Learn From Top Creative Minds At Social Media Week Chicago

Social Media Week

Don’t miss your chance to attend #SMWChicago! Register here.

At #SMWChicago, attendees will hear from industry leaders on a variety of topics including emerging trends, new innovations, data marketing, and navigating various social platforms.

Creative leaders representing media, technology, and advertising will lead talks at Social Media Week Chicago covering topics like creating content for social, advertising through podcasting, and developing chatbots to represent a brand.

Jason M Peterson, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas

Jason M Peterson is the Chief Creative Officer of Havas North America and is based in Chicago. With 20 years of experience, Peterson has made him a mainstay in both the ad industry and in the world of social media.

In his session titled, “Your Social Sucks (Probably),” Peterson will help attendees understand why their content isn’t working and what brands & advertisers need to do to leverage social with much greater success. He’s got a different kind of agency, and with over 1 million followers on Instagram, he’s not afraid to tell you that your social sucks.

Nazanin Rafsanjani, Creative Director, Gimlet Creative

Nazanin Rafsanjani is the Creative Director of Gimlet Creative, Gimlet Media’s in-house advertising agency. In this role, Nazanin oversees all the development and production of advertisements across Gimlet’s roster of shows.

During her #SMWChicago session titled, “The Golden Age of On-Demand Audio” Rafsanjani will talk about the re-emergence of podcasting, creating effective, smart and engaging advertising strategies for brands through audio and how to leverage podcasting as a way to highlight a company’s leadership in their respective marketplaces.

Matt Marcus, VP, Executive Creative Director of Business Transformation, R/GA

Matt Marcus is the VP, Executive Creative Director of Business Transformation. Matt leads the Systematic Design program within R/GA’s Business Transformation unit, partnering closely with Brand Design, Technology, and Insights & Planning across offices. In this position, he is responsible for helping clients identify, define, and design digitally supported services and products that impact future growth.

At #SMWChicago, Matt will be joined by Michael Morowitz, executive technology director at R/GA Chicago, and their client partner, Mamie Peers, VP of digital marketing at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, to discuss the incredible and growing impact chatbots and AI are having on business. Check out their session to learn more about what types of brands can benefit most from chatbots and what are the greatest challenges to creating these valuable branded intelligences.

Register here and get your pass to Social Media Week Chicago from November 13-17. Can’t attend these sessions in person? Join SMW Insider and watch the live-stream! Activate your free trial here!

SMW Staff

SMW News, Social Media Week


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