Past Ad World Speakers
October 2021 speakers to be announced soon!
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.
October 2021 speakers to be announced soon!
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.
Craig Clemens has been an ecommerce innovator, brand storyteller, and visionary builder for over 15 years. He began his career in online commerce in 2003 as a copywriter at Hot Topic Media where he helped grow the annual sales to $20 million. He has written many of the most prominent digital ad campaigns in history. His work has generated hundreds of millions of video views and more than 1 billion dollars in sales. Craig is also the co-founder of Golden Hippo—America’s largest digital brand incubator. Under his leadership, Golden Hippo has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the USA, scaling to 800 team members across five offices with no outside investor capital. Prior to Golden Hippo, Craig founded Breakthrough Media—a digital advertising company that grossed 3 million dollars in annual revenue with only three employees. Craig and his wife Sarah are long time Well Members of charity. They have funded over 1,200 cleft lip surgeries through a partnership with The Smile Train and Beverly Hills MD. Together they have built education centers in Guatemala and Kenya through partnerships with The Unstoppable Foundation and Pencils Of Promise.
I’m CMO at Mindvalley. I’m responsible for 150 million in revenue. I pivoted Mindvalley into a pure subscription company in 1 year and completely changed their business model.
Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company, with a market capitalization of over £16 billion when he left. Prior to that, he was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Company for nine years, and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that. Sir Martin supports a number of leading business schools and universities including his alma maters, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University, and a number of charities including his family foundation.
Lanya Zambrano has worked with many respected brands and companies throughout her career. Over the past 20 years, she's worn several hats while managing operations, strategy, and creative execution for both agencies and clients alike. In 2010, leaning on the trust of some employees and clients who saw the power in authenticity and diversity, Lanya and her husband co-founded the global digital marketing agency Firewood. They built their agency on a foundation of strong values, solid client partnerships, and the belief that good people are good business. In 2019—at nearly 400 employees strong—Firewood brought on the S4 Capital family of companies as the digital marketing arm of the business. Under Lanya’s leadership, Firewood has received a number of awards such as Ad Age's Best Place to Work 2020. In 2020, Lanya was named a Campaign US 40 Over 40 honoree. Today she maintains close relationships with clients that include Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Facebook, Affirm, and PayPal. She continues to inspire a people-centric culture at S4 Capital's global organization. Lanya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Nevada, Reno and MBA at Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Perpetually pissed off about sub-par marketing, Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner is obsessed with identifying—and reversing—bad marketing practices. His disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is noteworthy, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, and UX to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. He was recently named the world’s most brilliant marketing mind, by his 2-year old son Hendrix, who knows nothing about marketing.
Nilla Ali is the SVP, Commerce at BuzzFeed, where she oversees the company’s affiliate business across more than 1,000+ retail partners, including key strategic relationships with Walmart and Amazon. She works with the BuzzFeed editorial and business teams to find marketing solutions for brands at the intersection of content and commerce. As part of that work, Nilla spearheads innovative partnerships, including the BuzzFeed Shopify Sales Channel and the Walmart + Tasty App integration. She also oversees the retail and DTC advertising business for BuzzFeed. Under Nilla’s leadership, BuzzFeed’s affiliate business grew over 10x, and the company’s affiliate work won Rakuten’s 2017 Best New Publisher Award followed by Rakuten’s 2019 Advertiser’s Choice Award, Affiliate Summit East’s 2019 Affiliate of the Year, and Performance Marketing Awards’ 2019 Best Content Marketing Campaign. Nilla has extensive experience in the performance marketing space. Prior to joining BuzzFeed in 2016, Nilla helped build and ran the affiliate business at Time Inc. During her tenure at Time Inc., Nilla was on the advisory board of multiple affiliate networks, and the affiliate business was nominated for and earned multiple industry awards, including Linkshare’s 2016 Rising Star Publisher award and CJ’s 2016 New Publisher of The Year Award. Nilla was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for the Marketing and Advertising category.
Benton Crane is the chief executive officer of Harmon Brothers—the Utah-based ad agency behind the most viral ads in internet history. Since 2013, the agency has generated more than 1 billion views and over $300 million in sales through its groundbreaking social media campaigns. Crane believes in bringing excellence to everything he does. Starting his career as an automotive repair mechanic, he was honored as the #1 student mechanic in Utah and #2 in the nation. This knack for diagnosing and solving problems led him to study economics and data analytics. In 2011, he was hired by Deloitte in Washington, D.C. where he served as a consultant with various clients across the national intelligence community. In 2013, he joined the newly formed Harmon Brothers for a campaign to promote Poo Pourri—an internet ad that transformed the way products are marketed. Harmon Brothers went on to create more viral ads for brands that are now household names; including Squatty Potty, FiberFix, OraBrush, Poo~Pourri, and Purple. Recently, they rolled out another viral sensation: Chatbooks—a new product taking scrapbooking to the digital age. Crane has managed the agency's growth from its infancy to one of the most sought after ad agencies in the world.
Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 60 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.
Ashley Vinson is, simply put, a marketing nerd. She has spent the majority of her career focusing on digital marketing, but is also well-versed in the world of non-digital—having spent 8+ years at major ATL creative agencies working on global integrated campaigns. Ashley started her career at small boutique creative agencies. She would later move on to work for companies like BBDO, DDB, TribalDDB, Twitter, and now Facebook as a Creative Agency Partner. In her current role, she works with clients and agencies to help them develop new methods that create the space for their brands to make more positive impacts.
Kevin Indig leads SEO as director at Shopify and is the creator of the Growth Memo newsletter. Previously, he ran SEO & content at G2 and Atlassian and helped companies like eBay, Eventbrite, Samsung, Pinterest, and many others grow their inbound traffic.
A seasoned media and technology executive, David joined Impact in February 2017 and has been providing strategic leadership to premier SaaS companies in the MarTech space for 20 years. David brings deep operational expertise and a proven track record of growing companies through key phases of fiscal development. Before joining Impact, David was CEO of Marin Software, a San Francisco-based global leader in paid search SaaS technology. Prior to Marin Software, he was president, technology solutions of Conversant, a diversified marketing services company and CEO of Gigya, a SaaS customer identity management platform. David has also served on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and as a lieutenant and CIO in the United States Navy.
Ezra Firestone has been recognized by Shopify and Entrepreneur Magazine as a leading ecommerce expert and an ingenious voice in the entrepreneurial community. He has founded several 7 and 8-figure brands—generating over $94.3 million in the past 4 years—and shares his personal and professional insights through Smart Marketer and Zipify Apps. An outspoken proponent of “people over profit”, he leads a team of 95 employees while traveling the world educating business owners on how to build brands with integrity and purpose. Recently, in 2019, Ezra partnered with Shopify to create its premier course on Facebook advertising.
As CMO, Tesa oversees every facet of Discord’s marketing functions, from brand and enterprise to product marketing. Tesa brings more than 25 years of vision and award-winning innovation to the digital and brand marketing table, having led a series of powerhouse global brands, including Nike and Volkswagen. Tesa is an inventor on 12 patents filed by Nike, a recipient of Ad Age’s 40 Marketers Under 40 award, a member of the Forbes Communications Council and was recently featured on Forbes CMO Network’s CMO Next 2021 list. She has also been a member of the Advisory Council for the Cranbrook Academy of Art since 2011 and served as an official judge at the Cannes Festival of Creativity Future Lions. As a first-generation Filipino and native of Detroit, Tesa credits her unique background for her emphasis on diversity and inclusion, as well as driving a deep passion for innovation, creativity and a whole lot of hustle.
Natasha Takahashi is the co-founder of School of Bots—a chatbot marketing agency that helps businesses generate and convert leads. She has helped thousands of marketers and brands get predictable, recurring results. Her expertise comes from generating millions of dollars with chatbots for clients. Some of them include Clickfunnels, Russell Brunson, Mindvalley, DigitalMarketer, Billy Gene Is Marketing, SmoothieBox, Social Media Examiner, Matthew Hussey, and many more. Natasha has taught chatbot strategy on more than 70 stages and podcasts across 7 countries, including Traffic & Conversion Summit, and Social Media Marketing World.
