GO DISRUPT YOURSELF!
Everyday Strategies

 

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March 7, 2018 at Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, NYC


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March 2018 Seller Forum Overview

Between the duopoly and consolidation, “the system” can feel rigged. Rather than simply watching and lamenting, great sales leaders and their teams engage in small acts of rebellion every day. Refusing to accept that the budget is gone, they help create a new one. When told the numbers aren’t good enough, they find new ways to account for value. They outthink, out-innovate and out-plan the market. They create, they improvise. They become the disruption.

“I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger! I am the one who knocks!”
– Walter White, “Breaking Bad.”

At our first Seller Forum of 2018, we examine both the attitude and the everyday strategies that can transform your sellers from victims to victors, and your organization into a market disruptor.

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10:30 am – 5:00 pm at Hearst Tower. Seating is Limited.

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Our Speakers

Benjamin Jankowski
Senior Vice President,
Global Media, MasterCard

As Senior Vice President, Global Media, MasterCard, Ben is responsible for managing the MasterCard investment in marketing communications. This includes working with the global, regional and local marketing teams as well as agency partners to drive engagement and preference among MasterCard’s core constituents.

Having worked for agency networks Omnicom, WPP, and Havas, he has vast experience with driving business success of some of the world’s leading marketers such as Chase, Citibank, Dell, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Xerox. Mr. Jankowski holds a B.A. in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.


Chad Stoller speaker at 2018 March Seller ForumChad Stoller
Global Chief Innovation Officer, UM

Chad Stoller is a marketing and branding specialist with over 20 years of experience building brands, increasing awareness and consumer engagement. As Global Chief Innovation Officer, he is responsible for prospecting and integrating new and emerging technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions and products across UM’s portfolio of clients. Previously, Chad oversaw creation, management and growth of the IPG Media Lab, IPG Mediabrands’ creative technology and innovation agency. In addition to his role at UM, he partners with early-stage startup companies as an advisor and is also an active angel investor with multiple investments, including social media platform Foursquare.

 


Scott Cunningham Speaker at 2018 March Seller ForumScott Cunningham
Owner, Cunningham.Tech Advisors

Scott is an internet publishing pioneer, technology executive, and entrepreneur. He founded the IAB Technology Laboratory, the digital advertising and marketing industry’s central technical standards body. Prior to Tech Lab Cunningham was head of product for Federated Media Publishing/Sovrn overseeing the advertising technology exchange and direct marketer-to-publisher native advertising products. His work in digital publishing dates back to 1994 including 10 years as one of the original architects of USATODAY.com and many Gannett editorial and commerce solutions.

Additionally, Cunningham is owner of myHabitus, LLC, a kid’s digital lifestyle platform helping kids and parents manage wellness and the creation of healthy habits.


Conor McKenna
Vice President, LUMA Partners

Conor McKenna is a Vice President at LUMA Partners, the leading investment bank focused on digital media and marketing. He has advised a wide range of companies across the advertising technology, marketing technology, and media landscape, executing mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises for both public and private entities.
Prior to LUMA, Conor worked in the investment banking group of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, where he focused on companies in the insurance industry. Conor holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.


Sarah Iooss, speaker at Seller ForumSarah Iooss
EVP, Revenue, Mic

Sarah oversees Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Operations in an effort to grow Mic’s media and branded-content solutions, connecting Mic’s mission and purpose with brands looking to lead with their values.

She joined from Viacom, serving most recently as SVP of Business Development, where she oversaw development of strategic partnerships to advance the company’s social, digital and mobile capabilities, as well as data-driven marketing solutions. She also served as SVP of Velocity Products Group, SVP of Partnerships & Client Strategy in Viacom’s Ad Sales, and SVP of Digital Ad Sales, Music & Entertainment Group.

Sarah’s career began in TV Ad Sales at A&E Television Networks, is a graduate of Connecticut College and holds an MFA from The New School.


Jessica Way Speaker at Seller ForumJessica Way
Vice President, People & Culture, Mic

Jessica oversees the people, recruiting, and operations teams at Mic, where she focuses on fostering an innovative workplace which allows current employees to flourish in their careers and prospective employees to put Mic on the top of their career destination lists.

She previously served 8 years as Director of Human Resources, Derek Lam, where she worked with the CEO, COO, and Derek Lam himself to build the company and culture from scratch.

Jessica spent years working in politics/city government, managing a city council campaign, and working on Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign. She graduated from University of Kentucky with a BA in English and minor in Political Science.


Companies Already Registered for March 2018 Seller Forum:

Seller Forum Networking Dinner

On March 7th we’ll close out Seller Forum with a casual yet sophisticated cocktail and networking event at R Lounge, as you take in breathtaking panoramic views of Times Square. Enjoy light fare, perfectly crafted cocktails and great company, because the conversation doesn’t end at 5.

R Lounge | Two Times Square | 7th Avenue | New York, NY

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