#SMWLA

June 17 - 18, 2020

Tue, June 11

Early Pass Pickup12:00pm - 5:30pm

Wed, June 12

Official Sessions9:15am - 5:30pm

Thu, June 13

Official Sessions9:15am - 5:30pm

Agenda as PDF

wednesday 9:00 AM 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks with SMW's Founder & Executive Director, Toby Daniels

Hosted by Social Media Week

Stage 1

Talk / Evolution of Storytelling

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Toby is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdcentric Media and Founder and Executive Director of SMW.

In 2009 Toby founded Social Media Week, a leading news platform and worldwide conference that takes place in 20+ countries around the world. SMW’s mission is to curate and share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Prior to Crowdcentric, Daniels was the Managing Director of Online Creative Communications, a London based digital agency which he managed for 7 years.

As a thought leader on a range of topics at the cross-section of media, technology and communications, Toby has been featured extensively in mainstream and trade media, including articles on CNN.com, The NY Times, The Next Web, Huffington Post, BBC, PSFK and Fast Company. He speaks regularly at conferences and has given talks at PdF Latin America in Santiago Chile, Social Media Brazil in São Paulo, PDMA’s Co-Creation Conference, Phoenix, SXSW, Austin and Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2013, The Next Web named Toby as one of New York’s 50 NYC Tech Entrepreneurs You Need to Know About.

In 2014 Toby co-curated the book On! The Future of Now, with the proceeds going towards supporting clean water projects in the developing world.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Toby is also a passionate contributor to a number of non-profit organizations, including CampInteractive, whose mission is to inspire and equip underserved students with the skills in computing, leadership, and professionalism needed to thrive in the Internet economy and beyond.


Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Opening Remarks with SMW's Founder & Executive Director, Toby Daniels

Hosted by Social Media Week

Join Social Media Week’s founder, Toby Daniels for the official kickoff of the 10th annual SMW Los Angeles.

As the Executive Director, Toby has been instrumental in defining the conversation and setting the agenda for Social Media Week’s conferences over the past 10 years.

In 2019 we are at an inflection point and this year’s theme, Stories: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility, forces us to think about the impact that social media has had on our lives, the business of human connectivity and what we must do to create a future where the stories we share impact the world in positive ways.

In his opening remarks Toby will welcome you to the 2019 conference, share some highlights for the week ahead and some important announcements regarding the next chapter of SMW.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
wednesday 9:15 AM 9:55 AM

People > Products: How Connecting Content and Commerce Can Drive 1,447% Growth

Hosted by Pura Vida Bracelets

Stage 2

Talk / Driving Conversions

Aaron Orendorff

Aaron Orendorff

Founder, iconiContent, Previous Editor in Chief, Shopify Plus

Aaron Orendorff is the founder of iconiContent, a strategic agency “saving the world from bad content” His work has appeared on Mashable, CMI, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Inc., Success Magazine, The Next Web, and more. Previously, Aaron was also the Editor in Chief of Shopify Plus, host to some of the world’s fastest-growing digitally native vertical brands like Fashion Nova, Allbirds, MVMT, Pura Vida, and Purple as well as DTC sites for GE, Nestlé, and The New York Times.

Griffin Thall

Griffin Thall

Co-Founder & CEO, Pura Vida Bracelets

Griffin Thall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pura Vida Bracelets. Since launching the brand in 2010, Thall has established himself as a leader in growth and content marketing and helped grow Pura Vida into a multi-million dollar company with over 1.4 million followers on Instagram and just under 2 million on Facebook, providing jobs to more than 650 artisans around the globe and raising more than $1.7 million for charitable causes. Pura Vida Bracelets has been featured on Inc.’s list of “5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America,” and Thall was also included in Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” list.


Aaron Orendorff

Aaron Orendorff

Founder, iconiContent, Previous Editor in Chief, Shopify Plus

Griffin Thall

Griffin Thall

Co-Founder & CEO, Pura Vida Bracelets

People > Products: How Connecting Content and Commerce Can Drive 1,447% Growth

Hosted by Pura Vida Bracelets

The power of content resides not in its direct ability to sell — although it can. Content’s true power comes from galvanizing an audience, entering its heart and mind through a consistent story well told. (Then, the sales.)

Drawing together the best of today’s DTC marketing — and a behind-the-scenes look at exactly how Pura Vida has become one of the world’s fastest-growing online brands — you’ll discover how to connect content and commerce through storytelling.

Humans are irreducibly relational and self-centered. That’s the genius of great content: to connect us to something bigger than ourselves and a vision of who we can be. Brands that deliver this sew themselves into the lives of their customers in a way that products can’t.

Attend this session and learn:

  • What three ingredients drive story-led commerce (and the one killer mistake)
  • How Pura Vida unites influencers and micro-influencers around a lifestyle, not a product
  • Why consumers crave brands with a mission and social consciousness as well as how to unleash UGC as your secret weapon
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Driving Conversions
  • Social Content
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
wednesday 9:15 AM 9:55 AM

Creators with Purpose: How to Save Social Media and the World

Hosted by Kindred & Mighty Networks

Stage 1

Interview / Social Media and Society

Ian Schafer

Ian Schafer

Co-Founder & CEO, Kindred

One of the most influential voices in the media, marketing, and culture, Ian Schafer has been at the forefront of media, content, advertising and marketing since 1997. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2015, the winner of its esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award, and named one of “100 People Who Make Advertising Great” by the 4A’s in 2017.

Ian co-founded Kindred in 2018 to accelerate social movements through the power of popular culture. Prior to Kindred, Ian was the founder, CEO, and Global Chairman of the influential advertising agency Deep Focus, winner of numerous industry accolades including Cannes Lions, Webby, and Emmy Awards. After stepping aside from Deep Focus in 2017, he become parent company Engine’s Chief Experience Officer.

Prior to founding Deep Focus, Ian served as Vice President of New Media at Disney’s Miramax Films. Ian is also an active investor and advisor, working with startups to help build their businesses while making a positive impact on the world.

Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini

Founder & CEO, Mighty Networks

 


Ian Schafer

Ian Schafer

Co-Founder & CEO, Kindred

Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini

Founder & CEO, Mighty Networks

Creators with Purpose: How to Save Social Media and the World

Hosted by Kindred & Mighty Networks

Enter creators with a purpose: online entrepreneurs who are motivated to bring their fans, followers, thinkers, and energetic doers together. There are hundreds of millions of potential creators with a purpose today and they have the power to save social media.

Join Gina Bianchini, Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks and Ian Schafer, Co-Founder & CEO of Kindred, two seasoned entrepreneurs who are each helping to drive this new movement and how creators with purpose are the signals of hope emerging from social media noise and why brands are flocking to work with them.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Interview
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
wednesday 9:30 AM 10:15 AM

[ACADEMY A1] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

Nicole Solis-Sison is a creative director for Matter Media Group, an influencer boutique management firm based in Los Angeles, California. Simultaneously, she serves the digital entrepreneur community as an strategy based social media instructor for General Assembly. She has also developed virtual and augmented reality applications for companies like Gap and Google and has shown works at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, Smithsonian National Museums. Her notable collaborators are the Sierra Club, Remode, ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career. Equity, diversity and sustainability are integral to her work in changing the way we view and engage in our communities.


Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

[ACADEMY A1] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

We are moving past the curated Instagrammable content of flat-lays, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic and into the future of strategic content that connects with our audiences. Meaningful captions, authentic photographs and establishing a strong online community creates an impactful online presence along with intentional use of Instagram’s features. Learn how to increase your online footprint with the use of new features such as IGTV, IG Live, Highlights, Stories and more!

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 10:05 AM 10:30 AM

How Much Should You Spend on Social Media Content?

Hosted by Movement Strategy

Stage 2

Talk / Social Content

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

CEO, Movement Strategy

Jason proudly oversees Movement Strategy, the agency he co-founded in 2009. The agency has grown to a team of 50+ employees with offices in NY, Denver and LA. Jason’s malleable leadership skills reflect the ever-changing landscape of social media. Movement Strategy is an independent social-led creative agency with a focus on digital marketing initiatives through the combined use of strategic creative and a deep knowledge of the latest social features, tools and digital trends. Now at its 10th year, Movement produces groundbreaking work for partners including Under Armour, Warner Bros., AB InBev, Netflix, truTV and Just Energy, amongst others.


Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

CEO, Movement Strategy

How Much Should You Spend on Social Media Content?

Hosted by Movement Strategy

GIFs, influencer content, YouTube videos, livestreams, and more—how do you choose what to create for your brand’s social media accounts? And more importantly – how much do you spend on it? With no standardization of media costs and a massive range in quality, it can be challenging to figure out just how much to spend in order to create effective social media content. Jason Mitchell, CEO of social-led creative agency Movement Strategy, will walk marketers through the various pricing models for social media content, breaking it all down with real examples from recent Warner Bros., and Under Armour campaigns. We’ll deep dive into various costs, from the differences between working with micro and macro influencers, stop motion versus live-action content, and additional examples, leaving you with the information needed to maximize your brand’s budget.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Learn how to strategize campaigns from the lens of cost-effective social content plans
  • Gain an understanding of the specific tiers of influencers & how to choose the right tier for your campaign
  • Understand which content formats and platforms are right for your campaign
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Paid Media Models
  • Social Content
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 10:05 AM 10:30 AM

Sponsored

Brand Insights with Reddit Data (TIME CHANGE)

Hosted by Socialgist

Stage 1

Talk / Future of Platforms

Kaylin Linke

Kaylin Linke

Head of Solutions Architecture, Socialgist

Kaylin Linke is the Head of Solutions Architecture at Socialgist. With a background in market research, Kaylin has over 10 years experience focused on various aspects of social data. Prior to joining Socialgist, Kaylin worked in the social data delivery space as consultant, analyst, and product manager. Most recently during her time at Oracle she focused on R&D projects to continually optimize and integrate machine learning for text analytics into the Marketing Cloud.

At Socialgist Kaylin brings this expertise to guide customers as they integrate a variety of social data types into their everyday operations.

Noam Cadouri

Noam Cadouri

Head of Revenue and Data Partnerships, Reddit

Noam Caudouri co-launched Reddit’s Business Development department; today is the General Business Manager / GBM of Reddit’s Data Partner Program & Programmatic Business, as well as leads Reddit’s Ad Platform Partnerships. Prior to working at Reddit, Noam was involved in a series of startups including Edison Software, Quixey, and others.


Kaylin Linke

Kaylin Linke

Head of Solutions Architecture, Socialgist

Noam Cadouri

Noam Cadouri

Head of Revenue and Data Partnerships, Reddit

Brand Insights with Reddit Data (TIME CHANGE)

Hosted by Socialgist

Rich social data from sources like Reddit are giving marketers an opportunity to learn new insights about their products from their users. In this session, SocialGist and Reddit will discuss how social data is enabling new insights to drive smarter and faster decision-making.

Attend this session and learn best practices around:

  • Identifying brand communities and passionate conversations
  • Understanding customer feedback, trends, and breaking news
  • Engaging with a brands most dedicated and passionate users
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Platforms
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 10:30 AM 11:15 AM

[ACADEMY A2] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

Nicole Solis-Sison is a creative director for Matter Media Group, an influencer boutique management firm based in Los Angeles, California. Simultaneously, she serves the digital entrepreneur community as an strategy based social media instructor for General Assembly. She has also developed virtual and augmented reality applications for companies like Gap and Google and has shown works at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, Smithsonian National Museums. Her notable collaborators are the Sierra Club, Remode, ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career. Equity, diversity and sustainability are integral to her work in changing the way we view and engage in our communities.


Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

[ACADEMY A2] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

We are moving past the curated Instagrammable content of flat-lays, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic and into the future of strategic content that connects with our audiences. Meaningful captions, authentic photographs and establishing a strong online community creates an impactful online presence along with intentional use of Instagram’s features. Learn how to increase your online footprint with the use of new features such as IGTV, IG Live, Highlights, Stories and more!

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 10:40 AM 11:05 AM

The Kids are Alright: The Booming Business of Kidfluencers

Hosted by Viacom Ad Solutions

Stage 1

Talk / The Influencer Equation

Harvey Schwartz

Harvey Schwartz

Co-Founder, EVP Talent, WHOSAY, a Viacom Company

Harvey Schwartz is EVP, Talent & Co-Founder at WHOSAY. He oversees the talent relationship division of the company and is part of the WHOSAY Match leadership team. WHOSAY is a Viacom company.

WHOSAY powers influence marketing campaigns for brands across all verticals and utilizes every level of celebrity and influencer to deliver measurably superior results compared to other social and mobile advertising solutions.

Schwartz built the WHOSAY talent platform from the ground up, first on-boarding 5,000+ celebrities and influencers, including Ronaldo, Shakira, Rihanna, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, to the WHOSAY talent app, a multi-publisher for all social content.

He then helped design and implement the proprietary WHOSAY Match platform, which crossed audience of brands and influencers with unique social data sets to match the right talent-influencer to a brand’s campaign objectives.

Prior to co-founding WHOSAY, Schwartz was responsible of the North American representation for Peter Gabriel and Real World Records, overseeing Digital and traditional marketing campaigns for product releases and tours in the US and Canada.

He was also VP, Business Development, at Voquette, a Citibank and Yahoo backed startup focusing on live streaming. Prior to Voquette, Schwartz established the Capricorn/Universal A&R Department helping develop multi-platinum artists.

Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Tianne & Heaven King

Tianne & Heaven King

YouTube Star, Influencer

 

Gavin Magnus

Gavin Magnus

YouTube Star, Influencer

 


Harvey Schwartz

Harvey Schwartz

Co-Founder, EVP Talent, WHOSAY, a Viacom Company

Tianne & Heaven King

Tianne & Heaven King

YouTube Star, Influencer

Gavin Magnus

Gavin Magnus

YouTube Star, Influencer

The Kids are Alright: The Booming Business of Kidfluencers

Hosted by Viacom Ad Solutions

There are strict rules about hiring kids – including state employment laws, work permits, tutoring, Coogan accounts and COPA laws. However, once you understand the rules there’s a great opportunity to partner with these young creators who drive massive engagement.

