An unparalleled lineup of Ad World leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.
An unparalleled lineup of Ad World leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.
Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestsellers that have been read all around the world. His work has been translated into more than 35 languages. He is also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops—online seminars that have transformed the lives of thousands of people.
He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and—most of all—changing the way people see the world. You might be familiar with some of his books: Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. His book, "This Is Marketing", was an instant bestseller around the world. His latest, "The Practice", was published at the end of 2020 and is already a smash hit.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (you can find this by typing “Seth” into Google) is one of the most popular on the internet. His podcast rests in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. More than 20,000 people have completed his influential Akimbo and altMBA workshops, and continue to seek out his invaluable guidance.
Ryan Deiss is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company, DigitalMarketer.com, 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.
As SVP/National Paid Social Lead & Head of Media (West Coast) at Digitas, Danisha Lomax takes pride in developing programs that focus on authenticity, cultural impact, and advocacy for women of color. With over a decade of experience in media, Danisha is a master at her craft, but her deep knowledge of social platforms is just the tip of the iceberg.
At Digitas, Danisha oversees a team of social experts who create scalable, holistic end-to-end activations for the agency and its clients. She helps clients expand their use-cases for social, with an authentic audience and culture-first strategy. Her approach has won her multiple awards including CampaignUS Media Planner of the Year (2021) Chief Marketer's Market like a Mother award (2021) and Cynopsis Top Women in Media (2020), among others. Additionally, she is a sought-after thought leader and speaker. She's written industry articles related to Facebook's shift to stories, inclusivity in Instagram stories, Snapchat going premium, and year-over-year social trends in various high-caliber trade and industry publications.
Ezra Firestone has been recognized by Shopify and Entrepreneur Magazine as a leading ecommerce expert and a refreshing voice in the entrepreneurial community. He has founded multiple 7- and 8-figure brands (generating over $165.5 million in the past 5 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 143 employees while traveling the world educating business owners on how to build brands with integrity and purpose. In 2021 Ezra purchased oVertone Color an 8-figure Ecommerce brand and Most recently in 2022, Ezra partnered with Shopify to update their premier course on Facebook advertising.
Jorie Waterman joined Facebook in 2019 as an Industry Manager leading several of Facebook’s largest global clients. She came to Facebook with over twenty years of experience connecting consumers and businesses online - learning from her work as CMO of Redbubble, VP of Internet Marketing at Shutterfly, Head of Performance Channels at eBay Enterprise, Head of Global Search at McCann Worldgroup, Product Planner at Microsoft and more.
Over the past 10 years, she has had a deep focus on performance marketing with some of the most sizable product catalogs online.
She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Comparative Religion, lived for a year and a half in a Buddhist monastery and grew up around the world.
Raja Rajamannar is responsible for successfully leading Mastercard’s marketing transformation, including developing its Priceless experiential platforms and the creation and deployment of cutting-edge marketing-led business models. He oversaw the successful evolution of the brand’s identity, pioneering Mastercard’s move to become a symbol brand and launching its breakthrough sonic architecture. Raja serves as President of the World Federation of Advertisers, is among Business Insider’s Top 25 World’s Most Innovative CMOs, Forbes World’s Most Influential CMOs, Adweek’s most tech savvy CMOs and ANA Educational Foundation’s Marketer of the Year. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Quantum Marketing.
Molly Pittman is fascinated by marketing and committed to helping entrepreneurs build lives and careers they love. In 2012, Molly left her bartending job in Kentucky to become an intern at DigitalMarketer. In just four years, she became the company's Vice President, overseeing $100 million in ad spend during her career to date, co-hosting the Perpetual Traffic Podcast, and mentoring over 10,000 business owners. Two years later, in 2017, she walked away from her "dream job" to ride the crazy rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. She currently serves as the CEO of Smart Marketer. In her free time, she leads the growth and funding efforts for a homeless animal shelter in Kentucky.
As Google’s Managing Director of Luxury, Branded Apparel & Durables, Michael Burke leads a sales team responsible for driving business growth for many of the world's largest, most loved brands and agencies.
