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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.

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Search Insider Summit: Dec 2017

6:00 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Day 1: Virtuous Cycle? Human Learning Meets Machine Learning

Machines are generating a more complete understanding of the people who use them, which has in turn given rise to innovations like people-based marketing, voice computing and image recognition technology. Are we really on the path to true one to one marketing at scale, and what is search’s role in facilitating that across channels and platforms?

8:15 AM Sponsor Breakfast Presentation Bing - 2016 LOGO

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9:00 AM Keynote Interview: Uber’s Data Ecosystem Drives its Search Program

We open the Winter Search Insider Summit with a keynote interview featuring Alex Otrezov, Uber’s Head of Search & Experimentation, who leads acquisition across the ride hailing giant’s expanding roster of mobile apps. Otrezov uses Uber’s vast data ecosystem to improve paid and organic search results across platforms. He will take us through the scope of this huge operation, and reveal key learnings from testing and experimentation on Apple’s App Store, Google Universal App Campaigns, and others.

Alex Otrezov , Head of Search & Experimentation ,Uber
Ross Fadner , Director, Event Programming ,MediaPost
9:30 AM Panel: Search Driving AI and Visa Versa

Search data forms a big part of the backbone for AI technology: innovations in analytics, people-based marketing, virtual assistants, and image recognition all leverage search data to be more accurate. But these innovations also create new and complex data streams for marketers to interpret. How quickly can artificial intelligence and machine learning bring us to the 1:1 Promised Land, and what is the marketers’ role in facilitating that? What privacy and security pitfalls along the way?

Steven Gibson , Client Director of Search ,Canvas Worldwide
Morgan Chemij , Director of Marketing North America ,
Christi Olson , Brand Marketing Manager ,Bing
Alex Otrezov , Head of Search & Experimentation ,Uber
10:15 AM Fireside Chat: Behind Delta's Online Strategy

Delta has been going through a digital transformation looking at new technologies such as voice while keeping a firm grasp on search, which continues to provide strong performance for the company. Join Alexandra Schieken, marketing at Delta Airlines, as she provides insights into the company's strategic approach to testing the waters in emerging technology as well as ways Delta retargets consumers who go to, complete a search but don't make a purchase. For those who do make a purchase, Schieken provides insights into how Delta markets to consumers to add on the perks, such as upgrading their seats for more legroom.

Alexandra Schieken , Worldwide Marketing Communications ,Delta Air Lines
Laurie Sullivan , Editor, Search Marketing Daily ,MediaPost
10:30 AM Coffee Break & Sponsor Spotlight Kenshoo - 2017
10:45 AM Panel: Voice Computing and the Rise of Service

Does the rise of virtual assistants come at the expense of other media? Why search for products and services when virtual assistants can provide instant service based on your demonstrated preferences? If your virtual assistant has access to your mobile data, it can recommend products and services you didn’t even know you needed, so how will this next evolution of search impact the search marketing? How are some marketers experimenting with service-oriented media today?

David Grow , Digital Media Director ,Chacka Marketing
Candice Bixler , Director of Digital Marketing ,Avoya Travel
Melanie Mitchell , Director of Acquisition Media & SEO ,Chewy
Alexandra Schieken , Worldwide Marketing Communications ,Delta Air Lines
11:30 AM Panel: Taking Responsibility for Brand Safety

After the Q1 debacle of advertisers triggering next to extreme content in YouTube/GDN, and Facebook’s hate targeting being brought to light, publishers have been forced to crack down on filtering abilities and targeting. However, to this day, ads are still showing next to extreme content. Have the platforms done enough to prevent this from happening, and have advertisers taken the proper steps to prevent it themselves? How much does this really matter to brands? Does quantity reign supreme or does quality and brand safety?

Jon Kagan , Sr. Director of Search and Biddable Media ,MARC USA | Results:Digital
Cathleen Bonge , Digital Marketing Lead, Search and Digital Media ,Allegheny Health Network
Roz-Linn Finn , Global Digital Marketing Manager ,Navistar Inc
Michael Wentz , Director of Digital Communications ,Adelphi University
12:00 PM Roundtables

Can Search Marketers Benefit from Voice Computing? - David Graveline, Sr Product Manager, Macy's
Consolidating Data for Relevant Messaging - Todd Ulise, VP at
Advertising and Extremist Content: Safeguarding Your Brand - Jon Kagan, Sr. Director of Search and Biddable Media, MARC USA | Results:Digital
Search and AI - Steven Gibson, Client Director of Search, Canvas Worldwide

1:00 PM Lunch
1:10 PM Sponsor Luncheon Presentation Invoca - 2017

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2:00 PM Afternoon Activities
4:00 PM Apres Ski Party Bing - 2016 LOGO
5:30 PM One on One Meetings
6:30 PM Cocktail Party Acronym


7:30 PM Fireside Dinner at Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley Resort LiveRamp

Shuttles depart at 6:30PM from Stein Eriksen Lodge lobby

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Day 2: Mega-Marketplaces

Search is no longer just Google and Bing, especially for retailers: mega-marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart and Target are turning into important search and advertising channels that brands cannot ignore. How are marketers leveraging paid media across the retail giants?

8:15 AM Sponsor Breakfast Presentation Facebook

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8:45 AM Keynote Interview: How to Build Your Brand Through Mega Marketplaces

Amazon has been the birthplace of thousands of third party retailers like InstaNatural, a beauty and skincare products maker that started selling on its platform in 2013 before eventually expanding into, Jet and other digital marketplaces. In this keynote interview, Ethelbert Williams, departing CMO of InstaNatural, will reveal why Amazon remains the backbone of InstaNatural’s business, while sharing insights into how brands can boost rankings, enhance discoverability, foster favorable ratings and reviews, and leverage paid media offerings on Amazon and other platforms.

