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Tuesday | March 5

9:05 AM – 9:55 AM
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The State of the Industry: Surveying Customer Acquisition Today

Room: Grand Ballroom AF
In an age of data privacy, consumer choice and technological disruption, we take a look at where our business has been and where it’s headed. Where are marketers succeeding today? What industries are emerging and contracting? How can you successfully interact today to generate customers? Join us as we share and interpret industry survey findings, and explore lead buying and selling, customer acquisition, measurable marketing, consumer insights and more.
 
Key Takeaways:
  • Hear from your colleagues as we take the pulse of lead generation and share industry survey insights
  • Discover opportunities and challenges facing marketers, publishers and aggregators today and how they impact your business
  • Understand shifts in the marketplace that affect how and where brands can effectively and efficiently acquire customers
Sponsored by PX
 
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10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
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Keynote: Millennials, Gen Z and the Future of Mobile Marketing with Mark McMaster, Snapchat

Room: Grand Ballroom AF
Millennials and Gen Z are an increasingly valuable yet challenging audience for digital marketers. As their buying power spikes, so do the number of brands and offers competing for their attention. Join Mark McMasterHead of US Global Online Sales at Snap, Inc.for this deep dive on how to drive consideration and generate leads among Millennial and Gen Z audiences where they spend the majority of their screen time: on mobile devices. Mark will also share original research detailing millennial purchase behavior and how they prefer to discover, interact and transact with brands both online and in store. 

Key Takeaways:
  • Gain actionable insights on the behaviors and preferences of Millennials and Gen Z
  • Discover unique strategies for winning on mobile
  • Learn how to optimize and scale lead acquisition utilizing Snapchat's diverse ad platform
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10:50 AM – 11:30 AM
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Keynote: Shaping Brand Perception through Storytelling with Ben Tamblyn, Microsoft

Room: Grand Ballroom AF
What’s your story? In a digital world where a brand’s reputation, perception and actions are daily news, how are you managing the message? Ben Tamblyn, and his team at Microsoft help identify, curate and publish rich and compelling stories about the company and the human impact of technology. In this session, Ben will share five lessons they’ve learned that you can use to change the perception of your brand through stories.
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  • Ben Tamblyn, Director Storytelling and Corporate Communications, Microsoft

Wednesday | March 6

9:15 AM – 9:55 AM
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Keynote: The Business Model of Content – Reinventing Content Marketing Into a Measurable Business Strategy with Robert Rose, The Content Advisory

Room: Grand Ballroom AF
We have moved into a new era of marketing – one where the creation of value through content-driven experiences is the focus. Yes, the entire practice of marketing has changed – again. So, if it’s such an important part of the equation, why is the struggle to measure the effectiveness of content such a struggle for the business?  It’s because we’re measuring precisely the wrong thing: the content. Let’s reboot the whole notion of content marketing, and understand what it is we’re actually solving for. In this session, author, content marketing strategist and chief strategy officer for The Content Advisory, Robert Rose will discuss the current transformation of the marketing department inside out. Let’s examine the business model of content, and walk step by step on how to develop the optimal business purpose and focus for a truly measurable content marketing strategy.  
 
Key Takeaways:
  • A framework any business can use to assess the purpose of its current and future approach to content marketing
  • A usable approach to measuring audiences as the means of proving the worth of content marketing as a strategic approach
  • Specific examples of companies actually achieving strategic, and measurable business value through the use of content-driven customer experience
Presented By:
  • Robert Rose, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, The Content Advisory