November 10 - 13, 2019
Kiawah Island, SC

DTC Meets Big Branding

The great Direct-to-Consumer retail disruption has reached every imaginable category – from razors to connoisseur sneakers, custom pet food to dental braces. But this new generation of native digital brands now needs to scale – via traditional omnichannel and retail venues, TV and offline media. Meanwhile, many disrupted legacy brands are learning from the DTC upstarts – how to put digital first, reorganize marketing around unified data and even launch new DTC products and channels of their own.

The Brand Insider Summit: D2C brings these two worlds together as they head in each other's direction. The digital natives have shown they can build new brands via data driven performance channels, but what can they learn from the TV and retail pros about scaling up? And what lessons can the traditional marketers learn from the D2C experience about overcoming siloed organization, following the data, and radical customer-first personalization?

From data strategy to performance marketing, personalization to digital brand building, cross screen media planning to building the tech stack to drive it all, the Brand Insider Summit explores how brands new and old are building a new direct path to consumers.

Previous Brand Insider Summit D2C Attendees

Reasons and Benefits of Attending

  • Unparalleled access and knowledge sharing with the leading minds in the Industry
  • Opportunity to hear from and interact with over 40 speakers who are senior level brand marketers and solution providers
  • Be part of driving the Channel forward as a key component of marketing campaigns, within your company and the industry
  • Unlimited access to stay in touch with the office: WiFi enabled conference room and quiet office area; opportunities in morning to stay up to date at the office; afternoon five hour break in order to stay on top of duties
  • Congenial, relaxed experience. Attendees are working together to move the industry forward
  • Enhance your brand marketing initiatives with new solutions learned and partnerships gained


  • Morning Sessions - a marketers-only agenda of peers sharing with peers their best practices, case studies, and newest tactics which can all be applied to your marketing strategies
  • Noon Roundtables - open, off the record, discussions of the morning’s topics and how they relate to marketers’ own business and experience.
  • Afternoon Activities - allow attendees to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while forming relationships that last well beyond the conference
  • Cocktails and evening dinners - bring the group together over casual conversations and delicious meals

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The MediaPost programming committee is hard at work on the newest agenda for the Summit!

MediaPost Summits feature mornings that include Keynotes, Case Studies, and Panels that feature the top minds in the industry. The afternoons are a selection of activities that allow for the attendees it network over exciting outings. The evenings bring the group back together for cocktails and unforgettable dinner experiences. The most up to date theme of the conference can be found on the homepage of the event.

Please check back often for real-time updates on session details and speaker line-up. Meanwhile please take a look at the agenda from the previous event.


We're working on finding the best speakers for this event. If you think you'd be a good fit, please submit a speaker proposal using the link below.


Monday 2 p.m.

Golf at the Ocean Course

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort hosted the 2007 Senior PGA and the 2012 PGA Championships. Located on the eastern-most end of Kiawah Island, this course has more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere.

Golf Digest named The Ocean Course "#4 Public Golf Course in U.S." and "America's Toughest Resort Course." It is one of only 17 "5-star" courses in North America in Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" reader's poll. GOLF Magazine has rated it #4 in its "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list.

Monday 2 p.m.

Near Coastal and Reef Fishing

Join us for an action-packed fishing experience perfect for everyone. Near Coastal and Reef Fishing is done four to seven miles off the beach. While bottom fishing around off shore sandbars and wrecks we are likely to catch various types of large Sharks, Black Sea Bass, Red Drum, Weakfish, Spadefish, Triggerfish, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and many other migratory fish species.

Monday 2 p.m.

Marsh Kayaking

Experience the tranquility and beauty of Kiawah Island's natural marshlands in this guided kayak tour.  You'll meander through creeks and the winding waterways that showcase the Lowcountry’s distinct beauty.  Bald eagles, bottlenose dolphin and other sea birds make this area their home, and you'll have a front-row seat.

Tuesday 2 p.m.

Golf at Turtle Point Course

A Jack Nicklaus design that highlights three spectacular holes along the oceanfront. Turtle Point is a low-profile golf course that delivers a high caliber golfing experience. Players from the Carolina Amateur, the Carolina PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches will all agree that the Turtle Point Golf Course is a true test for strategy and accuracy.

Tuesday 2 p.m.

Dolphin Encounter Shelling Charter

Board our custom built eco-tour boat as we search Kiawah's inlets, creeks and marshes for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Learn more about their habits and behaviors, getting an up-close and personal experience like no other.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, 29455

Registered attendees of the Summit may book accommodations at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort at a discounted group rate. To book within our room block at the discounted rate, please call 877-683-1234, ask for Sanctuary Reservations and refer to our group name: MediaPost Brand Insider Summit D2C or reference the group booking ID #16494.

Kiawah Island is… Ten miles of wide, immaculate, ocean beach on which one - or two - might walk or cycle for hours and hours without interruption. Soothing by day, utterly romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, and pristine marshlands, and closes each sun washed day safe beneath its own star studded southern sky. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located southwest of Charleston. Opened in May 1976, the Resort has five golf courses, most notably, the Ocean Course which is the most famous at Kiawah Island and has been consistently named as one of the best courses in the world by several publications. 





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