For the past three years, Kyle has been focused on uncovering global consumer insights and trends as part of Facebook IQ—Facebook’s home for insights powered by what unfolds on our platforms every day. In this role, he helps brands achieve success through identifying opportunities grounded in understanding the evolution of human behaviors and expectations. Before joining Facebook, Kyle was an Insights Manager at Mindshare North America. He has worked closely with clients like Unilever, General Mills, TJX Companies, and many others. Prior to that, Kyle worked as a research analyst at Dentsu Aegis Network’s Vizeum, supporting clients like Reckitt Benckiser, Discover, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein.
Birgit has over 25 years of strategic consulting experience. She’s done work for many transforming industries, supporting over 50 brands to create solutions, products, services and new brand experiences. She’s provided strategic innovation for international clients across 20 countries and three continents. Ever-changing technology and strategic development remain a prominent focus in her work. Birgit enjoys traveling, reading, movies and vintage European motorcycles. Working alongside a dedicated group of people, she founded a non-profit organization to create sustainable solutions for a better life for children and women in Nepal.
Nick Shackelford has spent the last 7 years immersed in the performance marketing world. After working with legendary brands Pepsico and Apple, he quickly found his groove going direct consumer with viral products like Fidget Spinners and Magnetic Eyelashes. Having worked with over 100 D2C brands for some of the best entrepreneurs in the game, he now focuses on implementing key strategies for his 3 companies: community and sharing of knowledge at Geekout; creative iteration and performance at Konstant Kreative; and an all-in solution at Structured. If it's marketing and if it's ecommerce, Nick is there!
Jay Baer, CSP, CPAE has spent 27 years as an agency owner with expertise in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 34 of the Fortune 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides word of mouth, digital marketing, and customer experience advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands.
Aarohi Surya leads marketing for HTC in the Middle East and Africa. She joined HTC in November 2018 and is responsible for identifying and implementing aggressive growth and revenue generation strategies. She plays a crucial role on the Digital Brand Activation, delivering revenue for HTC’s business. Aarohi oversees channels such as SEO, SEM, channel partnerships, and PR.
Alex is the founder of The Copy Posse—the raddest, baddest crew of copywriters on the Internet. Since 2012, Alex has proudly partnered with some of the top transformational authors and brands in the industry, helping them increase profits through her iconic email marketing campaigns, list monetization strategies and industry-leading sales funnels. In 2019, she launched her copywriting academy, dedicated to helping writers and entrepreneurs dominate their niches with words that work. Alex is a powerhouse who has helped dozens of businesses execute lucrative launches. She’s helped hundreds of students from around the world ignite their copywriting careers through her popular YouTube channel, social communities and copywriting programs.
Jan has worked on the client-side, the agency-side and is now at home at Facebook. At the client-side, he was leading the social media department for PostNL, the largest parcel and mail carrier in the Benelux. On agency-side, he was the Commercial Director at Captains, bringing in brands such as Volvo Cars, Deloitte, Allianz Direct, Klarna and many more. At the moment, he is partnering with the biggest media agency holding companies in the Benelux as an agency solutions manager focusing on topics such as signal loss and commerce.
Alex Chahin leads the Product Marketing department for Hims & Hers—a fast-growing DTC telemedicine company that spans hair loss, skincare, sexual health, mental health, primary care and beyond. The brand challenges the stigmas people have about taking care of themselves and tackles the barriers to feeling better—because being healthy should be easy, not a chore. His team focuses on figuring out what matters most to customers, whether it’s finding new product formats like the highly-rated anonymous support groups for mental health or telling the right story about a product to make customers fall in love, like a California road trip-inspired cologne. Prior to Hims & Hers, Alex was the Head of Core Rider Product Marketing at Lyft, where he covered high-volume products, developed brand-level and growth rider campaigns, shaped the offering and identity for Lyft Pink, and more. Before that, he led marketing and feature innovation efforts for loyalty products in Membership Rewards at American Express. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Economics from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from The College of Arts and Sciences.
Kamron has spent her career in various people-centric roles, with a focus on shaping culture and fostering employee engagement. She is passionate about creating a meaningful experience for her co-workers through programming that brings a company’s core values to life. As the global leader of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the S4 Capital family of companies, she is dedicated to promoting a work environment where all employees can bring their authentic selves to work, grow in their careers, and feel confident that their unique perspectives are valued. Kamron earned a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
- With a number of years’ experience in ecommerce and SaaS companies. - Currently works with B2B enterprise clients helping them drive revenue opportunities on Linkedin
JC Hite is the founder and CEO of Hite Digital International, one of the fastest-growing agencies in the US. With a passion for business and people, Hite has not only scaled to 7 offices in the US and LatAm, but also created a disruptive model that enables faster and more efficient growth for agencies through franchising. JC Hite holds a BS in Business from Harding University. A consummate entrepreneur, he worked in finances, developed a language learning app, and worked for one of the largest PPC agencies in the US before leaving to found Hite Digital. He contributes to several online publications, including Forbes and Entrepreneur and runs an online agency community called the Digital Agency Hacker. JC spends his time between Nicaragua and Arkansas along with his wife and two children.
Deividas is a co-founder and head of growth for the growth-hacking agency Sugatan. He has a proven track record of scaling brands from nothing to generating hundreds of millions in revenue. In the past 2 years alone, Deividas has helped scale 3 brands to over $120M in combined revenue—almost completely from scratch. In 2021, he has accepted the challenge of scaling all of these brands well into the 9-figure range.
Anna is a creative researcher and strategist with expertise in consumer insights and cultural and industry trends. Fascinated by the “why,” she lives at the intersection of exploration and storytelling. Skilled in identifying areas of growth and opportunity, Anna enjoys covering a range of topics including demographic trends, digital and public health, inclusivity, socio-political shifts, human behaviors and attitudes, and all things pop culture.
Chris Erthel grew his ecommerce fashion brand, Meller, to an 8-figure entity within 4 years. Thanks to the creative power behind Facebook ads, he and his co-founders were able to exponentially scale the company. Chris is known as one of the leading video creative experts in the world. In addition to running his own company, he helped create video ads for other brands like World Food Programme, Desigual, and the German startup Invincible Brands; which generated over $100 million in yearly revenue within 4 years of founding.
Naomi is an Email Marketing Strategist with over four years of experience in the SaaS and ECommerce industry. She creates email automations with custom, dynamic flows that bring in high returns and generate substantial growth. She has worked on the ESP side as a Customer Onboarding Manager—managing clients during their ESP migrations—and has spent time in-house managing strategy lists for 1.5 million+ subscribers. She freelances under her own name at naomiwest.ca.
When it comes to building and leading a virtual agency, Ralph Burns is the authority, having built a 100% virtual agency from its inception in 2009. As the founder and CEO of Tier 11, a digital advertising agency that specializes in partnering with purpose-driven businesses to unlock their online potential, his agency manages a social media advertising portfolio with an annual spend in excess of $100 million. His podcast, Perpetual Traffic, has been downloaded over 7 million times and has helped tens of thousands of people grow their businesses through online advertising.
Liana Ling is a former attorney turned traffic pro. She is the Facebook and emerging networks AdSkills Instructor and has gone from small business marketing campaigns to scaling across networks for her clients. She's helped her info product clients diversify their traffic sources off of just Facebook into other networks like YouTube, LinkedIn and Google. While Liana won't name drop, her clients range from leaders in the infoproducts community to well-known ecommerce brands and they rave about her ability to methodically grow campaigns.
Sebastian Beja has organically grown and scaled businesses from five, six, and even seven figures online. In the field of digital education, he leverages the power of social media platforms to generate figures upwards of $10M in revenue. He has managed and consulted over 20 youtube channels; attracting 10M subscribers and generating 100M views per year across multiple industries and languages. Sebastian’s marketing efforts have made Youtube the #1 organic revenue stream for Mindvalley in less than a year.
