An unparalleled lineup of Ad World leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.
An unparalleled lineup of Ad World leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.
Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestsellers that have been read all around the world. His work has been translated into more than 35 languages. He is also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops—online seminars that have transformed the lives of thousands of people.
He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and—most of all—changing the way people see the world. You might be familiar with some of his books: Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. His book, "This Is Marketing", was an instant bestseller around the world. His latest, "The Practice", was published at the end of 2020 and is already a smash hit.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (you can find this by typing “Seth” into Google) is one of the most popular on the internet. His podcast rests in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. More than 20,000 people have completed his influential Akimbo and altMBA workshops, and continue to seek out his invaluable guidance.
Antonis Kocheilas is the Global CEO of Ogilvy Advertising. In this role, he is serving on the executive leadership team of Ogilvy Worldwide with the sole responsibility to harness Ogilvy's capabilities in branding, advertising, and content creation for the growth of brands and businesses under Ogilvy’s stewardship.
Sofia Hernandez is the Global Head of Business Marketing at TikTok, where she helps brands around the world tap into the power of TikTok by challenging them to build innovative marketing strategies that drive culture on and off the platform. Prior to TikTok, Sofia was the Chief Client Officer at consumer insights platform Suzy where she was responsible for driving revenue retention and growth, informing the product roadmap, and ensuring the entire company was rooted in a ‘customer first’ approach. With over 18 years leading some of the most iconic global marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including P&G, J&J, Netflix and Spotify, Sofia's passion for people and what makes them tick continues to fuel her keen understanding of how to drive successful connections between brands and the people that love them.
Catherine works in Meta’s Measurement Solutions Marketing group, developing content and helping to determine research priorities. Catherine has over 20 years’ experience working as a marketing, ad sales and business development executive for media companies. She was a founding member of the New Products Group at Turner Broadcasting, launching several new products and media brands and led business development for the digital food, home and travel brands at Time Inc, including Real Simple, Cooking Light and Sunset. She also founded and ran her own ice cream company, Luca & Bosco in NYC for 4 years.
Darshan oversees product development for Search, Shopping and Discovery ads.
Darshan’s team is responsible for Google Search and Retail Ads automation solutions, allowing advertisers to build durable and long-term marketing strategies. His team also oversees Google's ads quality and ads relevance work.
Kantak has been working in Digital Advertising product management for 14 years. He is an expert in designing and managing large scale Ads Serving and Revenue teams and is passionate about improving ad relevance.
Greg has been leading digital businesses and sales organizations for over 15 years and is currently the Managing Director of Europe and Growth Markets at Twitter. Greg joined Twitter in 2016 leading a multi-market sales force in EMEA focused on helping advertisers and partners to successfully leverage Twitter’s platform. He went on to establish the Twitter performance ads hub in EMEA which specializes in key verticals of Finance, Gaming, Digital Natives and Mobile Apps. Prior to Twitter, Greg has led digital business through turnarounds, transformations and acquisitions at Saongroup and Independent News & Media.
As Director of Video and Sales Development Managers, Emily leads teams focused on industry marketing and video advertising solutions for top retailers in the US.
She partners with clients to use creative, data, and technology to make meaningful consumer connections and drive business results. Prior to this role, Emily led a team of Video Specialists, where she helped deliver transformational partnerships and fuel full-funnel growth for performance focused advertisers.
In her twelve years at Google, Emily has held a variety of roles contributing to the growth of Google Chicago and the Global Business organization.
Before Google, Emily was a Management Consultant with Accenture, leading Change Management projects in the Energy Sector. She began her career working on Broadway on the marketing team for a Not for Profit theater. Emily lives on the South Side of Chicago with her husband and 3 children.
Jimmie Stone is a creative leader and cultural gardener who has worked for over 20 years to connect brands and consumers through purpose-driven creative work.
Today, Jimmie is the VP, Head of CS for Meta where he oversees the region to inspire brands and agencies to use the power of the Meta platform.
He recently joined from Edelman where he was the Chief Creative Officer NY & U.S. Head of Creative, and a driving force behind the creative 10 years shift of the world’s leading independent agency, responsible for the growth of Edelman’s creative content offering, including building an experiential design group, and best-in-class creative studio and video production team.