Harvey Schwartz, EVP of Talent and Co-Founder at WHOSAY, a Viacom company, will help uncover new trends, the importance of diversifying talent across all mediums, and how to build an effective kidfluencer campaign.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Future of Brands
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 11:05 AM 11:35 AM

Networking Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Main Lobby & Courtyard

Time for a break! Come join us each day for some coffee and tea and get refreshed for the rest of the day ahead. Take this short time out from sessions to network with fellow attendees and/or demo the latest products from our exhibitors.

wednesday 11:35 AM 12:15 PM

Sponsored

This Just Got Personal: How Traditional Brands can Compete with Direct to Consumer

Hosted by Collective Bias, an Inmar Platform

Stage 1

Panel / Future of Brands

Asher Rapkin

Asher Rapkin

Director, Global Business Marketing, Messenger and Emerging Platforms, Facebook

Asher Rapkin is Facebook’s Director, Global Business Marketing – Messenger and Emerging Platforms. Asher and his team look after global business to business marketing for Messenger as well as Facebook’s emerging platforms: SparkAR, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Prior to taking on this role, Asher was the Product Marketing Communications Lead for Platforms and SMB on Facebook’s Global Business Marketing team. Before coming to Facebook, Asher was the Global Head of Channel Marketing for iAd, a division of Apple, where he oversaw the verbal and visual articulation of the brand and managed the platform’s PR, events, and thought leadership work. Before shifting into tech, Asher spent eight years in television, working in Integrated Marketing for Current TV, NBCUniversal and MTV. Asher holds a BA from Oberlin College in Theater and lives with his family in Ventura, CA.

Leah Logan

Leah Logan

VP Media Products Strategy and Marketing, Collective Bias, An Inmar Platform

Currently working as the Head of Product Marketing for Inmar Brand Solutions, Leah Logan leads strategy and commercialization across Influencer Marketing, Conversational Commerce, Personalized Media and Digital Incentive products. Prior to joining Inmar (pka Collective Bias), Leah led the marketing efforts for all brands at Walmart for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. At DPSG, she received several marketing awards inclusive of “Who’s Who in Shopper Marketing” and The “Get it Done” award for outstanding collaboration with Walmart Marketing. Leah has led integrated campaigns across the board but found her passion in the Social space. She has provided commentary for publications like AdWeek, Digiday and AdAge and spoken at numerous events in the social and digital marketing space.

Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner

Affiliate + Partnerships Marketing Manager, HP

Austin is the Affiliate + Digital Partnerships Marketing Manager for HP’s online store. Based out of sunny San Diego, Austin has worked on campaigns with a number of content publishers including Digital Trends, RewardStyle, CNET, Buzzfeed, and more. A Baltimore native, Austin graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H Smith School of Business marketing program in 2016. Capitalizing on one of his passions, sneakers, Austin started his career working as a social media manager for Kicksdeals.com, after which he landed a job at an affiliate agency called Awin. Austin worked on the HP account agency-side before moving direct and winning multiple awards including Advertiser of the Year at ThinkTank and Best Managed Affiliate Program at the 2018 IPMA’s.

Jessica Chu

Jessica Chu

Brand Manager, Fragrance, Coty

Jess Chu is a brand manager and entrepreneur with a passion for identifying and incubating sustainable business growth strategies. In her current role, Jess oversees category go-to-market strategy for Coty’s portfolio of lifestyle scenting houses and new brand launches. Prior to joining Coty, Jess led media communications and activations for Johnson & Johnson’s Aveeno and RoC skincare brands, and began her career in Mergers & Acquisitions consulting, most notably working on the separation of News Corporation into News Corp and 21st Century Fox. In her free time, Jess is a serial foster mom for rescue dogs looking to find their fur-ever home in NYC; she recently foster failed on #25 and adopted her Pittie princess, Kali.


Asher Rapkin

Asher Rapkin

Director, Global Business Marketing, Messenger and Emerging Platforms, Facebook

Leah Logan

Leah Logan

VP Media Products Strategy and Marketing, Collective Bias, An Inmar Platform

Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner

Affiliate + Partnerships Marketing Manager, HP

Jessica Chu

Jessica Chu

Brand Manager, Fragrance, Coty

This Just Got Personal: How Traditional Brands can Compete with Direct to Consumer

Hosted by Collective Bias, an Inmar Platform

Direct to Consumer brands have held an advantage over traditional brands for quite some time – they 100% own the brand-consumer relationship, they have a breadth of data on their shoppers, and they are more nimble at meeting consumer demands.

So, with all of those advantages, how does a traditional brand compete? They’ve got to get personal!

With only 22% of shoppers satisfied with the level of personalization they currently receive from brands, there is a huge opportunity for traditional companies to start connecting with their consumers on a more personal level to build relationships and strengthen brand loyalty.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How brands are using data to personalize communication with their target audience
  • Why personalization is so important to compete with D2C brand
  • What tactics brands find most effective at connecting with shoppers
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Panel
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
wednesday 11:35 AM 12:15 PM

Sponsored

Sports & Social Listening: Brand Noise to Strategic Insights with the Milwaukee Brewers

Hosted by Talkwalker

Stage 2

Talk / Future of Brands

Nate Bonsignore

Nate Bonsignore

Regional Manager West Coast, Talkwalker

 

Marla Grossberg

Marla Grossberg

Consumer Insights & Strategy Director, Milwaukee Brewers

 


Nate Bonsignore

Nate Bonsignore

Regional Manager West Coast, Talkwalker

Marla Grossberg

Marla Grossberg

Consumer Insights & Strategy Director, Milwaukee Brewers

Sports & Social Listening: Brand Noise to Strategic Insights with the Milwaukee Brewers

Hosted by Talkwalker

Emotions, passion, sweat & brands? Sports entertainment! The North American sports market value is expected to rise to $80.3 billion by 2022. Managing media rights, dealing with sponsorship challenges, inventing merchandising that works, handling brand image, taking care of fans on the ground and on social…how will sports marketers hit a home-run in 2019?

Together with Marla Grossberg, Consumer Insights & Strategy Director for the Milwaukee Brewers, we’ll deep-dive into the Brewers’ use of social listening: brand and fan insights, competitive intelligence, fraud detection, paid vs. organic, sponsorship engagement & crisis management.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Content
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 11:45 AM 12:30 PM

[ACADEMY A3] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

Nicole Solis-Sison is a creative director for Matter Media Group, an influencer boutique management firm based in Los Angeles, California. Simultaneously, she serves the digital entrepreneur community as an strategy based social media instructor for General Assembly. She has also developed virtual and augmented reality applications for companies like Gap and Google and has shown works at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, Smithsonian National Museums. Her notable collaborators are the Sierra Club, Remode, ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career. Equity, diversity and sustainability are integral to her work in changing the way we view and engage in our communities.


Nicole Solis-Sison

Nicole Solis-Sison

Creative Director, Matter Media Group

[ACADEMY A3] Creating with Intention: How to Create Purposeful Content and Utilize Instagram's Features to its Maximum Potential

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

We are moving past the curated Instagrammable content of flat-lays, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic and into the future of strategic content that connects with our audiences. Meaningful captions, authentic photographs and establishing a strong online community creates an impactful online presence along with intentional use of Instagram’s features. Learn how to increase your online footprint with the use of new features such as IGTV, IG Live, Highlights, Stories and more!

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 12:25 PM 1:05 PM

Keeping the Fyre Alive: A Conversation with Andy King

Hosted by Social Media Week

Stage 1

Interview / Social Media and Society

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Toby is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdcentric Media and Founder and Executive Director of SMW.

In 2009 Toby founded Social Media Week, a leading news platform and worldwide conference that takes place in 20+ countries around the world. SMW’s mission is to curate and share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Prior to Crowdcentric, Daniels was the Managing Director of Online Creative Communications, a London based digital agency which he managed for 7 years.

As a thought leader on a range of topics at the cross-section of media, technology and communications, Toby has been featured extensively in mainstream and trade media, including articles on CNN.com, The NY Times, The Next Web, Huffington Post, BBC, PSFK and Fast Company. He speaks regularly at conferences and has given talks at PdF Latin America in Santiago Chile, Social Media Brazil in São Paulo, PDMA’s Co-Creation Conference, Phoenix, SXSW, Austin and Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2013, The Next Web named Toby as one of New York’s 50 NYC Tech Entrepreneurs You Need to Know About.

In 2014 Toby co-curated the book On! The Future of Now, with the proceeds going towards supporting clean water projects in the developing world.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Toby is also a passionate contributor to a number of non-profit organizations, including CampInteractive, whose mission is to inspire and equip underserved students with the skills in computing, leadership, and professionalism needed to thrive in the Internet economy and beyond.

Andy King

Andy King

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Inward Point

Andy has spent the past 25 years helping top brands, foundations, and individuals market themselves, primarily through live events and experiences. Currently, his greatest passion is to inspire a new vision for the event industry: one focused on sustainability, zero waste and integrating environmental and social impact at every brand touch point. He catered his first wedding at age 16 and went on to become a top event producer in New York City.

He was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as America’s first “corporate concierge” for his groundbreaking work at PepsiCo. Notable clients include Disney, ABC Television, Good Housekeeping, JPMorgan Chase, ING, Victoria’s Secret, InStyle Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair and The Rolling Stone.

Andy is a passionate entrepreneur – authoring his own cookbook, co-hosting TV shows on Animal Planet, The Food Network, and Fine Living Network, and previously owning a 10-bedroom hotel and restaurant in Hudson, NY.

Most recently, Andy has hosted America’s Cup in Bermuda, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s annual fundraiser in Sonoma, the World Cup Pro AM Ski Championship in Squaw Valley, a Beverly Hills based pre-Oscar Week environmental gala and recreated a mini Coachella on the Indio Polo Grounds for private group of 1,200 people.

Andy is a FYRE Festival survivor and is still bewildered (and appreciative!) by his rapid rise to Internet meme phenom. Currently Andy is touring the US, UK and parts of Europe talking FYRE, resilience, and sustainability.

He splits his time between the West Village and his farm in Chatham, NY with his faithful half-Lab, half-Great Dane, Thor.


Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Andy King

Andy King

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Inward Point

Keeping the Fyre Alive: A Conversation with Andy King

Hosted by Social Media Week

Immediately after Netflix’s documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” debuted, event producer Andy King found himself in the middle of a social media blitz. He became a meme overnight–and he didn’t even know what a meme was.

A pioneer of production sustainability, Andy was handed a platform to discuss what means the most to him in his work and how he wants his story to have a positive lasting impact. Join us as we interview Andy and explore how his infamous claim to fame turned him into an inspiration for the events industry and beyond.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Interview
  • Social Media and Society
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
wednesday 12:25 PM 1:05 PM

Using Multicultural Content to Build Brand Advocates

Hosted by Dole

Stage 2

Talk / Social Media and Society

Vanessa Beltran

Vanessa Beltran

Senior Brand Manager / Consultant, Dole Packaged

As a Senior Brand Manager at Dole Packaged Foods, Vanessa has been responsible for setting and executing the overall consumer strategy for all of Dole Packaged Foods’ Hispanic initiatives in the United States, including social media, digital, and experiential. She has played an instrumental role in championing and spearheading the development of Dole’s first ever Hispanic consumer communication campaign targeted at generating both affinity and consumer demand amongst Hispanics. She chartered a dynamic three-year strategic roadmap designed to leverage social media to grow awareness of the brand, shift brand sentiment, build a robust, highly engaged community, drive engagement and generate sales via test and scale platforms. Her deep knowledge of and passion for the Hispanic community has enabled her to work with Orcí in orchestrating a steady stream of relevant and insightful content that has been instrumental in building an organic highly engaged social media community.

Today, Vanessa continues to guide Dole, acting as a liaison for all Hispanic initiatives between Dole and their agency, Orcí. Vanessa enjoys over 12 years of experience in brand management, working for top-tier CPG firms such as Dole Packaged Foods and Nestle.

Yendy Rojo

Yendy Rojo

Associate Director of Social Media, Orcí

Yendy is a digital marketing expert, specializing in paid and organic social media. She finds the human element to social platforms — going beyond the strategy and numbers. She has been an integral part of building the social team at Orcí — acting as the agency’s liaison between the audience and brand marketing efforts.

She has a full spectrum of experience in the content development process, ranging from identifying audience insights, to strategy and content development, and wide distribution. Her hybrid expertise has lead to the launch of major brands into the US Hispanic audience in diverse fields: automotive, CPG, banking, and retail. With a background in sociology and public relations, Yendy identifies behavioral and cultural trends that will connect with audiences and create talk value. She leads teams across content development, influencer campaigns, branded content, and experiential activations. She embraces the only constant in social media — change, therefore guiding clients accordingly to adapt and thrive.

Before Orcí, Yendy was a publicist at PR agency Conexion, and also lead the digital and social arm of a lifestyle startup.


Vanessa Beltran

Vanessa Beltran

Senior Brand Manager / Consultant, Dole Packaged

Yendy Rojo

Yendy Rojo

Associate Director of Social Media, Orcí

Using Multicultural Content to Build Brand Advocates

Hosted by Dole

Multicultural consumers can become your most powerful brand advocates if you approach them in a manner that creates long term social connections. To succeed, focus on brand sentiment as a core goal and support that outcome with a commitment to creative community management that reflects the varied interest and language preferences of multicultural consumers.

In this session, you’ll learn how to activate these fans and they will reward you with sharing and word of mouth.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to identify the gems that connect with your multicultural audience
  • How to expand the influence of your most loyal customers
  • How community management is critical to curation in multicultural audiences
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 1:05 PM 2:20 PM

Food Truck Lunch Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Outside

We’ve partnered with some of Los Angeles’ most delicious and creative food trucks to bring you an assortment of food options at The Broad Stage each day of #SMWLA. Take a break and re-energize in between your morning and afternoon sessions by enjoying some lunch at the venue!

Feel free to pick-up a beverage at one of the various beverage areas at the Broad Stage.

*You must show your #SMWLA pass in order to be served your complimentary lunch each day (1 meal per person). Premium, Standard, 25 & Under, Speaker and Press passes are all accepted.

