2017 ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference Presented by Active International

The annual ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference is the only event of its kind. It brings together top client-side marketing procurement and finance professionals with agency CFOs and other key industry stakeholders interested in efficiencies, cost savings, return on investment, and delivering greater value to organizations. The conference is registered as a sponsor of continuing education with both the Institute for Supply Management and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Post-conference perspectives from attendees at previous conferences include:

  • “It was a great opportunity to benchmark my activities as a procurement professional, learn from others’ experience and gain insight that will directly apply to what I do day-to-day.”
  •  “Best way to meet other professionals in the industry and discuss real world examples and processes to improve everyone.”
  •  “It’s a one-of-a-kind event that provides a great opportunity to meet peers, network, and benchmark."

Conference Chair:

Vikki Rohrer
Global Agency Finance Manager
Ford Motor Company

The hashtag for this event is #ANAAFM.

The ANA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

1. The program delivery method is group-live.
2. The NASBA program level is basic.
3. There are no prerequisites and/or advanced preparation requirements for this conference.
4. The total amount of CPE credits are 15.
5. The NASBA field of study subject area is Business Management and Organization.

When
Begins:Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ends:Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00pm
Where

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

The ANA has negotiated a special room rate of $289-$339/night depending on room type. In order to use the ANA rate, you must be registered to attend the conference. A reservation link will be provided under the "Important Information" section of your conference registration confirmation email. The cut-off date is Tuesday, May 2 2017, after which prevailing rates apply.

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Agenda
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2:00pm  

Registration Opens

Palm Foyer

2:45pm  

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE MEETUP

Welcome to your first ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference! Join us for an informal afternoon of conversation, networking, and fun at the First-Time Attendee Meetup. It's a great way to meet new colleagues and AFM Conference veterans who are available to answer questions to help get you off to a great start for your first conference. This reception is open to all first-time conference attendees. We look forward to meeting you! 

4th Floor Pool Deck

4:00pm  

Pre-Conference

 

ANA PRODUCTION TRANSPARENCY TASK FORCE UPDATE

In 2016, the ANA issued its much-anticipated report on media transparency, in which nontransparent business practices were found to be pervasive in a sample of the U.S. media ad-buying ecosystem. The ANA has since convened a task force to engage in fact finding to determine if transparency issues exist in production. This session will provide an interim report and recommendations for marketers.

Bill Duggan (@billduggan)

Group Executive Vice President

ANA

Harbor Ballroom

 

MANAGING THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND TALENT IN THE MARKETER-LED SUPPLY CHAIN

Traditionally, the creative production process was managed vertically starting with a creative brief from the marketer handed down to the agency. The agency then took over, engaging production, distribution, and other suppliers further down the chain. While this vertical creative supply chain worked for decades, today the supply chain has become horizontal with scores of marketers taking more control and, in many cases, bringing functions in-house. Marketers now directly engage agencies, content producers of all types, influencers, and other entities that support the creative process. In this session, discover best practices for taking increased control of the creative process and managing creative talent. 

Rori Floyd

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs

The TEAM Companies

Kat Krone

Vice President, Labor Relations

The TEAM Companies

Facilitator: Greg Smith (@techcatalyst)

Chief Marketing Officer

The TEAM Companies

Harbor Ballroom

 

AGENCY COMPENSATION TRENDS & BEST PRACTICES

The ANA’s 2016 Trends in Agency Compensation survey results show how marketers structure and manage agency compensation, including various incentives and overall compensation. The work illustrates key trends in agency remuneration methods and practices. Hear the results of this survey along with an expert analysis of what it means for you.

David Beals

President

JLB + Partners

Harbor Ballroom

6:00pm  

Pre-Conference Adjourned

6:30pm  

Reception

4th Floor Pool Deck

7:30pm  

Dinner  

Harbor Ballroom

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:30am  

Breakfast  

Seaport EFGH

8:30am  

General Session

Harbor Ballroom

 

WELCOME

Steven Wales

Chief Revenue Officer

Decideware

Harbor Ballroom

 

CONNECTING TO CONSUMERS IN A DIGITAL WORLD

In a complex media environment, where consumers migrate seamlessly from one interconnected device to another, how does a marketer keep up? In this session, Geoff Ramsey, co-founder and CIO at eMarketer, will paint a vivid picture of the new consumer journey, covering the latest trends in mobile, social, and video. Geoff will also explore how marketers can improve capabilities for marketing attribution and ROI, re-allocate media dollars to digital platforms and programmatic media, explore new forms of content, and leverage the power of mobile to engage consumers at the right time and place.