In his nearly two decades at Google, he's enjoyed a front row seat to the future of commerce and marketing. Digital media, consumer privacy, AI, and seamless omnichannel engagement are the hottest trends in retail, and Michael and his team are actively supporting hundreds of brands in their own unique digital transformations.
Leveraging deep consumer insights, they are also delivering world-class digital marketing strategies and solutions to help brands engage and acquire high-value customers.
Michael has built and led high-performing teams across several industries and product areas. Prior to focusing on Brand Manufacturers, Michael managed teams in Retail and Consumer Electronics, and led business development for Google Checkout. During a year-long exit from Google, he also led business development at Clickable, a VC-backed, growth stage start-up acquired by Syncapse.
Michael is a frequent content publisher and industry speaker at events such as the Vogue Business Summit, Digiday Publishing Summit, and Ecom World. His expertise covers topics ranging from the evolving retail landscape and growth of digital goods, to the application of AI in retail and marketing.
Alex is a copywriter, marketing strategist and the founder of the Copy Posse, the raddest, baddest crew of copywriters on the Internet with over 200,000+ students worldwide.
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.
Through her online programs, content and challenges, Alex has helped thousands of copywriters and entrepreneurs turn their passion for writing into full-time freedom and ignite their businesses with words that work.
Alex has been featured on Forbes, Mindvalley, Digital Marketer and is a 3-time speaker at Ad World.
Marc Lefkowitz leads the scaled partnerships team for YouTube APAC. His team is responsible for managing large and strategic creators, artists, labels, enterprises, and media companies across the region. The team delivers exceptional management experiences to help their partners optimize and expand their YouTube businesses and create a positive and lasting impact on the world.
Prior to leading the Partner Development team in APAC, he managed several technical partnerships teams at Google, was a Senior Product Manager, and a Senior Software Development Lead at various companies throughout his 20 years of experience.
Marc has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Alex Hormozi is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. By the age of 32, Alex and his wife Leila’s portfolio of companies crossed $85M per year in revenue spanning: brick & mortar service, licensing, education, SAAS, and e-commerce. He is widely considered growth & monetization expert and is a guest contributor on Forbes & Entrepreneur. He and his wife now spend their time investing in founder-led service-based businesses to help them scale & multiply profits. They also donate millions to advancing equal access to education in underprivileged communities.
Michelle Crossan-Matos is the Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Electronics America. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Company’s U.S. consumer and B2B marketing strategy, positioning Samsung as a global leader in technology and helping to drive profitable revenue growth. Prior to her CMO position, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Innovation & Transformation at Samsung, where she oversaw overall corporate strategy, innovation, transformation, and new business incubation. Before Samsung, she served as CMO for Vertu, a British manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones, and held global and regional brand leadership roles at Proctor & Gamble.
Alexis Jourrou is Enterprise Innovation Director at Condé Nast, helping to transform markets and brand titles to be digital first, and leading the way in innovation.
He has led branded content campaigns for the likes of Gucci, Porsche, and Samsung in partnership with Conde Nast's worldwide brands such as Vogue and GQ.
Elisabeth Rommel leads business development, strategy, marketing, and operations for eBay Advertising, a $1B eCommerce advertising business. Under her leadership, eBay Ads has launched three new advertising solutions (Promoted Listings Advanced, Promoted Listings Express, External Promoted Listings), expanding the suite of solutions to help sellers achieve their business goals and drive success. Prior to eBay, Elisabeth held leadership positions at Amazon and Google, including launching and growing Amazon’s display and sponsored products businesses. She has worked closely with emerging and established brands to grow businesses online, and create products and services to support marketing analytics and conversion.
Jake Bailey is Facebook’s Head of Industry for Disruptors, a group of high-growth digitally-native companies that are changing their respective industries. Jake joined Facebook from Wish Shopping, where he built their North American & European Business development groups, along with launching their merchant advertising platform.
He has worked with ecommerce companies all over the world and technology startups for the past 15 years, including running all paid advertising and international business for Overstock.com.
Luke Kostka is a creative who operates at the intersection of authenticity and action. He owns a content creation and production studio called New Norml Media that focuses on using a brand’s genuine personality, and where growth is a by-product. He is also a creative director for the digital marketing community “AdLeaks” which has over 250k followers within all groups including “Facebook Adbuyers”.