 

Wednesday’s Food Truck Line-up / Menu:

 

1) Gourmet Genie  

  • + Chicken Shawarma Platter, served with side of Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita bread . 
  • + Beef Shawarma Platter, served with side of Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita bread .
  • + Vegetarian/ Vegan Platter, includes 3 Grape leaves, 3 Falafel, Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita Bread

 

2) Wings N Waffles

  • + Wings N Waffle with 1 Side 
  • + Tenders N Waffle with 1 Side
  • + Waffle Chicken Sandwich with 1 Side
  • + Wings or Tenders with 1 Side 
  • + Waffle with 2 Sides 
  • + Sides: Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad

 

3) Fettes Schwein

  • + Angus Beef Burger with side of fries
  • + Angus Cheese Burger with side of fries

 
4) Swami’s Sandwiches

  • + Nashville Hote chicken Sandwich
  • + Southern Fried chicken Sandwich
  • + Cheese Burger
  • + Western Burger

 

5) Comet BBQ

  • + Classic Grilled Cheese
  • + Smoked Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
  • + Bacon Grilled Cheese
  • + Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese
  • + Tomato Grilled Cheese
  • + Big Angus Beef Burger
  • + Chipotle Chicken Burger
  • + Fish tartar sauce shrimp spicy mayo

 

6) Mapuche Native (Argentinian Cuisine)

  • + Chicken bowl (rice or salad)
  • + Steak bowl (rice or salad)
  • + Milanesa sandwich
  • + Grilled Chicken sandwich

 

…………………………………………………
If you’d like to check out some other nearby lunch spots, here’s a few we recommend in Santa Monica:

Huckleberry Cafe
1014 Wilshire Boulevard

El Cholo
1025 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica Seafood Market
1000 Wilshire Boulevard

Viva Vegan
1028 Wilshire Blvd

wednesday 2:20 PM 3:00 PM

Sponsored

The Influencer Marketing Bubble: How To Take Advantage Before It Pops

Hosted by Social Chain

Stage 1

Talk / The Influencer Equation

Oliver Yonchev

Oliver Yonchev

Managing Director, USA, Social Chain

Oliver is Managing Director to one the worlds largest social media agencies, Social Chain.

The agency is famed for its disruptive, internet- breaking, creative work; acquiring multiple industry awards, whilst gaining worldwide recognition for breaking records. In just 2 years, Social Chain went from employing 5 people to over 270 across 5 offices; Manchester, London, New York, Berlin & Munich.

As the US Managing Director, Oliver is responsible for the development of the group’s North American operation.

At 29, he is at the forefront of social media marketing, delivering global social strategies for the likes of Amazon, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Dreamworks, FIFA, Superdry, Disney, to name just a few.


Oliver Yonchev

Oliver Yonchev

Managing Director, USA, Social Chain

The Influencer Marketing Bubble: How To Take Advantage Before It Pops

Hosted by Social Chain

The cat’s out of the bag: influencers are big business. But because the industry is facing so many challenges, there are important lessons that marketers should know.

In this session, Social Chain’s Managing Director Oliver Yonchev will walk you through what you need to learn in order to take advantage of the opportunities in influencer marketing that still exist.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
wednesday 2:20 PM 3:00 PM

Sponsored

TV Insights and Beyond

Hosted by YouGov

Stage 2

Talk / Social Content

Hamish Brocklebank

Hamish Brocklebank

Managing Director & Founder, YouGov Signal

 


Hamish Brocklebank

Hamish Brocklebank

Managing Director & Founder, YouGov Signal

TV Insights and Beyond

Hosted by YouGov

With TV consumption habits changing dramatically in the past few years, it has never been more important to analyze the behavior surrounding engagement. Join Hamish Brocklebank from YouGov Signal as he explores how to measure this data against marketing.

In this session, we will dive into how leveraging aggregated digital analytics can help us understand the marketing campaign life cycles of not just television shows and movies, but brands and beyond.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Future of Publishing
  • Social Content
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 2:30 PM 3:15 PM

[ACADEMY B1] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

Lindsay Mauch is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of LTM Digital, a social media and digital marketing agency focused on specialty food and beverage, sports, fitness, and wellness clients. Lindsay has more than 15 years of online experience handling digital marketing strategy, product development and social media, and has worked for top brands such as MySpace, JustFab, and Transworld Media. She is the Chapter President of Social Media Club Los Angeles and a member of the prestigious Forbes Agency Council. In her free time enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and maintaining her health and fitness blog, FitandAwesome.com.


Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

[ACADEMY B1] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

With more than 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram continues to dominate the social media landscape – with good reason. This visually appealing platform is here to stay and a top-recommended marketing channel for brands and businesses (nearly 80% of Instagram users follow at least one business!).

In this session, you’ll learn proven tips and tricks for building your brand’s audience on Instagram, from identifying your content pillars, creating an editorial calendar, and leveraging insights and data proactively to grow your business. This will include:

  • Building a solid strategy by determining your brand’s content pillars
  • Social media calendaring: Create and maintain a social media editorial calendar that allows you to plan out your feed and in-the-moment content for Instagram Stories
  • Decoding insights: Learn the benefits of an Instagram business profile and how to leverage data and insights
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Data Decision Making
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 3:10 PM 3:35 PM

Sponsored

Keeping it Real: The Importance of Creating Authentic Content and Engagement with Your Audience

Hosted by ELA Advertising & Overheard

Stage 2

/ Future of Brands

Andre Filip

Andre Filip

CEO & Founder, ELA Advertising

Andre Filip is the Founder and CEO of ELA (“Everything LA”), a global creative advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles.

He founded ELA in 2004 to capture the spirit, culture, vibe, and attitude of LA, where great creative ideas are born and where his creative energy and zest for advertising began. He oversees all aspects of the agency including creative, business strategy, culture, client service, and operations and has played an integral role in expanding the agency’s global presence for leading brands including TikTok, Disney, Easterseals, PepsiCo, Thermador and Western Digital.

A creative visionary with a strong business acumen, his more than 15 years of experience spans innovative campaigns for clients including HBO, Disney, Starbucks, Paramount Pictures, Universal, EA Games, NASCAR, Showtime, 20th Century Fox, ABC, Fox Sports and Bravo.

Andre also serves on the Board of Directors for Easterseals Southern California.

Max Brabant

Max Brabant

Agent, Digital Talent and Packaging, CAA

Max Brabant is a Digital Talent and Packaging Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Brabant is based in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading social media influencers, actors, and entrepreneurs, including Overheard LA, Nala the Cat, Jiffpom, Melvin Gregg, Peyton List, and Jaclyn Johnson, among others.

Brabant began her career at CAA and later transitioned to work at FOX and Management 360 before returning to CAA in 2017.

About CAA:
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. CAA is also a leader in sports, representing more than 1,700 of the world’s top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf, and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities.

Jesse Margolis

Jesse Margolis

Founder, Overheard

Jesse Margolis is the founder of Overheard, a social-first media brand that focuses satire on local culture. He loves words.


Andre Filip

Andre Filip

CEO & Founder, ELA Advertising

Max Brabant

Max Brabant

Agent, Digital Talent and Packaging, CAA

Jesse Margolis

Jesse Margolis

Founder, Overheard

Keeping it Real: The Importance of Creating Authentic Content and Engagement with Your Audience

Hosted by ELA Advertising & Overheard

“The stories we tell, consume and share have the potential to shape who we are and what we become.” – Social Media Week’s 2019 Global Theme

Both brands and agencies have an incredible responsibility at the front lines of influencing how people think and act. In our world that is full of noise, where you can tap into news, games, meditation, fitness classes, streaming programming and so much more just from the palm of your hand – it’s now more important than ever to develop truly authentic and meaningful content for our audiences.

Joined by leading entertainment agency CAA and Overheard, “the insta-voice of our biggest cities,” this session will explore how brands and talent can create a truly effective partnership to deliver authentic content that goes well beyond understanding your target audience on paper. Would you even watch what you’re trying to sell?

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to keep it real and create authentic content that aligns with and engages your audience
  • Tone of voice as a filter: Understanding the essence of how you’re talking about your brand
  • How to ensure strategic alignment with talent/influencers that are right for your audience – not just on paper
  • Discerning how to determine what brands to partner with based on your personal brand and why
  • Going beyond social – new and emerging media to consider
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Content
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 3:10 PM 3:35 PM

The Rise of Stories

Hosted by Facebook

Stage 1

Talk / Future of Platforms

Travis Tan

Travis Tan

Business Marketing Manager, North America, Instagram

 


Travis Tan

Travis Tan

Business Marketing Manager, North America, Instagram

The Rise of Stories

Hosted by Facebook

Instagram Stories has become a popular way to share, and its unique environment presents an opportunity to reinvent the way you deliver your brand’s message. Travis Tan, Dive deeper into the role stories serve for people and the reasons why creativity is crucial on this evolving format.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Future of Platforms
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
wednesday 3:30 PM 4:15 PM

[ACADEMY B2] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

Lindsay Mauch is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of LTM Digital, a social media and digital marketing agency focused on specialty food and beverage, sports, fitness, and wellness clients. Lindsay has more than 15 years of online experience handling digital marketing strategy, product development and social media, and has worked for top brands such as MySpace, JustFab, and Transworld Media. She is the Chapter President of Social Media Club Los Angeles and a member of the prestigious Forbes Agency Council. In her free time enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and maintaining her health and fitness blog, FitandAwesome.com.


Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

[ACADEMY B2] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

With more than 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram continues to dominate the social media landscape – with good reason. This visually appealing platform is here to stay and a top-recommended marketing channel for brands and businesses (nearly 80% of Instagram users follow at least one business!).

In this session, you’ll learn proven tips and tricks for building your brand’s audience on Instagram, from identifying your content pillars, creating an editorial calendar, and leveraging insights and data proactively to grow your business. This will include:

  • Building a solid strategy by determining your brand’s content pillars
  • Social media calendaring: Create and maintain a social media editorial calendar that allows you to plan out your feed and in-the-moment content for Instagram Stories
  • Decoding insights: Learn the benefits of an Instagram business profile and how to leverage data and insights
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Data Decision Making
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 3:45 PM 4:10 PM

Engaging Key Influential Voices

Hosted by Edelman

Stage 2

Talk / The Influencer Equation

Sybil Grieb

Sybil Grieb

U.S. Head of Influencer Marketing, Edelman

Drawing on over 14 years of experience as a digital media executive, Sybil serves as US Head of Influencer Strategy and Programming at Edelman. She oversees all US influencer teams, creating top quality integrated influencer programs for clients, leveraging all tiers of talent from micro to top-tier creators, and has built collaborations across teams to amplify influencer content across owned, earned and paid media.

Prior to joining Edelman, Sybil was Head of Digital Influencer and Brand Integrations at William Morris Endeavor, creating custom campaigns for brands and agencies across social media.

Sybil launched her digital career at Affinity Media (now Tencent) from 2005-2010 where she built and ran both the Ad Sales and Ad Operations teams, dramatically increasing advertising revenue globally. She was Head of Ad Sales and Ad Operations at OTTER Media’s Crunchyroll Network which included huge gaming networks SoloMid and MobaFire, as well as top eSports teams Team SoloMid and Cloud9.

Her clients have included Samsung, Starbucks, Barilla, Kellogg’s, Activision Blizzard, NBC, Lionsgate, Dell, Square Enix, Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, Nickelodeon, and many more.


Sybil Grieb

Sybil Grieb

U.S. Head of Influencer Marketing, Edelman

Engaging Key Influential Voices

Hosted by Edelman

More and more consumers expect brands to take a stance on social issues. Meanwhile, trust in influencers is significantly higher than trust in brands themselves, making influencer partnerships a crucial piece of communicating your brand’s messaging. But in the era of fake news and savvy (if not cynical audiences), it is more important than ever before to ensure your influencer partners have the credibility to speak on behalf of your brand, that the partnerships are authentic, and that their voices will resonate with your target audience. In this session we will dive into how to build influencer partnerships that are both creative and strategic and will deliver on your messaging and campaign goals.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Authentic Advocacy: How to determine when and what to speak out on as a brand
  • Defining Influence: The four pillars that make someone influential and able to deliver your message and drive ROI for your brand
  • Setting Strategy: How to leverage your brand’s story and target audiences to guide your influencer strategy and identification
  • Vetting Talent: Of all the voices out there, how do you determine who is best for this piece of your specific campaign?
  • Authentic Collaborations: How to set influencer partnerships up for success
  • Amplifying Success: Know what metrics matter, how to set KPI goals from the beginning, and build on your results
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Driving Conversions
  • Social Media and Society
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 3:45 PM 4:10 PM

Sponsored

The Content Race Heats Up: How UGC is Shifting the Agency Model

Hosted by Social Native

Stage 1

Talk / Social Content

David Shadpour

David Shadpour

CEO & Co-Founder, Social Native

David Shadpour is a dynamic entrepreneur who runs Social Native, one of the fastest growing tech startups in Los Angeles. Considered the “Uber for content,” Social Native’s marketplace is made up over 100 Fortune 500 brands and 100,000 high-quality content creators. As Founder & CEO, David has built a world-class executive team including Eytan Elbaz (co-founder, AdSense, $100M acq by Google) and Jeff Ragovin (co-founder, Buddy Media, $800M acq by Salesforce), and secured funding led by SoftBank Capital, with the goal of building the largest creative engine on the planet.


David Shadpour

David Shadpour

CEO & Co-Founder, Social Native

The Content Race Heats Up: How UGC is Shifting the Agency Model

Hosted by Social Native

The digital era has brought power to the people, making it so that everyone with a cell phone is capable of generating high quality creative. This democratization of content is challenging advertisers to shift their models to create quality content more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. As traditional agencies struggle to keep pace, leading brands are capitalizing on the power of UGC to reimagine their content creation and distribution strategies.

