#SMWNYC

New York's Premier Media & Marketing Event

Apr 30 - May 2Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3000+

attendees


300+

Speakers


100+

Sessions


50+

Sponsors


100+

Press


50+

Countries


Social Media Week brings together marketing, media and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.



The 2019 Global Theme

Stories

The number of social media users worldwide in 2018 is 3.2 billion, up 13 percent year-on-year. By 2020 almost 5 billion people will be connected.

Given this scale, social media has become the world’s most influential storytelling platform and the stories we tell have the ability to touch and inspire, and shake people to their cores. They can elevate people, educate them, and change them—or, they can divide us and tear us down. Ultimately, stories have the power to influence the world and the people who consume them, and with this influence comes responsibility.



Headline Speaker


Seth Godin




Featured Speakers


Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEOMakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy moved to New York from London in 1998 to start up the US office of ad agency, and Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year. She is the founder & CEO of www.ifwerantheworld.com, a radically simple web-meets-world platform designed to turn good intentions into action, one micro action at a time – currently 9 months old in beta. She is also the founder of www.makelovenotporn.com which launched at TED 2009. She consults for brands and clients who want to change the game in their particular sector.

Upcoming Session

Grad Conn

Grad Conn

Chief Experience & Marketing OfficerSprinklr

Grad Conn

Chief Experience & Marketing Officer, Sprinklr

As Sprinklr’s Chief Experience and Marketing Officer, Grad leads a team of modern marketers focused on helping the world’s most loved brands create happy customers. His title, CXMO, reflects Sprinklr’s view that – in a world where customers are connected and empowered like never before – experience is the new brand.

Before joining Sprinklr, Grad spent 11 years at Microsoft, with the last 7 years as CMO for the Microsoft U.S. commercial business. There, powered by Sprinklr, he built the world’s largest customer experience center, analyzing and responding to 150+ million social messages per year.

Prior to that, Grad worked as CEO or CMO at a number of startups, and began his career at Procter & Gamble. He brings deep expertise in ABM, marketing automation, social selling, social engagement, event marketing, content marketing, and scale programs for commercial selling motions.

Grad holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Microsoft Founders Award winner and Circle of Excellence Platinum Club recipient, and has been awarded multiple creative awards and technology patents.

Upcoming Session

The Copernican Shift: Three Stages of Marketing Evolution

Hosted by Sprinklr
Tuesday, Apr 30 2:40 PM
Rani Mani

Rani Mani

Head of Global Social Influencer EnablementAdobe

Rani Mani

Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy, Adobe

Rani Mani is the Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy at Adobe. She’s passionate about cultivating and nurturing communities and coaching others to do the same. Rani is currently working across Adobe teams to infuse influencer relations into their strategic plans in order to elevate the voice of the community. Nicknamed The Velvet Hammer, Rani’s mantra is to make the impossible seem possible through her humor, grace, and passion. When she’s not asking provocative questions and making declarative statements at work, Rani is making magical memories with her husband and four kids as they continue to visit the many wonders of the world.

Upcoming Session

How to Drive Business by Cultivating Influencer Relationships

Hosted by Adobe
Tuesday, Apr 30 12:25 PM
Michael Miller

Michael Miller

VP Creative Experience and Social MediaT-Mobile

Michael Miller

VP Digital Creative, Experience and Social, T-Mobile

Michael Miller is the Vice President of Digital Creative, Experience and Social for T-Mobile. Miller oversees T-Mobile’s social media group, the Digital Experience team, as well as the Creative and Content Studios. Miller directs all of T-Mobile’s digital and social marketing work from conception to execution utilizing T-Mobile’s growing internal creative/content team, and a variety of partners, agencies and production studios.

With more than 20 years in the digital space, Miller has led creative strategies for some of the world’s top brands, including Delta Airlines, Citi, Etihad Airlines, Jeep, Target, Patrón Spirits, AT&T, Dodge/Chrysler, and Southwest Airlines.

Since joining T-Mobile at the start of 2016, he has led the brand through a complete overhaul of their digital experiences. Prior to joining the Un-carrier, Miller was the SVP Executive Creative Director for Razorfish where he oversaw the Creative/Experience Group and strategic business transformation initiatives for Razorfish’s largest accounts.

Upcoming Session

Building a Marketing Organization Setup for a Social Future

Hosted by T-Mobile
Thursday, May 2 3:30 PM
Neil Vogel

Neil Vogel

CEODotdash

Neil Vogel

CEO, Dotdash

Neil Vogel joined Dotdash (then About.com) in April 2013, and has led the company’s transformation from a general information website to a vibrant collection of branded vertical properties. Today, Dotdash is among the largest and fastest-growing online publishers, and each of its brands is among the leaders in its category.

