SPEAKERS

An unparalleled lineup of Ad World leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights, data-driven knowledge, and innovative ideas from the online advertising industry.

A taste of what's to come in 2022...

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global, and Founder, The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global, and Founder, The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the Founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.
In 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the internet. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.
Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on numerous boards, including Onex and The B Team.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.

Scott Galloway

Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business

Scott Galloway

Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business

Scott Galloway is Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a serial entrepreneur. In 2012, he was named one of the world’s best business professors by Poets & Quants. He has founded nine companies, including Prophet, Red Envelope, L2, and Section4. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Four, The Algebra of Happiness, and Post Corona. He has served on the boards of directors of The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Panera Bread, and Ledger. He is a CNN+ host of a show on business and tech premiering Q1 2022. His Prof G and Pivot podcasts, No Mercy / No Malice blog, and Prof G YouTube channel reach millions. In 2020, Adweek named Pivot Business podcast of the year.

Tatiana Holifield

Head of Brand Social,
Disney Streaming

Tatiana Holifield

Head of Brand Social,
Disney Streaming

A seasoned marketing executive with 15 years of experience in media, sports and entertainment, Tatiana Holifield has helped the world’s most entertainment influential brands thrive amongst the evolving digital landscape. Throughout her career, Holifield has launched new media practices, scaled global marketing divisions, and helped generate billions of earned media.
Holifield currently serves as Head of Brand Social for Hulu under Disney Streaming where she leads the streaming giant’s social media marketing strategy to drive earned media and brand awareness. Her unique ability to lead high-performing teams, reach Millennial & Gen Z audiences, and elevate legacy brands through digital innovation has named her one of the industry’s top change agents.
Currently, Tatiana Holifield is the Co-Chair of Adweek’s Social Media Council, which helps brands understand the potential impact of social media towards their growth objectives. Additionally, she is a Regional Advisory Board Member for America On Tech, a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the racial wealth gap by providing equitable pathways into technology.
Prior to her current role, Holifield was the Vice President/Head of Digital Strategy for Pacers Sports & Entertainment where she was one of the Pacers’ highest-ranking women in leadership. Holifield also led marketing teams for Viacom’s BET Networks, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, SportsNet New York, Gospel Music Channel, Disney Regional Entertainment’s ESPN Zone, Hampton Inn Hotel, Hard Rock Café and Taco Bell. Holifield was selected into NAMIC’s prestigious Executive Leadership Development at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. She received her MBA from Metropolitan College of New York and undergraduate degree from Columbia College Chicago.

Seth Godin

Marketing Visionary & Founder, Akimbo

Seth Godin

Marketing Visionary & Founder, Akimbo

Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestsellers that have been read all around the world. His work has been translated into more than 35 languages. He is also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops—online seminars that have transformed the lives of thousands of people.
He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and—most of all—changing the way people see the world. You might be familiar with some of his books: Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. His book, "This Is Marketing", was an instant bestseller around the world. His latest, "The Practice", was published at the end of 2020 and is already a smash hit.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (you can find this by typing “Seth” into Google) is one of the most popular on the internet. His podcast rests in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. More than 20,000 people have completed his influential Akimbo and altMBA workshops, and continue to seek out his invaluable guidance. Seth Godin's Photography by Darius Bashar and Archangel

Brandon Smithwrick

Senior Content Strategist, Squarespace

Brandon Smithwrick

Senior Content Strategist, Squarespace

Brandon Smithwrick is a content marketing specialist based in Brooklyn, New York who focuses on organic social media growth for fashion, lifestyle, and tech companies. With 6+ years experience, he prides himself in doing anything to create quality content that enhances brands aesthetically, while driving impact across channels.
Currently, Brandon is a Senior Content Strategist at Squarespace, the all-in-one website builder. However, prior held a Social Media Strategy position at Ralph Lauren.

