Brand Innovators Marketing & Brand Innovation

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Brand Innovators Marketing & Brand Innovation





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How can brands make fans out of the next generation of consumers, a group known to be more digitally savvy and aware of their own power than any generation that came before? Which trends in ad tech and digital media are changing the advertising game with the greatest impact? How will diversity and inclusion issues shape the future for consumers and brands alike? Join us February 26 at HP headquarters in Palo Alto to hear insights from a variety of marketers on how your brand can get an edge in an increasingly fast-moving landscape.

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Brandon Gutman, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
Marc Sternberg, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
David Teicher, Editor and Chief Content Officer, Brand Innovators
Annie Fei, Director of Content & Community, Brand Innovators

Host: Casey Saran, CEO, Spaceback

Event Chair: Vanessa Yanez, World Wide Head of Print Communications, HP


What’s Next in Digital

Looking out at 2020, this discussion will explore how the marketing and media industries will evolve as digital media and emerging technologies continue to drive every aspect of brand marketing and the marketing funnel in general. At once, social media is changing how brands build 1:1 relationships with their consumers; mobile is becoming the platform of choice for consuming media, entertainment, and for commerce; brands are publishing more original content than ever; and digital video continues to challenge television. Lean in and learn how today’s foremost brand marketers are using new technologies and embracing new platforms like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Snapchat, Facebook Live Video, and new digital and data tools to reach consumers.

Moderated by: Ben Worthen, Sales Manager, West, Blis

Charlie Hunts, Senior Marketing Manager, Oakland A’s
Damon Mercadante, VP, Programmatic Marketing, CBS Interactive
Ning Tang, Growth Marketing Manager, Poshmark


Fireside Chat

Deepak Masand, Global Head of Marketing (CMO) – HP Imaging, Printing & Solutions, HP

Moderated by: Ben Harris, CEO, Decibel


Fireside Chat

Kamal Bhandal, VP Global Brand and Consumer | Social Media & Digital | GenZ, Gen Alpha and Marketing to Adults, Align Technology

Moderated by: Nick Fuller, SVP, Growth, MediaMonks



Chris Byrne, Global Program Director, MediaMonks


Networking Break & HP Customer Welcome Center Tour


Forging Consumer Connections with Emerging Media

Today more than ever, we’re seeing innovation and fast paced developments in emerging media and technologies. Each of these new media offer novel ways for brands to connect with and interact with audiences. These emerging technologies also make a habit of drastically altering the ways in which people shop, consumer media, and interact with each other and the world. Keeping up can be exhausting, even for the most savvy of digital marketers. From mobile games to virtual reality to messaging apps to ephemeral media, which trends are real and which are fads? Which provide opportunities for marketers to innovate and get closer to consumers? How can brands tap into these developments to gain a deeper understanding of who their customers are and what they want?

Moderated by: Ken Mallon, Head Of Data, Samba TV

Marisa Burton, Director of Field Marketing Services, Firehouse Subs
Robbie McCawley, Director, Global Marketing Strategy, Electronic Arts
Arra G. Yerganian, Group Chief Experience and Brand Officer, Tivity Health


Fireside Chat

Orchid Bertelsen, Head of Digital Innovation, New Business Models & Ecosystems – USA, Nestlé USA

Moderated by: Kent Nguyen, Director of Sales West, Tremor Video


Client Success Story

Moderated by: Anees Merchant, Global Business Head, Analytics, Course5i




Fireside Chat

Cristina Bondolowski, Global Head of Marketing at HP – Personal Systems, HP

Moderated by: Chris Burke, Head of Sales, Pacific Northwest, Flipboard


How Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion Can Boost Your Employer Brand

HP cultivates diversity and inclusion to attract and retain talent, expand ideas, create conditions for innovation, and ensure team members each have a voice at the table. HP’s Mike Jordan and Nan Weitzman will share how HP Inc developed an employer brand that focuses on our own employees and their authentic stories, what fuels employee engagement and examples of employee programs that boost the brand internally and externally.

Mike Jordan, Global Head, Talent and Learning, HP
Nan Weitzman, Global Head of Talent, HP


Fireside Chat

Arra G. Yerganian, Group Chief Experience and Brand Officer, Tivity Health

Moderated by: Joe Glass, Head of Brands, LiveRamp



How do you protect brand value? Social Media Governance is becoming mission critical. Learn how marketing teams can lead the charge across departments to protect critical growth and engagement channels.

Cory Hartlan, Director of Client Engagement, Safeguard Cyber


Networking Break & HP Customer Welcome Center Tour


Fireside Chat

Mark Wynohradnyk, Brand Director, Gravity Products

Moderated by: Donovan Moore, Director, Business Strategy and Development, Goodway Group


Fireside Chat

Nate Houghteling, Executive Producer, Portal A
Andy Tu, Sr. Director, Brand, Content & Social, Postmates

Moderated by: Casey Saran, CEO, Spaceback


Brand Love Roundtable

Join your fellow brand marketers to discuss how they connect with consumers to forge an emotional connection between them and their brand. Learn how they lead them through the purchase funnel to ultimately influence buying behavior and garner true brand love & loyalty.

Moderated by: Adam Herman, Vice President, Business Strategy and Development, Goodway Group

Ben De Castro, VP of Marketing, Eargo
Lauren Hawks, Senior Director, US Holiday Marketing, Walmart
Alma Salazar, Director, Consumer Marketing | Invisalign®, North America, Teen, Align Technology


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HP Headquarters & Customer Welcome Center 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94034





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