Dive deep into the future of native advertising, the evolution of the modern advertising experience, and the transformation of legacy ad tech with Sharethrough’s 2017 Native Ad Forum. This three-hour forum will walk you through how to future-proof your native ad strategy while preserving the integrity of your digital content through respectful user experiences. Leaders from from Sharethrough, VICE, Disney, Flashtalking, Adobe, and many more will share with you their native success stories, how they plan on integrating it into their overall marketing strategies, and what to expect in the year ahead.
Dan has been at the cutting edge of digital advertising since 2005, bringing together unique expertise in viral engineering, persuasive technology, and native monetization. A Stanford graduate, Dan was recently named to the Forbes '30 Under 30' list and has been honored as an Ad Age Media Maven. He is a regular speaker at advertising and technology conferences and contributes to industry publications including Forbes, AdAge, and TechCrunch.
Melinda Staros is Head of Research & Insights at Sharethrough. She is a research professional with an M.S. in Marketing Analysis from Ghent University, Belgium and more than 8 years of experience conducting supplier and client-side marketing research. Melinda spearheaded Sharethrough’s landmark neuroscience study on native ads and their effect on the brain. She followed that up by building a neuro-linguistic tool to help Sharethrough’s customers write better headlines. Her latest project involves connecting the dots between three of her major interests: neuromarketing, linguistics and data science. Equal parts social psychologist and numbers nerd, she is a strong believer that no matter the research challenge, context is everything.
John Nardone is the CEO of Flashtalking. A first-generation ad tech pioneer, Nardone served as a founding board member of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). Throughout his career he earned recognition within the advertising community for his ground-breaking work at Pepsi, Modem Media and Marketing Management Analytics (MMA), culminating in his receiving the Ad:Tech Industry Achievement Award in 2012. As CEO at [x+1] Nardone helped transform that business into a top-rated data management platform (DMP). Rocket Fuel acquired [x+1] for $230M in 2014. It was while running [x+1] that Nardone became a client of Flashtalking, and learned firsthand of its ability to harness data to create uniquely relevant and powerful personalized ads.
Paul is the Vice President of Media Solutions at VICE Media, managing Ad & Audience Products, Programmatic and Content Distribution Partnerships. Previously, Paul oversaw the Global Partnerships Group at Xaxis responsible for forging and managing strategic relationships with the leading AdTech and Media firms. In addition, Paul acts as a media advisor for several small cap brands and technology firms.
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