iMedia Summit

iMedia Agency Summit, May 2014 - Overview

The Future of Data-Driven Creativity

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The era of the Mad Men isn't over. It's just better informed than it used to be. This May, agency elite will come together to address the new challenges related to formulating innovative campaigns with the benefit of ever-mounting insights into consumer wants, needs, and behaviors. In an increasingly programmatic world, summit attendees will discuss and define the new agency value proposition.

Topics will include:
  • New and emerging attribution models and data platforms
  • Creative best practices in a personalized, data-driven era
  • The latest trends in buying efficiencies
  • Crucial insights into the current state of consumer privacy wants and requirements
  • Agile planning and the agencies leading the way
  • Rethinking the ways in which the industry has traditionally approached integrated marketing
  • The Aspen Group: a private peer-to-peer town hall dedicated to industry thought leadership (marketers only)

Don't Miss the Official iMedia Agency Summit After Party

Invitation to Summit After Party

Lori H. Schwartz as Summit Host

Lori H. Schwartz

Lori Schwartz works with top creative and strategic executives of multiple brands, agencies, and content companies to ensure understanding of new technology as well as emerging business models. With a focus on the habits of the consumer and the evolving marketer's goals, Schwartz provides the latest solution recommendations at the center of this ever-changing media landscape. She is a managing partner of StoryTech, a strategic consulting and packaging firm dedicated to informed collaboration between storytellers - including brands - and technology companies, resulting in profitable business and content ventures. The company defines and sits at the center of the emerging content ecosystem, providing production, distribution, and engagement strategies which include Brand as Character®, matching master storytellers and brands for content creation, and storyworlding.

Aaron Fetters, Director Insights & Analytics Solutions Center, Kellogg Company, as Opening Keynote

Aaron Fetters

As director, insights and analytics solutions center at Kellogg Company, Aaron Fetters oversees a broad marketing insights organization. From product, idea, and communication assessment through marketing effectiveness analytics and research, his group delivers services and insights that power brand growth. Previously, Fetters served as associate director, global digital strategy and analytics, responsible for enhancing Kellogg Company's capabilities in digital marketing measurement and analysis, with emphasis on digital media performance, insights, and digital marketing ROI. In addition, he was the lead digital strategist for the Pop-Tarts and Eggo brands, advising and co-creating digital marketing solutions with agency partners. Fetters began his career at P&G, where he helped develop industry-leading capabilities in the areas of digital marketing and digital marketing research.

Shel Israel, Co-Author, "Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy" as Day 2 Keynote

Shel Israel

Shel Israel helps businesses tell their stories in engaging ways. He does it as a freelance journalist, consultant and presentation coach. He is co-author with Robert Scoble of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data & the Future of Privacy. Previously, they wrote Naked Conversations, a seminal book on why business should use social media. Israel has also written Twitterville, and Stellar Presentations. All four books have been critically acclaimed at and elsewhere. He currently writes The Contextual Beat column at Forbes and provides bylined editorial content to many companies of all sizes. Previously he has contributed to BusinessWeek, Dow Jones, Fast Company and American Express Open Forum. Over the years, he has consulted over 100 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.


The Aspen Group

The Aspen Group

Plus, qualified agency executives will be invited to join "The Aspen Group" - a private, peer-to-peer town hall designed by agency leaders for agency leaders dedicated to industry progression. It's a 'no BS' forum that's not only a one-of-a-kind networking experience, but provides unprecedented access to industry leaders.

Summit Advisory Board

Deidra Bodkin
SVP, Network Director
Big Fuel
Michael Bowen
Director, Performance Optimization
Tamara Bousquet
SVP Media
Jason Burnham
Partner, Social Engineer
Burnham Marketing
Josh Dreller
Director, Marketing Research
Shivan Durbal
Media Director
John Durham
CEO / Managing Partner
Catalyst S+F
Nicole Incherchera
Adam Kleinberg
Rob Murray
Skyword Inc.
Mark Naples
Managing Partner
WIT Strategy
Josh Okun
Executive Creation Director
The Company of Others
Charlie Ray
Broad Street Co.
David Smith
Mediasmith, Inc.
Doug Weaver
Founder & CEO, Upstream Group / iMedia Senior Analyst

If You're an Agency Executive...

Please be our guest and Request Your Invitation. Space is limited so act now. This summit is FREE to qualified agency executives and offers:

  • 3 full days of peer-to-peer exchange (including full-day marketer-only meeting)
  • Informative, insightful sessions & keynotes on the most timely and critical issues
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Participant materials
  • Meals and networking functions, including iMedia's exclusive one:one program
  • 4-night stay at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa

If You're a Publisher or Service Provider...

For a limited number of publishers/service providers, the iMedia Agency Summit offers an exclusive and intimate opportunity to have meaningful interaction with agency executives to help them address their digital marketing challenges and strategies. iMedia regulates the number of "seller" passes sold to ensure a rich buyer-to-seller ratio. In addition to collaboration with marketers during content sessions, iMedia has designed a program rich in both structured and unstructured networking opportunities.
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Potential Sponsors...

iMedia Summit attendees represent over $3 billion in digital marketing spend and hail from some of the biggest companies in the Fortune-500 and the agency world. High-value, customizable sponsorship opportunities are available, but won't last. Contact Jason Haffar, Sr. Director, Sales, for more information

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