Kipp Bodnar

Chief Marketing Officer,
Hubspot

Kipp Bodnar

Chief Marketing Officer,
Hubspot

Kipp Bodnar is the Chief Marketing Officer of HubSpot, where he sets HubSpot’s global inbound marketing strategy to drive awareness and demand for HubSpot’s inbound marketing and sales products.
Prior to his role as CMO, Kipp served as Vice President of Marketing at HubSpot, overseeing all demand generation activity worldwide, building out the EMEA and APAC marketing teams, and managing HubSpot’s field marketing, localization, strategic partnerships, and social media efforts. Kipp serves as a marketing advisor for SaaS companies including SimplyMeasured, InsightSquared and Guidebook.
Kipp is the co-author of “The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More.” An industry-leading speaker and blogger, Kipp is also a strategic advisor to three companies. He holds a BA in journalism from Marshall University.

Caitlin Lacey

Global Head of AR/MR Business Marketing, Meta

Caitlin Lacey

Global Head of AR/MR Business Marketing, Meta

Caitlin Lacey is the global head of augmented reality and mixed reality (AR/MR) business marketing at Meta. With over a decade of experience at the company, Caitlin has dedicated her career to helping leaders harness the latest technology to drive value for their business. She’s excited to share more about the magic of AR/MR through insights and case studies that illustrate the value AR adds to people’s lives and to business.
Caitlin holds a master’s degree in English literature from San Francisco State University, is a former bartender who loves making margaritas from scratch, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

Rand Fishkin

Co-Founder & CEO, SparkToro

Rand Fishkin

Co-Founder & CEO, SparkToro

Rand Fishkin is the co-founder and CEO of audience research software startup, SparkToro. He has dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his writing, videos, speaking, and his book, Lost and Founder.
When Rand is not working, he is usually cooking a fancy meal for the love of his life, author Geraldine DeRuiter. If you bribe him with great pasta or fancy cocktails, he’ll happily pull back the curtain on big tech’s dark secrets.

Molly Pittman

CEO, Smart Marketer

Molly Pittman

CEO, Smart Marketer

I’m fascinated by marketing, obsessed with teaching, and committed to helping you build a life and a career that you love. Digital marketing completely changed my life.
Talk about a huge understatement!
In 2012, I left my bartending job in Kentucky to become an intern at DigitalMarketer. If you told me back then that in just four years I would be Vice President, I would have laughed out loud. And if you told me that two years later, in 2017, I would walk away from DigitalMarketer and quit my dream job… well, I probably would have cried.
The last eight years have been an absolute rollercoaster ride, and I have learned a lot along the way.
As a former competitive soccer player, I used to believe that the secret to success was hard work. So when I got started in digital, I worked really, really hard. 16-hour days were the norm, and I once worked for three days straight. And it paid off.
On my way to becoming Vice President of DigitalMarketer, I also: * Handled over $16 million in profitable ad spend * Co-hosted the "Perpetual Traffic" podcast (with over 5M downloads) * Taught paid traffic and customer acquisition to over 10,000 paying business owners * Spoke at huge events like Traffic & Conversion Summit and Social Media World

Mayur Gupta

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Gannett

Mayur Gupta

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Gannett

Mayur Gupta has been leading the transformation of news media company Gannett into a subscription-led content business since 2020. He is also responsible for driving the company's growth strategy leveraging storytelling, data and technology. He believes that long term growth can be achieved by growing an authentic brand, user value and the user base. He is also an advisor and board member of several health and food tech startups.

Craig Clemens

Co-Founder, Golden Hippo

Craig Clemens

Co-Founder, Golden Hippo

For over 15 years, Craig Clemens has been an ecommerce innovator, brand storyteller, and visionary builder of category-leading brands. As a copywriter, he has written many of the biggest digital ad campaigns in history, generating hundreds of millions of video views and upwards of 1 billion dollars in sales.
Presently, Craig is co-founder of Golden Hippo, America’s largest digitally native brand incubator, which under his leadership has become one of the fastest growing companies in the USA, scaling to 800 team members across 5 offices with no outside investor capital.
Prior to Golden Hippo, Craig founded Breakthrough Media, a digital advertising company which reached 3 million dollars in annual revenues with just 3 employees. Craig began in online commerce in 2003 as a copywriter at Hot Topic Media, which he helped grow to 20 million in annual sales of relationship advice courses.
Craig and his wife Sarah are long time Well Members of charity:water, have funded over 1,200 cleft lip surgeries through a partnership with The Smile Train and Beverly Hills MD, and have built education centers in Guatemala and Kenya through partnerships with The Unstoppable Foundation and Pencils Of Promise.

