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 this October...

Ryan Deiss

Founder & CEO, DigitalMarketer

Ryan Deiss

Founder & CEO, DigitalMarketer

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THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING TRACK

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Ryan Deiss is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company, DigitalMarketer.com, and a Founding Partner at Scalable Equity, LLC, a venture equity accelerator that builds and acquires B2B media and software brands. He is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology, and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. He is also the Founder and Host of "The Traffic & Conversion Summit", the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America. Ryan is a best-selling author and a sought-after speaker who has shared the stage with top business leaders and celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, William Shatner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Tim Ferris, Daymond John, and Dave Ramsey.

Raja Rajamannar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Mastercard

Raja Rajamannar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Mastercard & Author of Quantum Marketing

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THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING TRACK

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Raja Rajamannar is responsible for successfully leading Mastercard’s marketing transformation, including developing its Priceless experiential platforms and the creation and deployment of cutting-edge marketing-led business models. He oversaw the successful evolution of the brand’s identity, pioneering Mastercard’s move to become a symbol brand and launching its breakthrough sonic architecture. Raja serves as President of the World Federation of Advertisers, is among Business Insider’s Top 25 World’s Most Innovative CMOs, Forbes World’s Most Influential CMOs, Adweek’s most tech savvy CMOs and ANA Educational Foundation’s Marketer of the Year. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Quantum Marketing.

Molly Pittman

CEO, Smart Marketer

Molly Pittman

CEO, Smart Marketer

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Molly Pittman is fascinated by marketing and committed to helping entrepreneurs build lives and careers they love. In 2012, Molly left her bartending job in Kentucky to become an intern at DigitalMarketer. In just four years, she became the company's Vice President, overseeing $100 million in ad spend, co-hosting the Perpetual Traffic Podcast, and mentoring over 10,000 business owners. Two years later, in 2017, she walked away from her "dream job" to ride the crazy rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. She currently serves as the CEO of Smart Marketer. In her free time, she leads the growth and funding efforts for a homeless animal shelter in Kentucky.

Matt McGowan

Director and General Manager, Canada, Snap Inc.

Matt McGowan

Director and General Manager, Canada, Snap Inc.

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NEW: BRAND BUILDING TRACK

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A born and bred New Yorker turned Torontonian who has lived on 3 continents, Matt has worked alongside executives and founders representing some of the world's best known and thousands of relatively unknown brands, agencies, and technology companies. Matt currently serves as a Director and General Manager of Canada for Snap Inc, the holding company that owns Snapchat, Spectacles, Bitmoji and Zenly.
Matt’s experience has led him to believe that a focus on building strong diverse teams can mean the difference between a successful business and one that struggles to attain its KPIs. Ensuring decisions are made that build on operational excellence within agreed upon strategic swim-lanes is the first and most important ingredient to achieving growth and prosperity.
Before Snap, Matt served as President and a member of the Board of Directors at the SaaS juggernaut Adestra, an enterprise martech Email Service Provider and Marketing Automation Platform. Adestra was acquired by Upland Software in Dec 2018.
Prior to Adestra, Matt was focused on expanding Google and YouTube’s leadership in the advertising and marketing space, where he ran strategy for the team that managed the Big 6 Holding Company relationships. Matt also held leadership positions at Incisive Media (acquired), PropertyRoom.com, Headland Digital Media (acquired), and Charles Schwab.
With a strong background in corporate strategy, sales, and marketing, and deep executive relationships Matt is also an active adviser, board member, shareholder, LP and volunteer.

Alex Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

Alex Cattoni

Founder, The Copy Posse

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CONTENT MARKETING TRACK

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Alex is a copywriter, marketing strategist and the founder of the Copy Posse, the raddest, baddest crew of copywriters on the Internet with over 200,000+ students worldwide.⁣
Since 2012, she has proudly partnered with some of the top transformational authors and brands in the industry, helping them massively increase profits through her iconic email marketing campaigns, list monetization strategies and industry-leading sales funnels.
Through her online programs, content and challenges, Alex has helped thousands of copywriters and entrepreneurs turn their passion for writing into full-time freedom and ignite their businesses with words that work.
Alex has been featured on Forbes, Mindvalley, Digital Marketer and is a 3-time speaker at Ad World.

