Brand Innovators LLC
Brand Innovators LLC
As Co-Founder of the Brand Innovators, Brandon is responsible for developing premium content which means tapping marketers from the world’s most successful brands to share how they’re utilizing emerging technology and new media vehicles to build their brands and drive meaningful ROI. A prolific, highly respected writer, Brandon is an expert blogger at Forbes where his weekly contributions are featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections. Prior to launching Brand Innovators, Brandon held marketing and business development positions in the executive search sector where he forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technology developers and venture capitalists in our industry. Follow Brandon on Twitter.
Marc Sternberg is CEO of Rising Tide Media, a leading producer of conferences for the advertising and emerging technology industries. Marc was president and COO of AlwaysOn, from 2007-2011, where he produced over 20 successful conferences in the digital media, clean technology and cloud computing sectors. Marc was the vice president of advertising sales for The Hollywood Reporter, from 1989-2007. Marc has served on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles and the Anti-Defamation League/LA.
Katie Berry is an assistant vice president of social media for U.S. Bank. She is responsible for leading the bank’s social advertising strategy for the upcoming Super Bowl and the current Power of Possible brand campaign. Previously she led the bank’s U.S. Bank Stadium inaugural year social media initiatives. Her current areas of focus include developing social strategy for B2C business lines and leading pilots to test new social ad types and platforms. Previously she developed social media strategy and content for UnitedHealth Group. Katie received her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas.
Audra Carson is the Head of Content Marketing & Media Platforms at General Mills, where she is responsible for driving sales of GMI products by building audiences, distributing compelling brand (food) content, and delivering world class user experiences across multiple digital touchpoints.
A former advertising account executive, marketing communications leader (Honeywell) and brand manager (General Mills), Audra has degrees in Strategic Communications & Marketing from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Augsburg University. When she’s not working, she loves to test out new recipes from Betty Crocker and Pillsbury.com and spend time with her husband and two children.
As the Marketing Manager at Sun Country Airlines, Brittany oversees branded strategy on social media and blog, paid media, content creation, communications efforts via Sun Country’s inflight brochure, and execution of the company’s influencer campaign, Sun Country Explorers. Prior to joining the Sun Country team in 2012, Brittany began her career in Communications/PR at Cambria USA where she focused on public/internal relations and further integrating PR and social media. Brittany loves writing and enhancing storytelling throughout all branded channels. In fact, she just wrote and published her first book this year!
Tucker Gerrick is the Director of Marketing at Fulton Brewing; Minnesota’s 4th largest brewery. He has worked with a diverse selection of businesses from Millennial-focused action sports & fashion brands to global Fortune 500 companies and tech startups. His perspectives and ideas center around a sort of optimistic and hopeful skepticism of standard systems. When he’s not blowing holes in pre-established thought patterns he can be found taking photos, grilling whole hogs, tattooing, riding his skateboard and spending some much-enjoyed home time with his family in Minneapolis.