The Most Relevant Conference for Digital Media & Revenue Ops Leaders

March 8-11, 2020 | Santa Monica, CA

Sessions that speak to your challenges. Peers that speak your language. 

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keynotes

  • Jamie Gutfreund

    Jamie Gutfreund

    Strategic Advisor

    The new decade of ad tech started with a bang, as Google Chrome announced it was (slowly) hammering the last nail in the third-party cookie’s coffin. But this was only the latest sign that “business as usual” in digital advertising is anything but these days. Privacy regulations, increased brand involvement in media buying, ad tech consolidation, and other factors are completely rewriting the online advertising paradigm. 

    Strangely enough, the shake-up is opening a huge opportunity for premium publishers, whose data and insights are more valuable than ever. But do they have the skills to truly show advertisers just what they can offer—and how it can affect bottom lines? Using examples from her experiences working with agencies, brands, and ad tech providers, industry veteran Jamie Gutfreund examines how to refresh advertiser-publisher relationships and rebuild trust when it comes to measurement, technology partners, user experience, and more.

  • Eric Harris

    Eric Harris

    COO

    Longtime AdMonster Eric Harris has built an amazing career off an ad ops backbone, taking on executive roles at Operative, BuzzFeed and Cheddar right as those companies took off.  Crucial to his success has been his ability to assemble high performing teams and recognize the variety of skills required for groundbreaking, innovative organizations. Harris will talk about his path from Director of Ad Ops at the Washington Post to COO of Altice News and Advertising, and how he's building a team to address a new set of challenges, as well as the trends on the horizon that excite him most.

  • Jessica B. Lee

    Jessica B. Lee

    Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations

    Even if your opt-out button is ready and functional, your adventures with the California Consumer Privacy Act aren't over yet. While the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, it won't be enforced until June 2020... And the final language of the law isn't finished yet! Oh, it's also going to be updated for 2021. Yup, CCPA's wild ride continues, so it's a good thing online privacy specialist Jessica B. Lee, a partner at Loeb and Loeb, is here to steer you right.

About

No other conference comes close to offering the community, exchange of ideas and learning opportunities of the AdMonsters Publisher Forum [drop the mic]

  • Connect with your peers to advance the digital media industry.
  • Delve into the latest topics focused on maximizing revenue.
  • Experience a unique event with an agenda you help set.
  • Interact with technology service providers and see their solutions in action.
  • Take away actionable insights for your company, your department and yourself.

ALL-INCLUSIVE REGISTRATION FEE

$1595 PER CONFERENCE TICKET
$1495 EARLY BIRD RATE THRU JAN. 31

Registration for this event is OPEN and includes:

  • 3.5 day of discussion and discourse
  • Keynote addresses from industry visionaries
  • Attendee-led sessions and workshops
  • Small group breakouts covering a wide variety of ad op current topics
  • Sunday evening cocktail reception and dinner
  • Monday evening Tech Crawl networking reception
  • Sponsor & attendee Monday dinner
  • Tuesday afternoon off-site activities
  • Attendee-only Tuesday dinner
  • Breakfasts and lunches during the conference

