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 by submitting the following brief Registration form. We look forward to seeing you at Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation hosted by Air Canada in Toronto, Wednesday, September 20!

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.

Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation is putting the Fortune 500 on review

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Brandon Gutman, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
Marc Sternberg, Co-Founder, Brand Innovators
David Teicher, Editor and Chief Content Officer

Host: Ritesh Shah, Digital Innovator, Matchmaker, General Manager – Canada, Brand Innovaotors Labs

Event Chair: Mohammed Gaber, Senior Director, Marketing & Digital Strategy, Air Canada


What’s Next in Digital: Social, Mobile & Emerging Media

Looking out at 2017, 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.

Moderator: Ed Layton, VP of Sales, Canada, JUICE Mobile

Doha Al-Dujaili, Segment Strategy Lead, Air Canada
Heather Fadali, Senior Brand Manager – Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson
Lorne Solway, former CMO, Enercare



Mohammed Gaber, Senior Director, Marketing & Digital Strategy, Air Canada


Fireside Chat – Conversational Commerce

Carlos Faxas, Head Of Product Development, Air Canada

Q&A conducted by: Mazdak Rezvani, Founder & CEO, Chatkit


Keynote – The Internet Of Things: The Next Frontier of Commerce

Nic Lopez, Head of Emerging Products and Innovation Marketing, Visa


Networking Break


Macro Marketing Trends – Roundtable Discussion

In this discussion, today’s marketing leadership will address the major trends, challenges, opportunities, and shifts in consumer behaviors that they are seeing in the market, with an outlook toward 2018.

What’s keeping them up at night? What are they excited about? What new technologies and platforms offer novel opportunities to engage their customers in meaningful ways… and which are just shiny objects? How can marketers structure their teams and recruit highly coveted talent for a new era that demands an increasing array of skill sets?

Moderator: Jason Furlano, Vice President, Sales, MediaIQ

Maria Aguilar, Head of Global Social Media & Influencer Marketing, Spin Master
Melinda Berman, Global eCommerce Manager, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Naomi Blackman, Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing, Joe Fresh
Alanna Fonseca, Brand Manager, Marketing Innovation, The Kraft Heinz Company


Keynote – The Parallels of Being a New Dad & Digital Marketing – My Top 10 List

Ryan Rebello, Global Director, Digital Marketing & ECom, Spin Master




Fireside Chat

Abhijit Patil, Senior Director, Data Strategy, Air Canada

Q&A conducted by: Tina Barnes, Head of Canada, Quantcast


Entertainment and Content 2017: Millennials and Gen Z

Marketers have barely begun to figure out millennials, a generation so nuanced their media and consumer habits differ from each other, as much as they do from that of previous generations, but already, a new demographic has begun to emerge that will prove just as challenging: Gen Z. Key to engaging this new group of consumers is content. Great content must resonate with consumers, in order for them to believe it, share it, and reflect positively on your brand. This panel will explore what we’ve learned about Millennials and Gen Z so far, through the lens of the entertainment and content: Movies, Video, Music, Gaming and more.

Moderator: Chris Stefanyk, Head of Brand Partnerships, Wattpad

Mathieu Gamache, Senior Marketing Manager Reese & Snackfection, The Hershey Company
Cara Gresser, Manager, Brand Content (Global), Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Karina Tano-Gigante, Social, Digital Content & Community Manager, Maple Leaf Foods
Derrick Valenzuela, Marketing Manager – World Gaming, Cineplex Entertainment


Keynote – From Mess to Method: Failure Taught Me How To “Do Innovation”

Andrea Shaikin, Director of Marketing, Loyalty and Innovation, STAPLES Canada


Fireside Chat

Andrea Shaikin, Director of Marketing, Loyalty and Innovation, STAPLES Canada

Q&A conducted by: Patrick Reynolds, CMO, SessionM


Networking Break


Customer Experience 2020: Omni-Channel Retailing & Loyalty

Consumers now expect a seamless experience as they engage more actively with retailers in-store, online and on the go. From inventory availability to loyalty programs and synchronized support, both in-store and across devices, retail brands are in a unique position to build meaningful customer affinity on the path to purchase and beyond. Savvy retailers understand these changing dynamics and the power their physical locations have to drive e-commerce growth and how discovery online can increase traffic back to their stores. After taking stock of the latest omni-channel retailing trends and loyalty program strategies, we’ll challenge our panelists for predictions about what customer experience, brand engagement and loyalty may look like for retailers in the not-so-distant future.

Moderator: Patrick Reynolds, CMO, SessionM

Daniel Ritchie, Manager, SCENE Loyalty Program & eCRM, Cineplex Entertainment
Derek Whitworth, Director, Loyalty, Air Canada


Fireside Chat

Georgina Gray, Marketing Manager, The Kraft Heinz Company
Jef Moore, Creative Director, Mosaic

Q&A conducted by: Juliann Ng, Vice President at GfK Canada


It’s a Wrap!






Air Canada Innovation Centre 2 Queen St. East Toronto, ON M5C, Canada





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