September 25-26, 2017 ∙ NEW YORK

Influencer Marketing Days Conference - New York - Day 1 - Monday, September 25th, 2017

8:00 am
Registration & Networking over Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Welcome remarks from the conference's founder and chairperson.

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Speaker
Geno Prussakov
Conference Chair
Influencer Marketing Days
9:15 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB
MORNING KEYNOTE PANEL:

A panel discussion with diverse companies will dissect their success stories of working with influencers for content creation and building brand awareness. Nick Lamothe of Reebok, Jennifer Dwork of Book of the Month, and Mike Filbey of Butcherbox will discuss the strategies they have employed for success, the pitfalls they have experienced, and what they see for the future of this provocative marketing channel.

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Moderator
Alison Chew
Global Director, Partnerships & Publisher Development
Acceleration Partners
Speakers
Jennifer Dwork
Head of Content & Partnerships
Book of the Month
Mike Filbey
Co-Founder
ButcherBox
Nick Lamothe
Senior Marketing Manager
Reebok
10:00 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

The modern marketing landscape thrives on rich content that provides a strong, relevant connection between brands and their consumers. Context sits at the heart of this contemporary approach to content, forcing the industry to rethink their traditional messaging practices and cater to specific audiences.

Influencer marketing’s evolution into modern day word-of-mouth has quickly secured its place as the cornerstone of content creation throughout the industry. It’s all about the right people, producing right content at the right time. Learn more about how brands are leveraging influencers and focusing on micro-moments as key strategies for performance marketing results during this session. 

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Sponsored by
Pepperjam
Speaker
Greg ShepardPepperjam
Chief Technology Officer
Pepperjam
10:30 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break - Empire Ballroom C
10:50 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

As a part of the Facebook Marketing team in 2010, Kevin Knight had a front row seat to the potential of influencer marketing. It was a technology offering the hope of unprecedented scale from person-to-person interaction. After joining Pinterest in 2013, Knight saw influencer marketing morph into a reach tactic as marketers sought to advertise on platforms that had yet to launch full-scale ads. Today’s pay-to-play influencer marketing is unsustainable. Its promise of authentic influence has instead turned into a paid reach vehicle. In this session, Experticity CMO Kevin Knight will discuss how there’s still time to course correct.

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Assembly
Speaker
Kevin Knight
Chief Marketing Officer
Experticity
Room: Bryant Park

How do you use magnetic messaging to vault beyond your marketing challenges and achieve the outcomes you desire? If you want to make a greater impact through all forms of communication both online and off, this presentation is for you. Learn how to create connection and build rapport with your audience, establish authority and credibility, and elevate your audience's level of trust in you, regardless of the media you choose to deliver your message. Discover 3 critical keys to making your message magnetic, and use the power of your message to lead, motivate and inspire others, to facilitate change, make more sales or make a greater difference.

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Terakeet
Speaker
Sharon Hibbard
CEO
Compelling Content Creation - A division of Shared I.D.E.A.S. LLC
11:40 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Mobile-only experiences today are pushing the time boundaries to provide experiences that can be lived in the semi-moment (Snapchat) or in the moment (Live products, Houseparty, Monkey): moving away from ‘FOMO’ to the ability to participate in experiences no matter where you are, with the people you care about most.  Especially for teens, effective digital social experiences are built on engagement + intimacy. However, the “live” trend is just the tip of the iceberg in a larger trend of “digital spontaneity”,  pushed by a sudden notification, people can now spontaneously connect with influencers or their peers without any particular planning. This completely changes the pace and approach for marketers, so let’s explore a few of the challenges and what strategies can be implemented to mitigate them.

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Assembly
Speaker
Shahed SajadiehGoogle
Marketing & Content Partnerships
Google
Room: Bryant Park

Influencers don't just exist outside of the organization. The social brand (positive or negative) (active or inactive) of the key executive has a direct impact on the internal advocacy of the people they lead. When an executive is proactive in developing him or herself into a thought-leader online that drives interaction among employees , stakeholders and shareholders, the company benefits in multiple ways from higher talent acquisition to an increase in online brand awareness to content marketing engagement at every level of the organization. In this interactive session, executives will walk away with the building blocks of creating themselves as an online influencer.

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Terakeet
Speaker
Jasmine Sandler
CEO
Agent-cy Online Marketing
12:25 pm
Lunch - Empire Ballroom C
1:15 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE PANEL:

Social media and digital communication rules, strategies and approaches change weekly, continuingly recreating the playbook for success. How do Influencers deal with this continuous change when their business is dependent on these platforms and consumers changing habits? What are their hints, tips and hacks for staying ahead of the curve. Hear it first hand from successful influencers, which platforms, content formats and new tech they find the most successful for them and most engaging for their followers, what do they see coming next, and how brands can be most successful in the Wild West of influencer marketing.

