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Agency Summit: Delivering the Future of Media October 2 - 4, 2017, New Orleans, LA

Technology innovations are constantly disrupting our industry. With the rise of AI and programmatic comes a commoditization of media, and in turn a devaluation of media departments. Rather than focusing on strategic execution, the question has become “how to buy media.” We’re buying more impressions, in many more and different venues than ever before, with greater efficiency via DMPs, DSPs (and whatever acronym of the day evolves). And these technologies are making money on infrastructure, and eating into our margins. They also come with a whole host of challenges – viewability, transparency, bots, ad fraud and reporting discrepancies.

Have we somehow lost the brains and humanity, which (while they cost more) provided better quality opportunities for truly getting the message at the right place at the right time – as opposed to just showing it more often? How can we as a community deliver on the challenges and opportunities that today’s environment brings us?

Join leaders at the iMedia Agency Summit to discuss:

  • The structural challenges agencies face in the ever-evolving marketing landscape
  • How to partner smartly with media and technology vendors to amplify value for the client
  • How to keep employees engaged and nimble, always learning and contributing in a world where automation looks to be taking over and agency compensation models are taking a hit
  • Which are the latest technology innovations influencing both consumers and the way in which we should work with our clients?
  • With the rise of digital-first businesses, and the tri-opoly of Facebook, Google, and Amazon creating new inventory streams, what IS media anymore?
  • Best practices for keeping lines of communication open and honest with clients – and the relationship always evolving with the times

Attend the Summit



Qualified agency executives are invited to be our VIP guests. If eligible, you’ll receive a complimentary pass to this event along with these benefits:

  • Automatic invitation to the agency-only, closed-door ASPEN Group
  • 2.5 days of peer-to-peer exchange
  • Informative, insightful sessions and keynotes on the most timely and critical issues
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Access to networking functions, including iMedia's exclusive One to One program
  • Complimentary meals and beverages
  • Complimentary 2-night stay at the The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 

> Request an invitation

Featured Speakers

  • Deb Boyda

    Deb Boyda

    President, Central Region


  • Babs Rangaiah

    Babs Rangaiah

    VP Global Media Innovation & Ventures


  • John Moore

    John Moore

    Global President

    MullenLowe Mediahub

  • Tom Edwards

    Tom Edwards

    Chief Digital Officer


  • Rob Davis

    Rob Davis


    Starcom Worldwide

  • Price Glomski

    Price Glomski

    Executive Vice President


  • Marc Blanchard

    Marc Blanchard

    Global Head of Experience Design


  • Summit Ambassadors

  • David Aglar

    David Aglar

    EVP Digital

    Weber Shandwick

  • Kendall Allen

    Kendall Allen

    Senior Associate

    Influence Collective, LLC

  • Jeremy Cornfeldt

    Jeremy Cornfeldt



  • Chris Cox

    Chris Cox

    Senior Manager Global Digital Marketing

    The Hershey Company

  • Jenifer Dasho

    Jenifer Dasho

    Brand Marketing Lead


  • Bob Estrada

    Bob Estrada

    EVP, Senior Director, Digital & Emerging Media


  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    VP of Media

    R&R Partners

  • Brandie Feuer

    Brandie Feuer

    VP Brand Experience

    Eileen Fisher

  • Carl Fremont

    Carl Fremont

    Global, Chief Digital Officer


  • David Gitter

    David Gitter

    VP Marketing

    World Poker Tour

  • Beverly Jackson

    Beverly Jackson

    VP, Social Media & Content Strategy

    MGM Resorts International

  • Benjamin Jankowski

    Benjamin Jankowski

    Group Head, Global Media


  • Dave Knox

    Dave Knox

    Managing Director

    WPP Ventures

  • Alison Lange Engel

    Alison Lange Engel

    VP Global Marketing


  • Manu Mathew

    Manu Mathew

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Visual IQ

  • Darren McColl

    Darren McColl

    Global Chief Brand & Marketing Strategy Officer


  • Art Muldoon

    Art Muldoon

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Accordant Media

  • Jim Nichols

    Jim Nichols



  • Jason Oates

    Jason Oates

    Chief Business Officer


  • Katherine Riley

    Katherine Riley

    Director of Marketing

    Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures

  • David Shadpour

    David Shadpour

    Founder / CEO

    Social Native

  • Kate Stebner

    Kate Stebner

    VP, Digital


  • Peter Stringer

    Peter Stringer

    VP, Social Media

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

  • Event Sponsors

    • LiveRamp
    • Factual
    • Bazaarvoice
    • ibotta
    • Marin Software
    • Panamplify
    • Sojern
    • SweetIQ
    • Advertising Age
    • eMarketer
    • IAB
    • 123RF
    • Stockunlimted

    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.

    For more information, please contact:
    Brian Urquhart, Director of Strategic Partnerships
    [email protected]


    The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
    The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 921 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70112


    Set within the historic 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans retains the grace and charm of an antebellum mansion. Guests of this French Quarter hotel have the advantage of staying near popular area attractions, including Bourbon Street, but can also experience local traditions in the Courtyard, which hosts special events with its Crawfish Concierge, Snowball Sommelier and Oyster Butler. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans offers a peaceful retreat with features including:

    • Luxury guest rooms and suites blending elegant décor with modern amenities 
    • Live music at the Davenport Lounge 
    • M bistro, offering a farm-to-table dining experience 
    • Destination spa, the largest in the city, offering more than 100 treatments 
    • Enchanting venues and state-of-the-art meeting spaces 
    • Courtyard, offering a space for guests to relax or host private events