Attend this session to learn:

  • Why UGC is key to creating content at scale, without increasing costs
  • Best practices when working with directly with consumers for content
  • How 3 brands are leveraging UGC and the results they’re achieving
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Social Content
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Manage campaigns on a limited budget
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 4:10 PM 4:40 PM

Networking Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Main Lobby & Courtyard

Time for a break! Come join us each day for some coffee and tea and get refreshed for the rest of the day ahead. Take this short time out from sessions to network with fellow attendees and/or demo the latest products from our exhibitors.

wednesday 4:40 PM 5:05 PM

Fueling the (Digital) Fender Player Journey

Hosted by Fender

Stage 1

Talk / Evolution of Storytelling

Evan Jones

Evan Jones

Chief Marketing Officer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Evan Jones brings over 20 years of experience and leadership as Chief Marketing Officer to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading guitar and musical instruments manufacturer transforming music history since 1946. In this role, Jones assumes leadership responsibility for FMIC’s global marketing strategy and initiatives, and is responsible for driving the evolution of marketing capabilities to deliver deep emotional affiliation and consumer engagement amongst all of the FMIC brands and channels.

Throughout his career he has been recognized for his specialization in building consumer brands and driving growth at a number of global companies in the sports, lifestyle and entertainment industries. Prior to joining FMIC, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at New Era Cap, the world’s #1 sports and lifestyle headwear brand with over 400 licenses including NFL, MLB and NBA. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at BillMyParents.com, Activision/Blizzard and DC Shoes/Quiksilver. Named the 2011 “Prepaid Card of the Year for the Youth/Student Segment”, Jones guided BillMyParents.com to educate teens on developing smarter spending habits. At Activision/Blizzard, he experienced his first entry into the gaming industry, leading the global marketing efforts for the Guitar Hero business unit, focusing on new and existing releases, digital online content and e- commerce across all gaming platforms. During his time at DC Shoes/Quiksilver, Jones led the global and regional marketing divisions to position and grow the brand across all categories including skateboarding, snowboarding, surfboarding, BMX, motocross, rally and lifestyle.

He began his career at Nike, where over the course of his 12 years at the company held a variety of leadership positions within the Nike Europe and Nike US marketing and sales organizations, including leading the category marketing efforts for Nike Basketball in the US Region from 2004 – 2007.

Evan has always had a lifelong passion for both music and sports. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he played two years of pro basketball in Germany and Hungary. More importantly, he purchased his first Fender Stratocaster® guitar in 1995 and has been playing, writing and recording music ever since. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Kirsten and their three children.


Evan Jones

Evan Jones

Chief Marketing Officer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fueling the (Digital) Fender Player Journey

Hosted by Fender

With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre. The company is not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon with a mission to serve players at every stage of their musical journey.

Join Fender CMO Evan Jones as he documents the brand’s digital journey and ongoing pursuit to create a connected ecosystem of players.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to foster a community among your customers
  • Examples of moving traditional marketing to digital and adapting to the changing landscape
  • How to leverage social media to drive growth
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 4:40 PM - 5:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Social Media and Society
  • Social Content
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Future proof my strategy for next generation consumers
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
wednesday 4:40 PM 5:05 PM

4 Reasons Why Creative Direct Response is the Future of Digital Marketing

Hosted by MuteSix

Stage 2

Talk / Data Decision Making

Mike Maggio

Mike Maggio

VP of Business Development, MuteSix

 


Mike Maggio

Mike Maggio

VP of Business Development, MuteSix

4 Reasons Why Creative Direct Response is the Future of Digital Marketing

Hosted by MuteSix

With competition at an all-time high, brands are constantly looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Brands expect more for less from their agency partners, and have shown that they are willing to get creative to achieve lasting results. Enter the era of data-driven creative. Marketers have turned to creative as a way to drive ROI on ad spend, as solely targeting audiences has become a thing of the past. You will leave “4 Reasons Why Creative Direct Response is the Future of Digital Marketing” with a firm understanding of how the intersection of video and data will be the main driver of brand growth in 2019 and beyond. Come hear about how MuteSix’s VP of Business Development, Mike Maggio, can help your digital brand drive sales and scale by implementing data-driven creative direct response to your marketing stack. The actionable advice you will hear can immediately be put to use with clients and prospects to attract your target audiences and convert them to new customers, offering unlimited growth for your brand.

  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 4:40 PM - 5:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Content
  • Gain new customers and reduce cost of acquisition
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 4:45 PM 5:30 PM

[ACADEMY B3] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

Lindsay Mauch is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of LTM Digital, a social media and digital marketing agency focused on specialty food and beverage, sports, fitness, and wellness clients. Lindsay has more than 15 years of online experience handling digital marketing strategy, product development and social media, and has worked for top brands such as MySpace, JustFab, and Transworld Media. She is the Chapter President of Social Media Club Los Angeles and a member of the prestigious Forbes Agency Council. In her free time enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and maintaining her health and fitness blog, FitandAwesome.com.


Lindsay Mauch

Lindsay Mauch

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, LTM Digital

[ACADEMY B3] Instagram for Brands and Businesses: Determining Content Pillars, Calendaring, and Leveraging Insights

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

With more than 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram continues to dominate the social media landscape – with good reason. This visually appealing platform is here to stay and a top-recommended marketing channel for brands and businesses (nearly 80% of Instagram users follow at least one business!).

In this session, you’ll learn proven tips and tricks for building your brand’s audience on Instagram, from identifying your content pillars, creating an editorial calendar, and leveraging insights and data proactively to grow your business. This will include:

  • Building a solid strategy by determining your brand’s content pillars
  • Social media calendaring: Create and maintain a social media editorial calendar that allows you to plan out your feed and in-the-moment content for Instagram Stories
  • Decoding insights: Learn the benefits of an Instagram business profile and how to leverage data and insights
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Data Decision Making
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 5:15 PM 5:55 PM

Scrappy Not Crappy: How to Create Content for All Your Channels on a Budget

Hosted by Grubhub

Stage 1

/ Social Content

Mallorie Rosenbluth

Mallorie Rosenbluth

Director of Social Media and Content Strategy, Grubhub

Mallorie Rosenbluth is the Director of Social Media and Content Strategy at Grubhub. With over a decade of in-house and agency experience, Mallorie now leads a team responsible for the social media, influencer, and brand content efforts of Grubhub and its NYC-centric brand, Seamless. Prior to joining Grubhub, Mallorie worked for Wegman’s Food Markets and then transitioned to Likeable Media where she held a variety of roles over her 5+ year tenure, including Senior Vice President of Client Services. In 2015, Mallorie made the move back brand-side as Baked by Melissa’s Brand Director before joining Grubhub. Mallorie has spoken at dozens of social media and marketing conferences around the country, was a 2011 recipient of the Social Media Society’s Social Media Star Award and was named a 2014 Rising Social Media Star by Schaefer Marketing Solutions. She co-authored 2015’s 2nd edition of the New York Time’s bestseller Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Amazing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and More.

Mallorie’s skill set lies at the intersection of art and science, and in the ability to craft stories that bring brands to life and drive tangible business results. She believes brands that tell stories and foster 1:1 communication with their consumers can change the world.


Mallorie Rosenbluth

Mallorie Rosenbluth

Director of Social Media and Content Strategy, Grubhub

Scrappy Not Crappy: How to Create Content for All Your Channels on a Budget

Hosted by Grubhub

The session will explore – and debunk – the myths that creating content social and other owned channels needs to be expensive and complicated. Hear from Mallorie Rosenbluth, Director of Social Media and Content Strategy for Grubhub, on how to create and scale content to reach and engage your target audience where they are.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to set up your team to ensure content coverage on all channels
  • Utilizing influencers to build your content library
  • Activating the content hub and spoke model
  • How to focus on quality of content vs. quantity of content
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 5:15 PM - 5:55 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Data Decision Making
  • Driving Conversions
  • Social Content
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Manage campaigns on a limited budget
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
wednesday 5:15 PM 5:55 PM

What is Camera Marketing?

Hosted by R/GA

Stage 2

Talk / Future Tech

Christine Song

Christine Song

Senior Connections Planner, R/GA

Christine is a Senior Connections Planner at R/GA Los Angeles, providing strategic guidance in the intersection between media and creative. She focuses on connecting brands with consumers via innovative ways across a full spectrum of media channels and technologies.

Christine has always been a strong advocate in immersive technology, helping to not only bring immersive platforms to clients at R/GA but also helped to launch the in-house VR offering at Horizon Media.

Allison Wood

Allison Wood

CEO, Camera IQ

Allison has been creating new realities since she started her dual MFA in Interior Design and Digital Interactive Art at Pratt Institute. Exploring the intersection between design, architecture and human interaction, Allison became interested in how technology could bridge our online and offline worlds.

In 2016, Allison founded Camera IQ on the thesis that the camera is no longer just the camera. Camera IQ helps brands build new interactive experiences that captivate audiences. Since inception, they have worked with major brands and are in partnership talks with major platforms.


Christine Song

Christine Song

Senior Connections Planner, R/GA

Allison Wood

Allison Wood

CEO, Camera IQ

What is Camera Marketing?

Hosted by R/GA

VR and AR are expected to grow to $162B in 2020, with AR leading the growth. But while many brands are deploying AR experiences, many still treat AR as a one-off in relation to their overall marketing. R/GA and Camera IQ, a start-up that helps brands create and deploy AR experiences at scale, will discuss how to make Camera Marketing the hero of connected brand marketing efforts.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Which formats are best for your brand’s campaign
  • Best practices on how to use AR and camera marketing properly
  • How to prepare for the next generation of consumers
  • wednesday June 12, 2019
  • 5:15 PM - 5:55 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Future Tech
  • Future of Brands
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
  • Future proof my strategy for next generation consumers
wednesday 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

PREMIUM PASS ONLY: Networking Cocktails

Hosted by Social Media Week

Premium Lounge

Join us at the end of the day for cocktails in our Premium Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Premium Passholders only.

wednesday 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

#SMWLA Official Opening Party, hosted by ELA Advertising

Hosted by ELA Creative

Main Lobby & Courtyard

Logos

Celebrating SMW Los Angeles’ 10th anniversary and 2019‘s theme “STORIES,” the Official Opening Party will bring together attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners and specially invited guests at The Broad Stage. Come experience The Spirit of One.

After an inspiring first day, take a load off and grab a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine with fellow attendees. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres by Citron Catering and wrap up your first day with excellent company! The event is open to all Standard, Premium and U25 passholders. Each passholder is allowed to bring +1 guest and must RSVP (Check Attendee Guide for more information). Must be 21+ to attend.

thursday 9:15 AM 9:55 AM

Getting 2020 on Politics and Brands

Hosted by Reach Agency

Stage 2

Panel / Social Media and Society

Gabe Gordon

Gabe Gordon

Managing Partner, Reach Agency

Gabe Gordon is co-founder of Reach Agency, a new type of agency dedicated to propelling digital media forward through creative thinking, outstanding content and innovative approaches to distribution for brands. Named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year and Best Entrepreneurial Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine, Reach counts Google, Amazon, Nestle, Marriott and AB-InBev amongst its clients. Prior to forming Reach, Gabe worked at PepsiCo and Endeavor Entertainment.

Victor Nguyen-Long

Victor Nguyen-Long

Creative Strategist, Advisory Board Member, Civic Responsibility Project

Victor Nguyen-Long is a freelance Creative Strategist working at the intersection of pop culture, politics, and civic engagement. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Civic Responsibility Project. He previously led Experience Innovation at Audi of America, digital and social media marketing for Nike Sportswear, and collegiate marketing for Red Bull. When not consulting for brands like YouTube, Nike, and Converse, he is contributing his two decades of brand marketing experience to inspiring a new era of American civic engagement through creativity and culture.

Sarah Ullman

Sarah Ullman

Co-Founder, One Vote at a Time

She is the co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a grassroots PAC that produces and donates compelling political campaign ads for progressive candidates without the means to make their own. Sarah started the all-female organization after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 with the goal to make free-of-charge ads for candidates who believe in gun safety. In 2017 they made over 30 ads for 19 candidates in Virginia working with 10 out of the 15 Virginia Democrats who flipped seats from red to blue in a “blue wave” election – including the first transgender elected official and first openly lesbian elected official in the state’s history.

Anjelica Triola

Anjelica Triola

Business Strategist, Wethos

Anjelica is a Business Strategist at Wethos, building curated teams for mission-driven companies, candidates, and advocacy campaigns. She’s spent the past 12 years developing innovative digital content and consumer experiences for Facebook, Adidas, HP, and more. In 2018, she served as Chief Strategy and Creative Officer for a Congressional campaign in NYC. Now, she’s focused on helping brands navigate an increasingly political landscape, and teaching political campaigns how to engage new voters by behaving more like the world’s best brands.


Gabe Gordon

Gabe Gordon

Managing Partner, Reach Agency

Victor Nguyen-Long

Victor Nguyen-Long

Creative Strategist, Advisory Board Member, Civic Responsibility Project

Sarah Ullman

Sarah Ullman

Co-Founder, One Vote at a Time

Anjelica Triola

Anjelica Triola

Business Strategist, Wethos

Getting 2020 on Politics and Brands

Hosted by Reach Agency

Social media has forever changed politics and civic engagement. And while social media is a key venue for political debate, civic engagement and change for our country, is it a place for brands? The best, most successful brands such as Nike and Patagonia have chosen to take a bold stance and engage. With the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election on the horizon, hear from the people behind the Women’s March, March for Our Lives and One Vote at a Time about how the stories brands tell, and share on social media have the potential to shape our future.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to use social media to drive change
  • Case studies where brands successfully use social to take a stance
  • How to tactfully use social media to voice an opinion
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Panel
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 9:15 AM 9:55 AM

Swipe Up for Sales: The Role of Influencers in the Purchase Funnel

Hosted by Sundae

Stage 1

Panel / Driving Conversions

Jeremiah Rosen

Jeremiah Rosen

CEO, Sundae

Jeremiah is the CEO of Sundae, the performance-driven influencer marketing agency borne out of famous creative agency 72andSunny. Since joining Sundae in 2018, Jeremiah has applied a ground-breaking, performance-based approach to the influencer space that’s moving the needle for brands, including Allstate, Circle K, General Mills and LG.

