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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.

$1595 USD PER CONFERENCE TICKET

ALL-INCLUSIVE REGISTRATION FEE

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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
  • EVENT PROTOCOLS FOR GUEST SAFETY & SOCIAL DISTANCING

keynotes

  • Justin Killion

    Justin Killion

    President

    In his role as President, Justin Killion oversees the business & brands of Complex Networks. Complex Networks’ brands include youth culture brand, Complex, food culture brand, FirstWeFeast, sneaker culture brand, Sole Collector, and the music discovery brand, Pigeons & Planes. In addition, he is a twice Emmy Nominated Executive Producer having created and executive produced series, both scripted and non-scripted, for nearly all major linear networks & premium streaming platforms. He currently resides between Los Angeles & New York.

  • Sharon Harris

    Sharon Harris

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Sharon Harris leads Ascential Digital Commerce’s global marketing efforts. Ascential helps leading global brands, including P&G, Unilever, 3M, Logitech, Mattel, and marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and eBay win by optimizing and accelerating their digital commerce performance. Sharon’s extensive experience leading teams and pioneering advertising innovation contributes to accelerating the company’s global expansion positioning Ascential as a leader in the market. 

    With over 20 years of experience within the marketing and digital media space, Sharon’s prior role consisted of managing the marketing strategy for global teams across 30 offices and 40 countries in her role as Global Chief Marketing Officer at Jellyfish, a digital partner to leading brands like Uber, Disney, Spotify, Nestlé, Ford, Aviva, and ASOS. A passionate champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sharon is also involved in several professional mentorship organizations and serves as chair of the advisory board for the Marcus Graham Project. Additionally, she is the board chair for Seattle’s Be Bold Now annual International Women’s Day celebration, and is also the Vice Chair of IGNITE National, a nonpartisan organization that encourages young women to actively engage in the political process.

  • Ron Duque

    Ron Duque

    Head of Advertising and Ad Tech Operations

Speakers

  • Sharon Harris

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Justin Killion

    President
  • Ron Duque

    Head of Advertising and Ad Tech Operations
  • Hanny Ali

    Senior Director of Consulting & Marketing Transformation
  • Steve Bagdasarian

    Chief Operating Officer, Media
  • Halton Bagley

    Product Manager
  • Anthony Berrena

    CRO
  • Cormac Breslin

    Senior Customer Success Manager
  • Melissa Chapman

    Founder and Principal
  • Cassidy Coles

    Senior Director of Platform Solutions
  • Jenny Connelly

    EVP Product & Technology
  • Amanda Dean

    Head of Programmatic Partners and Strategy
  • Simon Dumont

    Programmatic Sales Manager, Montréal
  • Leela Fallah

    Director of Publisher Success
  • Amanda Gomez

    VP, Revenue Operations
  • Jessie Gruber

    VP, Programmatic
  • Terry Guyton-Bradley

    Senior Director, Programmatic Operations
  • Robert Janes

    Head of Product
  • Christopher Kenna

    Chairman & Founder
  • Stephen Kim

    Lead Enterprise Consultant
  • Molly McArdle

    Head of Enterprise Partnerships
  • Jonathan Panjwani

    Sr. Director, Ad Tech Partnerships & Solutions
  • Katie Pillich

    VP, Ad Operations & Programmatic Strategy
  • Erik Requidan

    Founder and CEO
  • Mike Richter

    Vice President, Global Revenue Operations, CTV & Digital
  • Sherzod Rizaev

    Director of Commercial Operations
  • Sarah Ruxin

    SVP, Revenue & Operations, North America
  • Katya Shkolnik

    Head of Partnerships
  • Matthew Whaley

    COO
  • Ashley Wheeler

    SVP of Publisher Accounts
  • Bill Amstutz

    Publisher
  • Rob Beeler

    Advisory Board Chairman
  • Lynne d Johnson

    Content Director
  • Yakira Young

    Associate Editor
  • Andrew Byrd

    Media Associate

Program Overview

Full Agenda

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Sunday – August 14, 2022

Tuesday – August 16, 2022

Wednesday – August 17, 2022

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 & Wrap Up

12:25 pm-12:30 pm

The Wrap Up

Who's Coming

AllTime Digital
Apartment Therapy
Apple
Ascential Digital Commerce
The Atlantic
Audacy
Bell Media
Black & White Zebra
Bloomberg Media
Blue Carbon Consulting
Brand Advance
CafeMedia
CBC
Cars.com
Complex Networks
Cox Automotive
Daily Beast
Disney
Dotdash Meredith
Everyday Health Group
Expedia
Fixion Media
FOX
Future Today
Geometria
Gannett
IBM Watson Advertising
Kueez
La Presse
Learfield
LADBible Group
Media.Monks
Media Tradecraft
Meredith Corporation
Minute Media
Mocha Global
MyHealthTeam
NBC Universal
New York Post
New York Times, The
Origin Media
Pandora
PGA Tour
Pelmorex
Penske Media Corporation
Pennysaver USA
Postmedia
Publisher's Clearing House
Quebecor
Red Ventures
Samsung
Sirius XM
Stitcher
timehop
Thomson Reuters
Trusted Media Brands
Tumblr.
Univision
Valnet
The Washington Post
Wattpad
WeatherBug

A Powerful and Intimate Learning Community

AdMonsters Attendees Span the Digital Media Org Chart

Ad Ops

Do you… Oversee the technology and processes for executing and transacting advertising?

