November 2-4, 2022
With a Farewell Brunch on Nov. 5

Add to Calendar 2022-11-02 12:00:00 2022-11-04 18:00:00 America/Chicago Brand Partnership Forum An exclusive three-day brand and entertainment marketing event. Omni Austin Hotel Downtown The L.A. Office

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Bringing the Brand and Entertainment Marketing Communities Together... all in one place.... all at one time!

The Brand Partnership Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only event for 150 client-side brand, entertainment and non-profit executives. Join us in Austin to learn from industry thought-leaders, discover new trends, network with key decision-makers and build meaningful relationships that can lead to successful marketing partnerships in a casual, creative setting with top decision makers.


Registration information below

Meet... 150 Top Decision Makers

Invitation-only attendance means that you'll meet senior-level marketers involved in marketing partnerships and promotions on both the brand and entertainment sides of the business.

Learn... Relevant Marketing Content

Whether you work on partnerships with other brands, or you are involved in entertainment partnerships, you will take away new knowledge and tactics that are critical to your marketing goals. Every session brings the group together to learn about trends, challenges, tactics and opportunities from industry thought leaders and marketers from over 100 different companies.

Connect... Home to 200+ Success Stories!

The combination of relevant content, an exclusive group of decision makers, and an intimate atmosphere that’s conducive to meaningful conversations have led to over 200 promotional tie-ins. Will yours be next? Check out some of the 200+ partnerships born at our events.

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Recharge your creativity in a city full of energy!

TOP NOTCH NETWORKING

Connect with current partners & meet new ones.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

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

PAST SUCCESS STORIES

View our past success stories

Who You Will Meet

Here's a look at the companies that attended our past two events:

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 Marketers Attend The Forum

Meet Top Marketing Executives

Invite-only attendance, limited to 150 senior-level, client-side marketers, means your conversations are landing on the laps of key decision makers.

Network With Key Decision Makers

The intimate nature of this event allows attendees to have meaningful conversations, expand their partnership network and collaborate with like-minded integrated marketing executives.

Stay Current On New Promotional Trends & Opportunities

Learn marketing partnership tactics from important and active industries, as well as new methods and skills to take back to your office.

Marketing Partnerships are Born at Our Events

With ample networking time and creative networking tools, we know how to enable attendees to get deals done.

New Opportunities

In addition to receiving insights and learning about partnership marketing tactics from leading brands, everyone will have a chance to hear about upcoming promotional initiatives from marketers representing a wide variety of entertainment companies, non-profits and other brands.

Your 2022 Forum Thought Leaders

Attendees will hear from a diverse group of marketing executives representing eight promotion-friendly industries and companies. In addition to hearing about these brands, attendees heard about partnership marketing tactics and success stories that have helped them thrive in each of their individual industries.

Each session at the Forum is designed to introduce attendees to the trends, activities, promotional tactics and opportunities in both their industry and at each of their companies. Sessions are led by brands you want to partner with, and every presenter will deliver key takeaways that you can apply to your own brand strategies.

Reid Leslie

Applebee's

Vice President, Marketing

Dave Stangle

Bark Box

Head of Brand Partnerships

Victoria Gottlieb

Marriott International

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances

Zion Doran

The Kellogg's Co.

Senior Director, Integrated Promotions and Partnership & PR

Stephanie Wong

Proctor & Gamble

Head of New Ad Models and Entertainment

Derek K. Hubbard

Southwest Airlines

Manager, Public Relations

TJ Blease

TikTok

Sr. Marketing Manager, Entertainment,Music, Sports and Gaming


Conference Schedule

Our events are always packed with relevant content and ample networking opportunities for all attendees.  The following schedule is provided for planning purposes only. A detailed schedule will be posted closer to the actual event.

4:00pm -5:30pm

Event Registration and Wine Hour

Please join us in the main lobby to pick up your event name badge and say hello to everyone.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Night Party

Food, drinks and networking to kick off our event in Austin!
9:00am

Networking Breakfast

ALL-NEW FORMAT! This year, we're making breakfast truly the most important meal of the day! Be sure to join the group at 9:00am for a networking breakfast, with assigned tables that ensure everyone has the opportunity to meet new people.

Location: Atrium of the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
10:00am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session & Introductions

Presented by Mitch Litvak, The L.A. Office
Sessions during the day will take place in the Bridge Ballroom at the Omni Austin Hotel.