Prior to joining Dotdash, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities including the Webby Awards, The Telly Awards, and Internet Week New York and Europe.

Before starting Recognition Media, Neil was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market. Neil also serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital.

Upcoming Session

Why We Don’t Care About Facebook and Never Did

Hosted by Dotdash
Wednesday, May 1 9:50 AM
Lola Banjo

Lola Banjo

Strategic Innovation ExecutiveSalesforce

Lola Banjo

Strategy Innovation Executive, Salesforce

Lola Banjo is a dynamic, motivated and energetic business leader with a focus in Corporate Strategy.

As a Strategic Innovative Executive at Salesforce, Lola is part of a small team of leaders, strategists, design thinkers and innovators who help unlock value by ideating creative solutions to business and everyday challenges through a blend of strategy, vision, engineering, storytelling and business case development.

Previously, as a Strategy Consulting Engagement Manager at Accenture and Deloitte, Lola combined her business partnering, quantitative aptitude and problem solving abilities to help executives of top organizations prioritize and achieve strategic goals. She led major engagements across industries, with a focus on Consumer Packaged Goods. Past clients include Estee Lauder, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Hostess, CVS, Best Buy and Bank of America.

Prior to Consulting, she was Assistant Financial Controller of L’Oreal’s NA €3.4B luxury goods division (Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, etc). Prior to that, she was a development engineer at the CPG giant, Coty, where she worked on the Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole brands and helped launch Sarah Jessica Parker’s premier fragrance.

She holds a B.S. in Materials Engineering w/ minors in Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science from Rutgers, a M.S. in Financial Engineering and a Grad Certificate in Risk Management from NYU, and a MBA in Strategy, Finance and Decision Sciences from Emory. She has also studied at top business schools around the world including FGV-Rio (Brazil), WHU-Koblenz (Germany) and RSM-Erasmus (Netherlands).

She has traveled to 80+ countries and is knowledgeable on the economic levers and cultural uniqueness that drives how business is conducted in various parts of the globe. Her diversified experience spans strategic, operational and tactical enterprise concerns. She welcomes each day as a new chance to make an impact and an opportunity to continuously grow as a global business leader.

Upcoming Session

Why Vulnerability Transcends Fear and How to Find Your Authentic Voice

Hosted by Salesforce
Thursday, May 2 12:25 PM
Will Cady

Will Cady

Head of Brand StrategyReddit

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.

Upcoming Session

Stephanie Meyers

Stephanie Meyers

Group Director of Digital GrowthFast Company & Inc.

Stephanie Meyers

Group Director of Digital Growth, Fast Company & Inc.

Stephanie Meyers is Group Director of Digital Growth at Fast Company and Inc., where she oversees social media and works on audience development and digital strategy initiatives. Previously, as Inc.’s head of social media, she led the award-winning social team and hosted Inc.’s ‘Social Media Toolkit’ Facebook Live series, which offered viewers the chance to get small business marketing advice directly from experts at companies like Shake Shack, S’well, TED Talks and more. Prior to Inc., she edited features for mental_floss magazine and non-fiction books for HarperCollins.

Sarah Hofstetter

Sarah Hofstetter

PresidentComscore

Sarah Hofstetter

President, Comscore

Sarah is a decorated industry veteran with a proven track record of helping marketers transform their businesses to thrive amid rapid media disruption.

Before joining Comscore as President, Sarah spent 13 years at 360i leading the agency’s adaptability, helping marketers capitalize on industry changes, building best in class practices across creative, media and digital. Under her stewardship, 360i was recognized by Ad Age as one of the top advertising agencies for eight consecutive years.

Sarah was named to the 2014 AAF Hall of Achievement and the 4A’s list of 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. She has been recognized by Ad Age’s “40 Under 40,” the Adweek 50, Adweek Power 100 and has been inducted into the Word of Mouth Marketing Hall of Fame. She has also taken the stage at Cannes Lions Creativity Festival and Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, among others.

In Nov. 2018, Sarah was elected to the Board of Directors for Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB).

Upcoming Session

Mark Cripps

Mark Cripps

Chief Marketing OfficerThe Economist

Mark Cripps

Chief Marketing Officer, The Economist

As Chief Marketing Officer at The Economist based in New York, Mark is part of the new Publisher team which was strategically formed in 2018 to serve both readers and clients of The Economist.