Astha Kalbag is an experimentalist marketer. She believes in the power of science to guide data-driven decisions that impact business metrics. She loves to work at the center of data, digital and technology. She has been awarded one of the Top 50 People in Digital in Asia. Apart from this, she has been awarded multiple titles such as “Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders”, "Digital Marketing Thought Leaders to Follow" and “Young Promising Leader” amongst others. She is well known in the digital community because of her blog: www.mooketing.com that has been read in more than 150 countries. She speaks at various conferences both in Singapore and internationally and has been featured in numerous articles and marketing magazines. Astha is currently a marketing science partner at Facebook where she works with brands to help understand their ROI on investments and consults with them on their digital strategy through a measurement first lens. Astha was previously a performance and growth marketing manager at Uber and Skyscanner where her focus was to manage paid spends across various channels.
Chris Rawlings found his way to the world of ecommerce after a spinal injury inspired him to create a brand of spinal health products. With his background in tech, Chris was able to design his own products. He then developed his personal care brand into an international success on Amazon. Soon after, brands began to seek Chris out for help on figuring out the highly competitive Amazon landscape. This led him to found Sophie Society in 2019—a company that specializes in Amazon account success management. He has since facilitated over 2,000 product launches and listing optimizations while helping over 650 companies dominate Amazon’s US, EU and Japan markets. Sophie Society is an Amazon service provider unlike any other, built on scientific principles and truth-finding through a constant feedback loop.
Dot Lung—aka Mother of Social Media Dragons—is on a mission to empower creative people to take over the world. Through her interest in human behavior and all things social, she's created a magical *Dragon's Formula* that has helped build global tribes and communities organically from scratch. Dot is the Khaleesi behind Instagram launches for #SocialDragons like Facebook, Wix, Motionographer, Digital Design Days, OFFF Festival, Ladies Wine and Design Barcelona, Sonar+D, Paper Sessions by OCB and Nipple Magazine. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she's living the dream alongside the Mediterranean coast, residing between sunny Tel Aviv and Barcelona. Catch her hopping through continents as she speaks on stages like VidCon, Promax, Digital Design Days, FITC, UsByNight, Digitized, Social Media Days and many more. Her favorite social media app is Instagram!
Dee Deng is the co-founder and CEO of Right Hook Digital—an ecommerce performance marketing agency that manages millions in ad-spend for their clients across Australia and the US. Obsessed over 'delivering wow', Dee leads his agency team of 80 while sharing their learnings and insights; educating brand owners on how to scale profitably and sustainably. Dee is also the host of The Growth & Greatness Show, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who share their learnings on the journey towards greatness.
Brian Massey is the founder of Conversion Sciences LLC and the author of the book 'Your Customer Creation Equation'. His rare combination of interests and experience was developed over 30 years as a computer programmer, entrepreneur, corporate marketer, international speaker, and writer. Founded in 2007, Conversion Sciences helps businesses transform their sites through a steady diet of visitor profiling, purposeful content, analytics, and A/B testing. Massey has worked with hundreds of companies to improve their online business. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting at IBM, Inbound, LeadsCon, Content Marketing World, Affiliate Summit, and others. He has written for online publications including ClickZ, Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. Massey is the host of the Intended Consequences podcast.
Lauren Schwartz is a thought leader who creates profitable creative strategies for ecommerce brands. Her passion rests in finding top-performing solutions for creatives. She has personally led the creative strategy for (top) brands like Love Wellness, APL, Colourpop, Our Place, and Leaf Shave. She is obsessed with all things design and creative strategy and enjoys teaching others her unique methodology.
Patrick Wind is the Managing Director of AdsAccelerator.com. He provides online training tools and support to thousands of entrepreneurs growing their businesses with advanced Facebook and Instagram ads. Patrick’s work with the company has landed him on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the most influential marketers in Europe. He has invested over €3 million into 120 different brands which has yielded more than €10.4 million in online sales. His unique ‘Full-Funnel Strategy’ has been implemented by international brands (ASICS, Autodesk and Bioderma), world-leading agencies (HAVAS Media, Ogilvy and Criteo) as well as Europe's highest-valued startups: 21Buttons, HolaLuz and Meller.
Liat Karpel Gurwicz is head of ecommerce marketing at Wix.com. She leads growth and strategic marketing for the Wix ecommerce platform which powers more than 600,000 online stores worldwide. In 2020, Wix users surpassed $5.4 billion in online transactions, with 140% YoY growth in sales transactions and 114% YoY growth in overall sales revenue. In addition to driving the ecommerce marketing strategy at Wix, Liat also leads product marketing for the company’s ecommerce hardware development and its payments platform. A seasoned branding and marketing expert, Liat previously headed up marketing for tech companies including Como, Conduit and dbMotion.
Erik is a digital explorer with a growing fascination for technology and its impact on society. He has nine years of experience as a data analyst in digital marketing and recently shifted his focus to business analytics in the public sector. He loves to figure out creative ways to combine data and tech.
Samantha Ogborn is the host of The Next Big Thing Podcast and also works as a CMO for bold brands. After marketing for corporate brands like Red Bull and Walgreens, she now focuses on elevating them by breaking boundaries in the CPG, retail, and tech verticals. Samantha loves to move fast and stay on top of consumer trends. She is also a devoted advocate for diversity and equality in the startup space.
Tim Soulo is the chief marketing officer and product advisor at Ahrefs — an industry leading SEO tool, powered by Big Data. With almost 10 years of practical experience in SEO and digital marketing, Tim eagerly shares his knowledge by giving live talks at various digital marketing conferences around the world and publishing blog articles at the Ahrefs Blog. He’s the author of many data-driven SEO research studies and a number of detailed marketing guides.
Chase is currently a Partner at Structured—a top ecommerce marketing agency—where he runs the email team. Since June of 2018, we’ve helped our clients send over a billion emails resulting in over $50 million in email attributable revenue. A few of our previous and current clients include: Orgain, The Chive, Original Grain, and CrossNet.
When companies like HP, Microsoft, The Motley Fool and Dollar Shave Club want to improve their growth and digital experiences, they call Chris Goward. Chris founded Widerfunnel in 2007 with the belief that a combination of creativity and scientific rigor yield the best results. He is the brain behind the popular LIFT Model®, Infinity Experimentation Process®, and MotivationLab®. He also wrote the bestselling book, You Should Test That!, and has spoken at 300+ events worldwide.
Valentine is a trilingual digital marketer who specializes in paid ads. She has both in-house and agency experience. Valentine loves challenging the status quo. She believes in having a positive impact on other people’s lives by giving back to the community. Throughout her journey, she has mentored newcomers entering the Canadian job market and has volunteered with non-profit organizations to promote female empowerment and leadership development. Now, Valentine helps people learn the fundamentals of digital marketing.
Jonathon is the CEO and co-founder of Frameplay—an advertising platform for video games—where he leads through dynamic vision and strategy. His passion for gaming, building engaging products, and commercialization inspired him to found Frameplay in 2018. Jon is a serial entrepreneur. He’s started businesses in multiple fields, including media, retail, and internet technology consultancy.
Nicholas is a brand strategy agency and data science startup founder and CEO. He is an ex-Interbrand Africa MD, ex-head of marketing for Viacom Africa, and Nando's International Brand Manager. He wants to bring data science and the arts together.
Miriam is the Executive Strategy Director at AKQA EMEA. In this role, Miriam leads the team in setting the strategic vision for brands as well as uncovering the insights driving creative work and creating connections between brands and consumers. Since joining AKQA in 2018, Miriam has led projects for clients such as Netflix, Jordan, Olafur Eliasson, LEGO, and Discord. With 15+ years of professional experience working with brand strategy, Miriam has developed a deep understanding of the relationship between consumers and brands. As a debater and speaker, Miriam has a compelling perspective on the industry and our role as drivers of societal change. She recently hosted a Creative Mornings Copenhagen talk on “Everything that’s wrong with brand purpose”, questioning the use of brand purpose in our industry, and she is a strong advocate for a more inclusive definition of brand purpose, and for agencies assuming a greater responsibility in making brands a force for good.