Timo is Reddit’s VP of Business Marketing, driving the go-to-market strategy that showcases the power and effectiveness of Reddit’s ever-evolving advertising offering. He leads the team that connects Reddit’s Sales organization with the wider industry, giving voice to Reddit’s 100,000+ communities for advertisers of all sizes and verticals. Timo has over 15 years of experience spanning a wide range of marketing, including B2C, B2B, communications, strategy, sales, brand, and product. Prior to Reddit, he worked at Instagram where he led global business marketing across brand and product for the company‘s business and advertising solutions. Timo is passionate about creating audience-led work that enables businesses of all sizes to achieve their goals. He earned his bachelor’s degree in North American cultural studies and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Bonn in Germany. When he’s not working, you’ll find Timo deep in his favorite Reddit communities r/parenting, r/Patriots, r/lawncare, r/TIL, and r/whereintheworld.
Sarah Larsen leads the Integrated Marketing team for Samsung Home Entertainment and is responsible for building our brand with our consumers and customers across the US.
Her extensive knowledge of the latest and greatest in innovative marketing and especially digital activations paired with her deep expertise with partnerships, experiential and influencer programs has led to numerous sales-driving and award-winning campaigns.
Prior to joining Samsung, Sarah held leadership roles in several global marketing agencies such as Edelman and Ogilvy, working with globally renowned CPG, consumer electronics brands and retailer brands which provided her with a well-rounded view of the marketing landscape.
An avid trends spotter, Sarah spends her free time consuming all things culture related, though her two teenage daughters frequently inform her what is actually cool. She is passionate about the culinary arts, home décor, fashion, entertainment and even picked up mixology while quarantining. Sarah’s husband is from Ireland so she is able to satisfy her travel bug with lots of trips back and forth.
Rose Jia is an award-winning leader who currently heads up growth marketing for Amazon’s grocery division, including brands like Amazon Fresh. She and her team drive profitable growth through awareness, discovery, conversion, partnerships, and go-to-market initiatives. She is also considered a "Renaissance Marketer" — a multi-disciplined leader who leverages her wide and differing industry knowledge to build patented innovative products and solutions.
Brian Berner is an accomplished media and technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the world of advertising and sales. He is currently the Head of Americas Advertising Sales & Partnerships at Spotify, where he leads 200+ employees across management, sales and sales support in all matters related to advertising revenue across both North and South America.
He was the first ever salesperson at MySpace, and has previously served as the Regional Vice President for the Midwest at Spotify.
Kyle is a former CPG Founder of 5 years that now helps drive innovation and strategy efforts across multiple categories at Nestle.
As a Founder he was able to drive product velocity to 3x the category average, and worked with companies like Marriott, NFL teams, healthcare facilities and more. With the robust experience gained as a Founder he now takes that same tenacity and scrappy approach to help develop & test first-to-market innovations for Nestle's portfolio.
Katie Hudson joined Publicis in January 2022 as Managing Director, Futurescapes, PMX Global. At Publicis, she leads the development of global metaverse practice capabilities and she also leads the development of partnerships with an ecosystem of key metaverse experts, tokenomics and metaverse production specialists, and enablers of end-to-end integrated activation. She is currently working on metaverse strategy, planning, and activation for a range of global clients in fashion, health & beauty, entertainment, healthcare, automotive, food & beverage, CPG, and electronics.
Kiser is a core lead of Digitas’s Web3, Metaverse, and Gaming practice, focused on new business pitches and organic growth. Kiser is a creative leader, strategic designer and experienced maven who has worked at the intersection of culture, commerce, and community for over a decade.
Spanning a diverse range of disciplines, Kiser has worked for some of New York’s most notable agencies. In defining some of the world’s most culturally relevant brands, Kiser’s experience has instilled a strong belief that great brands can cultivate meaningful human connections.
Rand Fishkin is the co-founder and CEO of audience research software startup, SparkToro. He has dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his writing, videos, speaking, and his book, Lost and Founder.
