We look forward
to seeing you
on Thursday,
November 3, 2016!

Contacts

Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC

917-843-7606

Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC

310-403-3330

Sponsors Chicago 10-7-14

Marquee Sponsors

leoburnett153Leo Burnett operates as an advertising agency. It offers services such as quantitative research, context and strategic planning, optimization, segmentation and targeting, digital strategy, and specialty insights. It also offers services for film, television, mobile, press/print/editorial, promo, digital, media, radio, design, ambient/outdoor. Other services includes media buying, event sponsorship and management, database marketing, direct marketing, promotions, brand navigation, and digital work flow. Leo Burnett was established in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. It has branches in Los Angeles and California. Leo Burnett operates as a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe SA. @leoburnett


As the world’s leading content marketing and syndication platform, NewsCred provides brands and publishers with access to fully-licensed articles, images and video from over 2,500 world-class sources. NewsCred empowers brands and publishers to drive new revenue by delivering the content their audiences want and share. Combining powerful curation technology and an experienced editorial team, NewsCred builds custom content solutions to global clients, including niche editorial sections, thought leadership portals, email marketing and social media campaigns. @Newscred


Outbrain153Outbrain, helps people discover the most interesting, relevant and trusted content wherever they are by powering personalized recommendations across a network of premium publishers, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Hearst, Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Fast Company. Through Outbrain’s all-in-one content discovery solution, publishers, brands and marketers are able to amplify their audience engagement by driving traffic to their content – on their site and around the web. Outbrain is currently installed on more than 100,000 sites, reaching over 180 monthly unique visitors in the US, and generates more than 7 billion page views per month. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in New York, with 15 offices globally, including the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore and Australia. @Outbrain


Title Sponsors

AOL Inc. is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original contentthat engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions. @aol


The world’s most admired brands turn to Communispace, the leader in generating actionable insights via private online customer communities. Founded in 1999, the company has created nearly 600 customer communities for over 100 industry leaders. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Sydney. Communispace is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnico. @communispace


Disquslogo153_59Disqus is the web’s community of communities. Online communities are where people go to connect with their passions. Disqus makes them better through more enjoyable discussions. And then links all those communities so it’s easier to discover and discuss new stuff worth talking about. Disqus reaches over 1 billion people a month, 2.5 million registered communities, and over 100M active commenter profiles. The service offers a networked comment system used to foster engagement and connect audiences from around the web. @disqus


dstilleryDstillery has built its foundation on helping marketers target prospects scientifically proven to most likely care about their brand. Our acquisition of EveryScreen Media, an early innovator in mobile media buying and targeting, allows us to capture a whole new level of insight about those prospects. Adding location and device data to browser and offline intelligence gives us the ingredients, tools and techniques to deliver value at a whole different level. All of that has evolved into Dstillery, where billions of consumer signals and billions of available impressions are distilled across all screens. @dstillery


The premier mobile publisher platform, Kargo delivers innovative advertising experiences and integrated marketing opportunities across Kargo’s proprietary network of major media mobile web sites, native applications and messaging campaigns. Kargo leverages its relationships with carriers, App storefronts and handset manufacturers to accelerate the overall growth and monetization of its audience across its major media brand properties. In addition to being an OnMobile Top 100 winner for two consecutive years, Kargo is the recipient of multiple industry awards including the 2010 Mobi and DPAC awards for Best Mobile Website, the 2010 DPAC award for Best iPhone Application and the 2011 OMMA award for Best Mobile Marketing Campaign. @kargo


Tongal is an open innovation platform that produces and distributes social video content. Tongal’s proprietary process combines a distributed workforce model with game mechanics which allows brands to pull in ideas from anyone, anywhere and collaboratively produce targeted, on equity content, every time. The company was selected by PepsiCo as one of the 10 most innovative startups in the country, has been written up by McKinsey, Business Week, Fortune, Mashable, Wired, Ad Week, Rolling Stone and clients have ranged from McDonalds, P&G, Colgate Palmolive, Lego, Coca-Cola, NASA, Nestle, Capitol Records, Universal Studios to Kiva and Feeding America. @Tongal


VideologyVideology is one of the world’s largest video advertising platforms. By simplifying big data, we empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens. Our math and science-based technology enables our customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape. Videology, Inc., is a privately-held, venture-backed company, whose investors include Catalyst Investors, Comcast Ventures, NEA, Pinnacle Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Videology is headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with key offices in New York, Austin, Toronto, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and sales teams across North America. @videologygroup


Premier Sponsors

bitly_logo_153Privately held, based in NYC, Bitly shortens more than 1 billion links per month as an integral part of social, SMS, email efforts (and more) from publishers, brands, government organizations, educational institutions, non-profits and individual users. Processing more than 6 billion clicks on those links per month, Bitly remains the leader in an optimal sharing experience, and continues to unveil new products while generating one of the most valuable proprietary datasets in the world today. @bitly


Dynamic Signal helps companies build direct relationships with the people who love their brands by engaging them with compelling content, marketing messages and offers. Our platform provides brands a single, comprehensive dashboard to be successful social content marketers and to measure ROI. With rich content marketing and social CRM features, brands can identify, engage and reward their advocates. The brand’s advocates which include customers, fans, employees and influencers can create, share and promote relevant content through their social channels, resulting in a measurable increase in awareness, interest, purchase and loyalty. Our customers include top brands across entertainment and media, consumer packaged goods, and financial services. @dynamicsignal


