Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Mark Eaves
Founder
GRAVITY ROAD
Mark Eaves Info Events
Mark Eaves co-founded Gravity Road in 2011, a BAFTA, Cannes Lions and D&AD winning company that "creates things people want to spend time with".
It works with a range of businesses, from HuffPost and YouTube, through to big British brands.

In 2012 Gravity Road create a global internet hoax with FameDaddy : the world's first celebrity sperm donor service.

Gravity Road was named AdAge's International Small Agency of the Year 2015.

Prior to this Mark led Drum, Omnicom's content agency.

Mark has some personal interests outside of work, but didn't think you'd be interested in them.
Ryan Eckel
VP Brand Marketing
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
Ryan Eckel Info Events
Ryan Eckel, VP, Brand Marketing at DICK’S Sporting Goods, is responsible for brand strategy and identity, content and campaign development, consumer insights, media strategy, digital marketing and PR. He is also an Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “We Could Be King”, and has developed campaigns that have received Grand CLIO, Cannes Gold Lion and Gold Halo awards.

Prior to DICK’S Sporting Goods, Eckel spent nearly 10 years at PUMA SE, most recently as Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of PUMA’s brand growth and localization in those markets. Previously at PUMA, as Global Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations, Eckel led the development of PUMA’s brand strategy and positioning, global category marketing and consumer research.

Eckel holds a B.S. from Yale University and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and three children.
Chris Edwards
Author
BALLS: IT TAKES SOME TO GET SOME
Chris Edwards Info Events
Chris made his advertising debut in 1993 as a copywriter at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. There he used the principles of branding, along with his ever-present sense of humor, to orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind––at a time when the word “transgender” didn’t exist. He eventually became more known for his creative talent than his transition. He was the first to use YouTube content on TV with two guys rapping about McNuggets and is responsible for the earworm, Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish, gimme that fiiiiish. He was also part of the team on Truth, recently ranked one of the Top 15 Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century. After building an award-winning career spanning nearly 20 years, Chris left Arnold to write his memoir, BALLS, due out Oct. 4th. Since then he’s become a sought-after speaker, inspiring audiences with his courageous story and compelling message that we actually have the power to control how others define us.
Geoff Edwards
Creative Executive
CAA
Geoff Edwards Info Events
Named in Creativity Magazine’s inaugural “Creativity 50” and in Boards Magazine's “Top 50 Art Directors” In America, Geoff Edwards is one of the most influential minds in marketing today.

Geoff is currently working with The Creative Artists Agency on a few of their top clients. Previously he Co-Founded DOJO a creative boutique in San Francisco and NYC. And prior to that Geoff was Co-Executive Creative Director at T.A.G. where he was responsible for delivering creative solutions for many of the agency’s blue chip clients. He's won Grand Prix at every major advertising showcase worldwide and Cannes Advertiser of the Year award twice: In 2006 for the adidas 'IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING' Campaign, and in 2008 for Microsoft’s XBOX360 launch featuring the Halo 3 "Believe"​ campaign.

Geoff and his former partner were contacted directly by Pharrell Williams to create and Co-Direct an Interactive music experience for his hit song 'everyonenose' (Featuring Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, and Samantha Ronson). He also loves gaming and developed the award winning iPad game ABDUCTIONARY covered in WIRED and Fast Company.

His philosophy is simple: Do what you love, with people you like, at a place that feels like home.
Kinney Edwards
Executive Creative Director
TRIBAL WORLDWIDE NEW YORK
Kinney Edwards Info Events
Kinney Edwards currently serves as Executive Creative Director at Tribal Worldwide, where he is responsible for nurturing powerful storytelling and technology, into memorable creative ideas for people, not robots. He is based in the agency's New York office.

Kinney joined Tribal in 2007 and has led creative teams on high-profile brands including History Channel, BBVA, Mars, National Football League, UNICEF, Advil, Wounded Warrior Project, Nickelodeon, The Lunchbox Fund, Intel, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Alcon, Diageo, Jose Cuervo, Philips, and Neutrogena.

Before joining Tribal, Kinney served as a senior creative lead at Ogilvy & Mather, where he worked across Cisco Systems, American Chemistry Council, Miller Lite, Unilever, and Ameritrade. He was influential in developing global integrated advertising campaigns for the enterprise and consumer audiences. Kinney led the digital portion of the global cross-media brand re-launch of Cisco Systems. Prior to Ogilvy, Kinney worked at McCann World Group and was responsible for product launches, digital advertising and site experiences for Nikon, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Agilent Technologies, Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE gaming platform and Games for Windows. His digital work for Procter & Gamble garnered the first-ever Digital DMA ECHO award.

