For over 10 years, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the digital media industry have been flocking to Austin, Texas, in March to tout their newest innovations. Companies like Twitter and Foursquare are just a couple of the big names that have taken advantage of the messaging opportunity in Austin. In keeping with the indie spirit that emanates from Austin each winter, Brand Innovators has partnered with Mondelēz International and to present “”How to Be a Change Agent,” a primer on how Fortune 500 and other large companies are innovating and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship within their organizations. In particular, we will look at what brands can learn from start-ups, in terms of product development cycles, distribution models, and consumer engagement.
“As technology continues to fundamentally transform the brand-consumer relationship, Brand Innovators is one of the few events where I can take back learning that will have a direct and real impact on my business. I look forward to driving the discussion on how big brands and companies can keep pace with this transformation and continue to satisfy the consumer.”
— Ashwin Nathan, Director, Digital, Frito Lay Portfolio, PepsiCo
“I don’t go to many big conferences, where the material is often watered down and its harder to have meaningful dialogue. Brand Innovators is a refreshing change of pace – a more intimate curated group of smart and driven people who have a lot of informed opinions. Its well worth the time.”
— Rich Lesperance, Head of Digital Marketing and Emerging Media, Walgreens
“In a sea of conferences fueled by pitches disguised as insight — brand innovators provides a respite where client-side peers can go to learn, refuel and be a part of a community. It’s been a long time coming.”
— Jordan Corredera, VP Digital, Carnival Cruise Lines