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2015 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference presented by Meredith

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The ANA Digital & Social Media Conference presented by Meredith is a must-attend event for anyone who is trying to navigate their brands through this hyper-fragmented and complicated media landscape.   Consumers have become accustomed to viewing content and connecting with people wherever and whenever they want. Social media, e-commerce, wearable technology, and native advertising have especially exploded in the last few years. Despite this rapid growth, clients have many challenges which include measurement, agency management, internal org structure, and relinquishing control to the consumer while trying to influence the dialogue.  This event, which has sold out three of the past four years, brings together top digital marketing professionals from the client side with key industry experts. 

Michael Donnelly (@MichaelDonnelly)
Senior Vice President, Group Head Global Digital Marketing
MasterCard Worldwide
ANA Social Media Committee Chair

Begins:Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ends:Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:00pm

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

The ANA has negotiated a special room rate of $310/night. In order to use the ANA rate, you must be registered to attend the conference. A reservation link will be provided under the "Important Information" section of your conference registration confirmation email. The cut-off date is Thursday, June 25, 2015, after which prevailing rates apply.

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Registration Pricing
    ANA Member BAA Member BMA Member Non-Member
  Conference Registration $1,095.00 $1,095.00 $1,095.00 $1,295.00

ANA Members may take advantage of special corporate pricing of $1,795 for two members from the same company. Please click here to take advantage of this special rate. Please visit our website at http://www.ana.net/members/list to see if your company is a member of the ANA.


Andrew Markowitz led General Electric’s global digital center of excellence for 5 years and is now leading the newly formed Performance Marketing Labs for his organization.  The focus of the GE Performance Marketing Labs is to identify new ways to make it easier for GE Customers to buy or for GE Sales teams to sell products.  In this session, Andrew Markowitz will share GE’s approach to Marketing Accountability driven by the work his company is doing with their businesses to drive commercial success/ROI. 

Andrew Markowitz (@AndyMarkowitz)
General Manager, Performance Marketing Labs

General Electric Company

Cindy Chen has over 15 years in business/brand leadership at top marketers including General Mills, Reckitt Benckiser, and Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International).  Cindy also pioneered real-time marketing with the famous Oreo "Daily Twist" campaign and Oreo Super Bowl "Blackout" tweet and was recognized as "2013 Brand Innovator of the Year".  In 2015, Cindy became the global head of ecommerce at Mondelez International which is the first time in history that a Consumer Packaged Foods Company (CPG) has placed both ecommerce and media responsibilities under the same group.  In this session, Cindy will share the evolution of ecommerce at Mondelez International and her company’s commitment to making sure every piece of digital media they buy drives to a direct sale.  You will also hear the opportunities and challenges of driving ecommerce for brands mainly sold on impulse at nontraditional outlets.

Cindy Chen (@TheCindyChen)
Global Head of eCommerce

Mondelez International

Nissan knows that digital marketing is critical for brand-building and direct-response marketing as most of the car-buying experience now begins online.  Nissan North America was the first automotive brand to have a presence on Vine, Instagram, and Google+ and the company is constantly innovating with social and mobile platforms to drive relevance and connection and to create reach and buzz.  In this session, discover Nissan’s journey to becoming a digital-first brand.

Jeremy Tucker
Vice President, Marketing Communication & Media
Nissan North America, Inc.

Content marketing and authenticity have always been at the core of how The Coca-Cola Company has connected with consumers, business partners, and the media.  In 2012, The Coca-Cola Company launched Journey—a dynamic communications platform featuring a strategically curated mix of branded and unbranded articles as well as multimedia content. Journey has since evolved into one of The Coca-Cola Company’s most powerful tools of connection—bringing authenticity and transparency to its audiences to entertain, inform and most importantly change minds.  Learn how The Coca-Cola Company places storytelling at the core of its marketing strategy to engage consumers, spur conversation, and ultimately drive sales.

Douglas Busk
Global Group Director – Digital Communications & Social Media

The Coca-Cola Company

The King’s Hawaiian brand was born in the 1950's in Hilo, Hawaii where founder Robert Taira opened his first bakeshop and created the first-ever Original Recipe King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread.  Today, King’s Hawaiian remains family owned and is now a national brand with products available in grocery stores across the United States.  King’s Hawaiian has successfully built their brand with limited media budgets through their innovative approach to social media, customer care, content integrations, and partnerships with key influencers.  Discover how King’s Hawaiian leverages social media and content through paid, earned, and owned channels.

Erick Dickens (@ErickDickens)
Vice President, Marketing

King’s Hawaiian

Earning prospect/customer attention via genuinely valuable content seems to be the only way to connect with attention-challenged buyers. But what are the challenges of putting content at the center of a marketing function? What does it mean to introduce an editorial culture inside an underwriting, marketing and sales-driven culture? And how do we use data-driven insights every day to strengthen the performance and accountability of that content? In this session, Travelers will share their company’s operational model for a content-driven marketing function as well as stories of how it’s worked for one brand. 

John H. Bell (@jbell99)
VP, Enterprise Digital Marketing

Confirmed speakers:

Sheraton Kalouria
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Sony Pictures Television

Scott Hess
Senior Vice President, Human Intelligence
Spark SMG

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