Mark joined The Economist’s US marketing team in 2013, before moving to London as EVP, Brand and Digital Marketing in 2015, where his main task was to acquire new subscribers for the newspaper using digital channels and to build the brand.

Overseeing global implementation of a bleeding-edge data-driven content-marketing strategy, Mark halved the organisation’s cost per acquisition whilst driving scaled subscription growth.

A second generation and evangelical direct marketer, Mark has been immersed in the digital marketing since its inception, working both agency and client-side globally. He has managed the development of dozens of digital initiatives and online advertising campaigns for many blue-chip organisations throughout his career.

Upcoming Session

Amy  Emmerich

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content OfficerRefinery29

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer, Refinery29

Amy Emmerich is the Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment company focused on young women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An Emmy award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and social media, and is committed to creating a dialogue that matters most to a new generation of powerful women.

As CCO, Amy oversees all Refinery29 content and is focused on driving strategy and expanding distribution across channels as the brand scales globally. Under Amy’s leadership, Refinery29 has launched numerous successful franchises, content brands, and partnerships for the company. Amy also spearheaded the launch of Shatterbox, the successful short film initiative which gives female directors the opportunity to realize their creative visions and reach new audiences, now in its second season. The films have premiered at festivals globally, including Cannes, Sundance, and SXSW.

Upcoming Session

What's Your P.O.V? (Power of Vulnerability)

Hosted by Refinery29
Wednesday, May 1 3:30 PM
Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett

CEOSocial Chain Group

Steven Bartlett

CEO, Social Chain Group

Botswana born and raised in the UK, Steven Bartlett is the 26-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group – a global, social-first marketing agency and production house. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old.

Steven is currently based in NY, leading a company of 200+ like-minded individuals who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing social sphere. Social Chain’s impressive client list includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry, New Balance and Nokia, with their presence now felt in Manchester, London, Berlin and New York. Since its onset, the digital publishing house ‘Media Chain’ now owns some of the largest media assets online – reaching over 10 billion people a month through a series of online brands.

An award-winning entrepreneur with accolades such as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and Most Influential Agency Figure 2018, Steven also acts as a speaker, investor and content creator, hosting top charting podcast, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven is the voice of a generation, inspiring people daily with his disruptive methods, unconventional business model and unique company culture.

Upcoming Session

AI and Social Media: How We Are No Longer in Control

Hosted by Social Chain
Wednesday, May 1 10:40 AM
Eric Edge

Eric Edge

SVP, Brand & CommunicationsPostmates

Eric Edge

SVP, Brand & Communications, Postmates

Eric is the SVP of Brand and Communications at Postmates — the on-demand “anything” network that helps people unlock the best of their cities and lives. Before Postmates, Eric helped drive growth at Pinterest as the head of global marketing communications. No stranger to tech, he was an early member of the Instagram business team and was the first head of marketing for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He got his start with creative agencies, serving as global chief communications officer of Havas Worldwide and VP of global communications at FCB.

Upcoming Session

The Evolution of Consumer Driven Storytelling

Hosted by Postmates
Tuesday, Apr 30 4:25 PM
Tiffany Holland

Tiffany Holland

Digital Enterprise Marketing DirectorT-Mobile

Tiffany Holland

Digital Enterprise Marketing Director, T-Mobile

Tiffany Holland is the Director of Digital Enterprise Marketing at T-Mobile. She is currently building a best-in-class digital marketing team responsible for engaging campaigns and experiences across all T-Mobile digital channels including social brand channels, T-mobile.com, App, FB Messenger, Apple Business Chat, etc. Areas of focus include oversight of creative insights testing, social + web content calendars and marketing collaboration tool assessment.

Prior to T-Mobile, Tiffany has extensive agency and retail experience leading digital transformation initiatives for high profile brands including Nordstrom, Volkswagen, Toyota and Microsoft.

Upcoming Session

How the Most Loved Brand in Wireless Uses Data to Build a Better Experience

Hosted by Decoded Advertising
Wednesday, May 1 4:25 PM
Marcus Collins

Marcus Collins

Chief Consumer Connections OfficerDoner

Marcus Collins

Chief Consumer Connections Officer, Doner Advertising

Marcus Collins is a culturally curious thinker with an academic insight into the cognitive drivers that impact consumer behavior. He serves as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner Advertising, a full-serve advertising agency, and is a recipient of Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 (2016) and Crain’s Business Detroit’s 40 Under 40 (2016). Previously, he led the Social Engagement practice across Steve Stoute’s New York advertising agency, Translation. There, Marcus leveraged the psychological motivators that drive what we do, say, and share in an effort to create contagious marketing programs that extend across both the online and offline world of ‘social’. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the launch of Bud Light Platinum, the launch of the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – to name a few.

