Speakers

Aaron Shapiro

Partner , Huge

Aaron Shapiro is Partner at HUGE, the full-service digital agency within Interpublic Group. HUGE, named one of ten agencies to watch in 2010 by Advertising Age, focuses on helping companies build digitally-driven businesses. At HUGE, he drives digital strategy for some of the firm’s largest clients, including JetBlue, NBC Universal, Pepsi, Target and TimeWarner. Prior […]

Andrew Bennett

Global CEO , Arnold Worldwide

Andrew is Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide, which represents some of the world’s most renowned brands, including The Hershey Company, Jack Daniel’s, McDonald’s, New Balance, Ocean Spray and Volvo. Andrew leads Arnold’s 1,200 employees across the network’s 15 offices. His career in marketing spans nearly two decades and includes hands-on experience in almost every marketing […]

Andrew Essex

Chief Executive Officer , Droga5, New York

Andrew is a 20-year consumer-lifestyle print veteran. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Absolute magazine, the acclaimed New York luxury publication. Before Absolute, Andrew was executive editor of Details magazine, during which time the magazine twice appeared on Ad Age’s Hot List. He also held senior posts at The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Men’s […]

Barry Wacksman

EVP Chief Growth Officer , R/GA New York

As Chief Growth Officer, Barry helps define the overall strategy and vision of the agency, He is responsible for agency business development and helps shape industry thought leadership. Since joining R/GA in 1999, the agency has grown organically from under 50 employees to over 700 staff across three offices globally. Under his leadership, R/GA has […]

Carl Hartman

Global Client Leader for Kimberly-Clark , WPP

Carl Hartman is the WPP Global Client Leader for Kimberly-Clark, representing sixteen operating companies across 80% of Kimberly-Clark’s global spend. In addition to growing the KC revenue base double-digits in a recessionary year, Carl was the architect of an innovative group solution across five WPP companies that won the KC shopper marketing business in the […]

Carla Hendra

Chairman Global Strategy & Innovation Practice , Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Carla Hendra was named founding Chairman of the Global Strategy & Innovation Practice at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in January 2010 by Miles Young. This new strategic services capability (RED) will combine creativity with rigorous effectiveness worldwide. Carla is also a member of the O&M Worldwide Executive Committee. As a driver of digital, data, and […]

Chris Esposito

Chief Financial Officer , Grey New York

Chris joined Grey in 2007 to oversee financial operations of Grey Group’s flagship advertising unit, Grey New York, including oversight of the agency’s Atlanta office and Hispanic marketing company, Wing. He handles operational financial planning, budget development and management, as well as staff management and development. He played an essential role in the recent restructuring […]

Chris Lange

Founder and creative co-chairman , MONO

Michael Hart and Chris Lange are founders and creative co-chairs of mono, the Minneapolis-based branding and advertising agency. Since its founding in 2004, mono’s work and philosophy of simplicity has attracted a well-respected roster of clients, including Herman Miller, The Harvard Business School, Blu Dot, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, MSNBC and Apple. An early believer […]

Claudine Cheever

Chief Strategy Officer ,

Claudine began her career in publishing as a junior editor working on wellness and spirituality titles at Doubleday. She often copyedited French cookbooks, an added skill from growing up in a bilingual household. She moved into marketing and advertising at Ogilvy & Mather, where she was a strategic planner on Mattel’s Barbie brand and the […]

Con Williamson

CCO , Saatchi & Saatchi, New York

Con’s biggest passion is collaboration. He loves advertising most when it feels like smart people hanging out with more smart people, and he believes in an open line of communication between clients and creative leadership. Over the last decade, Con has been with leading New York shops such as Fallon, JWT, his own agency Lodge212, […]

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