Andrew Canter is the global CEO of the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA) and amongst the leading practitioners in the world of branding. He has gained experience working in marketing communications over the span of 30 years. He is an Honorary Professor at the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London—the University's first Professor of Branded Content—and teaches at the Met Film School.
Hassan Aanbar is the founder of Bright Leads Media—a marketing agency that specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses implement SEO and email marketing strategies. On average, clients report a 30% to 45% increase in revenue when they practice solid SEO strategies coupled with effective email marketing.
Simon is a marketing strategist and consultant with 15+ years of sales and marketing experience across all media channels, but with the deepest experience in media and performance-focused advertising. Having had key client-facing roles in major agency groups (WPP Omnicom and Publicis), independent agencies, client side and having worked on some real household brands in the process (Samsung, Post Office, BT, Vodafone and countless others large and small), Simon brought the experiences and battle scars together in 2019 and started up Archmon, a growth marketing consultancy that wants to help grow the right kind of businesses in the right way, connecting smaller business goals with bigger advertiser thinking, and delivering plans and strategies working towards a mutually agreeable goal. He also started The Outcome Collective, a squad of over 70 handpicked partners to bring those campaigns and plans to life.
Talin is a data science, AI, machine learning, and behavioral science expert. She leverages these tools along with relevant data sets to help organizations identify strategic insights, emerging trends, new markets they should enter, and roadmaps for acquiring and retaining high lifetime-value consumers. Talin is the Vice President for Research & Analytics at Influential, a leading influencer marketing technology company. She is also the co-founder at [Inlighten.io](http://inlighten.io/), a futures data consultancy that serves venture capital and startup ecosystems. Talin has worked with globally-recognized companies and organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, Time Magazine, and hundreds of Fortune 500 brands.
Tom Breeze is the YouTube ads guy. He oversees over $100k of daily ad spend on YouTube & consults with some of the largest D2C brands worldwide. He founded both Viewability, a true performance-based ad agency & Ad Buyers Club, where he turns media buyers into YouTube ad buying pros. With a Masters in Psychology, Tom is an author & trainer, speaking at conferences all over the world, and now he's going to show you how to crush it with YouTube ads.
Maor "The Wolf" Benaim, a full-stack media buyer and entrepreneur, has spent 11 years relentlessly perfecting each and every campaign he touches. He is proudly known for not letting any campaign go without converting. He is highly respected as a thought leader in the online media industry, as a result of huge numbers as an agency, affiliate and brand owner. He has generated over $150 million in revenue in the past few years for his clients and for his own brands. Maor shares his authentic media buying knowledge combined with his entrepreneurial skills to help businesses and his team crack and maximize campaigns on every platform.
Max is the creative director of the Gen Z agency klym&co, and a social media edutainer with over 2 million followers and 1 billion views on TikTok. His videos are about careers, motivation, business and psychology, occasionally featuring his cat. Max moved to the UK from Ukraine. He has four university degrees in law, economics, business and sociology. Prior to his social media career, Max worked at the corporate consultancy firm Accenture, shaping the firm’s thought leadership at the intersection of technology, economics and geopolitics. Max is excited about helping brands, organizations and individuals unlock their creative potential through social media.
Om Thoke is a serial entrepreneur who bootstrapped Webfosys in 2009 and grew it to a 7-figure multinational digital agency that currently owns and operates 5,000+ blogs, providing SEO and guest posting services. He has penned down over 20,000 articles himself in the past 15 years and ranked countless keywords on the 1st page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. He currently drives about 250K per day organic traffic to his network of blogs from SEO. Om also co-owns a 7-figure ecommerce store and co-founded DOTS, a specialized service enabling global media buyers to enter Indian markets utilizing a cash-on-delivery (COD) model, along with a startup investment firm Glowworms Ventures.
David Meltzer is the co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He is also the executive producer of the brand-new Bloomberg and Amazon Prime television series 2 Minute Drill. His life’s mission is to empower over 1 billion people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…value. In all his content and communication, that’s exactly what you’ll receive. As part of that mission, for the past 20 years, he’s been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy.
The adventure began in 2012 with a semester abroad in Hawaii. The wanderlust for the paradise islands and the aloha spirit brought 2016 the first piece of jewelry. Together with Freddy and Etienne, who had already gained initial experience in the field of ecommerce, they founded PURELEI in 2016. For Alisa, the founding of PURELEI began right after her bachelor's degree. One of the big booster for the brand awareness of PURELEI was and still is influencer marketing.
Jaime Pazmiño is an online entrepreneur, best known as a traffic and funnels strategist who has advised million dollars companies and hundreds of SMEs. Jaime started his marketing career by working hand-in-hand with one of the biggest political consultants in the globe, Jordi Segarra. After running presidential and governmental campaigns, he decided to shift his course and focus on helping ecommerce and educational companies connect with their dream clients online. His latest business venture, Moonroi, has faced rapid growth due to a focus on bucking the industry trend by offering clients a guarantee of using real ROI and measurable business growth.
Sam Haskin has been providing digital leadership, strategy and innovation to clients for over 20 years. He is currently focused on building the Inclusive Marketing practice within Firewood with the purpose of developing tools and processes to help agency and clients teams deliver work with inclusivity and representation in mind.
Yogesh Mehra is a thought leader and organic growth expert with 20 years of experience in Financial Services and Technology. He has a proven track record of taking new products to market that generate multi-billion dollar portfolios through unique marketing strategies. He has developed practices that deliver comparative advantages; using platforms and tools that make sense for the businesses and their goals. Yogesh is an advocate of creating holistic marketing ecosystems that aim to blend the art and science of marketing while considering users’ privacy across the spectrum. He thoroughly enjoys interacting with people and learning through discussion and inquiry.
Manick Bhan is the founder and CTO of LinkGraph – an award-winning, mission-driven SEO and digital marketing agency – and the creator, founder and CEO of the SearchAtlas SEO software suite. As a growth hacker, data scientist, and skilled programmer, SEO is Bhan’s greatest passion and his life’s work. With 10+ years of experience in search engine optimization from the in-house and agency side, Bhan has taught both startups and Fortune 500 companies how to scale their brands with a data-driven SEO strategy that can break into any market with ease and outrank even the biggest of competitors. Bhan’s innovative approach to SEO has helped LinkGraph become a fast-growing digital agency that now works with over 200 clients across all sectors.
Travis is a Forbes 30 under 30 lister and founder of Chamber.Media, the industry leader in data crafted video ads with 3,000 productions/month, $80M in managed spend, and $600M in tracked revenue, massively scaling direct-to-consumer ecommerce companies, tripling the revenue of 5 multi-million dollar brands.
Tyler SuardArtificial Intelligence Engineer
Tyler Suard is an artificial intelligence engineer, with code now in use by many Fortune 500 companies including Linkedin, Pepsico, and Ebay.
Haran is the director of performance sales & new business efforts in Outbrain's EMEA region. Prior to his position at Outbrain, he managed teams and projects based on content and performance oriented native advertising media buying.
Charlene Tassinari is an innovative marketing leader with proven success in building teams, new products and driving global revenue growth. As the co-founder/CEO at Canvas+Co, she helps brands design video strategies that put the brain science of human attention at the core of the approach. Charlene spent 13 years at Google, most recently as the Global Head of Creative Solutions, leading YouTube’s creative product and solutions go-to-market strategy. In this role, she drove the vision and development of creative resources for small-to-medium businesses. Prior to this, Charlene established the Brand Evangelist & Executive Strategy team to accelerate revenue growth through YouTube workshops and industry events, including the annual CMO Academy hosted in partnership with Columbia Business School. She was responsible for workshop strategy, curriculum and managing operations of the team based in San Francisco, New York City, Dublin, Sydney and Tokyo. Charlene spent an additional 8 years at Google managing strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest technology brands including Intel, Adobe, Lenovo and McAfee. Prior to her time at Google, Charlene spent 4 years in New York City working in traditional media and supporting clients like Mars, Kraft, WWE, General Motors and Volvo.
