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

Marketing Visionary & Founder, Akimbo

Seth Godin

Marketing Visionary & Founder, Akimbo

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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

Global CEO, Ogilvy Advertising

Antonis Kocheilas

Global CEO, Ogilvy Advertising

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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

Global Head of Business Marketing, TikTok

Sofia Hernandez

Global Head of Business Marketing, TikTok

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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.

Katie Hudson

Managing Director, Futurescapes, Publicis Groupe

Katie Hudson

Managing Director, Futurescapes, Publicis Groupe

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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.

Rand Fishkin

Co-Founder & CEO, SparkToro

Rand Fishkin

Co-Founder & CEO, SparkToro

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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.

Ian Maskell

Global Marketing VP, Accenture

Ian Maskell

Global Marketing VP, Accenture

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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'.

Timo Pelz

VP of Business Marketing, Reddit

Timo Pelz

VP of Business Marketing, Reddit

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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.

Rose Jia

Head of Growth Marketing, Amazon Grocery

Rose Jia

Head of Growth Marketing, Amazon Grocery

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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.

Kyle Peters

Growth Hacker (Innovation & Strategy), Nestle

Kyle Peters

Growth Hacker (Innovation & Strategy), Nestle

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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.

Kelsey Stevenson

Chief Product Officer, Bitly

Kelsey Stevenson

Chief Product Officer, Bitly

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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.

Kasim Aslam

Founder & CEO, Solutions 8

Kasim Aslam

Founder & CEO, Solutions 8

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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 Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

Alex Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

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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.

Amanda Natividad

VP Marketing, SparkToro

Amanda Natividad

VP Marketing, SparkToro

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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.

Brendan Kane

Founder & CEO, Hook Point LLC

Brendan Kane

Founder & CEO, Hook Point LLC

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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 Gan

Growth Product Manager, Unbounce

Isabel Gan

Growth Product Manager, Unbounce

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Isabel is an experienced product leader who loves implementing new trends and turning vision into realities methodically. She is currently at Unbounce as a Growth Product Manager, and have 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 listener's thinking toolbox of mental models.

Ralph Burns

Founder & CEO, Tier 11

Ralph Burns

Founder & CEO, Tier 11

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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.

Alex Fedotoff

CEO, D2C Brands

Alex Fedotoff

CEO, D2C Brands

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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.

Fabiola Baglieri

Digital Content Creator, W.P.M.

Fabiola Baglieri

Digital Content Creator, W.P.M.

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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.

Jess Vassallo

Founder & Head of Growth, Evocative Media

Jess Vassallo

Founder & Head of Growth, Evocative Media

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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.

Dale Bertrand

President, Fire&Spark

Dale Bertrand

President, Fire&Spark

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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.

Judy Sahay

CEO & Managing Director, Crowd Media

Judy Sahay

CEO & Managing Director, Crowd Media

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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.

Dara Denney

Senior Director of Performance Creative, Thesis (acq. by Barrington Media Group)

Dara Denney

Senior Director of Performance Creative, Thesis (acq. by Barrington Media Group)

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Dara Denney is the Senior Director of Performance Creative at the agency Thesis. A former "growth person", she now leads all digital ad creative teams at the agency. She is passionate about sharing creative and media buying tactics over on her YouTube Channel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Mike Koziol

CEO, Mike Koziol Consulting Inc.

Mike Koziol

CEO, Mike Koziol Consulting Inc.

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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.

Taylor Lagace

Co-CEO, Kynship

Taylor Lagace

Co-CEO, Kynship

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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.

David Mausolf

Founder, Apex Growth

David Mausolf

Founder, Apex Growth

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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.

Dawn Veltri

Director of Marketing, RAEK

Dawn Veltri

Director of Marketing, RAEK

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Dawn Veltri is the Head of Marketing at RAEK, a software that helps businesses collect, organize, and utilize their first-party data to grow. Before joining RAEK, Dawn took two DTC startups from ideation to market to growth. She speaks frequently on the power of first-party data and how small to mid-sized businesses can harness it to effectively compete online.

Cory Crapes

Co-Founder, RAEK

Cory Crapes

Co-Founder, RAEK

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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

Marketing Communication Manager, Creatopy

Robert Katai

Marketing Communication Manager, Creatopy

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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 Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Dreamday and Co-Founder, The Quality Edit

Lauren Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Dreamday and Co-Founder, The Quality Edit

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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 Jabirov

CEO, Creative Flywheel

Anvar Jabirov

CEO, Creative Flywheel

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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.

Emily Basileo

Coach, 500 Global VC

Emily Basileo

Coach, 500 Global VC

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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.

