the summit

Honoring the next generation of leading brand marketers

They grew up on the Internet and are early adopters of all things digital. They Tweet, text, shop, and stay connected personally and professionally on their mobile devices all day long. They prefer online video to television. They value authenticity and transparency. They are diverse and idealistic. They are the Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ — the next generation of marketing and media executives who are defining how brands are using technology to engage with their consumers.

We are happy to announce that this year, we will be recognizing a total of 200 brand marketers under 40 years old worthy of joining the Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ Class of 2017. Our candidates will be selected and honored — across five different geographical regions — in the United States and Europe, as follows:

• Midwestern United States — in Chicago, June 6
• Northeastern US — in New York, June 13
• Europe — in Cannes, June 21
• Western US — in San Francisco, July 11
• Southern US — in Atlanta, October 5

Click here to Nominate a fellow brand marketers or colleague for this year’s Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ list.

Our five Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ Celebrations in 2016 will be hosted at the following Venues.

Click here to read about our winners to date, and stay tuned to learn about the stellar talent in our upcoming classes!

the buzz

“I have really valued the Brand Innovators experience. There are a lot of other brands represented, colleagues you can learn from and share best practices with and network with to become a better marketer.”

— Cheryl Gresham, Director of Media, Taco Bell Corp.

“I was impressed with the degree of openness of the conversation. We got a great look ‘behind the curtain’ of how major companies like Coca-Cola, Sears and Gilt think about their media investment and communication strategy. That is something that really sets Brand Innovators apart from other conferences.”

— Elena Levitskaya, Brand Manager, Media Strategy and Digital Marketing, Dannon

“I so look forward to networking and learning from my marketing and media peers at the monthly Brand Innovators events. It is easily one of my best sources for information related to new media and technology services, as well as first hand experiences. THANK YOU!”

— Marc Fonzetti, Director, Media Services, Verizon Wireless