2015 Marketing Summit Hosted by TrackMaven

  • 10.08.15
  • Washington, DC
  • Newseum

It takes a creative spark to get started. No one can argue that marketers — and their competitors – have to move faster than ever to stay ahead of the pack.

Fuel your content marketing creativity and generate the right ideas for your brand. Ignite the flame, and attend SPARK 2015.


  • Ann Handley
    head of content at marketingprofs, author of everybody writes

    Ann Handley is a veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals. Ann is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business.

  • Jonah Berger
    author of contagious

    Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on.

  • Scooter Braun
    founder, sb projects

    Scooter Braun is one of the entertainment industry's biggest power brokers, one of TIME Magazine's 2013 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Billboard’s 2013 “40 Under 40 ” headliner, and one of Fast Company's “100 Most Creative People in Business.” He is the founder of SB Projects, a company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good.

  • Allen Gannett
    ceo + chief maven, trackmaven

    As CEO and chief corgi wrangler, Allen advocates for TrackMaven customers across all parts of the company, making sure the company builds products that people love and make their day easier. In addition, he focuses on company culture, working to build a company of people who love their work and are passionate about marketing.


The Newseum is home to history. Located on Pennsylvania Ave, with views of the Capitol, the Newseum provides an inspiring backdrop for a day of content marketing insight from some of the brightest minds in our industry.


Newseum Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Grand Hyatt
Hotel Block Reserved

Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

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$339/ Night

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Adam Monago
Thoughtworks, VP, Global Head of Digital Strategy

Adam Monago has spent the last 20 years in the trenches of customer experience, working as a product manager, marketer and software developer. He is an addict for all things content, search and social, is an unapologetic karaoke addict, and occasionally can be found dressed as an Octonaut to entertain his two young boys. Today he is the Head of Digital Strategy for ThoughtWorks, a global technology and innovation consulting firm, determined to change the world.

Joe Chernov
B2B Content Marketing Expert

Joe Chernov is an active marketing consultant and advisor. He was previously the VP of Content for HubSpot, the VP of Marketing for mobile startup Kinvey, and the VP of Content Marketing for Eloqua. He’s been an executive through two successful IPOs. The Content Marketing Institute awarded him “Content Marketer of the Year” and AdWeek named him one of the 100 most creative people in advertising. Joe serves on the board of advisors for marketing tech startups Little Bird and TrackMaven, as well as the board of directors for Chengeta Wildlife, an organization focused on combating illegal wildlife poaching.

Lymari Morales
Atlantic Media Strategies, Managing Director

Lymari leads content strategy, ideation and creation for Atlantic Media Strategies, overseeing a team of digitally-savvy writers, editors, and social media strategists. Lymari joined Atlantic Media from Gallup, where she oversaw global communications, including the editorial strategy for Gallup.com. Lymari has also held editorial roles at NBC News, MSNBC, MSNBC.com and Fox News. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. Lymari also serves as an adjunct professor of journalism at American University.

Tara-Nicholle Nelson
myFitnessPal, VP, Marketing

Nelson is the VP, Marketing for MyFitnessPal and Under Armour Connected Fitness – the world’s most popular nutrition tracker and healthy living platform, with over 120 million users worldwide. In this role, she leads the user growth, engagement, brand and user insight strategies that fuel the company’s vision of making every athlete better and creating a world in which healthy living is the norm. Tara’s teams cover email and engagement, PR and communications and content marketing programs. Tara blogs about marketing, health, leadership and Transformational Consumer insights at taranicholle.com.

Miguel Monteverde
Discovery Communications, SVP, Digital Media

Miguel Monteverde is Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Discovery Communications, the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer. In this capacity, Monteverde oversees long-form digital content strategy for Discovery’s U.S. networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery. Monteverde joined Discovery Communications in February 2008 after spending more than 10 years at AOL in a variety of programming and business roles, including running AOL’s video site. A former Army officer, he is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Monteverde currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and kids, and is based at Discovery’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Alicia Lee
Amtrak, Senior Communications Specialist for Social Media

Alicia is an experienced communicator with a knack for all things social. As the senior communications specialist for social media at Amtrak, she develops social media strategy for internal and external partners, creates content and manages campaign development for the brand. Her previous communications and marketing experience includes leading initiatives in the non-profit sector, academia and managing partnership events with the White House.

Allan Gungormez
24HRS, Head of Digital Strategy

Allan's been advertising since the 4th grade when he said, “Vote for Al, he's your pal!” Despite a gift for dope rhymes, he picked marketing over rapping and never looked back. A current digital marketing consultant, Allan has worked on brands like Hotels.com, Frito Lay, Transamerica, KIA, STARZ, and Blue Diamond Almonds. Allan’s work with Transamerica earned him numerous awards for helping the legacy brand establish notable success on emerging platforms like Reddit, Tumblr, and Vine. With a deep knowledge of platform intricacies and capabilities he's always looking for a way to differentiate a brand from the rest of the pack.

Eric Kuhn
Layer3TV, Head of Marketing

Eric Kuhn is a social media prodigy, networking virtuoso, and Hollywood’s first social media agent. A leader and an innovator, Kuhn has brought some of the country’s largest and most prestigious organizations into the new media age. Kuhn was the first-ever Audience Interaction Producer at CNN, where he ran social media and focused on television-web integration for the network.

Chris Bolman
Percolate, Director of Growth

Chris leads growth, digital marketing and demand generation at Percolate, a thoughtful technology company that serves as the marketing system of record for many of the world’s largest and most iconic brands. Prior to Percolate Chris founded BuzzFork, a social marketing automation software startup he bootstrapped to profitability and customers in 23 countries in less than 6 months.

Check back often as we will update this list as more speakers are added


Spark combines the richness of a multi-day conference into a single action-packed day, giving you more time to put your learnings into action. In addition to killer keynotes, breakout sessions address the broad spectrum of pressing challenges marketers face today. Breakouts are grouped into three tracks:

The Art of Amazing Marketing Inspiring examples from top brands and thought leaders of the best marketing today.

The Science of Winning Content Best practices for using data and analytics to cut through the noise.

TrackMaven in Action Advanced workshops and forums for TrackMaven customers.




Welcome Keynote

Allen Gannett

ceo + chief maven, trackmaven


Keynote Speaker

Jonah Berger

author of contagious


Coffee Break


The Transformational Consumer

Tara-Nicholle Nelson, VP Marketing, myFitness Pal

“10x content” – beyond the promise...

Adam Monago, Thoughtworks

Test, rinse, repeat – continually increasing your content marketing ROI



The Power of Letting Others Tell Your Story

Alicia Lee, Social Media Officer, Amtrak

Discovery Communications: How Digital Marketing Revived an Existing Brand

Miguel Monteverde, SVP & Digital GM, Discovery Communications





Bridging the Curiosity Gap: Lessons from The Atlantic

Lymari Morales, Managing Director, Atlantic Media Strategies

Content Measurement 201: Going Beyond Clicks and Shares

Ray Cheng, VP Marketing, Contently

Using Influencer Brands to Escape the Echo Chamber



Panel: What B2B, B2C and Non-Profit Marketers must learn from each other





How to Develop Content for the Modern Customer Journey

Chris Bolman, Director of Growth, Percolate

TrackMaven Product Roadmap Forum

Derek Snyder, VP Product, TrackMaven


Refreshment Break


Keynote Speaker

Ann Handley

head of content at marketingprofs, author of everybody writes


Fireside Chat

Scooter Braun

founder, sb projects


Cocktail Reception


Conference Ends


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