34:00: Janina’s vision and hope for her legacy with Amazon Studios.

More about Janina Lundy

Janina Lundy is an entertainment and media executive with 20 years of experience in marketing, business strategy, operations, live events and content development. She is known for her ability to develop innovative solutions to marketing and business challenges. Janina is currently Head of Emerging Audience Development at Amazon Studios & Prime Video, where she joined to lead initiatives targeting emerging audiences across content, marketing and product. Before Amazon, she spent four years at BET Networks (ViacomCBS), running marketing campaigns, managing strategy and execution for events and experiences, and supervising partnerships and sponsorships. 

Prior to BET, Janina was a marketing and branded content consultant. She worked on political media campaigns, managed media partnerships and executive produced film and television content.

Previously, she spent seven years at GlobalHue, where she was most recently SVP, Branded Entertainment & Experiential. Janina was one of the senior leads for the company, providing strategic input on the company’s operations and responsible for relationships between talent,
partners and clients such as HBO, Time Inc. and Verizon. She also led the launch of VOYR, a digital subscription platform, featuring Kanye West during the Watch The Throne Tour. 

Earlier in her career, Janina worked for various marketing agencies. Janina holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University.

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