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Add to Calendar 2017-10-18 12:00:00 2017-10-21 18:00:00 America/Chicago Brand Partnership Forum An exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event. Nashville The L.A. Office

Nashville, TN
The Hutton Hotel

An Exclusive Marketing Event

Invitation only for client-side marketers

Discover new trends and build your partner network in a casual, creative setting with top brand marketers!

On October 10-13, 150 senior-level partnership marketers will gather in Nashville for The Brand Partnership Forum, an exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event.

3 Days

Casual, creative sessions are optimized for quality networking.

150 Top Decision Makers

You'll meet senior-level partnership marketers in retail, advertising, entertainment & more.

200+ Success Stories

More than 200 partnerships were born here, will yours be next?

TOP NOTCH NETWORKING

Connect with current partners & meet new ones.

PAST SUCCESS STORIES

View our past success stories

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!

SURPRISES!

This ain't your typical marketing conference. Find out why.

Attendees

Our 2018 Forum Attendees:

 

Testimonials

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"The Forum was the perfect opportunity to grow my professional network, hear examples of partnerships that were successful, and get conversations started about potential partnerships. This event is truly one-of-a-kind!" Alyssa Eliasen, Communication Specialist & Spokesperson
Southwest Airlines
“I was expecting a typical conference but found an event that is so creative, collaborative and fun! I feel so honored to be an attendee!”Lindsley Lowell, Trade PR & Digital Manage
Schwarzkopf Professional
“Year after year I’m amazed at the quality of the content & networking. If you don’t leave this meeting wowed & connected it’s your own fault! The opportunities are endless.” Julie Lynn York, Group Manager,Partnership Marketing
Brown-Forman Beverages
"The events are a priceless event for us. We’ve closed over a dozen partnership deals from the event!" Marissa Durazzo, Director, Partnerships & Promotions
Cost Plus World Market
“Wow, excellent use of my time. Saw many old friends and made some great new ones! Looking forward to seeing the partnerships deliver results.” Michael Tilley, US Lead Shopper Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Mondelez International
“It was my first L.A. Office event so I didn’t know what to expect but I was amazed! I met so many great people and can’t wait to go back and figure out how we can work together!” Jaci McQuesten, Sr. Manager, Integrated Promotions
Kellogg's
“Industry Insights Summit is a great place to meet new partners and develop exciting relationships. They make networking not work!” Gaye Dean, Marketing Director, License
Target
"The Brand Partnership Forum hosted by The L.A. Office is one of the most informative and well-run networking events I have ever attended." John Boccuzzi, VP, Edible for Business
Edible Arrangements, LLC.
“Every time I attend an LA Office event I form relationships that benefit me all year. One of the best conference for partnerships.” Karen O'Brien, VP, Global Social Sales
Western Union
“The Industry Insights Summit is one of the most productive meetings of the year. The L.A. Office put on a great show & create the optimum environment for networking! Worth the time & money – BIG TIME!!!” Scott Flynn
PlayMonster
“By far, the best conference I have attended. The L.A Office has found the right combination of quality, highly relevant speakers, networking opportunities, and casual atmosphere that allow for developing ideas and relationships for future success.” Lauren Hatton, Partnership & Promotions Manager
Legoland Florida
“L.A. Office events literally invite only the best of the best within the partnerships realm which delivers great connections insight.” Aubrey McClure, Head of Partnerships & Promotions
Activision

Why is this conference for you?

Meet Top Marketing Executives

Our exclusive event gets results by inviting only senior-level, client-side partnership marketers to attend. If this is you, we promise an experience that's relaxed, engaging, focused on the future, and dedicated to helping you build successful partnerships.

Relevant Speakers, Important Topics

Each of the speakers at the Forum come from brands that are category leaders within their respective industries. Speakers will introduce participants to marketing insights and trends in their industry as well as the activities and opportunities at their company. Forum attendees can expect to learn about innovative promotional programs from the best, most influential marketers in the world.

Our Sessions Start Conversations

The Brand Partnership Forum features two RoadShow Snapshots which give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into the television and music marketing opportunities.

Partnerships are Born at our Events

More than 200 marketing partnerships got their start at our events. The reason is simple: we know how to get people talking. Our events bring the best people together and create a smart, lively program in a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

2018 Forum Speakers

Check back soon as we continue to announce our 2018 speaker line up

We work with each speaker to make sure that their session is designed to introduce attendees to the trends, activities, promotional tactics and opportunities in both their industry and at each of their companies. While some sessions will be led by brands you want to partner with, every presenter will deliver key takeaways that you can apply to your own brand strategies.

