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About the Conference

July 19-21, 2021 | In-Person and Virtual

The past year has brought unprecedented challenges and changes to the digital space as everyone moved to virtual... everything.

At the 12th annual ANA Digital and Social Media Conference, presented by Meredith, leaders from top brands will cover how the pandemic and social justice issues of 2020 have changed what consumers expect from corporations and products. Featured content will cover channel optimization, influencer marketing, digital transformation, measurement, and developing inclusive and responsive creative.

Register today and get ready for the next phase of digital evolution!



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Your In-Person Venue

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

For those attending in-person, we plan on offering special extra experiences, including more intimate breakouts, round table discussions, and networking. 

The ANA has negotiated a special room rate of $319 per night. In order to use the ANA rate, you must be registered to attend the conference. To make your room reservation, please click here. The cut-off date to obtain the ANA rate is Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after which prevailing rates apply.

Explore more of the destination and see what Carlsbad has to offer during your visit.

Please review our safety protocols for more information on how we've committed to making the in-person experience safe and valuable for all attendees.

Your Virtual Event Platform

Welcome to Grip

We know that not everyone will be able to travel for this event, so we are also providing a remote participation option powered by Grip, an AI-powered event matchmaking service that uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms, and deep neural networks to learn about your professional goals and interests.

Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking — making it more fun and giving you a higher return on time as you network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings, and identify potential business contacts.

Utilize Grip to:

  • Make connections with significant people you would not have met otherwise
  • Expand your professional network
  • Create business opportunities with other event-goers
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3 Reasons to Attend


Tap into rich insights, best practices, case studies, and the latest trends from leaders in marketing and advertising.


Connect with peers from businesses large and small to expand your personal network and sphere of influence.


Advance your marketing knowledge and that of your team to drive sustained growth for your brand and business.

“The entire conference was inspiring. It is always great to network with colleagues in advertising across different industries. It's also great to see how companies are adjusting and meeting the challenges in the social, digital arena."

- 2020 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference attendee

Hosts and Speakers

Matt Bailey

M. Ed, Lead Trainer & Founder


Candice Bixler

Head of Integrated Media


Josephine Chew

SVP, Head of Brand Advertising & Marketing

Wells Fargo

Mary Czarnecki


MAC Marketing Partners

Tom Denford

Co-founder & CEO

ID Comms Group

Chad Donvito

Brand General Manager

King's Hawaiian

Bill Duggan

Group Executive Vice President


Amy Good

Director of Integrated Media

The Hershey Company

Jessica Hogue

General Manager, Measurement and Analytics


Jason Horowitz

SVP US Marketing, Global Head of Media & Digital


Soyoung Kang

Chief Marketing Officer

EOS Products

Michael Kelly

Director, Social Media and Influencer Programs


Alia Kemet

Vice President, Creative & Digital Marketing

McCormick & Company

Jordan Kim

Global Media Director

Intel Corporation

Michael Law


Amplifi USA

Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer


Leah Marshall

Director, Influencer Marketing


Paul Meyers

Manager of Digital and Social Media Marketing


Kacey Moore

Executive Director, Neuroscience US Marketing


DyShaun Muhammad

Global Head of Brand Marketing

Uber Eats

Marla Newman

Executive Vice President of Digital Sales

Meredith Corporation

Erich Parker

VP, Integrated Media

Blue Chip

Lina Shields

Chief Media Officer

Lilly USA

Traci Spiegelman

Vice President, Global Media


Mark Stewart

Senior Vice President, Media


Rishad Tobaccowala

Author, Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data Senior Advisor

Publicis Groupe

Sarah Vanheirseele

SVP, Strategic Integration

Blue Chip

Victoria Walden

Manager of Influencer Engagement and Social Media PR


Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor





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“Really valuable use of time. I walked away with some really actionable insights and ideas I can take back and implement with my team right away, and some things to think about for the future. I liked the emphasis on innovation and "what's next" for this conference."

- 2020 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference attendee