Based in Dana Point, CA, Luke utilizes the ocean for surfing, fishing, and the beach lifestyle, while playing guitar and singing originals are his side-passion.
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.
Savannah Sanchez is one of the leading experts in TikTok media buying and ad creatives for ecommerce brands. Her speciality is creating TikToks ads that convert and she has built up a superstar team of content creators and editors to create TikToks each week for her clients. Savannah works with the hottest ecommerce brands including Fabletics, REVOLVE, Mixtiles, BlendJet, Sugar Bear Hair, and Our Place just to name a few. Her TikTok expertise has enabled many top ecommerce brands to scale.
Lazar Žepinić is the Founder and CEO of Sellers Alley, a 7-figure advertising agency providing PPC marketing services to premium eCommerce sellers. The company has partnerships with some of the biggest brands, including Thrasio and TikTok. Sellers Alley is a fast-growing agency with experienced PPC specialists who create the most suitable and profitable strategies for clients’ needs and goals. Lazar and his team focus on delivering fast, measurable, and successful advertising results through a multichannel marketing approach, with Amazon Ads and TikTok Ads as the leading platforms. Lazar participated in many marketing events, summits, and workshops around the globe and continues to share expertise from his decade-long professional experience with others.
Tanya Malan is a Design Director based in Brooklyn, New York. She is passionate about creating conversion-driving front-end experiences that focus on the user.
Jess Chan is the Founder & CEO of Longplay, a full-service retention & lifecycle marketing agency for DTC ecommerce brands. She bootstrapped the agency - scaling to 7-figures in revenue in the first 18 months, and since then the business has continued to scale sustainably and profitably with a remote team.
Longplay has generated $300M+ in email revenue working with clients from startup to $500M+.
As a previous Chief Marketing Officer of a multi-million dollar DTC ecommerce company, Jess built Longplay with a focus on systematic marketing strategies and intensive team development to provide a white glove client experience that achieves results.
Alex Fedotoff is the owner/operator of eCom brands aggregator D2C Brands with brands like EQYL, Luxe cosmetics, and others in its portfolio. In his eCommerce career, he's generated over $100 mil. in revenue profitably using paid advertising and influencers.
Margo Aaron is a writer, recovering academic, and accidental marketer. She has taught over 4,000 students how to sell ethically, market honestly, and use words to inspire action. She holds a Master's in psychology from Columbia University and won the prestigious Walker award from Seth Godin's altMBA. Her website, That Seems Important, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Writers by The Write Life, and her work has been featured in Thought Catalog, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Hubspot, ThinkGrowth, Growth Lab, Copyhackers, and Inc.
Alex Chahin has led product marketing teams at hypergrowth consumer brands and has been named a Business Insider Top 20 Rising Star for his marketing work. He both founded and currently leads the Product Marketing department for Hims & Hers, public telehealth company that is breaking down barriers to help people get better care. Prior to Hims & Hers, Alex was the Head of Core Rider Product Marketing at Lyft, where he covered the highest 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.
Maira Genovese is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder and President of the digital marketing powerhouse MG Empower.
Before founding MG Empower in 2017, she held marketing positions with industry titans American Express, Kering, and Value Retail.
Throughout her career, Maira has been driven by her vision to empower people. This vision, combined with her passionate belief that excellence can only be achieved through meaningful purpose, forms the bedrock of values upheld through every facet of MG Empower- a new-age digital communications agency that has ripped up the rulebooks and reframed how brands connect with global communities. Within just five years, in 2021, MG Empower was acquired by the US-headquartered Amyris Inc. Maira continues to lead the agency as President, focusing on innovation development and global scaling.
A trusted advisor to some of the world’s most inspiring brands, including TikTok, Chopard, Ford, Porsche, Bumble, Biossance, StarzPlay, SnapChat and Deliveroo, Maira is internationally recognised as a driving force in shaping the future of marketing through digital innovation grounded in her unprecedented understanding of cultural insight and social intelligence.
Roman King is the Creative Director for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), with over a decade of experience in marketing and editorial. Since 2019, he has spearheaded all creative efforts emanating from the WNBA, including television advertising, design, content, storytelling, branding, and experiential. Some of his accomplishments for the WNBA include launching the league's 2019 rebrand, their 25th-anniversary campaign 'Count It' in 2021, and the league's first-ever short-film We Are The W in 2022.
