2020-06-24 08:00:00
The Virtual Growth Marketing Conference

The Virtual Growth Marketing Conference

June 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

24 DAYS
4 HOURS
54 MINUTES
34 SECONDS

Why Attend

Activate is Iterable’s signature conference that expands the boundaries of modern marketing. This year, we are bringing Activate to you! Join us this summer for insight-rich sessions on how forward-thinking marketers are overcoming business challenges and creating innovative campaigns. That’s right, same great content and networking—no travel required.

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What to Expect

An incredible couple of days celebrating growth marketing innovations with Iterable.

What to Expect

An incredible couple of days celebrating growth marketing innovations with Iterable.

Our Speakers

Activate’s speakers are marketing industry leaders who know how to put your customer first and lead tech-forward programs that are designed to drive growth. Their backgrounds of expertise range from user acquisition and retention, to CRM and loyalty, and more. Make sure to check back as speakers get added.

KEYNOTE
Jonathan Mildenhall
Co-Founder and CEO
Jonathan Mildenhall
Co-Founder and CEO
Jonathan has recently launched his own brand consultancy called TwentyFirstCenturyBrand. Based in San Francisco, TwentyFirstCenturyBrand counts industry leaders like Sean Parker and Arianna Huffington as founding clients alongside Pinterest, WeWork, Harklinikken, Airtime, GoDaddy, Peloton, Uber, UberEats, TurboTax, College Track, Nextdoor, Headspace, and Front. Jonathan specializes in helping founders and CEOs realize the potential of their company brand and the financial value that purpose-driven marketing can help create. In 2014 he joined Airbnb as CMO when Airbnb had just broken into that $1bn unicorn status, with the mission to transform the industry-disrupting property rental platform into the next global iconic Superbrand. In four years, the Airbnb brand has won countless awards, now defines popular culture and is valued at over $35bn. In 2006 Jonathan became VP of Global Advertising Strategy and Creative at The Coca-Cola Company after a career running successful ad agencies. He led the team that launched Coca-Cola’s global marketing platform “Open Happiness,” which became their most profitable and awarded marketing platform ever.
KEYNOTE
Bela Stepanova
VP, Product
Bela Stepanova
VP, Product
Bela spent the last 13 years building products, used by millions of users today. As a product leader, she is passionate about building enterprise quality products with user experience first mindset. She holds a Computer Science degree from University of California, Berkeley.
KEYNOTE
Brendan Witcher
VP and Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy
Brendan Witcher
VP and Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy
Brendan serves digital business strategy professionals and is an expert on consumer behavior and technology trends in the commerce engagement space. He is also a noted authority on market developments and vendors that help deliver today’s leading strategies and tactics in digital excellence. In his research, Brendan covers such consumer-oriented, cross-vertical topics as eCommerce, personalization, omnichannel, CX best practices, engagement strategies, and conversion optimization. Brendan applies this knowledge to numerous industries and spends most of his time consulting with companies that are at the forefront of dealing with digital disruption. In addition to keynoting at global industry events and advising executive teams on digital strategy, Brendan is sought after for comments and insights by industry media such as Bloomberg, CNBC, NPR, PBS, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and USA Today.
KEYNOTE
Justin Zhu
Co-Founder and CEO
Justin Zhu
Co-Founder and CEO
Justin Zhu is co-founder and CEO of Iterable. Zhu’s expertise lies in scaling high-velocity businesses with emerging technologies, having built user growth systems that powered Twitter’s early success. He has previous engineering experience at Google and studied Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Laura Brodie
Director, Customer Lifecycle & Growth
Laura Brodie
Director, Customer Lifecycle & Growth
Birk Cooper
Chief Marketing Officer
Birk Cooper
Chief Marketing Officer
Gary Grimes
Senior Director of Consumer Product
Gary Grimes
Senior Director of Consumer Product
Davida Gaffney
Email / Web Developer
Davida Gaffney
Email / Web Developer
Davida is an Email/Web Developer on StorageMart’s in-house marketing team. She’s spent the last two years helping to shape email strategy and growing cross channel marketing campaigns. Before StorageMart, Davida worked at Nelnet in Lincoln, Nebraska as a front end developer focused on custom WordPress sites and email development.
Andrew Harner
Lead Email Manager
Andrew Harner
Lead Email Manager
I work with the email marketing and engineering team at Scribd.
Jade Kolber
Senior Marketing Manager – Email
Jade Kolber
Senior Marketing Manager – Email
Jade is passionate about tech, design, and eCommerce – and believes that beautiful communication strategies are the glue that holds them all together. For the last decade she has focused on building world-class email programs for large creative communities at 99designs and Envato, along with supporting organizations in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector. Based in Melbourne Australia, Jade is highly experienced in the nuances of email marketing to a large and globally distributed customer base.
Sophia Le
Email Marketing Consultant
Sophia Le
Email Marketing Consultant
Sophia is a former emergency manager who now helps B2B SaaS companies like Iterable and Optimizely nurture leads with email. Through her award-winning marketing initiatives and a field support deployment to the State Route 530 Mudslide in 2014, she’s experienced firsthand the power of words that inform, persuade, and possibly save somebody’s life. 
Bridget Overson
Associate Marketing Manager
Bridget Overson
Associate Marketing Manager
Bridget Overson is an Associate Marketing Manager at Care.com. As a member of the CRM team, Bridget specializes in technical operations specifically in the creation of highly targeted dynamic content for email, app, and site campaigns. Bridget is known as one of Care.com’s Iterable super-users and is a subject matter expert in HTML/CSS/Handlebars.
Katie Raynolds
Retention Marketing Manager
Katie Raynolds
Retention Marketing Manager
Katie Raynolds manages email & push marketing at Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage. She’s a fan of wildly complex workflows and once had a dream entirely in merge parameters and Handlebars logic.
Alex Reed
Co-founder and CMO
Alex Reed
Co-founder and CMO
Alex Reed co-founded cleaning brand Truman’s after more than a decade at Big Ass Fans, where he served as global marketing director and helped the company grow from $30 million in annual sales to more than $250 million. After helping guide the company’s $500 million sale in 2017, Alex sought a new challenge and co-founded Truman’s with the belief that cleaning should be green, simple, convenient and cost less.
Matthew Smith
Founder
Matthew Smith
Founder
Matthew Smith is either two wily youngsters stacked in a trenchcoat or a full grown man—some days it may be hard to tell. He’s super keen on his three nutty kids and hops between life in San Francisco and Greenville, SC. On the work front, he runs Fathom & Draft and Really Good Emails. His design brain’s been on projects for Walmart, Seth Godin, Gates Foundation and MIT. Thankfully, he was rarely asked to leave the room. On top of that, he’s helped lead three venture-backed startups and founded Atlas Local, a vibrant co-working space in Greenville, SC. All of these adventures feed his talks on design, business, leadership, idiocy and The Golden Age of Email. It’s coming so pull on your spam pants and brace yourself. Outside of work, Matthew is passionate about recovery, throws pots (on the pottery wheel, mostly), shoots pictures and rides a Triumph Scrambler. Not bad but he also looks forward to Canasta-filled days with tennis balls on his walker and a grumpy old man scowl on his face.
Neil Wainwright
CEO
Neil Wainwright
CEO
Neil founded UpHabit in 2017 as a Personal CRM (not the best term but everyone uses it) and uses Iterable extensively at UpHabit, both within the product and in customer engagement. Neil’s a software engineer and has been building businesses since he was 26. Now that he’s 58, he’s learned a lot, including a lot of bruises and scars along the way. :slightly_smiling_face: He has a passion for great products, great teams and for delighting his customers.