Marc Lefkowitz

Director of Partner Development APAC, YouTube

Marc Lefkowitz

Director of Partner Development APAC, YouTube

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CONTENT MARKETING TRACK

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Marc Lefkowitz leads the scaled partnerships team for YouTube APAC. His team is responsible for managing large and strategic creators, artists, labels, enterprises, and media companies across the region. The team delivers exceptional management experiences to help their partners optimize and expand their YouTube businesses and create a positive and lasting impact on the world.
Prior to leading the Partner Development team in APAC, he managed several technical partnerships teams at Google, was a Senior Product Manager, and a Senior Software Development Lead at various companies throughout his 20 years of experience.
Marc has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jorie Waterman

Industry Manager, Ecommerce, Meta

Jorie Waterman

Industry Manager, Ecommerce, Meta

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Jorie Waterman joined Facebook in 2019 as an Industry Manager leading several of Facebook’s largest global clients. She came to Facebook with over twenty years of experience connecting consumers and businesses online - learning from her work as CMO of Redbubble, VP of Internet Marketing at Shutterfly, Head of Performance Channels at eBay Enterprise, Head of Global Search at McCann Worldgroup, Product Planner at Microsoft and more.
Over the past 10 years, she has had a deep focus on performance marketing with some of the most sizable product catalogs online.
She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Comparative Religion, lived for a year and a half in a Buddhist monastery and grew up around the world.

Michael Burke

Managing Director, Branded Apparel & Durables, Google

Michael Burke

Managing Director, Branded Apparel & Durables, Google

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THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING TRACK

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As Google’s Managing Director of Luxury, Branded Apparel & Durables, Michael Burke leads a sales team responsible for driving business growth for  many of the world's largest, most loved brands and agencies.
In his nearly two decades at Google, he's enjoyed a front row seat to the future of commerce and marketing. Digital media, consumer privacy, AI, and seamless omnichannel engagement are the hottest trends in retail, and Michael and his team are actively supporting hundreds of brands in their own unique digital transformations.
Leveraging deep consumer insights, they are also delivering world-class digital marketing strategies and solutions to help brands engage and acquire high-value customers.
Michael has built and led high-performing teams across several industries and product areas. Prior to focusing on Brand Manufacturers, Michael managed teams in Retail and Consumer Electronics, and led business development for Google Checkout. During a year-long exit from Google, he also led business development at Clickable, a VC-backed, growth stage start-up acquired by Syncapse.
Michael is a frequent content publisher and industry speaker at events such as the Vogue Business Summit, Digiday Publishing Summit, and Ecom World. His expertise covers topics ranging from the evolving retail landscape and growth of digital goods, to the application of AI in retail and marketing.

Phoenix Ha

Director of Paid Social, National Positions

Phoenix Ha

Director of Paid Social, National Positions

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Phoenix Ha is the Director of Paid Social at National Positions, headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. With a robust background in creative brand development and digital advertising, she has adopted a 360-degree mindset to all marketing strategies. Cutting her teeth with industry-heavy hitters like Supra Footwear, K-Swiss Global, NIKE Footwear, TOPSHOP, American Apparel, ALDO Footwear, in addition to multiple collaborations with Disney, she has hit the ground running and has never stopped. As Director of Paid Social, her approach combines the worlds of data and creativity, keeping social campaigns agile, profitable, and high-performing even in the wake of iOS14.5. Her disruptive approach has resulted in 10x ROAS, new brand launches, and omnichannel methodology optimization. This paired with an Executive MBA positions Phoenix as a leader of tomorrow within the digital advertising space.

Kasim Aslam

Founder & CEO, Solutions 8

Kasim Aslam

Founder & CEO, Solutions 8

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Kasim is the founder and CEO of Solutions 8, one of the world’s top-ranked Google Ads agencies. He’s the traffic coach for DigitalMarketer.com’s ELITE coaching program, was hand-selected by Ryan Deiss to help create DigitalMarketer’s new Paid Traffic Certification, and is the co-host of Perpetual Traffic (one of the top marketing podcasts in the world).
Recipient of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association’s 2017 TIM Award for Person of the Year, Kasim was also named one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Thought Leaders in the United States by The University of Missouri in 2020. His book, The 7 Critical Principles of Effective Digital Marketing, was featured as one of the Top 100 Digital Marketing Books of All Time by Book Authority.
As a professional speaker, Kasim has been a main-stage emcee for the Traffic & Conversion Summit (the largest marketing conference in North America) and speaks regularly at marketing conferences around the globe. He and his wife have two sons; they split their time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Seattle, Washington.

