How can you constantly top yourself? It is a challenge that leaders have, in whatever endeavor they are pursuing: whether it is sports, literature, academia, or business.
We are pretty sure this year’s Interactive Local Media event –BIA/Kelsey’s flagship – is going to top any other event we’ve done before.
The event’s handpicked keynotes, superforums and BIA/Kelsey research really do define the state of Interactive Local Media for 2013-14. We’ve just added Brian Boland, Facebook’s VP of Product. Facebook is all over local advertising and commerce in ways that are obvious – and not so obvious. We can’t wait to hear his insights.
Other added industry leaders include eBay Marketplaces VP Jody Ford, who is helping lead the charge as eBay goes big in local (and against Amazon); and Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving, the visionary leader who is building a comprehensive platform to leverage GoDaddy’s 8 million SMB customers. Talk about disruption!
Kicking off the conference, of course, are two of the best: San Francisco Chronicle President Joanne Bradford and AllThings D Co Executive Editor Kara Swisher. The insights don’t come deeper or faster.
And at LIL: ILM, it isn’t just about the “industry.” On Day 2, we are especially proud to be joined by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, the political superstar (and ex San Francisco Mayor) who has focused on tech’s impact on local (see his new book, “Citizenville”).
The Lt. Gov will also introduce Chris Schroeder, the former Washington Post Newsweek Digital chief who has written this year’s top book on start ups (“Startup Rising”). Attendees can jockey for signed copies that we’ll be handing out.
Other major speakers at the conference include Groupon VP Sean Smyth; Weather Company VP Denise Chudhy; Hubspot SVP Mark Roberge; and Intuit/DemandForce CMO Patrick Barry. They’ll join 40+ speakers and hundreds of attendees at what is truly ”the industry’s largest gathering.”
What else? We have a special tour of Yelp headquarters before the event even begins. More info on that a little later on. Does it sound G-R-E-A-T? Hey, we hope to see you in San Francisco!
You can register here.