Osinoff is the co-founder of JUICE, a NYC-based digital marketing agency credited by Facebook as being a top 1% agency and the fastest-growing in NY, where he has helped clients such as Kenneth Cole, Paris Hilton & Illesteva Tommy Bahama to scale successful multi-platform marketing campaigns. Prior to JUICE, Osinoff took a bankrupt NYC-based shoe company to reach profitability, helped launch a Grammy-winning recording studio, created MakeAGIF, one of the first GIF creation sites that grew to millions of users before it was acquired, and created a viral Tumblr that was turned into a nationally sold book (published by Penguin, sold to FOX). Osinoff also led digital marketing for the largest HVAC company in the world (~$5B annual sales), created a group of ecommerce stores grossing 7 figures of revenue, and was head of customer acquisition at BuzzFeed.
Milly is the Director of Product at UsabilityHub, where she leads the product, research and design strategy. She's also the organizer of the Interaction Design Association meetup for Melbourne, Australia. As a product and design specialist, Milly has worked with various startups and scaleups, with a particular focus on establishing new product, research and design teams from scratch. Her expertise is built on a broad set of skills, from technical to strategic, and dual passions for people and pragmatism. Milly's specialty is helping companies integrate human-centered design into their agile and lean practices with a focus on making research repeatable, efficient and fun.
Goldie Chan is a global speaker, strategist and writer. She's known as the "Oprah of LinkedIn" by Huffington Post and her video channel won LinkedIn Top Voice. Goldie founded Warm Robots, a social media strategy agency based in Los Angeles with global clients like Adobe. She writes for Forbes on "Personal Branding and Storytelling in the Digital Age" where her articles on personal branding are consistently page 1-ranked and used in educational institutions and business development. She is a proud member of the Producer’s Guild of America, New Media Council, Stanford University graduate and has been featured as a fresh voice in The New York Times, CNN, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and more.
Carly Potock is a top-rated keynote speaker, marketing expert, and builder of innovative teams and companies. As the co-founder/CEO at Canvas+Co, she helps brands design video strategies that put the brain science of human attention at the core of the approach. Carly spent 7 years at Google/YouTube in roles dedicated to simplifying the video marketing landscape for growing businesses. As Global Head of Creative Partnerships, Carly led her team to build Google’s first ecosystem of affordable creative production partners and oversaw the global go-to-market for Google’s in-house video editing service. In 2015, she was the founding member of YouTube’s first brand strategy team for small-to-medium sized businesses, designing and hosting c-level strategy workshops for Google’s key client partners. The team’s insights-driven methodology was delivered to 500+ brands globally through workshops and industry events, including Google’s annual CMO Academy hosted in partnership with Columbia Business School. She has advised brands across the food & beverage, CPG, retail, and gaming industries including Purple, Halo Top, Burger King, and Riot Games. Prior to her time at Google, Carly worked in international marketing at Major League Baseball building the brand’s presence in Europe, Asia, and South America.
Saksham Sharda specializes in marketing and web development, particularly in data collection, analysis, filtering, and transfer by the means of widgets, applets and dynamic content. Interactive, cultural, and trending widgets designed by him have been featured on TrendHunter, Alibaba, ProductHunt, New York & Berlin Marketing Associations, TechCrunch, Digimarcon Silicon Valley, and at The European Affiliate Summit. He the CIO at Outgrow.co and is also the host of the Marketer of the Month Podcast which has featured guests ranging from the co-founders of Wikipedia, Tech Unicorn CXOs, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Ben Jeffries is the 24-year old CEO and co-founder of Influencer, a global leader in influencer marketing. Ben founded Influencer, partnering with YouTube star Caspar Lee as co-founder and CVO. Ben has since led his team to close multiple investment rounds for Influencer, while taking on clients such as Mars, Alibaba, P&G and Ocado. Ben is an award-winning entrepreneur. Ben was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2020, as well as being awarded The Drum’s Rising Star 2019, Media Week’s Rising Star 2018 and BMW’s UK Tech Founder 2018.
Caspar Lee rose to fame after creating his YouTube channel in 2010 and to date, has amassed a following of over 18 million. Caspar has since turned his attention to entrepreneurship; he joined Influencer as co-founder and CVO in 2017, before founding Margravine Management, alongside YouTuber Joe Sugg. In 2019, he co-founded Creative Investment Club and in 2020, he launched Proper Living. Caspar has won a number of awards including being named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2020 and receiving the Social Media Superstar Award at The Global Awards 2018.
Emily started her career working in financial services. However, whilst blogging as a creative outlet she recognized the opportunity for bloggers and influencers to collaborate with brands. In early 2016, Emily turned her passion into a career in influencer marketing and joined Takumi — one of the UK’s first influencer platforms.
Eddy AdamsFreelance Filter Creator, Eddy Adams LLC
Eddy Adams is an Instagram filter creator and 3D motion designer based in Seattle, WA. He worked in advertising for over a decade before making the move into augmented reality. Since then, he has worked with Apple, Facebook, Psyop, We Are Royale, Square Enix, Dr. Seuss, Willie Nelson, and more. Most recently, Eddy created a free online course structured around a 12-chapter narrative sci-fi fantasy that teaches filter creation to students all around the world. So far 950 students have signed up!
Jana is a certified translator, international speaker, an ecommerce consultant and also the founder of 7-figure Amazon dedicated translations agency - YLT Translations. She has had over 5 years of experience working with various 7- to 9-figure Amazon sellers and is very passionate about her work. Recently the agency has partnered up with the fastest growing unicorn - Thrasio. Jana was also a business development manager in one of the biggest North European online ecommerce platforms for 8 years where she had gained a lot of experience with online businesses. She doesn’t only lead the team of 60 people, but also completely understands ecommerce and Amazon, and has created an Amazon dedicated translation agency which helps sellers scale their businesses across different international marketplaces.
- Co-founder at Fullfunnel.io, a full-funnel B2B marketing for tech and service-based companies - Co-founder at ROIplan, a marketing planning platform that helps marketing teams to align marketing with sales, business goals and focus on the experiments which can generate the highest possible ROI - Author of LinkedIn B2B Marketing Inbound book which was awarded as the best B2B marketing ebook and was included in the 100 Best B2B Marketing Books of All Time by Bookauthority - Founder of B2B Marketers & Founders community - 15 years in B2B marketing and sales
Ryan Levesque is the 3 x Inc. 5000 CEO of The ASK Method® Company, and the #1 national best-selling author of the books Choose and Ask, the latter named by Inc. as the #1 Marketing Book of the Year. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and NBC News. He is also co-founder of bucket.io®, the world’s leading quiz funnel software technology, with over 30 million end users worldwide. A certified AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), Ryan lives with his wife, Tylene, and their two boys in Austin, Texas. You can follow his work at [www.askmethod.com](http://www.askmethod.com/).
Maira Genovese is the founder and CMO of MG Empower, a leading global influencer marketing agency. Before starting her own business, she built an over 20-year career in marketing & digital, working inside some of the world’s most-loved brands such as American Express, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Value Retail. Maira strongly believes excellence comes from having a meaningful purpose and a true passion at the core of every project. That's why authentic storytelling is the main principle of MG Empower since its foundation in 2017, when she aimed to create a new-age integrated agency that would reshape the future of brand communications inspired by her unique vision: empowering people. Along with MG Empower diverse team, Maira has already counselled leading brands like TikTok, Chopard, Ford, Porsche, Bumble, Biossance, StarzPlay, SnapChat and Deliveroo.
From Pernambuco and creator of Garotas Estúpidas, Camila Coutinho was a pioneer among fashion bloggers in Brazil. She studied fashion design, but, given the success on the internet, she started to dedicate herself exclusively to the blog, created 14 years ago. In 2015, she was named one of the 30 most influential young Brazilian women under 30 by Forbes magazine. In 2017, she joined an important list of the 500 most influential people in the fashion world of the British website Business of Fashion. In 2018, she released her first book, Estúpida, Eu? and at 32, in 2020, Camila was elected one of the most powerful women in Brazil by Forbes magazine and one of the most influential Brazilian women by Pequenas Empresas, Grandes Negócios magazine. Camila gathers 2.6 million followers on Instagram and holds her own beauty brand, GE Beauty.