Geoff Ramsey (@geofframsey)

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

eMarketer

Harbor Ballroom

 

JACK IN THE BOX EVOLVES THEIR BRAND TO MEET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS

Marketers must ensure the customer has a proverbial seat in the C-suite if brands are to evolve and keep pace with changing market dynamics. They must not only provide a clear vision for the brand's future, they must put analytics to work to speak the language of cross functionality and generate true system alignment. In this session, you’ll discover how the Jack in the Box brand is evolving to meet customer expectations through vision, strategy, research, and smart analytics.

Frances Allen

Brand President

Jack in the Box

Harbor Ballroom

10:30am  

Networking Coffee Break

Harbor Foyer

11:00am  

General Session Cont.

Harbor Ballroom

 

PERSPECTIVE FROM 4A’S INCOMING PRESIDENT AND CEO

Marla Kaplowitz will officially join the 4A’s on May 8 as president and CEO. As the outgoing CEO of MEC North America, Marla has built a truly integrated digital and unique client-centric partnership model that elevated media to the heart of the communications planning process. Under her leadership, the agency has grown in both size and scope as it sharpened its focus on content and invested in the development of a best-in-class suite of cross-channel data and analytics tools. This will be one of Marla’s first industry events in her new position, and ANA is honored to feature her at this conference. 

Marla Kaplowitz (@meknyc)

Incoming President and Chief Executive Officer

4A’s

Harbor Ballroom

 

BOT FRAUD – DEBUT OF RESULTS FROM LATEST ANA/WHITE OPS STUDY

ANA and White Ops have teamed up for the third time to measure the amount of bot fraud — i.e., non-human traffic — in the advertising ecosystem. In the prior study, it was estimated that 2016 global losses due to bots amounted to approximately $7.2 billion. The ANA/White Ops work has elevated the issue of bot fraud in the industry and offered practical recommendations to reduce fraud going forward. This latest study is the biggest one yet, with 49 participating companies and 15 billion impressions. Issues covered will include mobile, programmatic, and sourced traffic as well as action steps to fight fraud. 

Michael Tiffany (@kubla)

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

White Ops

Harbor Ballroom

12:30pm  

Luncheon  

Seaport EFGH

1:40pm  

General Session Cont.

 

LEVERAGING FOR SUCCESS

Advertisers are at the top of the food chain and fund the entire advertising ecosystem, including agencies, media companies, and various suppliers. Yet advertisers can do more to leverage their advantage in contract negotiations, the process of "give and take" parties go through to reach an agreement. You must "give to get." That is where leverage comes in and the principle of using even a small advantage to gain a larger benefit is applied. As Archimedes said in 230 BC, “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world.” Or, as said in business, "You don't get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate." Learn how advertisers, the ultimate decision makers, can use leverage to achieve more uniform contracts, cost savings, and smoother relationships with suppliers.

Douglas Wood (@djwood1976)

Partner

Reed Smith LLP

Harbor Ballroom

 

ARE JOINT VENTURES THE NEW AGENCY MANAGEMENT MODEL?

A joint venture model is aligning the way a global house of brands and its agency are improving the go-to-market process for Jaguar and Land Rover. Established as a fifty-fifty joint venture between Jaguar Land Rover and SPARK44 management, Jaguar Land Rover’s end-to-end marcom partner. Hear how this new agency management model has delivered greater value, transparency, and accountability.

Kim McCullough

Vice President Marketing

Jaguar Land Rover North America

Ralf Specht

Chief Operating Officer

SPARK44

Harbor Ballroom

3:00pm  

Networking Coffee Break  

Harbor Foyer

 

CORPORATE TRADE

Details to come.

Lisa Brown

Global Chief Strategy and Chief Business Development Officer

Active International

Harbor Ballroom

4:45pm  

End of General Session - Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30am  

Breakfast  

BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

We are organizing a number of tables at breakfast for attendees to informally discuss key issues. Each participating table will be marked with a topic. Those who would like to participate should arrive at the start of breakfast. Topics and moderators include:

MARKETING PROCUREMENT TALENT AND THE MENTORING PROGRAM
Facilitator: Mary Ann Brennan
Senior Director, Global Procurement
Mattel, Inc.

IN-HOUSE AGENCIES
Facilitator: Kimberly McNeil-Downs
Vice President, Agency Workflow Management
Fidelity Investments

MANAGING SCOPES OF WORK (SOW)
Facilitator: Mike Thyen
Director, Procurement, International Business
Eli Lilly and Company

PRODUCTION TRANSPARENCY
Facilitator: Jim Wallace
Global Head of Agency Strategy & Management
HP Inc.

