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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference!

Videos and Presentations

Member-exclusive conference presentations and videos can be viewed and accessed through the Agenda.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2023 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference, July 17-19, 2023 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California!

About the Conference

July 18–20, 2022 | Carlsbad, Calif. and Virtual

The societal shifts of the last two years have accelerated the advancement of digital technologies and the adoption of new consumer behaviors in exponential and profound ways. The emergence of Web 3.0 promises greater integration of our physical and virtual lives and the potential for consumers to have deeper and more immersive experiences with content, connections, commerce, and brands.

At the 2022 ANA Digital & Social Media Conference, presented by Dotdash Meredith, attendees learned what's now, new, and next. They heard how the world's leading marketers are leveraging gaming to resonate with younger audiences, navigating choice and measurement across social platforms, integrating AR/VR into shopper experiences, capitalizing on e-commerce trends, and navigating both opportunities and brand-safety red flags in the metaverse.


Relive the conversation at #ANADigital

The 2022 Digital & Social Media Conference in Two Minutes

Relive the best of this year's conference in this brief overview.

Highlighted speakers include:

  • Sofia Colucci, Global Vice President, Miller Family of Brands, Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Nicolette Harper, Vice President, Global Marketing and Media, Marriott
  • Erik Jensen, Vice President, Brand Engagement, Denny’s
  • Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer, Activision Blizzard
  • Laura Martin, Senior Advertising and Internet Analyst, Needham & Company
  • Albert Thompson, Managing Director of Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Hosts and Speakers

Conference Chair:

Kristi Daraban
Associate Vice President, Social Media


Candice Beck

Director, Social and Digital


Elena Bond

Marketing Science


Keith Brady

Senior Director, Consulting Services


Mark Chang

Director- Head of Gaming and Esports Strategy and Sponsorships


Sofia Colucci

Global Vice President, Miller Family of Brands

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Kristi Daraban

Associate Vice President, Social Media


Michael Dobson

Global Chief Digital Officer

iNvolved Media & Active International

Daniel Dopp

Digital Audio Producer


Bill Duggan

Group Executive Vice President


HL Gan

CEO, Group Media Director

GP Generate

Shivani Gorle

Senior Manager, Audience Impact and Intelligence


Danielle Hydro

Senior Manager, Advertiser Insights

Disney Advertising

Erik Jensen

Vice President, Brand Engagement


Devon Johnson

Founder & CEO

BleuLife Media Group

Nikhil Lai

Senior Analyst, Performance Marketing


Bob Liodice

Chief Executive Officer


Fernando Machado

Chief Marketing Officer

Activision Blizzard

Laura Martin

Senior Advertising & Internet Analyst

Needham & Company

Lisa McQueen

Media Manager


Marla Newman

President, Digital Sales- Lifestyle Group

Dotdash Meredith

Nicolette Harper

Vice President of Global Marketing and Media

Marriott International

Haseeb Omar

Retail & Commerce Advertiser Partnerships


Chris Oswald

Executive Vice President & Head of Government Relations


Elizabeth O’Brien

Program Director, WW Sports & Entertainment Partnership Marketing


Candace Payne

Senior Director, Campaigns & Content


Jason Ratner

Sales Director

Disney Advertising

Danan Ren

Senior Vice President of Client Insights


JonPaul Rexing

Head of Video and Sales Development


Kyle Rosenbaum


Marcom Weekly

Nicole Rosenberg

Vice President, Digital Integrated Marketing


Albert Thompson

Managing Director of Digital Innovation

Walton Isaacson

Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
General Sponsors

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