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NETWORKING BREAKFAST (9:00AM – 9:45AM CT)
INTRODUCTIONS (9:45AM – 10:00AM CT)

I. Session 1: How A Small Brand Dominated the Super Bowl Conversation (10:00AM - 10:45AM CT)
Over 100 million users participate in the Super Bowl social conversation each year. Every brand, publisher, and team competes for their attention to get their messages across, understood and recalled in the over-crowded social space that surrounds the Big Game. For 5 consecutive years, Avocados From Mexico has not only been able to dominate the conversation with several billion social impressions per campaign, but more importantly, its social dominance has impacted the metrics that matter the most: message recall and purchase consideration. A disruptive approach to digital marketing, fearless creativity, the power of influencers and brand ambassadors, powered by innovative marketing technology integrations, have made the small fruit a giant in the most competitive stage of digital marketing. Join Avocados From Mexico’s Head of Digital Marketing for a dive into the digital and social experiences that have elevated the brand to trailblazer status in its category and beyond.

Speaker: Jorge Almeida, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Avocados From Mexico

II. Session 2: Maximizing Your Esports Influencer Marketing (10:45 AM - 11:30 AM CT)
Preston Arsement, better known online as Preston, is an American YouTuber who produces gaming and esports content with a total of over 10 million subscribers and 3 billion views across his multiple YouTube channels. Join Preston and Reed Duchscher, Founding President, Night Media, for an interactive conversation on Preston's latest partnership with Hot Pockets, how brands can leverage esports influencers to fuel their influencer marketing, and how brands who are new to esports can break into the space. 

Speaker:
Preston Arsement, YouTuber & esports influencer
Reed Duchscher, Founding President, Night Media

LUNCH (11:30AM - 12:15PM CT) 

III. Session 3: Activating Brand Advocates with Southwest Storytellers (12:15 PM - 1:00 PM CT) 
In 2018, Southwest Airlines became the first domestic airline to implement a long-term social influencer program, The Southwest Storytellers. The program focused in on curating a diverse and passionate group of Southwest advocates and in 2019, the program evolved into a nationwide search and contest for the next crop of influencers where thousands entered. Southwest Airlines aligned themselves with brand advocates and leveraged them strategically for content curation and distribution supporting their +100 destinations. Learn how Southwest managed this unique program in-house while remaining a leader of low costs!

Speaker:  Brie Strickland, Associate Manager of Paid Media, Southwest Airlines