Seaport EFGH

 

SCALE YOUR BUSINESS TO LIMITLESS WITH NETSUITE

Join NetSuite’s roundtable discussion to learn about agency leading practices to scale your business. In today’s world, there are many factors driving change that it can be hard to keep up; don’t let your business system’s hold you back! During our conversation, we will talk about 2017’s industry currents, and we will also dive into what it means to scale to limitless. Join us to discuss how businesses can benefit from having the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in place, and come prepared to learn about how NetSuite clients are leveraging the platform to stay ahead of their competition.  

Chris Hering

Industry Director Advertising, Media & Publishing

Oracle+NetSuite

8:30am  

General Session

 

DON’T GET ME STARTED

Jeff Goodby, co-founder of Goodby Silverstein & Partners and One Club Hall of Fame member, will reflect on the thorny business of valuing creative work. Can the billing of creative be data- or performance-driven? How do we build compensation plans that still encourage unexpected thinking? Is it worth even trying? Predictably, the answer is “yes” and Mr. Goodby will present cases to make this clear. 

Jeff Goodby (@JeffBadby)

Co-Chairman and Partner

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Harbor Ballroom

 

THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE MILLENNIAL INFLUENCE ON BABY BOOMERS AND GEN X

The largest and most-influential generation of consumers ever, millennials are no longer an unreachable audience. While some brands may fear the unknown factors presented by the “innovation generation,” the real winners are those who engage and interact with today’s millennial consumers. Millennials are influencing the attitudes and purchase decisions of baby boomers and gen Xers, and we’ve quantified the financial impact across brands and categories. This provocative presentation will challenge participants to unlearn and reimagine what they thought they knew about the millennial generation.

Jeff Fromm (@JeffFromm)

President of FutureCast, Barkley

Co-author, Marketing to Millennials and Millennials with Kids

Harbor Ballroom

 

MEDIA KEYNOTE

Media has become a topic of great interest at the ANA Advertising Financial Management Conference as it represents the biggest marketing spend item for many companies. Lou Paskalis oversees Bank of America’s substantial media investment across traditional, digital, and social media channels. He leads the media analytics practice and is the co-executive sponsor of the bank’s newly formed Content Center of Excellence. Given his role, Lou has expertise on urgent media-related topics and issues facing marketers, including programmatic buying, data, transparency, mobile, optimizing the media mix, and the digital supply chain. Adweek recently recognized Lou as one of the “most indispensable professionals across marketing, media, advertising, and technology,” and attendees will benefit from hearing his perspective.

Lou Paskalis (@LouPas)

Senior Vice President, Global Media Executive

Bank of America

10:30am  

Networking Coffee Break

Harbor Foyer

10:55am  

General Session Cont.

Harbor Ballroom

 

BLOCKCHAIN – A REVOLUTION FOR THE AD INDUSRY

Blockchain will revolutionize every industry – including the advertising industry. Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger for a transaction that provides a sequential list of digital records, written and maintained by consensus and distributed across its participants. This provides a detailed audit trail as all transactions are auditable within Blockchain’s universal, immutable ledger. Blockchain technology injects a trust layer and allows stakeholders to operate from a single, immutable version of digital truth.

Babs Rangaiah

Executive Partner, Global Marketing

IBM Corporation

Harbor Ballroom

 

NEW TREND? DIRECT SOURCING PRODUCTION PANEL

Marketers have begun to look at their production services a little differently. Rather than working through advertising agencies, they are beginning to source production internally with great success. In this session, panelists will share their experiences with direct sourcing production, lessons learned, best practices, and advice for marketers looking to start direct sourcing production.

Nick Felder (@LNFelder)

Group Director, Film Production

The Coca-Cola Company

Benjamin Haynes

Head of Broadcast Production, Sales & Marketing Procurement

FCA US

Facilitator: Valerie Light

Broadcast Production Manager

Verizon Communications

Harbor Ballroom

12:30pm  

Luncheon  

Dan Brackett

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Extreme Reach

Seaport EFGH

1:40pm  

General Session Cont.

Harbor Ballroom

 

CONTRACT WORKSHOP FOF ADVERTISER/AGENCY AGREEMENTS (ANA CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY)

In June 2016, K2 Intelligence issued a report, commissioned by the ANA, called, "An Independent Study of Media Transparency in the U.S. Advertising Industry." A key finding was that there is a fundamental disconnect in the industry about the basic nature of the advertiser/agency relationship with many agency executives believing that that their relationship to advertisers was solely defined by the contract between the two parties. K2 Intelligence found evidence of situations where some media agencies sought to avoid explicit contract language in order to preserve their ability to retain various types of incentives.