From 2006 to 2016, Jeremiah was the President of Campfire, the highly-awarded transmedia storytelling, digital innovation, and branded content agency founded by the makers of The Blair Witch Project and twice-named “Small Agency of the Year.” Under Jeremiah’s leadership, Campfire deployed transformational marketing programs that created meaningful results for clients, including Diageo, Harley-Davidson, HBO, Infiniti, Showtime, Snapple, Verizon and Warner Bros. In 2014, he led the sale of the agency to SapientNitro (now Publicis.Sapient).

A renowned marketing industry expert, Jeremiah has been published and quoted in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Digiday, Adweek, PSFK, Mashable and Mediapost. Jeremiah has a J.D. from Syracuse College of Law, an M.A. in Advertising from the Newhouse School of Communications at SU, and a B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis

Partner & CEO, 72andSunny

Matt Jarvis, Chief Executive Officer and Partner of 72andSunny, has helped 72andSunny grow from a 30-person shop to a global creative agency and continues to shape its business in today’s culture. Matt’s guidance and entrepreneurial drive helps 72andSunny create work that impacts culture and improves business for our brand partners. Outside the office, Matt is a strategic consultant for the Surfrider Foundation, the founder of Electric Futsal and a rabid advocate for soccer in the United States. He lives in Venice, California with his wife and two kids and surfs as much as possible.

Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner

Affiliate + Partnerships Marketing Manager, HP

Austin is the Affiliate + Digital Partnerships Marketing Manager for HP’s online store. Based out of sunny San Diego, Austin has worked on campaigns with a number of content publishers including Digital Trends, RewardStyle, CNET, Buzzfeed, and more. A Baltimore native, Austin graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H Smith School of Business marketing program in 2016. Capitalizing on one of his passions, sneakers, Austin started his career working as a social media manager for Kicksdeals.com, after which he landed a job at an affiliate agency called Awin. Austin worked on the HP account agency-side before moving direct and winning multiple awards including Advertiser of the Year at ThinkTank and Best Managed Affiliate Program at the 2018 IPMA’s.

Katy DeGroot

Katy DeGroot

Beauty Expert, Influencer

Katy DeGroot is recognized as one of social media’s top Makeup Experts, Beauty Gurus and Fashionistas. Hard to believe that just five years ago, she was working as an executive team leader at Target. Along with her incredible talent and creative eye as a makeup artist, Katy has since amassed a loyal social media following of over 4 million with her magnetic, down-to-earth personality, and fun-loving humor. Katy’s mass appeal has lead to partnerships with brands including Maybelline, Nordstrom, Lancome, and Kiehl’s. She is a regular on E’s Countdown to the Red Carpet as a makeup guru for the Oscars and the Emmy’s. Katy is married to her husband Jon and has three dogs named Turbo, Zoey, and Mikey.


Jeremiah Rosen

Jeremiah Rosen

CEO, Sundae

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis

Partner & CEO, 72andSunny

Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner

Affiliate + Partnerships Marketing Manager, HP

Katy DeGroot

Katy DeGroot

Beauty Expert, Influencer

Swipe Up for Sales: The Role of Influencers in the Purchase Funnel

Hosted by Sundae

Although influencer marketing started as mainly an awareness vehicle, newer social media features such as Instagram’s “Swipe Up” and Pinterest’s “Shop the Look” pins have enabled influencer campaigns to also drive product sales in a measurable way. So, what role do influencers play in the purchase funnel now? And how can brands best work with them to drive sales, without taking away from the authentic appeal that drew audiences to these influencers in the first place? What role do social media platforms and retail technology partners, such as rewardStyle and LikeToKnowIt, play in the path from awareness to conversion?

In this panel discussion, attendees will get to hear from a dynamic mix of influencers and brands, who will share their informed perspectives based on their experiences driving sales with influencer campaigns. They will share examples of successful campaigns, and practical advice based on lessons learned from which approaches and tactics worked… and which did not.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Panel
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Driving Conversions
  • Social Content
  • Manage campaigns on a limited budget
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
thursday 9:30 AM 10:15 AM

[ACADEMY C1] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

Sarah Boyd is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Creative Entrepreneur with more than 13 years of success in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. Leveraging extensive experience using her passion to launch and drive startups using high-end relationships to help strengthen the digital marketing message, Sarah is a valuable asset for startup and established companies seeking expert assistance with growth, talent acquisition and retention, using digital space to grow, or attaching celebrities and other high-level connections. Her key areas of expertise include consumer influence, deliverables, digital media, social media marketing, starting from ground zero, public relations, and marketing. She has the ability to recognize an opportunity when she sees it. She also knows how to connect the dots.

Sarah is President & Founder of Simply Inc., launched in 2009 as an agency specializing in Events and Brand Collaborations. Simply provides direct access to REACH, ENGAGE and INTERACT with ages 21-40 female consumers – one of the most influential generations that is leading buying power, defining purchase habits, and creating new spending preferences.

In 2014, Sarah created the most recent branch of SIMPLY – Simply Digital Network to assist celebrity bloggers navigate the digital space and monetize their blogs.

In 2017, Sarah negotiated the acquisition of Simply by Nylon, and it is now a division of Nylon Media. Sarah is the President of West Coast Operations for Nylon, Socialyte, and SIMPLY.


Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

[ACADEMY C1] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

It’s seemingly becoming harder and harder to gain followers on Instagram, find new audiences and create conversation with so much noise. How do you stand out and become discoverable? You’ve come to the right place. By attending this session, you’ll walk away with valuable information such as:

  • How to find your brand’s voice
  • How to use stories to become discoverable through the use of hashtags and geotags
  • Best practices to reuse user-generated content (UGC)
  • Helpful apps and tips for engaging and beautiful content
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 10:05 AM 10:30 AM

The Future of Facebook Ads: 12 Trends to Look Out for in 2020

Hosted by Status Labs

Stage 2

Talk / Paid Media Models

Jesse Boskoff

Jesse Boskoff

Co-Founder & COO, Status Labs

As the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Status Labs, Jesse Boskoff oversees all of Status Labs’ digital reputation strategy and campaign operations. Boskoff is also the Co-Founder of Status Labs’ sister company, Blue Land Partners – the tactical direct response advertising agency where he manages digital advertising spend for some of the largest consumer brands in the nation. In 2018 alone, Boskoff and his team successfully managed over $50 million in Facebook advertising spend. Previously, he served as Director of Marketing at FanDuel, where his direct response advertising strategies received unsolicited praise in publications like Psychology Today and more.


Jesse Boskoff

Jesse Boskoff

Co-Founder & COO, Status Labs

The Future of Facebook Ads: 12 Trends to Look Out for in 2020

Hosted by Status Labs

One of the biggest challenges about Facebook compared to other digital advertising platforms is that it is always changing. While Facebook’s platform represents a tremendous opportunity for advertisers, it can also be difficult to keep up with, leaving many struggling to keep up with best practices. In this session, digital marketing expert Jesse Boskoff will discuss important Facebook trends and what to expect moving into 2020.

This session will include specific examples of timely strategies that have helped his clients’ Facebook ad campaigns reach new heights in the face of rising CPMs and other major changes to Facebook’s algorithm. Boskoff will highlight 12 ongoing Facebook trends and how to utilize each of these to your advantage. Topics include new Facebook ad features, additional placements, anticipated algorithm changes, and more.

In 2018 alone, Jesse Boskoff and our digital advertising team directly managed over $50 million in Facebook advertising spend for some of the largest consumer brands in the nation.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Future Tech
  • Paid Media Models
  • Future of Platforms
  • Invest in the right marketing technology products
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 10:05 AM 10:30 AM

Listening For A Change: Reddit’s Community-Based Approach To Brand Strategy

Hosted by Reddit

Stage 1

Talk / Future of Platforms

Will Cady

Will Cady

Head of Brand Strategy, Reddit

Will Cady has made a career of looking for unexpected brilliance in overlooked subcultures. A path from zen monasteries through touring rock bands into digital media brought him to his current role as Head Of Brand Strategy at Reddit, overseeing a team built to find homes for brands amidst Reddit’s vast ecosystem of every online community imaginable.

Prior to taking on the Head Of Brand Strategy role, Will launched, hired, and managed Reddit’s Los Angeles brand partnerships office; tapping his years of experience architecting revenue-driving programs that connect brands with fast-growing pockets of music, art, and experience just as they reach their tipping points. Will is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and recipient of an Emmy Ward (Local NATAS) for Best Musical Composition/Arrangement. Will’s writing has been published in SPIN, Performer, and Death & Taxes. At Reddit, Will has created & executed programs with a host of Fortune Global 100 brands including Amazon, Toyota, Sony, T-Mobile, and many, many others.


Will Cady

Will Cady

Head of Brand Strategy, Reddit

Listening For A Change: Reddit’s Community-Based Approach To Brand Strategy

Hosted by Reddit

What good is a story if nobody is listening? This session will spotlight how Reddit’s admins have learned from the platform’s hubs for genuine conversation, where vulnerability and dialogue power remarkable transformations each and every day. We will begin with a study of unique subreddits for civil discourse like r/ChangeMyView or honest self-reflection like r/AmITheAsshole and explore how their culture has informed Reddit’s transparent approach to communicating with its own users – and it turn how this has become the playbook for Reddit’s Brand Strategy team.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Which Social Listening tools to use for Reddit
  • How to derive insights from Reddit’s unique conversations
  • Best Practices for engaging with Reddit users & communities
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 10:30 AM 11:15 AM

[ACADEMY C2] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

Sarah Boyd is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Creative Entrepreneur with more than 13 years of success in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. Leveraging extensive experience using her passion to launch and drive startups using high-end relationships to help strengthen the digital marketing message, Sarah is a valuable asset for startup and established companies seeking expert assistance with growth, talent acquisition and retention, using digital space to grow, or attaching celebrities and other high-level connections. Her key areas of expertise include consumer influence, deliverables, digital media, social media marketing, starting from ground zero, public relations, and marketing. She has the ability to recognize an opportunity when she sees it. She also knows how to connect the dots.

Sarah is President & Founder of Simply Inc., launched in 2009 as an agency specializing in Events and Brand Collaborations. Simply provides direct access to REACH, ENGAGE and INTERACT with ages 21-40 female consumers – one of the most influential generations that is leading buying power, defining purchase habits, and creating new spending preferences.

In 2014, Sarah created the most recent branch of SIMPLY – Simply Digital Network to assist celebrity bloggers navigate the digital space and monetize their blogs.

In 2017, Sarah negotiated the acquisition of Simply by Nylon, and it is now a division of Nylon Media. Sarah is the President of West Coast Operations for Nylon, Socialyte, and SIMPLY.


Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

[ACADEMY C2] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

It’s seemingly becoming harder and harder to gain followers on Instagram, find new audiences and create conversation with so much noise. How do you stand out and become discoverable? You’ve come to the right place. By attending this session, you’ll walk away with valuable information such as:

  • How to find your brand’s voice
  • How to use stories to become discoverable through the use of hashtags and geotags
  • Best practices to reuse user-generated content (UGC)
  • Helpful apps and tips for engaging and beautiful content
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 10:40 AM 11:05 AM

Sponsored

Picture Perfect: How Stories, Brands, and Experiences Help Fuel our Identity, form Connections and Develop Memories

Hosted by Viacom Ad Solutions

Stage 1

Panel / Evolution of Storytelling

Maya Peterson

Maya Peterson

Director, Culture & Creative Insights, Viacom Velocity

Maya Peterson is Director of Creative Strategy in the Culture and Creative Insights Group at Velocity, Viacom’s branded content studio. In this role, Peterson and the team develop insights on cultural trends – and fans’ relationships to them – to help shape digital, social and linear content for Viacom’s advertising partners. Peterson is the supervising producer of The Culture of Proximity, the first in a series of original documentaries from Velocity that explores the impact of the convergence of brands, celebrities, fans and mass media on pop culture.

Previously, Peterson served as Director of Project Leadership at Scratch, a specialized team of cultural and strategy experts that has since become Velocity’s Creative Strategy group. While at Scratch, Peterson translated consumer insights into innovative brand-building strategies and creative projects for internal initiatives as well as for external clients across a wide range of industries, including Bacardi, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Everytown For Gun Safety and Hillary for America.

Peterson holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, where she was a Fellowship Recipient of both the Forte Foundation + The Consortium. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College.

Gabrielle Richmond

Gabrielle Richmond

Director of Programming and Partnerships, Shopify

Gabrielle Richmond has done experiential marketing, production and programming for 10+ years. From fashion week runway production to Mr. Porter, TopShop and Refinery29, Gabrielle has touched experiential around the world. Currently in the tech world, she is Director of programming and partnerships for Shopify at the first ever brick and mortar Shopify space in downtown Los Angeles. Her toddler Jaxon Rose is her best assistant and intern.

Boye Fajinmi

Boye Fajinmi

Co-Founder & President, The Future Party

Boye has had over a decade’s worth of entertainment experience at places like WME | IMG and Paramount Pictures. Currently, Boye oversees operations for The Future Party and influencer marketing, culture strategy and media for NVE Experience Agency, working with many of today’s Fortune 500 brands as well as thousands of millennial leaders in culture.


Maya Peterson

Maya Peterson

Director, Culture & Creative Insights, Viacom Velocity

Gabrielle Richmond

Gabrielle Richmond

Director of Programming and Partnerships, Shopify

Boye Fajinmi

Boye Fajinmi

Co-Founder & President, The Future Party

Picture Perfect: How Stories, Brands, and Experiences Help Fuel our Identity, form Connections and Develop Memories

Hosted by Viacom Ad Solutions

Experiences are the things that we do, the activities and live events that we share and … are good social media content. When we are all storytellers posting the best part of our lives – how does your brand become a milestone in the life story of your audience? In this session we will share how much social media has fundamentally changed the nature of experiences by fueling our identity projection, rewiring our connections, and augmenting our memories.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Panel
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 11:05 AM 11:35 AM

Networking Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Main Lobby & Courtyard

Time for a break! Come join us each day for some coffee and tea and get refreshed for the rest of the day ahead. Take this short time out from sessions to network with fellow attendees and/or demo the latest products from our exhibitors.

thursday 11:35 AM 12:15 PM

Sponsored

Influencers’ Advice for Marketers

Hosted by Julius

Stage 2

Panel / The Influencer Equation

Karin Swanson

Karin Swanson

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Julius

Karin is a SaaS professional with experience in business development, sales, and partnerships. After 5 years of on-boarding enterprise partners, she expanded the business development practice at Julius, engaging with social platforms and other strategic partners within the influencer marketing industry. Karin, a native of the Bay Area, graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Film.

