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Pivot Conference

June 12, 2012 14:00 ET

Pivot 2012 Announces Initial Speakers

Facebook, Google, GE, NBC Universal, Kraft, Humorist Baratunde Thurston, Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, Lead Lineup of Brand/Agency Leaders and Stars

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Pivot, the only conference that delivers the insight and strategies to help top brands and agencies succeed in a business landscape altered by Social Consumers, today announced an initial set of speakers for the Conference, which takes place in New York October 15-16, 2012.

Pivot speakers are selected by Brian Solis, Pivot's host, as the most powerful, engaging and unique possible illuminators of Pivot's theme of "From Social Brands to Social Business."

"Pivot is a unique event," Solis said. "It's not a social media conference, nor is it merely another marketing event. Each year, we focus Pivot on the point of greatest concern and opportunity for brands and agencies in their development of responses to the Social revolution. Executives and market-making thinkers come together at Pivot to share what they have learned, why it's important, and what to do about it. This isn't just about having speakers talk to an audience; this is live community where everyone learns and shares all day over two days."

Brian will be joined at Pivot 2012 by:

  • Charlene Li, CEO Altimeter Group
  • Paul Adams, Global Head of Brand Design, Facebook
  • Tim Reis, Head of Mobile & Social Solutions, Americas Google
  • Aaron Ray, LA Collective
  • Adam Duritz, Counting Crows
  • Jermaine Durpe, hip hop mogul and Twitter innovator
  • Daria Musk, Google+ music phenomenon
  • Jesse Redniss, SVP Digital at NBC Universal
  • Linda Boff, Exec. Dir. Global Digital Marketing, GE
  • Martin Nisenholtz, SVP Digital, NY Times Co.
  • Baratunde Thurston, humorist and author of How To Be Black
  • Simon Bond, CMO BBDO and Proximity
  • Phoebe Venkat, Global Communications Manager, Tyco Industries
  • Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement Kraft Foods
  • David Berkowitz, VP Emerging Media 360i
  • Michael Lazerow, CEO Buddy Media
  • Deanna Brown, CEO Federated Media
  • Paul Wilmore, Managing Director-Consumer Markets, Barclaycard US
  • Frank Eliason, SVP of Social Media, Citicorp
  • Donna Sturgess, CEO Buyology and former SVP Marketing Glaxo
  • Neil Young, CEO ngmoco

Additional speakers, as well as more information about Pivot's on-stage experience, will be announced in the weeks ahead.

About The Pivot Conference
The Pivot Conference is a uniquely powerful marketing conference, held October 15-16, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza in NYC, singularly focused on helping brand marketers gain essential confidence in their power to inhabit the culture, conventions, and conversations of Social Consumers and the emerging Social Construct. Pivot is limited to 500 of the top minds from major brands and agencies to ensure the most powerful possible interaction, and sold out in 2011. Visit for more information or to secure your place.

Contact Information

    Mike Edelhart
    The Tomorrow Project
    Phone: 415-699-7646

    Danielle Mancano
    SHIFT Communications
    Phone: 646-756-3703