Shay Howe

Vice President of Platform Strategy, ActiveCampaign

Shay Howe

Vice President of Platform Strategy, ActiveCampaign

Shay Howe is the Vice President of Platform Strategy at ActiveCampaign, where he leads platform experience and ecosystem, strategic partnerships, and product, front-end, and communication design.
He works to make the customer a hero, helping them create ideal customer experiences through intuitive products, marketing, and integrations.
Prior to ActiveCampaign, he was Vice President of Product at Belly and Yello, where he was responsible for product strategy and design.
He has previously led product teams at multiple high-growth companies, including Groupon.
He has held in-residence roles as an advisor with the Techstars, Lightbank, and Prota venture portfolios.
Shay is the author of "Learn to Code HTML and CSS," published by Pearson Education.

Kris Sugatan

CEO, Sugatan

Kris Sugatan

CEO, Sugatan

Kris Sugatan is the founder and CEO of Sugatan, an eCommerce growth-hacking agency that's dedicated to growth and delivering surreal results. Sugatan focuses on growing eCommerce brands to 8 figures in revenue, using sophisticated and super creative Social Media Advertising strategies.

Sujan Patel

Founder, Mailshake

Sujan Patel

Founder, Mailshake

Sujan Patel is the founder of Mailshake, a sales engagement software used by 40,000 sales and marketing professionals. He also owns 8 other SaaS companies under the Ramp Ventures brand. Sujan has over 15 years of marketing experience and has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Salesforce, Mint, Cafepress and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies.

Ralph Burns

Founder & CEO, Tier 11

Ralph Burns

Founder & CEO, Tier 11

Ralph Burns is the Founder and CEO of Tier 11, a digital marketing agency that utilizes a proprietary system called Customer Acquisition Amplification™ to unlock the online potential of purpose-driven businesses to help them scale and grow. Ralph's 100% virtual agency—with people in over 23 countries and 6 continents—manages a portfolio of social media advertising customer accounts in over 57 industries with an annual spend in excess of $100 million. He co-hosts the ‘Perpetual Traffic’ podcast, which has been downloaded over 8 million times and has helped tens of thousands of people grow their businesses through online traffic and conversion strategies. Ralph splits his time between Boston and Cape Cod with his wife and two college-aged sons.

Julie De Moyer

Global Strategy Advisor, Accenture

Julie De Moyer

Global Strategy Advisor, Accenture

Julie is the Global Strategy Advisor for Consumer Goods at Accenture UK. She enjoys helping clients discover new opportunities for growth and creating the best customer experiences. She has a track record of developing front office digital transformation strategies for FTSE 100, start-up, non profit and public sector organizations. She specializes in 1P data strategy, loyalty and marketing intelligence.
Julie is a member of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Advisory Council and is a LBS Alumna. She regularly speaks at global industry and topical conferences, most recently The MarTech Summit Europe 2021, Accenture Consumer Goods Speaking Series 2021 and LBS Ferrari Strategy Challenge 2021.
Julie lived and worked in the US, Italy, Serbia and the Netherlands before relocating to the UK in 2017.

Tomá Beczak

Facebook IQ Content Strategy Lead, Meta

Tomá Beczak

Facebook IQ Content Strategy Lead, Meta

As content strategy lead for Facebook IQ, Tomá explores people’s shifting behaviors, needs and expectations. Focused on identifying the seismic shifts shaping our future, he and his team cover everything from AR to Gen Z.
Prior to joining Meta, Tomá worked in advertising, as a media planner, digital strategist, communications architect and brand strategist. He majored in linguistic anthropology at Brown University and remains passionate about language, culture and the many ways they shape each other.

Neville Medhora

Owner, Kopywriting Kourse

Neville Medhora

Owner, Kopywriting Kourse

Neville is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. He is skilled in digital strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), user experience, sales, and advertising. Neville is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a political science & business focus in government law, business marketing and computers from University of Texas.

Vaibhav Sisinty

Founder & CEO, GrowthSchool

Vaibhav Sisinty

Founder & CEO, GrowthSchool

Vaibhav Sisinty is a highly successful serial startup founder. He growth-consults for brands and helps them use the internet to increase profitability and their overall bottom lines.
In 2012 (at age 19), he moved from running Discovery Android to founding an award-winning digital media company, CrazyHeads.
Within 3 years, CrazyHeads helped 100+ clients all over the world grow their businesses using the internet. After working at Uber (India and Latin America) for 4.5 years, he joined Klook to lead marketing for India and the Middle East where he scaled the business to over $27M in just one year.

