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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 10-8-15

Marquee Sponsors

Ogilvy-Signature_transp_smallOgilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion, relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a part of the WPP Group (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com.) For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com. @Ogilvy


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 content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions. @aol


Ahalogy_!53Carusele brings together audiences, influencers, and brands though high quality social media content to increase awareness, engagement and brand recognition. Using an Organish(TM) media approach, our editors and content creator network create branded media that is shared exponentially across the social media landscape. Leading brands choose Carusele, an Ignite Social Media Company, because we help them activate the right audience in creative, strategic and measureable ways. @carusele


Dstillery_logo_rgbDstillery harnesses its unique digital intelligence to help brands and media companies achieve their marketing objectives. With a rich view of consumer behavior and location analytics based on tens of billions of daily events, we offer platform and full-service solutions to more than a third of Fortune 100 companies, across the full spectrum of channels and formats. We are distinguished by our integrity, our commitment to service and our passion for good science, values shared by all of our 175 employees across eight offices in the U.S. For more information, visit www.dstillery.com. @dstillery


Dynamic Signal redefines how companies communicate with the world. Our proven Employee Advocacy platform lets employees receive and post company-approved content to their social networks, transforming them into experts, advocates and contributors. Founded in 2010, Dynamic Signal helps hundreds of organizations of all sizes including IBM, Salesforce, GameStop, Domo, SurveyMonkey and Bloomberg. @dynamicsignal


Ignite153Other agencies treat social media the way advertising has always been treated. At Ignite Social Media, we have created an innovative, specialized approach that we use to power social media marketing for some of the world’s best brands. Brands choose us because, as one of North America’s first social media agencies, we know how to turn business objectives into realities in creative, strategic and measurable ways.@IgniteSMA


livefylre-logo.jpgLivefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre’s social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the fourth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 550 leading brands including American Idol, AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Unilever and Universal Music Group. Livefyre also acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013 and Social Application Provider Realtidbits in November 2013. @Livefyre


Moosylvania153Moosylvania was founded in 2003 as an independent ad agency full of independent thinkers. We create branding, experiential, social media and promotions using Digital EQ. What’s this Digital EQ you ask? Our people combine emotional quotient (the ability the interpret human emotion) and digital insight to create meaningful friendships between people and brands. It’s common knowledge around here that marketing is temporary, but relationships are lasting. So to build those brand relationships, we treat “users” like individuals, “consumers” like people, and “followers” like friends. @Moosylvania


Netbase153NetBase is the award-winning social analytics platform that global companies use to run brands, build businesses and connect with consumers every second. Its platform processes millions of social media posts daily for actionable business insights for marketing, research, customer service, sales, PR and product innovation. NetBase is a trusted partner to American Airlines, Arby’s, Coca-Cola, Kenneth Cole, Ogilvy, T-Mobile, Taco Bell, Universal Music Group, Walmart and YUM! Brands. Learn more at www.netbase.com or @Netbase. See your brand’s social movement in real-time with NetBase LIVE Pulse™.


Pixability153Pixability is an ad buying and video marketing platform for YouTube. Many of the world’s top brands and agencies depend on Pixability’s award-winning programmatic media technology for effective YouTube campaigns with complete transparency and reporting accuracy. Pixability enables media professionals to plan smarter placements, run faster campaigns, and see better results. Pixability is headquartered in Boston with presences in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and London. @Pixability.


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


Twitter2015-logo_153Twitter is a global social networking platform that allows its users to send and read 140-character messages known as “tweets”. It enables registered users to read and post their tweets through the web, short message service (SMS), and mobile applications. As a global real-time communications platform, Twitter has more than 400 million monthly visitors and 255 million monthly active users around the world. Twitter’s active group of registered members includes World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations, and entertainment outlets. It is currently available in more 35 languages. @Twitter


Zefr159ZEFR is the leading technology company that empowers brands to discover and target their most important influencers and topics in video. With more data than any other YouTube partner, ZEFR’s BrandID platform provides a view into culture and the tools to turn insights into more impactful media for brands. As the technology company of choice for nearly every Hollywood movie studio and music label, ZEFR manages over 275 million videos online and tracks over 31 billion video views a month. ZEFR is a top ranked ComScore video property. The company is headquartered in Venice Beach, California with offices in New York, Boston and Chicago. @ZEFRinc


Premier Sponsors

Where groups and sponsors connect. Pear’s engagement platform, Pearup.com, connects brands and local businesses to target consumers through sponsorships for authentic and meaningful relationships. Since 2009, we make grassroots sponsorship easy, scalable and economical. Pear is a win-win experience between sponsors and affinity groups. Brands leverage sponsorships for digital engagements such as fan acquisition, video and content distribution, user-generated content, and consumer insights initiatives. The sponsored benefits from the sponsorship support, and the sponsor gets exposure while building customer engagement and loyalty. Pear brings this process online, and makes it easier than ever before. Real relationships. Real results. Learn more, advertising.pearup.com


Spotify_200Spotify for Brands connects brands with Spotify’s 55-million plus free user base through quality audio, video and display ad products and high-touch custom solutions. Our platform offerings are 100% viewable and 100% share of voice, with zero wasted impressions. Available in 58 markets globally, Spotify reaches a highly engaged audience on desktop, mobile, tablet, home entertainment systems and more. The average cross-platform Spotify user spends 148 minutes listening throughout their day, while working, studying, driving, exercising, relaxing at home and more. This increasingly mobile audience is twice as likely to have a strong emotional connection to brands (Source: comScore Music Impact Study, 2014).