Lazar Žepinić

PPC Expert & CEO, Sellers Alley

Lazar Žepinić

PPC Expert & CEO, Sellers Alley

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Lazar Žepinić is the Founder and CEO of Sellers Alley, a 7-figure advertising agency providing PPC marketing services to premium eCommerce sellers. The company has partnerships with some of the biggest brands, including Thrasio and TikTok. Sellers Alley is a fast-growing agency with experienced PPC specialists who create the most suitable and profitable strategies for clients’ needs and goals. Lazar and his team focus on delivering fast, measurable, and successful advertising results through a multichannel marketing approach, with Amazon Ads and TikTok Ads as the leading platforms. Lazar participated in many marketing events, summits, and workshops around the globe and continues to share expertise from his decade-long professional experience with others.

Jackie Quiring

Conversion & Direct Response Copywriter, Jackie Quiring Inc.

Jackie Quiring

Conversion & Direct Response Copywriter, Jackie Quiring Inc.

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CONTENT MARKETING TRACK

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Jackie is a conversion and direct response copywriter. Her superpower? Crafting sticky sales copy that speaks to a prospect’s deepest desires, and persuades them to whip out their wallets.
Her mission? To help great brands make a real difference in the world by promoting their life-changing products and services.
As a certified and award-winning expert, Jackie Quiring has helped 175 B2B and B2C brands worldwide generate billions of impressions, millions of clicks and over $100M+ in revenue since 2011.

Jess Chan

Founder & CEO, Longplay

Jess Chan

Founder & CEO, Longplay

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EMAIL & SMS MARKETING TRACK

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Jess Chan is the Founder & CEO of Longplay, a full-service retention & lifecycle marketing agency for DTC ecommerce brands. She bootstrapped the agency - scaling to 7-figures in revenue in the first 18 months, and since then the business has continued to scale sustainably and profitably with a remote team.
Longplay has generated $300M+ in email revenue working with clients from startup to $500M+.
As a previous Chief Marketing Officer of a multi-million dollar DTC ecommerce company, Jess built Longplay with a focus on systematic marketing strategies and intensive team development to provide a white glove client experience that achieves results.

Luke Kostka

Co-Founder & Creative Director, New Norml. Media

Luke Kostka

Co-Founder & Creative Director, New Norml. Media

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PERFORMANCE AD CREATIVES TRACK

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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.

Savannah Sanchez

Founder, The Social Savannah

Savannah Sanchez

Founder, The Social Savannah

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PERFORMANCE AD CREATIVES TRACK

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Savannah Sanchez is one of the leading experts in TikTok media buying and ad creatives for ecommerce brands. Her speciality is creating TikToks ads that convert and she has built up a superstar team of content creators and editors to create TikToks each week for her clients. Savannah works with the hottest ecommerce brands including Fabletics, REVOLVE, Mixtiles, BlendJet, Sugar Bear Hair, and Our Place just to name a few. Her TikTok expertise has enabled many top ecommerce brands to scale.

Anthony Paluzzi

CEO, Palo Media Group

Anthony Paluzzi

CEO, Palo Media Group

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Anthony Paluzzi is the founder and CEO of PALO, a leading performance-based agency focused on call marketing. Anthony heads up all strategic initiatives, project development, and overall company operations. Since starting as a solo affiliate in 2010, Anthony has grown PALO to one of the leading pay-per-call marketplaces for affiliates and advertisers to connect.

Margo Aaron

Writer, That Seems Important

Margo Aaron

Writer, That Seems Important

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CONTENT MARKETING TRACK

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Margo Aaron is a writer, recovering academic, and accidental marketer. She has taught over 4,000 students how to sell ethically, market honestly, and use words to inspire action. She holds a Master's in psychology from Columbia University and won the prestigious Walker award from Seth Godin's altMBA. Her website, That Seems Important, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Writers by The Write Life, and her work has been featured in Thought Catalog, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Hubspot, ThinkGrowth, Growth Lab, Copyhackers, and Inc.

