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Keynote Speakers Added to PromaxBDA: The Conference 2017

by Cate Lecuyer Marian  |  05.18.2017

Justin Simien, writer, director and executive producer of Netflix’s Dear White People; Amy Emmerich, chief content officer at Refinery29; and Guy Slattery, co-president and general manager of Viceland are among the recently revealed keynote speakers at PromaxBDA: The Conference.

New names to the speaker lineup also include:



  • Kelle Jacob, global marketing at Estée Lauder Companies

  • Alan Beard, CMO, Fullscreen

  • Elizabeth Kiehner, global design practice director at IBM

  • Maj Mahdara, CEO, Beautycon Media

  • Chris Bruss, president of digital at Funny or Die

  • Azure Antoinette, poet, brand humanist and creative strategist

  • Adam Stotsky, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network president

  • Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess and adjunct professor at USC-Annenberg

They join the roster of previously announced speakers who will take the stage from June 5 - 8 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for PromaxBDA: the Conference.

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“As audiences have increasingly become content creators, even marketers for the brands and properties they are passionate about, traditional marketing practices are no longer enough to get a message heard.” said Steve Kazanjian, president and CEO of PromaxBDA. “This year’s conference is all about building off the old and embracing the new—new technology, new ideas and new ways of connecting with audiences.”

More than 2,400 marketers and creatives from all levels of the entertainment industry will gather for The Conference 2017, which is equal parts education, inspiration, networking and celebration of excellence.

PromaxBDA is the leading global association for entertainment promotion, marketing and design professionals and represents more than 10,000 individuals and companies worldwide.

Register for The Conference 2017

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