Attendee Journey

Agenda

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Sunday – March 8, 2020

Wednesday – March 11, 2020

8:00 am-9:00 am

Breakfast

9:15 am-10:00 am

Workshops Round 1

10:05 am-10:50 am

Workshops Round 2

10:50 am-11:10 am

Networking Break

11:10 am-11:55 am

Publisher Roundtables

11:55 am-12:30 pm

Report In and Wrap-Up

Speakers

  • Josh Peters

    Director—Data Management
  • Caitlin Fulford

    Senior Director of Account Strategy
  • Jill Schulz

    Vice President of Account Strategy
  • Julian Zilberbrand

    Executive Vice President, Advanced Media
  • Christiana Cacciapuoti

    Executive Director
  • Paul Cook

    Director, Ad Operations
  • Chris Kane

    Partner
  • Emilie Brulebeaux

    Senior Vice President of Operations
  • Jennifer Chau

    Director of Revenue
  • Lila Hunt

    Head of Advertising Strategy
  • Melissa Gallo

    Director, Ad Operations
  • Azhar Salim

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Andy Batkin

    CEO
  • Nick Branstator

    CTO
  • Pierre Diennet

    VP, Product Management
  • Daniel Benyamin

    VP, Data Products
  • Alex Shellhammer

    Head of Publisher Marketing
  • Cory Schnurr

    Head of Marketplace Innovation
  • Aditya Padhye

    Director of Business Development
  • Abhi Arya

    Co-founder and Partner
  • Scott Messer

    SVP, Media
  • Louis-David Mangin

    CEO and Cofounder
  • Mark Wolly

    Digital Publishing Thought Leader
  • Lisen Zethraeus

    CMO
  • Peo Persson

    Co-founder and CPO
  • Rob Beeler

    Chairman
  • Gavin Dunaway

    Editorial Director
  • Lynne D Johnson

    Senior Editor

Publishers Attending

Altice USA News and Advertising
Atlantic, The
Bell Media
Bloomberg
BuzzFeed
CafeMedia
Cars.com
CBS Interactive
Cheddar
Complex Networks
Condé Nast
Cox Automotive
dailymotion
Dotdash
Edmunds
Encyclopedia Brittannica
Everyday Health
Expedia
Fanatics
FOX
Freestar
Gannett
HipLatina
Hive Media Group
HowStuffWorks
Hulu
IBM Watson Advertising
Jounce Media
KAYAK
Los Angeles Times
LovetoKnow
Major League Fishing
Match Media Group
Metamorphosis Partners
MorningStar
Motorsport Network
New York Post
New York Times, The
Pandora
PCH/Media
PGA Tour
Playbuzz
Revry
Sightline Media Group
Slate
Slickdeals
Streamlytics
SuperAwesome
The Washington Post
Trader Interactive
Tribune Publishing
Twitch
Univision
USA Today
Verywell Health
Vevo
Viacom
Vox Media
Wall Street Journal, The
Walmart
Walt Disney Company, The
WarnerMedia
WeatherBug
Zillow

Location

Loews Beach Hotel Santa Monica

1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Spring Publisher Forum is set against the backdrop of the Southern California sun, sand and surf. At Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel you’ll enjoy the quintessential California getaway at a stunning hotel just a short walk from the vibrant Santa Monica Pier. It’s the perfect work winter escape! 

AdMonsters Group Rate: $335/per night
inclusive of all taxes and fees – select your room during conference registration in order to receive this special rate 

Networking

SUNDAY

Publisher Welcome Groups | 6:00-7:00 PM
Meet your fellow publishers over drinks and snacks! Participants will be broken up into groups and asked to complete a (fun, we swear!) activity that will inform the agenda and discussion over the coming days.

Opening Night Reception | 7:00-9:00 PM 
Meet. Mingle. Kick off the Publisher Forum with your fellow Ad Ops brethren.

MONDAY

Tech Crawl |  5:30-7:30 PM
This unique event is where the rubber meets the road. Speak with tech providers in a casual setting about your specific challenges, get personalized attention and real-world solutions. Drinks and snacks provided.

Dinner and Entertainment |  7:30-10:00PM
A gourmet meal enjoyed by attendees and sponsors, accompanied by music and… surprises? Always one of the highlights of Publisher Forum!

 

TUESDAY

Off-Site Activities | Tuesday – 1:00-4:00/5:00 PM
Your brain needs a little break after all this thinking! Enjoy Scottsdale surroundings & make new connections with activities that range from adventurous to enriching. See full activity descriptions

  • Hike in Topanga State Park
  • Whale Watching
  • Getty Center Tour
  • E-Scooter Tour of Venice Murals
  • Disc Golf at a California State Park
  • Surfing in Santa Monica
  • Flying Trapeze Class on the Santa Monica Pier

Publisher’s Night Out | Tuesday – 7:00–10:00 PM
Look forward to an unforgettable party to top off a memorable day. AdMonsters takes publishers to a gorgeous local spot for attendees to enjoy first-class food, beverage, and entertainment amidst the good company of your ad ops peers.

Premier
Confiant
DanAds
Duration Media
eye/o
Google Ad Manager
Lotame
The Media Trust
OpenX
Playwire
Gold
Clipcentric
LiveRamp
SOVRN
Spot.IM
Silver
AAX Acceptable Ads Exchange
Ad-Juster
Ad Lightning
Admiral
BeOp
Boostr
DirecToPub by Bucksense
Connatix
FatTail
GumGum
Hashtag Labs
LiveIntent
mediamint
Nativo
PowerInbox
PubMatic
Quantcast
SEBPO
STAQ
Undertone
Xandr

FAQ

Who attends Publisher Forum?

AdMonsters Publisher Forums are designed specifically for digital strategists, data scientists, revenue, operations & technology leaders at online publishers, content creators and mobile application developers. AdMonsters reviews and approves each individual participant to ensure a conversation amongst a community of senior peers in digital media.

 

What should I expect at the Publisher Forum?

Most sessions are open to attendees only, except for Sponsor Workshops, Panels, and Networking Sessions.
The Publisher Forum conference takes place over three days, beginning with a cocktail reception and dinner on Sunday evening and ending at 1:00 PM Wednesday. The agenda includes:

  • 2-3 keynotes by industry visionaries
  • Interactive sessions led by industry leaders who are also part of the AdMonsters community
  • Breakouts covering a wide variety of focused revenue, data and ad-ops relevant topics

The 30-60 minute attendee sessions include presentations, round-table discussions and case studies on a wide variety of relevant topics such as: yield management, first party auctions, ad serving technology, inventory management, organizational structure, data science, business process automation, operations policies, rich/streaming media and more.

 

Why should I register early?

Two reasons:

  • The price for Publisher Forums goes up as we get closer to the event date
  • We always sell out since we limit the number of attendees to keep the conversations open and flowing   

 

IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification

Attending the full Publisher Forum can earn your 8 credits towards your IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification.

 

Cancellation Policy

All conference fees are non-refundable. Substitutions will be accepted.  Non-payment or non-attendance due to natural disaster or any other reason does not constitute cancellation or refund. If for any reason Access Intelligence/AdMonsters decided to cancel or postpone this event, Access Intelligence/AdMonsters is not responsible for covering airfare, hotel or other travel costs incurred by the attendees. No hotel cancellations available within 30 days of event. Note: All payments must be received before entering the event.

 

IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification

Attending the full Publisher Forum can earn you 8 credits towards your IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification.