Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation

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Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation








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The Internet has fundamentally and forever changed the relationship between brands and consumers. Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation will examine how brands are using digital media and advertising technology to engage with and build long term relationships with their consumers. Hear first-hand from your fellow brand marketers about how they are using social media, content marketing, digital video advertising, mobile platforms, advanced television technologies, marketing automation, and data and analytics, to identify, target and convert new customers and grow their marketshare.

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Breakfast and Registration


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Brandon Gutman, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
Marc Sternberg, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
David Teicher, Chief Content Officer, Brand Innovators
Lauren Kania, Director of Content & Client Success, Brand Innovators

Event Chair & Co-Host: Liz Crisafi, Global Head of Campaign Management & Planning at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)

Co-Host: Ted Rubin, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators, Social Marketing Strategist, Brand Evangelist and author of Return on Relationship


The Future of Media and Consumer Engagement

Digital media and the Internet have rapidly transformed the marketing and media industries, fundamentally and forever changing how brands engage with their consumers. From connected TV to mobile devices to wearables, media and entertainment is everywhere. Consumers today not only expect, but demand content anywhere, anytime, across every screen, device, and media platform that they encounter throughout the day. As a result, brands are working harder than ever to keep up with consumers. How is the digital transformation of the marketing and media media industries impacting brand marketing? How can brand marketers take advantage of this paradigm shift and use technology to build loyalty and long term relationships with their consumers? What’s the next big thing that will disrupt the marketing and media industries? You heard it here first.

Moderated by: Anita Dorf, VP, Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business

Tia Cummings, Global Director, Brand and Commercial Performance, Holiday Inn Express
Jazzmynn Finney, New Media and Social Engagement Specialist, Porsche Cars North America
Jessica Smith, Senior Director of Marketing, Ted’s Montana Grill


The Evolving Shopper and The Future Marketer

Jamie Schlef-Wilhelm, Sales Manager, Southeast, Blis


Fireside Chat

Marques Jackson, Senior Manager, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, MillerCoors

Moderated by: Marion Hargett, SVP, Partnerships, NCC Media


Networking Break


Fireside Chat

Sarah Sachs, Director, Coca-Cola Freestyle Marketing

Moderated by: Dani Cushion, Chief Marketing Officer, Cardlytics


Loyalty in 2019 and Beyond

Engendering any sort of consumer loyalty in this era can be incredibly difficult, with new competitors emerging on what feels like a daily basis, and competing offers and deals lurking around every digital corner. The key to fostering true loyalty, especially amongst younger consumers, isn’t simply perks or rewards, but often comes down to conveying your brand purpose and demonstrating that your brand’s core values align with that of your customers.This panel discussion will explore the meaning of brand loyalty in this new landscape, and how to build a brand that resonates with today’s shoppers on a level beyond value, and the CRM toolkit and loyalty program essentials needed to deliver on that relationship.

Moderated by: Julia Spano, VP Marketing, CrowdTwist

Jaclyn Adams, Senior Manager, Loyalty Brand Marketing, IHG
Andrea Arabia, Marketing Strategy & Customer Loyalty, AT&T
Jay Devassy, Sr. Manager, Digital Customer Engagement & B2B Loyalty, UPS
Jenny Williams, Marketing Director, Moe’s Southwest Grill


Tell Your Story in a Way People Will Care

Ted Rubin, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators, Social Marketing Strategist, Brand Evangelist and author of Return on Relationship




Fireside Chat

Michael Menis, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Services, IHG

Moderated by: Pete Schlossmacher, Vice President, Client Partnerships, NCC Media


Fireside Chat

Anthony Martinez, Global Strategy & Planning Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Moderated by: Jamie Schlef-Wilhelm, Sales Manager, Southeast, Blis


Fireside Chat

Divya Goel, Director, Media Marketing, National Football League (NFL)

Moderated by: Jamie Schlef-Wilhelm, Sales Manager, Southeast, Blis


Networking Break


Sports Marketing and Brand Partnerships RoundTable

Darren Birch, General Manager – Growth, Digital and Audience, Australian Football League (AFL)
Tom Glick, President, Carolina Panthers
Andrew Goodrich, Deputy Director of Athletics & Chief Marketing Officer at Syracuse University
David Livingston, President, Atlanta Legends
Phil McCarn, Vice President, Global Partnership Marketing at Harlem Globetrotters
Ryan Mortimer, Head of Experiential Marketing – U.S., Anheuser-Busch InBev
Jeff Sittner, Global Facilities and Sports Venue Group Lead, Burns & McDonnell
Tim Zulawski, Chief Revenue Officer, SVP, AMB Sports & Entertainment

Moderated by: Peter Sorckoff, CEO, Threaded


Unleashing the Power of Social Media Roundtable

The social media explosion over the past decade is arguably the most important paradigm shift in the history of brand marketing, to date. For the first time ever, consumers have a voice and the ability to establish an open and meaningful dialogue with their favorite brands. This new relationship has created a powerful tool and opportunity for brand marketers to build rapport and engage with their consumers on a 1:1 basis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Social has also provided brands with the a platform for turning their most loyal and avid fans into advocates and brand ambassadors; influential consumers who then leverage their social media channels and provide first hand references for their favorite brands. How are the most successful brands in America successfully using social media to get a meaningful market advantage over their competitors? What’s the next big thing in social? How can social keep you at the top of your game? Learn from the best.

Moderated by: Jane Roy, VP, Sales, Buzzoole

Jamiah Aguabella, Executive: Consumer Marketing, North America, Virgin Atlantic
Tracey Del Moral, Director, Brand & DTC Marketing, OshKosh B’gosh
Debbie Domer, Senior Director, Brand Marketing, Honey Baked Ham
Mark Emery, Content Strategy & Platforms, IHG
Erin Everhart, Senior Manager, Commerce Marketing, The Home Depot
Ryan Johnson, Brand Strategy Lead, Mercedes-Benz USA


It’s a Wrap






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