Announcing Our First Round of 2020 Speakers for #SMWNYC
Don’t miss these speakers and many more to be announced whose conversations will inspire ways for us to create experience-driven authentic engagement.
We are excited to announce the first round of leaders who will bring our 2020 theme HUMAN.X to life at our global conference in New York on May 5-7.
CEO, Comic Relief Inc.
As CEO of Comic Relief USA, Alison leads the charity in its mission to use entertainment to drive positive change and parlays this role and previous positions at Condé Nast, NBC Universal, Soundcloud, and HBO into the entrepreneurship space where she works closely with socially conscious start-ups.
Executive Director, Marketing, General Electric
Sam is an innovation lead with a background in media and entrepreneurship leveraging disruptive technologies in his current role with GE to build the brand across platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Medium, Twitter, Periscope, Medium, and over-the-top (OTP) streaming channels.
Head of Partnerships and Consumer Experience, Heineken USA
Using an extensive background at CPG pillars, Heineken, Pepsico, and General Mills, Quinn’s expertise involves blending traditional classical marketing strategies with an understanding of evolving consumer interests that demand new business models that combine digital and real-life experiences.
Head of Marketing, H&M
Mario is an experienced strategic marketer with a deep understanding of consumer audiences and branding and leverages his background with leading fashion and cosmetic brands including Forever 21 and L’Oreal to lead H&M’s journey into transforming influencers into diverse content creators.
Director, Global B2B Brand Strategy, American Express
Chris is an accomplished marketing lead with experience spearheading award-winning campaigns and creative content in the financial services industry that drive consideration and results through empathetic storytelling and multi-channel strategies.
Marketing Visionaries & Entrepreneurs
Founder & CEO, MikMak
After being the Global Director of Digital and Social Media at Gap, Rachel founded MikMak, a shoppable mobile video platform that is single-handedly revolutionizing the e-Commerce landscape and paving the way for how brands define their strategies for marketing to Gen Z.
Founder & CEO, The Social Chain
At just 27 years old, Steven heads a global team of more than 700 innovators delivering opportunities for today’s brands to be disruptors of the digital age and shares insights gleaned from this work across his content creation and top-charting podcast, “Diary of a CEO.”
Noticing a fundamental shift in the way consumers connect with brands, Neil’s work centers on social media creative and influence which he applies to the 200+ brands Whalar serves but was also an instrumental role in an earlier venture in the D2C space, Shore Projects, which he grew with the support of influencers.
President, The Dodo
YuJung’s expertise in digital media and audience and brand development is grounded by the power of positive, inspirational content — an outlook she employs at the Dodo to identify a content whitespace that serves the interest of a niche audience of animal lovers.
Global Vice President of Entertainment, Getty Images
Kirstin is a digital pioneer energized by the opportunity in overseeing Getty Images STUDIO to blend creative insights with customer data around visual consumption habits to help clients craft more impactful stories.
Founder and Head of Partnerships, Pod Digital Media
After 15 years of working with agencies like Mediacom and Laundry Service and brands like Lacoste and Verizon, Gary launched Pod Digital Media, a first-of-its-kind podcast agency to work with multicultural podcast creators, which has now grown to service 100+ clients.
Head of Marketing Insights, Salesforce
Mathew serves as Principal of Marketing Insights for Salesforce and is regarded as one of the leading minds on the failure and future of marketing in his side gigs as an author and host of the award-winning podcast, ‘The Electronic Propaganda Society.’ His second book, ‘Context Revolution,’ will be available for purchase or download in March 2020.
Author & Former Head of Brand Strategy, Reddit
As an author, speaker, and brand strategy consultant with 11 years of experience at leading agencies including Reddit, Joe lives by the mantra that human-first marketing leads to real business results. His first book coming next year, The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks, will take a close look at why people act differently in various online environments.
Brand Strategy, Consumer Apps, Google
Raashi is a digital marketing leader with a background in creative strategy, insights, and integrated marketing, which she translates into her current role at Google identifying key cultural moments through a blend of data and meaningful storytelling.
Learn more about The Attention Revolution, Privacy Matters, and Empathy Economics, as part of our 2020 global theme: HUMAN.X and help us establish a human-first, experience-driven approach to digital marketing. Read the official announcement here and secure your early-bird discount today to save 30% on your full-conference pass to #SMWNYC (May 5-7, 2020).
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