Last Fall we took a big step at FM and launched our own conference series focused on the media business, in particular, the marketing piece of the media business. Called The Conversational Marketing Summit (CM Summit for short), our inaugural event was a hit – though it didn’t sell out till the very last minute, leaving me a bit terrified no one would show up.
But given the speakers – Kevin Rose, Sarah Fay, Steve Hayden, The Ninjas, Suzie Reider and tons more – I should have known it’d be fine. We then repeated the event in New York this past June, and that was really a blast – we were joined by the CMO of GE, CEO of Ning, CEO of Hulu, and tons of case studies. And that one sold out early.
* Jay Adelson, CEO, Digg.com
* Miles Beckett, CEO, EQAL (that’s the lonelygirl15 folks)
* John Byrne, Executive Editor, BusinessWeek
* Bill Capodanno, Director, Central Marketing, Microsoft
* Justin Curtis, VP Creative Director, Grey SF
* Laura Desmond, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group, The Americas (brand client list to die for)
* Mark Dowley, Partner, Endeavor (if you don’t know these master agents, you should)
* Rick Farman, Principal, Superfly Presents (think Bonnaroo, OutsideLands, CrowdFire….)
* Jeff Flemings, SVP/Renaissance Planning, VivaKi (think GM and a lot more...)
* Gian Fulgoni, Chairman, comScore (let’s get serious about measurement, shall we?!)
* Porter Gale, VP of Marketing, Virgin America
* Seth Goldstein, CEO, socialmedia.com
* Scott Heiferman, CEO, Meetup
* Mark Rolston, Chief Creative Officer, frog design
* David Rosenblatt, Vice President, Google (the CEO of Doubleclick prior to the merger)
* Marc Ruxin, SVP, Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation, McCann WorldGroup
* Dan Scheinman, SVP & General Manager, Media Solutions Group, Cisco
* Deborah Schultz, Strategic Advisor, Social Media and Emerging Technologies (working with P&G)
* Michael Theodore, VP of Member Services,Interactive Advertising Bureau
* Joseph Turow, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (he’ll be debating Michael, above, on privacy and advertising policy)
And we’re still adding speakers. Now to the discount. Regular price for the event, which runs two full days at the lovely Golden Gate Club in SF (at left), is $1095. But I’ve got a code just for Searchblog readers that will get you $400 off. All you have to do to get this pricing is CLICK HERE.
It’s only good till Sept. 15th, so as they say on late night TV, act now!! See you in October!