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Putting the Spotlight on the Booming Field of Video Marketing

YouTube is being challenged by Facebook, Vine and Instagram. Streaming video platforms like Twitch, Meerkat and Periscope are quickly gaining traction. Virtual and augmented reality video applications are now maturing with platforms such as HoloLens, Glass and Oculus. This shifting landscape presents both fresh opportunities and urgent needs for new strategies, skills and sensibilities for progressive marketers. Join us for a day of insights and networking as we explore the latest tools and trends, hear from innovators and meet top creatives in the booming field of video.


New Keynote Interview: Academy Award-winning Filmmaker Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville's film "20 Feet from Stardom" premiered at Sundance 2013 and became an instant hit that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2014. His latest film, "Best of Enemies,” premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures later his summer. Morgan's talent for capturing authentic moments has attracted companies like Bose and Microsoft seeking to enhance the relatability of their brands with short behind-the-scenes docs and use case studies. Currently, he is working with Ayzenberg on a documentary series on Microsoft HoloLens, which may be screened now at HoloLens.com and on the HoloLens YouTube channel. In this keynote interview, Morgan will discuss branded documentary content and how it differs from traditional documentary films -- and how it is the same. In a landscape of ever more abbreviated platforms for communication, marketing docs are unabashedly rich, cinematic and traditionally narrative. Ayzenberg VP and Creative Director Matt Bretz will explore Morgan Neville's insights into where his work fits into a big brand's communication portfolio.


New Keynote: Facebook US Head of Industry for Film and Television Jonathan Murtaugh

Jonathan Murtaugh

As Facebook is emerging as a real force in online video and even tougher contender in the battle for digital ad dollars, we are excited to announce a new keynote with Jonathan Murtaugh, who leads Facebook’s team that works with entertainment marketers to help them successfully leverage both Facebook and Instagram as marketing platforms. He also is the head of Facebook’s Los Angeles office. Prior to Facebook, Jonathan has also served in a range of marketing and brand development roles in sports and manufactured goods.


Keynote Interview: ipsy Founder Michelle Phan and CEO and Co-Founder Marcelo Camberos

michelle phan

Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed her way in the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 7.5 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space. In 2011 Michelle co-founded ipsy, which is a monthly beauty product sample service with over 1 million subscribers and more than $150 million in revenue annually. In 2015 Ipsy Open Studios was launched, which is a free program for other beauty entrepreneurs to have access to tools and advice to advance their careers. Michelle has also teamed up with L’Oreal to launch a make-up line, joined forces with Cutting Edge Group to launch Shift Music Group to spread awareness for new and existing artists as well as partnered with Endemol Beyond USA to launch a new premium lifestyle network named ICON. Michelle Phan will be interviewed by her business partner Marcelo Camberos, CEO and Co-Founder, ipsy.


Fireside Chat: StyleHaul CEO and President Stephanie Horbaczewski and Chief Content Officer Mia Goldwyn

Lazar Shira, Stephanie Horbaczewski and  Mia Goldwyn

Join us for a fireside chat featuring StyleHaul CEO and president Stephanie Horbaczewski and Chief Content Officer Mia Goldwyn discussing the latest trends in branded content development and StyleHaul's unique offerings in the space. In this discussion, Stephanie and Mia will discuss StyleHaul's original content strategy, including recent projects Fresh Dressed and VANITY, and other upcoming initiatives, including more content planned as a result of StyleHaul’s partnership with FremantleMedia and the company’s newest proprietary scalable influencer development platform, StyleHaul Society. The chat will be moderated by actress, television host and online influencer Shira Lazar of What’s Trending.


Fireside Chat: Naritiv's Co-Founder & CEO Dan Altman

Dan Altmann

Naritiv is a startup which is helping shape the way brands utilize Snapchat. The company has raised a total of $1.2 million in seed funding so far from the Disney Accelerator, Greylock Partners, Mucker Capital, and more. This fireside chat will focus on what works for brands on Snapchat and how Naritiv was able to leverage native talent to help Disney's Pretty Little Liars Snapchat account amass more than one million followers on the platform. The chat will be moderated by Jim Louderback, Brand Strategist and Venture Partner at Social Starts.


Presentation: DEFY Media EVP of Marketing Andy Tu and SVP of Branded Content Zack Smith

Andy Tu and Zack Smith

Andy Tu and Zack Smith will present key learnings from DEFY Media’s 2015 Acumen Report: Constant Content and how it can be applied to creating and distributing branded video content to reach a millennial audience. The report looks at time spent watching different types of media with specific insights into why TV time is not even close to digital. It explores the role of social media in content discovery and how “thumbstoppers” are crucial to getting youths’ attention, with a deep-dive into the thematic elements that appeal to youth. The phenomenon of YouTube celebrities and their role influencing youths’ content choices also is explored.


Andy Swanson

Presentation: Twitch VP of eSports Andy Swanson

Andy Swanson will use his 17 years in the games industry to try to de-mystify the complex but exploding world of eSports and help brands understand and navigate the opportunities with the various leagues and down to the team and player levels.


Nathan Lindberg

Presentation: Curse VP of Global Sales Nathan Lindberg

Tapping into the power of influencers and leveraging both their pure gaming MCN and 50+ websites, Nathan Lindberg will present a case study around the latest ad unit that combines influencer videos with traditional banners for top tier advertisers like Activision, Dell, and Nestle.