Tyler Grove

Tyler Grove

Founder, Flocke hq, We Traveled Where

Tyler Grove, is the founder and CEO of We Traveled Where, a company that started as a personal blog and has now grown into an international resource for travel, a podcast, and YouTube channel.

Tyler is also the co-founder of Flocke hq, a digital marketing consultancy dedicated to influencer growth through strategic brand partnerships, social strategy and innovative campaigns.

Tyler has worked for some of the industry’s top brands, working in social media and influencer marketing for Red Bull, The Ryan Sheckler Foundation, Lorna Jane, Coola Suncare, The Getty, SiO Beauty, and n:Philanthropy.

Over the course of her career, Tyler has worked in public relations, content marketing, and business strategy, even recieving a masters degree in Media Ventures from Boston University.

Matthew Nadu

Matthew Nadu

Actor, Producer, Host

As a former NBC sports columnist covering the games’ biggest stages, turned actor, producer and CBS/CW host, Nadu migrated west from Philadelphia to his new home on a 34′ sailboat in Los Angeles. He chose to avoid the most traditional path refusing to forget that the entire world is waiting for our exploration. He is a constant yes to the adventures of life flying in engine-less planes, scaling the granite face of Yosemite’s Half-Dome and spear fishing in SoCal’s dark clouded waters. Internationally it’s anyones guess if he’s surfing the waves of Costa Rica, island hopping in the Philippines, fish head eating in Japan, cenote diving in Mexico, or backpacking across the southern coast of Iceland- Matthew has made it his mission to wander the world and document the adventures for all to experience. Whether it’s creating documentaries, music videos, or creative content for brands- it’s nearly impossible for him to settle down in one place. For his travels he was inducted as the youngest member of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles, in which he now sits on the board setting up future expeditions. As an advocate of an overall healthy lifestyle he is carving a life path by pushing himself emotionally through men’s group work with Evryman and physically through their various wilderness adventures. All the while, he does his best to keep a well groomed beard which may be his toughest endeavor of all.

Timothy DeLaGhetto

Timothy DeLaGhetto

Comedian, Actor, TV Host

Timothy DeLaGhetto is a Thai American comedian and rapper who is known for his outlandish sketch comedy and witty raps. With over 4 million Youtube subscribers and over 750 million video views, he has made his presence known online and also on the small screen. He just wrapped his 7th season as a starring cast member on Nick Cannon’s hiphop improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out on MTV, while also appearing on shows like Guy Code and Joking Off. He currently is the host of Thrillist’s travel food show Send Foodz and MTV’s Basic to Bougie while continuing to crank out content both online and off.


Karin Swanson

Karin Swanson

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Julius

Tyler Grove

Tyler Grove

Founder, Flocke hq, We Traveled Where

Matthew Nadu

Matthew Nadu

Actor, Producer, Host

Timothy DeLaGhetto

Timothy DeLaGhetto

Comedian, Actor, TV Host

Influencers’ Advice for Marketers

Hosted by Julius

With unparalleled storytelling potential, influencer marketing has become one of the most sought after marketing channels, but as the field matures it’s important to take a minute to understand what the influencers prioritize. What do they want from their marketing partners? What are their preferences and long-term goals? How can advertisers walk a mile in their shoes to build better relationships?

In this session, Julius’ Karin Swanson is joined by a panel of influencers to discuss how marketers can better understand the influencer perspective and the nuances of being on the other side of the branded partnership.

Attend this session and learn:

  • What the influencers care about from a storytelling and partnership perspective
  • The personal and professional motivations for influencers on social media
  • Best practices for engaging influencers in relation to compensation, communication, and the creative process
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Panel
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Work with influencers and influencer campaigns
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 11:35 AM 12:15 PM

Marketing with Eaze: How to Overcome Challenges in a Highly Regulated Industry

Hosted by Social Media Week

Stage 1

Interview / Future of Brands

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Toby is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdcentric Media and Founder and Executive Director of SMW.

In 2009 Toby founded Social Media Week, a leading news platform and worldwide conference that takes place in 20+ countries around the world. SMW’s mission is to curate and share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Prior to Crowdcentric, Daniels was the Managing Director of Online Creative Communications, a London based digital agency which he managed for 7 years.

As a thought leader on a range of topics at the cross-section of media, technology and communications, Toby has been featured extensively in mainstream and trade media, including articles on CNN.com, The NY Times, The Next Web, Huffington Post, BBC, PSFK and Fast Company. He speaks regularly at conferences and has given talks at PdF Latin America in Santiago Chile, Social Media Brazil in São Paulo, PDMA’s Co-Creation Conference, Phoenix, SXSW, Austin and Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2013, The Next Web named Toby as one of New York’s 50 NYC Tech Entrepreneurs You Need to Know About.

In 2014 Toby co-curated the book On! The Future of Now, with the proceeds going towards supporting clean water projects in the developing world.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Toby is also a passionate contributor to a number of non-profit organizations, including CampInteractive, whose mission is to inspire and equip underserved students with the skills in computing, leadership, and professionalism needed to thrive in the Internet economy and beyond.

Sheena Shiravi

Sheena Shiravi

Director of Consumer Communications, Eaze

Sheena Shiravi is the Director of Consumer Communications at Eaze, a cannabis technology platform and marketplace that connects adult consumers to licensed dispensaries and brands via on-demand delivery. Founded in 2014, Eaze software has helped retailers complete nearly four million legal deliveries — and as an early employee, Sheena has been instrumental in growing the brand since its inception. From building the Eaze Insights data and education program, to crafting Eaze’s out-of-home advertising campaign on San Francisco city buses, Sheena’s narrative development work has been key in shaping how consumers and policy makers understand and interact with the cannabis industry.

In her current role, Sheena leads Eaze’s consumer-focused public relations, securing cannabis and CBD coverage in mainstream outlets to normalize cannabis. Sheena helps cannabis brands launch onto the Eaze marketplace, develop their brand entities and speak directly to consumers. Sheena led the 2018 launch of Eaze Wellness, an on-demand shipment service that brings hemp-based CBD products to 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Prior to Eaze, Sheena was a member of the corporate communications team at Alibaba and represented B2C, B2B and enterprise technologies at leading tech public relations agencies. She holds a BA in Political Economies from the University of California, Berkeley.


Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Sheena Shiravi

Sheena Shiravi

Director of Consumer Communications, Eaze

Marketing with Eaze: How to Overcome Challenges in a Highly Regulated Industry

Hosted by Social Media Week

In 2018, first-time cannabis consumers grew by 140% thanks to adult use legalization.

As new buyers continue to enter the scene, Eaze has kept a watchful eye on consumer purchasing and wellness behaviors as part of its mission to enhance education, provide safe access, and drive smart policy decisions.

Join us in a fireside conversation with Director of Consumer Communications, Sheena Shiravi, as we explore the challenges of marketing in a highly regulated industry.

An expert on today’s leading brands and how they are perceived by consumers, Sheena will share her insights around identifying industry partners with great stories, leveraging data to create targeted content, and developing curated events that marry storytelling and brand identity through experiences.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Interview
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 11:45 AM 12:30 PM

[ACADEMY C3] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

Sarah Boyd is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Creative Entrepreneur with more than 13 years of success in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries. Leveraging extensive experience using her passion to launch and drive startups using high-end relationships to help strengthen the digital marketing message, Sarah is a valuable asset for startup and established companies seeking expert assistance with growth, talent acquisition and retention, using digital space to grow, or attaching celebrities and other high-level connections. Her key areas of expertise include consumer influence, deliverables, digital media, social media marketing, starting from ground zero, public relations, and marketing. She has the ability to recognize an opportunity when she sees it. She also knows how to connect the dots.

Sarah is President & Founder of Simply Inc., launched in 2009 as an agency specializing in Events and Brand Collaborations. Simply provides direct access to REACH, ENGAGE and INTERACT with ages 21-40 female consumers – one of the most influential generations that is leading buying power, defining purchase habits, and creating new spending preferences.

In 2014, Sarah created the most recent branch of SIMPLY – Simply Digital Network to assist celebrity bloggers navigate the digital space and monetize their blogs.

In 2017, Sarah negotiated the acquisition of Simply by Nylon, and it is now a division of Nylon Media. Sarah is the President of West Coast Operations for Nylon, Socialyte, and SIMPLY.


Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Founder, SIMPLY

[ACADEMY C3] Finding New Followers, Customers or Fans Using Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

It’s seemingly becoming harder and harder to gain followers on Instagram, find new audiences and create conversation with so much noise. How do you stand out and become discoverable? You’ve come to the right place. By attending this session, you’ll walk away with valuable information such as:

  • How to find your brand’s voice
  • How to use stories to become discoverable through the use of hashtags and geotags
  • Best practices to reuse user-generated content (UGC)
  • Helpful apps and tips for engaging and beautiful content
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 12:25 PM 1:05 PM

Going Out On a Limb: How Much Risk Should You Take in Social in 2019?

Hosted by The Many

Stage 1

Panel / Future of Brands

Maycie Timpone

Maycie Timpone

Executive Director, Video & Social Media, BuzzFeed

Maycie Timpone is the Executive Director of Video and Social Media at BuzzFeed in Los Angeles, where she leads BuzzFeed’s Video and Publishing teams. In her 5 and a half years at BuzzFeed, Maycie previously had oversight of the launch of brand social pages including Tasty, Nifty and Goodful. Prior to BuzzFeed, Maycie was a Web Producer for the television series, “Right This Minute,” after graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Kim Vo

Kim Vo

Sr. Manager, Brand Content Strategy, Walmart

Kim Vo is a storyteller at heart, and a seasoned creative strategist, specializing in large-scale, consumer facing websites, branded content and social campaigns. In her current role as Sr. Manager of Brand Content Strategy for Walmart, Kim is a central point of contact for in-house creative and external creative agency partners. In her previous role in Public Affairs for Chevron Corporation, she was a chief story teller, developing content and communications that protected and promoted the brand’s license to operate around the world.

Grant Knapp

Grant Knapp

Director, Creative Strategy, QDOBA

Grant Knapp is a Creative Director who has spent the last decade collaborating with brands big and small. From helping Citibank win back the hearts, minds, and dollars of New Yorkers post-recession, to building the brand mythology of cult spirit brand Hudson Whiskey, to connecting families through gameplay in Hasbro’s first global, multi-brand 360 campaign, Grant’s work has not only garnered accolades, but helped shape markets and shift sentiment. Whether managing an in-house team, working as a solo freelancer or as part of a creative agency, his work solves business problems with creative solutions. He is currently the Director of Creative Strategy for Qdoba Mexican Eats.

Kristin Busk

Kristin Busk

Director, Social Strategy, The Many

Kristin Busk, known as KB, has over 9 years of experience in social with a focus on music, entertainment and brands. She has worked across all aspects of digital from running social media accounts for the first season of The X Factor USA to executing influencer campaigns for brands such as American Express and Pepsi. Most recently, she has worked on social strategy for clients like FX, Spindrift, Walmart, Chambord, QDOBA and STARZ. KB is awarded from the Shortys, Webbys, American Advertising Awards and Social TV Awards. She has also been published in Ad Age and Ad Forum, along with being selected at a 2019 Judge for the One Show Awards in the Social and Mobile category.


Maycie Timpone

Maycie Timpone

Executive Director, Video & Social Media, BuzzFeed

Kim Vo

Kim Vo

Sr. Manager, Brand Content Strategy, Walmart

Grant Knapp

Grant Knapp

Director, Creative Strategy, QDOBA

Kristin Busk

Kristin Busk

Director, Social Strategy, The Many

Going Out On a Limb: How Much Risk Should You Take in Social in 2019?

Hosted by The Many

It’s 2019, and more than 60% of the people on this planet are connected via social media. Brands have the power to align instantly with consumers and to take a stand on hot-button topics, establish brand loyalty and increase brand love. The question becomes, how much risk should brands take when using social media with tactics like trolling and meme movements on the rise? How much risk it too much? When done right, risk can translate into a competitive edge as marketers seize the opportunity to go head-to-head with their rivals.

Join The Many and a selection of its clients for a conversation about how marketers can identify the right amount of risk-taking in a socially connected world. We will take a glimpse at brands that have earned their titles as master risk-takers, and center around three main points to help marketers identify just how far into the deep end is safe for them:

  • To troll or not to troll? When does trolling become too much trolling? How to avoid crossing the line from fun to offensive.
  • Should you get political? or stay neutral in a time where society is especially divided across social and political issues?
  • Are you too trendy – or not trendy enough? Which meme and trend movements should you jump on and which ones should you ignore? How to identify the right moments that are relevant for your brand and are in line with your brand values.
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Panel
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
  • Future proof my strategy for next generation consumers
thursday 12:25 PM 1:05 PM

Sponsored

Social Media was Supposed to be Fun

Hosted by Grey

Stage 2

Talk / Social Media and Society

Holland Martini

Holland Martini

Director, Data Strategy, Grey

Holland Martini leads data strategy for Grey New York. Her team focuses on advanced data techniques that fuel the inspiration, implementation, and measurement of Famously Effective ideas. She oversees data strategy on both a global and local level across a broad array of Grey clients, including Bose, NFL, Marriott, Canon, Applebee’s, P&G, and Volvo.

In past roles, she was the lead performance analyst for marketing, creative efficiency, and effectiveness across General Mills, with a particular focus on youth brands. She was also a business analyst for Johnson & Johnson globally, focusing on product innovation, product delisting, optimizing marketing budgets, and overall sales performance.

Bevan Mahaney

Bevan Mahaney

Creative Director, Grey West

Bevan Mahaney is an award-winning creative director/writer at Grey West in Los Angeles.
Over her career she’s worked on a range of brands including Pantene, Fitbit, Google/YouTube, Gillette, Downy, T.J.Maxx, Hasbro and Columbia Records.