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Moderator
Karen Koslow
Managing Partner
Wellness Amplified
Speakers
Michelle Gindi
Health Coach, Founder
Buddha Bowls and Burpees
Gena Hamshaw
Writer
The Full Helping
Marla Isackson
Founder
LikeaBossGirls.com
James Lamprey
Content Creator | Host | Chef
FunFoodsYT
2:00 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

If there’s one thing that brings us together here, it’s the understanding that influencer marketing drives results. If there are two things; we’d add the fact that influencer marketing is snowballing into a force of its own, and becoming one of the biggest challenges - and success stories - for marketers in 2017. So, what’s missing from this relatively, but incredibly exciting new influencer channel? How to track and manage influencer campaigns, and scale!  In this session, Neil will discuss best practices for not only measuring campaign analytics, and ROI, but tracking it down to a very granular level with the right technology. Neil will focus on how Assembly helps Brands and Agencies manage campaigns, with ROI top of mind."

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Assembly
Speaker
Neil HendersonAssembly
CEO & Co-Founder
Assembly
2:10 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

During this session Philip will discuss how brands and agencies usually select influencers for their campaigns vs. what could be the benefits and value if such search was done with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Far from being just a fancy technology, when AI is applied in the right way, it will help achieve much higher ROI on your influencer marketing campaigns and set a benchmark for all your future activity in this area. 

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Philip Kozyrev
VP of Sales
Buzzweb Promotion LLC
2:25 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Media consumption is moving from traditional outlets to other platforms. Explosive growth for social media and declining TV viewership means that advertising dollars are migrating with the eyeballs. Due to popularity and reach of platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and even a resurgent Twitter, brands are partnering with “influencers” to help the grow through views, impressions and “likes.” Online advertising is an active legal enforcement area and influencer marketing presents potential legal issues. Legal compliance requires appropriate and adequate disclosures. Attendees will learn (1) what disclosures are required for influencers, (2) what constitutes adequate disclosure, and (3) insight into the current trends in consumer protection enforcement actions.

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Assembly
Speaker
David AdlerAdler Law Group
Partner
Adler Law Group
Room: Bryant Park

Content has the potential to earn money long term. This session will outline marketing and optimization strategies to ensure content is positioned for ongoing monetization beyond a one time payout.

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Terakeet
Speaker
Martin Marion
Director of Digital Marketing
iAffiliate Management
3:10 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break- Empire Ballroom C
3:35 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

From startups and small businesses to established market leaders and dominating players, every business wants to see long-term, sustainable growth. Learn how well-planned Influencer Marketing strategies can play a key role in fueling that type of growth within your current market and as you expand over and over again into new markets.

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Assembly
Speaker
Rachel Honoway
Partner
Rust Built Ventures
Room: Bryant Park

Hearing how the most popular brands engage with influencers is inspirational, but how do you develop an influencer marketing program without a Fortune 100 budget? Large brands have entire teams that manage influencers - how do marketers at startups navigate and build an influencer network while wearing many other hats? In this session, you’ll walk away with the keys to start and scale an influencer program, including: (a) narrowing your channels of focus, (b) tools to make your search easier, (c) maintaining your database, (d) jump-starting and building relationships. Learn from Silicon Valley startup Nima, who was in the trenches and leveraging influencers to build buzz before their first product launch.

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Terakeet
Speaker
Heather Sliwinski
Director of Communications
Nima
4:10 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

After claiming a $2 billion market share in 2016, influencer marketing will continue to rise significantly in 2017. That being said, there is a divide between those implementing data to target niche influencers for higher engagement, reach and amplification, and those unaware of best practices investing in celebrities without auditing their audience demographics. For example, U.S. brands continue to partner with Kim Kardashian, yet 70% of her audience reside outside the United States. The nature of social media consumption in an already saturated market means there needs to be a push towards partnering with targeted influencers for elevated traction within a specific audience demographic.

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Assembly
Speaker
Gil Eyal
CEO
HYPR
Room: Bryant Park

Influencer marketing campaigns are most frequently executed to improve immediate visibility of a brand, product or service through a trusted voice, but are rarely executed (in the right way) in an effort to build equity in the brand’s website and ultimately, improving visibility of the brand through organic search. We’ll highlight a variety of influencer marketing programs that succeeded in simultaneously connecting brands with relevant, niche audiences online and improving search engine visibility. Walk away with actionable steps to help take your influencer marketing program to the next level. You’ll learn how to identify the right audience, create a resonant organic outreach campaign that doesn’t require giving away free product or paying to play, and how to write an effective pitch.