Taylor Lagace

Co-CEO, Kynship

Taylor Lagace

Co-CEO, Kynship

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Co-CEO & Co-Founder at Kynship. Prior to co-founding Kynship, Taylor worked at Athletes First, an NFL agency, where he was responsible for marketing on behalf of NFL stars, such as Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Deshaun Watson. From Athletes First, he transitioned to the digital marketing side of the influencer marketing space by building out the influencer department at Common Thread Collective, a growth agency mainly focusing on Facebook Advertising. Here, Taylor was responsible for creating influencer partnerships on behalf of 30+ brands and running Facebook ads in tandem with influencers. Taylor’s holistic learning and experience within this space has led him to a greater understanding of influencer marketing, which he hopes to share with others who aim to leverage influencers for the growth of their business.

Amanda Natividad

VP Marketing, SparkToro

Amanda Natividad

VP Marketing, SparkToro

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CONTENT MARKETING TRACK

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Amanda Natividad is VP of Marketing for audience research startup, SparkToro. She’s also a contributor for Adweek, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, and a former journalist. Amanda previously led marketing for Growth Machine, led marketing for Liftopia, built Fitbit’s B2B content program, and led content and communications for NatureBox. Amanda has spoken at marketing events like Demand Curve’s Growth Summit, and guest lectured at Columbia Business School and Cornell University.

Marcel García

CEO, Everest Marketing

Marcel García

CEO, Everest Marketing

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NEW: ADVERTISING AGENCIES TRACK

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Marcel García is the CEO of Everest Marketing, a digital marketing agency, who in just one year went from being a freelancer to having a young and dynamic team of more than 20 people spread all over the world and working remotely. The success of an organization where the members of the company are located thousands of km apart from each other? AHA, now that’s something we’re all interested in hearing about! You don’t want to miss this event, because Marcel will tell you the all the tricks+tools that will allow you to organise a team (even if they are in the North Pole), systemise workflows and scale marketing campaigns while you are having a mango daiquiri on some remote beach in Bali.

Jon Weberg

CEO, Marketing Mastery Elite

Jon Weberg

CEO, Marketing Mastery Elite

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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Jon is an entrepreneur, top 1% consultant, & business master. By the age of 24, he is a 2X self-published author & has helped clients in the SaaS, Ecommerce, Agency, & 2 dozen + industries. He is widely considered a leading profit and scaling expert. Jon spends his time helping entrepreneurs scale their business profitably without outside capital.

Daniel Doan

Neuro-response Conversion Copywriter, Doan Consulting

Daniel Doan

Neuro-response Conversion Copywriter, Doan Consulting

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LEAD GENERATION TRACK

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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.

John Moran

Co-Founder & Senior Client Strategist, Solutions 8

John Moran

Co-Founder & Senior Client Strategist, Solutions 8

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MEDIA BUYING TRACK

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John Moran is the Co-Founder and Senior Client Strategist at Solutions 8, a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on helping businesses make money with Google Ads. John specializes in building and managing full-funnel digital marketing campaigns for a broad range of clients by combining strategies such as paid search, social media, email marketing, content creation, ascension models, and return paths. Or, as he likes to put it, “I help connect people looking for things to the companies they need to buy them from.”

Danisha Lomax

SVP, Media (West), NA Paid Social Lead, Digitas

Danisha Lomax

SVP, Media (West), NA Paid Social Lead, Digitas

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NEW: BRAND BUILDING TRACK

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As SVP/National Paid Social Lead & Head of Media (West Coast) at Digitas, Danisha Lomax takes pride in developing programs that focus on authenticity, cultural impact, and advocacy for women of color. With over a decade of experience in media, Danisha is a master at her craft, but her deep knowledge of social platforms is just the tip of the iceberg.
At Digitas, Danisha oversees a team of social experts who create scalable, holistic end-to-end activations for the agency and its clients. She helps clients expand their use-cases for social, with an authentic audience and culture-first strategy. Her approach has won her multiple awards including CampaignUS Media Planner of the Year (2021) Chief Marketer's Market like a Mother award (2021) and Cynopsis Top Women in Media (2020), among others. Additionally, she is a sought-after thought leader and speaker. She's written industry articles related to Facebook's shift to stories, inclusivity in Instagram stories, Snapchat going premium, and year-over-year social trends in various high-caliber trade and industry publications.

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