Adweek recognized Roman in 2022 as an LGBTQ+ changemaker in marketing and advertising as one of their annual Pride Stars.
His prior experiences include creative and design leadership roles at Rolling Stone, Philadelphia magazine, and Condé Nast. He is also an alumnus of Yale School of Management's Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program.
Mark Zhang is a Chief Napper at Manta Sleep, a company that aims to empower light sleepers to sleep better so they can do more. They believe that prioritizing rest and sleep is the secret to unlocking organizational excellence and realizing people's full potential. This is why every day at Manta Sleep after lunch, you'll find the lights OFF and the power naps ON. Mark has a passion for physical products and has created several 7-figure ecommerce companies in the last 10 years.
Sharon Gai is currently the General Manager of China at Pattern. She is a China-born Canadian who has had 10+ years in ecommerce, digital marketing and branding. In her tenure at Tmall, China's largest B2C ecommerce platform, she has advised large to emerging internet-viral brands in crafting their digital marketing and online e-commerce strategy in China. She is the author of the book, Ecommerce Reimagined: what we can learn in retail and ecommerce from China. Sharon has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill and a Masters in Information Management from Columbia University.
Cody is CMO of Jones Road Beauty. Cody is CMO of the fastest growing DTC according to Charm.io, as well as investor, advisor, and consultant to some of your favorite DTC brands and SAAS tools.
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.
Marcel García is the CEO of Everest Marketing, a digital marketing agency, who in just one year went from being a freelancer to having a young and dynamic team of more than 20 people spread all over the world and working remotely. The success of an organization where the members of the company are located thousands of km apart from each other? AHA, now that’s something we’re all interested in hearing about! You don’t want to miss this event, because Marcel will tell you the all the tricks+tools that will allow you to organise a team (even if they are in the North Pole), systemise workflows and scale marketing campaigns while you are having a mango daiquiri on some remote beach in Bali.
Jackie is a conversion and direct response copywriter. Her superpower? Crafting sticky sales copy that speaks to a prospect’s deepest desires, and persuades them to whip out their wallets.
Her mission? To help great brands make a real difference in the world by promoting their life-changing products and services.
As a certified and award-winning expert, Jackie Quiring has helped 175 B2B and B2C brands worldwide generate billions of impressions, millions of clicks and over $100M+ in revenue since 2011.
Daniel Doan is a veteran direct-response copywriter and conversion strategist with over 10 years of experience writing high-converting landing pages, emails, and ads for some of the largest companies in America. He helps companies increase their conversions and sales by bridging the gap between what brands want to say and what their dream customers need to hear.
When he's not writing flattering bios about himself in the third person, he's focused on partnering with B2B companies and digital brands to help squeeze the juice out of every marketing dollar. Because when companies successfully bridge the gap between what they want to say and what their customers will read... clicks, conversions, sales, and top line revenue go bananas.
Kim Garcia, CMO of Tagger Media, holds over 20 years of experience in Marketing with a focus on Entertainment and Emerging Media. Prior to joining Tagger, she served as a strategic consultant and advisor to start-ups, fortune 500 brands, and celebrity talent, simultaneously leading the charge as CMO of GoDisco.Kim also served as SVP of VaynerMedia where she developed the Entertainment vertical working with clients like USA Network, Syfy, Nickelodeon, Bravo, E!, and CNBC, as well as leading high-priority founder initiatives.Kim's work has been recognized by the Television Academy, PromaxBDA, Cannes Lions, SXSW and Facebook Business for innovation and success. She holds a Masters from Fordham University and currently lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Mariano, daughter, Summer and cat Rocky.
In a nutshell, Asad is an agile thinker who loves a challenge and is highly developed at solving complex tasks. He is passionate about connecting people, bringing brands to life, building impactful strategies with high ROI, and exploring the ever-changing world of Marketing.
He is currently working as a Senior Brand Manager for a scaleup called Sendinblue where is tasked with building the brand narrative for the company in North America. In 2021, Asad was nominated as one of the 50 best emerging Marketers in the world by The Drum.