When Rand is not working, he is usually cooking a fancy meal for the love of his life, author Geraldine DeRuiter. If you bribe him with great pasta or fancy cocktails, he’ll happily pull back the curtain on big tech’s dark secrets.
Andrew is a global marketing executive with 20 years of experience in analyst relations, public relations, branding, digital marketing, demand generation, business strategy, and more.
He is known for his passion and energy, both in the boardroom and at the junior copywriter’s desk.
Having lived and worked in some 20+ countries, Andrew has a unique ability to activate solutions to complex business goals, whether in the form of omni-channel campaigns, brand elevation, customer storytelling, or organic programs. He celebrates true global diversity in his teams and believes that views and actions from myriad cultures and perspectives only strengthen business outcomes.
Andrew serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Semrush (NYSE:SEMR) since 2021 and leads a team of over 150 global marketing and communications professionals.
He has a track record in building and optimizing global marketing functions from the ground up. Prior to Semrush, he held CMO roles and led global marketing functions at UnitedLex, SoftServe, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), GfK, and more.
Andrew earned his Masters of Science in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and his Bachelors of Arts from Drexel University.
Samyutha Reddy is the Head of Enterprise Marketing at Jasper where she leads a team of marketers focused on how generative AI can revolutionize enterprises and supercharge teams. Prior to joining Jasper, Samyutha was a Director of Marketing at WalkMe where she led a team that created a new category of software and executed the IPO.
She's skilled at scaling marketing departments for an emerging start-up to a large public organization and is passionate about building powerful, multi-disciplinary teams along the way. Samyutha holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Jasper is the industry's first generative AI content platform built for enterprises and teams. With +125M in funding and over 100,000 customers, including Morningstar, Volvo, and VMware, Jasper is transforming the way businesses think about content creation.
Reid is a Lead Product Manager at Zapier responsible for the OpenAI (ChatGPT) integration. He previously co-founded cocoNFT and managed Strategic Partnerships at both Zapier and Hootsuite. Outside of work Reid enjoys playing board games, trying new food, and traveling with his family.
Ian Maskell is the Global Marketing Vice President at Accenture. Previously he spent 15 years with Mars Inc. (Snickers, M&M's, DOVE) and16 years with Unilever (Ben & Jerry's; Magnum; Cornetto). Currently with Accenture Song, Ian is an experienced operator & leader in 'responsible business'.
Kasim is the founder and CEO of Solutions 8, one of the world’s top-ranked Google Ads agencies. He’s the traffic coach for DigitalMarketer.com’s ELITE coaching program, was hand-selected by Ryan Deiss to help create DigitalMarketer’s new Paid Traffic Certification, and is the co-host of Perpetual Traffic (one of the top marketing podcasts in the world).
Recipient of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association’s 2017 TIM Award for Person of the Year, Kasim was also named one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Thought Leaders in the United States by The University of Missouri in 2020. His book, The 7 Critical Principles of Effective Digital Marketing, was featured as one of the Top 100 Digital Marketing Books of All Time by Book Authority.
As a professional speaker, Kasim has been a main-stage emcee for the Traffic & Conversion Summit (the largest marketing conference in North America) and speaks regularly at marketing conferences around the globe. He and his wife have two sons; they split their time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Seattle, Washington.
Alex is the founder of the Copy Posse, where she is on a mission to de-douchify the Internet, redefine modern marketing and build an empathy empire. Through her online programs, content and challenges, Alex has helped over 300,000 copywriters and entrepreneurs from around the world ignite their businesses with her fun and empathetic approach to branding, marketing and copywriting. Since launching the Copy Posse in 2020, Alex has been featured on Forbes, Mindvalley, and Traffic & Conversion Summit is a 4-time speaker at Ad World, and was crowned 2022 Marketer of the Year by DigitalMarketer.
Ralph Burns is the Founder and CEO of Tier 11, a digital marketing agency that utilizes a proprietary system called Customer Acquisition Amplification™to unlock the online potential of purpose-driven businesses to help them scale and grow. Ralph's 100% virtual agency—with people in over 23 countries and 6 continents—manages a portfolio of social media advertising customer accounts in over 57 industries with an annual spend in excess of $100 million. He co-hosts the ‘Perpetual Traffic’ podcast, which has been downloaded over 8 million times and has helped tens of thousands of people grow their businesses through online traffic and conversion strategies. Ralph splits his time between Boston and Cape Cod with his wife and two college-aged sons.
