April 17, 2019Javits Center, New York City


Post ‘Peak Auto’: The Age of Efficiency

As we start 2019, the U.S. automotive industry is coming off back-to-back sales declines after arriving at what was colloquially known as “peak auto” in 2016. In the last six months, the industry has seen layoffs in the tens of thousands from the likes of GM, Ford and Tesla, as well as reports that some 7 million Americans are now three months or more behind on their auto loan repayments. 

For automotive industry marketers, these conditions present a particular kind of challenge. Though OEM spending is already moving to digital media and services and further away from traditional TV, radio and print, external economic pressures will only accelerate the shift to digital everything.

In this climate, efficiency is the order of the day, and is the theme for MediaPost’s fourth-annual Marketing: Automotive at the N.Y. International Auto Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan on April 17.

We will cover how auto marketers are:

  • Changing their approach to Tier One media spending and brand positioning
  • Reassessing brand and celebrity-driven partnerships, particularly cross-marketing and influencer marketing
  • Overcoming product marketing hurdles in the face of rapid technological change
  • Balancing the need to save costs with investing in essential new fields like AI, IoT, and R&D

Featured Speakers

Marketing: Automotive Attendees Include:

"The Marketing Automotive conference put on by MediaPost is a great collection of automotive marketing leaders sharing their insights on how they are moving their business and the industry forward. It lays the foundation of knowledge and pushes the industry on how to stay with or ahead of the consumer demand.  Great event."

Aaron Shapiro
Head of Audience Engagement and Development

"MediaPost events continue to be our best investment year after year.  From the quality of the content and overall attendee experience to the networking and business opportunities, their events are a high-performing component of our marketing strategy. Working with the MediaPost staff is like working with my own team. They consistently demonstrate that they have our best interests at heart."

Dan McDermott
Director of Product Marketing - Messaging


"The content and topics for the 2018 Marketing Automotive Conference was timely, topical, informative and thought provoking. I took back several ideas that will serve as thought starters to drive several changes, and new initiatives. This is a 'must attend' conference for anyone in the automotive business.”

- Anonymous Marketing exec, Auto manufacturer


"MediaPost's Marketing Automotive conference provided very insightful discussions and topics of great interest. Highly recommended."


"The content was excellent and the audience was top notch in terms of seniority, companies, the brand and agency mix."

- Anonymous Ad agency exec

Quality Pledge

MediaPost strives for excellence in its coverage of media, marketing and advertising. Our mission is to critically engage key questions for brand marketers, media buyers, sellers and emerging platforms. We choose speakers exclusively for their ability to bring perspective and insight to our stage. All conferences are programmed by proven, expert, unbiased journalists. MediaPost has never and will never engage in "pay to play" conferencing.

Conference Programming Chair

Steve SmithEditorial Director, Events, MediaPost


Tanya GazdikSenior Editor, Automotive, MediaPost

What leading marketers, agency execs and digital practitioners are saying about this and other MediaPost conferences:

"This conference tackles issues that really matter to auto marketers.  I was impressed by the quality of the presenters and the content. There were some "meaty" subjects that require more discussion, but it was a really good marketing focused event.  In a busy NYIAS schedule, every marketer needs to make time for it.”

Ian Beavis
Chief Strategy Officer
AMCI Global

"This Marketing Automotive conference from MediaPost was very informative and a great networking opportunity. The topics and panels were fantastic.”

Sheri Lawrence
Tylie Jones & Associates

"MediaPost's events are a fabulous way to meet industry experts, learn about industry solutions, interact with peer groups and learn about specific channels of interactive media. The contacts I have made at these events will be valuable for years to come."

Gary Milner 
Director, Global Digital Marketing 

"Above all other conferences, MediaPost's events provide the most comprehensive insight into the state and future of interactive media, marketing and advertising.  The content is top-notch, and the individuals I have the opportunity to meet, are the ones leading the charge to make interactive a premier medium for advertisers.  These are top-quality events for anyone involved in the digital media space"

Kevin Klein
Head of Marketing, Global Display Advertising

"When we look at the industry events MediaPost always delivers strong content with great attendees. The smaller setting helps the relationships build more naturally.  We are big fans, and always have their events earmarked to support and attend in our annual budgets."

Amanda Berkey
Marketing Manager, Campaigns
Salesforce Marketing Cloud

“MediaPost does a great job of balancing the attendee list with varying perspectives to drive content rich discussions. I walk away from these events with new ideas, new perspectives and new friends.  MediaPost brings together the brightest minds in the industry, bar none.”

Nicole Matuga
Senior Manager, Digital Media Acquisition
Experian Consumer Direct

"I was extremely impressed with the featured panels + speakers at MediaPost's Marketing Automotive conference and look forward to attending your team's next event!"
Blake Spiers
Chief Intelligence Officer

"MediaPost events are always very, very well organized and informative. The speakers from well known brands and the case studies from solutions providers highly relevant."

Carri Lukasik
Marketing Manager
Disney Store