#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.



Past Headline Speakers


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.)

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Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Best SellingAuthor

Seth Godin

Best Selling Author,  

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.

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Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-FounderDigital Asset Trade Association

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Digital Asset Trade Association

Ms. Kaiser is a leader in development and promotion of cutting-edge technology and communications, having spent her career supporting companies, governments, and international organizations in adoption and integration. She also dedicates much of her time as a campaigner for rights to digital assets such as personal data and blockchain assets. She is a thought leader and voice for global adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
Ms. Kaiser is a Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) where she lobbies government agencies and legislators to pass laws protecting digital rights, beginning with huge successes passing legislation to make Wyoming the first US jurisdiction to protect blockchain entrepreneurship. She is also a Partner at Sovereign Solutions where she leads on driving design and growth of new policy and DLT projects.

As an early promoter of blockchain technology, Ms. Kaiser is on the board of over 10 companies, working on issues from data ownership and identity to social impact. She has helped develop technologies that promote transparency, consent-based data sharing, data sovereignty, and cybersecurity.Brittany’s experience has deepened her belief that people need and deserve greater rights over both the use and proceeds of their own data. She spends her time exploring ways to empower individuals to protect and take control of their digital rights, assets and identities for their own benefit.

In early 2018, Ms. Kaiser started the #OwnYourData campaign, asking corporations such as Facebook to change their terms and conditions to provide transparency, opt-in and property/ monetization rights over the data produced in their platforms. She provided evidence to government investigations on data breaches and helped to bring truth and justice to victims of data crimes. She has also recently joined the board of The Center for Data Rights to help individuals protect their legal rights over their personal data and file for compensation for data breaches.

Ms. Kaiser is considered a top global expert in the use of data, digital asset legislation, and blockchain technology for good governance. She has been featured in and interviewed by most major news outlets around the world, including CNN, MSNBC, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Guardian, Channel 4 and the Washington Post. Ms. Kaiser has spoken about technology policy at public forums and conferences globally, including in government sessions at the European Parliament, British Parliament and the US Congress.
She is also the main subject of a new Netflix feature documentary on data, called “The Great Hack”, made by award winning filmmakers and recently World Premiered at Sundance Film Festival.”

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Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

CEOcharity:water

Scott Harrison

CEO, charity: water

Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist.

Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non- profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.

In twelve years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised more than $350 million and funded nearly 30,000 water projects in 26 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 8.5 million people with clean, safe drinking water.

Scott has been recognized on Fortune magazine’s list of 40 Under 40, Forbes’ Impact 30, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, where he earned the #10 spot. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times Bestselling book Thirst.

Scott lives in New York City with his wife Viktoria, son Jackson and daughter Emma.

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Past Featured Speakers


Robert Harles

Robert Harles

Managing Director & Global Lead, Social Media & Emerging ChannelsAccenture

Robert Harles

Managing Director & Global Lead, Social Media & Emerging Channels, Accenture Digital

Rob Harles is Managing Director and Global Head of the Social Media & Emerging Channels practice for Accenture Digital. He is also Executive Sponsor for Salesforce Cross Cloud and responsible for consulting and building marketing strategies and customer digital experiences for the Fortune 1000. He joined Accenture from Bloomberg LP in New York where he was Global Head of Social Media responsible for developing and managing Bloomberg’s social media strategy and initiatives worldwide.

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Hope Cowan

Hope Cowan

Director of Creative Agency PartnershipsFacebook

Hope Cowan

Director of Creative Agency Partnerships, Facebook

Hope Cowan joined Facebook in 2015, as the Director of Creative Agency Partnerships, to build and manage the company’s relationships with its top Global Creative Agencies.

Born of a boutique agency in North Carolina, and trained at a large multi-national headquartered in Chicago, she brings an entrepreneurial attitude and creative spirit to solving big, challenging business problems. Before joining Facebook, Hope was the Chief Strategy Officer of Young & Rubicam, where she led the agency’s strategy across North America. Prior to joining Y+R in 2012, Hope held strategic leadership positions for Publicis/Leo Burnett in offices around the world, including Chicago, Tokyo, and London. Her experience in developing strategy for multi-layered, digitally-centric marketing campaigns spans a vast array of clients including, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Philip Morris, Nike, GAP, Coca-Cola, US Army, P&G (beauty care, laundry, hair care, pet food), Kraft/Altoids and All-State.

Hope holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is an active member of her community, as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village, as well as participating in many industry associations like AWNY and She Runs It.

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Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Worldwide Chief Innovation OfficerGrey

Dan Bennett

Worldwide Chief Innovation Officer, Grey

As Grey Group’s first-ever Worldwide Chief Innovation Officer, Dan Bennett is helping leverage the agency’s digital and technology capabilities and lead the development of the agency’s growing business model and offerings. He heads Grey’s sole marketing partnership with Betaworks, a self-described “start-up platform” that invests in seed-stage technology companies to bring their products to market. Prior to joining McCann in 2014 as digital lead and later ascending to Chief Digital Officer for McCann in North America, Dan was co-founder of the New York office of independent agency AnalogFolk, where he led a range of work from full brand sites and mobile experiences to digital OOH and short-form films. Previously, he was with JWT as Director of Digital Strategy as well as digital lead on clients in the retail, publishing, and CPG categories. Prior posts include Director of Digital Accounts at TBWA\Chiat\Day, leading the development of Skittles’ award-winning digital channels. Before moving to New York, Dan was Digital Account Director at M&C Saatchi in London with a focus on integrated brand development. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children and spends any spare time running or riding his road bike.

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Elizabeth Kate Dieckman

Elizabeth Kate Dieckman

Head of Portfolio MarketingLinkedIn

Elizabeth Kate Dieckman

Head of Portfolio Marketing, LinkedIn

Elizabeth is a B2B marketing leader with SaaS and AdTech product marketing experience. A 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she launched her professional career at Touchstone Group in Cincinnati, where she worked as a product manager. Elizabeth joined LinkedIn in 2014 and spent her first three years as a Product Marketer on Sales Navigator. Today, she leads Portfolio Marketing for the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions business. Elizabeth’s team is responsible for Sales Enablement and Portfolio Content, Go-To-Market Excellence, Portfolio Health and Growth, and the global Thought Leadership research agenda. She is based in Chicago.

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Desi Lydic

Desi Lydic

CorrespondentThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Desi Lydic

Correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Desi Lydic is a professionally trained improvisational and comedic actress who studied and performed at The Groundlings and ImprovOlympic. She had a starring role on MTV’s hit comedy series Awkward, and her other credits include FXX’s The League and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo.

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Andy King

Andy King

Co-Founder, Creative Director Inward Point

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.

Upcoming Session

Keeping the Fyre Alive: A Conversation with Andy King

Hosted by Social Media Week
Wednesday, Jun 12 12:25 PM
Lauren Ford

Lauren Ford

Senior Director, Digital MarketingFOX Sports

Lauren Ford

Senior Director, Digital Marketing, FOX Sports

Lauren Ford is a digital and social media marketer who has led award-winning national marketing campaigns focused on promoting broadcast and cable television. As the Senior Director, Digital Marketing for FOX Sports, she drives the brand marketing strategy in the digital space for all leagues and partners on the network. Recently, she led marketing campaigns for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the launch of Thursday Night Football.

Prior to FOX Sports, Ford held a leadership position at FOX Broadcasting Company overseeing social media and content marketing strategy for all primetime shows on the network, including Empire, American Idol and Grease: Live! Ford is a graduate of Michigan State University. Go Green!

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Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat

Founder368

Casey Neistat

Founder, 368

Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of popular YouTube videos.

Casey, who got his start working as a dish washer, is a self-taught filmmaker and discovered his passion for making movies with a friend. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his 10 years of commercial experience to re-define branded content on the internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike.

Now Casey is embarking on one of the most ambitious endeavors yet with the creation of “368”. The space serves as a collaborative workspace in New York City, which will be a hub for fellow filmmakers, YouTube stars, musicians, and podcasters.

Beyond YouTube, Casey’s audience has followed him to Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat to hear his honest narrative and get a glimpse into the creator lifestyle. Casey has set a new standard for the way brands interact with digital creators and carved out a niche for himself as a well-respected filmmaker and digital native talent.

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Bonin Bough

Bonin Bough

Marketing Guru, Investor & Author Bonin Ventures

Bonin Bough

Marketing Guru, Investor & Author, Bonin Ventures

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW.

As the Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), he created some of the first marketing programs across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Paramount Films, ABC, NBC, Fox, to name a few, and took precedence in fostering partnerships with startups including Instagram, Foursquare, and Buzzfeed. Prior to Mondelēz International, Bonin led digital marketing globally for PepsiCo, Weber Shandwick and Ruder Finn Interactive.

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Teresa Palagano

Teresa Palagano

Global Director Branded ContentThe Economist

Teresa Palagano

Global Director Branded Content, The Economist

Teresa Palagano is the Global Director, Branded Content with The Economist, where she crafts and directs innovative content marketing programs for clients including GE, Intel, Porsche, UPS, Charles Schwab and Microsoft.