Amanda Natividad is VP of Marketing for audience research startup, SparkToro. She’s also a contributor for Adweek, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, and a former journalist. Amanda previously led marketing for Growth Machine, led marketing for Liftopia, built Fitbit’s B2B content program, and led content and communications for NatureBox. Amanda has spoken at marketing events like Demand Curve’s Growth Summit, and guest lectured at Columbia Business School and Cornell University.
Since 2005, Brendan Kane has helped the largest brands and celebrities in the world reverse engineer how to make content go viral. Brendan and his team at Hook Point have generated 60 billion views and 100+ million followers for the content they have worked on. Over the course of his career, Brendan: Developed the first ever influencer campaign on YouTube in 2007 Oversaw $200 million in marketing spend Worked with major corporations MTV, Viacom, Vice Magazine, Paramount Pictures, IKEA and Sketchers Generated $1 billion in revenue for clients Worked with celebrities Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Adriana Lima on their digital strategy Generated over a million followers on my personal Facebook and Instagram account as an experiment Authored best selling books One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Audience in 30 Days and Hook Point: How to Stand out in a 3-Second World And most recently developed The HookPoint Guide to Going Viral
Isabel is an experienced product leader who loves implementing new trends and turning vision into realities methodically. She has served as Growth Product Manager at Unbounce, and also has prior product experience at companies like Shopify, Indigo, and Klipfolio. She also works with smaller businesses as a freelancer to refine their product strategy through analytics and research. On the side, she writes for her Medium publication and newsletter, the Product Thinking Toolbox. Additionally, Isabel has launched "The Product Toolbox" podcast, focused on exploring various approaches to product-led growth and expanding her listeners’ thinking toolbox of mental models.
Depesh Mandalia is a marketer and entrepreneur of 15+ years, currently managing an agency, coaching clients and communities to generate big results through Facebook ads. His framework, "The BPM Method" is a simple but effective way of advertising that's helped create over $100M global revenue.
Fabiola Baglieri is a world-class TikTok creator known for generating 14M followers in less than 9 months with her signature “glow up” beauty transitions. She is a leading voice for inclusivity, acceptance, and a fierce anti-bullying advocate.
Through her work, Fabiola is committed to inspiring self-love and taking the emphasis off perfection in favor of authenticity. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she is pursuing a career in acting.
Kelsey Stevenson is Chief Product Officer at Bitly. She’s responsible for leading product vision and strategy, and scaling of the company’s high performing product management and design teams focused on delivering a market leading, differentiated product suite.
Dale Bertrand has been an SEO specialist to Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed start-ups around the world for two decades. His clients include global brands such as Citizen Watch, Nestle, Raymond Weil and Bulova. He applies his graduate school work in artificial intelligence to search engine marketing. Dale speaks at industry conferences and leads corporate training events.
Alex Fedotoff is the owner/operator of ecom brands aggregator D2C Brands, whose portfolio includes such brands as EQYL, Meilen, and others. In his ecommerce career, Alex has generated over $100 million in revenue, profitably using paid advertising and influencers.
Judy Sahay is the Founder and Managing Director of Crowd Media Group - a group of three award winning agencies working together to connect brands with consumers in the most seamless way. The companies specialise in digital strategies, influencer marketing and building news/media publications.
Emily Basileo is a serial entrepreneur and Web3 enthusiast. She most recently cofounded a venture-backed platform for brands, creators, and agencies to mint, manage, and sell their NFT collections on their own websites. Over the course of her career, she led a start-up acquisition, spearheaded business intelligence for a $1B tech company, and managed global operations for high-growth SaaS and DTC companies.
Renowned as a start-up expert, Emily co-developed and recorded 500 Global's online curriculum for their international accelerator and now travels around the world teaching their portfolio companies the foundations of building a start-up.
