He has been recognized by clients and senior executives alike, as a thought leader withstellar strategic judgment, creative thinking, and a driving passion for innovation. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Sosti held various roles in the Digital Marketing and Communications arena for global brands like Bacardi, Kraft Foods, & Hilton Hotels.
Stringer overhauled Celtics.com in the summer of 2010, integrating video and social media content for a more interactive and engaging fan experience. Celtics.com was recognized as a top team website at the NBA’s annual marketing meetings in 2007, and over the past four seasons, Celtics.com has consistently ranked among the top three trafficked team websites in the NBA.
Ted Rubin, Social Marketing Strategist & Brand Evangelist & Chief Social Marketing Officer, Collective Bias
Maria is a graduate of Universidad de Piura - Montemar Institute of Advertising and Design (Peru) where she majored in Advertising and Graphic Design. Maria also holds a degree in Visual Communications from The Art Institute of Houston.
He ran three successful public relations consultancies in Europe before moving to the United States of America in the 1990s to provide strategic communications counsel to many Fortune 500 companies.
He joined The Gillette Company in 2000 and was Director of Global External Relations for the company prior to its acquisition by Procter & Gamble in 2005.
Prior to foursquare, Rob directed a team of 60 U.S. and Canada based employees who were tasked with driving optimal search performance for some of Yahoo’s biggest advertisers with revenue on pace to exceed $1 billion. He oversaw the field search account management team, the global search account management team and the award-winning search optimization and strategy team.
Rob, who has worked in various search sales roles over the past decade, joined Overture (now Yahoo) as one of the company’s first 10 employees in the New York office. In addition to search sales and account management positions, Rob was also a founding member of Razorfish’s highly regarded search practice.
Rob is a nationally recognized search expert and has spoken at SES, SMX, The Search Insider Summit and many more. He is also the co-chair of the SEMPO NY Tech Meetup.
Amplify the media programs through social media. As US Director of OMD Word, the agency’s social media intelligence offering, Colin leads social amplification strategy across a multitude of clients. He is responsible for ensuring all clients are maximizing the earned media engagements our clients generate through the social arena.
At Group M’s social arm M80, Colin previously served as Managing Director. He built and managed a 20 member social activation team and led the pitch responsibilities for social media against global business totaling over $1B. In addition to playing an integral role with social teams around brands such as Microsoft, Audi and GSK, Colin was a member of the team for VW’s The Force campaign that drove millions of impressions and exponential earned media value. At M80, Colin aided in building a competitive social media business from a company that specialized in Word of Mouth and Grassroots marketing.
Colin has helped grow OMD clients’ social offering exponentially since his arrival. He has grown OMD Word’s client base from virtually none to eight within a year’s timeframe. Most importantly, Colin lives what he does. As an avid music enthusiast, foodie and photographer, he frequently shares his latest song choices and beautiful photos with all of his friends.
Amy worked at newspapers around the United States for 20 years — including on The Miami Herald team that won the 1992 Pulitzer for public service — before becoming a writer and consultant for sites and publishers around the world. Amy is an inaugural inductee of the New Jersey Social Media Hall of Fame and top female submitter of all time on Digg.com.
@Bepkoboy has presented at conferences for PRNews and Ragan Communications, as well as speaking engagements for American Marketing Association, the Spredfast Social Summit and Social Media Club Austin.
When @Bepkoboy isn’t busy managing Whole Foods Market’s growing social communities, he enjoys: #Food #Wine #Beer #RollerCoasters #Dogs #Bikes and #Oversharing and has a tendency to communicate thoughts and ideas in 140 characters or less.
With his vision and leadership, and the help of the USA digital team, Redniss has firmly established the channel as a trailblazer on several fronts: defining SocialTV and demonstrating best practices with the creation of Character Chatter, the network’s proprietary SocialTV messaging platform; creating USA Anywhere, the network’s second screen companion app; applying gaming mechanics site-wide as best exemplified by the award winning Club Psych; expanding the broadcast narrative off-channel via transmedia storytelling like the award winning graphic novel Burn Notice: A New Day; and launching standalone social games, such as the Emmy nominated PSYCH’s HashTag Killer, which won the Shorty Award for Best Social Media Campaign for Television and the Social TV Summit Award for Best Cable Network Social TV Award.
As the Vice President of Content, Digital & Communications, Michelle Klein oversees Smirnoff's global communications across a range of media channels. For the past five years, she has focused on step changing the brand’s digital and social presence, creating marketing programs that focus on consumer co-creation, both physically and digitally. More recently, Michelle orchestrated Smirnoff’s worldwide participation platform – The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project – where 50 countries swapped the best of their nightlife on one record-breaking night.
Prior to TV Guide Digital, Ms. Christner worked for the Boston Bruins hockey team and the FleetCenter Sports & Entertainment Arena, where she was responsible for online marketing for BostonBruins.com and FleetCenter.com, which included developing online fan communities, innovative ticket promotions and email marketing and client sponsorship execution.
