Speakers

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

Founder, altMBA, Yoyodyne & Akimbo

Seth Godin

Founder, altMBA, Yoyodyne & Akimbo

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.

Rory Sutherland

Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK, TED Global Speaker, Author of Alchemy

Rory Sutherland

Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK, TED Global Speaker, Author of Alchemy

Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found a behavioral science practice within the agency. He works with a consulting practice of psychology graduates who look for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behavior - these are the often small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make, for instance tripling the sales rate of a call center by adding just a few sentences to the script. Put another way, lots of agencies will talk about “bought, owned and earned” media. We also look for “invented media” and “discovered media”, seeking out those unexpected (and inexpensive) contextual tweaks that transform the way that people think and act.

Aneri Shah

Product Marketing Manager, WhatsApp at Facebook

Aneri Shah

Product Marketing Manager, WhatsApp at Facebook

Bio coming soon

Joe Megibow

CEO, Purple

Joe Megibow

CEO, Purple

Before joining Purple as Chief Executive Officer, Joe served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. where he oversaw the transformation and growth of American Eagle’s $550+ million direct-to-consumer business between 2012 and 2015. In this role, he built out a global omni-channel strategy and infrastructure, and led all digital marketing, customer operations, engineering and product management efforts. Prior to that, he held several senior roles with Expedia, Inc., including VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, the $10B+ US online travel business. He most recently served as an independent consultant to Advent International, the $41 billion global private equity firm, helping its portfolio companies develop world-class digital capabilities. Joe earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Jim Kwik

New York Times Best Selling Author, Founder & CEO, Kwik Learning

Jim Kwik

New York Times Best Selling Author, Founder & CEO, Kwik Learning

Jim Kwik, his real name, is the widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, he created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower. Jim is host of the top education training podcast Kwik Brain and instant New York Times bestselling author of “Limitless - Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.” His mission: No brain left behind.

Kris Sugatan

Founder & CEO, Sugatan

Kris Sugatan

Founder & CEO, Sugatan

Bio coming soon

Ross Simmonds

Founder & CEO, Foundation Social

Ross Simmonds

Founder & CEO, Foundation Social

Ross is the Founder of Foundation Marketing, a content marketing agency that combines data and creativity to develop and serve ambitious brands. Foundation Marketing provides content marketing services to organizations all over the world ranging from some of the fastest-growing startups & consumer products to global Fortune 500 brands. Ross and the team at Foundation have launched marketing initiatives that reach millions of people and generate millions of new business opportunities through SEO and social channels like Instagram, Slideshare, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

Ryan Deiss

Founder & CEO, Digital Marketer

Ryan Deiss

Founder & CEO, Digital Marketer

Ryan Deiss is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company, DigitalMarketer.com, Recess.io, and a Founding Partner at Scalable Equity, LLC, a venture equity accelerator that builds and acquires B2B media and software brands. He is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology, and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. He is also the Founder and Host of "The Traffic & Conversion Summit", the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America. Ryan is a best-selling author and a sought-after speaker who has shared the stage with top business leaders and celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, William Shatner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Tim Ferris, Daymond John, and Dave Ramsey.

Mari Smith

CEO, Mari Smith International, Inc.

Mari Smith

CEO, Mari Smith International, Inc.

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes her as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named her as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is also co-author of "Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day", and author of "The New Relationship Marketing".

Alex Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

Alex Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

Alex is the founder of The Copy Posse, the raddest, baddest crew of copywriters on the Internet. Since 2012, she has proudly partnered with some of the top transformational authors and brands in the industry, helping them massively 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 and hundreds of students from around the world ignite their copywriting careers through her fast-growing YouTube channel, social communities and copywriting programs.

More Speakers Announced Soon!

More Speakers Announced Soon!

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