Tuesday, October 18

8:00 - 8:55 AM
Registration and Breakfast

8:55 - 9:00 AM
Ed Cotton, Director of Strategy and Innovation, BSSP

9:00 - 9:25 AM
All In. All the Way.
Chloe Gottlieb, EVP, Executive Creative Director US, R/GA

We all celebrate those magical insights that spark creative genius. Yet, how many big ideas are sparked by great planners, only to hit the cutting room floor? Often the most inventive ideas have the hardest time seeing the light of day. By working together throughout the creative process, planners and creatives can ensure great ideas actually get made. True collaboration starts before the creative brief and extends beyond to selling ideas, protecting them, and making sure they resonate with real people.

9:25 - 9:40 AM
Jay Chiat Case Study Presentation - Connection Strategy


9:40 - 10:05 AM
Going Beyond Stereotypes: Gender, Diversity & Family Life
Suresh Nair, Global CSO, Grey
Wanda Pogue, CSO, Saatchi
Kelsey Hodgkin, EVP, Group Strategy Director, Deutsch
Moderated by: Ed Cotton, Director of Strategy and Innovation, BSSP

Gender equality and diversity is a critical topic currently in our industry and culture. Recognizing that the advertising industry has recently been bashed as being behind the times, often depicting old stereotypes that are at best irrelevant, at worst offensive, this panel is aimed at looking at the role of the strategist in helping clients and agencies move beyond stereotypes to accurately reflect the roles and lives of consumers today.

During this panel discussion, Deutsch Group Strategy Director Kelsey Hodgkin, Saatchi & Saatchi Chief Strategy Officer Wanda Pogue and Grey Global Chief Strategy Officer Suresh Nair will explain the planning behind current campaigns that have traded in stereotypical portrayals of consumers for more current, accurate representations.

10:05 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Workshops (Click here for Full Descriptions of Workshops)

How Behavioral Science Can Help Make Marketing that Aligns with Human Nature
John KennyChief Strategy Officer, FCB Chicago
Matthew WillcoxExecutive Director, Institute of Decision MakingFCB

Strategy for Storytelling in the Era of Experience Brands
Darren "Daz" McCollGlobal Chief Brand Strategy OfficerSapientNitro

How to Write an Inspirational Creative Brief
Robin Hafitz, Founder/CEOOpen Mind Strategy

The Curious Class
Sarah DaVanzo, Chief Cultural Strategy Officer, Sparks & Honey

Learn How The Agency, Sandbox, Delivers Actionable Insight Into Campaign Performance To Their Clients
Chris Harline, Sales Engineer, Domo

12:30 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 1:55 PM
The Planning Plot
Ken Muench, Chief Marketing Strategy Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

From the perspective of a creative turned planner, turned consultancy owner, turned client, Ken discusses the interesting spot planners find themselves in today. In some ways agency planners are becoming a purely decorative and superfluous element in the creative process—but with a little reinvention, many are finding themselves indispensable to business today.

1:55 - 2:10 PM
Jay Chiat Case Study Presentation - Nonprofit

2:10 - 2:35 PM
Bringing the Power of Data to Television
Jamie Power, Managing PartnerModi Media

In this session, we will discuss how addressable television proves to be an effective way to drive tangible results across a number of verticals. Discussion will include which data sets are best suited for each category and how to execute an addressable campaign to drive proven results.

2:35 - 2:45 PM
Pick of the Litter Presentation
Zorayma Guevara
Director, NYC Location
Miami Ad School

2:45 - 3:00 PM
Jay Chiat Case Study Presentation - Regional Strategy

3:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 3:50 PM
"But what is the Internet?"
Virginia Heffernan, Journalist and Author "Magic and Loss"

What if, just for twenty minutes or so, we suspended the assumption that the Internet is nothing but a neurotoxin or a tool of the surveillance state? What if, instead, we’re actually right in the moment we post to Snapchat or Pinterest  or Medium— that the Internet is play, is expression, is challenge, is a call to greater eloquence, grander originality, more expansive community, and shrewder gameplay?

3:50 - 4:20 PM
Outside In: VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk in Conversation with Mashable's Kerry Flynn
Gary VaynerchukCEO, VaynerMedia
Interviewed by: Kerry Flynn
, Business Reporter, Mashable

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk never set out to create a digital agency. But, his early career's emphasis on retail and business-building led to tech investing and total immersion into digital and social media to market his family's wine business. Hardly a Madison Avenue denizen, Vaynerchuk forged VaynerMedia by building new ways of collaborating with forward-thinking clients, and capitalizing on emergent digital and social channels with highly engaged native audiences.

Cut to 2016: Without any outside funding, VaynerMedia's revenue will near $100 million, with its 700 people deployed at 5 offices around the world, servicing a portfolio of clients including Aneheuser-Busch InBev, General Electric, PepsiCo, and many more. In this in-depth conversation with Mashable business reporter Kerry Flynn, Vaynerchuk will reveal how being an industry outsider enabled him to build one of the world's hottest digital agencies in under 7 years, and will offer insights into how to bring an unfettered point of view to everything you do to yield truly original results.


4:20 - 4:25 PM
Jay Chiat Grand Prix Presentation

4:25 - 4:30 PM
Mollie Rosen
, EVP, Agency Relations and Membership, 4A's
Sarah Watson
, Global and NY Chief Strategy Officer, BBH New York



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