Ms. Christner has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.
A Boston College graduate, Dean's previous experiences also include wide variety of major New York media properties, such as ABC News Digital, The Onion, Vh1 Digital, and Patch.
Prior to joining Kenshoo Social, Elfving served in a similar role for technology developer Experian Techlightenment. Before that, she founded several businesses ranging from retail to food as well as SanFlashcisco (an Adobe Flash user group now known as Converge-SF) and worked as a project manager for Advergame development at MTV Networks.
In 2008, Ben became Director of Business Development & Sales at Blue State Digital, which led all new media strategy for President Obama’s presidential campaign. Ben possesses an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management and a BA from Emory. Check out his Huffington Post blog posts at: www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-arnon
A seasoned and well-respected technology industry executive with experience in building enterprise-grade sytems, Ragy previously was the president of Epsilon’s Interactive Services Group (formerly Epsilon Interactive).
As president of Epsilon’s Interactive Services Group, Ragy oversaw the division’s rapid growth and expansion to more than $100 million in annual sales worldwide. Before being named president, he served as CTO of Epsilon Interactive, where he was chief architect of the company’s market-leading email technology platform.
Ragy, a member of Mensa, received his M.B.A in Finance and IT from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Pondicherry University, India.
Ragy lives in the New York area and is married with 2 children.
Most recently, St. Amand was the director of marketing for ExaGrid Systems, a fast-growing, multi-award-winning developer of advanced data storage and back-up appliances. Before ExaGrid, St. Amand ran Electronic Vaulting product marketing for Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), helping to grow the product line from $12 million to $100+ million in revenues.
Mike has spent the last 17 years working at various interactive, high-tech, and new media companies on the agency-side, client-side, and as an entrepreneur. He has spoken at dozens of events and has been featured in a number of publications including The New York Times, Fast Company, TV Guide, and BusinessWeek.
Mike conceived, produced, directed, and co-host the TVnext summit which took place in early 2011 and 2012. He is the co-author of Social TV, a best selling book from Wiley publishing that launched in February of 2012. Mike is also the host of the social TV web series, The Pulse on Lost Remote.
He holds a Masters degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and you can follow Mike on Twitter @McProulx or on his personal blog at www.mikeproulx.com.
Her focus has been on using the latest technologies and best digital marketing strategies to improve aquisition and retention through a better website experience to drive strong business outcomes.
Tarik joins Shoutlet after serving as Vice President of Global Client Services at Yesmail, a division of Infogroup. Some of his clients over the years have included Domino’s Pizza, Avon, United Airlines, Coca-Cola, Darden Restaurant Group, AT&T, and Foot Locker.
Jennifer Dominiquini, Chief Marketing Officer - Seasonal and Outdoor Living Sears & Kmart, Sears Holdings Corporation
Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini is the Chief Marketing Officer for Seasonal and Outdoor Living at Sears and Kmart, where she manages a team responsible for implementing integrated marketing programs to drive profitable growth for Seasonal and Outdoor Living at Kmart and Sears. Prior to the CMO role Jennifer served as DVP, Customer Analytics and Social Media at Sears Holdings where she used customer insight and analytics to develop and execute effective and innovative marketing strategies for the Toys & Seasonal and Sporting & Fitness business units. She also executed a portfolio of social media initiatives, including the creation of Kmart's Playdate Place and Fitstudio, a free online fitness community presented by Sears, America’s leading fitness retailer.
Prior to joining LoudDoor, David held senior positions at State Street Bank and PricewatehouseCoopers ("PwC"). David was a partner and led the Consumer Finance Practice at PwC. At PwC he built a practice focused on enabling major financial institutions to gather and analyze the consumer data and behavioral trends in their lending portfolios to more accurately value, price and risk manage financial products.
David is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
With Paul at the helm, #engagementlabs has a successful track record of creating scalable social marketing campaigns that affect both bottom lines and the social conscience. Whether working with consumer brands or those in the energy sector, Paul’s focus remains steadfast on engagement between stakeholders.
Skills gained from an acting background give Paul an uncanny ability to captivate a crowd. As a frequent international speaker and a visiting professor at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) Paul continues to evangelize entrepreneurship and social media for brands.
A seasoned digital marketer, Richard O’Connell most recently was Vice President of Marketing Programs for the Disney ABC Television Group where he was responsible for driving traffic and building engagement across a portfolio of network websites including ABC.com, ABCNews.com and Disney Channel.
While at Disney, Richard oversaw the digital marketing strategy for the Academy Awards including the launch of The Oscar Backstage Pass app which was rewarded with an Emmy for "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media."
Before joining Disney, O'Connell spent four years at Yahoo!, first in the company's mobile division, where he was responsible for programming Yahoo's content for mobile devices before moving to the Yahoo! Media Group where he led product marketing for Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Shine.
O'Connell is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he double majored in Religion and Psychology.