When she's not entrepreneuring, you'll find her exploring new cities, backpacking alpine lakes, watching live performances, and noodling on creative side projects.
Mike Koziol specializes in finding the most efficient strategies to build, grow and conduct business. He has a proven track record working with Fortune 50 businesses as well as with over 800 marketing agencies - large and small - from around the world, helping them build and scale their operations into profitable money-making machines.
David is the co-founder of Apex Growth, a growth marketing consultancy, and agency. His prior experience is leading growth teams at Disney and Lyft. Additionally, he has consulted with senior leaders at Riot Games, Shopify, Warner Brothers, and Univision.
Jess Vassallo is the founder and Head of Growth of Evocative Media, an ecommerce growth marketing agency based in Sydney, Australia. Jess and her team have successfully generated more than $100 million in tracked revenue for their ecommerce clients through email marketing, paid social, Google advertising and SMS marketing in the past year. Since 2014, Jess has been pioneering positive change in digital marketing by focusing on holistic, data-led strategies and advocating for more transparency in the industry.
Andrea’s marketing experience spans over a decade. Most recently working in the highly competitive MarTech and AdTech space, bringing products to life with data-driven go-to-market-strategies and compelling storytelling. Currently she works as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Sendinblue, an award winning all-in-one marketing and sales solution. Previously she held roles at AcuityAds, and PwC, including leading marketing for their Workforce of the Future consulting and technology practice.
Cory Crapes is cofounder of RAEK, a software that helps businesses collect, organize, and utilize their first-party data to grow. Before cofounding RAEK, Cory headed up growth for multiple restricted products, where he leveraged first-party data to reach customers online when most channels were off limits. Before that, he spent a decade in Fintech, where he helped small and medium-sized businesses scale using the latest payment technologies. Cory enjoys implementing new technologies to tackle the problems facing businesses.
Robert Katai is the Marketing Communication Manager at Creatopy, an industry-leading ad automation platform. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and social media, Robert created content marketing campaigns featured on Adweek, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur. He's been a speaker at conferences worldwide and is always in search of new experiences that can prove good marketing can get good results. He is also the founder of one of the most popular podcasts in Romania.
Lauren is a rising star in the world of content and performance marketing and a PR maven who has blazed a new path, continuing to set DTC brands up for immense success. Lauren is the Founder & CEO of Dreamday and Co-founder of The Quality Edit.
She has been driving continuous growth for the brands she services on behalf of both businesses, which both sit at the intersection of commerce, content, and conversion. She utilizes her learnings and experience from her time building Ritual into an iconic DTC brand, and implements the most successful practices to her businesses today.
She has a unique 360-perspective of the publishing ecosystem from her experience building and being in-house at a DTC brand, to creating her own PR/Affiliate Marketing agency, to building a fast-growing publication and media company.
Anvar started in digital marketing back in 2018. After years of freelancing and working for agencies, in 2020 he founded Creative Flywheel - one of the leading performance content partners for 7-8 figure CPG brands like The Scandinavian Biolabs, Organixx, Michael Todd Beauty, Nood, and many more.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder at Kynship. Prior to co-founding Kynship, Taylor worked at Athletes First, an NFL agency, where he was responsible for marketing on behalf of NFL stars, such as Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Deshaun Watson. From Athletes First, he transitioned to the digital marketing side of the influencer marketing space by building out the influencer department at Common Thread Collective, a growth agency mainly focusing on Facebook Advertising. Here, Taylor was responsible for creating influencer partnerships on behalf of 30+ brands and running Facebook ads in tandem with influencers. Taylor’s holistic learning and experience within this space has led him to a greater understanding of influencer marketing, which he hopes to share with others who aim to leverage influencers for the growth of their business.
Jaleh is the co-founder and CEO of Mutiny, a no-code AI platform that helps the fastest growing companies increase conversions and spend efficiency by up to 3x. Prior to starting Mutiny, Jaleh was employee 12 and CMO at Gusto, where she grew the company 100x to 50,000 customers over 4 years.
