The first event to bring together all the key constituents of brand-to-local marketing.

March 22, 2016 | TKP Conference Center | 109 West 39th Street, New York, NY

National Brands. Local Marketing.

BIA/Kelsey BRANDS brought together the key constituents of brand-to-local marketing — CMOs, agency execs, franchise marketers, media companies, and adtech and martech companies — for a 360-degree examination of the trends, technologies and alliances required for brand-to-local success. Attendees are telling us that the event was exceptionally well designed, informative and offered tremendous networking opportunities.

We wish everyone who participated every success in their national-local endeavors.

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BIA/Kelsey will continue to focus on this important part of local throughout the rest of this year. Visit the BIA/Kelsey BRANDS networking group on LinkedIn for ongoing discussions with the brand-to-local marketing community.


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Speakers Share their Perspective

“BIA/Kelsey always does a great job tackling a topic from angles. As we look at priorities for 2016, helping national brands get local is near the top of the list” - Ryan Davis, VP, Local Platform, The Weather Company
“All of us who work with brands on localized marketing have the same fundamental goals, though our solutions and strategies differ; so it's always valuable to get together in a collaborative atmosphere to share our challenges, creative thinking, and new ideas. I'd say in particular that BIA/Kelsey conferences help me keep tabs on the ever-shifting priorities that define what matters in local” - Damian Rollison, Director of Product, Brandify
“I look forward to hearing from multiple sides on the challenges faced when driving national brand messaging down to the individual brick & mortar level. Coming from the agency side, I’m especially keen to gain an understanding of where brands and tech providers feel we fit in the mix – how we can help the process. Pumped for the day!” - Joe Esposito, Director, Product Development & Technology, GroupM Search + Social
“Local marketing is a huge untapped and under-leveraged opportunity for many national brands. As marketers we need more forums like this to better understand how recent advances in Martech and Adtech have opened the door to the ‘new local’ and can help answer the perennial question: Is the juice worth the squeeze?” - Rex Conklin, Fortune 50 marketing executive and BIA/Kelsey BRANDS advisor
“Marketing technologies and tools available today create a huge opportunity for brands to get a much closer look at customer interactions, cross channel optimization and “affiliate” performance. Tremendous value can be unlocked through stronger top line customer acquisition and location management. I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues at the BIA/Kelsey BRANDS conference in NYC later this month”Chris Marentis, CEO, Surefire Social
“BIA Kelsey attracts industry leaders and creates an environment for open discussion and collaboration. It has been my go-to conference to learn about new developments in the local media space and reconnect with great people”Warren Kay, VP, Advertising, Under Armour
“Given the importance and size of the Brand-to-Local marketing space, I’m excited to be at BIA/Kelsey's BRANDS conference which is one of the only events that is wholly focused on this area. Brand-to-Local is rapidly growing in prominence and BIA Kelsey is bringing key thought leaders and content together so we can all work on solving important market problems and help shape this space” - Brendan Morrissey, CEO, Netsertive

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BIA/Kelsey BRANDS is for CMOs, digital executives and brand leaders who are focused on advertising, marketing and technology. If you’re looking to reshape your brand-to-local opportunity, this conference is for you.

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BIA/Kelsey BRANDS is programmed by conference chair Rick Ducey, a well-recognized digital advertising expert. Covering this ecosytem extensively, Rick is a highly sought after consultant for his analysis of the evolution of advertising, disruptive technologies, emerging competition, shifting consumer demographics and marcom trends driving changes in the media ecosystem.


BIA/Kelsey BRANDS is being guided by an expert advisory team that offers valuable experience and strategic knowledge about successful brand-to-local marketing.


It was my first time attending the BIA/Kelsey National conference and I really enjoyed it. There were a lot of great discussions and I met a lot of people. I will definitely be attending again next year.”

Lynn Luzzo, National Interactive Advertising Manager, CityGrid

While we attend numerous conferences over the course of a given year, BIA/Kelsey conferences consistently provide not only useful data, but also an ideal environment to engage current clients and prospects. In most cases I can meet with 11-15 companies in a 2 to 3 day period that would otherwise take me weeks and significantly more expense to see. All in all BIA/Kelsey delivers an exceptional value.”

Eric Owen, CEO, Mono North America

Thanks for having me as a part of your event. It was a great time, I learned a lot, and made many new friends.”

Mike Walker, SEO Specialist, Direct, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

I keep saying it - one of the best organized conferences I have attended. Great agenda and format!!”

Sandy Lohr, CEO, MatchCraft

The conference was extremely informative.”

Elnora Cunningham, Director, Local Search, U-Haul International

I really enjoyed the research and trend analysis sessions at the BIA/Kelsey National show. Getting these insights is valuable to any organization, as we navigate through the ever changing local digital environment.”

Andrew Beckman, CEO, Location3

It was a very valuable experience. Glad I came.”

Ethan Selzer, The Washington Post

I loved the event. I definitely met a lot of great folks while out there and am glad I made the trip.”

Victor Wong, CEO, PaperG

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