11:00am

Morning Break

Sponsored by The Marketing Store

11:20am

Morning Sessions Continue

12:15pm

Group Lunch

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

2:30pm

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by TPNTPN

3:00pm

Afternoon Sessions continue

6:15pm

Thursday Night Reception

Location: TBD

7:30-10:00pm

Thursday Night Dinner & After Party

Location: TBD

9:00am

Networking Breakfast

NEW FORMAT! Once again, networking starts at 9:00am! Tables will be assigned so everyone has the opportunity to meet new people.

10:00am

Morning Sessions Begin: Opening Session

10:00am

Brand Sessions Begin

11:15am

Morning Break

12:00pm

Group Lunch

Located in the Vista Ballroom at the Hutton Hotel.

1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions Resume

3:00pm

Friday Happy Hour(s) and Reception

9:00 - 11:00am

Saturday Morning, Farewell Brunch

With so many marketers coming to Austin for the first time, we added a special Farewell Brunch so attendees have one last change to network with eachother before they leave. Lunch will be very casual and if you are traveling with a guest, your guest is welcome to attend too!

Location and Travel

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown


Venue

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

700 San Jacinto Blvd

Austin, TX 78701

Additional details

Room reservations are now being accepted!
To reserve your room at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, please follow this link to take advantage of the special rate provided to registered attendees of the 2022 Brand Partnership Forum: $289 per night for Run of House rooms and $369 per night for a one-bedroom suite.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This hotel block is for registered attendees only, and attendees may only reserve one room within the event block. Reservations for guests or non-attendees in the event hotel block will not be permitted.

 

While limited, there will be some rooms available before and after the Forum. Looking for things to do in Austin? Click here.

Pricing & Registration

Limited availability Get your Conference Tickets early

Invitations are only extended to Client-Side Brand Marketers as well as Entertainment & Non-Profit Members of The L.A. Office Corporate Membership Program and event sponsors. No more than two attendees may participate from any company. To help provide maximum benefits to all of our attendees, quotas are set for each business category. Once quotas are met, additional registrations cannot be accepted from marketers in that category. If you are qualified to attend, please register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance. Additional registrations may be available after October 1st, 2022. To inquire about additional attendees, please email us.

If you work for a marketing agency, or you are involved in media sponsorships sales, advertising sales or consulting, please click here to request additional information about our sponsorship opportunities. All registrations are confirmed by The L.A. Office to ensure that all invitees meet the proper requirements.

All attendees receive a VIP Membership on MarketingPartnerships.com through December 31, 2022! Benefits of VIP Membership include the ability to browse our entire partnership database of over 1000 programs, contact information for current marketing opportunities, the ability to message all members on the site, and more. To see all the features of VIP membership here, please visit MarketingPartnerships.com or email us.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT US FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Pricing Plans

$1995

Regular Registration

Registration includes 1 ticket to the 2022 Forum (Nov. 2-4). This fee includes event materials, catered lunches on 11/3 & 11/4 as well as dinner on 11/3. Travel and accommodations are not included in the registration fee.

Email us at events@laoffice.com for additional registration information.. Click here to register.

$1595

Member Rate

Limited passes are available for Corporate Members. Please reach out to your L.A. Office representative or Email us at membership@laoffice.com. Travel and accommodations are not included in the registration fee.

For membership options, please click here. Discounts expire 10/1/2022.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you need to make any changes to your registration or have any questions, contact us at events@laoffice.com. Cancellations must be received at least ONE MONTH prior to the event in order to receive a credit to a future event for a $100 transfer fee. Please note that no credits 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 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 this 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 this event 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 one month 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.

Corporate Sponsors

Bonterra Organic Estates

As a Certified B Corporation, Bonterra Organic Estates (formerly Fetzer Vineyards) is grounded in the transformational goals of regenerative business. Since our founding, we have been driven by excellence, innovation and longstanding commitments to the environment and responsible business practices. The Bonterra portfolio includes California-based winery, Bonterra Organic Estates, and our commercial arm, Viña Concha y Toro USA.

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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.

Kellogg's

Kellogg Company strives to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Keebler®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® and more. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg's® Better Days global purpose platform.

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!

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.

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 2022 Brand Partnership Forum.

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 2022 Brand Partnership Forum.

Visit St. Jude

Special Activity Hosts

A+E Networks

Description coming soon.

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Fandango

Description coming soon.

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Fremantle

Description coming soon.

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Gold Sponsors

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

Special Thanks to all of our Major Sponsors & Partners