Given this and the fact that the contract defines the commercial relationship between advertiser and agency, the ANA, in conjunction with its general counsel, Reed Smith, has developed a media agency Master Media Planning & Buying Services Agreement, which can be used by advertisers in developing their own agency agreement. This workshop will cover key issues in the advertiser/agency contract, including agent versus principal status, audit rights, and contract governance.

Douglas Wood (@djwood1976)

Partner

Reed Smith LLP

Nicholas Manning (@EbiquityGlobal)

Chief Strategy Officer

Ebiquity Plc

Harbor Ballroom

 

MEMBERS-ONLY DEEP DIVE (ANA CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY)

In this deep dive, ANA’s East and West Coast Advertising Financial Management Committee chairs will facilitate a session to discuss issues and share insights and best practices on various topics of interest or concern. This forum will allow participants to take full advantage of the largest annual assembly of both committees’ members. Come prepared to participate in a dynamic session.

Discussion Leaders:

Mary Ann Brennan

Senior Director, Global Procurement

Mattel, Inc.

Mike Thyen

Director, Procurement, International Business

Eli Lilly and Company

Harbor Ballroom

3:30pm  

End of General Session

6:30pm  

Reception

4th Floor Pool Deck

7:30pm  

Dinner  

Harbor Ballroom

Friday, May 26, 2017
7:30am  

Breakfast

Seaport EFGH

8:30am  

General Session

Harbor Ballroom

 

INTEL’S AGENCY INSIDE AND GLOBAL PRODUCTION LAB

Intel established their in-house agency to drive greater quality and better brand alignment globally. In just two years, Agency Inside is fully immersed in Intel’s advertising, including their recent Super Bowl spots. Teresa Herd, vice president and global creative director, who also works at Intel Global Production Lab, a growing production and content creation studio, will share Intel’s in-house agency journey, best practices, how to coordinate with external agencies, and more!

Teresa Herd

Vice President and Global Creative Director

Intel Corporation

Harbor Ballroom

 

TRANSFORMING MARKETING PROCUREMENT

As marketing procurement becomes more of a partner to marketing, adding value, it becomes necessary to ensure the marketing procurement organization has a wide array of diverse backgrounds, experience, and skills. Mark Passy, associate director of global marketing procurement at Bristol-Myers Squibb, had a successful career as a record producer before bringing his unique skills to marketing procurement. Mark will share what drove Bristol-Myers Squibb to diversify their marketing procurement organization and how that has propelled marketing procurement and Bristol-Myers Squibb forward.

Mark Passy

Associate Director, Global Marketing Procurement

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Harbor Ballroom

10:00am  

Networking Coffee Break

Harbor Foyer

10:20am  

General Session Cont.

Harbor Ballroom

 

WALL STREET’S VIEW OF MADISON AVENUE

Brian Wieser is a Wall Street analyst covering all things advertising – traditional, online, ad-tech, marketing tech, measurement, etc.  His coverage includes all the major agency holding companies and major digital media companies. He regularly opines on issues including programmatic buying, ad growth forecasts across all media (and on a global basis), programmatic buying, the upfronts, as well as trends impacting the agency and marketing services worlds.  Brian’s presentations are always insightful and great learning experiences.

Brian Wieser

Senior Analyst

Pivotal Research

Harbor Ballroom

 

10 ISSUES IN 50 MINUTES

To close the conference a panel comprised of marketing procurement and agency leaders will address key issues facing our industry.  Those will include agency compensation, payment terms, marketing technology, transparency action steps, and elevating the marketing procurement organization.

Tracy Avelar

Managing Director, Vendor and Sourcing Management

Charles Schwab

Sherry Ulsh

Senior Manager, Indirect Sourcing

The Hershey Company

Harbor Ballroom

12:00pm  

Conference Adjournment


Cancellation Policy and Notes

Single ANA member and non-member conference registrations can be cancelled in writing only via email (registration@ana.net). Phone cancellations are not accepted. A 50% refund will be granted, if written request for cancellation is received by email 60 calendar days before the conference start date. No refunds will be granted for any cancellations received after the conference start date or for 'no shows.' Corporate packages are not eligible for cancelation. Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. ANA will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. A $125 processing fee will be assessed to change the name on a registration. Hotel room cancellations must be sent directly to the hotel. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Miscellaneous:
     1. The conference agenda is subject to change.
     2. A portion of your guest room rate will be used to offset conference costs.
     3. ANA accepts no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property.
     4. Registrations received after two weeks prior to the conference may not be included in the attendee list.

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