Kinney has taught portfolio classes at Miami Ad School, as well as both judging and winning at the industry’s top award shows. Kinney is a frequent op-ed contributor to various digital advertising media outlets.
Tiffany Edwards
Strategist
BLUE ENGINE MESSAGE & MEDIA
Mark Egan
Chief Client Officer
MAXUS
Mark Egan Info Events
Mark joined Maxus in the spring of 2013 and now guides their client teams and service delivery. Working with many of the specialists functions in Maxus and GroupM, a key part of his role is to ensure various areas of expertise are infused properly in within their efforts.

Previously, Mark served as EVP, Global Director of New Business and Network Development at Havas Digital. As a key member of their corporate team, he was responsible for leading new business efforts on a worldwide level, drawing together local and global team resources for multiple-market pitches. His role was also to set the agenda for the network’s strategy function which led media thought leadership for the broader Havas Media organization. Additional responsibilities included bringing back learning from global pitches and from across the network and apply it to product development and partnership strategy.
Josh Ehart
Head of Innovation
ENERGY BBDO
Josh Ehart Info Events
They say the ones who know us best are the ones who’ve known us the longest. Well, that explains why Josh Ehart knows digital marketing so well—he’s been doing it since the nascent days of broadband. Yes, even before Y2K.

Since then, Josh has been on the forefront of innovation in both the startup and agency worlds, delivering work across almost every consumer channel including TV, shopper, retail, and digital media for brands like Apartments.com, Allstate, Miller Lite, eBay, Harley Davidson and SC Johnson. His focus with each opportunity has been to utilize the online space to drive scale and meaningful business impact, while helping brands avoiding the types of shiny objects that
Pamela El
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Pamela El Info Events
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the National Basketball Association, Pam El is responsible for global marketing for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League.

With more than 30 years of experience, El is recognized as an industry leader for her expertise in brand management, marketing strategy, creative development, and media and sponsorships. Prior to joining the NBA, El was Senior Vice President of Financial Brand Marketing for Nationwide Insurance and also spent over a decade with State Farm Insurance as Marketing Vice President, where she led sales and marketing strategy for the U.S. and Canada.

Earlier in her career, El held positions with Terebeam Corporation in Seattle, U.S. West Communications in Denver, and The Martin Agency in Phoenix and Richmond. She began her marketing career in 1983 with Siddell, Matus, & Coughter, also located in Richmond.

El earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Nancy Elder
Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
JETBLUE AIRWAYS
Nancy Elder Info Events
Nancy Elder has been Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for JetBlue Airways since 2014. She oversees all internal and external communications as well as reputation and crisis management programs.

Ms. Elder Co-Founded Matter Unlimited LLC and served as its Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Strategy Officer from 2011-2014.

Prior to this, Ms. Elder was the Chief Marketing Officer for Marsh, the world's preeminent insurance brokerage and risk advisor. While at Marsh, she led a comprehensive restructuring of its global marketing function while simultaneously repositioning the brand and launching the award winning "Find the Upside" advertising campaign.

Ms. Elder has spent her career shaping strategies and redefining brands for some of the world's leading companies, including General Electric, MasterCard, Time Warner, and Marsh. Nancy started her career in PR and advertising working with clients like American Express, IBM, and General Motors, amongst others.
Damien Eley
Executive Creative Director/Founder
MISTRESS
Damien Eley Info Events
Internationally awarded creative director Damien Eley has spent the last 17 years working between Sydney, New York, London and Los Angeles at agencies such as BMF, Mother and Ogilvy. Along the way he has created everything from traditional, integrated advertising campaigns to world-breaking records, global brand re-inventions, TV series and musicals. Since the launch of Mistress in 2010, Damien has helped create global campaigns for Mattel’s Hot Wheels, a Hot Wheels movie, a TV series for Red Bull, ground breaking work for Jaegermeister, Coke energy drink NOS, KIND snacks, VH1, Campari’s Aperol, Paypal, and many other adventurous brands. Damien has been a juror in nontraditional categories for an array of award shows including D&AD, CLIOS, London International Awards and his alma mater Sydney's AWARD School. He has also tutored, lectured and presented, most recently at Cannes 2016.
Tobi Elkin
Editor/Reporter, Real-Time Daily
MEDIAPOST
Sarah Kate Ellis
President & CEO
GLAAD
Sarah Kate Ellis Info Events
Sarah Kate is a 17 year veteran of the media industry and has spent the past 2 ½ years refocusing GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for LGBT people everywhere including expanding their very successful work globally and growing the organization adding a team to work exclusively on Trans visibility and a focus on the US South.

Sarah Kate has used GLAAD’s position as the nation’s leading media advocacy organization to demand and generate coverage of LGBT Russians during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. She worked closely with Facebook to expand the social network’s gender options to be more inclusive of transgender and gender non-conforming users.

