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. Qualified brand marketers from Fortune 500 and other leading brands may participate at Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation, hosted by Intel, by submitting the following brief Registration form.

To register for the all events associated with this multi-day event, click the register button above or scroll down to the registration form below. You can register for individual events on their respective pages.

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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: Ted Rubin, Social Media Strategist, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators, author of Return on Relationship

Event Chair: George Olexa, Director of Global Social Media, Intel


Forging Consumer Connections in Today’s Digital Age

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, consume 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 deeper understandings of who their customers are and what they want?

Moderated by: Joseph Leichman, VP of Buyer Development, OpenX

Austin Hodges, Senior Manager, Global Marketing, adidas
Hedy Payghambari, Director of Marketing, Media, Papa Murphy’s International
Felix Sold, Social Media Lead EMEA, Intel


Fireside Chat

George Olexa, Director of Global Social Media, Intel

Moderated by: Paul Riismandel, Director of Marketing & Insights, Midroll Media


The State of Digital Advertising in 2019

Digital has fundamentally changed the way brands must think about advertising. Changing media consumption habits, a growing number of devices and channels available for reaching audiences at scale and the introduction of new technologies, like the forthcoming development of 5G, are making it that much easier for brands to make memorable connections with consumers.

OpenX VP of Buyer Development takes the stage to discuss the current state of affairs in digital advertising and how brand marketers must reimagine their digital strategies to deliver engaging and relevant advertising experiences for consumers.

Joseph Leichman, VP of Buyer Development, OpenX


Networking Break


Content, Community…and Algorithms?

No form of content can directly drive product sales as powerfully as reviews, and no one is better at writing those reviews than industry experts, the brand’s own super-fans, and employees who work with the product day in, and day out. In this discussion, we’ll look at how brands can take the traditionally high level and top of funnel of impact influencer marketing and employee advocacy programs down to the product level, leveraging the content created by experts internal and external to build communities, the challenges and opportunities therein, and how marketers can leverage intent data and algorithms to better understand the interests of their prospective customers, and which content to surface at any given time, to best address those needs.

Moderated by: Jonathan Lustig, Senior Vice President of Sales, TripleLift

Reinaldo Parreiras, Global Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Intel
Doug Thielen, Director of Marketing, Filson


Fireside Chat

Jeremy Krall, Global Director of Digital Capabilities and Technology, HP
Carmen True, VP of Digital Experience and Marketing Innovation, HP

Moderated by: Gabrielle Powell, Director, West Coast Sales, News Corp




Fireside Chat

Kristina Smith, Director, Global Digital Marketing, KEEN

Moderated by: Ryan Turner, VP of Marketing & Communications, New Engen


Fireside Chat

Zach Riggar, Global Digital Brand Director, Jordan, Nike

Moderated by: Jonathan Lustig, Senior Vice President of Sales, TripleLift


Powerful employer brand truths: Challenges, successes, and opportunities building an inclusive corporate narrative that reflects a connected culture.

The best employer branding tells an authentic story: It lets potential candidates know what your company stands for, and what it’s like to work there. Companies that weave inclusion and workplace diversity into their narratives are telling better stories than those that don’t. This panel conversation will explore diversity and inclusion challenges, successes and opportunities building an inclusive narrative that reflects a connected culture.

Tia B Coachman, Director of People Operations, Laundry Service
Brian K. Gibbs, Ph.D., M.P.A. Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, OHSU, Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Deb Landau, Global Diversity and Inclusion Brand Marketer, Intel
Sarah Outlaw, Human Resources Director, Wieden+Kennedy

Moderated by: Sabrina Stoffregen, Communications Manager, Cisco



Casey Saran, CEO, Spaceback


Fireside Chat: Influencer Marketing — Finding the right partner and voice

Merlin Kister, General Manager, US Marketing, Intel

Moderated by: Sara Mascall , VP of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Vertical, The Wall Street Journal


Networking Break


Fireside Chat

Ryan Malia, Senior Architect, Digital Innovation, adidas

Moderated by: Casey Saran, CEO, Spaceback


Where Data and Storytelling Meet

Victor Hernandez, Director, Digital Marketing, CRM and Social Media, Windstar Cruises
Jeremy Krall, Global Director of Digital Capabilities and Technology, HP
Renee Sorese, Senior Director – Digital Marketing, Modern Life and Devices, Microsoft

Moderated by: Tara Moss, VP Managing Director, R/GA Portland


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Intel Corporation HF3 Auditorium, 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124





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