Online business coach and author of Work Less, Make More. James is helping business owners scale from 100k per year to 100k+ per month and still enjoy life.
Kim Barrett is a world-renowned million dollar marketing strategist with a focus on Facebook. He is an international speaker and trainer, having taught marketing around the world and helping businesses grow to 6, 7 and even 8-figures. Kim is the founder and CEO of Your Social Voice, an Australian-based digital marketing agency established in 2015. YSV helps businesses become the moguls of their industries, build engagement, and generate more leads and sales.
Timotej Gracner is the co-founder and CMO of Black Fire - family-owned D2C hunting brand that took the hunting world by storm. As an ex-affiliate marketer, Timotej is sharing openly the creative and out-of-the-box growth hacks he is using for dominating the industry and leaving no room for competition. Based in Europe, he understands the complexity of the growing European ecommerce market and he knows all the hidden tricks to boost CVR in those countries.
Anthony Sarandrea is recognized as one of the top customer generators in the world. He specializes in the financial services, mortgage and insurance space where he runs a team that drives over 1 million customers a year. Today, he runs a profitable portfolio of websites that reaches millions of buyers every month and drives 5,000+ inbound phone calls per day off of internal websites as an affiliate. He is consistently featured as one of the top “Under 30” entrepreneurs and was recently featured alongside Snapchat’s founder Evan Spiegel as one of the “Entrepreneurs Changing the World".
Maya Orr is an award-winning marketing and communications professional who is best known for her work across the #LidlSurprises brand campaign. This 2014 campaign transformed Lidl’s discounter reputation and subsequently has seen the supermarket’s market share double. Most recently, Maya joined the LADbible Group to oversee all of the marketing, communications, design and licensing across the publisher's portfolio of brands, which include LADbible, SPORTbible, UNILAD, GAMINGbible and Tyla. LADbible Group are the most engaged social publisher in the world, reaching 82% of adult Gen Z (18-24 year olds) across the UK every month and across all platforms, LADbible Groups content has over 1B views every month.
Tyler Hakes the strategy director at Optimist, a full-service content marketing agency. He's spent over 10 years helping startups, agencies, and corporate clients achieve growth through strategic content marketing and SEO. Working with clients ranging from bootstrapped business to F500, he specializes in developing frameworks and strategies that use content marketing to drive leads, sales, and revenue.
Aaron runs SaaS Growth Hacks, the largest SaaS community in the world with over 24,000 members. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Natalie, his son, Arlo, and dog Penny. He enjoys reading horror movie synopsis on Wikipedia and leaving reviews on Google Maps. Aaron helps B2B SaaS companies increase their leads and demo conversions using his SaaS Growth Playbook™ model. He has personally worked with 100s of SaaS companies across dozens of industries and has helped 1000s more attract their dream customers and convert them to rabid fans. He has increased leads, demo conversions and ARR for clients like IBM, Reply.io, Freshworks, Brand24 and more.
Judy Sahay is the founder and managing director of Crowd Media Group - a group of three award wining agencies working together to connect brands with consumers in the most seamless way. The companies specialize in digital strategies, influencer marketing and building news/media publications. Crowd has successfully executed powerful social media campaigns for big corporations, delivering effective end-to-end digital media solutions, from strategy development, community management and creative execution. Judy is Australia’s Top 50 Influencer, recognized as Top 100 Media Powerhouses in Australia. She has won countless awards including Women in Media Awards, Women FinTech Leader of the Year (finalist) and named Women in Tech in partnership with Google. Judy has appeared in over 100 news media publications and recently accepted into the Forbes Business Council. Judy has co-authored three books on the topics of marketing, influencer marketing and data hacking. Judy has presented to local governments, councils, chamber of commerce events, private businesses and SME groups to share her views on the changing digital landscape and to educate SMEs and influencers on the current trends that directly impact businesses today. Judy holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Science.
Joe Fier is an American entrepreneur, podcaster, investor, marketer, mastermind host, speaker and author. He is best known for his podcast, Hustle and Flowchart, co-hosted with Matt Wolfe. From raising money, creating communities, developing strategies to attract downloads and qualified eyeballs, or testing up-and-coming marketing, platforms, sub-markets, and systems, Joe’s positive influence pays off.
Jon Shafran, PhD partners with organizations to translate the science of diversity and inclusion into actionable strategies that positively impact every employee. He believes that people are an organization’s most important asset, and organizations that cultivate both an inclusive environment and a diverse workforce create the most innovative and profitable solutions. Jon has over seven years of experience working with startups, nonprofits, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies on strategy and talent development. Jon earned his PhD in sociology from the University of California San Diego. He lives in San Francisco but still considers San Diego his home away from home.
Daniel Hipke is the CEO of ctr-accelerator.com. As Germany's leading consultant & expert for Facebook & Instagram creatives, he levers the success of renowned companies and corporations up to 8-figures with his PCTR loop. Using a case study, he shows us how he has scaled his own online training to 6-figures monthly with this strategy in less than a year.
Ken's Purpose is to align with non-profits, and social justice leaders to raise awareness, amplify their narratives and design their impact through brand development and storytelling. PMG Agency is a purpose-driven brand. Ken L. Porter is the founder and Chief Visionary at the PMG Agency, an asset-framed communications company founded in Detroit, MI in 2010, where he leads a team of 10 visionaries. The agency provides digital strategies, storytelling, brand development, as well as group trainings for cultural competence, ally-training and equity audits. Ken passionately works with partners to shift false narratives in urban communities by uplifting and extracting aspiring stories. Ken is a 40-under-40 award recipient, a Crain's Top-10 Rising Entrepreneur, Michigan Chronicle's Top 100 for Who's Who in Black and is an alumnus of the esteemed Goldman Sachs 10KSB program. In 2019 he was selected for the BMe Community Vanguard Fellowship and recently began the American Express Social Justice Leadership Academy as well as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Access Network. Ken believes in the power of relationship building which he describes as the most authentic way to network, ultimately aligning with like-minded leaders - the key to success. Ken's personal brand is set to launch in the spring of 2021 which will be a resource hub for non-profits and the creative agencies who assist them. Additionally, the "Design Your Impact" Podcast by Ken L. Porter will release its first series in the spring of 2021. Join the change with Ken online at www.kenlporter.com.
Yan Vispo is the founder & CEO of RumboEficiente.com. He’s taught and supported 1,200+ infopreneurs worldwide on how to grow their business with advanced Facebook & Instagram ads. He is also the co-CEO of Proelia Digital, Spain’s leading marketing agency for infoproduct launches, investing over 2,000,000 in the latest year hitting a stable average ROAS of more than 5. Yan also loves personal productivity and team management, applying and teaching techniques on his businesses and sharing his knowledge as Trello Leader of the Canary Islands.
Sam Frost is an entrepreneur and digital marketer who started his career as an affiliate almost a decade ago. He launched various companies and projects before helping to launch Look After My Bills, a UK-based company that helps people to automatically save money on their household bills. He oversaw the company's growth from 0 to 500,000+ customers in just over two years before exiting for 8 figures. In the past few years Sam has spent £50M+ on digital ads and sent 500M+ marketing emails. Sam is now CEO of West36 Media, a direct-to-consumer brand creation and incubation company.
As VP of Account Services, Brittany oversees US-based client strategy teams across Metric Theory's paid search, paid social, and ecommerce services. She coaches across those business units in digital strategy, client service and satisfaction, and talent development. As a practitioner, Brittany also guides service delivery and paid media strategy for some of the world's most admired and high-growth brands. In 2016, she was named one of 5 finalists for Search Engine Land’s SEM Marketer of the Year award.
As the head of marketing and insights at IMA, part of MediaMonks’ end-to-end social proposition, Claudia Cameron puts her in-depth industry knowledge to work by providing insights backed by research and data to all influencer campaigns and strategies. A champion of insights-driven results, Claudia ensures her teams dig beyond the shiny veneer of stunning content to uncover observations that not only tell a story of resonance and relevance, but inform business decisions. Additionally, her role as one of the leading members of MediaMonks’ Social Innovation Lab—the internal division dedicated to test social developments—gives her an insider’s view of this ever-evolving industry, employed to craft fresh and out-of-the-box solutions to clients. Always pushing the industry towards diverse and disruptive projects, Claudia has played an essential role in IMA’s award-winning campaigns, and has gained the trust of prestige brands such as Amazon, Pernod Ricard, HP, Bally, Samsung, Philips, and Nestlé.
