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 & Registration



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

Event Chair: Wade Allen, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Brinker International

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



Wade Allen, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Brinker International
Ellie Doty, SVP of Marketing, Chili’s


Fireside Chat

Wade Allen, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Brinker International
Ellie Doty, SVP of Marketing, Chili’s

Moderated by: Daniel Johnson, Senior Account Executive, GroundTruth


What’s Next in Digital & Consumer Engagement

Looking out at 2019, 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 brand 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 and new digital and data tools to engage consumers.

Moderated by: Jeff Gardner, VP, Enterprise Partnerships, West & Central, Unified

Shannon Gross, Director of Content Strategy, Dallas Cowboys
Abhi Vyas, Marketing, Digital Personalization, Analytics, Verizon Wireless
Siddharth Taparia, SVP, Head of Global Ecosystem and SME Marketing, SAP


Networking Break


Success Story

Marisa Burton, Director of Field Marketing, Firehouse Subs
Trevor Monteiro, Brand Media Group Head, The Richards Group

Moderated by: Bill Todd, CRO, AdTheorent


Fireside Chat

John Stancliffe, Manager, Social Media, AT&T

Moderated by: Sarah Larkin, Account Director, Texas, WHOSAY




Life at the Intersection of Content and Commerce

The intersection of digital content and commerce is reshaping the marketing industry globally. Until recently, content and commerce existed in separate silos, creating disjointed customer experiences. The swift increase of mobile technology, along with the implementation of user-generated content into creative marketing campaigns has changed the game completely. Today, leading brands from a variety of industries are using compelling content to drive commerce online and people into stores. They are creating seamless, relevant experiences that not only inspire consumers, but also delight them enough to take action.

Moderated by: Brett Gentry, SVP, North American Sales, Gimbal

Chris Ebbeler, Director, Social Media & Community Engagement, Chili’s
Randall Hall, Lead Manager, Digital Strategy, AT&T


The Business of Sports in DFW and Beyond

Dan Hunt, President and Co-Owner, FC Dallas
Gina Miller, Vice President of Media and Communications, FC Dallas


Networking Break


Keynote: The Five Pillars of Progressive Digital Marketing Practices

Ivonne Kinser, Head of Digital Marketing, Avocados From Mexico


Fireside Chat

Ivonne Kinser, Head of Digital Marketing, Avocados From Mexico

Moderated by: Todd McGee, CEO, CataBoom


Mass Media vs Personalization: Striking The Right Balance

From traditional linear TV to individual influencers, to niche social networks, there is no shortage of viable media outlets to serve as your brand’s platform in the constant battle to connect with consumers, some with vast audiences and wide reach, others with small, highly curated users. What it often comes down is Awareness vs Relevance, understanding which platform will achieve which objective, and striking the right balance between the two. This session will dive into the oft-conflicting goals of generating wide scale Brand Awareness with personalization and building one-on-one consumer relationships. What are the the media and digital tool sets needed to make the most out of your budget? What are the data strategies that will ensure you’re taking the right approach and messaging to the appropriate platforms with the customers you actually want to target? And how close are we to achieving the ever-elusive holy grail of “personalization at scale?”

Moderated by: Kyle Wendling, SVP, Product, Gimbal

John Hale, Sr. Director of Digital, Chili’s
Erica Minnich, Manager, Loyalty, Pizza Hut
John Stancliffe, Manager, Social Media, AT&T


Brand Innovators Networking Happy Hour & Dinner hosted by Brinker






Brinker International Headquarters 3000 Olympus Boulevard Coppell, TX 75019





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