Agenda

Day 1

2:00 – 3:00pm
Registration

3:00 – 3:15pm
Location in 2019: What Do We Mean?
Welcome and Conference introduction

Speaker: Neal Polachek, Advisor – LSA

3:15 – 3:45pm
Better Insight – and Better Business – through Location Data
This session examines how you can use location intelligence within your customer journey analysis for better audience insight, segmentation, and targeting. We will also take a look at how location data can help your organization make better overall business decisions.

Speakers:
Neha Shah, Sales Director, Client Partnerships – Foursquare
Veronica Buitron, Co-Founder, CTO – TangoCode
Matt Kojalo, VP, Worldwide Partners – Skyhook

3:45 – 4:15pm
Who’s Winning with Localized Social Marketing (and how you can too!)
Inc 500 company, SOCi, will present findings from the first-ever Localized Social Marketing (LSM) Benchmark report for Franchises study. Completed in collaboration with the LSA, the LSM Benchmark examines thousands of local pages associated with 163 franchise brands scoring them according to presence, customer care, and local engagement.

Speaker: Monica Ho, CMO – SOCi

4:15 – 4:50p
Brand2Local: Successful Multi-Location Management
The state of the art in presence, see how local SEO and reputation management firms are successfully rising to the multi-location challenge for big brands, franchises, retailers and national advertisers to drive quality local in-store traffic.

Speakers:
Brett House, SVP Growth – Synup
Zach Chambers, Senior Director Business Development – Uberall
Duane Forrester, VP of Industry Insights – YEXT

5:00 – 5:15pm
Co-op2Local: Using Brand Dollars to Maximize ROI
Co-op helps thousands of agencies and marketing service providers drive better outcomes for both national brands and local retailers. This session presents case studies and success stories on how you can deploy co-op across your local campaigns to drive new revenue and maximize client returns.

Speakers:
Jason Tabling, EVP Product Strategy – BrandMuscle
Damian Rollison, Senior VP of Product Strategy – Brandify

5:15 – 6:30pm
Networking Reception

8:00 – 10:00pm
Cocktails and Connections with YEXT
After Hours event at ‘The Eleanor‘ sponsored by YEXT 

Day 2

8:00 – 9:00am
Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:30am
Social Media through a Local Lens
Location continues to play a more important role in our lives, as consumers expect more from the devices and services they use.  At the same time, consumers are becoming more concerned with data and privacy.  Our expert panel will take a closer look at where location fits into a social media strategy and how to maximize the opportunities at this intersection of consumer expectations.

Speakers:
Crystal Ware, VP of Partner Performance – Location3
Paul Elliott, CEO – Tiger Pistol
John Dobrowlski, GM of Social – Kenshoo

10:00 – 10:30am
What Does it Mean to be a Local Media Company Today?
In an ever-converging media world, how does O&O media, marketing services, and client ownership fit into the bigger picture? Local advertisers continue to reduce their number of media and marketing partners, so how do you compete to earn and keep their business? We’ll offer tips and tricks for staying ahead in this new world.

Speaker: Joseph Naylor, Sr. Director, Product, Data & Advertising Technologies – Cox Media Group

10:00 – 10:30am
How to Choose a Location Data Provider
With so many companies making claims about data quality and reach, how do you as a brand go about choosing a partner? What should you look for? And what ‘red flags’ should you avoid?

Speakers: 
Andy Schrader, Chief Product Officer – Reveal Mobile
Duncan McCall, CEO – PlaceIQ
Dan Silver, VP of Marketing – GroundTruth

10:30 – 11:00am
Break

11:00 – 11:30am
Spoken Word: The Essentialness of Audio to your Marketing Playbook
iHeart Media is not just a radio broadcaster – they are also the largest Podcast and event producers and programmers in the country. Join us as we talk to iHeart Media EVP of Marketing Eric Hadley to discuss media transformation, investing in the future and leveraging the growing audio world, where your audience is already playing (and listening).

Speaker: Eric Hadley, EVP, Marketing – iHeartMedia

11:30 – 12:00pm
The Future of Attribution Is Multi-Touch
Most marketers still use a first click or last-click attribution methodology. This session explores how location data and offline visibility empower you to make more accurate decisions using much multi-touch and cross-channel attribution.

Speaker: David Staas, President – NinthDecimal

12:00 – 12:30pm
Location Turns OOH into a Digital Medium
Out-of-home is one of the few traditional media channels that continues to grow. That’s partly because mobile-location data and offline attribution have enabled it to become more “digital.” Learn how top brands are layering in technology to OOH and mobile to achieve significant results.

Speaker: Pola Zen, VP of Marketing – Ubimo

12:30 – 1:30pm
Lunch

1:30 – 2:00pm
Winter is Coming for Privacy
Data privacy continues to be an ever-increasing area of importance. From GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to upcoming new regulations in Nevada and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) a majority of companies still remained unprepared. Join us for a discussion with Michael A. Signorelli, an attorney specializing in privacy, data rights and the impact it can have on your existing data and business practices.

Speaker: Michael A. Signorelli, Partner – Venable LLP

2:00 – 2:30pm
After CCPA: Getting Consumers to Opt-in

After CCPA kicks in, the industry could see a significant decline in available data. Marketers will need to focus on transparency and ensuring that consumers willingly share location. This session will highlight best practices and real-world examples of how to gain consumer opt-in consent.

Speakers:
Joshua Anton, CEO – Xmode
Courtney Stuart, Managing Director, North America – Teemo
Jay Bean, CEO – FreshLime

2:30 -3:00pm

Exec Panel: Here We Are, Where Are We Going?
As we head into 2020, this panel of location leaders offers their perspective on the state of location, first-party vs. third-party data, the future of programmatic, consumer trust and the end of cookies.

Speakers:
Sunil Kumar, CEO – GroundTruth
Mike Fordyce, CEO – NinthDecimal
Duncan McCall, CEO – 
PlaceIQ

3:00 – 3:30pm
Break

3:30 – 4:00pm
Connected Cars: Driving the Opportunity
There are millions of connected cars today and the number will only continue to grow. While level 5 autonomous vehicles may be many years away, what immediate opportunities exist for location marketers? Is this a big new market for advertising and location services? Or just another ‘shiny object’?

4:00 – 4:30pm
IoT, 5G and the Location of Everything
What does IoT and 5G mean for the evolution of location-data services, business intelligence, and marketing? In this session we explore the dual implications of 5G networks and the rapid expansion of location-based IoT sensors and devices and how you can capitalize on it.

4:30 – 4:45pm
Event Recap: The Big Picture

Speaker: Dan Hight, Place Conference Chair

4:30 – 5:30pm
Networking Reception

About Us

PLACE CONFERENCE is an event series conducted by the Local Search Association (LSA). The LSA is a not-for-profit association, that champions business success for SMBs and SaaS Technology companies in local markets around the world. Through proprietary research and events, the LSA is the number one destination for anyone with an interest in the local marketplace. For more information, or to become a member visit www.thelsa.org.

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