She worked in comedy for seven years before pivoting to advertising – having interned at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, wrote freelance for Saturday Night Live and performed improv comedy at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC. She’s a founding member of the long-form improv troupe at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis where she studied psychology, philosophy and neuroscience.
Bevan also started a hand painted shoe company called “bevan’s shoes” where she created pairs for fabulous females including Anne Hathaway, Carolina Herrera and Ricky Lauren.

She’s happy to be living by the ocean.


Holland Martini

Holland Martini

Director, Data Strategy, Grey

Bevan Mahaney

Bevan Mahaney

Creative Director, Grey West

Social Media was Supposed to be Fun

Hosted by Grey

Modern life is really good at taking things that used to be fun and, well, making them NOT fun. Real fun is built on spontaneity and surprise, opening up possibilities for experience and memorable moments. “Fake fun” is predicated on our constant need to induce FOMO in others, posting superficial images and shallow commentary to create envy among people with short attention spans. Social media was largely considered fun when it first boomed in pop culture. So, what happened? And how can we build the foundation for a more fun, rewarding social media future? Based on Grey’s new research study – the Famously Effective Business of Fun – our panel explores what fun means today, and how it can be best brought to life in a social media world.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Social Media and Society
  • Social Content
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Future proof my strategy for next generation consumers
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 1:05 PM 2:20 PM

Food Truck Lunch Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Outside

We’ve partnered with some of Los Angeles’ most delicious and creative food trucks to bring you an assortment of food options at The Broad Stage each day of #SMWLA. Take a break and re-energize in between your morning and afternoon sessions by enjoying some lunch at the venue!

Feel free to pick-up a beverage at one of the various beverage areas at the Broad Stage.

*You must show your #SMWLA pass in order to be served your complimentary lunch each day (1 meal per person). Premium, Standard, 25 & Under, Speaker and Press passes are all accepted.

 

Thursday’s Food Truck Line-up / Menu:

 

1) Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers  

  • + All American Girl
  • + Au Natural Veggie Sliders
  • ** burger comes with a bag of chips

 

2) Gourmet Genie  

  • + Chicken Shawarma Platter, served with side of Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita bread . 
  • + Beef Shawarma Platter, served with side of Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita bread .
  • + Vegetarian/ Vegan Platter, includes 3 Grape leaves, 3 Falafel, Humus, Cabbage salad and Pita Bread

 

3) Wings N Waffles

  • + Wings N Waffle with 1 Side 
  • + Tenders N Waffle with 1 Side
  • + Waffle Chicken Sandwich with 1 Side
  • + Wings or Tenders with 1 Side 
  • + Waffle with 2 Sides 
  • + Sides: Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad

 
4) Swami’s Sandwiches

  • + Nashville Hote chicken Sandwich
  • + Southern Fried chicken Sandwich
  • + Cheese Burger
  • + Western Burger

 

5) Pinch of Flavor

Choice of: 3 tacos, Burrito, or Bowl W/ side of Chips and salsa
Bowls and burritos will include:

  • + Black beans (not on fish or shrimp)
  • + Garlicky rice
  • + Mozzarella 
  • + Romaine lettuce 
  • + Guacamole (avocado on cish and shrimp)
  • + Red onion (not on fish shrimp)
  • + Cilantro 
  • + (Fish tartar sauce shrimp spicy mayo)

 
Meat choices:

  • + Fish tempura 
  • + Black tiger shrimp 
  • + Chicken breast
  • + Marinated pork 
  • + Angus beef
  • + Vegan/veggie 

 

6) The Tropic Truck

Wraps
Wrapped in a flour tortilla with saffron rice, black beans, sweet plantain, pico de gallo, queso, and house dressing (seafood wraps are served without plantains)

Quesadillas
Served on a large flour tortilla with queso, pico de gallo, and house dressing

Bowls
Served with saffron rice or romaine lettuce , black beans, sweet plantains, pico de gallo, and a citrusy red cabbage slaw. (*all of our bowls are gluten free)

Bowls, Quesadillas, and Bowls can come with:

  • + Jerk veggies (vegan available)
  • + Jerk chicken
  • + Roasted pork
  • + Angus ribeye
  • + Mahi mahi *wild caught
  • + Jumbo shrimp * wild caught

 

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If you’d like to check out some other nearby lunch spots, here’s a few we recommend in Santa Monica:

Huckleberry Cafe
1014 Wilshire Boulevard

El Cholo
1025 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica Seafood Market
1000 Wilshire Boulevard

Viva Vegan
1028 Wilshire Blvd

thursday 2:20 PM 3:00 PM

Beyond the Paycheck: How to Effectively Partner with Creators

Hosted by Fullscreen

Stage 2

Talk / Future of Brands

Alex Reeds

Alex Reeds

SVP Client Service, Fullscreen

Alex Reeds is SVP of Client Services at Fullscreen. Currently, Alex leads Fullscreen’s strategic accounts, including ATT and Mattel — leading cross-functional teams focused on creating, publishing, and distributing cross-platform, original content. Prior to joining Fullscreen, Alex spent five years at Razorfish where he worked with many large retailers on their digital customer experiences. He also spent four years at McKinsey in Chicago within the retail and consumer practice with a functional focus on growth strategy and organization. Alex has been privileged to have worked with world-class brands including: Target, Coca Cola, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kraft, Kimberly Clark, Herman Miller, State Farm, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Zales. Alex has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Brian Spina

Brian Spina

Senior Manager, Global Brand Team, Hot Wheels

Brian Spina works as a Sr Manager on the Hot Wheels Global Brand Team. His previous work has included Social Media Management and Marketing roles at SpaceX, Warner Bros Records and GOOD Magazine, as well as Digital Strategy work for The Marketing Arm.


Alex Reeds

Alex Reeds

SVP Client Service, Fullscreen

Brian Spina

Brian Spina

Senior Manager, Global Brand Team, Hot Wheels

Beyond the Paycheck: How to Effectively Partner with Creators

Hosted by Fullscreen

While brands and creators have worked hand-in-hand to execute creative, innovative campaigns, for the most part, many of them have been one offs, even though we all know that continuous messaging is key to sustained success. Long-term relationships with creators instead of intermittent one offs maximizes value and engagement. In a world where some influencers pull up to $500k per video learn how brands can build meaningful relationships that go beyond one-time fees, reach the right audience, and develop creator BFFs.

This session will dive deep into the world of brand and talent relationships, looking into how Hot Wheels successfully identified up-and-coming talent, Tanner Fox, created a program that generated over 34MM views and 20MM+ in added value views, all while sparking an obsession among Hot Wheels fans. We’ll explore what is crucial to a partnership, the challenges, and how to truly cultivate a relationship with creators beyond just a paycheck.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Audience to gain a better understanding of how to maximize their current influencer marketing strategies and improve engagement among key audiences.
  • Experience real takeaways from a brand implementation
  • Developing the most beneficial influencer relationships
  • Creating strategic brand/talent campaigns to maximize ROI
  • Overcoming challenges that brands face when working with influencers
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • The Influencer Equation
  • Future of Brands
  • Evolution of Storytelling
thursday 2:20 PM 3:00 PM

Sponsored

Making the Leap from Listening to Insight: What AI Won’t Tell You

Hosted by Linkfluence

Stage 1

Talk / AI vs Humanity

Benjamin Duvall

Benjamin Duvall

Chief Evangelist, Linkfluence

Benjamin is Chief Evangelist Officer Asia at Linkfluence, the leading global social intelligence firm. He has 15 years of experience in global digital marketing based in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, and the USA.

Since 2008, Benjamin has helped companies to understand the complex and fragmented global social media environment, with a focus on using technology for consumer insight, to build trusted brand stories, and drive conversion.

Benjamin has worked across verticals for major brands including Ford, Unilever, SAP, Danone, Airbnb, Pernod Ricard, and many others. He holds BAs in Chinese Studies and Political Science from Oberlin College, and an MBA from INSEAD.


Benjamin Duvall

Benjamin Duvall

Chief Evangelist, Linkfluence

Making the Leap from Listening to Insight: What AI Won’t Tell You

Hosted by Linkfluence

The social listening industry was pioneered by geeks, not marketers. As a result, many brands still use metrics invented by software companies rather than those that matter to brand and product owners. Often, the over-promise of artificial intelligence has entrenched these legacy metrics, making it challenging for brands take integrated social data in a straight-forward yet transformational way.

In this talk, we’ll discuss what’s new in social listening, the importance of combining AI with human expertise, how to align social insights with marketing intelligence fundamentals, and the importance of social intelligence for mapping your organization’s digital transformation agenda.

Attend this session and learn:

  • Outline of the social intelligence maturity model
  • How brands move from social data to consumer insight
  • Examples for equity tracking, trends, tribes, and influence
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • AI vs Humanity
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Content
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
thursday 2:30 PM 3:15 PM

[ACADEMY D1] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

Will Church is a brand, content, and marketing manager who turned his online blog (rubadubmedia.com) into a recognized brand worldwide among his niche using organic Instagram tactics as the back-bone.

Before the serious marketing and merchandising strategy of Rubadub Media, Will had taken the Immersive Digital Marketing course at General Assembly, Los Angeles. Only having slight graphic design, photography skills, and a known passion the course was enough to jump start a brand that quickly became a full-time gig within a year. Having virtually no marketing budget for the hobby turned business, he had to figure out the fundamental factors of content marketing that can be applied to any business with success regardless of budget.

Will now helps other brands and businesses with digital marketing and content creation/sharing strategies to grow their social platforms emphasizing on-brand, engaging content.


William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

[ACADEMY D1] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

Whether you are starting from scratch or have a vast social presence already, having a direct connection with your audience is something you should be taking advantage of to its fullest. Stories are the perfect tool to create a sense of community adding further value to your product and demand to be part of your movement. It’s never been easier to separate yourself from the competition, take advantage of it before they do.
Stories sell, Logic justifies the sale. All the best salesmen and marketers can tell you this. Lucky for us, Instagram has given us the perfect story telling tool – you guessed it, Instagram Stories!

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to use consistent story themes to get others throwing content at you
  • How taking a couple of seconds to add something completely ordinary to you can translate to highly relateable engaging content for your audience
  • How username tagging, polls, countdowns, location tags, and other Instagram tools that have made making engaging content and branding easier than ever
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 3:10 PM 3:35 PM

How to Gain Buy-in from Prospects by Leveraging UGC in Instagram Stories

Hosted by Entrepreneur Media

Stage 2

Talk / Data Decision Making

Terry Rice

Terry Rice

Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur Media

Terry Rice is a business development consultant based in Brooklyn. His previous experience includes helping clients achieve their marketing goals while working at Adobe and Facebook.

Terry has been been a featured speaker at industry events including Social Media Week and SXSW. He’s also a VIP contributor and the Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence for Entrepreneur magazine.

As the founder of Terry Rice Consulting, he helps clients identify the audiences, platforms and tactics aligned with efficiently reaching their business goals. During his career, he’s consulted hundreds of companies including Walmart, Bonobos, Warby Parker, Revlon and BarkBox. In addition to working with established businesses, he also serves as a startup mentor at organizations including Techstars and the New York University Entrepreneurial Institute. Terry is also an extremely passionate educator. He teaches at both New York University and General Assembly.

He holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo with a dual concentration in Marketing and Management Consulting. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to CrossFit and trying to find excuses to talk about CrossFit.


Terry Rice

Terry Rice

Digital Marketing Expert-in-Residence, Entrepreneur Media

How to Gain Buy-in from Prospects by Leveraging UGC in Instagram Stories

Hosted by Entrepreneur Media

By now, we’ve heard all about how Instagram Stories help brands create more authentic connections with their audience. But what if that connection isn’t enough, and your audience needs to better understand the experience your brand delivers before they’ll make a purchase? BEAR POWERFOODS – a Keto friendly meal shake – faced this issue and solved for it by repurposing User Generated Content in their Instagram Story ads. By featuring examples of real people sharing their experiences, they achieved a ROAS of over 400%, even outperforming professionally developed creative.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to develop a sequential messaging campaign, addressing buyer concerns at every stage
  • Best practices for identifying and repurposing high impact UGC
  • Repeatable process to deliver an efficient overall ROAS
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Paid Media Models
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 3:10 PM 3:35 PM

From DTC to IRL: How Parachute Expanded from Online-Only to Integrated Retail

Hosted by Social Media Week

Stage 1

Interview / Future of Brands

Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Toby is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdcentric Media and Founder and Executive Director of SMW.

In 2009 Toby founded Social Media Week, a leading news platform and worldwide conference that takes place in 20+ countries around the world. SMW’s mission is to curate and share the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.

Prior to Crowdcentric, Daniels was the Managing Director of Online Creative Communications, a London based digital agency which he managed for 7 years.

As a thought leader on a range of topics at the cross-section of media, technology and communications, Toby has been featured extensively in mainstream and trade media, including articles on CNN.com, The NY Times, The Next Web, Huffington Post, BBC, PSFK and Fast Company. He speaks regularly at conferences and has given talks at PdF Latin America in Santiago Chile, Social Media Brazil in São Paulo, PDMA’s Co-Creation Conference, Phoenix, SXSW, Austin and Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2013, The Next Web named Toby as one of New York’s 50 NYC Tech Entrepreneurs You Need to Know About.

In 2014 Toby co-curated the book On! The Future of Now, with the proceeds going towards supporting clean water projects in the developing world.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Toby is also a passionate contributor to a number of non-profit organizations, including CampInteractive, whose mission is to inspire and equip underserved students with the skills in computing, leadership, and professionalism needed to thrive in the Internet economy and beyond.

Luke Droulez

Luke Droulez

Chief Marketing Officer, Parachute

Luke Droulez is the Chief Marketing Officer for Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Venice Beach. As the company’s first hire, Luke utilizes historical insights and data from every facet of the business to direct online and offline marketing for the brand. He oversees all demand generation for the company, leading brand awareness, establishing content leadership and marketing analytics.