Prior to joining Translation, Marcus led iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple (iTunes Partner Marketing) and ran digital strategy for Beyoncé.

Marcus is an extremely passionate educator. He teaches at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, as a Teaching Excellence Award Winning and Golden Apple Award nominated professor of marketing. He teaches around the globe and speaks across stages far and wide, from Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity to C2 Montreal, SXSW, Social Media Week, Hyper Island, TEDx, and Talks at Google.

Marcus is pursuing his doctorate at Temple University and holds an MBA with an emphasis on Strategic Brand Marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and loving father.

Upcoming Session

The Art of Storytelling: The Currency of Culture

Hosted by Doner
Wednesday, May 1 12:25 PM
Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal

AuthorBelong

Radha Agrawal

Author, Belong

Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness movement that currently holds events in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses around the world and has a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor, and was named as “one of 8 women who will change the world” by MTV. Radha is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has spoken about social entrepreneurship and community building to audiences around the world.

Her new book, BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, answers the questions “How the heck do I find my people?” and “How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?” Radha lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her love, Eli, a baby on the way, and her twin sister, Mikiand lots of family and friends within a few blocks. You can most often find her tinkering with community and experience design projects, or on the dance floor at Daybreaker in New York City (if she’s not dancing at sunrise in another part of the world.)

Upcoming Session

Abbey Klaassen

Abbey Klaassen

President, New York360i

Abbey Klaassen

President, New York, 360i

As President of the agency’s largest office and headquarters, Abbey plays a critical role on 360i’s executive steering committee guiding direction and strategic decisions for the company. She’s responsible for the growth and culture of the agency’s New York location – home to 550 employees and numerous marquee accounts. As part of her remit, Abbey leads national practices including Marketing, New Business, and Amazon Marketing, and acts as executive sponsor for key client accounts.

Abbey joined 360i in 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing marketing, public relations and business development initiatives and developing new and existing lines of business for the agency. In 2017, she led the creation of 360i’s Amazon Marketing capability, which helps brands capitalize on change in an increasingly Amazon-dominated world.

Previously, Abbey was at 360i parent company Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) where she most recently served as Director of Corporate Strategy Development for the Americas, helping shape acquisition strategy, the enterprise innovation agenda and core capabilities. Prior to joining DAN, Abbey spent a decade at Advertising Age where she rose to the position of Associate Publisher — overseeing editorial, content marketing, and audience development.

During her tenure at Advertising Age, Abbey spearheaded the launch of Ad Age Digital, driving strategic growth and transforming the outlet into a digitally led news source for advertisers and marketers. Under Abbey’s leadership, Ad Age received recognition for three Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and a SABEW Best in Business Award for general excellence.

Upcoming Session

Jack Daley

Jack Daley

Sr. Director, Global Digital Content & Social MediaUnder Armour

Jack Daley

Sr. Director, Global Digital Content & Social Media, Under Armour

Jack Daley is Sr. Director, Global Social Media at Under Armour. In this role Jack is responsible for the brand’s digital content strategy, original content development, as well as paid media and distribution across platforms. Prior to his time at Under Armour, Jack worked at Viacom in a variety of content and marketing roles across the Nickelodeon and MTV brands.

Upcoming Session

Ditching Traditional Production Models to Create Effective, Social-first Content

Hosted by Movement Strategy
Wednesday, May 1 5:15 PM
Sara Fischer

Sara Fischer

Media reporterAxios

Sara Fischer

Media Reporter, Axios

Sara Fischer is a Media Reporter for Axios, covering media trends. Previously, she was a digital producer for The Washington Post, where she produced and edited segments for live and digital audiences. Fischer’s media background includes writing, reporting, subscription and advertising sales, as well as corporate research. She came to The Post from The New York Times where she was part of The Times’ political advertising team. Fischer joined The Times from CNN in 2014, where she wrote breaking news stories for CNN Politics and co-authored the network’s political newsletter, Gut Check. Before joining CNN, Fischer served as a Business Development Associate at POLITICO, where she helped manage sales operations and client engagement for the company’s advertising team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in Political Communication and a Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Legislative Affairs.

Upcoming Session

Spectacular Smith

Spectacular Smith

CEOAdwizar

Spectacular Smith

CEO, Adwizar

Spectacular Blue Smith, known by his stage name Spectacular is an American entertainer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder of the record label Mula Music Group and the founder and CEO of Adwizar Inc.

