Get connected, enlightened and inspired with other digital creatives, marketers, agencies and clients.
#STLDIGSYM is presented by AdClubSTL and Avatar Studios along with organization partners 314 Digital and Social Media Club St. Louis. This year features esteemed speakers and moderators from Amazon, Firstborn, Energy BBDO, Adobe, Ogilvy and more. Make sure to stick around for the networking happy hour to follow immediately after the last session concludes.
As a creative director at Firstborn, Steve is responsible for a number of creative efforts, working to ensure that all projects are crafted to the highest standards—strategically, aesthetically and functionally. Over the past decade, he’s had the pleasure of partnering with leading brands including, L’Oréal, Diageo, PepsiCo, Uber, Disney and many more. Steve is a proud native son of St. Louis, MO, and cut his teeth at HLK for nearly 7 years before making the move to NYC.
Valerie has more than 13 years experience helping shape brand’s digital strategy for the world’s leading brands such as Lay’s, Aleve, Moen, Alka-Selzter Plus and more. She leads global digital strategy for Claritin at Energy BBDO.
Michael is the Global Head of Alexa Skills, and leads an international team that makes it easy for brands to integrate the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) into their digital marketing strategies. The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it easy to add skills to Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. There are more than 25,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber and Capital One and many other innovative designers and developers.
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Doors and registration open in the Ballpark Village / Fox Sports Midwest Live lobby.
Each attendee receives one drink ticket and complimentary appetizer buffet access. Cash bar, lunch, beer and beverage service available throughout #STLDIGSYM
Symposium start, complimentary appetizer buffet provided by Ad Club STL opens.
Steve Mahn, Creative Director for Firstborn leads the Creative session with his presentation on intelligent design with moderator Michael Halbrook, Sr. Manager (Adobe Consulting) and panelists: Debra Simmons, President of Avatar Plus | Mike Sabatino, Partner at Big Club Digital | Matt Telthorst, Creative Director at HLK
Valerie Rose, VP Group Director of Digital Strategy, EnergyBBDO leads the Content/Social Media session with her presentation on brand building in the digital world with moderator: Les Hostetler, Director of Search, [email protected] and panelists: John Weller, Group Account Director, Manifest | Melissa Lampe-Galazka, VP Account Service, Paradowski Creative | Crystal Merritt, VP Director of Account Planning, Rodgers Townsend DDB
Break for beverages, snacks and networking
Michael Francisco, Global Head of Amazon Alexa Skills leads the Technology session with his presentation on artificial intelligence with moderator: Kevin Farr, Strategy Consultant, CNTRD and panelists: Julia Koelsch, CTO, Spry | John Peel, Technology Director, Brado |
Kelly Travis, Marketing Director, Bonfyre
Conference ends. Happy Hour begins!