Juan Bruce

Panelist: Epoxy CEO and Co-Founder Juan Bruce

With the goal of giving video creators a better, more efficient way to share content, engage influencers and build community across the social platforms fans love, Bruce will share the insights behind epoxy.tv on the panel 'Panel: Going Native? Winning Multi-Platform Video Strategies.'


Stephen Fowler

Presentation: ArenaNet Head of Global Marketing Steve Fowler

ArenaNet will take you behind the curtains of a sophisticated marketing strategy for their top game Guild Wars 2 and how the studio utilized eSports to reach out to a broader audience, how they measured ROI and what ahead for brands looking to engage and grow their communities through competitive gameplay.


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8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast 


9:00 am

Summit Welcome – Get Ready for the Video Storm!

Chris Younger, Principal and Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg


9:15 am

Morning Keynote: Shaping the Future of Mobile Video

Jonathan Murtaugh, US Head of Industry for Film and Television, Facebook & Instagram


9:45 am

Presentation: Constant Content - Millennial Video Consumption Habits

Andy Tu, EVP Marketing, DEFY Media and Zach Smith, SVP, Branded Content, DEFY Media


10:10 am

Fireside Chat: Latest Trends in Branded Content Development

StyleHaul’s CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski and Chief Content Officer Mia Goldwyn. Interviewed by Shira Lazar, What’s Trending.


10:30 am

Networking Break and Refreshments


11:00 am

Keynote Interview: Changing the Way you See The World

Academy Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Neville. Interviewed by Matt Bretz, VP and Creative Director, Ayzenberg.


11:35 am

Panel: The Next Big Thing – Immersion and Interactivity As Storytelling Tools

From AR and VR to live streaming mobile video apps such as Periscope, brand storytellers have never had more options for how to tell their stories. So how are brands approaching some of these platforms and what do the creative and business minds behind some of these platforms think about the future of video marketing beyond the 30-second commercial?


12:05 pm

Fireside Chat: How Brands Can Shine on Snapchat

Dan Altmann, Co-Founder & CEO, Naritiv. Interviewed by Jim Louderback, Brand Strategist and Venture Partner at Social Starts.


12:25 pm

Showcase – Innovators In Video Ad Tech

From programmatic to native and interactive ads: three of the most innovative video ad tech companies will showcase the latest solutions to improve performance and appeal of video assets across platforms. The presenters will then join together for a conversation about how new technologies will create opportunities for advertising and change the way you think about media.

Presentation 1 – Case Study: Building a new "Influencer Ad Unit"
Nathan Lindberg, VP of Global Sales at Curse

Presentation 2 – TBA
Rob Ciampa, CMO, Pixability


1:00 pm

Hosted Lunch


2:00 pm

Afternoon Keynote – What’s Next in Influencer Marketing?

Michelle Phan, YouTube Superstar and Founder ipsy. Interviewed By Marcello Cambreros, CEO and Co-Founder, ipsy.


2:30 pm 

Panel: Going Native? Winning Multi-Platform Video Strategies

The world’s biggest publishers are now getting onboard with Facebook Instant Video, Snapchat and other platforms offering them to publish natively. Sure, there are challenges in this new integrated video landscape, but with the right strategy and partners, there are even greater opportunities to reach new viewers who will engage with your brand on the platform of their choice.
Panelists: Juan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, Epoxy


3:00 pm 

Networking Break and Snacks


3:15 pm 

Presentations: Why eSports Matter to Brands

Live and on-demand eSports action, programming and news is now becoming a mainstream form of entertainment with millions and millions of fans around the world and several dedicated networks. Hear from three experts from some of the hottest companies involved in this industry about how brands can grab millennials' and Gen Z’s attention through eSports.

Presentation 1 – An Entertainment Force to Be Reckoned With
Andy Swanson, VP, eSports, Twitch

Presentation 2 – The Value of Competitive Play in Guild Wars 2
Steve Fowler, Head of Global Marketing, ArenaNet


4:00 pm 

Showcase – Top Video Creators Roundtable


5:00 pm 

Cocktail Reception with DJ and Open Bar

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About [a]list summit

Because the Future is Now

Ayzenberg’s first [a]list summit was produced in 2008 as an invite-only event for gaming industry luminaries and brand marketers. Since then, it has evolved to become an open forum for marketers across the connected entertainment industry and a place for forward-thinking brands to meet and discuss the most relevant topics of the day. 


Whether it's Korean-fusion food by famed L.A. chef Roy Choi, a retro "Mad Men" soundtrack by Dave Damiani or an installation by our artist-in-residence, Mark Todd, [a]list summit has been complemented by the best of current culture and is designed to be an especially insightful experience and a unique opportunity among industry events.

Key Stats:

300+ Average Attendees
85+ Brands in Attendence
30+ Speakers
6.5M+ Social Media Impressions


Past speakers include:

Seamus Blackley Xbox Co-Creator
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer, Transformers Franchise
Shay Carl Co-Founding Talent of Maker Studios
Peter Levin President, Interactive Ventures and Games, Lionsgate
Terry City Head of West Coast Operations, Buzzfeed
David Hayes Head of Creative Strategy, Tumblr
Kristian Segerstrale COO, Super Evil Megacorp
T.J. Marchetti CMO, Awesomeness TV
Shira Lazar Founder and Host, What’s Trending
Maria Pacheco Mobile Marketing, Dreamworks Animation
Eric Solomon Head of the Zoo, Google/YouTube
Min Kim CEO, Nexon USA
Jack and Jack Influencers
Zach King Influencer
Olga Kay Influencer

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