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Pivot Conference

May 24, 2011 10:00 ET

The Pivot Conference Announces 2011 Advisory Board: Established Leaders and Rising Stars

Board Will Support Host Brian Solis in Bringing Brands and Their Agencies Together to Understand the Social Consumer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - The Pivot Conference, the only event focused purely on how Brand Marketers and their agencies can succeed by understanding and influencing the emerging Social Consumer, today announced its 2011 Advisory Board. Pivot will take place October 17-18 in New York City. At Pivot, host Brian Solis, principal at the Altimeter Group and author of Engage!, will bring together brands and agencies with established and emerging social players to find new paths to success in a marketing landscape transformed by social consumers.

Pivot 2011 Advisory Board Members include:

  • Sharon Chang, Founder of and former Chief Creative Officer of 19 Entertainment (American Idol). Yoxi uses a blend of reality TV formats and social networking techniques to uncover "social innovation rockstars" who can drive projects of societal impact
  • Trace Cohen, Account Executive, iFluence PR / President of
  • Sam Decker, CEO & Founder, Mass Relevance and former CMO of Bazaarvoice and head of
  • Linda Holliday, CEO, Semi-Linear and founder of Digitas Health
  • Michael Loeb, Founder and CEO, Loeb Enterprises, previously Founder and CEO, Synapse, Inc.
  • Scott Kurnit, Founder and CEO, AdKeeper, formerly Founder and CEO,
  • Jim Meskauskas, Chief Strategic Officer and Co-Founder, Media Darwin
  • Howard Morgan, Managing Partner, First Round Capital
  • Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group
  • Ian Sigalow, Partner, Greycroft Partners
  • Charles Smith, Founder, exfm and former VP Etsy and VP Sales and OperationsTacoda
  • Curtis Spencer, Co-Founder and CTO, Spool
  • Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

The 2011 Advisory Board blends industry experts with years of experience leading startups and established organizations with new voices from the forefront of social innovation. "We are excited to have a group supporting Pivot with such deep backgrounds and so great a diversity of view. Like others in social, we are known by the company we keep. Our advisors are an outstanding group and we're honored to be in their networks," said Mike Edelhart, Chief Revenue Officer of The Tomorrow Project, LLC, which produces Pivot.

Registration for the 2011 Pivot Conference is now open at The conference is limited to 500 attendees and last year sold out. Be sure to secure "Early Adopter" pricing of $1395 per attendee, which ends August 31, 2011.

About Brian Solis
Brian Solis, @briansolis, is principal at Altimeter Group and the author of "Engage, the complete guide for businesses to build and measure success in the new web." He is globally recognized as one of most prominent thought leaders and authors in new media. A digital analyst, business strategist, and futurist, Solis has influenced the effects of emerging media on the convergence of marketing, culture, and business. He has led interactive and social programs for Fortune 500 companies, notable celebrities, and Web 2.0 startups. is among the world's leading business and marketing online resources.

About The Pivot Conference
The Pivot Conference is a new kind of marketing conference singularly focused on helping brand marketers and their agencies bridge the gap between themselves and the Social Consumer. At Pivot, brand marketers can gain essential confidence in their power to inhabit the culture, conventions, and conversations of today's Social Consumers.

About The Tomorrow Project
The Tomorrow Project, founded in 2008 by William Lohse, is devoted to conferences that serve customers and markets -- and their needs for tomorrow.

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