Karan is a design thinker and thought leader with a passion for ad tech, growth marketing, and strategy. At StackAdapt, he leads a team of Account Managers in Client Services (North America). Prior to StackAdapt, Karan worked in programmatic, business consulting, and higher education. His academic background is liberal arts with a focus on Economics and Leadership Studies. Outside of work, Karan is a competitive rower for the Argonaut Rowing Club in Toronto and he is published in I/O
Melanie Balke is the Founder & CEO of The Email Marketers: Your outsourced email department helping e-commerce brands to build deep relationships with their customers and grow their revenue. Before she started The Email Marketers she was the Head of Email Marketing for one of LA's fastest-growing agencies and the first marketing hire for Apt2B (acquired), as well as a marketing consultant for conglomerate brands such as Mercedes-Benz and SMART before that.
Oliver started working online over 15 years ago with affiliate marketing and built the largest affiliate marking community online, to date! Which he then sold to Neil Patel in 2017.
He is currently Co-Founder at ConversionWise, aiming to be the biggest and best conversion rate company on the planet!
They provide solutions that skyrocket your business and make high conversion rates achievable for anyone!
Since co-founding the company in 2013 Oliver has built a team of 30+ conversion rate experts and have worked on over 3000+ projects for the likes of Unilever, SlimFast, Lotus Biscuits, BodyBuilding.com, Rob Lowe, Manny Pacquiao, T-Pain and so many more.
To some, Jacques Spitzer is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside of some of the greatest performing ads of all time. To those he works with, Jacques is a passionate leader, connector, and storyteller with an innate ability to build brands and create marketing that people love.
His 2x Emmy® award-winning, eight-figure agency (Raindrop) has generated over a billion views and $750M in campaign sales for brands, like Dr. Squatch, Manscaped, Lume, Ruggable, William Painter, Worx, Omigo, and Crossrope. Raindrop was also behind the top performing YouTube ad of 2020 and the Dr. Squatch Super Bowl commercial.
His work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, AdAge and Entrepreneur Magazine and he was recently named one of the “most influential people in San Diego,” according to the San Diego Business Journal, who added, “Raindrop’s success has put San Diego on the map for agencies nationwide.”
Amanda Goetz is the Founder of House of Wise, the wellness brand empowering everyone to take control of their sleep, sex, stress and strength. Prior to launching House of Wise, Amanda spent five years at The Knot Worldwide as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing brand and product marketing for The Knot and WeddingWire. Before that, she was the founder of a technology startup for the wedding industry, following her career as an international wedding planner, working with wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera. The earliest years of Amanda’s career were spent working in professional services at Ernst & Young, leading the marketing efforts for their Entrepreneur Of The Year program.
A Forbes-featured agency owner and 13 year veteran in digital commerce, Sarah Levinger is a DTC creative strategist, consumer behavior analyst, and performance creative consultant.
To date, she has helped build profitable creative strategies for over 70 ecommerce brands, including Fabletics, Yitty, Obvi, and Barstool Sports.
Aaron J. Nosbisch is an entrepreneur, investor, and adventurer who has driven millions in revenue for his projects, all while traveling the world. He's currently CEO of Lucyd, the largest CBD/Hemp social advertising agency in the world, where his mission is to make a dent in human suffering by leading Conscious Compounds™ into mainstream culture.
Filipa Canelas is a marketing strategist, an entrepreneur and a content creator. Filipa has founded a content marketing agency, Able-Academy and empowers B2B tech companies to sell with organic content.
Alex has been working in performance marketing for 10+ years. He is on a mission to build the best amazon ads team in the world. Large scale performance ads became his passion when he worked on the advertising accounts of airbnb, dufry & others back in his agency days. Before joining Thrasio, he led the performance ads team at Seller-X, one of Europe’s biggest amazon aggregators, where he and his team promoted more than 24,000 products on amazon & other marketplaces worldwide. Alex is a big fan of automated marketing solutions, new approaches to e-commerce, new technologies, gaming and the stock market.