Outside of work Asad is an angel investor, Fellow at Included VC, a startup advisor, and owns a boutique agency.
Emily Heyward is the Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer at Red Antler, the leading brand company for startups and new ventures. Emily works closely with founders to develop purposeful, strategic visions for their startups and has led branding efforts for top companies such as Allbirds, Prose, Boxed, and Hinge. Her first book, Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love from Day One, was published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Randomhouse, in June 2020.
John Moran is the Co-Founder and Senior Client Strategist at Solutions 8, a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on helping businesses make money with Google Ads. John specializes in building and managing full-funnel digital marketing campaigns for a broad range of clients by combining strategies such as paid search, social media, email marketing, content creation, ascension models, and return paths. Or, as he likes to put it, “I help connect people looking for things to the companies they need to buy them from.”
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.
With more than a decade of experience in marketing followed by a pivotal role at The Honest Company, Pasha serves as the safeguard of brand and performance marketing at the mission-driven e-commerce powerhouse, Thrive Market. Tasked with humanizing the online grocery’s mission, she is integrating the 40+ marketing team to drive a clear story across every member touchpoint. Under her watch, the company reached 1,000,000+ members in 2020, was recognized as the largest grocer to ever receive B-Corp certification and raised over $1.5 million in healthy groceries for those affected by the pandemic.
Pasha was recently listed in Forbes’ third annual CMO Next 2021 list as one of the country’s top marketing chiefs, recognizing Pasha’s success in redefining the role of marketing while steering a transformative mission-led business amid a changing world. While at Thrive Market, Pasha has re-energized the brand’s story, revisiting the five-year-old company’s original mission of making healthy living easy, accessible and affordable for everyone, using the original mission as the blueprint for the brand’s marketing efforts.
Eric Siu is the founder of Leveling Up, a holding company that acquires martech SaaS and agencies doing $1-10M in annual revenue. He also hosts two podcasts: ‘Marketing School’ & ‘Leveling Up’, which get over 1M monthly downloads combined.
Over the years, Eric has helped companies such as Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and Salesforce acquire more customers. He also speaks around the world on marketing & SaaS. Eric is also the author of 'Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life' and angel invests on the side.
Nick Shackelford has spent the last 7 years immersed in the performance marketing world. After working with legacy brands Pepsico and Apple, he quickly found his groove going direct consumer with viral products like Fidget Spinners and Magnetic Eyelashes. Now, having worked with over 100 D2C brands and building brands for some of the best entrepreneurs in the game - he sits in a position between his three companies that focuses on 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 e-commerce. Nick is there!
Courtney Tarrant is the COO & Owner of The Ad Girls, an all-female Facebook & Instagram Advertising agency. She has managed tens of millions of dollars in ad spend, and helped grow brands to multiple seven and 8-figures. She and her team have generated over $40,000,000 for their hundreds of notable clients worldwide. Courtney is on a mission helping women create a life and business they LOVE and is always looking at how ads can not just make your business better, but make your life better too.
Narek Vardanyan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker.
He is the founder and CEO of Prelaunch.com - a platform that helps companies learn whether there is a market for their product concepts. Through behavioral data and tested methodology Prelaunch.com helps companies gain vital insights and launch confidently into markets.
Narek is the author of the bestselling “Crowdfunding Secrets” book and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, TEDx etc.
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.
Brendan Manley is the Founder and CEO of VirtualAd, a performance marketing agency that specializes in paid ads, tracking, and analytics for high-ticket products. With over 10+ years of experience in online marketing, he worked on Facebook ads “before they were cool” in the agency world, and helped grow one of the world’s fastest-growing programmatic platforms. Most recently he started VirtualAd to help businesses unlock growth using a bullet-proof data and analytics strategy, paired with high-performing ads across multiple platforms.
Matas Kemzura is Sugatan's Chief Growth Officer. He has single-handedly spent $2MM in monthly ad spend as an Ad Buyer whose efforts have been synonymous with Sugatan's $150MM in revenue generation for eCommerce stores. He is actively leading and grooming Ad Buyers and eCommerce startups to reach unprecedented growth from $50K monthly revenue to $1MM monthly revenue in just 10 months, all while maintaining target EBITDAs.