Anna is an SEO consultant and the founder of Search Magic. She works with companies around the world, helping them nail their user acquisition and convert attention into revenue through proven traffic strategies. Anna has experience in ranking content for some of the most competitive keywords in the world. Anna has created a sustainable system that drives consistent growth online for ecommerce businesses and SMBs and drives tidal waves of organic traffic. She has experience from marketing agencies and has trained more than 250 individuals in the last 2 years.
Ashley is the SVP of customer success for Rokt where she leads a team that is passionate about developing relevant, customer centric, ecommerce strategies in collaboration with industry leaders. Her team works across key verticals such as travel, retail, financial services, entertainment, media and more. Ashley joined the company in 2014 to help establish its US presence and grow the business globally. Rokt helps clients navigate the evolving marketing landscape and drive profitable and sustainable growth for their business by maximizing the value of every customer transaction. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of South Florida. She is now based out of New York City.
Erik Huberman is the founder and CEO of Hawke Media, the fastest-growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, Hawke Media has been valued at over $75 million and has grown as a remote company from seven to over 170 employees all over the country. The company has serviced over 2,000 brands of all sizes, ranging from start-ups like Tamara Mellon, SiO Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless and Alibaba. As a serial entrepreneur and marketing expert, Huberman is a sought-after thought leader in the world of digital marketing, entrepreneurship, sales and business. Prior to Hawke, he founded, grew and sold two successful ecommerce companies. Huberman is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Forbes “30 Under 30,” CSQ "40 Under 40", Inc. Magazine’s “Top 25 Marketing Influencers,” and Best in Biz North America’s “Marketing Executive of the Year.”
Courtney Spritzer is the co-founder and CEO of Socialfly, a leading social-first digital and influencer marketing agency. Socialfly helps brands communicate and resonate with women on social media through content creation, influencer management, and paid media buying. Throughout Courtney's career, she has developed strategic social media plans for her clients and successfully implemented campaigns for 200+ companies and brands, including WeTV, Conair, Girl Scouts and Slimfast. In addition to her leading role at Socialfly, Courtney is also the co-founder of Entreprenista Media and co-host of the Entreprenista Podcast, a platform providing resources to women entrepreneurs and business leaders and celebrates their successes. Courtney is the recipient of the SmartCEO Brava Award and Drum’s 50 under 30 in Digital Marketing, and has appeared on Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Mic, MarketWatch, CheddarTV and more.
James is a founding member of the Decoded media practice and currently leads media strategy & innovation for clients such as Visa, SC Johnson, Weight Watchers and Quickbooks. Prior to Decoded, he led media buying and developed consumer insights technology at SocialCode for F100 brands & startups in ecom, CPG, FinServe, telco, insurance and retail. James’ career has been built around scaling ROI for brands through innovative marketing solutions and the integration of economics, statistics, and marketing principles into data driven media buying.
Julia manages strategic partnerships for Gorgias on the West Coast region of North America. Prior to joining Gorgias, she worked on the marketing and partnerships side at BounceX, which enables ecommerce brands to better recognize their customers online, providing 1-to-1 marketing at scale. She also worked at Yotpo, a user-generated content marketing platform for D2C brands. She loves building relationships with partners and watching ecommerce merchants grow through amazing customer experiences.
- Started in banking at the age of 19 - Portfolios processing billions globally - Founded PayCertify in 2014 bootstrapped $2M - raised 22 million - 3 patents in card issuing - Making agencies, affiliates and brands more profit
Manu is the face behind ByteEmotions.com. Over the past 7 years, he has implemented digital solutions and counselled businesses from all industries and sizes — from a self-employed hairdresser to big ecommerce corporation. Building trust in this field is his deepest desire. He helps his clients get positive feelings about digital assets, with tailored and sustainable leading-edge solutions.
As CEO of OMG, USA and “The Search Assembly”, Jon’s job is to ensure the growth of these two companies by helping their clients get great results. He’s a long time practitioner of SEO, with 15+ years of experience helping companies grow their revenue online. Over the years, he has also trained 1,000+ sales and account managers and developed SEO programs with big brands like GoDaddy and Homes.com.
Marina Zavelion is co-responsible for end-to-end online marketing & sales strategies, and building digital sales funnels and product launches. In addition to that, Marina is responsible for strategizing & overseeing funnels implementation in all paid channels within $10,000-$1,000,000 monthly media budgets. She is an expert in evergreen and seasonal campaigns implementation & scaling in Facebook ads.
As the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at SharpSpring, Chip House leverages his extensive experience with organizational development and go-to-market strategies in early- to mid-stage B2B SaaS companies. As the first marketing executive at ExactTarget, Chip held several key leadership roles in marketing and services through Salesforce’s acquisition of ExactTarget for $2.5 billion in 2013. Prior to his roles with ExtactTarget, Chip co-founded and served as the COO of the SaaS start-up Structural. Earlier in his career, Chip led marketing efforts for ecommerce provider Digital River, helping to quickly scale revenues and enabling its 1998 public offering. Chip calls Minnesota home, and enjoys skiing, swimming, and biking with his wife and two teenage children.
Obsessed with empowering brands to create authentic connections between themselves and their customers, Holofy is building the future of customer experience through video. Eduard is on a mission to democratize digital storytelling and to give back the power to anyone, to be able to build a brand experience that they are in full control of. The only way to stay relevant is to be able to compete on experience. Any brand that doesn’t have engagement as its key metric is merely a brand that relies on other high engagement platforms for its existence.
Bruno is a Senior Growth Marketing Manager at Webflow. He manages the company’s efforts across paid marketing, organic growth, conversion rate optimization, and demand generation. He previously led growth teams in various technology startups.
Ewa Wysocka is the founder of a boutique growth agency specializing in developing and implementing online marketing and sales strategies for subscription businesses and apps, online academies, and mono-brand ecommerce businesses. She is also the founder of PortalYogi – Poland's largest online yoga subscription platform. Ewa is a past senior partner and digital launch specialist at Mindvalley, the world's leading personal growth company.
Nina Luker is head of North America partnerships at Shuttlerock, a creative tech platform fusing human craftsmanship, creative expertise, and proprietary technology in scaling creative production at unprecedented speed. Nina manages the partner relationships amongst Shuttlerock's seven badged partners (TikTok, Facebook/Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Hulu, Twitter and Google). In March 2020 Luker turned to TikTok as a content creator during her battle with Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, hoping to make an impact on those who needed inspiration during difficult times. She aspires to spread her knowledge and passion for social advertising to brands and partners who are craving a new way of connecting to their audience.
Casey is the Director of Partnerships at Cohley, the leading content generation and influencer platform for advertisers, agencies, & brands. Casey has spent nearly a decade in SaaS helping businesses exceed their customer acquisition goals, launching products, building integrations & partnerships for top companies. Most recently Casey was at Chicago-based PowerReviews, where he built the partnerships function up from exclusively ecommerce platform partners to a full-fledged agency & integration ecosystem with roughly 50 active partners across the board. Casey's thought leadership on go-to-market strategies and partner-centric solutions resulted in engrained, high-value relationships and partner awards over the years. When Casey's not working he enjoys long walks through Chicago with his dog Tina and writing and recording music.
Daniel is an Austrian artist who fell into Silicon Valley after needing a real job. He made interfaces for Electronic Arts, Japan Airlines, and Pitchfork - but found his calling building the future of business intelligence at Aphrodite. He will still show up anywhere for free food.
Ryan Alarid has more than 15 years of experience managing, developing and growing affiliate programs. He’s worked his way to the very top by generating over $400 million dollars in affiliate revenue and mastering the art of networking - maximizing revenue from relationships. From multi-million dollar launches to building in-house affiliate departments, he is a proven "A-player" who continues to deliver incredible results.
