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Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC



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Flipboard is an award-winning curation platform, where people go to understand our time and share the stories that are worth our time. On Flipboard, quality articles, videos, podcasts, and products are curated every day for millions of people around the world. It is a platform that lets people spend time on their interests, develop deeper understandings and share the best ideas with others by collecting into their own Flipboard Magazines. Download Flipboard for free in any app store or visit www.flipboard.com/

Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to millions of subscribers in the U.S. Since 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Today, Hulu is the only streaming service to offer viewers both an ad-supported and commercial-free subscription plan, as well as live news, entertainment and sports.

Lightbox OOH Video Network, formerly known as Adspace, reaches 80+ million consumers monthly in decision-making moments. The premium video network offers national scale with hyperlocal execution via 5,000 can’t miss screens with sound, delivering 100% viewable, brand-safe and fraud-free impressions. So advertisers get real views, by real people, in the real world.

sponsors_page_nativo Nativo demystifies the world of native and provides brand marketers with industry-leading methods to successfully distribute brand content and drive consumer engagement. Join us as we share the latest trends in native advertising, outline actionable tactics for creating great content, and discuss how you can effectively use native metrics to prove the impact of your content marketing efforts.

V12data LogoNCC Media is the only media, data and technology company that represents television and video programming providers in every US market. Our mission is to provide national, regional and local marketers the unique ability to reach today’s consumers in premium television programming and in targeted online content on every screen. NCC Media represents every major cable, satellite and telco service provider in the country and is jointly owned by three of the nation’s largest; Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc. and Cox Communications. Our nationwide team of over 500 people and our commitment to constant innovation and growth make NCC Media the best choice for reaching connected consumers. To learn more, please visit www.NCCMedia.com/

ground-truth-logo-pageNews IQ is a precision audience targeting platform powered by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). News IQ gives advertisers access to an audience across a suite of News Corp businesses, including Dow Jones, NY Post, Move Inc., HarperCollins Publishers, Storyful and News America Marketing. News IQ leverages News Corp’s proprietary data, custom content studios, social listening technologies and premium brand-safe media inventory to help its partners achieve their marketing goals. For more information, please email: advertising@newsiq.net.

ground-truth-logo-pageNew York Media energizes people around shared interests, igniting important conversations with a cosmopolitan point of view and providing the map to shrewdly navigate a fast-moving culture. The company publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018; the up-to-the-minute news and service website nymag.com; Daily Intelligencer, delivering national political news and sharp commentary; Vulture, the premier site for culture news, criticism and service; the Cut, at the forefront of women’s digital media; Grub Street, home to food news and authoritative restaurant criticism; Select All, a critical guide to technology and digital culture; and the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly. New York Media brings these brands to life in print, digital, video, and through its experiential division, whose signature events include Vulture Festival and New York Taste.

parsec-logo-page Parsec is the first platform to charge for media based on the amount of time consumers choose to spend with advertisements. By creating and serving politely interruptive ads, Parsec removes forced and incentivized engagement, ensuring authentic time spent with consumers. Comprised of senior advertising execs and seasoned entrepreneurs, Parsec’s team has experience across agencies, digital publishers and ad tech companies. Together, we have created the first pure attention-based media product and continue to deliver the cost-effective results to our clients. Our offices are located in NYC, Chicago, LA and London.

Storyful_153Simulmedia is the pioneer and market leader in audience-based advertising on TV. We marry the power of advertising placements on national TV inventory with the accuracy of data driven audience targeting to sell and deliver the most precise, results-driven national TV advertising of any TV or media network. Since 2009, our mission has been to build the data resources, audience knowledge, inventory access, and technology platform to deliver results-driven TV advertising.

ground-truth-logo-pageTremor Video DSP is the leading programmatic video platform, matching advertisers with audiences—wherever they may be. Delivering custom video experiences across all screens, we help advertisers tell captivating brand stories to create meaningful, personalized moments with prospective customers. Tremor Video DSP is a Taptica Company.

minute-media-logo-pageTripleLift is the technology company that invents, powers and scales ads that earn consumer attention. Having set the standard for respectful advertising, the company leverages its dynamic templating and computer vision technologies to flawlessly deliver and scale in-feed native ads, branded content experiences and programmatic OTT brand integrations that match the look and feel of the content that is being consumed. TripleLift is reshaping the digital advertising landscape with consumer centric advertising that drives results for advertisers and unlocks new revenue streams for digital media publishers, app developers and television networks. Headquartered in New York City, TripleLift has offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about TripleLift, please visit triplelift.com

ground-truth-logo-pageViacom Ad Solutions is a full service advertising and marketing solutions partner for agencies and brands.

ground-truth-logo-pageVideoAmp is challenging the paradigm of how brand marketing is valued, bought, and sold. The majority of brand marketing is valued by how many people saw an ad versus whether or not the ad impacted the marketer’s desired business outcome. This results in massive waste. VideoAmp provides software and data solutions to help marketers and media owners plan, execute, and measure brand marketing against business value such as in-store visits, online conversions, and sales lift. VideoAmp optimizes over $10 billion a year of marketing investment and is backed by Mediaocean, RTL Group and six other leading venture capital groups. For more information, visit VideoAmp.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Buzzoole is a marketing services company that automates, manages, and measures investments with influencers. Its end-to-end platform uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to simplify every stage of the creator marketing process. Buzzoole serves over 850 international brands and boasts a community of more than 250,000 creators from all over the world. Founded in 2013, the company has a number of locations globally, including in the US, the UK, and Italy.