Augustin is an Analytics Architect, Microsoft Certified Trainer and seasoned conference Speaker.Working as a Analytics CoE Lead and a Solution Architect with the main focus on the Power BI platform and Data Strategy and Governance. Working with enterprise scaled data analytics projects for 10 years and delivered multiple large-scale enterprise analytics projects for Fortune 500 companies. Passionate about data culture and governance. Currently working as a Director Analytics Center of Enablement at Thrasio a next-generation consumer goods company reimagining how the world’s most-loved products become accessible to everyone.
Dr Jillian Ney is a digital anthropologist and the founder of The Social Intelligence Lab (The SI Lab) - a global community for professionals working with social and internet data. She is also the UK’s first “Dr. of Social Media.”
Jason has been monetizing online traffic since 2012 and in 2019 he merged his social media agency with a leading SEO company to form Merged Media. Jason's company has helped numerous small businesses grow from small to medium-sized by leveraging social media marketing and SEO strategies that work on a budget. Jason has an extensive background in Facebook advertising and has spoken on many stages across the globe.
Greg has helped several DTC brands launch and scale profitably through direct response advertising on TV. Greg started his TV journey internally with Moon Pod, and has since worked with many other household DTC brands that range from eyewear and cleaning products, to luggage.
The goal for each and every brand he works with is to strategize creative that converts new customers from TV.
Russ Perry, founder and CEO of Design Pickle, is a seasoned creative leader, entrepreneur, author, and thought leader. As a former agency owner, Perry intimately understands the challenges associated with all aspects of creative work and has transformed the creative process through Design Pickle.
Iman Bashir is an SEO expert that currently serves as the founder & CEO of Craftly.AI—an artificial intelligence SaaS platform that generates original and high-performing content at scale. Craftly.AI is a team of copywriters, marketers, search engine optimization specialists, and growth hackers using a data-driven approach to train the largest AI models to date.
In addition to propelling brands online, Iman has collaborated on a number of successful tech endeavors including Western Universities Women in Leadership Organization, co-producing Elevate Tech Festival, and scaling SEO campaigns for enterprise-level accounts. Be it billion dollar brands or start-ups, Iman architects technology solutions and innovative search marketing strategies to help users find a way to think beyond the ordinary.
Renee is an experienced media executive specializing in cross-platform campaign strategy and brand storytelling. She is passionate about leveraging actionable data to develop innovative solutions by tapping into emerging technologies and key cultural moments, ultimately creating one-of-a-kind brand experiences that engage consumers on a deeper level. Prior to joining Tagger, Renee was Vice President at Known, Head of Strategy & Partnership Development at Reelio, and Director of Brand Strategy & Content Development at Maker Studios Inc.
Jandre is the founder and Head of Growth of V8 Media, South Africa’s #1 eCommerce growth agency. He’s been running Facebook Ads since 2012 and has built and sold a few business in the online space since then. Now his passion lies within the eCommerce landscape and thanks to an amazing team he’s been able to help over 100+ DTC brands double their revenue since 2018!
Andy Gray is a leading voice in the field of eCommerce and Paid-Social marketing. As the CEO and founder of the Graygency and host of the ecommentary podcast, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. With a unique combination of marketing strategy and the ability to make things happen, Andy is able to deliver actionable advice to brands of all sizes and budgets.
Chelsea D’Angelo has spent the past decade helping companies of all sizes develop and improve their brand marketing. Her experience spans the gamut from Fortune 500s, like Target and Home Depot, to startups you’ve yet to hear of. At Brandfolder, she leads the content and creative team, striving to hit the highest qual
Bill Stathopoulos serves as the Director of Strategy and Content for Ad World. In addition to being the leading voice behind Ad World’s content strategy, Bill’s role includes designing the conference speaker line-up, working on creative ideas to help better the experience for attendees, and building strategic partnerships. He is also responsible for interviewing world-class Marketers like Seth Godin, Rory Sutherland, Kipp Bodnar, Scott Galloway, and Tom Bilyeu. His background is in Marketing and tech, having spent 5 years as the Head of Growth for one of the world’s first Growth Hacking agencies. He is a Digital Marketing instructor and growth advisor to startups and established tech companies.