Before joining The Economist Group, Teresa consulted on content marketing strategies, collaborating with clients such as JPMorgan Chase on everything from the design and implementation of SME/SEO efforts, to social media approaches and web design.

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Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle

AuthorRunning Man: A Memoir

Charlie Engle

Author, Running Man: A Memoir

 

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Nina E. Mishkin

Nina E. Mishkin

Global Content Strategy LeadTwitter

Nina E. Mishkin

Global Content Strategy Lead, Twitter

Nina is responsible for developing and disseminating Twitter’s perspective on the optimal content that will drive positive impact for its advertising partners. Nina works internally and externally to scale this education to Twitter’s global clients. Throughout her time at Twitter, Nina has led teams within the brand strategy division, which is focused on building insight-based creative programs. She has also had the opportunity to consult with over 100 brands, helping to optimize their Twitter strategies and creative. Prior to joining Twitter in 2015, Nina was director of digital and social content at American Express.

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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.

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Raashi Rosenberger

Raashi Rosenberger

Brand Marketing, Consumer AppsGoogle

Raashi Rosenberger

Brand Marketing, Consumer Apps, Google

Raashi is currently on the Global Brand Marketing team for Consumer Apps at Google. Prior to Google, she helped build the Creative Strategy team at Pinterest, where she worked across CPG, retail, automotive, technology, and entertainment brands to develop award-winning creative campaigns. With more than a decade of digital experience, she brings strong expertise in creative strategy, insights, and integrated marketing to her current role. Raashi got her start in strategy on the creative agency side at Grey and Razorfish, where she developed insights and recommendations around storytelling and commerce experiences. She received her Masters degree in Integrated Marketing with a digital concentration from New York University and BA in Neuroscience from Bowdoin College.

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Ryan Balducci

Ryan Balducci

Digital Director, Global Brand PartnershipsCNN

Ryan Balducci

Digital Director, Global Brand Partnerships, CNN

 

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Travis Montaque

Travis Montaque

CEO and FounderEmogi

Travis Montaque

CEO and Founder, Emogi

Travis Montaque is the Founder and CEO of Emogi, an innovative technology company enriching conversations across messaging and communication services. Integrated within leading platforms and partners, Emogi’s custom animated stickers, powered by AI, add an expressive layer of content that helps create more meaningful conversations and increase engagement.

Travis was listed in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Most Daring Entrepreneurs list for his work in branding consumer conversations. In 2016, at the age of 23, Travis was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for discovering a data-driven marketing method that provides greater emotional expression in today’s digital conversations. He is a regular speaker with recent appearances at Cannes Lions, CES, Social Media Week, Advertising Week, SXSW, Harvard Business School, among others. Recent profiles of Travis and his company Emogi have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TechCrunch and The New Yorker. Travis is an inaugural member of the University of Miami Marketing Advisory Board.

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Dana Wade

Dana Wade

Vice President, Culture & Creative InsightsViacom

Dana Wade

Vice President, Culture & Creative Insights, Viacom Velocity

Dana Wade is the Vice President of Culture and Insights at Velocity, Viacom’s branded content studio. In this position Dana is responsible for developing Velocity’s creative strategy offering and leads a team of culture and youth marketing strategists who are focused on uncovering insights and cultural trends that help position Viacom as a thought leader and valued communications partner to the broad marketing and advertising community. Prior to joining Viacom Dana served as the Head of Data Driven Marketing at Red Fuse and has held other leadership roles within ad agencies to include, Y&R, SpikeDDB, McCann and others.

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Nick Bell

Nick Bell

Managing DirectorHuman Ventures

Nick Bell

Managing Director, Human Ventures

Nick is a technology and media investor. Nick was most recently Vice President and executive team member at Snap Inc where he oversaw Snapchat’s global content and partnership team and was responsible for building the company’s Discover platform.

Prior to joining Snapchat in 2014, Nick rose through the ranks at News Corporation to become Senior Vice President of Digital, a role in which he drove product development and strategy for some of the world’s leading content and information publishers.

Nick developed a passion for business at an early age and sold his first company Teenfront.com at the age of 16.

Passionate about the intersection of digital and media, Bell is widely recognized as one of today’s most influential technology executives. He was selected as one of Fast Companies most Creative People in 2016, featured in The HollyWood Reporter’s Power Player List and featured at number 77 in Billboard Music’s Power 100 list. Nick currently serves as an advisor for Unicef’s Socceraid and is a member of the Recording Academy’s technology committee.