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Terakeet
Speakers
Angela BrooksTerakeet
VP Brand Strategy
Terakeet
Matthew RavenTerakeet
VP Brand Strategy
Terakeet
4:45 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Nora will be discussing how alternative, low-to-no budget solutions can make your influencer marketing strategy outstanding. The key is to find and choose the right influencers, and navigate the relationship in the right way. But what is the right way? How to communicate to them, so you can get better deals? After 4 years of not just only working with top brands like Danone, L'Oréal, Nestlé, TAP Portugal as an influencer, but working with startups and brands figuring out low- to-no budget ways to create an outstanding influencer relationships, now she is sharing her insights, and ideas that can be useful in any market.

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Assembly
Speaker
Nora Oravecz
360° Entrepreneur Branding Strategist
Room: Bryant Park

Discover what it takes to be an authority within any niche market through the use of content marketing and providing value to your audience. This presentation also include actionable tips and case studies to implement on your own.

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Terakeet
Speaker
Zac Johnson
CEO
MoneyReign Inc
5:20 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Wrap-up of the conference's first day.

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Speaker
Geno Prussakov
Conference Chair
Influencer Marketing Days
5:30 pm

Enjoy networking and cocktails at a nearby New York City bar with other conference attendees. Sign up under the "Drinks with Strangers" section in the official event app, topi.   Directly following the end of the conference head over to District Social, 252 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

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Influencer Marketing Days Conference - New York - Day 2 - Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

8:00 am
Registration & Networking over Coffee and Pastries
9:10 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Day two opening remarks by the conference's founder and chairperson.

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Speaker
Geno Prussakov
Conference Chair
Influencer Marketing Days
9:15 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB
KEYNOTE SPEECH:

When it comes to effectiveness, Influencer Marketing and Content Marketing drive the most value for brands and agencies compared to all other forms of marketing and advertising investment. "State of the Creator Economy", now in its seventh year and known previously as “The State of Sponsored Social,” is the industry-leading independent view of both the influencer and content marketing categories from the vantage points of creators, consumers, and marketers. During this session, key findings will include Content and Influence rating effectiveness, increased spending reports, snackable investments strategies, regulatory violations and market potential of Content Marketing.

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Speaker
Ryan Schram
Chief Operating Officer
IZEA
10:00 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB
KEYNOTE SPEECH:

Think of the last time you made a decision to buy a business product or service. What were the major influences on that decision? B2B buyers do research, create specifications and might even form a committee. Without realizing it, most are influenced by peers, industry experts and others who they trust. But how can B2B brands make an intentional effort to collaborate with the right influencers in a way that is genuine and believable to their buyers? In this presentation you hear the results of recent research on enterprise influencer marketing from Altimeter, TopRank Marketing, and Traackr outlining key trends, goals, budgets and best practices. You will also hear how enterprise level B2B marketers like Dell, SAP and Oracle are incorporating broad and niche influencers to scale quality content that attracts, engages and converts more buyers.

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Speaker
Lee Odden
CEO
TopRank Marketing
10:45 am
Exhibits & Morning Coffee Break - Empire Ballroom C
11:15 am
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Regardless of how you are paying influencers, how you measure influencers is the most important component of a successful influencer marketing strategy. Social signals such as likes, views, and shares are no longer acceptable criteria for success. Todd will detail how to successfully track, measure, and compensate influencers based on comparable marketing metrics and business KPIs. These metrics can help both brands and influencers drive more accountable results and create stronger partnerships.

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Todd Crawford
VP Strategic Initiatives
Impact Radius
Room: Bryant Park

Having Radical Influence helps you stand out, be heard, and be seen like never before! When you have Radical Influence, people listen to you, respect you, care about you, and take your message to heart. People will automatically crowd around you, wanting to be part of your network. And most importantly, you attract other high level influencers who connect you with the people you need to know to bring your dreams to reality.

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Pepperjam
Speaker
Jill Lublin
CEO
JillLublin.com
12:00 pm
Lunch - Empire Ballroom C
1:00 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Clarins has been a leader in luxury skin care for over 60 years. The US marketing team wanted to extend on initial success in influencer marketing by establishing an always-on influencer program that worked in tandem with other marketing endeavors. An ongoing network was created and then activated monthly to produce high-quality content for owned content channels. This network is optimized over time and extended at key moments to drive social awareness for product launches, events and ongoing conversation.  Attention will be paid in this talk to ROI and understanding how to drive both short and long term insights for the overall business.

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Buzzweb
Speakers
Carol Cheung
Director Digital Media
Clarins USA
Burak Kanber
co-founder & CTO
Tidal Labs
Room: Bryant Park

A high-level and fun look at some issues in influencer marketing and how they can be fixed. Joe explores some easy steps and some not so easy truths about the influencer marketing business. 