This year’s attendees will hear from a diverse group of marketing executives representing eight promotion-friendly industries and companies. In addition to hearing about these brands, you will hear about partnership marketing tactics and success stories that have helped them thrive in each of their individual industries. We are very proud to present a great, diverse group of speakers that will be presenting industry and company insights.

Victoria Borton

AARP

VP, Lifestyle Products & Services

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There are over 70 million baby boomers in the United States spending over 4 trillion dollars annually. As the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older, AARP offers travel discounts and other services to its 38 million members. Victoria oversees the Lifestyle Products and Services team currently managing nearly 50 provider relationships and representing over 150 brands. Are you looking to tap into this audience?

Betsy Vos Reeves

AT&T

Marketing Director

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As a leader in both wireless and subscription-based TV consumers, AT&T recently launched a ‘Thanks’ program by rewarding customers with exclusive benefits and special offers on music, entertainment, dining and more. As the Marketing Director for AT&T Thanks program, Betsy oversees the program and Stuart leads the Loyalty and Customer Relationship marketing teams involved in the program. Learn more about how to build loyal, passionate, and profitable customers for the long-term.

Dave Stangle

Barkbox

Director of Entertainment Partnerships

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The subscription e-commerce market has grown by more than 100 percent a year over the past five years. And in the last year, Barkbox has increased its subscribers and sales by 70%. As the Director of Entertainment Partnerships, Dave aims to create buzz-worthy activations with partners who love dogs as much as they do, which is why Bark boasts over 750k monthly subscribers with a 95% retention rate. Find out how you can partner with a subscription partner and build your business.

Beth Toovell

Campbell Snacks

Associate Director, Communications

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With 90% of consumers saying they snack multiple times a day, the business has become both competitive and successful. As the Brand Communications Manager for Campbell Snacks (Pepperidge Farms, Snyder Lance and others), Bethridge Toovell strives to construct brand partnerships that create opportunities for their brands. Learn more about this key category and how you can partner with a snacking leader.

Rogers Clayton

The Escape Game

CEO

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With over 2,000 escape rooms across the country, The Escape Game is America's leader in experiential entertainment. As CEO, Rogers Clayton leads The Escape Game in creating fun, interactive experiences that form lifelong memories for all that play. Find out how your brand can get involved in this growing phenomenon.

Ben Trinh

Postmates

Head of Entertainment and Brand

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Delivery or pickup, on-demand, anywhere service, are not only buzzwords, but they are consumers demands that are fueling the business. As Head of Entertainment and Brand Partnerships, Ben Trinh has helped Postmates become more than a delivery company. It's become a lifestyle and culture. Find out how you can partner with a leading digital ordering company.


James Baker

Toyota

Operational Excellence Manager


Maintaining a competitive edge is critical as we face changes today. Toyota relies on the values of continuous improvement and respect for people as we face the challenges ahead. Be it working with our community partners or transitioning to a mobility company, hear how Toyota applies these principles to become an industry leader.


RoadShow Snapshots

These sessions provide quick, 5 minute introductions to new marketing opportunities from television and music industries.

While casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshot segments provide quick, 5-minute introductions to key initiatives from film, gaming, and live entertainment industries. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue key partnership opportunities for the next 18 months.

These opportunities are reserved for our Corporate Members. Interested in membership? Click here for more information



Music Snapshots Presented by:

Television Snapshots Presented by:

Conference Schedule

packed with high quality content, just for you. Check back frequently as the schedule takes shape.

All events during the day will take place at the Hutton Hotel.

4:00pm -5:30pm

Badge pick-up (and Wine Hour) is available in lobby/lounge of the Hutton Hotel

Please join us in the main lobby to pick up your event name badge and taste some great wines from our partner, Fetzer Vineyards.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Sponsor This!
Location: ANALOG - Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN

PLENTY OF FOOD, DRINKS AND NETWORKING TO KICK OFF THE EVENT!

8:00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: zakHill GroupzakHill
Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in FOYER OF THE HUTTON EVENT SPACE

9:00am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session & Introductions

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
All Events During The Day Will take Place IN the VISTA BALLROOM AT Hutton Hotel.