Ethelbert Williams , Former CMO ,Instanatural
Ross Fadner , Director, Event Programming ,MediaPost
9:15 AM Panel: Beyond Google and Bing: Mega-Marketplaces

Mega-marketplaces like Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target are turning into some of the world’s largest search engines. How are brands and search marketers alike leveraging these retail behemoths as advertising channels? How important have the paid media opportunities on these channels become for brands, what strategies have succeeded, and what data ownership issues arise?

Clayton McLaughlin , SVP, Managing Director US ,Ecselis
Bryant Garvin , Director of Marketing ,Purple
Kyle Rosebush , Director, Digital Marketing & eCommerce ,Skullcandy
Joe Tertel , Manager, eCommerce and Email Marketing ,Rite Aid
10:00 AM Presentation: You’re Addicted, and You Don’t Even Know It (But Marketers Do)

We can’t go anywhere without our cell phones. There is even an actual clinical condition for it now: nomophobia, as in “no mobile phobia.” Cell phones are one of the most powerful tools available to better understand and reach our customers, but so often we have no idea how to use it. It’s time to rethink how we approach mobile marketing and mobile search specifically, and it starts with understanding how (and why) we’re so addicted to this little device and exactly what marketers can do about it to turn mobile into a revenue-generating channel within your media mix.

Erin Everhart , Senior Manager, Media ,The Home Depot
10:30 AM Coffee Break & Sponsor Spotlight Perform Media - 2017
11:00 AM Panel: Getting the Most from Your Search Partnerships

Are you getting the most out of your search platform partners? Join a panel of search marketers, who will be presenting case studies on how to enjoy successful partnerships with the likes of Google and Bing, including: how to get the most from beta tests, optimizations and expansion efforts. What should your role be in these collaborations as the advertiser?

Nick Martucci , Director, Client Engagement ,SYZYGY
Madison Aki , Marketing Specialist, Paid Acquisition ,Extra Space Storage
Nate Jeo , Senior Director of Online Marketing ,
Jami Lieberman , Head of SEM ,HP
Amy Vener , Retail Vertical Strategy Lead ,Pinterest
11:45 AM Case Study: Upping the Ante on Dynamic Search Ads

Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) has been around for several years saving advertisers time and money while helping capture the growing unique online searches. Is there more to DSA?  Find out how is maximizing dynamic search ads to drive better efficiencies, scale, relevance and more conversions.

Michelle Castillo , Director of Online Marketing ,
12:15 PM Roundtables

Building Your Business Through Mega Marketplaces - Mike Grehan, CMO, Acronym Media
Getting the Most from Your Search Partnerships - Alexander Edlund, Director, Digital Acquisition, Choice Hotels
Cashing in on Mobile Addiction - Erin Everhart, Sr. Manager, Media Strategy & Mobile, Home Depot

1:00 PM Lunch
1:10 PM Sponsor Luncheon Presentation Yahoo Gemini - 2017

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2:00 PM Afternoon Activities
4:00 PM Apres Ski Party Swoop - 2017 PNG
6:30 PM Cocktail Party at The Spur, Downtown Park City

Shuttles depart at 6PM from Stein Eriksen Lodge lobby

7:30 PM Dinner at "350 Main” Restaurant, Downtown Park City
9:00 PM After-Party at The Spur, Downtown Park City Perform Media - 2017
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Day 3: Innovations in Search

What new search products have moved the needle for advertisers and how to optimize them for the best results. 

9:00 AM Keynote: Finding The Best Clicks And Calls On Mobile Search

Changes in search advertising and marketing, especially mobile, require marketers to have a very different mind set these days, but if done correctly the media can help lift a brand high above the competition. Join Dan Williams, CRO at 3 Day Blinds, as he walks through how the company went from spending less than 1% of its search budget on mobile four years ago to more than half today.

Dan Williams , CRO ,3 Day Blinds
9:30 AM Presentation: The Importance of Paid Search In Omnichannel Campaigns

Highmark Health is focused on building the health care of the future through technology and a variety of media such as search, television and radio. In fact radio’s influence is more pronounced for how it drives prospects to search, which in turn leads to completed appointments. Join Erin Mcglynn, senior digital marketing analyst at Highmark Health, as she walks through how the company uses multiple channels to help increase new patient appointments.

Erin McGlynn , Digital Marketing Lead, Search and Digital Media ,Highmark Health
9:45 AM Coffee Break & Sponsor Spotlight Marin - 2017
10:15 AM Panel: That’s a Wrap! Roundtable Leaders Sound-Off

In our last session at the Winter Search Insider Summit, we wrap by bringing three of our Roundtable leaders on stage to recount some of the key conversations and takeaways they’ve come across in talking to fellow attendees over the passed three days.

Ross Fadner , Director, Event Programming ,MediaPost
David Graveline , Sr Product Manager ,Macy's
Todd Ulise , Vice President ,
Dan Williams , CRO ,3 Day Blinds
10:45 AM Roundtables

Mobile SEM: Tools, Strategies and Tech to Succeed - Dan Williams, CRO, 3 Day Blinds
What’s Next? The Future of Search (and SIS) - Ross Fadner, Director Event Programming, MediaPost

11:30 AM Conference Concludes

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