Bretman Rock

Social media superstar Bretman Rock is set to rock this year’s Digicon Pop 2021, as confirmed by the Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP).

This year’s “pop” theme will revolve around the continuous disruption of digital innovations and trends that can now be easily accessed by almost everyone – be it in the fields of business, communications, and entertainment.

With the masses going digital, this makes the 2021 MTV Breakthrough Social Star awardee an outstanding speaker as he shares his insights about the journey to global stardom for Digicon Pop Youth, happening on October 13, 2021.

Bretman’s story is one of disruption and a testament to the power of digital content platforms in carving a
space for Asian-American and LGBTQIA+ communities.

Bretman first started out as a comedian and meme creator, but has since expanded to include beauty tutorials and entertainment vlogs as well. After launching his own YouTube channel in 2015, Bretman proved to be a breakout hit, with a following that spans diverse demographics.

From there he quickly became the face of inclusive content as he was listed among the 30 Most Influential Teens by Time magazine in 2017, included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Media, Marketing, and Advertising list in 2018, and officially made his first cover feature for Gay Times magazine during its LGBTQ+ Pride Month issue in 2019.

Later that year, Bretman starred in a new season of MTV’s now-defunct reality hit series, No Filter, which was followed by his own reality series, MTV Following: Bretman Rock, that started airing last February 2021. His latest series, YouTube Originals’ 30 Days With: Bretman Rock, just premiered in July, which was subsequently followed by
him landing the cover of NYLON Manila for its 2021 Pride Month issue.

The 23-year-old Hawaii-based content creator is dubbed DigiCon’s “Baddest” speaker yet, alluding to his unapologetic and colorful personality. He now boasts a combined following of over 43 million across all major social media platforms and has amassed almost 550 million views on YouTube, as of this writing.

Aside from Digicon Pop Youth, DigiCon Pop 2021 also marks the anticipated return of the prestigious Boomerang Awards, which will culminate the week-long event on Oct. 15. Both events are making a comeback following a year of hiatus due to the pandemic.

As Digicon Pop is set to take on the massive shift into a digital revolution, attendees can expect over fifty notable keynote speakers from all over the world as well as four DEEP tracks – Disruption, Expansion, Emerging, and Possibilities.

Digicon Pop will be held virtually from Oct. 11-15, 2021. Visit the official website at where you can check out a breakdown of the various tracks, more details about this year’s speakers, and how to avail of tickets.

IMMAP DigiCon Pop 2021 would like to thank Gold sponsors Manulife Philippines and McDonald’s.

Source: Manila Bulletin (