10:00am

Industry Insights: Communications and Loyalty Programs

AT&TPresented by: Betsy Von Reeves, Director of Marketing & Stuart Dunleavy, Assistant VP, Mobility & Entertainment, AT&T

10:45am

Morning Break

Sponsored by: The Marketing StoreRoadshow Snapshots

11:00am

RoadShow Snapshots

Roadshow SnapshotsProperty Introductions from 8 Leading TV Networks, Producers & Programmers. Click on the arrow for details.

While casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshots provide quick, 5 minute introductions of new marketing opportunities from TV companies. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue any future opportunities.

12:00pm

Industry Insights: Marketing to the 50+ Consumer

AARPPresented by: Victoria Borton, VP, Lifestyle Products & Services, AARP

12:45pm

Lunch Break


Located in the Vista Ballroom of the Hutton Hotel.

1:45pm

Sessions continue

1:45pm

Industry Insights: Retailtainment and the Escape Room Phenomenon

The Escape GamePresented by: Rogers Clayton, CEO, The Escape Game

2:30pm

Industry Insights: Automotive

ToyotaPresented by: James Baker, Operational Excellence Manager, Toyota

3:30pm

End of Day Meet-up

Sponsored by: TPNTPN

5:45pm

Transportation to the Thursday Evening Activities

Details COMING SOON

7:30-10:30pm

Thursday Night Dinner & After Party

Sponsored by: CarusoCaruso dd
Location: Nashville Underground - 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

8:30am - 9:30am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: zakHill GroupzakHill
Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in the Vista Ballroom

9:30am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session

Presented by: Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
All sessions will take place in the Vista Ballroom

9:55am

Industry Insights: CPG and Snacks

Presented by: Campbell SnacksBethridge Toovell, Senior Manager, Communications, Campbell Snacks

10:45am

Industry Insights: Subscription Services and Pets

Presented by: BarkBoxDave Stangle, Director of Entertainment Partnerships, BarkBox

11:15am

Morning Break

Sponsor This!

11:45am

RoadShow Snapshots

Roadshow SnapshotsProperty Introductions From 6 Leading Music Labels, Networks & Organizations. Click on the arrow for details.

While casual conversations may introduce attendees to entertainment marketing opportunities, our RoadShow Snapshots provide quick, 5 minute introductions of new marketing opportunities from music. This highly-concentrated format allows you to quickly review, leaving you with the appropriate contact to pursue any future opportunities.

12:30pm

Lunch Break

Sponsored by: FandangoXbox
Located in the Vista Ballroom of the Hutton Hotel.

1:30pm

Sessions continue in ANALOG Night Club on the second floor of the Hutton Hotel

1:30pm

Industry Insights: Marketing to an On-Demand Consumer

Presented by: PostmatesBen Trinh, Head of Entertainment and Brand Marketing, Postmates

2:15pm

Special Session: Music & Marketing

Sponsored by: Big Machine Label GroupBig Machine Label Group

3:45pm

Friday Night Happy Hour & Reception

Located at Analog in the Hutton Hotel

9:30am - 12:00pm

Transport to The Escape Game

Location TBA
Sponsored by: Sponsor this!

11:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Morning Brunch

Location TBA
Sponsored by: Sponsor this!

Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.


Spend three inspiring days in the cultural and cosmopolitan city of Nashville. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and nightlife.

Venue

Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Ave

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Additional details

All reservations must be made individually through the Hotel’s Reservation Department by calling (615) 340-9333 or by emailing hreservations@huttonhotel.com. Reservation requests via email will be responded to with 24 business hours.

 

Rates are $285 per night for Run of House rooms and $335 per night for a guaranteed suite. The group rate at the hotel is available until Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Be sure to book your hotel now.

PLEASE NOTE: Hotel reservations made under the event hotel block are for registered attendees only. Reservations for guests or non-attendees in the event hotel block will not be permitted.

 

Pricing & Registration

Limited availability Get your Conference Tickets early

Attendance is by invitation only and limited to 150 client-side brand and entertainment marketers. Marketing agencies, media sponsorships, sales representatives and consultants are NOT eligible to register. Registrations are confirmed by The L.A. Office to ensure that all invitees meet the proper requirements. If you received an email/invitation and meet the aforementioned qualifications, please use the registration form below to register. Registrations are limited to TWO per company.