In the past 8 years, Jason Wong has built a portfolio of 7-figure and 8-figure eCommerce brands that span beauty, food and beverages, home decor, and apparel. His holding company Pughaus is involved in brands such as Doe Lashes, Kaja Beauty, I Dew Care, Nectar Hard Seltzer, Triple Whale, and other emerging brands in the DTC space. Renown for his approach to brand marketing and framework to bootstrap consumer brands, he teach his program at Shopify as well as speaking at Universities across the country.
Phoenix Ha is the Director of Paid Social at National Positions, headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. With a robust background in creative brand development and digital advertising, she has adopted a 360-degree mindset to all marketing strategies. Cutting her teeth with industry-heavy hitters like Supra Footwear, K-Swiss Global, NIKE Footwear, TOPSHOP, American Apparel, ALDO Footwear, in addition to multiple collaborations with Disney, she has hit the ground running and has never stopped. As Director of Paid Social, her approach combines the worlds of data and creativity, keeping social campaigns agile, profitable, and high-performing even in the wake of iOS14.5. Her disruptive approach has resulted in 10x ROAS, new brand launches, and omnichannel methodology optimization. This paired with an Executive MBA positions Phoenix as a leader of tomorrow within the digital advertising space.
Dr. Ned Dimitrov is VP of Data Science at StackAdapt, where the data science team creates novel algorithms for advertisement delivery using vast amounts of historical and real-time information. Prior to joining StackAdapt, Dr. Dimitrov was a professor in Operations Research at The University of Texas at Austin as well as the Naval Postgraduate School. As a professor, Dr. Dimitrov’s research focused on optimization and mathematical decision making. He has trained hundreds of graduate students, taught computational and theoretical classes, and published research papers in leading journals. Dr. Dimitrov received his PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Yang Han has founded a number of startups and is currently the Co-founder and CTO of StackAdapt, an AI-focused digital advertising platform. He is a frequent speaker at marketing and technology conferences where he talks about building AI technology. Previously, he built financial trading software at Bloomberg.
Anthony Paluzzi is the founder and CEO of PALO, a leading performance-based agency focused on call marketing. Anthony heads up all strategic initiatives, project development, and overall company operations. Since starting as a solo affiliate in 2010, Anthony has grown PALO to one of the leading pay-per-call marketplaces for affiliates and advertisers to connect.
Jon is an entrepreneur, top 1% consultant, & business master. By the age of 24, he is a 2X self-published author & has helped clients in the SaaS, Ecommerce, Agency, & 2 dozen + industries. He is widely considered a leading profit and scaling expert. Jon spends his time helping entrepreneurs scale their business profitably without outside capital.
Yusuf Omar is co-founder of Seen, a global video publisher with over 5.5 million followers. They’ve empowered over 20,000 people in 140 countries to make video stories with their phones. Yusuf is an award-winning journalist and Tedx speaker, previously at CNN International in London Yusuf has covered the Syrian civil war and other conflicts. Based between Australia, London and South Africa, he has presented over 100 storytelling keynotes around the world.
At a time when Podcasting was evolving from its pioneering phase to becoming mainstream, Ilana joined and immersed herself in the organization and podcasting world as a whole. She built the marketing team at PodcastOne from the ground up based on scaling and metrics, using data to inform everything from trade and promo swap opportunities to refining digital & traditional marketing strategies. Under Ilana’s leadership, PodcastOne grew from number 12 to number 7 on PodTrac’s top publishing platforms list with 27% unique monthly download growth, one of two independents on a list that includes iHeartRadio, NPR, and Barstool Sports.
Dimitri Nikolakakis is the founder of DimNiko Agency, specializing in paid traffic and customer acquisition for ecommerce brands. As well as assisting brands with their growth, he has both founded and acquired his own ecommerce brands. Outside of the ecommerce space, he is working on a tech start-up, creating the world’s first decentralized hotels run and managed on the blockchain. In his spare time, he works on his passion project as the president of Cape Town Supercar Club, hosting exclusive lifestyle events to 100+ members of Cape Town’s elite and supports local charities both through the club, and through his agency.