Before joining Parachute, Luke worked in trading at both UBS and IMC Financial Markets.

Luke graduated magna cum laude from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He was recently named to Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 List for Retail and ECommerce. Outside of the office, Luke is an avid traveler, surfer and food truck patron.


Toby Daniels

Toby Daniels

Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week

Luke Droulez

Luke Droulez

Chief Marketing Officer, Parachute

From DTC to IRL: How Parachute Expanded from Online-Only to Integrated Retail

Hosted by Social Media Week

In recent years, a wave of direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies has captured consumer attention through high-quality, yet cost-conscious, products, standout branding, and savvy, digitally-centric media and marketing strategies. According to recent reports, online spend by DTC consumers will grow at a compound annual rate of 18 percent between 2018 and 2022.

Across industries like CPG and retail, these players have found success by offering exceptional affordability, quality, and innovation. One standout among these companies is Parachute, a luxury home goods provider that has built on its DTC foundation to compete in traditional retail.

Join us as we interview Luke Droulez, Chief Marketing Officer for Parachute, and discuss the company’s expansion from online-only DTC brand into traditional brick and mortar territory.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How a savvy digital marketing approach elevated Parachute’s DTC brand status
  • How the brand has expanded from online-only to integrated retail through traditional marketing tactics and IRL experiences
  • How to differentiate in a crowded competitive landscape
  • How data-driven marketing can enhance the customer journey beyond selling commodities
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 3:10 PM - 3:35 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Interview
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 3:30 PM 4:15 PM

[ACADEMY D2] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

Will Church is a brand, content, and marketing manager who turned his online blog (rubadubmedia.com) into a recognized brand worldwide among his niche using organic Instagram tactics as the back-bone.

Before the serious marketing and merchandising strategy of Rubadub Media, Will had taken the Immersive Digital Marketing course at General Assembly, Los Angeles. Only having slight graphic design, photography skills, and a known passion the course was enough to jump start a brand that quickly became a full-time gig within a year. Having virtually no marketing budget for the hobby turned business, he had to figure out the fundamental factors of content marketing that can be applied to any business with success regardless of budget.

Will now helps other brands and businesses with digital marketing and content creation/sharing strategies to grow their social platforms emphasizing on-brand, engaging content.


William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

[ACADEMY D2] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

Whether you are starting from scratch or have a vast social presence already, having a direct connection with your audience is something you should be taking advantage of to its fullest. Stories are the perfect tool to create a sense of community adding further value to your product and demand to be part of your movement. It’s never been easier to separate yourself from the competition, take advantage of it before they do.
Stories sell, Logic justifies the sale. All the best salesmen and marketers can tell you this. Lucky for us, Instagram has given us the perfect story telling tool – you guessed it, Instagram Stories!

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to use consistent story themes to get others throwing content at you
  • How taking a couple of seconds to add something completely ordinary to you can translate to highly relateable engaging content for your audience
  • How username tagging, polls, countdowns, location tags, and other Instagram tools that have made making engaging content and branding easier than ever
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 3:45 PM 4:10 PM

Gaming as a Social Platform

Hosted by R/GA

Stage 1

Talk / Future of Platforms

Christine Song

Christine Song

Senior Connections Planner, R/GA

Christine is a Senior Connections Planner at R/GA Los Angeles, providing strategic guidance in the intersection between media and creative. She focuses on connecting brands with consumers via innovative ways across a full spectrum of media channels and technologies.

Christine has always been a strong advocate in immersive technology, helping to not only bring immersive platforms to clients at R/GA but also helped to launch the in-house VR offering at Horizon Media.


Christine Song

Christine Song

Senior Connections Planner, R/GA

Gaming as a Social Platform

Hosted by R/GA

From Minecraft and Fortnite to Roblox and Twitch, gaming continues to grow its audiences and influence on culture. But marketers are still learning to navigate how to interact with these communities in an authentic way. In this session, R/GA’s Christine Song will help marketers understand the key trends influencing the future of gaming and provide insights into how they can engage the fastest growing gamer audiences on key platforms.

Attend this session and learn:

  • The key trends influencing the future of gaming
  • How to engage the gaming audience in an authentic way
  • Why working with gaming influencers require a different strategy than typical influencer campaigns
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Social Content
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 4:10 PM 4:40 PM

Networking Break

Hosted by Social Media Week

Main Lobby & Courtyard

Time for a break! Come join us each day for some coffee and tea and get refreshed for the rest of the day ahead. Take this short time out from sessions to network with fellow attendees and/or demo the latest products from our exhibitors.

thursday 4:40 PM 5:05 PM

The Art and Science of Honest Social Storytelling

Hosted by Conscious Minds

Stage 2

/ Evolution of Storytelling

Bryant Kohler

Bryant Kohler

Head of Brand, Conscious Minds

Bryant is the Head of Brand at content agency Conscious Minds. Heading up their Portland office, he helps lead business and Brand strategy for Nike, Uber Eats, and Roots. A Bay Area native, his passion for advertising and athletics took him north, where he graduated from the University of Oregon’s Sports Marketing program. Bryant started his career working in brand marketing at Adidas America, after which he landed his dream job at Nike, leading social for @nike, and global digital for Nike Running. A digital marketing and content strategy expert, Bryant and Conscious Minds drive rich, authentic storytelling for some of the world’s most innovative brands. Like a true millennial, Bryant lives in the moment, chases adventure and new experiences with his close friends, always capturing it all with a pretty picture and a witty caption.

Cameron DeArmond

Cameron DeArmond

Partner, Creative Director, Conscious Minds

Cam doesn’t only think about sports and sneakers. He also obsesses integrated technology, the humanity of Brands and occasionally woodworking. But for all of his niche interests, Cam is all about the big picture, particularly when it comes to helping brands create ambassadors not consumers. Cutting his creative teeth at the Dallas-based Richards Group, Cam now serves as Exec. Creative Director at his own agency, Conscious Minds. From Nike and Uber to tech-startups, the brand strategies & campaigns Cam leads are a bespoke mixture of empathy, adding value to consumers lives, and succinct visual storytelling.


Bryant Kohler

Bryant Kohler

Head of Brand, Conscious Minds

Cameron DeArmond

Cameron DeArmond

Partner, Creative Director, Conscious Minds

The Art and Science of Honest Social Storytelling

Hosted by Conscious Minds

Too many brands get social all wrong. As a result, they get called out for misbehaving, pushing products, or over-using influencers. That’s because their audiences already know what’s up. Not only have they seen their marketing strategies a million times before, some of them are using those same strategies to build their own personal brands. In a landscape where more and more brands are turning to social to connect with consumers, how do you push past the skepticism to truly add value through your content?

Drawing from their work with top-tier clients like Nike and Social Animals, their acclaimed feature documentary about the trials of youths living in the social media era, Conscious Minds Head of Brand, Bryant Kohler, will go into the best practices of storytelling for a social audience and how you can connect authentically with a community.

Attend this session and learn:

  • To show brands and agencies the power documentary in the social media context
  • To present strategies for creating authentic social media content
  • To frame the problem of social media skepticism and how to overcome it
  • To show how other brands are crafting successful storytelling on social media
  • To set clear rules for social content and behavior that won’t clutter the platforms
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 4:40 PM - 5:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 2
  • Social Media and Society
  • Social Content
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 4:40 PM 5:05 PM

Making Your Brand Personal: How To Succeed With Authentic Social Content

Hosted by ipsy

Stage 1

Talk / Social Content

Corey Weiss

Corey Weiss

Head of Business Development, ipsy

Corey Weiss is Head of Business Development and a founding team member and at ipsy, the world’s largest and most passionate online beauty community, anchored around sampling and entertainment.

Corey joined ipsy in 2011 with a mission to inspire women around the world to express their unique beauty. By leveraging multiple channels to market and promoting and selling digital media, entertainment, and consumer products, Corey has helped grow the ipsy community to over 2.5M glam bag subscribers and over 10,000 of today’s best beauty content creators, reaching over 30M women each month, making ipsy the leading source of influence in the beauty industry.

Prior to joining ipsy, Corey spent the past 20 years, working with top entertainment and digital media companies including Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, and most recently Yahoo! as Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Entertainment, Sports and Original Video. Under his leadership the media properties experienced year-over-year growth including the #1 position for Yahoo! Sports, Fantasy Football, Yahoo! TV, omg! and original video.

In addition to starting two companies of his own, Corey was on the founding team at Maverick Online Entertainment, WireBreak Entertainment and at Movielink, an online movie rental service.


Corey Weiss

Corey Weiss

Head of Business Development, ipsy

Making Your Brand Personal: How To Succeed With Authentic Social Content

Hosted by ipsy

In a world full of influencers, content creators, and social media all-stars, it’s hard to stand out above the crowd. Consumers want to be able to connect to your brand and feel as though the content you’re sharing online speaks directly to them. In this talk, ipsy’s Head of Business Development, Corey Weiss, will share his insights into how to establish brand loyalty with your customers by being authentic. He’ll share advice on how to best blend customer analytics with consumer strategy to get the social results your team is looking for, share more on the benefits of working with partners and creators to delight your customers, and why creating a personalized experience for your followers online should be the number one goal.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 4:40 PM - 5:05 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Talk
  • Data Decision Making
  • Future of Brands
  • Social Content
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Use data to make better decisions
  • Understand which content formats are right for my campaign
thursday 4:45 PM 5:30 PM

[ACADEMY D3] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

The Edye

Academy / Future of Platforms

William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

Will Church is a brand, content, and marketing manager who turned his online blog (rubadubmedia.com) into a recognized brand worldwide among his niche using organic Instagram tactics as the back-bone.

Before the serious marketing and merchandising strategy of Rubadub Media, Will had taken the Immersive Digital Marketing course at General Assembly, Los Angeles. Only having slight graphic design, photography skills, and a known passion the course was enough to jump start a brand that quickly became a full-time gig within a year. Having virtually no marketing budget for the hobby turned business, he had to figure out the fundamental factors of content marketing that can be applied to any business with success regardless of budget.

Will now helps other brands and businesses with digital marketing and content creation/sharing strategies to grow their social platforms emphasizing on-brand, engaging content.


William Church

William Church

Owner, RubADub Media

[ACADEMY D3] You are Your Biggest Influencer: Cultivating Your Brand and Community with Instagram Stories

Hosted by Social Media Week

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 55 PEOPLE. PRE-REGISTRATION is required: instructions will be sent to attendees via email. Academy sessions will not be video captured or live streamed.

Whether you are starting from scratch or have a vast social presence already, having a direct connection with your audience is something you should be taking advantage of to its fullest. Stories are the perfect tool to create a sense of community adding further value to your product and demand to be part of your movement. It’s never been easier to separate yourself from the competition, take advantage of it before they do.
Stories sell, Logic justifies the sale. All the best salesmen and marketers can tell you this. Lucky for us, Instagram has given us the perfect story telling tool – you guessed it, Instagram Stories!

Attend this session and learn:

  • How to use consistent story themes to get others throwing content at you
  • How taking a couple of seconds to add something completely ordinary to you can translate to highly relateable engaging content for your audience
  • How username tagging, polls, countdowns, location tags, and other Instagram tools that have made making engaging content and branding easier than ever
  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • The Edye
  • Academy
  • Social Content
  • Future of Platforms
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
thursday 5:15 PM 5:55 PM

Sponsored

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Evolving Creativity: Moving At The Speed Of Pop Culture

Hosted by Grey

Stage 1

Interview / Evolution of Storytelling

Ira Madison III

Ira Madison III

Podcast Host, Crooked Media's Keep It!

Ira Madison III is the host of the Crooked Media pop culture podcast, Keep It! Debuting in January 2018, the series has already amassed critical acclaim and over 1 million downloads per month. He most recently wrote for the teen sci-fi dramedy Daybreak, airing fall 2019 on Netflix. Madison’s work can also be found in GQ, New York Magazine, and Mr. Porter among other outlets. He was recently named #39 on The Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans of 2018.

Bevan Mahaney

Bevan Mahaney

Creative Director, Grey West

Bevan Mahaney is an award-winning creative director/writer at Grey West in Los Angeles.
Over her career she’s worked on a range of brands including Pantene, Fitbit, Google/YouTube, Gillette, Downy, T.J.Maxx, Hasbro and Columbia Records.

She worked in comedy for seven years before pivoting to advertising – having interned at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, wrote freelance for Saturday Night Live and performed improv comedy at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC. She’s a founding member of the long-form improv troupe at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis where she studied psychology, philosophy and neuroscience.
Bevan also started a hand painted shoe company called “bevan’s shoes” where she created pairs for fabulous females including Anne Hathaway, Carolina Herrera and Ricky Lauren.

She’s happy to be living by the ocean.


Ira Madison III

Ira Madison III

Podcast Host, Crooked Media's Keep It!

Bevan Mahaney

Bevan Mahaney

Creative Director, Grey West

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Evolving Creativity: Moving At The Speed Of Pop Culture

Hosted by Grey

Social media was built to move at the speed of culture — but how do brands, publishers and personalities keep pace? Ira Madison III, American TV writer and podcaster, will join Bevan Mahaney, Creative Director/Writer, Grey West for a conversation around staying relevant by drafting off or creating for pop culture — and how to maintain your voice and message in the process.

Madison has developed a resonant voice by creating and commenting on pop culture in a smart way. His genuine fandom and sharp point of view has lead to the huge popularity of his Crooked Media podcast, Keep it! Madison has captured fans’ attention by being consistently culturally relevant and staying true to his authentic self while speaking about music, pop culture race and politics. In this talk, we examine the key to racing forward while keeping your eyes on the destination.

  • thursday June 13, 2019
  • 5:15 PM - 5:55 PM
  • The Broad Stage
  • Stage 1
  • Interview
  • Social Media and Society
  • Evolution of Storytelling
  • Effectively grow and engage your audience
  • Rise above the noise through better storytelling
thursday 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

PREMIUM PASS ONLY: Networking Cocktails

Hosted by Social Media Week

Premium Lounge

Join us at the end of the day for cocktails in our Premium Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Premium Passholders only.

Day 1 Wed, June 12, 2019

Day 2 Thu, June 13, 2019







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