A face you must have seen around if you care about online business, digital marketing and creating impact. Over the last 20 years, he has built VC-backed million dollar startups, half a dozen marketing agencies, mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs. Today, he focuses on leveraging his knowledge by emceeing some of the world’s favorite industry events — including Ad World and Affiliate World. With his new project, 1M/Y, he creates a community and incubator for everyone wishing to build a successful education business.
Carl Weische is co-founder of ACCELERATED, an AI-Driven CRO Agency based in Germany. Combining the logical and emotional side of advertising with hard-backed data, they’ve been able to scale their client portfolio to a $250M yearly run-rate. Having a background in sales psychology and NLP, they’ve been able to help their clients maximize their profitability and scalability through their sales funnel.
Primarily responsible for overseeing Insense's growth, Manana has a passion for helping eComm brands grow by choosing the right creative and paid social strategies. She has seen over 500 brands multiply their conversions through winning brand and creator partnerships on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.
Martin is passionate about helping digital business owners navigate brand growth in times of uncertainty and change. With over 10 years of experience in the agency realm, he is a master in the psychology of marketing and sales. Currently, he is the COO of VirtualAd, an agency that specializes in eCommerce, and lead generation for high-ticket offers. VirtualAd has helped multiple brands reach 8 figure revenues through their unique combination of tracking and measurement frameworks, paid ads, email campaigns, and killer creative. His team has been at the vanguard of creating scalable systems that you can easily implement to help your business reach its true potential.
Eli Schwartz is the author of Product Led SEO, and he is an SEO expert and consultant with more than a decade of experience driving successful SEO and growth programs for leading B2B and B2C companies. He helps clients like WordPress, Shutterstock, BlueNile, Quora, Getaround, Mixpanel, and Zendesk build and execute Global SEO strategies that dramatically increase their organic visibility at scale.
Robert Gambino is Senior Director for Harmonic’s Advertising and Content Personalization Solutions. He provides business development and strategic direction for the company’s cloud SaaS platform with a focus on targeted advertising, personalization, origination and playout. Robert joined Harmonic after 17 years in telecom, running presales, architecture, and product strategy groups for operators and vendors in the video and ad tech spaces.
Jim is a seasoned expert in eCommerce, digital marketing, behavioural psychology, and customer support, with over 20 years of experience. He has established a reputation as a highly respected consultant and strategist for various direct-to-consumer brands with revenues all the way to $50M annually. As a thought leader in the industry, Jim regularly contributes to eCommerce and digital marketing communities.
Jim’s expertise is centered on building connections between brands and shoppers to drive conversion, improve response rates, and enhance the customer experience. He has a track record of creating data-driven campaigns that drive lead generation, customer acquisition, retention, and brand awareness with scalable and predictable results.
Jim’s mastery of sales growth and display advertising is unparalleled. He honed his skills in developing effective systems, strategies, and processes to target, engage, and convert customers on any platform with paid content that follows the shopper’s web browsing journey efficiently and cost-effectively.
Alice Hogg is a skilled professional with over 10 years experience in the PR, Media & Marketing industry. Originally from the UK, her career has spanned Europe, Asia and now North America, where she calls New York home. Prior to joining Meltwater 7 years ago she amassed experience agency-side working with global clients across the FMCG, education & financial sectors. Currently part of Meltwater’s Strategic Accounts team, she helps clients realize their strategic measurement goals tackling the question of how to prove PR & social value across organisations.
Dave Dickman is an experienced media executive, having served in senior leadership positions at a wide range of media and tech companies. He is currently CEO of Tagger Media, a comprehensive Influencer Marketing platform offering best-in-class tools to agencies, brands, and media companies. Prior to joining Tagger, Dave was President of Reelio, ran global sales for Apple’s advertising division (iAd), and was senior vice president of Digital Media Sales and Marketing for Disney Interactive.
Ankit Gordhandas is a Staff Engineer at Zapier, with over 10 years of experience in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Most recently, he founded and ran a successful startup that aimed to democratize machine learning by empowering non-technical users to perform sophisticated data analysis. He holds a degree in EECS from MIT, and is currently exploring new and innovative applications of AI, seeking to push the boundaries of what is possible with this cutting-edge technology. When he's not working, Ankit enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his 1-year old son.
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