Jason Schulweis is the EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Studio. He joined Morning Brew in July 2019, and oversees two departments: Sales and the Creative Studio (Creative Strategy, Branded Content, Research & Insights, and Production).
Mathias heads up marketing as the VP of Marketing at Juni — the financial platform for ecommerce. Mathias is an anthropologist and journalist by training, internationally awarded leader and creative, and has spent 15+ years as an entrepreneur in the advertising-, media-, and tech space. Mathias perspective is in equal parts data & culture, art & science, and that is what makes marketing magical.
Vic Ceridono is a journalist and digital content creator with 17 years of experience. She is a former beauty editor at Vogue Brasil and has had her blog, Dia de Beauté, since 2007 - it is considered one of the most relevant beauty websites in Brazil.
Vic has partnered with some of the most important players in the industry, such as Space NK, Harrods, Tom Ford, Jo Malone London, MAC and Lancôme.
She was born in Brazil and has been living in London for the past 9 years.
Gabe Fabius is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Pickaxe Foundry, the leading agency for everything from Fortune 500s to startups to lean on when they want to get it right the first time. Gabe’s area of expertise is working with companies to take their strategic vision and execute it across all facets of an organization to ensure delivery on-time and on-budget. Gabe and the Pickaxe team, have delivered large consumer-facing projects for the BBC, ITV, NBCUniversal, Sky, Universal Music Group, Spartan Race, and many more.
As VP of Innovation and Business Transformation, Charles Adelman is imaging the ad experience for Infillion in the connected future for Web3 and the metaverse. He’s a cross disciplined technologist with over 20 years of experience that spans technology and product, media, live events, patents and executive roles. He’s an expert in interactive and immersive media technologies, custom e-commerce solutions, virtual social community development, live event technology and creating immersive experiences. He’s held various leadership and technology related roles at Dole, Softspace Labs, and Atlys. He has a BA in Cinematography from USC.
Kaitee Daley is the Vice President of Social Media at ESPN. In this role, she leads a team of talented social media specialists and designers that power the most followed and engaged brand in all of sports. In 2021, ESPN Social generated over 4.7 billion engagements, a 75% increase vs. 2019 totals. Daley’s responsibilities include strategic oversight of all social content published across Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as the production of rolling shows on Snapchat and the team of specialists that collaborate with ESPN talent on social optimization.
Max Hertan is the founder of Megaphone, one of Australia’s largest and most awarded digital agencies. Megaphone is currently serving 400+ clients, across 5 countries, with 145 staff. Max also founded Silvi, one of Australia’s fastest growing ecommerce companies, and has amassed millions of views on YouTube from his “Max’s Monthly Challenges” series.
Vishnu Vankayala, a pioneer in the CDP segment for more than a decade. He now spearheads CustomerLabs CDP to democratize the power of first-party data to small and medium business marketers across the world.
Miguel Van Den Oever is an avid sailor, photographer, and traveler. He was born in Caracas Venezuela, raised all over the world, and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Miguel is a content marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience developing and implementing marketing strategies, producing and publishing content, and converting leads for tech start-ups and fortune 500 companies around the world.
With an entrepreneurship-focused MBA and an MSc in Customer Experience & Innovation from the IE Business School, Miguel is an innovative storyteller with a passion for creative ideation and marketing strategies that fuel purpose and profit.
Gerardo Perez is an agency owner by day, TikTok'er by night. Over the past couple of years Gerardo has cultivated an audience of over 300k followers on TikTok by teaching different business & marketing related subjects. Since then he’s built an agency that helps brands grow their organic presence on the app as well as manage their paid ads on TikTok. At this point TikTok is basically his 3rd language!
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.
Anastasia Leng is the founder & CEO of CreativeX, a technology company that powers creative-decision making for the world’s best brands. Used by brands like Facebook, Heineken, Bayer, Unilever, and more, CreativeX provides technology that empowers marketers at the world’s leading brands to define, measure and scale creative excellence through data.
Anastasia spent 5+ years at Google, where she worked on nearly every ad tech and analytics product and led entrepreneurship efforts in EMEA. She’s been a nomad all her life and has lived in Bahrain, Vietnam, Hungary, Russia, France, England, and the US. She remains a mediocre tennis player and an aspiring writer.
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