Pricing Plans

$1895

Regular Registration

Registration includes 1 ticket to the 2018 Brand Partnership Forum (Oct. 10-13, 2018). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 10/11 & 10/12 as well as dinner on 10/11. Click here to register.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you need to make any changes to your registration or have any questions, contact us at insights@laoffice.com. Cancellations must be received at least ONE MONTH prior to the event in order to receive a refund. The L.A. Office will issue a refund less a $100 processing fee per registration. Please note that no credit vouchers or refunds are available for cancellations less than one month before the event. Transfers to another participant within your company are welcome up to two weeks prior to the event for a fee of $75. The L.A. Office will try to make all necessary adjustments, however, we may not be able to revise some printed materials. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, The L.A. Office reserves the right to alter the venue and/or speakers at any time. If for any reason The L.A. Office must cancel the event, The L.A. Office accepts no responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including sponsors, speakers and guests.

Cancellation Policy for Corporate Members

If you are registered for the Forum or Summit and are no longer able to attend, there is no cost to transfer your registration to someone else in your company within the two week window prior to the event. Additionally, with two weeks’ notice, you may transfer your registration to a future event at no charge. Full cancellations must be received at least ONE MONTH prior to the event in order to receive a refund. The L.A. Office will issue a refund less a $100 processing fee per registration.

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to see available sponsorship opportunities. FOR EXISTING SPONSORS, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THIS YEAR'S SPONSOR PLANNING GUIDE.

Corporate Sponsors

Campari America

Campari America is the US-based subsidiary of Gruppo Campari and the seventh-largest spirits company in North America. Campari America features a broad portfolio of vodka, tequila, rum, whiskies, liqueurs and distinctive Campari brands unrivaled in quality, innovation and style, including SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Cabo Wabo Tequila, Frangelico, Campari and Appleton Rum.

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Cost Plus World Market

Unique, Authentic, and Always Affordable: Cost Plus World Market is a shopping adventure like no other! Visit us in stores and online and discover eclectic, authentic treasures from all over the globe. Rugs, scarves and shawls crafted by master weavers in India and Turkey. Handcrafted furniture from artisans in Indonesia and Thailand. Beautiful ceramics from Portugal and stylish accessories from Morocco. Plus, unique home décor, gifts, food and wine from over 50 countries. All at amazingly affordable prices, every day.

Visit Cost Plus

PlayMonster

PlayMonster is a toy and game company, championing the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. We're the perfect combination of playful and professional, and true play experts because we understand play for ALL AGES!

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Kellogg's

PlayMonster is a toy and game company, championing the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. We're the perfect combination of playful and professional, and true play experts because we understand play for ALL AGES!

Visit Kellogg's

Xbox

Xbox is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

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Non-Profit Patrons

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

This year, we are proud to be working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BCGA enables young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

For more information, visit their website at BGCA.org or meet their team at the 2018 Industry Insights Summit.

Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Visit Special Olympics

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. For more information, visit their website at stjude.org or meet their team at the 2018 Industry Insights Summit.

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Special Activity Hosts

Big Machine Label Group
Friday Reception Sponsor

Description coming soon.

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Caruso
Thursday Night Dinner Sponsor

Recognized around the world as the most innovative and successful developer of retail complexes, Caruso develops a sophisticated portfolio of retail and entertainment destinations serving an elite consumer. Our collection has transformed the ordinary shopping excursion into an extended, interactive, and immersive experience. Our coveted demographics and innovative programming create a dynamic marketing, advertising, and promotional channel for partners.

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Fandango
Friday Lunch Sponsor

Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, offers ticketing services to 100% of U.S. theatres. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with over 32 million downloads, are available on every major platform. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month.

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Gold Sponsors

Lime Media

Lime Media has been around 10+ years, and are experts at executing experiential marketing, interactive mobile trucks, and promotional events. We own 100+ assets that we lease out and repurpose to brands and agencies for tours, experiences, and PR events. Our focus is delivering highly effective and engaging events with your target audience.

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WC+A

WC+A is a creative advertising studio at the intersection of entertainment and consumer brands. Co-founded by marketing veterans Kevin Williams and John Corsi, WC+A develops creative strategy, print/digital campaigns, product concepts, logos/identity, and presentations—helping major clients (Hallmark Channel, Syfy, ABC Family, NBC, Discovery Consumer Products) expand the reach of their brands.

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Supporting Sponsors