Eric Siu

Founder & Chairman, Single Grain

Eric Siu

Founder & Chairman, Single Grain

Eric Siu is the founder of Leveling Up, a holding company that acquires martech SaaS and agencies doing $1-10M in annual revenue. He also hosts two podcasts: ‘Marketing School’ & ‘Leveling Up’, which get over 1M monthly downloads combined.
Over the years, Eric has helped companies such as Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and Salesforce acquire more customers. He also speaks around the world on marketing & SaaS. Eric is also the author of 'Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life' and angel invests on the side.

Max Klymenko

Creative Director, klym&co

Max Klymenko

Creative Director, klym&co

Max is the Creative Director of Gen Z agency klym&co, and a social media edutainer with over 2 million followers and 1 billion views on TikTok. His videos are about careers, motivation, business and psychology, occasionally featuring his cat.
Max moved to the UK from Ukraine. He has four university degrees in law, economics, business and sociology. Prior to his social media career, Max worked at corporate consultancy firm Accenture, shaping the firm’s thought leadership at the intersection of technology, economics and geopolitics.
Max is excited about helping brands, organizations and individuals unlock their creative potential through social media.

Jess Vassallo

Founder & Head of Growth, Evocative Media

Jess Vassallo

Founder & Head of Growth, Evocative Media

Jess Vassallo is the founder and Head of Growth of Evocative Media, an ecommerce growth marketing agency based in Sydney, Australia. Jess and her team have successfully generated more than $58 million in tracked revenue for their ecommerce clients through email marketing, paid social, Google advertising and SMS marketing in the past year. Since 2014, Jess has been pioneering positive change in digital marketing, by focusing on holistic, data-led strategies and advocating for more transparency in the industry.

Depesh Mandalia

Founder, CEO & SM Commerce, The BPM Method

Depesh Mandalia

Founder, CEO & SM Commerce, The BPM Method

Depesh Mandalia is an agency owner, advertising thought leader and founder of The BPM Method. Depesh designed and teaches the ways of brand-driven performance marketing, leveraging 100 years of marketing expertise and the power of branding to build and scale campaigns for the modern digital age.

Daniel Doan

Conversion & Direct-Response Copywriter, Doan Consulting

Daniel Doan

Conversion & Direct-Response Copywriter, Doan Consulting

Daniel Doan is a veteran direct-response copywriter and conversion strategist with over 10 years of experience writing high-converting landing pages, emails, and ads for some of the largest companies in America. He helps companies increase their conversions and sales by bridging the gap between what brands want to say and what their dream customers need to hear.
When he's not writing flattering bios about himself in the third person, he's focused on partnering with B2B companies and digital brands to help squeeze the juice out of every marketing dollar. Because when companies successfully bridge the gap between what they want to say and what their customers will read... clicks, conversions, sales, and top line revenue go bananas.

Luke Kostka

Co-Founder & Creative Director, New Norml Media

Luke Kostka

Co-Founder & Creative Director, New Norml Media

Luke Kostka is a creative who operates at the intersection of authenticity and action. He owns a content creation and production studio called New Norml Media that focuses on using a brand’s genuine personality, and where growth is a by-product. He is also a creative director for the digital marketing community “AdLeaks” which has over 250k followers within all groups including “Facebook Adbuyers”.
Based in Dana Point, CA, Luke utilizes the ocean for surfing, fishing, and the beach lifestyle, while playing guitar and singing originals are his side-passion.

Jeremy Epperson

Chief Growth Officer, Conversion Guides

Jeremy Epperson

Chief Growth Officer, Conversion Guides

Jeremy's mission is to help startups with the relentless pursuit of exponential growth online. He has launched conversion rate optimization for 155+ startups. This process has generated over $247 million in tracked revenue from winning tests. As a professional speaker, he presented over 175 times in 47 states and trained 42,000 founders, execs, marketers, and growth leaders.