Ad Ops

Real Titles:

  • Director of Digital Ad Operations 
  • Director, Programmatic & Ad Ops 
  • Senior Director, Ad Operations 
  • Senior Manager, Ad Ops Strategy 
  • VP, Ad Operations & Monetization 
  • Global Head of Advertising Operations

PRODUCT

Do you… design the advertising units and how they interplay with the rest of the  UX? 

Product

Real Titles

  • Ad Technology Product Manager 
  • EVP, Product and Revenue 
  • Senior Product Manager 
  • SVP, Technology 
  • VP, Production, Digital Media & Design 
  • Product Manager, Product Innovation

SALES

Do you… close deals and/or manage a sales team? Do you rely on ad tech to make clients’ campaigns successful? 

Sales

Real Titles

  • Director, Sales Operations 
  • SVP, Sales & Marketing 
  • VP, Sales Operations 
  • Director, Digital Advertising Sales 
  • Manager, Digital Sales Operations

DATA/ANALYTICS

Do you.. monitor the various data streams coming in, and transform  them into actionable strategies. 

Data/Analytics

Real Titles

  • Director Data Operations 
  • Digital Data Solutions Specialist 
  • VP Research & Insights 
  • Sr. Director, Revenue Analytics 
  • SVP, Operations, Data Sciences

CLIENT SERVICES

Do you… act as the face of the revenue operations team to your stable of clients? 

Client Service

Real Titles

  • Digital Campaign Coordinator 
  • Director, Campaign Management 
  • Senior Manager, Client Services 
  • Manager, Client Services 
  • Campaign Performance Manager 
  • Manager, Revenue & Client Services

FINANCE

Do you… oversee revenue, order management, and billing solutions for the entire media operation?  

Finance

Real Titles

  • Digital Commerce Team Lead 
  • Digital Strategic Revenue Planning 
  • Senior Director, Yield Optimization 
  • Exec. Director, Yield & Private Marketplace 
  • Manager, Digital Revenue Operations 
  • Senior Director, Finance & Business Operations 

Location

Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 René-Lévesque Blvd W.
Montreal, QC

The Summer Publisher Forum will take place at the historic Hotel Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, in the heart of Montreal, Quebec. 

AdMonsters Group Rate: $328/per night (USD) 
Rate is inclusive of all taxes and fees – you must 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 Montreal and the surrounding scenery while making new connections. Pick an activity that feeds your body, soul or tummy! Montreal activities include the activities below; see detailed descriptions to pick the best activity for your interests and abilities. 

  • MONT-ROYAL HIKE & WALKING TOUR
  • HOODS & HIDDEN GEMS BIKE TOUR
  • MONTREAL CITY BREWERY TOUR
  • MONTREAL FROM THE WATER ABOARD AN 80W YACHT
  • MILE-END MONTREAL FOOD TOUR
  • OLD MONTREAL WALK

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.

Sponsors

Premier
AdButler
Blockthrough
Browsi
Confiant
DoubleVerify
InFrame
Magnite
Playwire
Gold
Clipcentric
Equativ
EX.CO
Primis
TripleLift
Silver
Airtory
Aniview
Burt Intelligence.
DanAds
Integral Ad Science
The Media Trust
MediaMint
Next Millennium
Ogury
Quantcast
Relevant Yield
SEBPO
Sharethrough
Switchboard
ShowHeroes

Event Safety

We’ve Got You Covered!  Your health and safety are our #1 priority. Here are some of the safety measures you can expect throughout the event.

  • COVID-19 vaccinnations required for all attendees. 
  • Masks will be provided for any attendee who wants one.
  • High Traffic Areas such as handrails, escalators, door knobs, elevator buttons, etc) will be disinfected by the venue staff frequently
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event
  • Food and beverage functions will employ the highest standard of food safety, minimizing self-service options. 
  • The Fairmont Hotel The Queen Elizabeth is both GBAC Certified and follows strict guidelines for enhanced cleaning, disinfection and disease prevention.
  • Capacity will be determined by current county capacity guidelines 

Canadian Border Entry: All travelers must use the ArriveCAN app to verify required COVID-19 information for border entry. Travelers are required to be fully vaccinnated to enter Canada. 

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.

How many people will be attending the Publisher Forum? Are there international attendees?

Publisher Forum is a small event. At max, we allow 200 attendees (publishers + sponsors). Attendees are typically 95% from the United States and Canada, 5% from Europe. For all international attendees and sponsors, we will engage in personal conversations about quarantine requirements and testing protocols. 

What are AdMonsters event safety protocols? 

The health and safety of our conference attendees, employees, partners, and event staff is our number one priority.

  • Masks will be made available and are optional.
  • All rooms and seating environments will be configured for social distancing.
  • Sanitization stations will be on-site in all session rooms and meal functions. The CDC also recommends frequent hand-washing. We encourage attendees to refrain from handshaking to mitigate risks.
  • We will have thermometers available for anyone who may need to check their body temperature. If any attendees is unwell and requires medical assistance, we will direct off-site to the appropriate medical resource.
  • The venue is following recommendations in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding the use of cleaning disinfectants effective against COVID-19. We have requested additional cleanings of our meeting room facilities, including door handles, elevator buttons, light switches, etc.
  • For your safety and the safety of all participants, please do not attend Publisher Forum if you feel ill, and notify AdMonsters if you begin to feel ill while at the Publisher Forum. 

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    

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.

 

Publisher Forum Event Series