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Pepperjam
Speaker
Joe Gagliese
Co-Founder
Viral Nation Inc
1:50 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Micro-influencers are receiving increased recognition for their critical role in effective influencer marketing. That’s because they reach a specialized audience, because their communities are highly engaged, and because they often hold more clout among their followers. The Motherhood has recognized and communicated the value of micro-influencers for more than 10 years -- well before influencer marketing became what it is today. This presentation will delve into the true value proposition that micro-influencers can offer brands, and will share best practices for communicating their value to clients and working with them effectively.

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Cooper Munroe
CEO
The Motherhood Inc.
Room: Bryant Park

Using concrete data from leading international brands, we will present on how long-term influencer relationships improve overall marketing ROI and allow brands to enter new global markets with a sense of recognition, trust and loyalty. We have actively managed influencer relationships for multiple types of campaigns, including influencer events, newsletter content campaigns and long-term social media collaborations, allowing us to personally assess what has worked for brands and organizations like government. Our presentation will show the results of some of these campaigns, focusing on how a long-term, relationship-based approach to Influencer Marketing has improved ROI.

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Pepperjam
Speaker
Kim Westwood
Founder, Managing Director
Shopping Links
2:35 pm
Exhibits & Afternoon Break - Empire Ballroom C
3:00 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Content marketing is creating a content strategy (from content creation to amplification) geared towards influencing not only your potential customer but also people who can influence your potential customer. Content should thus thus be placed in the very center of any influencer marketing campaign. It's the most powerful way to draw influencers to your brand and then turn them into advocates. This session explains how.

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Ann Smarty
Brand and Community Manager
InternetMarketingNinjas.com
Room: Bryant Park

There has been little research work done to date that digs deeper into better understanding how to optimize impact from influencer marketing and video content. gen.video and Geometry Global are unveiling the first ever results of a broad survey of more than 1,000 shoppers to aid brands and influencers on what types of content, which platforms and what level of audience size have the greatest impact on purchases. The study used traditional survey techniques, and advanced facial coding technology to observe respondents as they watched different types of influencer videos, including reviews, lifestyle and charitable to measure impact, brand engagement and purchase intent.

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Pepperjam
Speakers
Joshua McTee
Social Strategy Lead
Geometry Global
Jessica Thorpegen.video
Co-founder and President
gen.video
3:35 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

The influencer landscape is incredibly crowded and it only continues to overflow with more branded content. Unfortunately, it's filled with transactional engagements, miscast influencers, and a redundant oversaturation of content that all looks and performs the same. Now, more than ever, the only way that a brand can succeed in the digital space is to approach influencer marketing with a laser-focused strategy and plan of optimization. Supported by case studies showing the direct impact on brand's marketing goals, we will share the do's and the dont's of influencer marketing and reveal the one, almost magical, thing that the most successful brands are doing to win with influencers.

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Ryan Stern
CEO
Collectively
Room: Bryant Park

Brands and influencers are all over the map when it comes compensation. Some arrangements involve financial payments. Other arrangements involve in kind exchanges or payment in product. Still other situations have no compensation expectations. This talk explores the expectations of influencers and brands, and the differing arrangements. And how brands can approach influencers. 

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Pepperjam
Speaker
Anita Campbell
CEO
Small Business Trends LLC
4:10 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Marketing has changed. Today, companies are spending more and getting fewer results. Why? While marketing has become an endless soundtrack of self-serving messages, people are turning to their social circles to get information they actually trust. This leaves brands scrambling to be heard. There is a way to break through the sound barrier: By building real relationships with enthusiastic customer advocates.. As these mutually-beneficial relationships grow, their stories become the human extension of a brand that disrupts the white noise. In this session you'll learn why advocate marketing is an attractive, budget-friendly complement to your existing Influencer portfolio, and walk away with a working understanding of the "Discover > Nurture > Mobilize" advocate marketing framework.

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Buzzweb
Speaker
Deena Zenyk
Principal Consultant and Subject Matter Expert
Influitive
Room: Bryant Park

As influencers’ favorite social media channel, Instagram plays a vital role in a brand’s influencer marketing campaign. But that also depends on how well you’re able to execute your campaign. And if you want to find out how to execute a successful Instagram influencer marketing campaign, this presentation is for you. Discover some of the most effective tactics and steps involved in running an Instagram influencer marketing campaign to make sales. Learn about some of the best ways to look for relevant influencers and influential fans that can help you reach your campaign goals. And find out what kinds of campaigns are most effective for Instagram and how you can properly execute them to drive conversions to your site.

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Pepperjam
Speaker
Shane Barker
Digital Strategist
ShaneBarker.com
4:40 pm
Room: Empire Ballroom AB

Concluding remarks by the conference's chairperson.

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Speaker
Geno Prussakov
Conference Chair
Influencer Marketing Days
4:45 pm
End of Conference
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