Upcoming Session

Doug Melville

Doug Melville

Chief Diversity Officer, North AmericaTBWA\Worldwide

Doug Melville

Chief Diversity Officer, North America, TBWA\Worldwide

As CDO, Melville has lead TBWA efforts in spending > $150 with Multicultural and Women Owned Businesses in the creative space – ranging from production companies, casting, photography, digital and visual effects, among other areas. He’s increased diversity across the board, lead a cultural commitment to inclusion and become a voice for Madison Avenue.

In 2015, he co-created the Disruptor Series, a platform that gives a forum to disruptive thinkers across genres to reach the Madison Avenue community. Over 30 “disruptors” have stopped by to share thier stories, including Snoop Dogg, Maria Shriver, Al Roker and Wendy Williams.

Prior to joining TBWA\, Melville was founder and CEO of RedCarpets.com. An e commerce site created to democratize the red carpet experience.

Melville worked alongside Earvin “Magic” Johnson from 2005 until 2009, as both President of his Agency, and VP -Business Development/Marketing for Magic Johnson Enterprises, where he led efforts for his New York Times best-selling book and his portfolio of partners.

Melville started his career as an assistant tour manager on the Britney Spears “…hit me one more time” tour, and worked alongside Quincy Jones as his final intern at Quest Records.

Upcoming Session

Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle

AuthorRunning Man: A Memoir

Charlie Engle

Author, Running Man: A Memoir

 

Upcoming Session

Jason Musante

Jason Musante

Chief Creative OfficerHuge

Jason Musante

Chief Creative Officer, Huge

As Chief Creative Officer, Jason oversees and leads unified creative across Huge’s network of offices and accounts. Before joining Huge, Jason led the creative department at Havas New York where, as Managing Director/Group ECD, he led the agency to their best year at Cannes and the Clios in 2016 and partnered with The United States Digital Service – President Obama’s digital startup dedicated to helping the government work more efficiently. Jason has also held senior leadership roles at BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi and Anomaly.

In 2016, Jason was named “One of the Most Creative People in Advertising” by BUSINESS INSIDER, his work was added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, ADWEEK’s “Creative 100” and CAMPAIGN’S “Best of the Year” lists. His work has been featured in Wired, The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, BBC, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The LA Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He’s spoken at the One Club, The Art Director’s Club of New York, Internet Week, Advertising Week and in 2015 was a main stage speaker at WebSummit in Dublin, Ireland.

Consistently recognized by industry award shows, Jason has won dozens of Cannes Lions and shortlists, One Show wins and shortlists, One Show Interactive wins, Clio wins and shortlist, New York Art Director’s Club wins, ANDY wins and shortlists, Webby Award win and numerous shortlists and Effies.

Upcoming Session

Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner

Co-Founder & CEOCode and Theory

Dan Gardner

Co-Founder & CEO, Code and Theory

Dan Gardner is the Co-Founder of Code and Theory, a creative agency that designs products and brand experiences across platforms.

Gardner founded the company in 2001 with Brandon Ralph, and has since expanded it to a global team, making it one of the largest remaining independent digital creative agencies in the U.S. Today, the company counts among its clients Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Burger King, Maybelline New York, Comcast, SiriusXM, Condé Nast International, Hearst and Time Inc.

Widely recognized as an innovator in product and brand design, Gardner has created multi-platform design systems for clients like Comcast, MobiTV, and NBC, and has helped launch and redesign some of the biggest media properties in the world, including Vogue, Mashable and The Verge.

Gardner has spoken at Internet Week New York and SXSW, and is regularly quoted by the media on industry trends, including how design impacts the newsroom and why great brand experiences are inherently both physical and digital.

His passion for great design is shared by his colleagues, and has helped Code and Theory garner many industry honors, including multiple Webby Awards, Yellow Pencils, One Show Interactive Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, accolades from both Communication Arts and FWA, and several min “Best of the Web” awards.

Dan has also mastered the skill of not sleeping while also balancing his time with his family.

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Who Attends



3k

registered attendees

58%

aged 25-35

88%

are mid-level seniority and above

67%

female

40%

work for a company with 500+ employees


The SMW audience is made up of professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology across a range of industries including marketing, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology and entertainment.


Marcus Collins

"SMW addresses the contemporary issues and evolutions of our industry in such a way that makes it the premier event for anyone who is remotely interested in 'social' or considers themselves an 'expert.'" - Marcus Collins, SVP, Executive Director of Social Engagement, Doner



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