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Ecom marketing in 2022: Brand, demand & beyond

As marketers, we often find ourselves in a decision-making battle between brand and demand (gen). But what if we could do both, at the same time, in one campaign? 2022 will be the year when marketers have to realize that dream as e-commerce marketing needs to go hybrid. Find out how to create a successful strategy that meets both those essential soft brand measures and the hard data metrics. In collaboration with Juni, featuring, Mathias Eriksson, Brand & Marketing Director of Juni.

First-Party Data: The future of personalization built on trust and privacy

With third-party cookies ending in 2023, marketers are starting to transition to first-party data. Even though this deprecation does not mean cookie banners are going away, it does mean that companies should begin to think outside the box. Now is the perfect time to experiment with maximizing personalization without relying on cookies! Learn how to pivot your marketing strategy to focus on first-party and marketing-consented data, and make privacy and trust your competitive advantage. In collaboration with OneTrust, featuring, Arshdeep Sood, Marketing Solutions Engineer of OneTrust PreferenceChoice.

Internet sustainability: Reducing the CO2 of digital media

The demand for sustainable solutions to deliver digital media will accelerate as brands embark on their decarbonization journey throughout 2022. As a result, the media industry will shift focus from reducing direct emissions to indirect emissions. With data expected to grow by 44x – driven by video, mobile and consumer expectations – it’s on the industry to agree on a standardized approach to measuring the CO2 impact of delivering digital ads. In collaboration with SeenThis, featuring, Andrew Hayward-Wright, UK Partnerships Director of SeenThis.

B2B’s next level: where digital marketing goes from here

Business-to-business marketing is a whole other animal now. Top players in the field have openly embraced digital channels, consumer-esque tactics and an empathetic mindset. Old school tactics have been abandoned or altered to favor new ways of reaching more empowered decision-makers. This year will prove to be the most dynamic in the history of B2B marketing, so what are the brave new methods that marketers can embrace to really drive growth for their organizations? In collaboration with Omobono, featuring Anamika Gupta, Director & Head of Customer Marketing of Fujitsu America, Simon McEvoy, Head of Strategy of Omobono and Kenneth Hein, US Editor of The Drum.

The big agency opportunity: Cross-channel performance in 2022

The online customer journey has never been more complex but agencies that can translate this for brands will thrive. An agency that understands the role that both search and social have in driving success for performance media are future-proofing their strategy. But what does a nimble, future-proofed agency look like? This session will profile dotMATTER's journey to success and get under the hood of how they are working alongside platforms, by being a Meta Business Partner, to scale up this opportunity. In collaboration with Meta Business Partners, featuring Taa Visudhipol, Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder of dotMATTER, Chaola Nachampassak, Regional Performance Specialist & Global Agency at META and Charlotte McEleny, APAC Publisher for The Drum.

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Attention, please! Advertising has a new currency

Advertising’s new currency is attention – and it’s going to help advertisers ensure accountability overspend. It isn’t only reactive, it’s the organic extension of an existing verification solution. With disruption on the horizon, brands will be looking for other measures to gauge performance in an accurate, privacy-friendly way. This shift in focus, along with advancements in contextual targeting, is a natural evolution that will provide advertisers with better quality inventory and stronger results. In collaboration with DoubleVerify featuring Nick Reid, EMEA’s Senior VP & Managing Director and Jenni Baker, Assistant Editor at The Drum.

What do the Agencies of the Future look like?

Agencies are proud drivers of change, introducing not just new technologies and creative ideas but ways of working and business models that go on to shape the working world. They're also by nature nimble, changing quickly in response to changes in the landscape. What does the agency of the future look like? Distributed over the world? Employee-owned? More deeply integrated with clients? This panel will explore these new horizons. In Partnership with The Drum Network, featuring Kristi Vandenbosch, US President of Oliver, Kunal Muzumdar, Managing Director of Analogfolk, Tarek Nseir, European VP & Head of Digital Engagement Practice of EPAM and finally Faye Daffarn, Managing Director of TUG. Hosted by Editor of the Drum Network, Sam Anderson.

The Future of Retail is Hybrid

Shoppers are now mandating convenient experiences from retailers - quick delivery turnaround times, free and easy returns, the ability to shop at every touchpoint while also expecting engaging, entertaining and tangible interactions with brands. Yahoo will discuss the need for brands and retailers to adapt their strategies to account for these new ways of shopping - blending their in-store, online and on-the-go environments in immersive, daring, and unexpected ways. In collaboration with Yahoo, featuring, Carina Moran, Head of Strategy, Yahoo UK.

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Is disruption in healthcare marketing reaching a peak?

Incumbents in the space have been closely monitoring a raft of changes in healthcare marketing over the last few years: entry into the market from nimble startups and fresh divisions of major consumer agencies alike; AI integrations; work to address longstanding inequalities in healthcare treatment and outcomes; a rise in influencers; and more. In this episode, healthcare marketing experts from Jack Morton, Seven Stones and Bray Leino question if these forces are coming to a head. Which of these factors should brand marketers and CMOs be keeping a closer eye on? And as they do, what will the upshot be for consumers, agencies, and brands?

Performance marketing 101

The latest in our series of marketing industry back-to-basics, performance experts from Earnest, Jaywing, Don't be Shy and Space & Time give a primer on what performance marketing looks like in 2023 (going on 2024). Gain insights from real-world examples including Spotify, Google and Airbnb and learn to navigate the nuances of performance marketing within the broader marketing landscape: effective measurement, the interplay of data and personalization, and the strategic role of performance within a broader marketing context.