Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation

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Brand Innovators Marketing Innovation





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Morning Workout at Reebok Crossfit One


Breakfast and Registration


Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

Host: Ted Rubin, Strategic Advisor and Acting CMO, Brand Innovators

Event Chair: Blair Hammond, Director, Digital Content, Reebok



Jennifer Halloran, Head of Branding and Advertising, MassMutual


Fireside Chat

Jennifer Halloran, Head of Branding and Advertising, MassMutual

Moderated by: Ryan Griffin, Brand Development, Flipboard


Women in Marketing Roundtable

Kate Ardini, AVP Brand Strategy & Advertising, John Hancock
Suzanne Burton Kirdahy, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Brand Strategy & Planning, Bank of America
Jennifer Halloran, Head of Branding and Advertising, MassMutual
Sarah Hodkinson, VP Marketing, Smarter Travel, TripAdvisor
Stephanie Shore, Chief Marketing Officer, MOO

Moderated by: Carol Gillard, Director, Corporate Marketing, News Corp | News IQ


Fireside Chat

Lindsay Sutton, AVP, Digital Strategy Lead, John Hancock

Moderated by: Jason Oates, Chief Business Officer, LiveIntent


Networking Break


Identity Starts In The Inbox: Why Email is at the Core of the Customer Experience

Brands need to think about email differently beyond the send and receive. Instead, they need to think of it as the center of marketing, as their superpower to get to the core of identity and marketing to people.

Jason Oates, Chief Business Officer, LiveIntent


What’s Next in Digital

Looking out at 2018, 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 like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Snapchat, Facebook Live Video, and new digital and data tools to reach consumers.

Moderated by: Marc Guldimann, Founder & CEO, Parsec Media

Matt Blonder, Head of Global Digital Brand Commerce, Reebok
Eileen O’Malley, Social Media & Strategic Marketing, Boston Celtics
Paul Pennelli, Head of Direct to Consumer Marketing, MassMutual
Kim Stokes, Head of Digital and Media, The Boston Beer Company




Content Marketing 2.0: From Boardroom to Newsroom

There’s no doubt about it. Content marketing has gone mainstream. Over the past few years, content marketing has evolved from a novelty or step-child within the marketing department to a core competency or crucial strategy for Fortune 500 brands. In addition to investing more marketing dollars than ever in content marketing, leading brands are now viewing content marketing as a dedicated “top of funnel” marketing function, supporting all marketing initiatives. Content marketing has become an integral piece of the marketing process, prominently reflected in the org charts of forward thinking brands. Hear firsthand how a strong content marketing strategy can drive a strong brand strategy.

Moderated by: Scott Hendrickson, SVP, Sales, News Corp | News IQ

Ben Blakesley, SVP, Head of Social Media and Editorial Content, ‎Citizens Bank
Kara Hutchinson, Senior Director, Marketing & Content Strategy, Boston Celtics
Claire Oliverson, Senior Director of Content & Social Strategy, America’s Test Kitchen



Melanie Boulden, Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand Management, Reebok


Fireside Chat

Melanie Boulden, Vice President, Global Marketing and Brand Management, Reebok

Moderated by: Justin Cadelago, SVP, Head of East Coast Partnerships, Studio71


Keynote – Make Meaning: Lessons from a Mission-Driven eCommerce Disruptor

Hear from Andy Levitt, Founder and CEO of Boston-based Purple Carrot, the first and only 100% plant-based meal kit company, and learn about the challenges of creating something out of nothing, the reasons why he started his company, some lessons he’s learned along the way, and where the brand and the category are going in the future.

Andy Levitt, Founder & CEO, Purple Carrot


Networking Break


Fireside Chat

Blair Hammond, Director, Digital Content, Reebok

Moderated by: Kate Solinsky, Head of Sales, New York Media


Storytelling and User-Generated Content: Building Authentic Connections with Consumers

In 2018, everyone is a video creator. Today more video is produced by amateurs in a single day than the broadcast TV networks have combined to produce over the last 50 years. Join Jukin Media’s Zach Alter for an informative session about the origins of user-generated video, how we’ve gotten to where we are today, and how forward-thinking brands and media companies are leveraging UGC for progressive, engaging storytelling.

Zach Alter, VP Head of Sales, Jukin Media


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: Warren Kay, Chief Revenue Officer and Director, SOCi

Suzanne Burton Kirdahy, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Brand Strategy & Planning, Bank of America
Melanie Cohn, Senior Manager, Digital & Social Media, Dunkin’ Brands
Jaime Mahoney, Senior Brand Director, Keurig Green Mountain
Andrew Peterson, Editorial Director, John Hancock Investments
Kim Stokes, Head of Digital and Media, The Boston Beer Company


Happy Hour hosted by The Boston Beer Company






Reebok Headquarters 25 Drydock Ave Boston, MA 02210





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