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Wednesday, September 28

8:15 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM
Ross Fadner, Director, Event Programming, MediaPost 
9:15 AM
Building brands is hard.  Changing brand perceptions is even harder.  With video emerging as one of the most important tools for brands looking to reach influencer audiences, and the ever-growing amount of platforms and channels available, this presentation will explore today's challenges of marketing to Millennials and provide a deeper look into how Nair successfully used video and digital influencers to inspire young women to think differently about hair removal. 
Nadia Harrison, Senior Partner, Group Planning Director, Maxus 
Robyn Safran, Group Brand Manager, Nair 
9:45 AM
Is there anything more inefficient or labor-intensive than deploying a video ad campaign? With countless video ad platforms, and a growing number of devices used to consume video content, it seems the degree of complexity is only getting worse. When you factor in the twin specters of fraud and viewability, it’s little wonder that most marketers leave it to their agencies to navigate the video quagmire. Shouldn’t agencies spend more of their time creating, planning and buying video than coding campaigns for deployment, or worrying about whether a human actually saw their ads? What is being done to ameliorate the workload and stress that disproportionately falls on agencies?
Ross Fadner, Director, Event Programming, MediaPost 
Patrick Bennett, EVP, Creative, iCrossing 
Caitlin Bergmann, Director, Content & Creative, MediaCom 
Keith Grossman, Global Chief Revenue Officer, Bloomberg Media Group 
Christine Peterson, Managing Director, Investment, Initiative Media 
10:30 AM
This is the year that video consumption on mobile devices will overtake so-called “fixed device” consumption, as consumers around the world spend more time watching videos on their smartphones and tablets than on desktops, laptop computers and smart TVs. Yet, despite what has been a steady surge in mobile video consumption over the last several years, 75 percent of video spending still occurs on fixed devices. According to research from Zenith, the mobile video consumption/spending disconnect is likely to persist for years. Why is there still a disconnect between the two, and what is being done to bridge the gap? What are the main impediments to achieving a consumption/spending balance? What role have major providers like Google, Facebook and Hulu played in driving—or indeed, impeding—mobile video growth?
Gavin O'Malley, Reporter, MediaPost 
Benjamin Bring, Vice President, Mobile Media Director, Ansible 
Jeff Hinz, Managing Partner, US Digital Director, Mediacom USA 
Rachel Pasqua, Practice Lead, Connected Life, MEC Global 
11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM
In our keynote interview, Tony Pace, Chairman of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), sits down with MediaPost Editor-in-Chief Joe Mandese to discuss, among other things, the ANA’s recent report on media buying transparency, its back-and-forth with the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4 A’s) on said report, the shifting relationship between agencies and clients as we move towards more tech-targeted distribution and advertising across platforms and devices, and the general shift from paid to branded advertising, especially in video.
Tony Pace, Chairman, ANA 
Joe Mandese, Editor-in-Chief, MediaPost 
11:45 AM
Not long ago, marketers could break online video down into a couple of broad buckets: viral videos on YouTube, video ads on YouTube, and branded video content that usually lived on a brand’s homepage and/or YouTube channel. While YouTube has historically reigned supreme when it comes to video consumption and distribution, Google’s video giant is by no means the only gig in town anymore. The belated emergence of video opportunities on the various properties of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn mean that social media is now equally, if not more important, for brands than YouTube. How should brands approach video syndication in 2016? How are they leveraging paid, owned and earned media within social channels, in particular, and what third parties are helping?
Fred Schonenberg, Founder, VentureFuel 
Mike Mikho, Chief Marketing Officer, Laundry Service & Cycle 
Ryan Pitylak, Chief Executive Officer, Unique Influence 
Mariana Rodriguez, Group Director, Beeby Clark+Meyler 
David Roter, Head of Agency Sales, Twitter 
Andy Tu, Chief Marketing Officer, DEFY Media 
12:30 PM
Imagine if all broadcast content—news, entertainment, sports, weather, etc—were filmed using the same live streaming app, and you start to understand what the likes of Facebook Live, Twitter’s Periscope, Google’s YouTube and YouNow are after here. Is social media, the great time-suck of our time, about to assume broadcast news and entertainment just as it has taken large swathes of attention away from other traditional media? What, specifically, does this opportunity present for marketers, who are they backing to win, and what early experiments have borne fruit?
PJ Bednarski, Columnist, MediaPost 
Mario Armstrong, TV Host, NBC's TODAY show 
Marla Skiko, EVP, Director of Digital & Data Solutions, Publicis Media 
Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS 
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Networking Break
2:00 PM
Conference Concludes