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  • Douglas Davis

    Principal, The Davis Group LLC

    Douglas Davis began his career as a digital designer for various media properties and agencies including CondeNet, ESSENCE Magazine, JWT/Brouillard, Tribal DDB, and Deutsch, among others. While Associate Creative Director at JWT/Brouillard, he was responsible for founding and co-directing the company's Interactive division. In 2011 Douglas founded The Davis Group LLC and continues to offer strategic solutions to client branding, digital and design problems.

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  • Michael Doody

    Founder, The [blank] Project

    Michael is the founder of The [blank] Project, an eight year old brand strategy and research consultancy that helps clients and agencies unearth actionable insights and solve business problems. Michael began his career at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners in account management but quickly fell into brand planning.

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  • Scott Elias

    Co-Founder Elias Arts, Founder/CEO Relationcy

    Scott Elias is co-founder of Elias Arts, the world’s largest, most-awarded audio communication agency, and Founder/CEO of Relationcy. Elias Arts helped launch, grow, and reposition nearly 40% of the top 1,000 global brands, including, Apple, Nike, Adidas, eBay, Columbia, Universal, Yahoo, Visa, Verizon Wireless, Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser, eTrade, and Exxon.

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  • Michael Farmer

    Chairman and CEO, Farmer & Company

    Michael Farmer is the chairman and CEO of Farmer & Company. Prior to founding Farmer & Company in 1992, Michael Farmer was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a Director of Bain & Company.  He headed (in turn) Bain’s Munich, Paris and London offices during Bain’s decade of European expansion in the 1980s.

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  • Zontee Hou

    President and Founder, Media Volery

    Zontee Hou is a digital marketing and brand strategist with over a decade of experience, who has consulted for major brands including Indiana University, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Oracle Marketing Cloud, and Allstate Insurance. She also has brand-side experience, overseeing the day-to-day marketing activities of Lion Brand, America’s oldest hand-knitting yarn company, for 6+ years during which time its marketing efforts garnered several PR News Platinum Awards and a Forrester Groundswell Award. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and PBS.

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  • Belle Frank

    Chief Strategy Officer VMLY&R Global Health Practice

    Belle Frank is the Chief Strategy Officer VMLY&R Global Health Practice.  She directs communications strategies across most of Y&R's clients, oversees pharmaceutical communications programs for Pfizer and manages the Brand Planning Department. She was part of the team that developed Y&R's BrandAsset® Valuator (BAV) model.

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  • Michael V. Marinello

    Former SVP Strategic Communications, Turner Broadcasting

    Michael Marinello is the former Senior Vice President of Turner. He was previously global head of communications, technology, brand and sustainability for Bloomberg LP, developing a cross-platform positioning and reputation effort for the Technology, Innovation and Design organization. He was also part of a core team responsible for the development, unveiling and management of their first ever Silicon Valley R&D Office.

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  • Ellen Oppenheim

    Founder, Oppenheim Media Consulting

    Ellen Oppenheim, Founder, Oppenheim Media Consulting, is a 360° marketing change agent, who increases her clients’ revenue by leveraging her experience as an executive at client, agency, publisher, consulting, and trade organizations.

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  • Will Parker

    CMO of A7 Core

    William Parker is the co-founder and CMO of A7 Core, a tech company focusing on unlocking point of sale data and leveraging blockchain. Pioneering his own analytic approaching to branding, William has consulted for some of the biggest brands in the business.

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  • Donna Renella

    President, ABW Solutions

    Donna Renella is the president of ABW Solutions. Previously, as Senior Managing Director for Hill & Knowlton, she built the first global in-house public relations recruitment role. Donna was a founding partner in market leader O’Hare & Associates, a professional recruitment firm specializing in advertising and communications.

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  • Rebecca Rivera

    Creative Director, CCNY Professor, BIC ‘19

    Rebecca is an ad pro turned ad prof who has worked as a copywriter and Creative Director in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and NYC. Rebecca teaches copywriting, market research, media studies, and portfolio development at CCNY and NYCCT.

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  • Hayes Roth

    Principal/Founder, HA Roth Consulting

    Hayes Roth is the Principal and Founder of HA Roth Consulting, specializing in strategic positioning, brand development and client/agency relationship building. He is former Chief Marketing Officer at Landor, one of the world’s preeminent branding and design firms, and is senior client officer on numerous projects. With over 35 years of broad-based marketing experience, Hayes has led rebranding programs for Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, ITT, the NYSE, Panasonic and Royal Caribbean International. More recently, he has directed branding initiatives for Altria, The Council on Foreign Relations, Hartford HealthCare, the United Negro College Fund, Concern Worldwide, City National Bank, and The World Trade Center.

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  • Kate Rothen

    Partner, SS+K

    Kate Rothen is a Partner Chief Operating Officer at SS+K. As COO, she’s responsible for translating SS+K’s mission into action, and generally managing the happy chaos of the agency. Among many projects at SS+K, Kate has helped to fight TV censorship, empower female entrepreneurs, mobilize the youth vote for President Obama [twice], and devised strategies to get Americans plugged into the electric car for Chevrolet. She has engineered engagement strategies for clients including Chevrolet, Kraft, Audi, and Westin Hotels. She has served as SS+K's first Director of Social Media and as Executive Director of the agency account management team.

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  • Dee Salomon

    Chief Marketing Officer, MediaLink

    Dee Salomon is Chief Marketing Officer at strategic advisory firm MediaLink where her experience in brand marketing, digital media sales and business development has been put to use by Fortune 100's, global media companies and technology start-ups. Prior to MediaLink, Dee spent six years with Condé Nast’s digital group as SVP, Sales and Marketing, where she ran the digital media sales group, responsible for the revenue of 26 websites including Style.com, Epicurious.com, NewYorker.com, Glamour.com, and VanityFair.com.

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  • Gustavo Stecher

    Founder at Menos es Más Iconic + Cultural Branding

    Gustavo Stecher is Founder of Menos es Más, a studio where he develops image strategies for different clients in Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada and Spain. In 2002 he founded Nobrand, a company that transformed the Argentine identity into a product. He currently manages consultancy and strategy fields for corporative clients and institutions in Buenos Aires, Miami and New York.

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  • Kevin Swanepoel

    CEO, The One Club for Creativity

    Kevin Swanepoel is the CEO of The One Club for Creativity. Previously, Kevin held the position of President of The One Club, where he led the digital direction of The One Show. In 2009, Kevin established Creative Week, the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising, design, digital media and the arts. In 2005, Kevin set up an office for The One Club China.

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