With over 20 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and sales, Olivier Bourque is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Crakmedia, an international and industry-leading company specializing in web traffic monetization and online marketing solutions. Driven by performance and results, Olivier has taken on a vast role as he leads the affiliate platform CrakRevenue and the fast-growing Influencer Marketing Department. Olivier has a BA in Communications from Laval University (Canada).
As the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Wix, and previously Head of Marketing Operations, Paula leads the team responsible for implementing marketing initiatives, starting new ones and helping existing teams manage challenges. As part of the Wix Partner Program team, which provides agency-specific solutions for growing brands using Wix, she understands what businesses need for growth and success, and how to execute change. In this pivotal role, she’s well-positioned to tell others what they need and how to scale their business.
Building a great team behind Kontentino and his passion for social media marketing landed him a place in the Forbes 30 under 30 list. As the CEO of Kontentino, Bohumil makes sure that his team builds a social media tool that is actually useful for marketing teams. Kontentino is improving the workflow and trust between ad agencies and their clients when managing organic or paid social media content. It is currently used by more than 5,000 agencies and brands such as IKEA, BBDO, ASAHI, and Ogilvy.
Author of ‘Hyperthinking’ and TEDx speaker, Phil Weiss is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker who has been working with leading corporations like Toyota, Microsoft and Sony for the past two decades. He founded ZN (www.znconsulting.com) a leading digital agency in Brussels working with companies, political institutions like the European Commission and Parliament and organizations on how to use the Internet to integrate and transform business and communication. He speaks for audiences around the world on a range of topic related to digital communication, disruption, innovation and technology.
Justin Hayashi is the CEO and co-founder of New Engen — a digital-first agency driving growth for the world’s most innovative brands. When Justin and his co-founders started New Engen in 2016, they saw an opportunity to leverage creative, media expertise, industry insights, and technology to achieve breakthrough results in advertising. Fast-forward to 2021, New Engen is 200-people strong, managing $1 billion in ad spend per year, and producing successful campaigns for a client roster ranging from heritage to disruptor brands across the globe. Prior to starting New Engen, Justin oversaw Customer Acquisition and Analytics at zulily through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Qurate Retail Group. When he’s not working, Justin spends his time researching and eating the best fried chicken Seattle has to offer.
Cristin Ford is a creative leader obsessed with gathering data and generating insights to make more measurable and impactful creative decisions. With experience building startup brands and driving growth on a dime, Cristin is all about empowering creative teams to explore and capitalize on innovative paths. Look to Cristin to argue that execution matters most, that there’s no one right way to do a thing, and that most ideas can benefit from being at least a little bit weirder.
Jordan Swanson is the CEO and founder of ReachFire, a programmatic digital advertising agency, and is a moderator in the AdSkills community. Jordan has spent years and millions of dollars in native and display advertising perfecting the “art” of omnichannel marketing. He also is the creator of Panoptic Stacking™, a unique methodology for helping companies grow using native, display, and ConnectedTV advertising.
Tadas Jucikas is the founder and CEO of Genus AI, an artificial intelligence company focused on helping consumer brands to double the efficiency of their customer acquisition via paid social channels using novel ML technologies that allow predictive content generation, campaign modeling and customer archetyping. Tadas has completed his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge with publications in the world's top scientific journals. Currently, Tadas is based in San Francisco, California focusing on bringing the most recent advancements in artificial intelligence to high performance growth and marketing teams around the world.
Blair Symes is the vice president of product marketing at DialogTech, the leading AI-driven call tracking and analytics provider for marketers. He is an expert on online-to-offline marketing optimization and a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of leveraging insights from phone calls to measure and improve marketing and sales results.
Jeff Zelaya is the VP of franchise development for Hite Digital. As part of the executive leadership team, Jeff is responsible for driving global strategic franchise growth initiatives and providing guidance on corporate strategic direction and overall business growth. Jeff has over a decade of experience in developing high-performance sales teams for fast growing martech, cybersecurity and ad agencies. Jeff currently resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and 3 kids.
Alina is the chief marketing officer for Crello and Depositphotos with 10+ years of experience in digital marketing. In this role, Alina drives the companies’ long and short term initiatives to grow brand presence and online revenue, expanding user base and working with current customers engagement. She oversees product marketing, paid and organic acquisition supported by brand campaigns and activations that drive millions of users monthly to both Crello and Depositphotos platforms.
As president and co-founder of Fluent, Matt Conlin oversees sales, marketing, and business development strategies for one of the industry’s leading performance marketing companies. With a vision to revolutionize the digital advertising space through the power of performance marketing, Matt co-founded Fluent in 2010 with fellow St. John’s University alumnus, Ryan Schulke. Over the past decade, Matt has led the organization through its 2015 acquisition, transition into a stand-alone public company, and ongoing expansion into international markets. As an industry trailblazer, Matt continues to develop simple solutions to complex marketing problems, launching scalable growth strategies for the world’s top brands. Based in NYC, Matt is an active member of LeadsCouncil and YPO and has been recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
Ross has 15 years experience working for global brands including Facebook, News Corporation and now TikTok. Having worked in Australia, Singapore and the US, Ross has first-hand experience seeing how different cultures use technology to express, communicate and do business. He is currently Head of Direct Response at TikTok, leading the teams focused on supporting mid-market and growth businesses across the United States.
Maliq Hill is a team lead on TikTok’s Direct Response Team, overseeing the CPG/ecommerce group. He’s spent his entire career working with ecommerce brands, and has a passion for helping online businesses make meaningful connections to their customers and drive long-term growth. Originally from Missouri, Maliq moved to Austin in 2015 and is likely hooked for life. Like a typical Austinite, outside of work you can find him hiking, biking, running, or rapidly regaining whatever calories he may have burned that day at one of Austin’s amazing food trucks/restaurants.
Manfred is working in the advertising industry since almost 10 years, and has seen it from different aspects - during the time he has worked at publisher-, client- and agency-side. Before joining Yandex he worked for Google and Dentsu. Please find further information on my LinkedIn.
Jonathan Epstein is a leader in bringing the power of AI to enterprise marketing teams and agencies. As CEO of Brewco, he's paving the way for a new and more precise way to do SEO, using search engine modeling. Prior to founding Brewco, Epstein led the launch of the AI-powered experience optimization solution Evolv, was the founding CEO of leading gaming media site GameSpot, and held CMO, CSO and president roles at several artificial intelligence software companies, among other roles. He holds patents in marine technology, in-game advertising, and gesture recognition. Epstein earned a degree in physical sciences from Harvard.
Brandon Hendrix is SVP of marketing and founding team member of Thrasio, the consumer goods company reimagining omnichannel commerce and consumer products and the largest acquirer of Amazon FBA brands. With more than 15 years of experience in customer acquisition, lead gen, and direct marketing, Brandon has grown brands like Lovepop, Warby Parker, and Quip to over 8-figures in revenue and is a proven marketing leader, having scaled hundreds of other high-growth startups and consumer brands through the use of online innovation and data-driven decision making. Brandon is the co-host of Private Label Live, a weekly live show that helps fast-growing private label brands maximize their growth on Amazon.
James has been obsessed with all things influencer marketing for the last three years. From scaling YouTube to bringing influencer content to the healthcare space, James has seen the power of strong influencer creative first hand across a multitude of channels.
As an experienced leader, Tyler has spent nearly a decade helping emerging tech and financial services startups grow their business. He currently leads user acquisition, product and brand marketing at Step, a modern-day banking platform for the next generation. Prior to Step, Tyler spent six years at Square, where he led growth marketing teams for the company's up-and-coming consumer products - Cash App and Caviar. He was also an early employee at OrderAhead and spent time learning the ropes of banking at J.P. Morgan and other firms. Tyler is a graduate of Skidmore College and lives in the Bay Area. He also has a healthy obsession with outdoor sports and can be found on a bike or skis most weekends.
Thomas is sticky.io’s VP of marketing. His goal is to help brands build lasting bonds with their customers with a fully-integrated ecommerce solution. If you have questions around ecommerce subscription - feel free to connect!
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