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Nancy Briscoe

Nancy Briscoe

Sr. Manager, Audience Development, Global Brand MarketingGE

Nancy Briscoe

Sr. Manager, Audience Development, Global Brand Marketing, GE

 

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Dace de la Foret

Dace de la Foret

Director of Enterprise Brand Social MediaNationwide

Dace de la Foret

Director of Enterprise Brand Social Media, Nationwide

Dace de la Foret is the Director of Enterprise Social Media for Nationwide. He’s responsible for all social content with the goal of growing the Fortune 100 company’s digital brand and maintaining positive fan engagement across all social platforms. He began his career in television at NBC News in Washington before moving into public relations where he led agency and in-house corporate communications teams for more than a decade. Dace is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

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Mansi Pedgaonkar

Mansi Pedgaonkar

Senior Product ManagerSalesforce

Mansi Pedgaonkar

Senior Product Manager, Salesforce

Mansi Pedgaonkar is a Senior Product Manager at Salesforce. At Salesforce, she is part of the Marketing Cloud division focusing her efforts on building social media marketing and management product solutions that help brands know, engage and deliver personalized content to end customers, all through one platform.

She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science. When she is not busy helping brands connect to their customers in a whole new way, you will find her hiking, traveling the world and checking items off her bucket list most recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Matt Britton

Matt Britton

Founder & CEOSuzy

Matt Britton

Founder & CEO, Suzy

Matt Britton is America’s leading expert on the millennial generation having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 over the past two decades. Matt’s unique ability to connect the dots between the new consumer culture of today and the business trends of tomorrow is what separates him and offers unique value for his clients. Matt’s best-selling book titled YouthNation, which debuted at #1 on Amazon’s business book list has created the modern day roadmap for corporations large and small alike to approach a generation with power and influence unlike any other emerging demographic in history.

In 2002 Matt founded MRY, a digital and social media marketing services agency, which he would grow from a one-person startup to a global powerhouse with over 500 employees. Over the course of Matt’s 14-year career at MRY, the agency he founded helped prominent Global corporations develop innovative strategies and successfully launch products aimed at the Millennial Generation. In 2011, MRY was acquired by the Publicis Groupe.

Matt’s latest venture Suzy is a consumer intelligence platform which is being touted as ‘Siri for brands’ and has investors which include NBA star, Kevin Durant. Through Suzy, Matt and his team are bringing the voice of real consumers directly to brands at scale and at the speed of culture for over 150 companies around the world.

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Kate Coughlin

Kate Coughlin

VP, Audience DevelopmentNational Geographic

Kate Coughlin

VP, Audience Development, National Geographic

Kate Coughlin strives to make meaningful and impactful changes in the world by engaging audiences across digital and social media platforms through compelling storytelling. She currently works at National Geographic as Vice President of Audience Development and Community where she oversees the audience and community strategy for the world’s leading brand on social media.

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Donald Buckley

Donald Buckley

CMOShowtime Networks

Donald Buckley

CMO, Showtime Networks

As CMO of Showtime Networks Inc., Donald Buckley oversees the network’s marketing, distribution and subscriber acquisition marketing partnerships, creative advertising and digital media divisions, including branding, promotions, media, CRM/analytics and operations for Showtime’s digital platform marketing, broadband, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content. He’s led marketing for powerhouse programming Homeland, Billions, Shameless, Ray Donovan, The Chi, from creator Lena Waithe, the award-winning Escape at Dannemora, from director Ben Stiller, and Black Monday, starring Don Cheadle, from producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. New series include City on a Hill, starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge, and Halo, based on the massively successful game. Desus & Meru, Showtime’s first late-night talk show, premiered on Feb. 21, 2019.

Buckley leads and built the cross-disciplinary marketing organization that launched Showtime’s OTT product in 2015, which has outpaced subscriber growth projections and is available on AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube and many other device and streaming platforms.

He previously served as EVP, Program Marketing and Digital Services and joined SHOWTIME in April 2011 as Senior Vice President, Digital Services.

Buckley worked previously at Warner Bros. Pictures, founded its interactive marketing department, and was also a co-founder of Warner Bros. Online, now known as Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services. Until 2008, Buckley served as Warner Bros.’ Senior Vice President, Interactive Marketing and was previously its Vice President, Theatrical Marketing. He also headed the company’s New York offices and was studio liaison to Time Warner Investments.

Buckley is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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3k

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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.


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"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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