Louis Krubich

Founder & CEO, MALKA Media

Louis Krubich

Founder & CEO, MALKA Media

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Louis Krubich is the Founder and CEO of MALKA Media, an entirely in-house media company that produces ‘content at the speed of culture.’ By applying Hollywood-level production capabilities and agile workflows on top of some serious technology, MALKA can deliver content at scale that meets the brand equity standards clients expect and deliver in time to participate in the conversation, making MALKA unique from the start. MALKA Media has over 250 full-time creatives across Santa Monica (CA) and Jersey City (NJ) studios, leading the production of award winning feature documentaries, digital stack shows and up to a thousand digital assets a month.
Louis and the MALKA team work with SHOWTIME Sports, Proper Twelve of Proximo Brands, Sophia and Sistine Stallone’s podcast UNWAXED, Award-winning All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Katie Austin's Austin AF, KG Certified with Kevin Garnett, MMA Sports Show of the Year at the MMA Awards Morning Kombat, Shorty Industry Award Winner Dexter: New Blood Wrap Up, and Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, among others.

Jaleh Rezaei

CEO, Mutiny

Jaleh Rezaei

CEO, Mutiny

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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.

Aaron J. Nosbisch

CEO, Lucyd

Aaron J. Nosbisch

CEO, Lucyd

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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.

Karan Saggi

Manager, Client Services, StackAdapt

Karan Saggi

Manager, Client Services, StackAdapt

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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

Brian Collins

Chief Creative Officer, COLLINS

Brian Collins

Chief Creative Officer, COLLINS

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Brian Collins is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, the independent strategy and experience design company in San Francisco and New York City. In their work, they aim to mix imagination, craft and technology to build brands that can’t be ignored.
Their clients include Spotify, Target, Nike, Disney, Dropbox, Microsoft, Riot Games, Chobani, Mailchimp and The San Francisco Symphony. They have been named by Forbes as one of the companies reshaping the future of brand building.Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Businessweek, Fortune, NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News and Fast Company, which named Brian an American Master of Design.
For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS, Brian was Chief Creative Officer of the design and innovation division of Ogilvy Worldwide. COLLINS has been repeatedly featured on Working Not Working’s annual list of companies "Creative People Want to Work For Next", along with Google, Tesla, Pixar and NASA.
COLLINS was the first design company to appear on the AdAge A-List and has been awarded their Design Agency of the Year three times.Brian is a Distinguished Alumna of The Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
He lives in Manhattan and in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Oliver Kenyon

Co-Founder, ConversionWise

Oliver Kenyon

Co-Founder, ConversionWise

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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.

Melanie Balke

CEO, The Email Marketers

Melanie Balke

CEO, The Email Marketers

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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.

Carl Weische

CEO, Accelerated

Carl Weische

CEO, Accelerated

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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.

Jacques Spitzer

CEO, Raindrop Agency

Jacques Spitzer

CEO, Raindrop Agency

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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

Founder, House of Wise

Amanda Goetz

Founder, House of Wise

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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.

Sarah Levinger

Founder, HG Performance Creative

Sarah Levinger

Founder, HG Performance Creative

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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.

Martin Kocandrle

COO, VirtualAd

Martin Kocandrle

COO, VirtualAd

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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.

Jason Hunt

CMO, Merged Media

Jason Hunt

CMO, Merged Media

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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.

Augustin Dokoza Bukvic

Director of Analytics Center of Enablement, Thrasio

Augustin Dokoza Bukvic

Director of Analytics Center of Enablement, Thrasio

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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.

Alexander Swade

Director of Amazon Ads, Thrasio

Alexander Swade

Director of Amazon Ads, Thrasio

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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.

Filipa Canelas

Founder, Able-Academy

Filipa Canelas

Founder, Able-Academy

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AI IN ADVERTISING TRACK

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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.

Depesh Mandalia

CEO, SM Commerce & Founder, BPM Method

Depesh Mandalia

CEO, SM Commerce & Founder, BPM Method

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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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.

Darshan Kantak

Vice President of Product Management, Google

Darshan Kantak

Vice President of Product Management, Google

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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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 Schwartz

Independent Consultant, Gregs.tv

Greg Schwartz

Independent Consultant, Gregs.tv

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AD CREATIVES TRACK

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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

CEO, Design Pickle

Russ Perry

CEO, Design Pickle

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THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING TRACK

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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

Founder & CEO, Craftly.AI

Iman Bashir

Founder & CEO, Craftly.AI

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AI IN ADVERTISING TRACK

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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.

Janina Lundy

Head of Emerging Audience Development, Amazon Studios & Prime Video

Janina Lundy

Head of Emerging Audience Development, Amazon Studios & Prime Video

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BRAND BUILDING TRACK

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Janina Lundy is an entertainment and media executive with 20 years of experience in marketing, business strategy, operations, live events and content development.
She is known for her expertise in connecting with diverse audiences, ability to broker talent and content partnerships, and development of innovative solutions to marketing and business challenges.
Janina is currently Head of Emerging Audience Development at Amazon Studios & Prime Video, where she joined to lead initiatives targeting Black, Latinx, Young Adult and Faith-based audiences, across content, marketing and product.
Janina holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University.

Jandre de Beer

Founder & Head of Growth, V8 Media

Jandre de Beer

Founder & Head of Growth, V8 Media

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BRAND BUILDING TRACK

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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!

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