CvE is the alpha of performance agencies, a new breed that combines in a single package the best features of consultancies, media agencies and technology companies. We partner with like-minded clients who seek truth, answers and performance from their advertising in the form of measurable business outcomes. We use a scientific marketing approach to ensure CMOs look amazing to both CEOs and CFOs by helping them test and leverage their own data to build a lift-based road map which leads to stratospheric business success. Control v. Exposed. The Performance αgency.

sponsors_page_nativoDigital Trends is the largest independent tech media site in the world. We focus on the experience the technology provides and avoid tech jargon no one understands. Our mission is simple: To help people navigate tech easily, discover tech they’ll love and enjoy tech they own.

DISH Media provides advertisers with intelligent solutions to efficiently maximize exposure to desired audiences across DISH and Sling TV. Through innovative platforms, viewer measurement tools, and access to custom audiences on DISH and Sling TV via addressable and programmatic, advertisers employ strategically positioned, demographically targeted buys that enhance their national media campaigns.

At DISH Media, we get people. We get the right audience for your product or service with targeted solutions that transcend viewing habits, platforms, and devices. Our mission is simple – to keep your brand top of mind in the converging TV and digital marketplaces.

adsmovil logo_153Exponential is a technology-driven advertising company, that enables brands to drive consumer engagement and performance across display, video and mobile. When you have the right balance of people and technology, amazing things can happen. Exponential uses big data and machine learning to understand consumer interests in real-time, and delivers innovative creative experiences designed to trigger emotions that drive affinity and spend. For more than 15 years, we have delivered superior advertising products and services that consumers embrace, agencies recommend, brands select, media providers prefer, and our employees are proud of.

ground-truth-logo-pageFullscreen empowers brands and creators to build and monetize highly engaged, social-first audiences. The company is a global leader in social media marketing and branded content, partnering with major brands seeking to engage audiences on social platforms through multi-platform social content and targeted media. Serving a broad range of clients including AT&T, Char Broil, Coca-Cola, DIRECTV, Mary Kay, Netflix, Timberland, Uber, 21st Century Fox from offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta, Fullscreen’s rapidly growing brand marketing teams are defining the future of social-first entertainment.

parsec-logo-pageimre is a fiercely independent marketing agency that creates purpose driven ideas that work. We are a passionate team of creators harnessing the twin powers of optimism and empathy to turn consumers into brand believers.

It takes optimism to make believers of the cynics. Optimism helps us see possibilities, energize people and brands, and build passion that is contagious. But it also takes smart insights and planning. We use the science of behavioral psychology to motivate people and design campaigns that help brands create value that builds powerful emotional connections.

That’s how we make believers.

ground-truth-logo-pageIntersection is at the forefront of the smart cities revolution, improving the experience of public places through technology that provides connectivity, information, and engaging content and experiences. With award-winning products like LinkNYC, the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world, Intersection connects the digital and physical worlds, enhancing people’s journeys through their cities and offering brands the opportunity to drive more relevant and engaging advertising, rooted in real-world context. Intersection partners with cities, transit systems, airports, and real estate developments around the globe, as well as advertisers seeking to reach audiences on a global, national, or local scale. Learn more at www.intersection.com.

V12data LogoKargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad-Tech Startups” list (2015 and 2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY award (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and the Inc. 5000 list (2015, 2016 & 2017). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Auckland and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

V12data LogoLiveIntent delivers people-based marketing solutions that connect brands to people at every point in the customer journey. We help brands play at the intersection of advertising and marketing, using email as the catalyst to reach 170 million people on a one-to-one basis across 4.3 billion connections through the LiveIntent Identity Graph. Our technology and solutions bring massive reach for brands who are struggling to reach their customers beyond walled gardens, irrespective of channel, device or platform. The company was recognized for the past three years as one of NYC’s fastest growing companies (by Crain’s) and as one of America’s Most Promising Companies (Forbes 2015). LiveIntent is headquartered in New York City, with offices across the United States and Europe.

adsmovil logo_153 Music Audience Exchange is shaping the future landscape of music for everyone’s benefit.

Across billions of streams, video views, social shares, and live shows, there are massive, diverse communities of fans forming around more music and more artists than ever before. MAX has built a platform that deeply understands these audiences, and has created a model that gives brands the opportunity to enrich the fan experience through a meaningful value-exchange with artists.

The MAX Platform™ is built on proprietary data science that maps specific audience attributes to a database of 765 genres, 1.8 million artists, and a network of channels that reaches 98% of music fans in the places where they connect with music every day.

Fans get more music.
Artists get promotional support.
Brands get deep, authentic relationships.

parsec-logo-page OpenX, the most trusted independent exchange by the world’s largest brands and advertising agencies, supports premium publishers and app developers to unleash the full economic potential of digital advertising. Rated #1 for quality globally, our technology enables publishers and advertisers to achieve optimal value for every ad served across all screens with greater visibility, transparency, and control.

ground-truth-logo-pageContent has never been more important and powerful to audiences and brands alike. As a modern-day content network, Vevo is home to the most coveted premium music video catalog starring the world’s biggest celebrities and pop-culture Icons from the last 50+ years. The cultural continuum of music videos spans generations, is perpetually relevant and continues to evolve with audiences. With 125M monthly viewers (924M Globally), Vevo is unique in its ability to provide brands unparalleled scale against hard to reach audiences within a brand safe environment. Partnering directly with Vevo is a powerful complement to your video strategy; ensuring reach against unique audiences while delivering on brand objectives, campaign KPIs, and ad effectiveness.