Session Tracks

Customer-First
The Customer-First track will discuss how to place empathy at the heart of your growth marketing strategy. These sessions will demonstrate how to create human connections that will lead to relationships, which in turn will generate long-term loyalty.
Tech-Forward
The Tech-Forward track will dive deep into the growth marketing technology stack, discussing the inner workings of cross-channel integration and automation. These sessions will discuss how to create, execute and optimize campaigns across email, mobile push, in-app messaging and more.

Schedule

The schedule can be updated up until the event, so check back often and opt in to receive notifications. All times are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

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Tickets

Register today for Activate Live to gain access to keynotes, 15+ sessions, digital expo hall and virtual networking. Best part of it all, it’s free!

If you’re an Iterable customer looking to take your skills to the next level, we have additional options for you. Join us pre-conference on Tuesday, June 23, for either the Foundation, Mobile or Advanced Personalization Workshop. More details will be sent to registered customers on how to sign up in the coming weeks.

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The Growth Marketing Awards

Iterable’s Growth Marketing Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate customers that are leveraging Iterable to power world-class customer engagement. We are very excited to announce the finalists and celebrate their accomplishments! Winners will be announced the week prior to Activate Live.

See the Finalists
Growth Marketing Team of the Year
Most Sophisticated Use of Workflow Studio
Best Cross-Channel Campaign
Most Captive Audience
Most Impactful Transition to Iterable

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Official Sponsors

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FAQs

When is Activate Live?

Activate Live will take place on Wednesday, June 24, from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm PDT. 

I have already purchased a ticket to Activate San Francisco. What are the steps to be refunded?

Your refund will be processed automatically and a member of our team will reach out when it has been completed. If you do not hear from us by April 22, please email us at activate@iterable.com.

Will the Activate Workshops still take place? Am I allowed to attend?

Yes! We will still be hosting workshops for our customers on Tuesday, June 23. More details on how to sign up will be released closer to the date. 

What do I do about my hotel reservation?

Please cancel your reservation directly with the hotel. For those of you who booked through the Palace Hotel Activate room block, cancellations can be made up to 72 hours of your arrival date.

Will I be reimbursed for my airfare?

No, Iterable will not provide reimbursement for airfare. Many airlines and hotels are offering flexible refund options at this time due to the COVID-19 situation. Please contact your airline directly to review options.

I am a sponsor at Activate San Francisco, will my sponsorship automatically be moved?

Our sponsorship team will be in touch with you ASAP. If you have questions in regards to your current sponsorship, contact us at sponsors@iterable.com.

Will I be able to access session content post Activate Live?

Sessions will be recorded and shared with registrants after Activate. If you miss or want to rewatch a session, you will be able to access the content afterwards.

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Interested in past recordings?

Access keynotes, sessions and more from previous years at Activate.

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