Jack Paxton

Co-Founder, Top Growth Marketing

Jack Paxton

Co-Founder, Top Growth Marketing

Jack helps companies scale using ads. Since 2011, he’s started Top Growth Marketing and accumulated over $200 million in profitable ad spend working with $100/day to $100,000/day budgets. After identifying the power of virality and incentivization, he then co-founded VYPER, a contest & giveaway builder. Then Hyax, a design-focused funnel & course builder. Then Hy.page a bio link monetization tool.

Ian Martins

Managing Partner, Bell Curve

Ian Martins

Managing Partner, Bell Curve

Ian Martins is the Managing Partner at Bell Curve (Demand Curve), a creative growth agency that works at the intersection of brand and performance. Ian and his team work with startups to help them accelerate growth.
Ian started his career as a creative before shifting into performance marketing roles at various agencies where he serviced both Fortune 500 clients as well as startups.

Rich Watson

Founder & Senior Facebook Strategist, Augmented Hype

Rich Watson

Founder & Senior Facebook Strategist, Augmented Hype

Rich Watson is an augmented reality marketer who has been working with Facebook ads for over 7 years.
Since April 2021, the Facebook marketing world has been turned on its head with the release of Apple's iOS 14 update. The brands that have survived are the ones who already built a strong relationship with both new and existing customer bases. The brands that haven't survived failed to leverage the platform at a top-level marketing channel.
The fundamentals of marketing have always remained strong within paid advertising, while the algorithm's ability to pick the right customer out for the advertiser has fallen away.
Facebook marketing is now solely about building a genuine relationship with your customers by providing them valuable tools or products to solve their problems and a community of like-minded people to support them.

Will Alred

Co-Founder, Lavender

Will Alred

Co-Founder, Lavender

Will is one of the co-founders of Lavender. His focus is to help sales people write better emails faster. He has sat down 1:1 with over a thousand sales reps, helping them improve their email writing. Will poured his knowledge into the creation of an email assistant which analyzes millions of emails every month. The AI then gives you recommendations in real time based on the most successful sales emails.
In 2021, Will was listed as one of LinkedIn's Top Voices in Sales.

Benji Martinez

Head of Growth, Wildmetrics

Benji Martinez

Head of Growth, Wildmetrics

Benji is Growth Manager at Wildmetrics, a no-code and API-based analytics app that makes it easy and reliable for digital businesses to track & analyze customer journeys.
He has been helping more than 300 businesses on sales funnels and digital marketing strategy for the last five years, and has helped to lead the transition from being a consulting business to a SaaS business.
For him, business is relationships between people. He loves teaching others to use marketing automation and analytics using Wildmetrics’ methodologies called "Respect-Based Marketing and Relationship Funnel" to grow their business sustainably.

AJ Cassata

Founder & Director of Sales Training, Revenue Boost

AJ Cassata

Founder & Director of Sales Training, Revenue Boost

AJ is a serial entrepreneur, marketer, and consultant from New York who dropped out of college at 18 to work in sales & sales management.
He's got extensive experience in B2B lead gen, sales, and scaling sales operations, while being an advocate for non-salesy selling. Him and his wife Bella co-founded Revenue Boost, a company on a mission to make sales simple and help B2B companies go from good-to-great by transforming how they sell.
He is an avid traveler, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize dreams and reach their potential.

Dennis Yu

CEO, BlitzMetrics

Dennis Yu

CEO, BlitzMetrics

Dennis Yu is the CEO of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults.
His personal mission centers around mentorship from his experience with helping people from all walks of life grow their expertise in digital marketing, sharing his insights from managing campaigns for enterprise clients like The Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.
Dennis is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken over 730 times in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, PubCon, Conversion Conference, Social Media Marketing World, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit.

Stefan Georgi

CEO, Copy Accelerator

Stefan Georgi

CEO, Copy Accelerator

Stefan Georgi is considered by many to be the best direct response copywriter working today. Since 2012, he's helped clients generate over a billion dollars in sales with his words and strategies. Clients and people Stefan has written for include Tommy Chong, Mike Tyson, Tony Horton, VShred, Golden Hippo, Dr. Claudia Aguirre, Dr. Philip Goglia, and many others. Today Stefan is still active and also runs one of the most successful copywriting training academies in the U.S.

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