Innovid153_59Innovid delivers immersive advertising anywhere. Founded in 2007, we provide visionary marketers with the tools to create, deliver, and measure video campaigns, in any format, on any screen, publisher, or ad network. We built our Ad Server to address the issues specific to video ad serving and simplify the process for agencies and marketers. And as interactive video becomes the new normal, iRoll® brings alive this new dimension of online video, reimagining the possibilities for interactive engagement across multiple screens to capture consumer curiosity and draw the viewer deep into the brand experience. @innovid


inPowered153inPowered delivers the highest engagement with promoted content by enabling brands to discover and promote content from the top experts. Our algorithm determines the top experts in any topic, shows brands what those experts are saying about them, and enables brands to drive people to engage with that content. We are in the credible content business, not the clickbait business. inPowered is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and is backed by Rho Ventures and Relay Ventures. @inpwrd


JunGroup159“Jun” means truth, and the company was founded on the principles of honesty and integrity. Jun Group gets millions of people to see branded content through our video distribution and traffic-driving platforms. Everything Jun Group does is backed by the Jun Group Promise: Placements are always 100% visible, 100% transparent, and 100% brand safe or the entire price of the campaign is refunded. Founded in 2005, Jun Group is privately held, with offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco. Clients include Fortune 500 brands, media agencies, and major entertainment companies.


LiveIntent-logoLiveIntent is an Email Innovator, proving that email is no longer about sending email by making the buying and selling of display ads within the email channel as easy and efficient as every other form of digital media. They are the first real-time ad server for email, powered by predictive optimization and targeting that is activated every time the email is opened. With an exchange spanning thousands of newsletters that see over 65MM uniques in virtually every vertical, they stand as a gateway to a proprietary, highly engaged audience that, with an average performance 2-10x better than traditional web display, should to be the top priority of every brand that is serious about their digital marketing strategy. @liveintent


LiveWorld153LiveWorld provides social media software and services for human engagement to help F1000 brands develop deeper relationships with customers. We bring a human touch scaled by technology that creates value out of user content and provides big cost savings. LiveWorld is a trusted partner of the world’s largest brands, including the number-one companies in retail, CPG, pharmaceutical, and financial/travel services. For our clients, we develop strategy, create and publish content, engage customers, moderate content, manage crises, and glean insight from social media. LiveWorld is headquartered in California, with offices in New York City and San Jose. Learn more at www.LiveWorld.com and @liveworld.


NinthDecimalNinthDecimal is the leading mobile audience intelligence platform building the most comprehensive understanding of people by connecting their digital and physical lives.  Through a combination of data and proprietary technology, NinthDecimal provides Fortune 500 companies, brands and agencies a unique view of today’s consumer, informing media strategies and enabling optimal campaign ROI across digital. Our data is built on one trillion data points from over one billion devices, allowing us to create hundreds of customized audience segments with the scale to drive meaningful business results – enabling marketers to reach individuals at the right marketable moment. @ninthdecimal


opal-logo.jpg Opal is the leader in collaborative planning for brand marketing teams. Opal’s cloud-based enterprise platform simplifies the planning and management of a brand’s content across any digital marketing channel. Many of the world’s leading brands use Opal to collaboratively plan and manage their brand content, including Target, Nestlé, Burberry and NASA. To learn more visit workwithopal.com and connect with us @workwithopal and join the #planforcontent conversation.


OneSpot153OneSpot marries content marketing with the power, data intelligence, and infrastructure of online advertising. OneSpot’s platform turns owned and earned content into native advertising that drive positive business outcomes. Big data machine learning is applied to place native ads with the highest efficacy across all web traffic sources, and then makes use of viewer behavior data for re-targeting sequencing to optimize the content-to-conversion funnel. OneSpot has been running content ad campaigns in private preview since March 2012. Clients have represented B2B, B2C, and CPG companies. The system is now in public beta and live with display ads today, but will shortly support other channels, including: mobile, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and AdWords/AdSense. @OneSpot


purematterPurematter is one of Silicon Valley’s most energetically growing Social and Content Marketing Agencies in the country, with clients such as Pitney Bowes, IBM, Cisco, The CMO Club and CBIZ. Winning over 200 awards in the last 12 years, the agency most recently produced the 2013 “Content Marketing Campaign of the Year” chosen by the Content Marketing Institute and Disqus. As part of PureMatter Labs, their content resource center for brand marketers, the team produces webinars, eBooks, tools, podcasts and “Substance”, a thought leader interview series hosted by President @BryanKramer. Bryan was recently named one of the Top 50 Global Social CEOs by Forbes, Huffington Post and Kred. @purematter


ShareThis_Logo159.53ShareThis uses large-scale social data to deliver breakthrough insights, audience building and advertising solutions across mobile and desktop environments. Every day millions of consumers use ShareThis to share content across multiple devices and more than 120 social channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest — giving the company unrivaled visibility into online social behavior. The company works with 50+ of Advertising Age’s 100 leading national advertisers and is based in Palo Alto, California. @sharethis


unmetric_153We understand that while companies have always needed competitive intelligence, it’s never been easy to come by. The modern digital media landscape gives marketers the potential to study their campaign spends, activity and decide on future spends much more rationally than ever before. Unmetric works with leading brands and agencies to help them establish benchmarks for their social media activities. The Unmetric SaaS platform creates more efficient social media teams and drives down costs by providing deep qualitative and quantitative data in an intuitive, easy-to-use online platform. @unmetric