She has also challenged the famed NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade ban on LGBT participation and was one of the first on the ground in Orlando to make sure the press was reporting on the tragedy to the LGBTQ community.
Kerstin Emhoff
Co-Founder/President
PRETTYBIRD
Kerstin Emhoff Info Events
KERSTIN EMHOFF is co-founder & president of PRETTYBIRD, a production company she established with director Paul Hunter in 2007.
Kerstin is recognized for her work with top agencies, artists and management. She has worked with Nike, Apple, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Johnnie Walker and Beats, creating campaigns that have collected accolades at every major awards show.
Recent credits include “Enhance Your Lighting” for GE that instantly went viral.
Kerstin has also taken PRETTYBIRD beyond the traditional sphere of advertising by producing projects such as Possibilia, an official selection of the New Frontiers exhibition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
A partnership with Passion Pictures has also seen Kerstin co-executive produce feature length documentaries that include the Emmy-nominated Sergio, the Academy Award-shortlisted The Tillman Story, and Manhunt.
In 2011, Kerstin established PRETTYBIRD UK. She has served on the AICP Board, and was named Chairperson of the 2015 AICP Show.
Alison Engel
VP, Global Marketing
LINKEDIN
Alison Engel Info Events
Alison Lange Engel is a Vice President of Global Marketing at LinkedIn, where she leads a global team responsible for marketing the company's Marketing Solutions portfolio and driving industry and client engagements through all channels. In her current position, Alison leads a team responsible for product marketing, demand generation, marketing communications, digital, social and vertical marketing across North America, EMEA, APAC and Brazil. Her breadth of experience spans an 18-year career where she held key Marketing, Finance and Sales roles at such companies as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, HBO and CBS Television. Alison has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Chris Erb
Managing Partner
TRIPLECLIX
Chris Erb Info Events
Chris Erb is currently the Managing Partner at tripleclix, a strategic gaming agency. The only specialized video game centric marketing agency of its kind, tripleclix is the connective tissue through which studios, brands, and gamers interact. Formerly Brand Director and Vice President at EA Sports, Chris has been innovating in the gaming space for the last decade plus. Specifically, he is credited with redefining the way popular video game franchises are launched and marketed, mirroring that of major theatrical releases—most notably on the Madden NFL franchise, which he led from 2006-2009. In 2012, Erb was announced as one of Brand Innovators' "40 Under 40", a recognition of his team's work to transform EA SPORTS into a lifestyle brand that interacts socially with its consumers year round.
Rick Erwin
President, Audience Solutions
ACXIOM
Rick Erwin Info Events
As president of Acxiom’s Audience Solutions Division, Rick drives the strategy, growth and profitability of Acxiom’s industry-leading data products and services. With over two decades in the traditional and digital marketing industries, Rick is a leading voice in the field of data-driven marketing and an outspoken advocate for its value in the global economy.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Rick spent 10 years as president of the Consumer Insights and Targeting Division of Experian Marketing Services. During
his tenure, he led the turnaround and growth of seven legacy data and analytics businesses, and established the company as a force in the digital marketing services industry. Prior to Experian, Rick held numerous senior management roles in his 12-year career at RR Donnelley in that company’s Marketing Services Division.

Rick earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University (Kellogg), and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He is a past Vice Chairman, Treasurer and current director of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and also serves as a director for Chicago Youth Centers, Shedd Aquarium and RevSpring, Inc.
Justin Etheridge
Executive Vice President
TIME OUT NORTH AMERICA
Dave Etherington
EVP, CSO
INTERSECTION
Dave Etherington Info Events
Dave leads the formulation and execution of strategies aimed at evolving the business and driving it forward. He works with the CEO and executive staff to define the vision and direction for the company and establish major initiatives that disrupt and result in business gains. 

Ashley Evenson
Director
CICERON DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP
Ashley Evenson Info Events
Vincent Bareges
Mitchell Weinstein
Carolyn Everson
VP, Global Marketing Solutions
FACEBOOK
Carolyn Everson Info Events
Carolyn Everson is Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook, where she leads the company’s relationships with top marketers and agencies. Carolyn oversees a team of regional leaders, and the teams focused on global partnerships, global agencies, and Facebook’s Creative Shop.

Carolyn has been named to AdWeek’s “AdWeek 50” since 2013. In 2015, she was named to the top of Business Insider’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Advertising.

She is on the Board of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.; serves on the boards of DonorsChoose, the Mobile Marketing Association, and the Advertising Women of New York Foundation; and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Effie Worldwide. She is the Chair of We Day, New York.

Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Villanova University Board of Trustees. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and their twin daughters.